| May 9, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Universal Orlando will officially announce more details Tuesday about its Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride, one of the most anticipated elements of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley, which is scheduled to open this...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Universal Orlando Resort has provided a more detailed look at its "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts" ride inside Diagon Alley, the expanded portion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park that will open this summer.
The ride is one of...
| 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 11, 2014
| 7:40 AM
As the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley approaches, Universal Orlando is introducing a new mobile app and offering free wifi to guests at theme parks Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure plus Universal CityWalk....
| 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.
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:40 AM
We are inching closer to a handful of new theme-park attractions in Central Florida. Although grand-opening dates have not been announced, we can still share progress reports on key additions expected to arrive in coming weeks and months.
| Mar 27, 2014
A while ago, I compiled a group of theme-park quotations and made a quiz out of them. I'm a sucker for accidental catch phrases, some of which were not designed to be humorous.
It was fun to write, and enough people told me they enjoyed it that I made a...
| 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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:31 AM
Visitors aboard Universal Orlando's Hogwarts Express will look out the windows and see Hagrid on his flying motorbike, the Weasley twins on brooms, Buckbeak the Hippogriff in action and the Knight Bus maneuvering through traffic, Universal revealed...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:26 AM
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open at Universal Studios Japan on July 15, 2014, the Osaka theme park announced on Friday.
Once open, Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando will no longer be the exclusive theme park home of Hogwarts...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 10:05 AM
The Knight Bus has found its way into the under-construction Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley at Universal Studios theme park.
Non-wizards sighted the vehicle on Florida highways on Thursday. By Friday morning, the deep purple...