Are you ready to experience the wizarding world like never before? Visiting Gringotts Money Exchange is a must do at Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You can create even more magic for your kids by exchanging your Muggle money for Gringotts Bank Notes and come face to face with a goblin (that actually talks to you)!
From interactive goblins to hidden details throughout the Gringotts Money Exchange and Gringotts Bank, there’s so much to discover. Our guide will help you maximize your visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter by sharing tips for visiting Gringotts Bank and Gringotts Money Exchange. Get ready to navigate the bank’s interior, interact with Gringotts’ goblins, and discover secret details that will make your visit truly magical. Let’s dive in!
Gringotts Money Exchange
Before visiting Gringotts Bank, it’s important to visit Gringotts Money Exchange. It is located in Diagon Alley at Universal Studios near the Carkitt Market. Inside the Gringotts Money Exchange, you will find a small room with an interactive goblin sitting at his desk (probably counting money). You will also find a small merchandise area with Gringotts Bank souvenirs.
Let’s jump into some must do’s at the Gringotts Money Exchange.
Ask the Goblin a Question
In the Gringotts Money Exchange, you can actually ask the goblin a question and he will respond. One of our favorite “dad joke question” is “Does the bank take children?” The goblin always has a funny answer. Your family will love asking the goblin questions about Gringotts Bank.
Buy Wizard Currency
Another must do at Gringotts Money Exchange is exchange your money for Wizard Currency (aka Gringotts Bank Notes). Think of these notes like gift certificates. The Gringotts Bank Notes come in $10 or $20 amounts. These notes can be used (like real money) anywhere in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You can use it at Diagon Alley at Universal Studios or at Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure. Unfortunately, these are only good at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You cannot use them (as money) outside the WWoHP.
If your kids have souvenir money, you may want to exchange some of the money for Gringotts Bank Notes. This will make the experience at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter even more magical. Plus, the $10 Gringotts Bank Note may be fun to take home as a souvenir in itself.
Gringotts Bank and Harry Potter & the Escape from Gringotts
After you experience the Gringotts Money Exchange, walk over to the Gringotts Bank. You cannot miss the Gringotts Bank. You will see a huge dragon sitting on the top. Watch out! This dragon actually blows fire!
Inside the Gringotts Bank is the popular ride called Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. This is a fun thrill ride! If you do not want to ride, we still recommend walking through Gringotts Bank. It is really cool!
Navigating Gringotts Bank
As you make your way through Gringotts Bank, you’ll notice the impressive architecture and attention to detail that the goblins put into their work. Don’t be afraid to take a moment to appreciate the intricate carvings on the walls and the shimmering chandeliers overhead.
Interacting with the Goblins
As you make your way through the long queues and enter the magnificent marble hall of Gringotts, you’ll notice the goblins busily working behind their stations. The goblins are known to take their work very seriously.
It’s also essential to remember that the goblins are not there to provide customer service or to entertain you. They are there to facilitate your transactions and any delays or mistakes can be costly. Keep in mind that the goblins are well-trained professionals and they expect the same level of professionalism from their customers.
Discovering Secret Details
As a true Wizarding World enthusiast, you know that the magic is in the details. Gringotts Bank is no exception. Notice the greenish hue of the marble floors and walls. That’s because they’re made of Malachite. This is a semi-precious stone that’s believed to have protective properties in the Wizarding World.
Look up and admire the chandeliers that hang from the ceiling. They’re crafted from real crystal and shaped like dragon’s eggs – a nod to the bank’s heavy security measures.
Don’t forget to observe the goblin tellers themselves. Their sharp features and keen eyesight make them adept at handling money, but they also serve as a reminder of the long-standing relationship between wizards and goblins in the Wizarding World.
Daily Prophet Newspapers
As you walk through the queue of the Gringotts Bank, you will have the opportunity to read some recent Daily Prophet newspapers. Take your time and enjoy these hidden gems.
Pre-Show for Harry Potter & the Escape from Gringotts
You will then enter a small room to watch the pre-show for Harry Potter & the Escape from Gringotts. Watch this video closely. You will see a ton of hidden “Easter eggs” from the Harry Potter movies!
After the pre-show, you make your way to the elevator. The elevator is a mini attraction all its own. The floor and walls will move and shake slightly as you descend to the vaults in Gringotts Bank. Watch the ceiling, too. This elevator ride is part of the show experience.
Once you exit the elevator, you can let a team member know that you want to just exit the Gringotts Bank or you can pick up your 3-D glasses to continue to ride Harry Potter & the Escape from Gringotts.
Exchanging currency at Gringotts Money Exchange and experiencing Gringotts Bank is not just a financial transaction. it is part of the Wizarding World experience. It is a chance to fully immerse oneself in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. So grab your galleons and head to Gringotts for a magical adventure.