David Brown

Published: November 5, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Instead been looking at the concept art for Diagonal Alley. The one thing I don't see being built at the moment is the tall 'Dragon Tower'. Is that just conceptual fantasy or is their a surprise up Universal's sleeve?
Jay R.

Published: November 5, 2013 at 2:38 PM

"Mickey's Very Cranberry Thanksgiving Party".

LOL!! I couldn't even read the rest of the article!!! I think Robert needs to name all new potential holiday parades for Disney....that was hilarious!

Jack Hammond

Published: November 5, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Extremely excited about Diagon Alley. It might even make me prefer USF over IOA!
And for the record, I would certainly rather have jail time, than be banned from heaven (Disneyland).
Manny Barron

Published: November 5, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Just out of curiousity, how does Disney or any theme park enforce keeping a certain person out of their park like the situation this man is facing?

It's not like they look everyone up as they are crossing the turnstiles.

James Rao

Published: November 5, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Banned from all Disney parks or just Disneyland? I really don't think I want to go to jail. Ever. My Jack Sparrow guyliner would make things uncomfortable for me! ;)

As for the Thanksgiving question: absolutely agree with you. I love Thanksgiving. It is my favorite meal...errr...holiday of the year. The Christmas season should not start until December 1. But I also think Halloween starts way too early...October 1, folks, not just after Labor Day!


Published: November 5, 2013 at 6:53 PM

The dragon at the entrance of Gringotts will be the last element to go on. It's sits atop the front fa├žade of the entrance and will be perched high enough to see from across the lagoon.

From the concept art, it looks like the Knight Bus will be right off the lagoon near the main entrance....

I find it hard to believe this will all be finished before August 2014, still waiting for an official opening day before I book our trip.

James Trexen

Published: November 5, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Are we sure there's even going to be a dragon outside? Universal doesn't exactly have a solid track record when it comes to animatronics and one of this size and subject to conditions such as inclement weather really makes it a risky gamble. Gringotts should be a fine exterior, with or without a dragon.
Stevo B

Published: November 5, 2013 at 9:53 PM

It really upsets me that they were so hard on this kid who was just "playing the game" that many other cast members played. As for the banned-for-life, bull. He could easily pay for ticket and walk into the park, no questions asked unless another cast member recognizes him and turns him in, which I believe no one who do.