Thursday, May 8, 2014

Universal Orlando Releases First Look Inside Gringott's Bank

This video was released by Universal Orlando today, giving us a first look at a part of the new Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts, the mega-attraction that will be the centerpiece of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley.

The short clip shows off several of the goblins that will be located inside the main hall of the attraction, which takes riders well past the characters on a thrilling journey deep inside the vaults of the bank. 

I believe these guys will be seen as part of the queue for the ride, though I'm not positive.  What I am positive about is how awesome they look!  If you've seen the films you know how impressive Gringotts Bank is, and I'm so pleased that the park went with full animatronics rather than some sort of projection effect.  Especially such high quality animatronics!

As for when we can all get in line and see the goblins in person, it sounds like mid-June is the target, at least according to the Chairman of Lowes Hotels.