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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Orlando Repertory Theatre celebration features 'Sesame Street' actress

    There's only one person on the other end of the phone but I'm hearing multiple voices. There's Abby Cadabby, the plucky fairy from "Sesame Street." There's Lolly, a candy-loving 4-year-old. And then there's Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, the actress-...
  • 'The Purge: Anarchy' Let Loose at Halloween Horror Nights

    A hit in theaters, "The Purge: Anarchy" will become a "Halloween Horror Nights" scarezone at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort. Film joins TV shows "The Walking Dead," "From Dusk Till Dawn" and Syfy's "Face Off" as other...
  • Hogsmeade vs. Diagon Alley: Sizing up 2 Potter 'worlds'

    Hogsmeade vs. Diagon Alley: Sizing up 2 Potter 'worlds'
    In the tradition of the "Harry Potter" movies, Universal Orlando has come up with a sequel. On Tuesday, Universal Studios will open Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, a follow-up to the blockbuster boy-wizard attraction that debuted...
  • 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...
  • 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 Theme parks are big business in Central Florida, and there are few bigger pitfalls for a theme park than becoming outdated.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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Six Flags inspects Ninja roller coaster after car derails, injures 4

    Six Flags inspects Ninja roller coaster after car derails, injures 4
    Six Flags Magic Mountain is inspecting it Ninja roller coaster after a tree branch derailed the lead car Monday, stranding nearly two dozen people, four of whom sustained minor injuries, officials said. The 22 people on the ride were safely evacuated...
  • Six Flags roller coaster derailment: 'Cracking' noises, then screams

    Six Flags roller coaster derailment: 'Cracking' noises, then screams
    Riders and witnesses of the partial derailment of the Ninja roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain said they heard loud cracks followed by screams just as the accident occurred Monday evening. Jeremy Ead was on the famous thrill ride about 6 p.m....
  • 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...