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  • 'Under the Dome' returns; 4th of July, Harry Potter specials

    'Under the Dome' returns; 4th of July, Harry Potter specials
    Before the Fourth of July, we get horror. Stephen King whips up chilling moments in writing the second-season premiere for "Under the Dome." Knives fly, kitchen appliances move, and waves of people collapse in the CBS drama, airing at 10 p.m. Monday....
  • Disney hiring 1,000 in Orlando

    Walt Disney World is hiring for 1,000 part-time and full-time jobs, it said Monday. Positions are available at all four Walt Disney World theme parks, two water parks, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Downtown Disney and more than 20 resort...
  • Universal hotel guests get a peek inside Diagon Alley

    Universal hotel guests get a peek inside Diagon Alley
    Universal Orlando allowed the first paying customers into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley on Monday afternoon. Hundreds of visitors who had purchased a Potter-oriented hotel package offered by the theme park were given early...
  • Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Extends Contract By a Year

    Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts has extended his contract at the cable giant by a year, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. His new contract will expire on June 30, 2015 and continues the media executive's habit of...
  • 'Today' Harry Potter exclusive plays late here

    'Today' Harry Potter exclusive plays late here
    NBC's "Today" came to Orlando to announce big news: Diagon Alley, the expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, will open July 8. But that news didn't air live in Central Florida. How do you like that irony? The announcement, which theme-...
  • Top 15 for 2015: Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks

    Top 15 for 2015: 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...
  • Universal's Harry Potter Diagon Alley has soft opening

    Universal's Harry Potter Diagon Alley has soft opening
    Diagon Alley finally had a soft opening for the general public Thursday afternoon, as Universal Orlando let visitors without hotel packages into the new Harry Potter land. Universal did not give information about what the soft opening schedule will be...
  • 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' stars help debut Universal Orlando ride

    'Harry Potter' stars help debut Universal Orlando ride
    Stars of the "Harry Potter" franchise hit the red carpet at the much-anticipated expansion of Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter on Wednesday, ahead of the opening of the new attraction on July 8. The addition of Diagon Alley to the...
  • New Harry Potter attraction opens at Florida theme park

    July 8 (Reuters) - The new Harry Potter attraction at Universal Orlando opened in Florida on Tuesday to crowds of fans eager to be among the first to experience the theme park's Diagon Alley expansion based on J.K. Rowling's books and the popular films...
  • Diagon Alley opens at Universal Studios with long waits

    Diagon Alley opens at Universal Studios with long waits
    Diagon Alley is open for business, with a 3D ride that thrilled visitors, plenty of Harry Potter-themed shops — and long lines. Hundreds of Universal Studios visitors began streaming into the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon...