New Harry Potter attraction opens at Florida theme park

July 8, 2014 3:25 PM

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New Harry Potter attraction opens at Florida theme park

(Reuters) - The new Harry Potter attraction at Universal Orlando opened in Florida on Tuesday to crowds of fans eager to be among the first to experience the theme park's Diagon Alley expansion based on J.K. Rowling's books and the popular films about the boy wizard.

Fans were warned that the line for the signature ride, "Escape from Gringotts," involved a five-hour wait, according to local media reports. Crowds began gathering outside Universal Orlando overnight for the official opening to the public. The first visitors were greeted by a red carpet, music and c...

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