Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Harry Potter And The Escape From Gringotts Details Revealed

Image Credit: UOR

ORLANDO, Florida --  Universal Orlando Resort revealed details about Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts – the new attraction found in the heart of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. 

Universal Orlando Resort  said in a release that this next generation thrill ride seamlessly integrates a compilation of the most innovative technology ever created, 360-degree themed sets, 4K digital high-definition animation, state-of-the-art 3-D Infitec projection systems and live special effects with beloved characters and breathtaking moments from the Harry Potter books and films.

Imagine being part of the iconic moment from the Harry Potter film series where Harry, Ron and Hermione break into one of the most guarded places in the wizarding world – Gringotts bank – to retrieve a magical object that will help defeat Lord Voldemort. You’ve seen the action on-screen, and now you get to be part of it.  

This video, released by Universal Orlando Resort on May 13th, goes behind the scenes and gives a glimpse of what riders can expect this experience this summer.

During an action-packed, fully-immersive journey on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, you will:

• Marvel at the 60-foot, fire-breathing Ukrainian Ironbelly dragon atop Gringotts Wizarding Bank

• Tour Gringotts bank and pass through the marble hall where you’ll see goblins hard at work

• Race through a labyrinth of underground Gringotts vaults

• Encounter the villainous Death Eater, Bellatrix Lestrange, as she attempts to send you to your doom
• Come face to face with He Who Must Not Be Named
• Experience even more mind-blowing moments

“Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts will change the way you think about theme park attractions,” said Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative. “We’ve created an entirely new type of ride that propels guests into the story like never before, and guests will remember it long after their visit to Diagon Alley.”

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley will bring even more of Harry Potter’s adventures to life. The new area will double the size of the sweeping land already found at Universal Orlando, expanding the spectacularly themed environment across both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Inside the land, guests will enjoy themed shops, dining experiences and the groundbreaking thrill ride – Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.