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Visiting Diagon Alley Is A Very Emotional Experience

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel

Tuesday was a BIG day for many muggles of the world. The much-awaited Diagon Alley addition to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park offi...

Potter Heads Unite for A New Adventure at Universal Orlando

Joshua Estrin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Joshua Estrin

While the masses of muggles, the non-magicians among us anxiously await any word from the world of wizardry.

Florida Has Jimmy Feeling Very Thankful And Sweaty

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.20.2014 | Comedy

"The Tonight Show's" last day in Florida had Jimmy Fallon feeling very thankful. He was thankful for all the kindness people showed him, all the fun t...

The Roots Totally Lose It On Doctor Doom 's Fearfall

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.19.2014 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon had the Roots go for a ride on Doctor Doom's Fearfall at Universal Orlando, and let's just say some of them handled it better than others...

Tasting Your Way Around The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Jim Hill | Posted 05.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

the folks at Universal Creative have certainly stayed true to Ms. Rowling's original vision for the Leaky Cauldron. For -- as I made my way into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley yesterday in a very special luncheon -- I damn near walked right by the entrance.

How Is Legoland Becoming Florida's New Must-see Attraction? One Brick at a Time

Jim Hill | Posted 07.26.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

After that brand-new LEGOLAND Florida Hotel opens in 2015, what piece of old Cypress Gardens will Adrian and the Merlin Entertainments team next try to revive / restore?

Harry Potter Cast Members Reunite to Shoot New Scenes for Universal Orlando's 'Escape From Gringotts' Thrill Ride

Jim Hill | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Let's cut to the chase here: Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts (i.e. the feature attraction for Diagon Alley, that new Harry Potter-themed land that will be opening at Universal Studios Florida later this summer) isn't just a thrill ride. It's really Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.1.

Sneak Peek At Universal's New 'Harry Potter' Ride

AP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The centerpiece of the new Harry Potter-themed area at Universal Orlando Resort will take visitors into Gringotts bank to help ...

Universal Orlando Opens Newest Resort

AP | Posted 06.01.2014 | Travel

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Universal Orlando has opened a new resort that's based on a vintage, midcentury modern theme. The Cabana Bay Bea...

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...

Interview With the Grinch: Star of Universal Orlando's Grinchmas Speaks

Aaron Sagers | Posted 12.18.2013 | Weird News
Aaron Sagers

Forget about flying reindeer with incandescent beaks, elves on shelves or abominable snow bumbles. When it comes to Christmas cryptids, the mar...

Orlando's Most Amazing Hotel Pools

MiniTime | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

After a long day standing in theme park lines and negotiating souvenir purchases, nothing hits the reset button for everyone's mood like taking a dip in the hotel pool.

Welcome To Springfield

AP | By TAMARA LUSH | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walking into Universal Orlando's new themed area is a bit surreal. First, you hear familiar music. Then you spot the sign: "Gre...

Cool Down in the Hottest Hotel Pools

Room 77 | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Room 77

With temps brick-oven high and humidity levels swamp-like in many parts of the country, there's nothing like a refreshing dip in the pool.

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: Universal to Offer Real Cabin in the Woods

Dan Persons | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Writer/Director Drew Goddard to adapt horror satire for Halloween Horror Nights... Jacob's Ladder being climbed once more... A bonding experience doesn't go quite as planned in Best Friends Forever...

D'oh! Simpsons Theme Park Opening This Summer

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.28.2013 | Travel

Coming to a theme park near you: D'oh! The Simpsons, once relegated to the animated land of make-believe, have found a decidedly real-world venue: ...

Universal Orlando Raising Admission Ticket Prices

AP | Posted 07.21.2013 | Travel

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Universal Orlando has raised the price of a one-day, single-park ticket to $92. The price increase, up from $89, went into effect th...

Exclusive: A Detailed Look at Diagon Alley, the Highly Anticipated Expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort

Jim Hill | Posted 07.08.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Building on the success of Hogsmeade, Hogwarts Castle and the award-winning "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" attraction, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment today announced an expansion of historic proportion.

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 ...

Penn & Teller, Universal Orlando Team Up to Create Haunted House for Halloween Horror Nights

Jim Hill | Posted 10.03.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

For years now, their fans had been clamoring for these two to do produce some sort of seasonal spectacular. A Halloween maze or haunted house that perfectly captured this team's twisted sensibilities.

Teen With No Hands Kept Off SeaWorld And Universal Rides

Posted 02.03.2012 | Travel

Orlando is a destination for rollercoaster lovers, but apparently there are unstated requirements for riders. A 17-year-old-girl was told that she cou...

JAWS Ride To Close For Good

Posted 12.02.2011 | Travel

After scaring millions of visitors and children for 21 years, Universal Orlando is closing its much-beloved JAWS ride come January 2, the Baltimore Su...

Amusement Parks In Florida: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Shellie Braeuner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Travel

Amusement parks in Florida are a key component of the state's thriving tourism industry. In fact, Orlando alone has so many parks that the city has be...