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Islands of Adventure

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  • Universal Studios to add restaurants and shops based on 'The Simpsons'

    Universal Studios to add restaurants and shops based on 'The Simpsons'
    Borrowing a page from its Harry Potter playbook, Universal Orlando said Thursday it will soon add a collection of shops and restaurants with a common theme drawn from the world of the long-running animated television show "The Simpsons." The area, which...
  • Universal Studios Orlando set to open Transformers ride next summer

    Universal Studios Orlando set to open Transformers ride next summer
    Autobots and Decepticons will square off in the middle of Universal Studios when Transformers: The Ride — 3D opens there next summer, Universal Orlando officials confirmed Thursday night. The multimillion-dollar attraction will be a near-clone of...
  • Universal Orlando: Holiday Pass works through end of January

    Universal Orlando: Holiday Pass works through end of January
    Universal Orlando is now selling a ticket that allows Florida residents to visit both of its theme parks repeatedly through the end of January 2013. The Holiday Pass, sold online, costs $119.99. (A normal one-park, one-day admission is $88.) It comes...
  • 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...
  • Theme parks with mommy issues

    Theme parks with mommy issues
    Moms are almost invisible at our theme parks. No, not the ones wielding double-wide strollers and juggling a bambino or two plus a little princess. Those I see a lot. But what about fictional mothers built into the stories of individual attractions? They'...
  • What's next for Marvel characters at Disney theme parks

    What's next for Marvel characters at Disney theme parks
    The brief announcement that Disney plans to add a Marvel-themed land to Hong Kong Disneyland in 2017 raises a host of questions: Will Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men be getting their own rides? When will the Marvel characters be...
  • 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...
  • Universal Orlando: Harry Potter expansion to open in 2014 at Universal Studios

    Universal Orlando: Harry Potter expansion to open in 2014 at Universal Studios
    Universal Orlando has revealed details about its much-anticipated expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It will open in 2014 at Universal Studios, the company said today. The new area, under construction atop the old Jaws ride and Amity...
  • Universal Studios: Now, about that Harry Potter dragon ...

    Universal Studios: Now, about that Harry Potter dragon ...
    If you've stared at the new rendering for Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley, you probably noted a dragon, a fire-breathing one, perched atop what looks like the Gringbotts Wizarding Bank, high above the tourists visiting the...
  • Harry Potter: Did Orlando mayor give away opening date?

    Harry Potter: Did Orlando mayor give away opening date?
    Although Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer mentioned Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion and “next year” in the same breath during his State of the City speech Wednesday, a Universal spokesman said Dyer’s words...