USA Today has an exclusive first look at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley expansion! Now fans can discover what awaits them in the Gringotts lobby, pick your favorite flavor of Florean Fortescue’s ice cream, and get excited for what might be the coolest park entrance of all time:
Craig and the team set out to knock the socks off of Potter fans in every way possible, with theming that begins even before you enter. For starters, the parklike area in front of the London facade houses the three-story Knight Bus from the films. And, yes, there’s a shrunken head that talks with onlookers.
Then, in true Potter fashion, you must transition from the real world to the magical world by traveling through the brick wall at King’s Cross station.
“It’s a very cool trick,” Gilmore says. “One at a time, you do your run. It’s basically so insane. Everybody’s going to want to do it many times.
Check out these new photos from the park: