| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:05 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. Rachel diMonda, 20, stood at a medallion in the ground labeled "Meteolojinx" and waved her wand left, then right.
Like magic or more like an extremely savvy feat of theme park planning an umbrella extending from the side of the building...
| 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 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 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 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...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 1:56 PM
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”...
| 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...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:38 AM
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...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Khloe Kardashian, of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" fame, hangs out with Wolverine, Spider-Man and Captain America during her visit to Universal's Islands of Adventure over the weekend.
| May 30, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The much-anticipated expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando is expected to be unveiled in late June with a dark ride through the cavernous vaults of Gringotts Bank, a virtual journey on the Hogwarts Express train and a...