The new Harry Potter area opening at Universal Orlando Resort this summer, called Diagon Alley, will offer fans a Gringotts bank thrill ride, along with more than a half-dozen eateries and shops selling wands and other souvenirs.
The new ride, Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts, described as Diagon Alley’s marquee attraction, will be an indoor ride through Gringotts’ bank vaults. A park spokesman said other kinds of experiences to be offered in Diagon Alley will be announced later.
Universal executives described the rich level of detail at Diagon Alley as “theatrical reality,” with shops selling souvenirs drawn from the Harry Potter books, such as supplies for Quidditch, a game played on broomsticks.
In addition to a previously announced eatery called the Leaky Cauldron, Diagon Alley will include Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour, where fans can nosh on Harry Potter’s favorite ice cream.
Among other shops in Diagon Alley:
Borgin and Burke’s, a shop devoted to dark arts that sells masks, skulls and other sinister items.
Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions, where park visitors can buy Hogwarts school uniform ties, scarves and jumpers, wizard’s robes and character costumes.
Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, where folks can buy telescopes, binoculars, armillary spheres, compasses, magnifying glasses and hourglasses.
Quality Quidditch Supplies, for Quidditch sweaters, brooms, Golden Snitches, Bludgers, Bludger bats and Quaffles — all items used to play the game featured in the book and movie.
Scribbulus, which will sell feather quills, ink and inkwells, bookmarks, journals, parchment paper, seals, stationery sets and postcards.

The new Harry Potter area opening at Universal Orlando Resort this summer, called Diagon Alley, will offer fans a Gringotts bank thrill ride, along with more than a half-dozen eateries and shops selling wands and other souvenirs.

The new ride, Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts, described as Diagon Alley’s marquee attraction, will be an indoor ride through Gringotts’ bank vaults. A park spokesman said other kinds of experiences to be offered in Diagon Alley will be announced later.

Universal executives described the rich level of detail at Diagon Alley as “theatrical reality,” with shops selling souvenirs drawn from the Harry Potter books, such as supplies for Quidditch, a game played on broomsticks.

In addition to a previously announced eatery called the Leaky Cauldron, Diagon Alley will include Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour, where fans can nosh on Harry Potter’s favorite ice cream.

Among other shops in Diagon Alley:

Borgin and Burke’s, a shop devoted to dark arts that sells masks, skulls and other sinister items.

Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions, where park visitors can buy Hogwarts school uniform ties, scarves and jumpers, wizard’s robes and character costumes.

Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, where folks can buy telescopes, binoculars, armillary spheres, compasses, magnifying glasses and hourglasses.

Quality Quidditch Supplies, for Quidditch sweaters, brooms, Golden Snitches, Bludgers, Bludger bats and Quaffles — all items used to play the game featured in the book and movie.

Scribbulus, which will sell feather quills, ink and inkwells, bookmarks, journals, parchment paper, seals, stationery sets and postcards.

herroharrypotter:


tetronix:

OK AT THIS POINT I AM CONVINCED THAT TRELAWNEY IS A 100% LEGIT SEER
you know what else
in greek mythology there was a seer named Cassandra who was given her powers by the god Apollo, and Apollo later cursed her so that nobody would believe any of her prophecies, which all turned out to be true, when she refused to sleep with him.
what’s trelawney’s great-grandmother’s name? CASSANDRA.
CAN WE ALL APPRECIATE TRELAWNEY RIGHT NOW



Can we all appreciate the detailed effort JK Rowling puts into her novels?

herroharrypotter:

tetronix:

OK AT THIS POINT I AM CONVINCED THAT TRELAWNEY IS A 100% LEGIT SEER

you know what else

in greek mythology there was a seer named Cassandra who was given her powers by the god Apollo, and Apollo later cursed her so that nobody would believe any of her prophecies, which all turned out to be true, when she refused to sleep with him.

what’s trelawney’s great-grandmother’s name? CASSANDRA.

CAN WE ALL APPRECIATE TRELAWNEY RIGHT NOW

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Can we all appreciate the detailed effort JK Rowling puts into her novels?

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-sharkbites:

thecutestofthecute:

Even though Hotdiggitydogblog is not here anymore, we will always appreciate the happiness and the joy that Max and his owners had shared with us. You and your goofy smile will not be forgotten Max!

WHAT A CUTIE

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larrycoincidences:

whenever i get low on money i start thinking really irrationally like what if i hadn’t spent that $10 back in 2004 

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thescienceofjohnlock:

My daughter watched Resident Evil and said that if you can get zombie dogs, you must be able to get zombies of any animal.

Then she giggled and said “Zombie whales”.

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thehealthywarrior:

Britain’s first black marchioness

Okay y’all. 

This is: Emma McQuiston

And as that says, she’s this first black marchioness Britain has ever had. 

But she’s not the only black royal

but THIS IS A BIG DEAL.

plus she’s getting snubbed like big time. The groom’s father didn’t even come. And she said things like: 

she has been snubbed by the British elite because of her ethnicity and background

SO REBLOG IT, CAUSE SHE’S GORGEOUS AND EVERYONE SHOULD LOVE HER.

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uhbenedict:

i got 99 problems and hot british men are all of them

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daftlypunk:

i hit my coworkers shoulder lightly and he was like “you’re going to make me cry like a girl” and i was like “what’s wrong with being a girl?” and he was quiet for a moment then he looked into the distance and whispered “the social standards they’re forced to live by”

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