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Islands of Adventure

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  • Universal Studios Japan: Wizarding World of Harry Potter to open July 15

    Universal Studios Japan: Wizarding World of Harry Potter to open July 15
    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...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: 'Fast & Furious' ride, Springfield coming

    Universal Studios Hollywood: 'Fast & Furious' ride, Springfield coming
    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...
  • Universal Studios: Knight Bus parked inside Potter construction wall

    Universal Studios: Knight Bus parked inside Potter construction wall
    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...
  • Take our theme-park quote quiz

    Take our theme-park quote quiz
    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...
  • A peek behind wall at Harry Potter's Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando

    A peek behind wall at Harry Potter's Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando
    We still can't see a whole lot of what's going up at Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. That construction wall is maddening to anxious Potterheads, who must wait until summer for unveiling and exploration. Park...
  • Universal Orlando: Parking fee rises to $17

    Universal Orlando: Parking fee rises to $17
    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. RV/Bus...
  • Universal Studios: More Hogwarts Express details unveiled Friday

    Universal Studios: More Hogwarts Express details unveiled Friday
    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...
  • Universal Orlando: Hogwarts Express windows will reveal Hagrid, Weasleys, other 'Harry Potter' characters

    Universal Orlando: Hogwarts Express windows will reveal Hagrid, Weasleys, other 'Harry Potter' characters
    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...
  • Countdown to 5 new attractions at the theme parks

    Countdown to 5 new attractions at the theme parks
    We are inching closer to a handful of new theme-park attractions in Central Florida. Although grand-opening dates have not been announced, we can still share progress reports on key additions expected to arrive in coming weeks and months. Marching...
  • 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...
  • 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 […]...