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  • A peek behind wall at Harry Potter's Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando

    A peek behind wall at Harry Potter's Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando
    We still can't see a whole lot of what's going up at Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. That construction wall is maddening to anxious Potterheads, who must wait until summer for unveiling and exploration. Park...
  • Universal presents plenty of boy wizard for Harry Potter Celebration

    Universal presents plenty of boy wizard for Harry Potter Celebration
    All students at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry have worn the Sorting Hat. It's a big deal. The tattered, brown topper magically divides the student body into members of different "houses" — Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or...
  • Countdown to 5 new attractions at the theme parks

    Countdown to 5 new attractions at the theme parks
    We are inching closer to a handful of new theme-park attractions in Central Florida. Although grand-opening dates have not been announced, we can still share progress reports on key additions expected to arrive in coming weeks and months. Marching...
  • Lights, Santas, Action! Florida festivals offer your holiday fix

    Lights, Santas, Action! Florida festivals offer your holiday fix
    While more seasonally inclined states are waiting for snow to signal holiday cheer, Florida is stringing icicle lights on its palm trees. And even though the holiday decorations are strung up much sooner every year, at least these festivals -- complete...
  • Universal Studios to add restaurants and shops based on 'The Simpsons'

    Universal Studios to add restaurants and shops based on 'The Simpsons'
    Borrowing a page from its Harry Potter playbook, Universal Orlando said Thursday it will soon add a collection of shops and restaurants with a common theme drawn from the world of the long-running animated television show "The Simpsons." The area, which...
  • Entering the world of Transformers at Universal Orlando

    Entering the world of Transformers at Universal Orlando
    What began life as a toy has grown into a series of action movies and now a big-time attraction at Universal Studios. Transformers: The Ride — 3D incorporates giant screens, moving platforms and special effects — including a secret...
  • Universal's Transformers ride features big battles, real feel

     Universal's Transformers ride features big battles, real feel
    Good and evil are locked in another epic theme-park battle in Universal Studios' new Transformers: The Ride — 3D. Following a tradition of attractions pitting Harry Potter versus the Dementors and Spider-Man battling an array of supervillains,...
  • Take our theme-park quote quiz

    Take our theme-park quote quiz
    A while ago, I compiled a group of theme-park quotations and made a quiz out of them. I'm a sucker for accidental catch phrases, some of which were not designed to be humorous. It was fun to write, and enough people told me they enjoyed it that I made a...
  • 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 notebook: Transformers post-mortem, more on Springfield, new hotel

    Universal notebook: Transformers post-mortem, more on Springfield, new hotel
    Cleaning out my notebook of various Universal Orlando facts culled from media previews and observations this week. + I think the visual that will to stick with me from Thursday's grand opening of Transformers: The Ride -- 3D is the Black Diamond Jet...
  • Universal Studios: Transformers passes million-rider mark

    Universal Studios: Transformers passes million-rider mark
    More than a million riders have experienced Transformers: The Ride -- 3D since it opened June 20, Universal Studios announced Thursday. It reached the milestone in just over a month, the theme park says. That pace could appear to top that of the initial...