If you’re looking for an entertainment destination with something to offer for the entire family, you need to look no further than Universal Studios Florida® in Orlando, especially if there’s some Harry Potter ™ fans in your group. With the Universal Orlando® Diagon Alley opening July 8th, it’s time to make your Orlando vacation plans.

Soon to be complete is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™ – “Two Exciting Lands Creating One Unforgettable Experience!”. This is the new theme tying the old with the new at Universal Orlando. vacation rentals near diagon alleyvacation rentals near diagon alleyvacation rentals near diagon alley

Already open at Universal’s Islands of Adventure® is The Charming Village of HOGSMEADE™ where you can experience the thrilling ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journeysoaring high above the castle, and then take a stroll through the corridors of Hogwarts!

Diagon Alley Opening Summer 2014

Opening this summer at Universal Studios Florida® is Diagon Alley™, where you can walk through the streets of London and visit famous wizarding haunts just as Harry Potter did such as the Gringotts™ bank, and then get ready to take on a brand new ride! This is the $400 million Diagon Alley opening July 8th which will double the size of the existing Harry Potter attraction.

Then it’s all aboard The Hogwarts™ Express! Scheduled to arrive this summer … the train that will connect the two parks going between London’s King’s Cross Station and Hogsmeade Station! Various characters await you as you travel through the British countryside! Riders will need Park-to-Park admission, so log on now to www.UniversalOrlando.com to learn all the details and start planning your trip.

Also open now is TRANSFORMERS THE RIDE – 3D for all the thrill seekers in your group! Featuring “groundbreaking HD 3D media and flight simulation technology, this epic ride will make you lose sight of the difference between fiction and reality.”*

Don’t forget Spider-Man™ now in high def 3-D animation! Better than ever before!

After you’ve worked up an appetite from all the rides …

Stroll on over to Universal CityWalk® where you can endulge yourself at the many great Universal restaurants including Hard Rock Cafe®, Bob Marley’s, Jimmy Buffet’s, and Emeril’s Restaurant Orlando.

If you are looking to vacation in Orlando and be near Universal and Harry Potter, the pros at Orlando Vacation Homes 360 (OVH 360) have some great vacation condo options at Vista Cay. Read our full Vista Cay resort review. The Vista Cay condos are located within 5 miles of the Universal Orlando theme park and the Harry Potter attractions.

Give the guest services team at OVH 360 a call at 888-826-0551 to book your vacation rental or simply to ask questions. Check our online availability above by entering your preferred arrival and departure dates along with the size of vacation rental needed. Hurry while the best condo rental options are available ahead of the Diagon Alley opening at Universal Studios Orlando.

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