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Diagon Alley July 8th Opening Plus New Details

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2014, 03:29 PM

It finally happened. After two years of construction, months of guessing at dates, and weeks of false positives, Universal Orlando has finally given us an official opening date. The Today Show aired the announcement this morning, ahead of the red carpet event happening tonight. It's finally official:Continued...

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Video: Magic Windows in Diagon Alley Expansion

Posted by: Mel
June 17, 2014, 09:20 PM

As part of the Diagon Alley expansion, Universal will be selling wands that guests can use to cast spells around the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. When standing in certain areas, using the wands will result in a magical reaction in the Diagon Alley storefronts. Watch Bonnie Wright and JamesContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Supports "Better Together" Campaign

Posted by: Catherine
June 11, 2014, 08:09 AM

J.K. Rowling tweeted (noting that there is a new profile picture on her twitter) this morning that she had posted an explanation, on her website, for why she supported the Better Together Campaign. The Better Together Campaign supports one side of a referendum, occurring on September 18, that willContinued...

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Quidditch World Cup '14 Quarter Finals: Japan vs. Nigeria

Posted by: Mel
June 10, 2014, 08:40 PM

The results for the Japan versus Nigeria quarter finals match are now available to read on Pottermore. Additionally, news on the return of Liechtenstein's mascot, Hans the augury, was posted last night in the Daily Prophet section of Pottermore.

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Food Options in Diagon Alley Expansion Revealed

Posted by: Mel
June 09, 2014, 08:44 PM

More details on what you can expect to eat - and drink! - at the Diagon Alley expansion at Universal Studios Florida have been revealed. The menu for the Leaky Cauldron appears to be traditional British fare, while the drink options veer more into the magical and fantastical. Read here or below forContinued...

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Pottermore's USA vs Liechtenstein Quarter Final Results

Posted by: Catherine
June 08, 2014, 10:11 AM

Pottermore has posted the result for June 8th Quidditch World Cup quarter finals between the United States and Liechtenstein. Mrs. Ginny Potter also reported breaking news on a kidnapping as apart of the celebration by the victors of this match. Take a look at the Daily Profit on PottermoreContinued...

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Quidditch World Cup '14 Quarter Finals: Bulgaria vs. Norway

Posted by: Mel
June 06, 2014, 08:50 PM

The results of the very brief match between Bulgaria and Norway are now available to read on Pottermore. Go to the Daily Prophet section to see which team is advancing.

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Michael Gambon to Star in "The Casual Vacancy" Mini-Series

Posted by: Mel
June 06, 2014, 08:48 PM

Harry Potter film alum Michael Gambon will be portraying Howard Mollison in the BBC adaptation of J. K. Rowling's novel, "The Casual Vacancy." Simon McBurney, who voiced Kreacher in "Deathly Hallows" will also be starring in the mini-series:

Dumbledore and J.K. Rowling are reunited once again!Continued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Draco Malfoy!

Posted by: Mel
June 05, 2014, 08:45 PM

June 5th marks the birthday of Draco Malfoy! Please join Leaky in wishing a happy birthday to our favorite Slytherin student.

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More Released about Entertainment in Universal's Diagon Alley

Posted by: Catherine
June 04, 2014, 09:52 PM

Universal Orlando Theme Parks has released more information about entertainment experiences that will be hosted at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley. Two shows will be exclusively featured in the park. The first is a puppeteer performance of two stories from the TalesContinued...

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Ten Year Anniversary of the Premiere of "Prisoner of Azkaban"

Posted by: Mel
June 04, 2014, 08:55 PM

Today marks the ten year anniversary of the day "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" was released in theatres in the US. It marked the first change in directors - from Chris Columbus to Alfonso Cuaron - and was also the first Harry Potter film to be shown in IMAX, as well as theContinued...

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Quidditch World Cup '14 Quarter Finals: Brazil vs. Wales

Posted by: Mel
June 04, 2014, 08:42 PM

The quarter finals of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup have begun! Head over to the Daily Prophet section of Pottermore to see who advanced in the Brazil versus Wales match.

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J.K. Rowling tweets about release of "The Silkworm", Plus Exclusive Excerpt

Posted by: Catherine
June 04, 2014, 04:56 PM

As reported previously, Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling's "very, very close author friend", is releasing The Silkworm on June 19. The Silkworm is the second crime novel in Galbraith/Rowling's Cormoron Strike mystery series. With the approach of the release date, J.K. RowlingContinued...

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Announcing the Leaky Sweepstakes to Preview Universal Diagon Alley!

Posted by: Melissa
June 03, 2014, 06:11 PM

Can't wait to get to Diagon Alley this summer? Neither can we. And now we are happy to announce that Universal is sending a winner from the Leaky Cauldron and three of his or her friends to Universal Orlando Resort to check it out early. Entry is free and easy and all the info isContinued...

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Alfonso Cuaron Has No Plans to Direct "Fantastic Beasts"

Posted by: Mel
May 25, 2014, 08:43 PM

Unfortunately, rumors that Alfonso Cuaron would direct "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" turned out to be just that. The "Prisoner of Azkaban" director was recently interviewed about his upcoming projects and said that he currently has "no plans of any kind":

"It was a very beautifulContinued...

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