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Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Definitive Signs You're A Muggle In Denial

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 07.16.2014 | Books

Being a true Harry Potter fan takes dedication -- after seven books, eight movies and one theme park, we still haven't had our fill. The entire franch...

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...

10 Fun Facts About The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter's New Diagon Alley

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is about to get a little bigger. And while Diagon Alley, the park's new addition, won't open until July 8, perhaps...

Watch Parents Epicly Fail At 'Harry Potter' Trivia

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.20.2014 | Entertainment

Muggles say the darndest things. "The Tonight Show" is in Orlando this week, and Jimmy Fallon thought it'd be fun to go to the Wizarding World of H...

Jimmy Fallon Ruins Every 'Harry Potter' Fan's Childhood

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.17.2014 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon and Steve Higgins just found their perfect "Harry Potter" wands, but the only spell they wanted to practice was "Innuendo!" When Fall...

Jimmy Fallon Goes Full-On 'Miami Vice'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.17.2014 | Comedy

"The Tonight Show" is heading to Florida for a week at Universal Orlando, and Jimmy and Higgins decided to arrive in style. To get to the show on time...

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...

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Is Doubling In Size

AP | By TAMARA LUSH | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel

The new Harry Potter area opening at Universal Orlando Resort this summer, called Diagon Alley, will offer fans a new thrill ride themed on Gringotts ...

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...

LOOK: The Touching Gift Inside This Box

Posted 04.03.2013 | Parents

The package may have been delivered by the U.S.P.S. instead of an owl -- but for its recipient, it was nothing short of magical. A 9-year-old boy n...

Is The Cast Of 'Harry Potter' Reuniting For New Project?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.12.2012 | Entertainment

Those "Harry Potter" movie reunion rumors you've read over the last few days might not be totally accurate. The Sun reported some cast members from th...

Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Heads To Japan

Posted 05.11.2012 | Travel

At the end of last year, it was announced that Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction would be replicated at Universal's Holly...

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...

PHOTO: Ginnifer Goodwin Is The Perfect Harry Potter

Posted 03.01.2012 | Entertainment

If JK Rowling and Warner Bros. ever decide to launch a new "Harry Potter" series, tracking the children and further lineage of Harry and his original ...

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Heading To Universal Hollywood

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 02.01.2012 | Travel

LOS ANGELES — Comcast Corp. is in the final stages of a deal to bring Harry Potter's magic to life in Hollywood. The owner of Universal Studios...

Five Harry Potter Life Lessons

Elysha Rom-Povolo | Posted 09.21.2011 | San Francisco
Elysha Rom-Povolo

Harry makes friends with unpopular people and magical creatures. And guess what? They end up helping him time and time again. I see the same dynamic where I live in San Francisco. The Bay Area is diverse and it's awesome because of it.

Which Hit Band Is Sucking Down Magical Alcohol?

Posted 08.31.2011 | Entertainment

Here's a winning equation: Florence + The Machine + Harry Potter. Obviously, that equals awesome. The Grammy-nominated and BRIT Award-winning ba...

Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior Citizens: Libertards Gone Wild

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

The promo described this as an "All-New Survivor." I must look up their meaning for "all-new," as it was new clips of old events. No game advancement tonight. Yawn.

The Secret to Getting Teens Up Early on Vacation

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

Welcome to Universal Orlando's brand new Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which has made family vacations hip again for the high school and post high school crowd.

Butterbeer Is Wildly Popular At 'Harry Potter' Themepark

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Got butterbeer? Harry Potter fans are all abuzz about butterbeer, and they've got the foamy mustaches to prove it....

Harry Potter Theme Park Opens: Stars Greet Thousands Of Fans At Orlando Park

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

ORLANDO, Fla. — Thousands of people waited in line for hours Friday to get into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando on its ...

'Wizarding World Of Harry Potter' Theme Park Opens Next Week: Fans Rave About Quidditch, Butterbeer

AP | TRAVIS REED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

ORLANDO, Fla. — Until now, Harry Potter fans could merely imagine the sensation of quaffing a butterbeer, finding a magic wand at Ollivander's o...

Mayor Of London Compels Harry Potter Fans To Lobby For London-Based Theme Park

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

London Mayor Boris Johnson expressed "jealous irritation" Monday over the opening of the new Wizarding World Of Harry Potter theme park, based in Orla...