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Islands of Adventure

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Top Islands of Adventure Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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 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,"...
  • 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...
  • Universal Orlando marks 1 million riders on Hogwarts Express

    Universal Orlando marks 1 million riders on Hogwarts Express
    One million passengers have now ridden the Hogwarts Express, the train that connects the two halves of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando said Thursday. The vehicle, which links Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks,...
  • 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...
  • Universal's sturdy annual passes are just the ticket

    Universal's sturdy annual passes are just the ticket
    I try to remember not to mock people who get sentimental about theme parks. I try to be understanding when there is weeping about the closing of a ride, anger when a menu changes or Twitter hysteria after another rumor surfaces. Who am I to judge? I'm...
  • 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...
  • Tips for navigating Diagon Alley, opening Tuesday at Universal

    Tips for navigating Diagon Alley, opening Tuesday at Universal
    After months of anticipation, Diagon Alley will open Tuesday morning at Universal Studios Florida, offering parkgoers shopping, dining and a 3D thrill ride in a setting that faithfully re-creates scenes from the blockbuster Harry Potter movies....
  • Diagon Alley: What you want to know about Gringotts

    Diagon Alley: What you want to know about Gringotts
    I'm not the only one with questions. Here's what folks keep asking me about the Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts ride: •Can I ride it? Although Universal does not call it a roller coaster, it does have coaster qualities. It's not as...
  • Exploring Universal's Diagon Alley from A to Z

    Exploring Universal's Diagon Alley from A to Z
    From Goblins to Gillywater and wands to Wiseacre's, there is plenty for the eye to see at Universal Orlando's newest expansion, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley.  The main attraction and the dining centerpiece -- Harry Potter and...