| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:31 AM
I try to remember not to mock people who get sentimental about theme parks. I try to be understanding when there is weeping about the closing of a ride, anger when a menu changes or Twitter hysteria after another rumor surfaces.
Who am I to judge? I'm...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Construction has been going on at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure, and news of an upcoming King Kong movie has fueled speculation among bloggers that that the project could be a new attraction based on the giant ape.
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:03 AM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:50 AM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
In the tradition of the "Harry Potter" movies, Universal Orlando has come up with a sequel. On Tuesday, Universal Studios will open Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, a follow-up to the blockbuster boy-wizard attraction that debuted...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 1:56 PM
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”...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:13 PM
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....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:55 AM
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...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 2:01 PM
At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2015, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages.
It already seems like...