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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...
  • Universal's Diagon Alley opens with long lines, die-hard Potter fans

    Universal's Diagon Alley opens with long lines, die-hard Potter fans
    Thousands of happy Harry Potter fans transformed Diagon Alley into a street party — and an endurance test — as Universal Studios' new attraction opened its gates Tuesday. Parkgoers stood in a snaking queue for at least two hours to get...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Ravaudage project stalls in Winter Park

    The largely unbuilt Ravaudage shopping and residential project at Lee Road and U.S. Highway 17-92 in Winter Park appears to be at a standstill. The 73-acre development landed Miller's Ale House in 2012 but has seen little activity since. Last week,...
  • Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley opens July 8

     
    Muggles: Have you booked your tickets for Florida yet? In its second phase, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the […]...