by Jacki Mick
Today marks the beginning of Universal Orlando's Diagon Alley media preview week, where the media will finally get to experience Harry Potter's London (or at least Universal's Florida version), including all the new shops at Diagon Alley, the Hogwarts Express and Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.
If you weren't lucky enough to get an invite to the week-long The Wizarding World of Harry Potter media frenzy, don't get your wand in a tizzy, you can still take part in three webcasts this week. The Diagon Alley Red Carpet Event will feature brand new footage of Diagon Alley, plus reactions to the new portion of the park from the stars of the films. All Aboard: A Journey on the Hogwarts™ Express with James and Oliver Phelps will welcome viewers aboard the Hogwarts Express with James and Oliver Phelps, who played Fred and George Weasley. Finally, Behind the Bricks: A Tour of Diagon Alley™ with Tom Felton and Matthew Lewis, will take viewers on a tour of Diagon Alley, hosted by Draco Malfoy and Neville Longbottom.
Here's the webcast schedule (click the links to R.S.V.P.):
When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18
When: 12 p.m. Thursday, June 19
When: 12 p.m. Friday, June 20
Our theme park expert Seth Kubersky will be at the Universal Orlando all week and will be sharing his photos and news with us. Keep an eye on our galleries and be sure you're following OrlandoWeekly on Twitter for the latest updates.