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  • 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 Theme parks are big business in Central Florida, and there are few bigger pitfalls for a theme park than becoming outdated.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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 'Harry Potter' Actor Found Dead in Death Valley

    David Legeno, an English actor and mixed martial artist best known for his villainous role in the "Harry Potter" films, was found dead in Death Valley on Sunday morning. He was 50. The Inyo County Sheriff's Department was notified on the morning of...
  • Review: New chef kicks it up at Emeril's Tchoup Chop in Orlando

    Review: New chef kicks it up at Emeril's Tchoup Chop in Orlando
    Emeril's Tchoup Chop, the upscale Asian-Polynesian eatery at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, has undergone a transformation that includes a new chef de cuisine, general manager, updated menus and a minimally revamped interior. Owned by...
  • Universal roller coaster accident a hoax, contains malware

    Universal roller coaster accident a hoax, contains malware
    A viral video with "shocking video footage" of a roller coaster accident at Universal Orlando has been circulating social media recently, but the video is actual malware that can damage your computer.   The video, titled "(Shocking Video Footage) 18...
  • Universal Studios: Construction walls down in front of Harry Potter expansion

    Universal Studios: Construction walls down in front of Harry Potter expansion
    Harry Potter fans are one more step closer to Diagon Alley. The construction walls are down around Universal Orlando's expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  A wrought-iron fence and a line of universal studios employees still separated...
  • 'Walking Dead' Mazes to Return to Universal Theme Parks

    You can't keep a good zombie down. AMC's "The Walking Dead" will return as mazes at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort's Halloween Horror Nights event for a third consecutive year. New mazes will be inspired by the show's...
  • Jimmy Fallon in Orlando: Rosario Dawson added

    Jimmy Fallon in Orlando: Rosario Dawson added
    "The Tonight Show" has updated Jimmy Fallon's guest list for his visit to Universal Orlando Resort the week of June 16. Stay tuned for more announcements. NBC has announced that Rosario Dawson will be a guest on the June 18 show. Animal expert Jeff...
  • Jimmy Fallon in Orlando; 'Rizzoli' returns

    Jimmy Fallon in Orlando; 'Rizzoli' returns
    Orlando will gain national exposure when Jimmy Fallon brings "The Tonight Show" here, starting Monday. In announcing Fallon's first road trip with "Tonight," NBC was clear that the visit to Universal Orlando Resort is "timed to celebrate the resort's...