Harry Potter – Escape from Gringotts: Universal Studios Attraction

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Written By Carlos Braga

It is a fact that the Harry Potter areas are the most sought after in both parks in the world. Universal Orlando Resorts. In this sense, the attraction Escape from Gringotts draws the attention of fans of the wizard.

Escape from Gringotts is a mix between indoor roller coaster and simulator.

That way, in addition to all the adrenaline of the trails, 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.

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Features of Escape from Gringotts

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 quite easy to find the attraction in Diagon Alley, as the famous fire-breathing dragon sits above it.

In short, you will enter Gringotts Bank and your adventure will begin right there.

In turn, the plot is the same lived by Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger in the eighth film in the saga. If you're a wizarding fan, you'll know what I'm talking about. If not, don't worry, it's not hard to understand the context.


In order for you to follow the simulation projections, the attraction It 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 features splashes of water, heat, smells and a few other sensations. In this way, the attraction is characterized as a 4D simulator.

Indoor roller coaster

As a feature of the attraction, you may also hear the expression 'dark ride'.

Anyway, this means that the roller coaster is in a closed and dark environment.

In this sense, you don't know what awaits you and every movement is felt intensely. The technology of the tracks, when combined with the simulator, provoke very interesting sensations and feelings!

How is the Escape from Gringotts queue?

From now on, 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 get distracted while you wait.

In short, you will enter Gringotts Bank to open an account. Goblins (goblins) can be seen working normally.

The place is very realistic and, for sure, you will feel like you are on the witches' bench.

Then globin will invite you to visit the bank vaults.

Along the way, you pass through a hallway full of offices. In one of them, you can 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 safes are.

At the end of the 'descent', the doors open and you take your 3D glasses. Then, finally, you'll arrive at the attraction's carts.

Using Universal Express

Undoubtedly, it is worth using the Universal Express Pass in Escape from Gringotts. In the common queue, you can take more than 2 hours!

The attraction is really cool, especially for fans of the saga. Knowing this, program yourself to use the queue breaker.

Single rider

As with Universal Express, you can use single rider to shorten queue time.

However, the difference is that in this model, you can separate yourself from your group. The single rider works as a filler for empty seats.

For example, Escape from Gringotts has 24 people per cart.

If 23 are filled and the next in line is a couple, the Universal 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 course?

You are heading towards the vaults of the Bank of Gringotts, until the security alarm sounds. 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 stop the robbery. That way, the speed will increase so you can evade the cast spells.

I won't give too much spoiler about this route, because I believe you should go enjoy the attraction. However, know that it lasts 5 minutes.

Some technical information about Escape from Gringotts

  • Opening of the attraction: July 2014;
  • Capacity of people: 24 people per cart;
  • Duration of attraction: 5 minutes;
  • Minimum height to enjoy the attraction: 1.07 meters.

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