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Get Ready for Jurassic World Redux at Universal

Now that Diagon Alley is firmly ensconced in Universal Orlando, attention is being turned to Jurassic Park ahead of the sequel planned for summer 2015. According to Behind the Thrills, trailers for the film will be released during football games on Thanksgiving. The new film picks up several years after the original film. InGen, which [...]

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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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Encore for Harry Potter Celebration

The Celebration of Harry Potter held last year at Universal Orlando was such a success that it bears repeating. Universal Orlando has announced that the second Celebration will take place Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2015. Next year, of course, Potter fans will have the benefit of exploring Diagon Alley. Included in general admission will [...]

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The Halloween Horror Continues

Universal Orlando keeps adding to its Halloween Horror Nights line-up. Face Off and AVP: Alien vs. Predator are the two most recent entries to this year’s festival of fright. And Dracula Untold is the newest house. Based on the Syfy series, Face-Off is the theme for the first scare zone. The television series features make-up [...]

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‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ Joins Universal’s Halloween Repertoire

It may be the middle of the summer and everyone is agog over the opening of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley, but Universal Orlando is forging ahead on its plans for Halloween Horror Nights 24. Universal Orlando has announced that “From Dusk Till Dawn” will be a featured house at this year’s annual scare-fest. Here’s the [...]

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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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More Details on Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley

Universal Orlando has yet to announce an exact opening date for its new Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley (beyond this summer), but details continue to … err… leak. This time it’s about the Escape from Gringotts, which is the signature ride of Diagon Alley. According to Universal, it promises to be like no attraction in the [...]

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Cabana Bay Beach Resort: A Niche of Affordability

Much has been written about the opening of Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando. The retro-themed 1,800 room (600 of which are now available) hotel celebrates the family road trips of the ’50s and ’60s in every way. Sean Daly of the Tampa Bay Times provides one of the best overviews of the newest [...]

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Never Too Early for Halloween at Universal

You would think that Universal Orlando Resort was so preoccupied with the new Harry Potter land, Diagon Alley, that Halloween would be the furthest thing from its mind. Think again. Ever anticipating the next big thing, Universal has announced the dates for the 24th Halloween Horror Nights: Sept. 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, and 28; Oct. [...]

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