Tag: Universal Orlando

Video: Diagon Alley’s London Waterfront, King’s Cross and More Revealed as Construction Walls Come Down

Video: Diagon Alley’s London Waterfront, King’s Cross and More Revealed as Construction Walls Come Down

| June 9, 2014 | Reply

Construction walls have been removed from the London Waterfront area of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley revealing the stunning facade full of detail. Guests can now see the Knight Bus, Eros Fountain, Grimmauld Place, King’s Cross Station, The Leaky Cauldron and more with no barriers, but there are still fences and [...]

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A Brit’s Perspective – Finding the Disney Magic back home

A Brit’s Perspective – Finding the Disney Magic back home

| May 22, 2014 | 3 Replies

Returning back to normal life after a vacation to Walt Disney World is never fun. Everyday life can be a bit of a bore after experiencing days of sunshine, glorious food and thrilling experiences at theme parks. You start to come down with a case of post holiday blues and hanker after another holiday. Yet, [...]

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Brand New Photos Released From Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley

Brand New Photos Released From Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley

| May 16, 2014 | 1 Reply

This morning, USA Today gave an exclusive first look at some of the upcoming details inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley. Earlier this week we got a sneak peek at some of the animatronics, ride vehicles, and some of the special effects coming to Diagon Alley’s star attraction, Harry Potter and [...]

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“Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts” Update

“Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts” Update

| May 13, 2014 | 3 Replies

Since The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in 2010, rumors have been swirling about how Universal Orlando would expand Harry Potter. A lot of signs were pointing towards a Diagon Alley expansion taking over the rest of The Lost Continent, but nothing was set in stone. Once Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part [...]

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A Visit to Universal Orlando’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

A Visit to Universal Orlando’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

| May 8, 2014 | 2 Replies

I make no bones about it- I love Universal Orlando.  I pay a visit to the theme park resort every time I visit Central Florida.  Something else I really love is visiting brand new theme park resort hotels.  It’s very much like opening a Christmas or birthday present.  You don’t know what to expect until [...]

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Rainy Day Ideas at Universal Orlando

Rainy Day Ideas at Universal Orlando

| March 28, 2014 | Reply

You’re in luck!  Despite the pesky rain outside that won’t seem to quit, you’re at one of the best places for a rainy day theme park experience – Universal Orlando, a place where the majority of the attractions are covered or are in buildings.  In fact, probably the most exposure you’ll have to the rainy [...]

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The Dream of Retiring to Central Florida

The Dream of Retiring to Central Florida

| March 22, 2014 | 29 Replies

I’ll admit it; I sometimes catch myself in a state of day dreaming.  Looking at a wall, but only seeing my favorite theme park attractions, brightly colored paint, images of 3 circles connected to each other, and even the hot Florida sun melting my favorite theme park treat.  However, during my daydream it’s different.  I’m [...]

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A Brit’s Perspective – Changing of the Seasons at the Orlando theme parks

A Brit’s Perspective – Changing of the Seasons at the Orlando theme parks

| March 1, 2014 | 2 Replies

Whether its your first time or fiftieth time planning a trip to Orlando deciding upon the time of year can radically change your experience at the parks. Spring, summer, autumn and winter each bring unique events, weather, crowd levels and offers. In this blog post we will take a look at the different seasons and [...]

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Right or Left at Universal’s Islands of Adventure?

Right or Left at Universal’s Islands of Adventure?

| February 17, 2014 | 3 Replies

Choices, choices, choices!  It’s what makes our day inside a theme park exciting.  It’s our choices throughout the day that turns our day into an adventure.  As guests walk through the turnstiles at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure they meander through the Port of Entry, the land specifically designed as the gateway to the six [...]

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‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’ Brings Stars, Sorting Hat, and Wizard Duels to Universal Orlando

‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’ Brings Stars, Sorting Hat, and Wizard Duels to Universal Orlando

| January 24, 2014 | 2 Replies

Right on the heels of Thursday’s webcast, which brought us some new details about the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley expansion, Universal Orlando hosted A Celebration of Harry Potter. The three day event was completely devoted to the magical world of Harry Potter and featured a series of special events, involving both [...]

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