| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Construction has been going on at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure, and news of an upcoming King Kong movie has fueled speculation among bloggers that that the project could be a new attraction based on the giant ape.
| Jul 31, 2014
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...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 2:01 PM
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...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Michael Aiello has spent half his life working for Universal Orlando. He was on the theme parks' streets as one of the Blues Brothers and as Jack the Clown, a Halloween Horror Nights icon. The 36-year-old Orlando native eventually moved off the front...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 1:12 PM
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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Facebook is developing a "satire" tag to help the many users who complained that they have trouble distinguishing fake stories by The Onion and other spoof sites from actual news articles, according to Mashable.
If Facebook decides to implement the...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Universal Orlando's annual passholders will get early access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley on weekdays in September.
Passholders have been notified that they will be able to enter Potter area of Universal Studios an hour...
| Aug 21, 2014
Grab a cup of whatever you please and take a seat, there's plenty of room at our weekly table. Let's dish:
Say cheese. This weekend's O-Town MacDown will determine the best macaroni-and-cheese chefs in Central Florida. And we can add this to our...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Norman's at Ritz-Carlton Orlando will host tribute to chef Charlie Trotter Dec. 13. The reception will feature hors d’oeuvres presented by award-winning local chefs as well as culinary stations by Norman Van Aken and his team. Sommeliers will be...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The latest haunted house unveiled for this fall's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando will have a purpose beyond creeping out visitors.
It also will help Universal Pictures and Legendary Entertainment promote their new movie, "Dracula Untold,"...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:05 AM
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 &...