Best Overall Video Review of Diagon Alley

Our lead videos right now is from Attractions Magazine, but a shorter follow up comes in at second place from Theme Park Insider.
Take a video tour of Diagon Alley and get to meet the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

  1. Visit Gringotts Bank
  2. Visit the shopping area of Carkitt Market
  3. Honeydukes, Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes, Florian Fortescue’s and more.
  4. Take a look into the dark streets of Diagon Alley.
  5. Head to King’s Cross Station and see the brick wall illusion in action!

Attractions Magazine also comes in joint first with this very well produced overview of Diagon Alley!


Best Diagon Alley Official Opening Day Videos (July 8th)


Best Hogwarts Express Video Review

Take a trip aboard the Hogwarts Express with Theme Park Insider – Robert Niles!
The quality of the videos inside the Hogwarts Express carriages are all a little dark, due mainly to the scenes showing on the ‘windows’ of the railway carriages as you head off on your short but fascinating journey from Kings’ Cross Station’s Platform 9¾.

When we initially saw the attraction for the very first time, we were very much taken aback, partly because the thing was just so ‘ordinary and real’!  We don’t mean that in any negative sense whatsoever, it’s a tribute to the detailing that Universal have adopted for the journey, and let’s not forget, a rather amazing way to get across the rather dull looking backlot that really exists between Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios!

Sheer Genius!

A further video with the Weasley’s is well worth watching, although the muted audio on the attraction is a bit misleading.  It is much more interesting in real life!


Best Video of Diagon Alley’s Dragon Breathing Fire!

Now this is a show stopper!
How cool is this, not only in Diagon Alley, but it can actually be seen from several other areas of the park.  No news about how often it will ignite, but we can expect it to be quite often!  Judging by the sound, a few kids might jump out of their skins when it goes off!


Best Escape From Gringotts Video

From Universal, this is a great insight into what to expect on the Escape from Gringotts attraction!
Escape From Gringotts Ride with Night Vision SPOILER ALERT View Video Here


Best Diagon Alley Street Performance Videos

The Tales of Beedle the Bard (JK ROWLING)

A thrilling street play depicting the tragic but family friendly tale of the of Three Brothers and their encounter with a cloak of invisibility.


Best Comedy Video For Diagon Alley (Contains Light Adult Humor)

Here’s our favorite funny Diagon Alley, from the Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show, screened from Universal Studios in June 2014.


Best aerial video of Diagon Alley


The Three Official Universal Webcasts form the Media Preview Event
(Including the Hogwarts Express Video also shown in this post)

We will keep adding the best Diagon Alley Videos to our blog post over the coming weeks, so please let us know if you’ve got any great suggestions!