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Islands of Adventure

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  • Harry Potter watch: More Gringotts ride details coming Tuesday, Universal Orlando says

    Harry Potter watch: More Gringotts ride details coming Tuesday, Universal Orlando says
    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...
  • First Look at 'Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts' Ride in Orlando

    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...
  • From 'Harry Potter' to 'Hunger Games,' How Franchise Fever is Invading Theme Parks

    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...
  • Universal Orlando introduces new app, free wifi at its theme parks

    Universal Orlando introduces new app, free wifi at its theme parks
    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....
  • Star sighting: Khloe Kardashian at Universal's Islands of Adventure

    Star sighting: Khloe Kardashian at Universal's Islands of Adventure
    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.
  • Countdown to 5 new attractions at the theme parks

    Countdown to 5 new attractions at the theme parks
    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. Marching...
  • Take our theme-park quote quiz

    Take our theme-park quote quiz
    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...
  • 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...
  • Universal Orlando: Hogwarts Express windows will reveal Hagrid, Weasleys, other 'Harry Potter' characters

    Universal Orlando: Hogwarts Express windows will reveal Hagrid, Weasleys, other 'Harry Potter' characters
    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...
  • Universal Studios Japan: Wizarding World of Harry Potter to open July 15

    Universal Studios Japan: Wizarding World of Harry Potter to open July 15
    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...
  • Universal Studios: Knight Bus parked inside Potter construction wall

    Universal Studios: Knight Bus parked inside Potter construction wall
    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...