Escape from Gringotts Pre Show is running again. Undoubtedly, one of the coolest things about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando is the queues. Since the pandemic and the shutdown, most rides did not return with the pre-shows. Mostly due to social distancing and enclosed spaces. Now it appears even those are back. Which is a great sign of normalcy.
The queue begins through the lobby of Gringotts Wizarding Bank, where Bogrod, one of the bank’s tellers, awaits guests who are visiting the bank to open an account. After he clears the guests to visit the vaults, they walk toward a security check to have their ID picture was taken (this picture is in lieu of an on-ride photo, and can be purchased afterward). After getting clearance, guests pass tables laid out with issues of the Daily Prophet newspaper that display prominent headlines from the film series, then continue down a corridor lined with offices used by the bank’s goblin employees.
We were on hand personally today to witness the queue being restored to the full experience. Actually, we have been in the park the past 3 days and noticed that the control boards had been unlocked, and we’re hoping to see the return of the pre-show. Since we have been going last summer, one of the biggest things we missed was the actual story of the rides in Wizarding World. The rides seemed to suffer a small amount due to the pre-show story missing.
You can check out our video just recorded a few minutes ago below.
Are you as happy as we are to see the return of the parks to pre pandemic times? What is your favorite pre show at Universal? I am split between Velocicoaster and Gringotts.
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