| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:55 PM
There will be a lot riding on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts when Diagon Alley opens Tuesday.
The Gringotts thrill ride is the centerpiece of Universal Orlando's expansion of its Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The company describes it as...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:50 AM
I'm not the only one with questions. Here's what folks keep asking me about the Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts ride:
•Can I ride it? Although Universal does not call it a roller coaster, it does have coaster qualities. It's not as...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Discovery Cove, SeaWorld's day resort that features interactions with dolphins, exotic fish and birds, again has won the top spot in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice competition. It was ranked the No. 1 amusement park in the world for 2014. Universal's...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:13 PM
After months of anticipation, Diagon Alley will open Tuesday morning at Universal Studios Florida, offering parkgoers shopping, dining and a 3D thrill ride in a setting that faithfully re-creates scenes from the blockbuster Harry Potter movies....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:55 AM
From Goblins to Gillywater and wands to Wiseacre's, there is plenty for the eye to see at Universal Orlando's newest expansion, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley.
The main attraction and the dining centerpiece -- Harry Potter and...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Diagon Alley opens Tuesday (today) as the latest feature in the Universal Orlando kingdom in Florida. For those who can't wait, Hilton Orlando offers a room and three-day park-to-park tickets that allow you to enter an hour earlier than everyone else...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:55 AM
Jimmy Fallon played up the theme-park humor Tuesday in his second "Tonight Show" at Universal Orlando Resort. It was a great commercial for the Central Florida attraction, and Fallon will keep the plugs coming as he plays there through Thursday.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Universal Orlando employees will begin previewing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley on Wednesday night, the first of four planned sessions that run through Saturday evening at Universal Studios theme park.
A week ago, it was...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Watching folks try out the Hogwarts Express train at Universal the past two days has given me a flashback to when we first heard the rumor that its Harry Potter expansion would be built in Universal Studios theme park rather than Islands of Adventure,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Lionsgate investors who presumed there was no more value to wring out of "The Hunger Games" beyond its final installment next year got a nice surprise last week. CEO Jon Feltheimer announced a new way to capitalize on the mega-franchise: A touring...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:27 AM
By waving a special wand, visitors to the World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley will be able to make magic happen in the streets and store windows of the under-construction attraction at Universal Studios.
Universal Orlando made that much-rumored news...