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Islands of Adventure

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  • 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...
  • Disney's new coaster more 'family friendly' than thrilling

    Disney's new coaster more 'family friendly' than thrilling
    Riders aboard Walt Disney World's new roller coaster will travel through dark passageways and into the Florida sunshine in cars that wobble a bit while charging ahead. But riders won't be turning upside down, reaching high speeds or soaring to extreme...
  • 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....
  • Potterwatch: There be dragon at Universal

    Potterwatch: There be dragon at Universal
    Things are falling into place for Universal Studios' Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley, and in some cases, they're being lifted into place. Over the weekend, a crane put a 60-foot dragon atop the area's centerpiece attraction, Harry Potter...
  • Universal Studios: Video from Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley

    Universal Studios: Video from Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley
    Universal  Studios has released a video with scenes from inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley, which is expected to open to the public this summer. The video shows primarily exteriors of Diagon Alley establishments such as...
  • Universal offers Harry Potter hotel deal for Florida residents starting June 29

    Universal offers Harry Potter hotel deal for Florida residents starting June 29
    While Universal Orlando has yet to officially announce an opening date for the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, it is now offering a deal to Florida residents that will allow special access to the park expansion beginning June 29. From...
  • 10 novelties to try in Central Florida this summer

    10 novelties to try in Central Florida this summer
    Like a magician who pulls out one bunny after another from his top hat to amaze his audience, Central Florida rolls out new attractions and novel resorts for visitors each spring and summer. Here are 10 new things -- in no particular order -- you may wish...
  • Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley opens July 8

     
    Muggles: Have you booked your tickets for Florida yet? In its second phase, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the […]...
  • Florida travel calendar for December

    Florida travel calendar for December
    Check out festivals and events in December across the state. Featured destination: Key West Nov. 27 - Dec. 31: Key West 'Bright' Before Christmans. Key West. Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance...
  • When do the holidays end at Orlando theme parks?

    When do the holidays end at Orlando theme parks?
    Christmas 2013 is officially in the books, but the merriment continues at Orlando's theme parks and attractions. Here's a quick list of when individual holiday festivities wrap up. + At Epcot, the Candlelight Processional ends Monday, Dec. 30. ...
  • What's coming to Orlando theme parks in 2014

    What's coming to Orlando theme parks in 2014
    Look for additions small and large at Orlando's theme parks in 2014. Although the attractions, for the most part, haven't set exact dates yet, here are some that are worth watching. •Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, Universal...