Calling all “Harry Potter” fans: You’ll soon get to relive the magic of Hogwarts as Universal Orlando prepares to debut the immersive “Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts” ride this summer.

Based off the final book and film in the “Harry Potter” series, “Escape from Gringotts” will place riders in the heart of Gringotts Wizarding Bank as they race through underground vaults, come face to face with a 60-foot fire-breathing dragon and battle villains like Bellatrix Lestrange and Lord Voldemort himself during the ride.

The ride is pulling out all the stops when it comes to multi-dimensional and multi-sensory experiences, too, by incorporating 360-degree sets, 3D animation and live effects to make it feel like you’re on a journey with the wizards themselves.

“Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts will change the way you think about theme park attractions,” said Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative. “We’ve created an entirely new type of ride that propels guests into the story like never before…”

The ride is set to be the star attraction of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley, a new part of the theme park that will focus on the iconic characters of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series. While the summer opening date has yet to be confirmed, you can take a closer look at “Escape from Gringotts” with the video below:



(All images: Universal Orlando Resort)

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Marissa WillmanMarissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.

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