Universal Orlando announces grand opening details for Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida


Tomorrow is the big day! Universal Orlando will be officially opening Diagon Alley to the general public tomorrow morning. With huge crowds expected to show up to experience the all-new magical land, Universal Orlando has announced some details in regards to tomorrow’s Diagon Alley grand opening that will surely help guests plan their day at Universal Orlando tomorrow.


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If you’re looking to visit Diagon Alley tomorrow morning, you’ll want to arrive early. Universal Orlando has announced that their parking garages and transportation for their on-site hotel guests will begin at 5am. You’ll want to arrive a little earlier than 5am to get in line at the parking toll booth that way as soon as it opens you can park and head into CityWalk. We don’t suggest arriving extremely early as security may ask you to leave.

The grand opening ceremony will take place between 8am and 8:30am at Universal Studios Florida. All other attractions within Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure will open at 9am tomorrow morning. Guests who are staying on-site or who purchased a vacation packages will be elgible for early entry into Hogsmeade located inside Islands of Adventure. Beginning on July 9th, on-site hotel guests and guests with vacation packages will be able to use their early entry to Diagon Alley. Also beginning on July 9th, both theme parks will open at 8am through early August, which means on-site hotel guests and vacation package holders will be able to enter either land beginning at 7am.

Guests who wish to ride the Hogwarts Express can do so beginning at 9am on July 8th. All guests departing from London to Hogsmeade will need to wait in the Grand Opening queue line. Guests departing from Hogsmeade will need to wait in the Grand Opening queue line to experience Diagon Alley or will be asked to travel back to Hogsmeade. A park-to-park ticket is required to ride the Hogwarts Express and can be purchased at the train station if you don’t already have one.

If you’re not able to make it tomorrow, be sure to check out all of our Diagon Alley coverage by clicking here or view our collection of videos on YouTube:

For more information about Diagon Alley or to purchase tickets, visit the official website by clicking here.