It is a fact that the Harry Potter areas are the most sought after in both parks in the Universal Orlando Resorts. In this sense, the Escape from Gringotts attraction draws the attention of the wizard's fans.
Escape from Gringotts is a mix between indoor roller coaster and simulator.
That way, in addition to all the adrenaline on the tracks, you can still feel the moment even more real thanks to 4D technology.
The attraction is located in Universal Studios, more precisely in the Diagon Alley (Diagon Alley). Its entrance is in the bank, below the fire-breathing dragon.
Escape from Gringotts features
Although the Diagon Alley area is large, this is the only attraction of the place. Of course, there are special places there, a really cool setting, shops and restaurants, but Escape from Gringotts is very unique.
It's easy to find the attraction at Diagon Alley, as the famous fire-breathing dragon sits above it.
In a nutshell, you will enter the Bank of Gringotts and your adventure will start right there.
In turn, the plot is the same experienced by Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger in the eighth film in the saga. If you're a fan of wizards, you'll know what I'm talking about. Otherwise, do not worry, as it is not difficult to understand the context.
So that you can follow the projection of the simulation, the attraction has 3D glasses. Like all others in Orlando, they are cleaned and sterilized with each use. You can even feel some of them still wet.
In addition, Escape from Gringotts also has splashes of water, heat, smells and some other sensations. Thus, the attraction is characterized as a 4D simulator.
Indoor roller coaster
As a feature of the attraction, you can also hear the expression “dark ride”.
Anyway, this means that the roller coaster is in a closed and dark environment.
In that sense, you do not know what awaits you and each movement is felt intensely. The technology of the tracks, when combined with that of the simulator, provoke very interesting sensations and feelings!
How is the Escape from Gringotts queue?
Now, know that it is quite long. This is because, in addition to being a Harry Potter attraction, Escape from Gringotts is still very cool.
However, the queue environment draws the attention of those who are fans of the saga. That way, you can be distracted while waiting.
In summary, you will enter the Bank of Gringotts to open an account. Goblins (goblins) can be seen working normally.
The place is very realistic and, for sure, you will feel yourself in the witches' bench.
Then globin will invite you to visit the bank's vaults.
During this path, you pass through a corridor full of offices. In one of them, you will be able to see the shadow of Harry, Ron and Hermione, who plan to enter one of the vaults.
Soon after, you will enter an elevator that will take you to the basement of the Bank of Gringotts. According to the plot, this is where the coffers are located.
At the end of the “descent”, the doors open and you pick up your 3D glasses. Then, finally, you will arrive at the attraction carts.
Using Universal Express
Undoubtedly, it is worth using the Universal Express Pass at Escape from Gringotts. In the common queue, it can take you more than 2 hours!
The attraction is really cool, especially for fans of the saga. Knowing this, plan to use the queues.
Like Universal Express, you can use the single rider to shorten your queue time.
However, the difference is that in this model, you will be able to separate yourself from your group. The single rider acts as an empty seat filler.
For example, in Escape from Gringotts there are 24 people per cart.
If 23 are filled and the next in line are a couple, Universal's team member places a single rider to complete.
If you don't have Universal Express, this is a great way to spend less time in line at the attraction.
How is the Escape from Gringotts journey?
You are heading towards the Bank of Gringotts vaults, until the security alarm goes off. This means that Harry, Ron and Hermione are trying to get a Horcrux to defeat Voldemot.
At that moment, the adventure begins: the villains of the saga try to prevent the theft. That way, the speed will increase so that you can escape the spells cast.
I will not give much spoiler about this route, because I believe that you should go and enjoy the attraction. However, be aware that it lasts for 5 minutes.
Some technical information about Escape from Gringotts
- Opening of the attraction: July 2014;
- Capacity of people: 24 people per cart;
- Attraction duration: 5 minutes;
- Minimum height to enjoy the attraction: 1.07 meters.
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