Diagon Alley has soft opening at Universal Orlando

Area opens, but Gringotts ride closed until July 8 grand opening

ORLANDO, Fla. - Sky 6 was over the scene for the soft opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley area.

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The area is open but the ride "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts" is not.

There are currently limited hours of operation for the Hogwarts Express.

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The area is expected to fully open during its grand opening on July 8.

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