Gringotts Bank vault key arrives unlocking Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley webcast info from Universal Orlando

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The owl post made a special delivery at my doorstep early this morning with a mysterious package from Universal Orlando, fulfilling a promise they made via e-mail just yesterday to share “exciting news” about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

Inside the delivered nondescript white box was another box, deep red in color, wrapped in twine with a note affixed on top stamped by the Bank of Gringotts.


Video: Unboxing the Gringotts Bank special delivery for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley


Gringotts Key for Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Gringotts Key for Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Within the outer box was a another box, this one far more ornate, carefully crafted of cherry wood, stamped with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley logo on top.

Gringotts Key for Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Gringotts Key for Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Opening its golden latches, revealed a shiny metal key to Gringotts Vault 722.

Gringotts Key for Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Gringotts Key for Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Gringotts Key for Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Gringotts Key for Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Gringotts Key for Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

The note was an invitation to use the code “722” at GringottsVaultKey.com to unlock new details for an upcoming live webcast about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

Gringotts Key for Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Gringotts Key for Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Accessing that site, offered an opportunity to enter the code:

Ultimately that unlocked a video starring James Phelps, who portrayed Fred Weasley in the “Harry Potter” films announcing a webcast will be held on January 23, 2014 to reveal more information about Diagon Alley.

But don’t be fooled by what appears to be a completed Diagon Alley in the video behind Phelps. The video was shot on the original Diagon Alley set, currently part of the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in London. Diagon Alley is still very much under construction in Orlando.

The “722” refers to Project 722, the code name for the Diagon Alley project at Universal Studios Florida. Whether or not a key like this will become merchandise sold within Diagon Alley is unknown at this point, but there will surely be many unique products available for sale when it opens in 2014.

Though this message was intended for members of the media, everyone else can sign up to view the webcast at this link.

Check back here on January 23, 2014 for more details!

12 Comments

  1. Nicholas

    This video reminded me of a question for you Ricky. Recalling all the sneak peak packages you received from Halloween Horror Nights, what do you do with them after Halloween? Some I would keep as a memento to that year but the more recent heads from 2012 and this year look like they weren’t made too last.

    1. Ricky Brigante

      I have them all! They’re safely tucked away in my house.

  2. Anderson

    Could it be that June 22nd (7/22) be the grand opening date for Diagon Alley?

    1. Robby

      June is 6 not 7 so it’d be July 22 if they were hinting the date in it

    2. Kayla

      No they wouldn’t be that clear about the opening. It opened July 8th 7/8. I’m going today

  3. alex.s

    how do u get the gringots key? thats awsome

  4. John

    Thank you for posting the video review and the post! 😀 I love the key. I don´t know if it could be bought from the website or will be able to. I´d like to buy the key! 😀 Thank you again!

  5. Triforceblader

    How were you able to receive that? I want to be able to receive stuff like this and I want to be able to become a member of the media. Can you please show me how to?

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