Disney may think the competition is light and friendly, but with Universal Orlando's Diagon Alley, it's clear Universal means to go for the jugular! With an exclusive presentation today, Universal Creative released an entire batch of fresh concept art for the new area at Universal Studios. I'm guessing that the new Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts is just the next step in the battle between the two Orlando giants. From the looks of things, Universal will be getting two full days of my next Florida vacation. One for this park and one for the constantly improving Islands of Adventure. It's time for the Disney suits to get serious. Blue aliens of Avatar and a beautiful but weak New Fantasyland are not enough to bring me back- and make me stay on the Disney soil as it was in days gone by.
(Art copyright Universal Creative.)