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All Aboard The Hogwarts Express ... Seriously

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment

The new Harry Potter-themed area opening at Universal Orlando Resort this summer will allow fans to ride the Hogwarts Express train and experience the...

They. Are. Everywhere.

AP | Posted 05.09.2014 | Business

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast Corp. will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in California and Florida theme parks, stepping outside its core busin...

8 Things to Do in Orlando...Without the Kids

Viator | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

It's no doubt that Orlando is the quintessential kid-oriented entertainment paradise. Mickey and Minnie sightings, splashy water rides, and acrobatic ...

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

Budget Travel | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these five cities ideal to consider for your travel itinerary this year.

On This Day In 'Back To The Future' History ...

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment

On this date in "Back to the Future" history, Nov. 12, 1955, lightning struck the clock tower in Hill Valley, Calif. providing enough power (1.21 giga...

The Simpsons' Springfield Finds a Home

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Mark I. Pinsky

Over the years, the series' creators and writers have scattered tantalizing, coy, and intentionally contradictory hints about the town's location. Last spring, Universal ended the debate.

Do You Think Universal Studios Should Have Canceled This Controversial Halloween Show?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.24.2013 | Gay Voices

On Saturday Huff Post Gay Voices featured a story about a show at Universal Studios' "Halloween Horror Nights" titled "Bill and Ted's Excellent Hallow...

How U.S. Theme Parks Are Gearing Up For Halloween

Budget Travel | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

It's never too early to start planning for Halloween, and some theme parks start the festivities in late September. We've got the inside scoop on Halloween events happening this year at Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, and Six Flags theme parks.

11 Best Winter Getaways to Lock in NOW

Budget Travel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

We know, we know: You've still got some sand in your shoes. Who wants to think about winter when it's still so far away? But you might want to reconsider. If you want a price as dreamy as these trips, don't wait for the first snowfall to make your reservation.

Security Officers Ruin Girl's Birthday Over This T-Shirt

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 09.04.2013 | Business

Way to ruin a girl's birthday, guys. Security officers at Universal Studios in Florida kicked an entire family out of the park Saturday night bec...

Amusement Rides Have Come A Long Way

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 08.22.2013 | Travel

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Boasting obscure characters and detailed story lines, several new attractions opened at theme parks this summer in Central Flori...

It Used to Be, When You Bought a Vibrator...

Courtney Garcia | Posted 10.05.2013 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

While I knew these days you could do almost anything with your phone, I never fathomed masturbating was an option. But like my mom always said, "Where there's a will, there's a way."

5 U.S. Theme Parks Under $50

Budget Travel | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

With Disney parks recently raising their ticket prices to $89 for a single-park one day ticket -- Universal Studios is just as bad -- now is the perfect time to start thinking about smaller, regional theme parks where you can get your adrenaline fix for less.

America Feeds the Rich

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The Farm Bill that is expected to pass the U.S. House this week explains income inequality in America. The Republican-sponsored proposal slashes food stamps for poor children and pads farm subsidies for wealthy agri-businessmen.

Icon of The Day: Saul Bass

Alona Elkayam | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
Alona Elkayam

The era of Saul Bass movie branding has yet to be surpassed, with the exception of the 2010 Catfish poster-which I would hang on my wall, unframed. Happy Birthday Saul Bass, without you, I could never be me.

Why Concerts Are So Expensive

Los Angeles Daily News | Kevin Smith | Posted 07.03.2013 | Los Angeles

The closure of the Gibson Amphitheatre will leave a hole in Southern California's concert scene, but one local promoter says there are plenty of other...

Goodbye, Gibson!

AP | Posted 04.25.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Concert promoter Live Nation announced Wednesday that a landmark Los Angeles music venue where Bob Marley, Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatr...

Harry Potter Fans, Rejoice!

Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment

Muggles on the West Coast can ready their wannabe broomsticks and wands because the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is bringing its magic to Hollywood...

Home Of 'Harry Potter World' Blames Obamacare For Cuts

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.21.2013 | Business

A major theme park and resort is responding to Obamacare by providing health insurance to fewer of its workers. Universal Orlando will drop health ...

Kid-Friendly Orlando

George Hobica | Posted 04.08.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Adults will love the upscale environment, with fine dining, luxury spa and on-site golf options, while kids will dig the colorful and fun pool areas at both properties.

Makeup Master Greg Nicotero Helps Make AMC's The Walking Dead a Gory Must-see

Jim Hill | Posted 12.18.2012 | TV
Jim Hill

"I had always assumed that horror -- especially the really dark, gory stuff that I sometimes work on -- was more of a niche market."

Argo and the Latino Casting Conundrum

Diana Lesmez | Posted 12.15.2012 | Entertainment
Diana Lesmez

The studios, these powerful behemoths that control the message and the images fed to global audiences, get to define the parameters of what is an American Latino story and while they are at it, what is the meaning and value of being a Latino in the U.S.

Talking Season 3 of The Walking Dead with Glen Mazzara

Vanessa Berben | Posted 12.12.2012 | Entertainment
Vanessa Berben

Season 3 of The Walking Dead is only days away from premiering on AMC Sunday the 14th. I recently sat down with Executive Producer/Showrunner Glen Mazzara to discuss what fans can expect from one of the best shows on television.

Bath Salts Bank Executive Filing Police Brutality Claim

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 10.27.2012 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A senior executive at Deutsche Bank has filed a $50 million claim against the city of Los Angeles, alleging he was beaten by two ...

PHOTOS: The Best Road Trips From Miami

Oyster | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel

With its high-brow art scene, luxurious shopping and A-list clubs, Miami is an energetic, ultra-lively hub for young partiers and jet-setting tourists -- but to escape the rowdy scene, southern Floridans have several spots to enjoy.