Universal Announces Wizarding World Expansion
Universal finally announced the details associated with the expansion of Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida. Visitors can finally experience Diagon Alley when a slew of new shops will open as well as the most infamous shop in Knockturn Alley: Borgin and Burkes. This particular shop is said to feature shrunken heads.
According to Snitchseeker:
Aside from the Leaky Cauldron restaurant, previously announced shops include a three-story Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment (which will sell time turners, telescopes, binoculars, armillary spheres, compasses, magnifying glasses and hourglasses), Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour (which will offer Harry’s favorite peanut butter and strawberry ice cream, among other flavors to be announced) and Ollivanders wand shop, which will be larger than the existing Ollivanders annex in the Hogsmeade park in Islands of Adventure.
The new shops will include
Borgin and Burkes, the only shop announced so far for Knockturn Alley, will feature death eater masks, skulls, and other novelty items.
Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions, which will offer Hogwarts school ties, scarves and jumpers, wizard robes and character costumes.
Magical Menagerie, which will offer plush animals like owls and hippogriffs.
Quality Quidditch Supplies, where guests can buy Quidditch sweaters, brooms, snitches, bludger bats, quaffles, etc.
Scribbulus, which will sell feather quills, ink and inkwells, bookmarks, journals, parchment paper, seals, stationery sets and postcards.
This all sounds amazing, magical, and delicious! I just want to spend a week here and have my own water pump that churns out Butterbeer 24/7. Even better than that, more shops are expected to be announced when the park opens this Summer.
A live webcast of the announcement can be seen here.