| 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...
| 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 9, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Universal Studios Hollywood is adding a collection of rides and themed areas, including a thrill ride based on “The Fast and the Furious” film series.
The additions will lead up to the theme park’s 2016 opening of the Wizarding World...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Universal Orlando has raised the fee for parking in its garage to $17, up from $16. Guests use this structure while visiting Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks and the Universal CityWalk shopping and dining district.
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Universal Studios will reveal more details about the theme park's upcoming Hogwarts Express experience on Friday, according to a Universal video posted to YouTube.
The 30-second video shares mostly chug-chug-chug sound effects, a visual of train...
| 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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Universal Orlando employees will begin previewing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley on Wednesday night, the first of four planned sessions that run through Saturday evening at Universal Studios theme park.
A week ago, it was...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Harry Potter film stars Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), and Warwick Davis (Professor...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Watching folks try out the Hogwarts Express train at Universal the past two days has given me a flashback to when we first heard the rumor that its Harry Potter expansion would be built in Universal Studios theme park rather than Islands of Adventure,...