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  • Anticipation and coverage builds for Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

    Anticipation and coverage builds for Harry Potter's Diagon Alley
    With the summer opening of Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter getting closer, there is lots of buzz -- and news -- about Universal's new attraction. As a Potter fan myself, I’m planning my trip to Diagon Alley --  but I may wait...
  • Lacking sufficient lodging, L.A. tourism growth lags rivals

    Lacking sufficient lodging, L.A. tourism growth lags rivals
    In the battle for tourists, Los Angeles is losing ground to rivals Orlando, Fla., New York, and Chicago. L.A. County has broken its own record for annual visitors three years in a row — thanks to a rebounding economy, sunny California weather...
  • Walt Disney World voted favorite theme park for 11th year

    Walt Disney World voted favorite theme park for 11th year
    The 2013 National Amusement Park Historical Association's survey of favorite amusement parks has Walt Disney World as the "Favorite Theme Park", the organization announced this week.  It is the 11th consecutive year the theme park was given the title. ...
  • A suitcase full of spring break travel deals

    A suitcase full of spring break travel deals
    Spring break alert! The kids will soon be out of public school and time is running out to save on fun getaways. Palm Beach County students break on March 17-24. In Broward, kids are out of school March 21-28. Staycation savings There are hotel and...
  • SeaWorld may wait until June to raise ticket prices

    SeaWorld may wait until June to raise ticket prices
    Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando have already raised ticket prices this year, but SeaWorld Orlando might wait a couple of months before matching them. During a conference call last week to discuss SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s fourth-quarter...
  • Lights, Santas, Action! Florida festivals offer your holiday fix

    Lights, Santas, Action! Florida festivals offer your holiday fix
    While more seasonally inclined states are waiting for snow to signal holiday cheer, Florida is stringing icicle lights on its palm trees. And even though the holiday decorations are strung up much sooner every year, at least these festivals -- complete...
  • What's coming to Orlando theme parks in 2014

    What's coming to Orlando theme parks in 2014
    Look for additions small and large at Orlando's theme parks in 2014. Although the attractions, for the most part, haven't set exact dates yet, here are some that are worth watching. •Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, Universal...
  • Old-fashioned carnival games thrive at high-tech theme parks

    Old-fashioned carnival games thrive at high-tech theme parks
    At Universal Studios Florida, you can pretend you're battling 30-foot-tall robots engaged in urban warfare inside the multimillion-dollar Transformers ride. Or, across the lagoon, you can just whack a mole. In an industry where bigger, faster,...
  • Potterwatch: Leaky Cauldron restaurant, round trips on Hogwarts Express, loads of not-shared details coming to Universal

    Potterwatch: Leaky Cauldron restaurant, round trips on Hogwarts Express, loads of not-shared details coming to Universal
    Universal Orlando unveiled details on a handful of restaurants planned for CityWalk on Thursday -- plus confirmed, it confirmed an expected one for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion set for Universal Studios theme park. Yes, as many have...
  • Could there be a Wizarding World 3 at Universal Orlando?

    Could there be a Wizarding World 3 at Universal Orlando?
    The second phase of Wizarding World of Harry Potter has yet to open, and already there are questions about making it a trilogy. Universal Creative president Mark Woodbury wouldn't imagine aloud in front of reporters last week, but the three "Potter"...
  • Universal wants to add thousands of hotel rooms

     Universal wants to add thousands of hotel rooms
    Universal Orlando is likely to add thousands more hotel rooms in coming years as Central Florida's No. 2 theme-park resort continues an aggressive expansion, a top executive said Wednesday. "We've done a study that says we could have 10,000 or 15,000...