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  • Stock in Busch Gardens' parent company tanks with disappointing earnings

    Stock in Busch Gardens' parent company tanks with disappointing earnings
    Stung by disappointing attendance at its parks in Orlando and San Diego, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday it will continue battling controversy over its captive killer whales as it makes new investments in its attractions. SeaWorld discussed...
  • Universal: 3 original haunted houses set for Halloween Horror Nights

    Universal: 3 original haunted houses set for Halloween Horror Nights
    Universal Studios has released three more of its haunted-house themes for this fall’s Halloween Horror Nights. The threesome will contain new, original content created by the Universal Orlando creative team. The fresh houses are named Giggles &...
  • J.K. Rowling adds more to Pottermore -- with a theme park tie-in

    J.K. Rowling has added more to her Harry Potter online universe, Pottermore. And for the first time, it's not just words -- it's also music. Rowling has written a 500-word story about Celestina Warbeck, the "singing sorceress" who is mentioned in...
  • Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks

    At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2015, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages. It already seems like...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Documents suggest Universal looking to build more hotels

    Documents suggest Universal looking to build more hotels
    Fresh off the opening of its Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal Orlando appears to be getting it legal ducks lined up to build more hotels at its theme parks. Documents filed with the Orange County Comptroller -- and first reported by the Parkscope...
  • Universal's sturdy annual passes are just the ticket

    Universal's sturdy annual passes are just the ticket
    I try to remember not to mock people who get sentimental about theme parks. I try to be understanding when there is weeping about the closing of a ride, anger when a menu changes or Twitter hysteria after another rumor surfaces. Who am I to judge? I'm...
  • The food of Diagon Alley: Frog in the hole to Scotch eggs

    The food of Diagon Alley: Frog in the hole to Scotch eggs
    There were tabs, notes and markings placed throughout each of the seven Harry Potter books by Universal Orlando's culinary team.  Each signified a possible idea for a food or drink offering for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley,...
  • Taking the Kids -- to theme parks when they aren't in school yet

    Taking the Kids -- to theme parks when they aren't in school yet
    So what if you're toting diapers and a stroller, the kids aren't too young to hit theme parks -- especially this summer -- and you're guaranteed some fun, too. Wherever you and your toddlers and preschoolers find yourselves this summer, you'll find...