Universal's new Harry Potter-Diagon Alley park: Butterbeer ice cream, 3-D thrill ride, 7 shops

  • by: TAMARA LUSH , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 19, 2014 - 4:00 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. — Harry Potter fans helped increase attendance by 50 percent at Universal Orlando Resort in the past few years, and interest in a second Harry Potter park opening there July 8 could keep numbers going up. But even if the new park doesn't lead to the surge in visitors that accompanied the original Harry Potter park, Universal's cash registers will surely be ringing.

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