The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour – Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts dragonWe’ve finally found our way from Hogsmeade to Diagon Alley. If you haven’t done so yet, see what it’s taken us to get this far here:

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour – Hogwarts Express Hogsmeade to London Kings Cross
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour – London Kings Cross at Universal Studios

Today we get to see what all the hubbub is about as we tour Diagon Alley’s landmark attraction “Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts”.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts dragon nightGringotts Bank is the focal point as you step into Diagon Alley for the very first time. The bank looms in the distance with it’s escaping Ukranian Ironbelly Dragon. This scene is unmistakable from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Watch out. You might get toasted.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts dragon ukrainian ironbellyThe entrance to the attraction looks very much like the goblin owned and operated Gringotts Wizzarding Bank.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts entrance

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts entrance

As guests first enter they reach a rotunda with massive columns leading up to the high ceiling and ornate crystal chandelier.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts entrance rotunda ceiling

More of the queue line in the rotunda area.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts entrance rotunda queue line

After guests exit the rotunda, they make their way into the massive great hall of the bank. If you thought the chandy candy in the rotunda was special, wait until you see the massive chandeliers in the next room.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank chandelier

It’s in this room where we get our first look at the animatronic goblin tellers.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank goblin bank teller

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank goblin bank teller

At the end of the great banking hall is the head bank teller.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank goblin bank teller

A behind the scenes look at how such a small goblin reaches this high podium.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank goblin bank teller podium

From this point guests travel through the golden gates and into the depths of Gringotts bank records system.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank

Photographers are on hand in small alcoves to take your photo for bank ID security clearance, which can be purchased at the end of your journey.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank

At the end of this queue area guests are held before entering a pre-show room where they will witness an encounter between Griphook and Bill Weasley.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank griphook bill weasley

After the pre-show guests enter a holding room where they are queued up to hop on the Gringotts elevator which will take them miles down into the cavernous bank vaults.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank

Once inside the elevator guests feel as if they are actually plummeting miles down into the caves within the bank.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts ban elevator

After exiting the elevator, it’s time to pick up your 3D glasses and make your ascension up the winding staircase to your magic cart.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank amanda tinney

Once up on the ride platform the view is AMAZING!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank cavern

There are two separate loading areas here. The setup and vehicles are similar to the Revenge of the Mummy attraction.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank cavern ride vehicle

Here’s a look at the exit if you chicken out, or have someone with you that just wants to experience the walk-through portion of the attraction.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank cavern cave exit

Time to board your magic cart. Strap in. It’s going to be a wild ride.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank exit

Whew…we made it out alive. Time to make our escape!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Photo Tour Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts bank dragon

Now that we’ve made it safely out of Gringotts, it’s time to tour the rest of Diagon Alley. See you tomorrow for the last installment in this Harry Potter series!