Tuesday theme park news round-up: Diagon Alley, Disney & SeaWorld videos, plus a new Discussion Forum

January 21, 2014, 3:07 PM · Universal Orlando has released another teaser video for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, opening in June at Universal Studios Florida.

Universal will unveil more details about the new land in a webcast on Thursday morning. Check here on Theme Park Insider for coverage and a wrap-up of the webcast.

Disney's showing a bit more about the development of its new "Festival of Fantasy" Parade, stepping off this spring at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

If you've visited SeaWorld San Diego, you've seen the construction as the park rebuilds its entrance for its 50th anniversary. The new "Explorer's Reef" debuted March 21. Here's the park's latest promotional video:

Finally, some Theme Park Insider site news. If you haven't yet heard, this morning we debuted a new Discussion Forum. You no longer have to wait for an editor to approve new discussions — they'll go live immediately. And that's just one of the improvements to our new forum. (Here's an overview.) If you've got a question, a trip report, or an observation you'd like to share with your fellow theme park fans, please go ahead and start a new discussion. We think our readers are one of the best communities online and we hope you will make good use of our new forum.

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January 21, 2014 at 9:19 PM · I'm so excited for the all the Potter details and concept art to be released this Thursday!
January 22, 2014 at 10:31 AM · Maybe if Disney had not been so concerned about trying to extract as much money as possible from visitors they could have used some of the money from FP+ and have Avatar almost complete if not complete and Star Wars well under construction. I found it amusing that Universal is releasing teasers about the new HP attraction and Disney is giving us a behind look at how they do parades.

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