Universal Studios is going all out with Diagon Alley. Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour will offer Earl Grey and Lavender, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Chocolate Chili, Clotted Cream, Salted Caramel Blondie, Apple Crumble, Strawberry and Peanut-Butter, Orange Marmalade and even a soft-serve ice-cream flavor of Butterbeer. The Leaky Cauldron will feature British fare such as bangers and mash, toad in a hole, ploughman’s lunch, fisherman stew, and fish and chips. Eternelle’s Elixir of Refreshment cart will offer elixirs such as Draught of Peace, Babbling Beverage, Elixir to Induce Euphoria and Fire Protection Potion which when added to Gillywater makes for magical things to happen. Elsewhere you will find pastries, scones, tarts and sweet cakes.
This will be the first amusement park to offer transportation between two parks where the stations are inside the parks. At WDW you have to exit the park to take a boat or monorail to another park. Each direction of travel offers a different view including Hagrid on his flying motorbike, the Weasley twins on their brooms and the Knight Bus darting through London traffic. Diagon Alley and Wizarding World of Harry Potter are located at the furthest end of their respective park entrances so this can mean walking through one park and out another for a two park Potter packed experience. Guests must have a two park ticket good for that day or an annual pass good on that day.
The details are down to the tiniest details. Guest may speak with the conductor of the Knight Bus while he speaks to a shrunken head. Gringott’s and Ollivanders: Makers of Fine Wands since 382 BC, are two shops that will make one think they were in the actual Harry Potter movies. At Carkitt Market you will be able to hear The Tales of Beedle the Bard as told by troupe of four from the Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts. Keep a watch for Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees who will perform never heard songs.
My name is Laurie Smith and I have lived in Kissimmee, FL since March, 2012, so that I could learn about WDW and help people enjoy WDW. I love to watch cooking shows so I can learn about food. I love exploring new places, eating out, cooking, helping people, and playing online games. I have been going to Disney parks since 1960.