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  • 'Harry Potter' actors talk tech and games at Diagon Alley

    GamerHub.tv 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...
  • How Universal came up with Hogwarts Express and said goodbye to Jaws

    How Universal came up with Hogwarts Express and said goodbye to Jaws
    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,...
  • Universal Studios: Harry Potter webcasts will preview Diagon Alley

    Universal Studios: Harry Potter webcasts will preview Diagon Alley
    Universal Orlando will produce a handful of webcasts this week that will preview the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. The productions -- set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday -- roughly coincide with VIP and media...
  • Universal Studios: New wands designed to make magic happen at Diagon Alley

    Universal Studios: New wands designed to make magic happen at Diagon Alley
    By waving a special wand, visitors to the World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley will be able to make magic happen in the streets and store windows of the under-construction attraction at Universal Studios. Universal Orlando made that much-rumored news...
  • Top 15 for 2015: Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks

    Top 15 for 2015: Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks
    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...
  • Jimmy Fallon shows Universal Orlando the love

    Jimmy Fallon shows Universal Orlando the love
    Jimmy Fallon played up the theme-park humor Tuesday in his second "Tonight Show" at Universal Orlando Resort. It was a great commercial for the Central Florida attraction, and Fallon will keep the plugs coming as he plays there through Thursday. He...
  • Diagon Alley Opening July 8 at Universal Studios Florida

    Universal Orlando Resort will officially open Diagon Alley, the expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, on July 8. The new themed land is inside Universal Studios Florida, while Wizarding World opened in Islands of Adventure on June 18, 2010....
  • Universal Studios: Five thoughts about the first look at Diagon Alley

    Universal Studios: Five thoughts about the first look at Diagon Alley
    Five quick impressions from my first trip behind the wall at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios:    - There’s a lot of shopping … but then, it’s the wizarding shopping district, right?...
  • Diagon Alley Premieres at Universal Studios Florida with 'Harry Potter' Stars

    On the same day it opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter four years ago, Universal Orlando Resort conjured up more magic to premiere its newest themed world, Diagon Alley, which opens July 8. A red carpet event took place in front of the London...
  • From 'Harry Potter' to 'Hunger Games,' How Franchise Fever is Invading Theme Parks

    Lionsgate investors who presumed there was no more value to wring out of "The Hunger Games" beyond its final installment next year got a nice surprise last week. CEO Jon Feltheimer announced a new way to capitalize on the mega-franchise: A touring...
  • Universal Orlando introduces new app, free wifi at its theme parks

    Universal Orlando introduces new app, free wifi at its theme parks
    As the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley approaches, Universal Orlando is introducing a new mobile app and offering free wifi to guests at theme parks Universal Studios and  Islands of Adventure plus Universal CityWalk....