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Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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  • Universal Studios: Pictures of construction, deconstruction

     
    This weekend's walking tour of Universal Studios made for photo opportunities of attractions past and future. At first, I thought we were only going to get construction walls, but then it got a little more interesting. The “entrance” to the...
  • 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...
  • Picture it: Construction at Universal Studios

     
    It looks like we've entered the big-box era of construction at Universal Studios, which has work ongoing at three areas. The projects are taking shape — which happens to be a big block, practically a warehouse look at this point. There's a big...
  • Senate committee to scrutinize tax breaks for CSX, Universal Orlando, Publix and others

     
    The Florida Senate’s Finance and Tax subcommittee plans to scrutinize a dozen different tax-incentive programs this afternoon. The list includes several programs that have been the subject of Orlando Sentinel stories in recent months. Among them: &#...
  • Picture it: Tour of construction walls at Universal Orlando

     
    Pockets of construction, large and small, are dotting the landscape of Universal Orlando, from Islands of Adventure to Universal CityWalk to multiple locations inside Universal Studios theme park. “Great Things are on the Way” say the signs on...
  • Lawmaker wants to know why Universal gets high-crime tax breaks

     
    At least one local state lawmaker wants answers to why Universal Orlando has been able to profit so richly off a tax incentive program that was supposed to help “urban high-crime” areas around Florida. State Rep. Bruce Antone, a Democrat who...
  • Disney World: Mad dashes, exhausting schedules and enervating weather

    Disney World: Mad dashes, exhausting schedules and enervating weather
    During the last 10 years, I have written about some of the vacations my husband, our three children and I have taken to Ireland, Italy, Paris, Germany, the Netherlands and London. The response has been mixed. Many found inspiration in our tales; others...
  • What's new, next and worthy at Walt Disney World

    Tackling the four theme parks at Walt Disney World requires a strategic plan designed with military precision and discipline. Routes must be mapped. Sites targeted. Missions coordinated. Resupply operations planned. The weak of heart and flat of foot need...
  • What will butterbeer taste like?

    What will butterbeer taste like?
    Universal Orlando has been holding on to a sweet secret: What will butterbeer taste like at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? After a preview swig last week, we can reveal the answer. Think shortbread cookie with butterscotch. It's amber-colored...