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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • New Harry Potter attraction opens at Florida theme park

    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The new Harry Potter attraction at Universal Orlando opened on Tuesday to crowds of fans eager to be among the first to experience the theme park's Diagon Alley expansion based on J.K. Rowling's books and the popular films about...
  • 40-foot tree fell on Six Flags roller coaster, official says

    40-foot tree fell on Six Flags roller coaster, official says
    California safety inspectors are investigating what caused the Ninja roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain to derail on Monday, stranding riders for hours. Park officials and witnesses described seeing a large branch fall across the tracks at about...
  • Universal's Diagon Alley opens with long lines, die-hard Potter fans

    Universal's Diagon Alley opens with long lines, die-hard Potter fans
    Thousands of happy Harry Potter fans transformed Diagon Alley into a street party — and an endurance test — as Universal Studios' new attraction opened its gates Tuesday. Parkgoers stood in a snaking queue for at least two hours to get...
  • On my way to Diagon Alley

    On my way to Diagon Alley
    Tomorrow I'll be taking in the opening of Diagon Alley at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Theme parks are big business in Central Florida, and there are few bigger pitfalls for a theme park than becoming outdated. So big openings like that at...
  • Two dozen rescued after being stranded on California roller coaster

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two dozen people, four of them slightly injured, were left stranded high off the ground after a roller coaster ride struck a tree branch at a Six Flags amusement park in southern California on Monday evening, fire officials said....
  • 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....
  • 4 injured, dozens rescued from Magic Mountain ride in Calif.

    4 injured, dozens rescued from Magic Mountain ride in Calif.
    Two dozen people, four of them slightly injured, were left stranded high off the ground after a roller coaster ride struck a tree branch at a Six Flags amusement park in southern California on Monday evening, fire officials said. The Ninja roller...
  • Traffic: Beware of congestion for Diagon Alley grand opening at Universal

    Traffic: Beware of congestion for Diagon Alley grand opening at Universal
    Harry Potter enthusiasts flocked to Universal Studios Orlando this morning for the grand opening of Diagon Alley — a new section of the Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter expansion. Motorists should plan for traffic delays and possible tie-ups on...
  • 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...
  • Diagon Alley opens at Universal Studios with long waits

    Diagon Alley opens at Universal Studios with long waits
    Diagon Alley is open for business, with a 3D ride that thrilled visitors, plenty of Harry Potter-themed shops — and long lines. Hundreds of Universal Studios visitors began streaming into the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon...
  • J.K. Rowling Releases New Online Harry Potter Story with Adult Harry at the Quidditch World Cup

    Author J.K. Rowling has posted a new story centered around Harry Potter and his allies from Dumbledore's Army, and fans can now read the 1500 word piece for free without a Pottermore registration. Since March, Rowling has been writing original stories...