The Harry Potter Escape Gringotts ride is the premier attraction in the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley.
Fortunately, we were able to experience this new ride during our preview of Diagon Alley, last week.
Unfortunately, no videos or photos were allowed during the ride, itself, however, the queue line and pre-show experience are as amazing as any attraction. So here we go: Escape from Gringotts Ride at Universal!
Escape Gringotts Ride – The Beginning
You begin your queue line experience in the Gringotts Bank lobby.
Here, you find goblins hard at work tallying numbers. Security guards surround you, as Gringotts is the most secure place in the wizarding world.
After the lobby, you begin your descent into the vaults at Gringotts Bank.
Gringotts Bank Vault – Escape Gringotts Ride
You will pass a few before having your photo taken, for security purposes, of course.
After having your security photo taken, you progress down a long hallway.
Here you may encounter Harry Potter, Hermione, and Ron, so keep a close eye out for them!
Daily Prophet Newspapers
You will also have the opportunity to read some recent Daily Prophet newspapers.
You will then enter a small room to watch the Escape from Gringotts pre-show from a goblin, looking for his keys to the vaults.
Look closely at the pictures in this room, as you may spot some hidden “Easter eggs” from the Harry Potter movies!
After the pre-show, you make your way to the elevator that will take you down to your 3D glasses and the ride vehicles.
The elevator is an attraction all it’s own with a floor and walls and move and shake violently as you descend to the vaults.
Watch the ceiling, as well, as there is a whole show to see, as well.
Escape from Gringotts – Video Full Pre-show
The 3D effects are so good, I really thought parts of the show were real! I actually expected the ride vehicle to continue onto the screen, not knowing that it even was a screen!
I don’t want to give away too much, so I’ll stop there. Know that the Escape from Gringotts ride is amazing and will definitely be a popular attraction at the new Diagon Alley.
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