The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Diagon Alley is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando. Scheduled to open in 2014, presumably in time for the summer crowds, the addition will feature a Leaky Cauldron restaurant, Gringotts Wizarding Bank indoor roller coaster, and shops, of course.

This comes of the heels of the April 23rd official announcement that Harry Potter is also coming to Universal Studios Hollywood. The California site is 1/2 the size of the Florida site, so the West Coast version is not expected to be as large (and will not feature the Dragon Challenge dueling coaster). The opening date remains a secret but estimates have it opening by 2016. Work begins late this summer and the original theme park took 2 1/2 years to build.