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  • New film fuels more speculation about King Kong ride at Universal

    New film fuels more speculation about King Kong ride at Universal
    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. Legendary Entertainment...
  • 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...
  • Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks

    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...
  • Michael Aiello: Riding Universal wave from Jaws to Diagon Alley

    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...
  • J.K. Rowling adds more to Pottermore -- with a theme park tie-in

    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...
  • Facebook testing 'satire' tag for fake news stories

    Facebook testing 'satire' tag for fake news stories
    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...
  • Universal: Annual passholders get early access to Wizarding World

    Universal: Annual passholders get early access to Wizarding World
    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...
  • O-Town MacDown helps Give Kids the World

    O-Town MacDown helps Give Kids the World
    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...
  • Norman's at Ritz-Carlton Orlando hosting Dec. 13 tribute to chef Charlie Trotter

    Norman's at Ritz-Carlton Orlando hosting Dec. 13  tribute to chef Charlie Trotter
    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...
  • Universal's partnership with Legendary films may help shape theme parks

    Universal's partnership with Legendary films may help shape theme parks
    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,"...
  • Universal: 3 original haunted houses set for Halloween Horror Nights

    Universal: 3 original haunted houses set for Halloween Horror Nights
    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 &...