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Universal Orlando to Expand Harry Potter Theme Park

The new section is scheduled to open in 2014


orlandoharrypotterattractionNext year, Harry Potter devotees will have more adventures to explore at a theme park attraction dedicated to the stories in J.K. Rowling’s line of children’s books.

On Wednesday, Comcast‘s (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Universal Orlando Resort said it is expanding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, adding new attractions, including a section based on the books’ “Diagon Alley” setting. The new area, which will be connected to the rest of the Harry Potter section by a train called the Hogwarts Express, is scheduled to open in 2014, the Associated Press noted.

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Universal Orlando opened the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2010. The Diagon Alley section, which will offer a restaurant and shopping in addition to Harry Potter attractions, will be built on the former site of the park’s Jaws-themed ride.

The company is collaborating with the designers to help Time Warner‘s (NYSE:TWX) Warner Bros. recreate the imagery from the Harry Potter movies for the attraction.

Shares of Comcast in fell about 1% Thursday midday trading.

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