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Universal Studios and Harry Potter fans alike have been anxiously awaiting the opening of Diagon Alley. People all over the country have taken to calling it Harry Potter 2.0 and there has been a lot of speculation about when the gigantic structure will be complete. Located where the classic ride Jaws used to be, King’s
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Even though November in Orlando means a light jacket on the worst days, The heat is gone, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter starts coming to life. This is my favorite time of year to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, as the weather finally matches the carefully designed landscape. The heat is
Construction is going strong for part two of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Universal Studios is working at a break-neck pace completing multiple construction projects at once. Here is a look at the progress being made on the King’s Cross Station meant to be an extension of the existing Potter themed land at Islands
As you may know, Universal Studios Orlando is working on the second phase of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter- King’s Cross Station. Yesterday, I got to see the construction site for myself (finally!) and it was MUCH larger than what I had imagined. A lot of things were not only removed, but moved around
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Construction is going well at Universal Studios! Recognize the new building yet? I’ll give you a hint. It’s the beginning of many Wizards’ trips to Hogwarts…That’s right! Rumor has it that this massive building will eventually open at Universal Studios as a replica of King’s Cross train station in London… complete with Platform 9 3/4!
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is one of orlando’s most popular attractions. It takes guests headfirst into the books and film saga with its ude of authentic props, rides and even character holograms. There is so much here for Harry Potter fans on an Orlando vacation to enjoy! RIDES Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has spread to Universal Studios Orlando after the success brought more guests than ever to the first installment. On future trips to Universal Studios Orlando, guests will be able to see Harry Potter at BOTH the theme parks on the property. Construction has already begun on Phase 2, area
That person in your family or close circle of friends who still weeps knowing they didn’t get accepted to Hogwarts: everyone has one. Thinking of getting something extra special for the magic Fan in your life? Take them to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. At Universal Studios, I am sure you are all aware
The Harry Potter book series and subsequent movies were a right of passage for Americans young and old who were ready to believe in magic. Though the movies have ended, the magic lives on in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. You can visit your favorite places and people from the series
So I very recently was dragged along to go see Part 1 of the newest Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. And wouldn’t you know it, I loved the movie! It definitely took me back into the books, stirring up all of the emotions that reading did. Now I can’t wait to
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Universal Escape Orlando has had a busy month or so- besides the July 18th grad opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the theme park giant has also been holding its Summer Concert Series at its Universal Studios park. It began on June 12th, and has two shows left- catch Rob Thomas performing in
Not to be outdone, Universal Escape Orlando has its own July 4 celebration set up for this weekend! Along with live music from the O’Jays, Universal Studios’ Universal 360: A Cinesphere Spectacular will feature a special patriotic fireworks finale at 10 p.m., and is included with Universal Studios theme park admission. Universal 360 uses four-story-tall,
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Universal’s new Wizarding World of Harry Potter area in its themed Islands of Adventure theme park opens in 7 days- and everyone’s excited! Many fans have already seen the new world thanks to a package deal involving Universal’s resort hotels, and the employees had their own sneak preview day as well. The new world cost
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At the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter, opening up in the Islands of Adventure theme park June 18th, even shopping is an experience all on its own! The most important tool for every witch or wizard is the right wand. It has to choose the witch or wizard, and not the other way around.
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Young pranksters hoping to follow in the Marauders’ (Or Weasley twins’) footsteps will be super excited to learn about Zonko’s in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Hogsmeade. Some of the items Universal claims to be selling are: Sneakoscopes – A gyroscope-like device that whistles when untrustworthy people are around. Ron gave one to Harry;
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As anyone not living under a rock should know, the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter will officially be opening in just under two weeks. One of the sweetest surprises will be- what else?- the magical sweets. Honeydukes is known to the ‘Potterverse’ as one of the best places to get delicious chocolate. Hopefully this
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Now that Universal Escape Orlando is allowing guests staying at one of their resort hotels in for a ‘soft opening’ of the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at its Islands of Adventure theme park, more and more cool details about the new area are surfacing. (Universal employees were able to enjoy their own preview
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is bound to be a hit this summer at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. There are two entrances into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, each one connected to a different land (this is true for the entire park, though- it goes in a circle). The area is full of
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Universal Escape Orlando has always had plenty to do beyond the two amazing theme parks- Mardi Gras, concerts, night club events, parties, and more. This summer, check out the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal’s newest addition! Modeled after the hit book series by J. K. Rowling (which spawned the famous Harry Potter movie craze),
Disney World and Universal have always been two ‘warring’ theme park giants here in Orlando. When one comes up with something, the other is sure to follow- including ticket price changes, fast passes, summer events, and more. Universal’s latest project is the upcoming opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, to be added to
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