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Islands of Adventure

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  • 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. ...
  • Universal: Act now to see Harry Potter webcast

    Universal: Act now to see Harry Potter webcast
    Universal Orlando's upcoming webcast about its expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is available to the public, but interested people must fill out a form and they must do it by 11:59 p.m. today -- Tuesday, Jan. 21 -- to participate. Step...
  • Hogwarts Express will link 2 parks

    Hogwarts Express will link 2 parks
    One of the most innovative additions to Central Florida's theme parks this year uses a decidedly old-fashioned form of transportation: the train. Trains have been a theme-park staple since the original Disneyland opened in 1955, with the steam-powered,...
  • Universal Hopes to Conjure More Orlando Magic with 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' Expansion

    Like any producer of a successful franchise, Universal Studios is ready to give its guests more of "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter." The theme park operator revealed new details of the expansion of the park inside its Islands of Adventure, in...
  • Diagon Alley: Universal reveals new Harry Potter plans, Gringotts ride

     
    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is getting an upgrade. Universal Orlando Resort has revealed new details for its planned […]...
  • Disney Gives Update on 'Avatar' Theme Park at Walt Disney World

    Two years after announcing plans to produce an "Avatar"-themed land inside Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom park with James Cameron, Disney has unveiled the first images of the attraction to open in 2017. The land will be located between Africa and the...
  • Orlando theme parks cast spell when the sun goes down

    Orlando theme parks cast spell when the sun goes down
    The summer heat and summer crowds can be a big deterrent to taking on Orlando's theme parks, but there's quite a show to be had when the sun goes down. Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando all have extended summer hours allowing...
  • Entering the world of Transformers at Universal Orlando

    Entering the world of Transformers at Universal Orlando
    What began life as a toy has grown into a series of action movies and now a big-time attraction at Universal Studios. Transformers: The Ride — 3D incorporates giant screens, moving platforms and special effects — including a secret...
  • Universal Orlando: Deal gives Florida residents a second park day for free

    Universal Orlando: Deal gives Florida residents a second park day for free
    Universal Orlando has introduced a buy-one-get-one deal for Florida residents. Floridians who buy a one-day ticket to either Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure at regular price get a second day for free. These tickets must be purchased through...
  • Theme park Sniglets: Some new terms for your Orlando attraction lexicon

    Theme park Sniglets: Some new terms for your Orlando attraction lexicon
    On a steamy day at Magic Kingdom, I noticed the wait time for Mickey's PhilharMagic was a mere 10 minutes. So while others queued up nearby for FastPasses of New Fantasyland attractions, I slipped into line for the 3-D musical, an Old Fantasyland...
  • Thor's Hammer dark ride set to debut at Norway's Tusenfryd

    Thor's Hammer dark ride set to debut at Norway's Tusenfryd
    A new motion simulator-based dark ride that tells the story of Norse gods and mythical monsters with 3-D scenes and special effects is set to debut at a Norwegian theme park this summer. Photos: Thor's Hammer dark ride at Norway's Tusenfryd Drawing on...