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Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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  • 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...
  • Taking the Kids -- to theme parks when they aren't in school yet

    Taking the Kids -- to theme parks when they aren't in school yet
    So what if you're toting diapers and a stroller, the kids aren't too young to hit theme parks -- especially this summer -- and you're guaranteed some fun, too. Wherever you and your toddlers and preschoolers find yourselves this summer, you'll find...
  • Tourist tax collections increase 3 percent in June

    Tourist tax collections increase 3 percent in June
    Orange County's tourist development tax collections for June jumped 3.1 percent from the previous year to $18 million, county comptroller Martha Haynie announced Monday. Tourist taxes are charged on short -term rentals, mostly hotels and motels. So...
  • Eek! The return of the scare zones at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

    Eek! The return of the scare zones at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights
    Scare zones will be back on the streets of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights tonight after a two-year absence. Event planners had strayed from the dedicated, elaborately themed outdoor spaces populated by costumed "scare actors." "You can just...
  • 'Superman Hall of Heroes' to Honor Extraordinary Citizens

    DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have launched the "Superman Hall of Heroes" as an online portal through which individuals can gift their own heroes with Man of Steel-themed merchandise. The companies have inducted some notable names of their own --...
  • Coming to Diagon Alley: Butterbeer ice cream, fishy green ale, other edibles

    Coming to Diagon Alley: Butterbeer ice cream, fishy green ale, other edibles
    Did someone say butterbeer ice cream? Visitors to Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley will be able to lick that right up when the attraction opens at Universal Studios theme park this summer. On Friday, Universal Orlando revealed...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood to add 'Fast and Furious' attraction

    Universal Studios Hollywood to add 'Fast and Furious' attraction
    Universal Studios Hollywood is putting the pedal to the metal on a new attraction based on the popular "Fast and Furious" movie series. The theme park announced Tuesday plans to add a high-definition, 3-D feature to the park's long-running Studio Tour...
  • Universal Studios 'Despicable Me' ride launches with minions and mayhem

    Universal Studios 'Despicable Me' ride launches with minions and mayhem
    The latest piece in Universal Studios Hollywood's $1.6-billion expansion debuted Friday with dancing, music, speeches by dignitaries and swarms of minions. The theme park's newest attraction, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, was unveiled to the members of...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood taps into 'Despicable Me's' minion power

    Universal Studios Hollywood taps into 'Despicable Me's' minion power
    Their yellow, begoggled faces have covered billboards, blanketed toy store shelves, appeared in music videos and mobile games. So it's only logical that family cinema's ubiquitous, gibberish-speaking stars, the minions of "Despicable Me," now have their...
  • 'Despicable Me' ride adds minion mayhem to Universal Studios Hollywood

    'Despicable Me' ride adds minion mayhem to Universal Studios Hollywood
    The new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem motion simulator attraction coming to Universal Studios Hollywood puts riders through a relentless and chaotic minion training course full of slapstick humor. PHOTOS: Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios...
  • Spring flings at the theme parks

    Spring flings at the theme parks
    After this long, harsh winter, it's impossible to begrudge our Northern friends for wanting to spend time in our Florida sunshine. So, in the spirit of a warm welcome, here's a guide to what's new at the parks, including the attractions that have...