Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Universal Unveils More "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts" Details!

Universal Studios Orlando reviled more information about the cornerstone attraction for the Diagon Alley expansion this morning, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, this morning.

The combination roller coaster/dark ride, will take visitors into the famed goblin bank as part of a tour, led by Bill Weasley, and then having to escape with Harry, Hermoine and Ron as their tour is a bit derailed.

While not completely a roller coaster, the 60ft drop and fast moving sections have warranted a 46" ride height requirement, which makes a little more friendly than the 48" that is Forbidden Journey. Riders will board cars that seat 12, much like Revenge of the Mummy, before they're taken throughout the twisting labyrinth beneath the famed bank. Featuring 360 degree screens, cutting edge 3-D animations, and a mix of live special effects such as smoke and fire, the ride seeks to immerse riders in a way like they've never been before.

From the very start riders will enter the full Gringotts lobby and then boarding the ride vehicles for a tour of the vaults and caverns beneath. All the while, Harry, Hermoine and Ron have been sneaking inside the bank to retrieve a Horcrux to aid in their battle with the dark lord, Voldemort. And of course, things go terribly wrong on the tour and riders find themselves noticed by Bellatrix. Setting off a wild journey culminating in a battle with Voldemort himself.

Here's a look behind the scenes of the ride that showcases a bit more of the details and of course, we have pictures, lots and lots of pictures of the goblins, sets and other things too!


And now for the pictures!