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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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Is Universal Dissing J.K. Rowling?

Is it possible that Universal Orlando is biting the creative hand that feeds it? Among the many “Easter eggs” (hidden tidbits to amuse the fanboy population) in the new Diagon Alley section of Universal Studios Florida is this album cover in the Record Shop window near the Leicester Square tube station, part of the London [...]

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Long Lines Don’t Faze Diagon Alley Fans

The Orlando Sentinel captured the excitement of the July 8 opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. The new attraction was christened with welcoming remarks by Universal president Bill Davis, fireworks, and confetti. The heat and long lines – there was a two-hour wait to get into the park and 7 [...]

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July 8 Opening Date for Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando

The media has been speculating all week about the opening date of Diagon Alley, the new Harry Potter land at Universal Studios Orlando. The opening date – July 8 – was finally made public at a “State of the Universe” press event June 18. TravelPulse appears to be among the first to report on the [...]

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Universal Offers Sneak Peak at Diagon Alley

Harry Potter fans have been heading to Universal to catch a glimpse of Diagon Alley’s progress. Universal has helped them along by providing “telephone booths” through which they can view the construction, under way at Universal Studios Florida. The colorful facades of the buildings portraying London are readily apparent as seen in photos from Ricky [...]

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Mardi Gras Plans Announced at Universal Orlando

Leave it to Universal Orlando to make a smooth segue from Halloween Horror Nights to the Macy’s Parade and Grinchmas to Mardi Gras. Plans have been announced for the 2014 New Orleans-themed celebration, which features 20 nights of concerts from big names in music. The line-up includes Robin Thicke, the UK group The Wanted, Latin [...]

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Diagon Alley Preview & Potter Celebration

The blogosphere is atwitter over a live webcast taking place on Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m., to announce details of the new Wizarding World Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. The anticipated opening for new Harry Potter-themed land is summer 2014. Already the Hogswart Express is in place. It will take visitors from the Wizard World of [...]

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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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Hogsmeade Preview, Jurassic Speculation at Universal

Ever changing. Ever updating. Universal Orlando is in a constant state of flux. Our man in Orlando, Seth Kubersky, who is hard at work on the 2014 update of Universal Orlando: The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Theme Park Adventure with Kelly Monaghan, sent us a couple of items that prove exactly how ambitious those [...]

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Howlin’ at Halloween Horror Nights with ‘American Werewolf’

The haunted house for the day is based on “An American Werewolf in London.” It’s based on the 1981 film written and directed by John Landis, who has been working with Universal’s creative team on the project. Universal Orlando has been speeding up its media blitz for the 23rd annual Halloween Horror Nights, which begins [...]

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