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  • Universal's Harry Potter Diagon Alley has soft opening

    Universal's Harry Potter Diagon Alley has soft opening
    Diagon Alley finally had a soft opening for the general public Thursday afternoon, as Universal Orlando let visitors without hotel packages into the new Harry Potter land. Universal did not give information about what the soft opening schedule will be...
  • Universal's Diagon Alley: Answers to your burning questions

    Universal's Diagon Alley: Answers to your burning questions
    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley has 10 days of operation under its belt at Universal Studios. Reviews generally have ranged from positive to glowing to rapturous to "this will change Orlando [dramatic pause] forever." It's...
  • Diagon Alley becomes the place to shop at Universal

    Diagon Alley becomes <i>the</i> place to shop at Universal
    Theme parks have heavily promoted merchandise for years, but with its new expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando has gone a step further. It has based an entire new area on a fictional shopping district called Diagon Alley,...
  • Tips for navigating Diagon Alley, opening Tuesday at Universal

    Tips for navigating Diagon Alley, opening Tuesday at Universal
    After months of anticipation, Diagon Alley will open Tuesday morning at Universal Studios Florida, offering parkgoers shopping, dining and a 3D thrill ride in a setting that faithfully re-creates scenes from the blockbuster Harry Potter movies....
  • Enjoying the great outdoors -- without roughing it -- in Florida

    Enjoying the great outdoors -- without roughing it -- in Florida
    For those who love to get away from it all to enjoy the great outdoors — but definitely prefer to do so without roughing it — there is a trend that is growing in popularity: “glamping” or glamorous camping. Here are some options in...
  • Theme parks get creative to help visitors beat heat

    Theme parks get creative to help visitors beat heat
    When Walt Disney chose Orlando for his entertainment mecca, he picked a place with a strong road network, lots of available land — and weather that can be brutally hot and humid. So now each summer, throngs of tourists and die-hard residents visit...
  • 'Frozen' fest heating up Disney's Hollywood Studios

    'Frozen' fest heating up Disney's Hollywood Studios
    Disney World is sharing more "Frozen" treats for Anna and Elsa fans. Its "Frozen Summer Fun" promotion debuted at Disney's Hollywood Studios last weekend with loads of little royal touches — not to mention an ice-skating rink — to fill up...
  • Florida's Fourth: Plenty of options to declare your independence

    Florida's Fourth: Plenty of options to declare your independence
    With July 4 landing very conveniently on a Friday this year, it is easy to declare your independence and put together a three-day getaway to celebrate our nation’s freedom –and our own. If the idea of a mini-vacation in Florida to take in...
  • Orlando: Hotel deal gives early entry to Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

    Orlando: Hotel deal gives early entry to Harry Potter's Diagon Alley
    Diagon Alley opens Tuesday (today) as the latest feature in the Universal Orlando kingdom in Florida. For those who can't wait, Hilton Orlando offers a room and three-day park-to-park tickets that allow you to enter an hour earlier than everyone else...
  • Dubai to build world's biggest mall with 100 hotels, climate-control

    Dubai to build world's biggest mall with 100 hotels, climate-control
    Anyone feel like going shopping in a really big way? Dubai, United Arab Emirates, recently announced plans to build the biggest mall in the world, one that would house 100 hotels, 8 million square feet of stores and retail outlets, a wellness center, a...
  • Taking the Kids -- and making dreams come true for little leaguers in Cooperstown, N.Y.

    Taking the Kids -- and making dreams come true for little leaguers in Cooperstown, N.Y.
    The Canton, Georgia, families -- all friends -- had been planning this once-in-a-lifetime trip for more than four years and they were all smiles that the Big Week had finally arrived. "This was the goal we set to be here together," said Scott Stroup....