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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...
  • Universal parks 1st with 1-day pass above $90

    Universal parks 1<sup>s</sup><sup>t</sup> with 1-day pass above $90
    Universal Orlando raised ticket prices once again over the weekend, becoming the first of Orlando's big theme-park operators to lift base prices above $90. The price of a one-day, one-park Universal ticket is now $92, before tax. That's a 3.4 percent...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 deal: Three park days for the price of two

    Universal deal: Three park days for the price of two
    Universal Orlando has introduced a ticket deal that includes three days in its Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks for the price of two. Prices start at $125.99 per adult. All three days must be used within a 14-day period that starts...
  • Old-fashioned carnival games thrive at high-tech theme parks

    Old-fashioned carnival games thrive at high-tech theme parks
    At Universal Studios Florida, you can pretend you're battling 30-foot-tall robots engaged in urban warfare inside the multimillion-dollar Transformers ride. Or, across the lagoon, you can just whack a mole. In an industry where bigger, faster,...
  • 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...