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Islands of Adventure

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  • 10 burning questions about Universal's Harry Potter expansion

    10 burning questions about Universal's Harry Potter expansion
    Universal Orlando has revealed some details about its Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion: It is under construction at Universal Studios and will be made to look like London scenes, including Diagon Alley -- from the popular Potter films, keeping...
  • What may come to Wizarding World of Harry Potter 2.0 at Universal Orlando

    What may come to Wizarding World of Harry Potter 2.0 at Universal Orlando
    After a year of construction, Universal Orlando  has finally admitted that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will expand in 2014 with a detailed re-creation of London's Diagon Alley from the wildly popular series of books and movies. Photos: Top 10...
  • Despicable Me Minions come to Universal Orlando hotel

    Despicable Me Minions come to Universal Orlando hotel
    The minions are coming to a hotel room near you. Universal Orlando announced that each of the 18 kids' suites at its Loews Portofino Bay Hotel are being renovated to feature a theme based on the movie Despicable Me, complementing the park's new...
  • Are you high at Aquatica? Attractions that are in the 100-foot range

    Are you high at Aquatica? Attractions that are in the 100-foot range
    Aquatica's teasing announcement on Friday that it would add an attraction that's more than 100 feet tall, got us thinking: "For comparison's sake, what other attractions are around that height?" It seems certain that the unnamed attraction, set to...
  • Universal: 'Celebration of Harry Potter' set for January

    Universal: 'Celebration of Harry Potter' set for January
    Break out the butterbeer. A three-day "Celebration of Harry Potter" is set for Universal Orlando in January. The event, co-hosted with Warner Bros., will feature Q&A sessions and film tributes with actors and filmmakers from the "Harry Potter" series of...
  • Iron Man ride heading for Disneyland Hong Kong in 2016

    Iron Man ride heading for Disneyland Hong Kong in 2016
    An Iron Man ride will open at Disneyland Hong Kong, marking the first major attraction based on a Marvel Comics character at a Disney theme park. The Iron Man Experience will debut in late 2016, said Tom Staggs, chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts,...
  • Universal gets hip to Happy Hippo for Macy's Holiday Parade

    Universal gets hip to Happy Hippo for Macy's Holiday Parade
    Happy Hippo is ready for her closeup. The character is a new balloon that's joined the lineup for the Macy's Holiday Parade, which returned to Universal Studios last weekend. Happy goes way back. She debuted in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in...
  • Universal: Hogwarts Express now in place

    Universal: Hogwarts Express now in place
    Universal Orlando says the Hogwarts Express locomotive is now on place on the tracks that will connect the two sides of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios theme parks. Guests eventually will be able to...
  • Orlando theme parks cast spell when the sun goes down

    Orlando theme parks cast spell when the sun goes down
    The summer heat and summer crowds can be a big deterrent to taking on Orlando's theme parks, but there's quite a show to be had when the sun goes down. Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando all have extended summer hours allowing...
  • Theme parks' quarterly report: Say hello to Transformers, Antarctica, Atlantis, more coasters, coming attractions

    Theme parks' quarterly report: Say hello to Transformers, Antarctica, Atlantis, more coasters, coming attractions
    Summertime is busy for Orlando's theme parks, although most new attractions are open and operating before the surge of out-of-towners comes in. This year, new rides and shows continue to trickle in as the temperatures rise. Here's an overview of what...
  • What's up with theme-park sips

    What's up with theme-park sips
    The latest trend among the funky foods at theme parks is the themed beverage, a drink tailored to a specific area within an attraction. Butterbeer, the frothy beverage of choice among the Harry Potter crowd, set the standard when it debuted at Islands...