Universal’s Harry Potter World Receives New Additions

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Although Walt Disney World is known as the Most Magical Place on Earth, Universal Orlando Resort is home to plenty of magic itself.

After all, the Resort is home to not one, but two Harry Potter theme park areas. And once the upcoming Universal theme park Epic Universe opens, Universal Orlando Resort will host three Harry Potter theme park areas.

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Fans of the Harry Potter franchise found themselves enthralled with Islands of Adventures Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and Universal Studios Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley areas.

From Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey to Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts, each Harry Potter ride has taken Guests and finally given them a chance to enter the Wizarding World.

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Fans of the franchise are so dedicated, it’s difficult for something to change in these detailed areas of the theme parks without anyone noticing.

And in Universal Studios Florida, something has definitely changed.

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Universal Studios Florida is home to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. In this theme park area, the main attraction is the environment itself.

Multiple shops, shows, and special effects litter this absolutely massive area of the theme park, giving Guests a lot of reasons to pay attention to the details. So, it comes as no surprise to hear that one Guest noticed something new in this area:

New box props in Diagon?
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According to this social media post, new box props can be found within Diagon Alley and even Knockturn Alley, two areas in Universal Studios Florida’s Harry Potter land.

However, these box props are simply there to create extra special effects, such as special lighting and fog, during the Halloween Horror Nights events held in Universal Studios Florida.

Although it’s not a new attraction or offering, it’s still sure to add to the magic of the Harry Potter theme park area.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.