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There were Weasleys in Orlando today! Bonnie Wright, Oliver Phelps and James Phelps -- best known together for playing Ginny, George and Fred Weasley respectively in the Harry Potter films -- paid a visit to Universal Orlando today and they were gracious enough to Instagram some of the highlights of their visit, giving Harry Potter fans an inside look at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley attraction that's opening at Universal Orlando this summer. Surely, the intention was to make us want to be there, and seeing the trio taking a selfie in front of the Hogwarts Express is really doing the trick.
As if we needed more reason to wish we could head off to Orlando, Florida and visit Diagon Alley when it opens at Universal Studios, Bonnie Wright and twins Oliver and James Phelps' photos have us wishing even harder that apparition were actually possible. Rather than risking a gruesome splinching, however, I'd happily accept a bit of floo powder or a good old fashioned portkey if it'd help get me to Florida in time for the grand opening. Maybe the Knight Bus is the ticket? For those of living in the continental U.S. anyway...
Anyone traveling overseas would need to make other arrangements, as this vehicle doesn't travel underwater.
Of course Fred and George would need to visit Weasley's Wizard Wheezes...
In the books, this is the store the Weasley twins open following their epic departure from Hogwarts. My immediate thought was that I hope they sell Pygmy Puffs. According to Universal Studio's site, they do! Along with U-No-Poo, Skiving Snackboxes and more.
Here they are outside Florean Fortescue's enjoying Butterbeer ice cream...
And it looks like Flourish and Blotts has The Monster Book of Monsters in stock!
Selfie at Gringotts bank!
A selfie is probably the only thing you can take at Gringotts without the goblins' permission, I'm thinking.
And here they are at Borgin and Burkes, because Knockturn Alley couldn't be left out!
It's great to see Ginny, Fred and George back together again, though the sight of the Weasley twins together in Diagon Alley is admittedly -- vague spoiler alert -- a bit bittersweet.
The Phelps twins and Bonnie Wright aren't the first trio of Harry Potter actors to reunite for Universal Studios Orlando's new Diagon Alley section. Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint reportedly got back together to film footage to be used on the new Gringotts ride at the park.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is set to open at Universal Studios Florida this Summer (no specific date is mentioned on the park's site yet).