Have you heard the fantastic news?!?!?! Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express at Universal Orlando will be opening July 8th! Excuse me while I search for cheap flights to Orlando every day for the rest of my life. Really though, for any and all of us who grew up reading the Harry Potter books religiously and waiting for each movie to come out, the world we imagined is finally complete. I couldn’t contain my excitement for Hogsmeade and Hogwarts when it was created and I finally got to go, so why would this be any different?
I have kind of been following the progress of the attraction since it started, because obviously I need to plan way ahead for a vacation. When I heard that Jimmy Fallon was taking the Tonight Show to Orlando for a week in June, I got really suspicious and had a feeling he would be there in time for the opening. Lo and behold, they make the annoucement this week while he’s there. All week Diagon Alley has been doing media previews (what I would do to be running around down there with Jimmy Fallon and the cast of Harry Potter), so naturally I’ve been stalking all corners of the internet. But leave it to Jimmy to have my favorite bit.
Bonus from Jimmy’s week in Orlando…this kills me. I love roller coasters and have been on this one. It’s quite fun actually. I was laughing through this whole video.
Bonus bonus…The Roots are Jimmy’s house band and he tortured them too. I’m dead.
In conclusion, I love Jimmy Fallon. And I’m so excited for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to be complete! Time to start planning a vacation!