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Islands of Adventure

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Who said that at the theme parks? The Answers

    1. Bruce Banner on the lift hill of Incredible Hulk Coaster, Islands of Adventure 2. Your host, your "ghost host" in the stretching room of Haunted Mansion, Magic Kingdom 3. Supervillain Gru in Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Universal Studios 4. The...
  • No sweat: Cool theme-park spots

    No sweat: Cool theme-park spots
    Is it just me or are theme parks not as cool as they used to be? Not "cool" in the Fonzie way or that Nicki Minaj way, but cool in the beat-the-heat way. I recall feeling overheated in theme parks in the summers of my youth and escaping inside, greeted...
  • 2 Ohio amusement parks among top 20

    Kings Island and Cedar Point are the most popular seasonal amusement parks in the U.S., according to a report issued by the Theme Entertainment Association. Both parks, owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment of Sandusky, Ohio, saw a slight rise in...
  • Quotations quiz: Who said that at the theme parks?

    Quotations quiz: Who said that at the theme parks?
    One of my guaranteed chuckles at our theme parks is during MuppetVision 3D at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Kermit the Frog and company are producing a musical spectacular and he asks what the title is. "It's 'A Salute to All Nations … But Mostly...
  • Theme park Sniglets: Some new terms for your Orlando attraction lexicon

    Theme park Sniglets: Some new terms for your Orlando attraction lexicon
    On a steamy day at Magic Kingdom, I noticed the wait time for Mickey's PhilharMagic was a mere 10 minutes. So while others queued up nearby for FastPasses of New Fantasyland attractions, I slipped into line for the 3-D musical, an Old Fantasyland...