Yahoo Finance writer Morgan Korn was the envy of Harry Potterheads around the world this week when she got a sneak peek at Universal Orlando Resort’s new Diagon Alley attraction. The second installment of the hugely successful Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, Diagon Alley is scheduled to open to the public July 8, but Universal provided an early look to the media and select VIPs, including castmembers Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), and Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange)
Diagon Alley certainly has the magical pedigree: The shops, eateries, and cobblestone streets as envisioned by series author J.K. Rowling were designed and constructed by the same production crew that built the sets for the Warner Bros. movies. And its also got a marquee ride: a state-of-the-art roller coaster Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. Watch our video above to see what spells Diagon Alley is going to be casting this summer and then head over to Yahoo Finance to read the full report.