Universal Studios’ Diagon Alley Provides a First Glimpse of Some Creatures from FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

     July 7, 2014

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The Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is still a ways off, but if you want to see some fantastic beasts now, you can find them in Orlando, Florida.  Universal Studios recently opened their new Harry Potter Diagon Alley theme park (Adam visited a couple weeks ago, and wrote about it extensively), and while it’s sure to delight Harry Potter fans of all ages, it also has a sly nod at what’s to come in the on-screen wizarding world.  We still don’t know much about the plot of the film, which is being written by J.K. Rowling, other than it will take place in 1920s New York and focus on Newt Scamander, the author of Harry Potter’s schoolbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  If you visit the Magical Menagerie shop in Diagon Alley, you’re going to get a look at those fantastic beasts.

Hit the jump to check out an image of the beasts from the Diagon Alley theme park.  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens November 18, 2016.

Via USA Today.

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Additionally, THR reports that Fantastic Beasts will be shooting at the Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden facility, which is just outside of London.  All of the Harry Potter movies were shot there, so it will be a bit of a homecoming for the series (it also doesn’t hurt that London has incredible tax incentives to Hollywood movies).  Warner Bros. says they’ll be expanding the Leavesden studio and adding “new state-of-the-art stages”.

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