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  • Universal Orlando: Harry Potter expansion to open in 2014 at Universal Studios

    Universal Orlando: Harry Potter expansion to open in 2014 at Universal Studios
    Universal Orlando has revealed details about its much-anticipated expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It will open in 2014 at Universal Studios, the company said today. The new area, under construction atop the old Jaws ride and Amity...
  • Universal Studios: Now, about that Harry Potter dragon ...

    Universal Studios: Now, about that Harry Potter dragon ...
    If you've stared at the new rendering for Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley, you probably noted a dragon, a fire-breathing one, perched atop what looks like the Gringbotts Wizarding Bank, high above the tourists visiting the...
  • Universal Orlando: Deal gives Florida residents a second park day for free

    Universal Orlando: Deal gives Florida residents a second park day for free
    Universal Orlando has introduced a buy-one-get-one deal for Florida residents. Floridians who buy a one-day ticket to either Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure at regular price get a second day for free. These tickets must be purchased through...
  • SeaWorld, Universal, Disney nab Golden Ticket Awards

     
    A handful of attractions at Orlando theme parks have won Golden Ticket Awards, which are presented annually by “Amusement Today.” + SeaWorld Orlando took the prize as “best marine life park.” + Islands of Adventure attractions in...
  • Christmas Countdown: When does it all end at the theme parks?

     
    The more, the merrier, right? The Christmas celebrations last for quite a while after Dec. 25 at Orlando's theme parks attractions. Here's a last-call list for the recurring holiday programming: DEC. 22 and 23: Mannheim Steamroller's last two concerts...
  • Progress on new stage at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

     
    Looking forward to seeing the finished version of the new stage in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The area that hosted the Hogwarts Frog Choir and the Triwizard Spirit Rally, along the main thoroughfare through...
  • ‘Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular’: Not a bad seat in the house

     
    I revisited the “Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular” retelling of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” this holiday season at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure. There's still time to catch it; the show runs several times each day...
  • History center: Mardi Gras artist Andrea Mistretta to kick off Universal exhibit

     
    The Orange County Regional History Center will celebrate the opening of its Universal Orlando-oriented exhibit with an appearance by artist Andrea Mistretta, known for her series of colorful Mardi Gras posters, on Saturday. Mistretta will sign posters and...
  • An unpleasant, and puzzling, experience at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

     
    What if you spent a boatload of money to build a beautiful, high-tech, world-class attraction – and then didn’t let your paying guests enjoy all of it? That was the question running through my mind after a recent visit to Islands of Adventure&...
  • History center: Exhibit prompts Universal flashbacks

     
    I just returned from a preview of a new exhibit at the Orange County Regional History Center: “A Year in the Life: Onstage to Backstage at Universal Orlando Resort.” It opens to the public for a yearlong stay at the downtown Orlando museum...
  • Harry Potter: Did Orlando mayor give away opening date?

     
    Although Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer mentioned Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion and “next year” in the same breath during his State of the City speech Wednesday, a Universal spokesman said Dyer's words could be...