The great es­cape

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ex­pe­ri­ence the next gen­er­a­tion thrill ride – Harry Pot­ter and the es­cape from Gringotts – the sig­na­ture at­trac­tion in the Wizard­ing World of Harry Pot­ter, di­agon al­ley, uni­ver­sal Or­lando. — aFP

NEW de­tails have emerged at the lat­est Harry Pot­ter at­trac­tion in Florida, the United States, de­signed to recre­ate one of the most ac­tion-packed scenes of the movie se­ries: A dra­matic es­cape from the vaults of the Gringotts Wizard­ing Bank.

De­scribed as a multi-di­men­sional, multi-sen­sory thrill ride, Harry Pot­ter and the Es­cape from Gringotts is the lat­est ad­di­tion to Uni­ver­sal Or­lando Re­sort’s Wizard­ing World of Harry Pot­ter – Di­agon Al­ley theme park.

The at­trac­tion puts rid­ers in the foot­steps and free-falls of Harry, Ron and Hermione as they break into one of the most guarded places in the wizard­ing world, The Gringotts banks, as the he­roes try to re­trieve a mag­i­cal ob­ject to de­feat Lord Volde­mort.

De­signed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the pro­duc­tion team of the film fran­chise, the ride recre­ates scenes from the sil­ver screen in metic­u­lous de­tail, from the mar­ble hall where the goblins crunch their num­bers and the labyrinth of sub­ter­ranean vaults.

Rid­ers will also re­live dra­matic mo­ments of the film as they en­counter Death Eater Bel­la­trix Les­trange, an 18.3m (60ft), fire­breath­ing Ukrainian Iron­belly dragon, and come face to face with the ul­ti­mate vil­lain him­self, Lord Volde­mort. The at­trac­tion uses next-gen­er­a­tion tech­nol­ogy in­clud­ing 360-themed sets and some of the most ad­vanced ver­sions of high-def­i­ni­tion an­i­ma­tion and pro­jec­tion sys­tems.

De­tails on the open­ing date have yet to be re­leased. Watch the ride in ac­tion at http://bit. ly/1uZmK2I . — AFP Re­laxnews

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