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Islands of Adventure

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  • Universal Studios: Where things stand at Diagon Alley

    Universal Studios: Where things stand at Diagon Alley
    Thousands of Americans are spending time this Independence Day holiday weekend in London – the one that’s been created at Universal Studios in Orlando. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley has been in a “phased”...
  • New film fuels more speculation about King Kong ride at Universal

    New film fuels more speculation about King Kong ride at Universal
    Construction has been going on at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure, and news of an upcoming King Kong movie has fueled speculation among bloggers that that the project could be a new attraction based on the giant ape. Legendary Entertainment...
  • Discovery Cove nabs top prize from TripAdvisor

    Discovery Cove nabs top prize from TripAdvisor
    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...
  • Orlando: Hotel deal gives early entry to Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

    Orlando: Hotel deal gives early entry to Harry Potter's Diagon Alley
    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...
  • Universal's new Harry Potter ride will have big cars, Gringotts Bank story

    Universal's new Harry Potter ride will have big cars, Gringotts Bank story
    The signature ride at Universal Orlando's new Diagon Alley will have big vehicles that can whisk 12 people through a Harry Potter story featuring villains, dragons and goblins, a Universal executive said Monday. One goal for the new Harry Potter and the...
  • Universal Studios: New wands designed to make magic happen at Diagon Alley

    Universal Studios: New wands designed to make magic happen at Diagon Alley
    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...
  • Universal Studios: Harry Potter webcasts will preview Diagon Alley

    Universal Studios: Harry Potter webcasts will preview Diagon Alley
    Universal Orlando will produce a handful of webcasts this week that will preview the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. The productions -- set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday -- roughly coincide with VIP and media...
  • Diagon Alley Opening July 8 at Universal Studios Florida

    Universal Orlando Resort will officially open Diagon Alley, the expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, on July 8. The new themed land is inside Universal Studios Florida, while Wizarding World opened in Islands of Adventure on June 18, 2010....
  • Diagon Alley Premieres at Universal Studios Florida with 'Harry Potter' Stars

    On the same day it opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter four years ago, Universal Orlando Resort conjured up more magic to premiere its newest themed world, Diagon Alley, which opens July 8. A red carpet event took place in front of the London...
  • Universal Studios: Five thoughts about the first look at Diagon Alley

    Universal Studios: Five thoughts about the first look at Diagon Alley
    Five quick impressions from my first trip behind the wall at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios:    - There’s a lot of shopping … but then, it’s the wizarding shopping district, right?...
  • Hills and valleys of roller-coastering

    Hills and valleys of roller-coastering
    The preparations for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom put me in a nostalgic mood for good — and occasionally harrowing — times aboard other Central Florida roller coasters. I've been having flashbacks of many ups and downs for some...