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  • 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....
  • Harry Potter: A history in 60 seconds

    Harry Potter: A history in 60 seconds
    When Harry Potter fans started going crazy over Muggles, Quidditch and Gryffindor, I was already in high school. The first Harry Potter book was released in the U.S. in 1998,  my freshman year. I wasn't interested in the the whole Harry Potter craze...
  • 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...
  • New Harry Potter attraction opens at Florida theme park

    July 8 (Reuters) - The new Harry Potter attraction at Universal Orlando opened in Florida 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...
  • Diagon Alley Opening July 8 at Universal Studios Florida

    Universal Orlando Resort will officially open Diagon Alley, the expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, on July 8. The new themed land is inside Universal Studios Florida, while Wizarding World opened in Islands of Adventure on June 18, 2010....
  • Jimmy Fallon shows Universal Orlando the love

    Jimmy Fallon shows Universal Orlando the love
    Jimmy Fallon played up the theme-park humor Tuesday in his second "Tonight Show" at Universal Orlando Resort. It was a great commercial for the Central Florida attraction, and Fallon will keep the plugs coming as he plays there through Thursday. He...
  • 'Today' Harry Potter exclusive plays late here

    'Today' Harry Potter exclusive plays late here
    NBC's "Today" came to Orlando to announce big news: Diagon Alley, the expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, will open July 8. But that news didn't air live in Central Florida. How do you like that irony? The announcement, which theme-...
  • Gringotts ride an ambitious centerpiece for Diagon Alley

    Gringotts ride an ambitious centerpiece for Diagon Alley
    There will be a lot riding on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts when Diagon Alley opens Tuesday. The Gringotts thrill ride is the centerpiece of Universal Orlando's expansion of its Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The company describes it as...
  • 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...
  • 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...