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  • Universal Studios: Horror Nights lineup includes 'Face Off' zone

    Universal Studios: Horror Nights lineup includes 'Face Off' zone
    Creations from "Face Off," the Syfy competition series,  will be part of the lineup for 2014 Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. Ten characters inspired by the series will be part of the HHN "street experience," the theme park announced late...
  • Universal's Diagon Alley: Answers to your burning questions

    Universal's Diagon Alley: Answers to your burning questions
    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley has 10 days of operation under its belt at Universal Studios. Reviews generally have ranged from positive to glowing to rapturous to "this will change Orlando [dramatic pause] forever." It's...
  • Tourist areas beef up nighttime options

    Tourist areas beef up nighttime options
    Orlando's theme parks and other developers are making big investments in revamping or building entertainment complexes where tourists dine, shop, dance and see shows at night. Downtown Disney is undergoing a huge makeover, doubling its number of dining,...
  • Diagon Alley becomes the place to shop at Universal

    Diagon Alley becomes <i>the</i> place to shop at Universal
    Theme parks have heavily promoted merchandise for years, but with its new expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando has gone a step further. It has based an entire new area on a fictional shopping district called Diagon Alley,...
  • Theme-park spending helps drive Comcast earnings growth

    Theme-park spending helps drive Comcast earnings growth
    Higher attendance and per-capita spending at Universal Orlando and Comcast Corp.'s other theme parks drove a 12.8 percent year-over-year jump in second-quarter revenue for the properties, the company reported Tuesday. The theme parks generated $615...
  • Universal Studios: Horror Nights lineup includes 'The Purge: Anarchy' zone

    Universal Studios: Horror Nights lineup includes 'The Purge: Anarchy' zone
    The annual purge is coming to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.  Characters inspired from the new film "The Purge: Anarchy" will be featured in a new scarezone at Halloween Horror Nights 24, which will run for 28 select nights between Sept....
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...