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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Magic Mountain riders rescued after Ninja roller coaster derails

    Magic Mountain riders rescued after Ninja roller coaster derails
    About two dozen people were trapped for nearly three hours on the Ninja roller coaster at Magic Mountain and four others were injured after a tree branch obstructed the high-speed ride, officials said. The ride was in a "precarious position" as the...
  • Lake Compounce Opens Bear Creek Campground

    Lake Compounce Opens Bear Creek Campground
    BRISTOL — Lake Compounce isn't just for "daycations" anymore. The theme and water park opened its new campground July 1, inviting families to spend not only their days at the park, but their nights, as well. Bear Creek Campground, which is a...
  • Scott, Crist scramble to raise piles of campaign cash

    Scott, Crist scramble to raise piles of campaign cash
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's gubernatorial race is already living up to predictions it will be the nation's most costly statehouse slugfest this year. So far, Gov. Rick Scott and challenger Charlie Crist have amassed a combined $54 million, with Scott...
  • Puedes ver a Anna y Elsa, de "Frozen", en Disney

    Puedes ver a Anna y Elsa, de "Frozen", en Disney
    ¿Anna y Elsa son reales y podemos encontrarnos con ellas? Eso es lo que se preguntan las niñas, las mamás y hasta los hermanos y padres de los visitantes de los parques de Disney, que además son fanáticos de la famosa película “Frozen”. No hay...
  • After Peninsula's long run, Lynchburg to host VHSCA games, clinic

    After Peninsula's long run, Lynchburg to host VHSCA games, clinic
    It had been stationary since 1993, before any of this year's participants were born. In our corner of the commonwealth, with the beaches and amusement parks nearby, the Virginia High School Coaches Association's All-Star week called the Peninsula its home...
  • 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...