Tuesday, 7 July 2015

6 fun news facts about the wizarding world OF HARRY POTTER

I consider myself a true Harry Potter fan. I’ve read all the books (multiple times), cherish all the films and have been known to sport a burgundy and gold lanyard around the office (go Gryffindor!). You can imagine my excitement when a few months after grand opening, we’re sharing some new stats about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.
Check out these golden nuggets…or shall I say Galleons!
Entrance to Diagon Alley
Number of bricks in the entrance to Diagon Alley: 7,456 bricks – and together, the bricks weigh more than 37,000 pounds!
Number of times the Gringotts dragon has breathed fire: The Ukrainian Ironbelly has breathed fire more than 15,000 times since The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley officially opened.
Dragon Fire
Temperature of the dragon’s fire: 3,560 degrees Fahrenheit (1,960 degrees Celsius). That’s more than 16 times hotter than boiling water!
Number of crystals in the chandeliers within the lobby of Gringotts bank: The four chandeliers include nearly 62,000 crystals.
Magical Menagerie
Number of mythical creature species inside the Magical Menagerie: 13 different types of creatures, including Kneazles (like the one in the photo), Demiguises and Graphorns.
Hogwarts Express
Number of passengers who travelled aboard the Hogwarts Express: More than 5 million guests have travelled aboard the Hogwarts Express since Diagon Alley officially opened.
What’s your favorite memory to date from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley? Join the conversation and tell us by using #DiagonAlley in your next post!

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