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Harry Potter Celebration Update

More details are being released about the 2015 Harry Potter Celebration, featuring cast members from the films. The event will take place Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at Universal Orlando. Of course, the opening of Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida will heighten the excitement.

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CityWalk Expands Dining Venues

If there’s one thing you can do exceptionally well at Citywalk it’s eat! It’s just been announced by WESH.com that eight new venues will open next year. • It’s already known that Starbucks will move downstairs and double in size. • Cowfish, a sushi and burger bar, will offer the untraditional likes of “Burgersushi,” which [...]

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Universal Orlando Celebrates the Holidays

You’ve got to give Universal Orlando credit for holding off until Dec. 7 to kick off its holiday celebrations. But it’s doing it up in a big way at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. The Macy’s Holiday Parade, Universal-style, will take place at Universal Studios, featuring large-than-life balloons, holiday-inspired floats and characters, and a tree-light [...]

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New Food Selections at CityWalk?

Our man in Orlando, Seth Kubersky, forwarded us a post from ParkRumors.com about changes at City Walk. Based on three new demolition/building permits posted in June, Pastamoré Market Café will likely be replaced by Woodfire Pizza, a new pizza restaurant; the Latin Quarter Restaurant may be replaced by a Mexican restaurant; and Starbucks may (or [...]

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Details, Details: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando

The cat’s out of the bag, all of it, and your fate is in the hands of Lady Luck. Universal Orlando Resorts has finally released all the details of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights, a little less than three weeks before the annual event opens on Sept. 23. The dates include Sept. 23-24, 29-30, Oct. 1-2, [...]

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CityWalk Site of New ‘Hollywood Drive-In Golf’ Attraction

Construction will begin this summer on two 18-hole miniature golf courses at CityWalk. The Hollywood Drive-In Golf Course will feature interactive movie-style themes designed to bring horror and science fiction films from the 1950s to life as guests play the links. The two golf courses, named “The Haunting of Ghostly Greens” and “Invaders from Planet [...]

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Top of the Walk Debuts at CityWalk

CityWalk has added to its fast food options with the “Top of the Walk” food court. It’s located in the long unused space opposite Cigarz, at the top of the Promenade near the upstairs exit to the Cineplex. If memory serves, that space was intended to be the home for the E! Entertainment Network’s studios! [...]

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Last Call at Pleasure Island

If you are a fan of the Pleasure Island night spots in Downtown Disney, better hurry on down for a last look. In a move that surprised many, Disney announced that it will close Pleasure Island as of September 27 in favor of “more of a family-oriented something.” This is good news for Universal’s CityWalk.

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Scott Joseph Throws Monkey Wrench at NASCAR Sports Grille

Wow! Sentinel restaurant critic Scott Joseph was at his bitchy best as he did his worst on the recently reopened and renamed NASCAR Sports Grille at CityWalk. The pit crew pulled pork and the Talledaga cheesy burger were neither good nor bad, they just were. My chicken and rib combo, however, had rubbery fowl and [...]

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Review of Blue Man Group in Orlando at CityWalk

‘Bout time I got around to reviewing the recently opened Blue Man Group show at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk. So here goes: Blue Man Group What: Avant garde theater performanceWhere: Across the waterway next to Hard Rock CafeTickets: Adults $59 to $69; children 9 and under $49 to $59; annual passholders get a 10% discountHours: Varies [...]

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