I joined the LeakyNews staff yesterday, just in time for the big WWoHP news. This is one of my first posts— a look at what we can look forward to from the Diagon Alley expansion.
If being able to finally go to Hogwarts was mind-blowing back in 2010, let’s consider the fact that in a year’s time we’ll be able to withdraw some money at Gringotts, board the Hogwarts Express, and travel toward Hogwarts the same way Harry did.
We’re going to be able to grab a bite at the Leaky Cauldron, probably while checking LeakyNews on our phones. We’ll be able to spend hours at Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, visit the original Ollivander’s, and maybe hit Hogsmeade for some butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks.
As opening day approaches, we’ll bring our wands, scarves, and white button-ups out of the closet. We’ll be abuzz once again, exchanging plans and counting down. We’ll be speculating, debating, and waiting.
This is the magic many feared– but never truly believed– would end with the last book in 2007 or the last film in 2011. This is the stuff that brings us together, brings the wizards and witches out of the woodwork, and reminds us where our loyalties lie.
What are you expecting from Diagon Alley? Let us know in the comments over there! I’ll talk back. It’ll be a party.