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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Details of new US Harry Potter ride

Published 13/05/2014 | 06:52

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This computer image shows the setting for the Gringotts ride that will be the centrepiece for a Harry Potter-themed area at Universal Orlando Resort theme park in Florida (AP/NBC Universal)

A new Harry Potter ride in the US will take visitors into Gringotts bank to help retrieve a magical object and re-create a scene from the wildly popular book and movie series.

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The centrepiece of the new Harry Potter-themed area at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida will be a ride called Harry Potter And The Escape From Gringotts.

The ride and the themed area will open in the summer.

Among the features of the new ride area 60ft dragon atop Gringotts Wizarding Bank, a labyrinth of Gringotts vaults and a marble hall with goblins.

The ride will use 360-degree themed sets, digital high-definition animation, 3-D projection systems and live special effects.

The new themed area will be located at Universal Studios Park.

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