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Islands of Adventure

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  • Picture it: Ariana Grande and company at Universal

    Picture it: Ariana Grande and company at Universal
    Singer Ariana Grande (center) and her Honeymoon Tour crew visited Universal Orlando on Wednesday. They went to both Universal Studios theme park and Islands of Adventure, including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Grande was in concert at Orlando's...
  • Is Fury 325 world's tallest coaster? In a way, but not for long?

    Is Fury 325 world's tallest coaster? In a way, but not for long?
    You might have heard buzz this week about Fury 325, the world’s tallest coaster opening at Carowinds, a theme park in Charlotte, N.C.   Some of the buzz has left out a key fact ... plus the fact that within a couple of years, Orlando should have its...
  • Dr. Seuss Museum To Open In Springfield

    Dr. Seuss Museum To Open In Springfield
    Springfield is already is home to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Beginning next year, the Massachusetts city will be home to a second museum dedicated to another blockbuster entertainment enterprise that was born there. The first phase...
  • Cenicienta y El Grinch estarán en el escenario del Centro Dr. Phillips

    Cenicienta y El Grinch estarán en el escenario del Centro Dr. Phillips
    ¿Qué tienen en común la hermosa Cenicienta y el malvado Grinch, el que se estropeó la Navidad a todos los habitantes de Whoville? Muy fácil: ambos subirán al escenario del Teatro Walt Disney del Centro de Artes Escénicas Dr. Phillips como parte de la...
  • King Kong attraction will open at Universal Orlando, Comcast execs confirm

    King Kong attraction will open at Universal Orlando, Comcast execs confirm
    One of Orlando's worst-kept secrets was confirmed Tuesday, when Comcast Corp. executives said what theme-park watchers have been speculating for months: A new King Kong attraction will open at Universal Orlando. The Kong attraction appears to be...
  • Universal Orlando will open King Kong attraction, Comcast execs confirm

    Universal Orlando will open King Kong attraction, Comcast execs confirm
    A new King Kong attraction will open at Universal Orlando, Comcast Corp. executives confirmed Tuesday. The attraction only got a brief mention during a call with analysts to discuss fourth-quarter earnings. Chief Financial Officer Michael Angelakis...
  • Universal Orlando reverses ban on bottled water

     Universal Orlando reverses ban on bottled water
    Universal Orlando has lifted its temporary ban on guests bringing liquids such as bottled water into the park. Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said Thursday in an email that the ban has been lifted. He did not give further details. Visitors to the...
  • Holiday-themed attractions still going on at theme parks

    Holiday-themed attractions still going on at theme parks
    Hold onto holidays Christmas celebrations go into overtime at Central Florida theme parks. Here are the activities still in holiday mode. •At Islands of Adventure, the "Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular" has multiple performances daily through...
  • What's behind the walls at Disney and Universal?

    What's behind the walls at Disney and Universal?
    Wouldn't it be nice to have a piece of the construction-wall action for Orlando's attractions? Shoot, just having the panels from Downtown Disney in your portfolio would land you an early retirement. Some of the walls shield guests from unsightly repair...
  • A theme park that glorifies guns? I'll pass

    Oh, wowee, I've found the perfect attraction to visit during our next vacation -- and only a three-hour car ride away, too. I'm always looking for places that promise to hold the attention of a family that argues over which restaurant to go to for dinner....
  • Selfie sticks: Theme-park boom or bust?

    Selfie sticks: Theme-park boom or bust?
    While visiting the Magic Kingdom, Maria Guerrero used a "selfie stick" to take a photo of herself, her mother and her cousin with Cinderella Castle looming in the background. "I have been taking selfies, like, all day for three days," said Guerrero, a...