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  • Night of Joy and Rock the Universe lineups

    Night of Joy and Rock the Universe lineups
    Fast facts about 2014 Night of Joy at Disney and Universal's Rock the Universe. Night of Joy When: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Where: Magic Kingdom, off Interstate 4, southwest of Orlando Who: Friday's acts include Hillsong United, Chris...
  • Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens not yet ready for launch

    Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens not yet ready for launch
    Falcon's Fury is not quite ready for liftoff. An opening date for Busch Gardens' new thrill ride — a 335-foot drop tower — has not been announced. The attraction has been available to visitors for limited hours daily for more than a week, but...
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios: Starbucks set to open in February

    Disney's Hollywood Studios: Starbucks set to open in February
    Another Starbucks outlet is opening on Walt Disney World property. The latest location will be along Hollywood Boulevard, the main drag of Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Disney expects the new store, to be known as Trolly Car Cafe, to open in February....
  • Tourist-tax collections jump 6 percent in July

    Orange County's tourist development tax collections in July jumped 6 percent over the previous year, to $16.2 million, Orange County Comptroller Martha Haynie reported last week. However, Rich Maladecki, president and chief executive officer of the...
  • Gringotts ride an ambitious centerpiece for Diagon Alley

    Gringotts ride an ambitious centerpiece for Diagon Alley
    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...
  • 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...
  • Diagon Alley: What you want to know about Gringotts

    Diagon Alley: What you want to know about Gringotts
    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...
  • 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 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”...
  • Tips for navigating Diagon Alley, opening Tuesday at Universal

    Tips for navigating Diagon Alley, opening Tuesday at Universal
    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....
  • Exploring Universal's Diagon Alley from A to Z

    Exploring Universal's Diagon Alley from A to Z
    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...