Friday, June 13, 2014

*UPDATE* Universal Orlando's Diagon Alley Opening Day Revealed - or Maybe Not

The wait is over as we finally have a confirmed opening date for Universal Orlando's massive Wizarding World Expansion, Diagon Alley.

I'm not quite sure who spotted it (though seem to be Parkscope and Orlando United) out there, but an official Universal website has the date listed. Diagon Alley will be opening to the public on June 30th, 2014.

Yeah, that's less than a month away here. Why there wasn't a bigger announcement, I can't say but in just 17 days they'll be opening their newest crown jewel for all to experience.

You can check out the full teaser for the event right here. While this isn't an official announcement, it's hard to disprove this one, so I'm pretty sure it's safe to say this is the date at this point.

UPDATE: Seems the folks at Universal are denying this leak is real. However, the link above to the animation is hosted on Universal web servers and I doubt they'd go through all that trouble and have the wrong date on it. But here's the official word:

I'm calling BS on that, but that's just me. We'll have to see just what they have to say in the next week or so. 

While we won't be there for the opening, we're hoping to get down later in the fall to see everything that Universal has put together for this one first hand! Stay tuned for more updates as we get 'em!