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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Diagon Alley Dragon installed at Universal Orlando

Posted By on Sun, May 25, 2014 at 12:51 PM

click to enlarge The Diagon Alley dragon has been installed at Universal Orlando's new Wizarding World (photo via @HateToFly)
  • The Diagon Alley dragon has been installed at Universal Orlando's new Wizarding World (photo via @HateToFly)

The Diagon Alley dragon has been installed at Universal Orlando's new Wizarding World (photo via @HateToFly)

 

We are still a few weeks away from the June debut of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley expansion at Universal Orlando, but yesterday the crowning jewel of the new attraction was installed in the form of an enormous fire-breathing dragon, which will perch above the area's signature Gringotts ride. Several local fans, including Amusement Buzz and our friend Hate To Fly, were on hand to capture the Diagon Alley dragon being lowered into his new home.

click to enlarge Photo via @AmusementBuzz
  • Photo via @AmusementBuzz

Photo via @AmusementBuzz

 

click to enlarge Photo via @HateToFly
  • Photo via @HateToFly

Photo via @HateToFly

 

click to enlarge Photo via @HateToFly
  • Photo via @HateToFly

Photo via @HateToFly

 

The website Pixels At The Parks chartered a helicopter flight over the resort and captured some amazing arial shots of the dragon and the rest of Diagon Alley. To check out more of these bird's-eye photos, head over to this website for a gallery with many more:

click to enlarge Photo courtesy Pixels At The Parks
  • Photo courtesy Pixels At The Parks

Photo courtesy Pixels At The Parks

 

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