ORLANDO, Fla. (May 13, 2014) The centerpiece of the new Harry Potter-themed area at Universal Orlando Resort will take visitors into Gringotts bank to help retrieve a magical object, recreating a scene from the wildly popular book and movie series.
The ride, "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts,” and the themed area will open this summer, Universal executives announced Tuesday
Among the features of the new ride are a 60-foot dragon atop Gringotts Wizarding Bank, a labyrinth of Gringotts vaults and a marble hall with goblins.
The ride will use 360-degree themed sets, digital high-definition animation, 3-D projection systems and live special effects.
The new themed area will be at Universal Studios Park.