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Islands of Adventure

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  • Universal: Annual passholders get early access to Wizarding World

    Universal: Annual passholders get early access to Wizarding World
    Universal Orlando's annual passholders will get early access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley on weekdays in September. Passholders have been notified that they will be able to enter Potter area of Universal Studios an hour...
  • Universal's partnership with Legendary films may help shape theme parks

    Universal's partnership with Legendary films may help shape theme parks
    The latest haunted house unveiled for this fall's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando will have a purpose beyond creeping out visitors. It also will help Universal Pictures and Legendary Entertainment promote their new movie, "Dracula Untold,"...
  • Taking the Kids -- to theme parks when they aren't in school yet

    Taking the Kids -- to theme parks when they aren't in school yet
    So what if you're toting diapers and a stroller, the kids aren't too young to hit theme parks -- especially this summer -- and you're guaranteed some fun, too. Wherever you and your toddlers and preschoolers find yourselves this summer, you'll find...
  • Universal Orlando marks 1 million riders on Hogwarts Express

    Universal Orlando marks 1 million riders on Hogwarts Express
    One million passengers have now ridden the Hogwarts Express, the train that connects the two halves of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando said Thursday. The vehicle, which links Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks,...
  • Night of Joy and Rock the Universe lineups

    Night of Joy and Rock the Universe lineups
    Fast facts about 2014 Night of Joy at Disney and Universal's Rock the Universe. Night of Joy When: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Where: Magic Kingdom, off Interstate 4, southwest of Orlando Who: Friday's acts include Hillsong United, Chris...
  • Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens not yet ready for launch

    Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens not yet ready for launch
    Falcon's Fury is not quite ready for liftoff. An opening date for Busch Gardens' new thrill ride — a 335-foot drop tower — has not been announced. The attraction has been available to visitors for limited hours daily for more than a week, but...
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios: Starbucks set to open in February

    Disney's Hollywood Studios: Starbucks set to open in February
    Another Starbucks outlet is opening on Walt Disney World property. The latest location will be along Hollywood Boulevard, the main drag of Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Disney expects the new store, to be known as Trolly Car Cafe, to open in February....
  • Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley opens July 8

     
    Muggles: Have you booked your tickets for Florida yet? In its second phase, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the […]...
  • Tourist-tax collections jump 6 percent in July

    Orange County's tourist development tax collections in July jumped 6 percent over the previous year, to $16.2 million, Orange County Comptroller Martha Haynie reported last week. However, Rich Maladecki, president and chief executive officer of the...
  • Despicable Me Minions come to Universal Orlando hotel

    Despicable Me Minions come to Universal Orlando hotel
    The minions are coming to a hotel room near you. Universal Orlando announced that each of the 18 kids' suites at its Loews Portofino Bay Hotel are being renovated to feature a theme based on the movie Despicable Me, complementing the park's new...
  • Universal: 'Celebration of Harry Potter' set for January

    Universal: 'Celebration of Harry Potter' set for January
    Break out the butterbeer. A three-day "Celebration of Harry Potter" is set for Universal Orlando in January. The event, co-hosted with Warner Bros., will feature Q&A sessions and film tributes with actors and filmmakers from the "Harry Potter" series of...