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  • J.K. Rowling Releases New Online Harry Potter Story with Adult Harry at the Quidditch World Cup

    Author J.K. Rowling has posted a new story centered around Harry Potter and his allies from Dumbledore's Army, and fans can now read the 1500 word piece for free without a Pottermore registration. Since March, Rowling has been writing original stories...
  • On my way to Diagon Alley

    On my way to Diagon Alley
    Tomorrow I'll be taking in the opening of Diagon Alley at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Theme parks are big business in Central Florida, and there are few bigger pitfalls for a theme park than becoming outdated. So big openings like that at...
  • Gringotts ride an ambitious centerpiece for Diagon Alley

    Gringotts ride an ambitious centerpiece for Diagon Alley
    There will be a lot riding on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts when Diagon Alley opens Tuesday. The Gringotts thrill ride is the centerpiece of Universal Orlando's expansion of its Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The company describes it as...
  • Universal's Harry Potter Diagon Alley has soft opening

    Universal's Harry Potter Diagon Alley has soft opening
    Diagon Alley finally had a soft opening for the general public Thursday afternoon, as Universal Orlando let visitors without hotel packages into the new Harry Potter land. Universal did not give information about what the soft opening schedule will be...
  • Theme parks get creative to help visitors beat heat

    Theme parks get creative to help visitors beat heat
    When Walt Disney chose Orlando for his entertainment mecca, he picked a place with a strong road network, lots of available land — and weather that can be brutally hot and humid. So now each summer, throngs of tourists and die-hard residents visit...
  • Documents suggest Universal looking to build more hotels

     
    Fresh off the opening of its Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal Orlando appears to be getting it legal ducks lined up to build more hotels at its theme parks....
  • 'Harry Potter' actors talk tech and games at Diagon Alley

    GamerHub.tv Harry Potter film stars Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), and Warwick Davis (Professor...
  • Universal creatives reveal the technology behind Diagon Alley

    GamerHub.tv It's been four years since Harry Potter changed the theme park experience with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Hogsmeade at Universal Orlando Resort. Over that time, technology has advanced, allowing the team at Universal Creative to...
  • 7 must-sees at Diagon Alley: A look behind the scenes

    7 must-sees at Diagon Alley: A look behind the scenes
    Universal Orlando's new Diagon Alley is packed with thousands of details from the Harry Potter books and movies, but a few features of the Wizarding World expansion have captured the imagination of Potter fans worldwide. As the park prepares for a...
  • Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Extends Contract By a Year

    Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts has extended his contract at the cable giant by a year, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. His new contract will expire on June 30, 2015 and continues the media executive's habit of...
  • Disney hiring 1,000 in Orlando

    Walt Disney World is hiring for 1,000 part-time and full-time jobs, it said Monday. Positions are available at all four Walt Disney World theme parks, two water parks, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Downtown Disney and more than 20 resort...
  • Universal hotel guests get a peek inside Diagon Alley

    Universal hotel guests get a peek inside Diagon Alley
    Universal Orlando allowed the first paying customers into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley on Monday afternoon. Hundreds of visitors who had purchased a Potter-oriented hotel package offered by the theme park were given early...