[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]ou may have noticed with the opening of Diagon Alley in Universal Studios that many muggles, wizards and muggle borns are now traversing the streets with bills from Gringotts. If you haven’t yet noticed and you’re a fan of all things Harry Potter and/or quirky, well you’re in for a treat!
Gringotts is the notoriously famous and secure bank from the Harry Potter series. Noted to be the most secure bank in all of the wizarding world. Universal Studios added a Gringotts ride and Gringotts currency exchange for wizards and muggle born to convert their American dollars into Gringotts bucks.
It looks like this:
A simple note with a handy little envelope to keep things tidy 😉
To get a Gringotts Buck of your own, just head to Diagon Alley and right into the Gringotts Currency Exchange. Once inside, they will tell you what amounts they are exchanging for. I am not sure if the amounts change, but we were able to do 10s and 20s at our visit in October 2015. They will quickly exchange the currency, just like a muggle bank teller. Then send you on your merry way.
To use a Gringotts Buck you’ll need to find a lovely bauble to purchase. Anything in any of the Universal Parks will work, they all accept Gringotts Bucks. Take your item to check out and simply pay with the Gringotts Bucks. You will recieve your change back in American Dollars.
Why use Gringotts Bucks? Well, for the simple act of embracing the magic of Diagon Alley. It’s just a bit of the magic offered, that really only takes a moment and doesn’t cost a cent. Unless of course, you want to keep it. Anyone visiting Diagon Alley should head to the exchange first, then use the Gringotts Bucks for all your transactions. It will make it seem all the more magical. I promise 😉
Bonus points if you use Gringotts Bucks to buy a Butter Beer from the tap at the wagon!
Pro Tip: budget ahead how much you will spend for he day in the park, go exchange your cash for Gringotts Bucks and then stick to your budget!
Have you ever used Gringotts Bucks? What did you buy?