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Islands of Adventure

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  • 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&...
  • Picture it: Tour of construction walls at Universal Orlando

     
    Pockets of construction, large and small, are dotting the landscape of Universal Orlando, from Islands of Adventure to Universal CityWalk to multiple locations inside Universal Studios theme park. “Great Things are on the Way” say the signs on...
  • Universal claims millions in tax breaks through program meant to help urban high crime areas

     
    For Universal Orlando, the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the summer of 2010 was like winning the lottery. In the first year alone, attendance jumped 20 percent to 11.2 million people. Sales soared 40 percent to more than $1 billion....
  • Universal Orlando: More construction photos

     
    Before we start our photographic walk through Universal Studios, let's talk about what's going on there. Yes, yes, we've all heard the rumors about what they're building. Sometimes rumors are true. It's been repeated on the Internet so much that many...
  • House Dems hoping to refill coffers at Universal

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The election may be two weeks out, but the cash calls won't stop with the ads. House Victory 2012 is throwing a Dec. 7-8 “behind the scenes” VIP tour of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks to donors...
  • Universal Orlando: More Mannheim Steamroller, Grinchmas, Macy’s parade in December

     
    Universal Orlando will present familiar programming for the holiday season, including an expanded concert schedule for Mannheim Steamroller. The powerful, instrumental supergroup will perform eight nights in December, up from last year's six concerts at...
  • Universal Orlando: Free tickets for military, free third day for U.S., Canada residents

     
    Universal Orlando has expanded its multi-day ticket offers to include free deals for military personnel plus packages with a “buy two days, get one free” option for residents of  the United States and Canada. Those folks who purchase a two-day...