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  • 'Today' Harry Potter exclusive plays late here

    'Today' Harry Potter exclusive plays late here
    NBC's "Today" came to Orlando to announce big news: Diagon Alley, the expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, will open July 8. But that news didn't air live in Central Florida. How do you like that irony? The announcement, which theme-...
  • Universal Studios: Harry Potter webcasts will preview Diagon Alley

    Universal Studios: Harry Potter webcasts will preview Diagon Alley
    Universal Orlando will produce a handful of webcasts this week that will preview the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. The productions -- set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday -- roughly coincide with VIP and media...
  • Expectations high for Wizarding World second time around

    Expectations high for Wizarding World second time around
    When Harry Potter made his debut four years ago at Universal Orlando, it seemed there was nowhere for the boy wizard to take the lagging resort but up. Universal had been hit hard by the economic downturn, and attendance had plunged by double digits....
  • Jimmy Fallon hypes Harry Potter, feels Orlando's love

    Jimmy Fallon hypes Harry Potter, feels Orlando's love
    In starting his visit to Orlando, Jimmy Fallon put the city in new lyrics to the Abba hit "Fernando." He made fun of the humidity by playing a montage of local TV forecasts. He raved over the Incredible Hulk Roller Coaster at Islands of Adventure. "I...
  • Jimmy Fallon in Orlando: Rosario Dawson added

    Jimmy Fallon in Orlando: Rosario Dawson added
    "The Tonight Show" has updated Jimmy Fallon's guest list for his visit to Universal Orlando Resort the week of June 16. Stay tuned for more announcements. NBC has announced that Rosario Dawson will be a guest on the June 18 show. Animal expert Jeff...
  • Dwarfs, wizards & princesses: Busy summer for Florida's theme parks

    Dwarfs, wizards & princesses: Busy summer for Florida's theme parks
    The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, which opened May 28 at Magic Kingdom, is quintessential Disney: Based on the 1937 movie "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," the ride has the requisite storyline. The faces of the movie dwarfs are replicated in audio-animatronic...
  • I-Drive booming with new attractions, retail projects

    I-Drive booming with new attractions, retail projects
    If you need evidence that investors and developers are feeling sunnier about Central Florida's economy, look at what's happening on International Drive. In the middle of the famous tourist corridor, on the grave of the defunct Mercado shopping village,...
  • Mystery surrounds opening date of Universal's Harry Potter attraction

    Mystery surrounds opening date of Universal's Harry Potter attraction
    Here's one for the Harry Potter books' Department of Mysteries: When will Diagon Alley open? Many hints point to an opening sometime this month for the expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Construction walls came down...
  • What should Jimmy Fallon do in Orlando?

    What should Jimmy Fallon do in Orlando?
    Welcome to Orlando, Jimmy Fallon. We know you'll be busy producing episodes of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Universal Studios in Orlando from June 16-19, but we hope you'll have time to check out other cool spots in Central Florida. Yeah,...
  • Universal Studios: Construction walls down in front of Harry Potter expansion

    Universal Studios: Construction walls down in front of Harry Potter expansion
    Harry Potter fans are one more step closer to Diagon Alley. The construction walls are down around Universal Orlando's expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  A wrought-iron fence and a line of universal studios employees still separated...
  • Universal Studios: How to see 'Tonight Show' musical acts

    Universal Studios: How to see 'Tonight Show' musical acts
    Universal Orlando's annual passholders have received notification that they can watch next week's tapings of musical performances for "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" at Universal Studios theme park. The acts will perform at the park's Music Plaza...
  • Universal Orlando introduces new app, free wifi at its theme parks

    Universal Orlando introduces new app, free wifi at its theme parks
    As the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley approaches, Universal Orlando is introducing a new mobile app and offering free wifi to guests at theme parks Universal Studios and  Islands of Adventure plus Universal CityWalk....