Sunday, May 11, 2014

Potter: Diagon Alley: More Concrete Opening Date Info -Win Tickets, First look Gringotts, Hogwarts Express and London Facade

With the imminent approach of the Diagon Alley Florida opening (at the Wizarding World of harry Potter Theme Park of course) more and more about it starts to surface. Loews Hotels Chairman Jonathan Tisch has revealed a "mid-June" opening.

Firstly some concept design of the Hogwarts express ride has been revealed including which shows us Carkitt Market, London and new angles of the London facade and waterfront as part of the design. Some Cornish Pixies have also popped up in front of Madam Puddifoots Tea Shop at the theme park. Images are in the gallery.

A preview video, including interviews with Dale Mason, VP of Creative Design, and Thierry Coup, SVP, Creative Studio, Universal Parks & Resorts is below:

All Around Orlando also has a video of the construction so far of the London Fa├žade:

The Today Show are giving away Grand Opening Tickets with clues beginning May 13th, details below:
Enter here and you could win a trip to Universal Orlando® Resort to be a part of The Grand Opening Celebration at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™. Universal Orlando

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Answer does not affect chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Open only to permanent, legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 or older as of the beginning of the Sweepstakes Period. Sweepstakes runs from 5/13/14 at 8:00:00 A.M. ET to 5/19/14 at 7:59:59 A.M. ET. Limit one (1) entry per person/email address/day. Prize restrictions apply. To enter, and for full Official Rules and prize details, go to HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s14)
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PRIZE: There will be twenty five ( 25 ) prizes awarded (“Prize” or “Prizes” ) with one (1) Prize to each Winner . Each Prize will consist of the following: a trip for the W inner and up to three (3) guests (“ Guest” or “Guests”) to Orlando, Florida (“Trip”) for the grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley ™ at Universal Studios Florida® (“ Grand Opening ”) . Trip consists of the following elements: roundtrip coach class air transportation for Winner and up to three (3) Guests from a major commercial airport near Winner’s residence (as determined in Prize Provider’s sole discretion) to Orlando, Florida ; standard hotel accommodations for three (3) consecutive nights (single room/ quadruple occupancy /room and tax only ) (“Hotel”) ; 3 the opportunity for Winner and up to three (3) Guests to attend a live broadcast of the TODAY Show, scheduled to take place during the Grand Opening (“ Broadcast”) ; 3 Park Unlimited P ***** to Universal Studios Florida®, Universal's Islands of Adventure® and Wet 'n Wild® for Winner and up to three (3) Guests ; non - exclusive ground transportation between the parks and Hotel for Winner and up to three (3) Guests ; Blue Man Group tickets for Winner and up to three (3) Guests , for a date and time as determined by Prize Provider in its sole discretion; Universal Express Passes for Winner and up to three (3) Guests ; and roundtrip ground transportation between Orlando - area airport and Hotel for Winner and up to three (3) Guests . Prize is subject to certain terms and restrictions, as specified by issuer. Winners and Guest s must be able to travel during a specified travel period to coincide with the grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™ at Universal Studios Florida® , as determined by Prize Provider in its sole discretion . Winners will be notified in May 2014 of the exact dates of the travel period. If a W inner is unable to travel during the specified travel period, prize will be forfeited. If Winner is under twenty - one (21) years of age, then at least one (1) of his/her Guests must be twenty - one (21) years of age or older in order to check into Hotel .

The show also revealed a first look video from Gringotts:

And another first look at Gringotts is below:

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