Universal reveals more entertainment options for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
Published: June 4, 2014 at 2:16 PM
Live shows have been part of the original Wizarding World in Islands of Adventure, with the Frog Choir and Tri-Wizard Spirit Rally. Diagon Alley will continue that tradition with two new shows its own, both to play in the Carkitt Market area, near the Gringotts ride exit.
The marketplace shows might resemble the live performances "Muggle World" visitors find in places such as London's Covent Garden, long a tourist favorite for free performances by a wide variety of talented musicians and performers. The two main shows in Carkitt Market will be a performance of two of "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" first told in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: "The Tale of the Three Brothers" and "The Fountain of Fair Fortune." Universal's press releases says that "this trunk show uses scenic pieces, props and puppetry fabricated by Emmy-award-winning designer Michael Curry."
The second Carkitt Market will be a live concert by "The Singing Sorceress: Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees," Molly Weasley's favorite band, known for such Wizarding hits as "A Cauldron Full Of Hot, Strong Love."
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Outside Diagon Alley, the Wizarding World will gets version of a character meet and greet, with the Knight Bus Conductor and Shrunken Head interacting with guests and posing for photos.
Universal also is reviving its rival's old "Disney Dollars" concept with the Gringotts Money Exchange, where a goblin will help you change your Muggle money into Wizarding Bank Notes, good for purchases in either Wizarding World, as well as elsewhere throughout the two Universal Orlando theme parks.
We will be at Diagon Alley for its preview event on June 18-19, with full coverage for you here on Theme Park Insider.