A first look at Harry Potter's London at Universal's new Wizarding World (photos and video by Seth Kubersky)
The big media blitz for Universal Orlando's new Wizarding World of Harry Potter-- Diagon Alley doesn't begin until next week, but guests at Universal Studios Florida got a sneak peek at the expansion's London waterfront facades without the construction walls that have covered the area since the Jaws ride was decommisioned. Barricades were removed overnight, so today I can bring you this first look at Harry Potter's London:
Keep in mind that just because construction walls are down doesn't mean you can get inside; apologetic employees were out in force to insist that Diagon Alley doesn't open until sometime "this summer." There is no opening date yet, and soft openings (or technical rehearsal) are not guaranteed to occur before then. No matter what, I'll be reporting live from inside the new area during the media event June 17-20. Until then, follow #PotterWatch and @skubersky on Twitter for the latest updates.