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Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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  • Star sighting: Richard Gere, Carey Lowell at Universal

     
    Married couple and actors Richard Gere and Carey Lowell stand near the Incredilbe Hulk Coaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park on Thursday.  The duo visited both IOA and Universal Studios park and experienced attractions including the...
  • Picture it: ‘Victorious’ cast at Islands of Adventure

     
    The cast of the Nickelodeon television series “Victorious” take in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure this week. The group will kick off the Summer Concert Series next door at Universal Studios on Saturday evening with...
  • Picture it: Construction sites at Universal Studios

     
    We might be tempted to start referring to Universal Orlando as Cranes Roost South. There's a building boom going on with the just-announced Cabana Bay hotel plus two projects that are obviously underway — prominent heavy machinery in multiple...
  • Parks use seasonal hiring to balance customer service and labor costs

     
    Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and  SeaWorld Orlando are three of Central Florida's biggest employers, with more than 80,000 workers between them. And they're about to get even bigger. This is the time of year when payrolls swell at the big theme...
  • Star sighting: Jon Stewart at Islands of Adventure

     
    Talk-show host and comedian Jon Stewart visited Zonkos joke shop at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure on Tuesday.  Clowning around with “The Daily Show” personality were his son Nate (front) and...
  • Disney Parks chief says Wizarding World hasn’t been a ‘dramatic negative’ for Disney World

     
    The St. Petersburg Times interviewed Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs aboard Disney's new Disney Dream cruise ship last month and gleaned a couple of interesting tidbits from him. Most notably, Staggs seemed to suggest that Universal...
  • ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ returning to Universal Orlando in April

     
    Ellen DeGeneres is bringing her popular daytime talk show back to Universal Orlando Resort. She will tape two episodes on Sunday, April 3, on the Lagoon Stage at Universal CityWalk in the heart of Universal Orlando Resort. For information on tickets, go...
  • Star sighting: Jennette McCurdy (of ‘iCarly’) at Islands of Adventure

     
    Jennette McCurdy, who plays Sam on Nickelodeon series ‘iCarly,' visited Honeydukes, the candy store at Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the newest section of Universal's Islands of Adventure, this week. McCurdy was visiting Orlando with family and...
  • Ellen DeGeneres’ return a boost for Universal, Orlando

     
    Ellen DeGeneres taped episodes of her daytime talk show at Universal Orlando again on Sunday. It's the fifth time in six years that “The Ellen DeGeneres Sh0w” has been produced at Universal CityWalk and other Universal locations.  The...
  • ‘Bert the Conqueror’ visits Orlando theme parks

     
    Just after Ellen DeGeneres' stop at Universal Orlando Resort, "Bert the Conqueror" will pay a visit. In the show at 8 p.m. Sunday on the Travel Channel, host Bert Kreischer visits the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. Kreischer also...
  • Mad Cow Theatre hosts 2nd Entertainment Designers Forum

     
    Mad Cow Theatre will present its 2nd annual Entertainment Designers Forum on Friday, April 22. The event celebrates top designers in the entertainment industry and raises money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in memory of Stephanie Girard....