In the summer of 2017 I was having a conversation with my girls, Haley and Avery, about doing something fun for Halloween this year. In their minds there was only one choice, a Harry Potter theme. My youngest daughter Avery said “Diagon Alley” emphatically. I said “Ok”. The girls rushed outside, grabbed their sidewalk chalk and drew out plans for Diagon Alley.

I spent the next couple months doodling plans and researching every little detail of the alley. I was excited about the idea of creating this for them but was never fully committed because of all the events we had going on in late September and early October. It wasn’t until late September that I decided if I was going to do this that I needed to clear some time for it, so I gave my notice  and set my last day at OpenCar/INRIX for Friday, October 13th (my late fathers birthday).

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For Pancreatic Cancer Research

Matt’s Army – Give via PurpleStride

On October 18, 2017, pancreatic cancer took Matt from his wife, daughters, family, and friends far too soon. Matt’s Army has stepped up to support PanCAN in its efforts to end pancreatic cancer.

Matt’s band Element 47 along with friend/bandmate Marco, wife Amy, and daughters Anna and Elsie are supporting PanCAN’s research into early detection of pancreatic cancer. The Live For Matt concert on October 23 and the Puget Sound Purple Stride 5K on October 29, plus Purple Stride walks in Silicon Valley and Boston, have already raised over $100,000.

All cash proceeds collected at Diagon Alley Project will be listed on the PurpleStride website below under the name “The Wizards of Diagon Alley”.

Update Nov 10th: Currently we have had an estimated 5-6k visitors to the #diagonalleyproject whom have donated nearly $4000.

Update Nov 29th: Currently we have had an estimated 9k visitors to the #diagonalleyproject whom have donated nearly $9000.

Update Nov 4th: Currently we have had an estimated 15k visitors to the #diagonalleyproject whom have donated nearly $16000.

Mighty AI co-founder Matt Bencke diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, vows to ‘beat the odds’ as he hands over CEO reins – Geekwire

For Whittier Elementary PTA

We are currently building two kids playhouse structures that will be auctioned off at the Whittier Elementary PTA Auction in April, 2018. We could use your help in funding these projects. You can get more information about these projects on this blog post.

If you wish to donate to this cause you can do so here: https://www.gofundme.com/diagon-alley-project-gringotts


10am-9pm Daily through January 19th.

As of January 20th we will be closed to the public. But stay tuned to the blog for information about public events that Camp Korey will be holding for Diagon Alley in the future.

Weekdays are not busy at all and no lines to get in. We have been experiencing short lines (10-20 min) in the afternoons and early evenings on the weekends.

There is no entrance fee, but donations are gladly accepted.


7514 13th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117

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