Jul 28 2014

The Hogwarts Express Ride – An Experience So Uniquely Real

Diagon Alley Hogwarts Express

Diagon Alley Hogwarts Express

Traveling between J.K. Rowling’s fictional London and the Hogsmeade Village onboard the iconic train as a theme park guest has never been so stunningly real. I think the Hogwarts Express ride at the new Diagon Alley area of Universal Orlando Resort is one among the many new Potter attractions that boasts a whole new theme park experience altogether.

It’s no surprise that the most anticipated multiple parks ride -attraction brings to life the ultimate fun adventure that a muggle like me can ever think of. What was just started as a prop in 2010 is now a real steam locomotive that boasts the worlds most immersive and movie accurate train ride experience ever. I think Universal Orlando has set another blockbuster example by bringing to life the best of movie-quality magic with the new Hogwart Express attraction.

As the new Diagon Alley ride transports you from one individual park to the other you will be automatically dragged into the adventures of J.K.Rowling’s blockbuster fiction like never before. Moreover, while travelling on a train with such realistic detail (both in look and feel) the riders will completely forget that they are in Universal Orlando. Whether it’s the train cabins and their sizes or the paint they flaunt, the materials used or the train whistle for that matter everything is presented in minute detail, resembling the sights and sounds that the famous Author had first imagined in her books.

Powered by a genuine steam engine, the iconic train is surely a unique creation, showcases high-tech carriages with magical detail. Once inside, it takes you into a different world altogether. In fact from the moment one enters the King’s Cross Station at Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida Park everything turns into a movie. And then like Harry and others, guest will find their way to the most coveted platform in the world of magic- Platform 9 ¾. And just like the beloved characters did in the movie, visitors have to run through a brick wall to board the magical train to Hogsmeade. On the other hand those visiting the Islands of Adventure Park first will board the train at Hogsmeade to the London’s King’s Cross Station.

Also it is interesting to know that the all new train ride is something which even the Universal’s creative team is proud of. In fact it presents an entirely new concept in the history of theme park transportation. While guest enjoys the ride they are actually being transported from one park to another. But however, the excitement the ride offers is such that it puts you right in the middle of the most amazing journey between two most magical destinations that never exists.

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Jul 27 2014

Harry Potter, Spiderman & More: See it All with Discount Universal Studios Tickets

Where else can you experience for yourself the world of Harry Potter, fly through the air like Spiderman and tour real live production sets?  It’s all waiting for you with Universal Studios tickets and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Florida’s latest thrill-seeker destinations.  Featuring some of the most amazing rides in the country, unique exhibits and exciting entertainment, Universal Resort is a destination that is not to be missed

The parks that make up Universal Orlando are both so exciting that most visitors opt for tickets to both parks instead of trying to choose just one.   Both parks have rides, while Islands of Adventure is definitely the place to be for the fastest turns, dips and jumps.  This is where you can walk through Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley and ride state-of-the-art roller coasters designed around your favorite movie themes.

At Universal Studios, your family can literally go behind the scenes at this world premier theme park that is solely based around movies and television.  The studios include an actual working production facility that also happens to have some super fun rides, entertaining shows and even some amazing movie sets that you may recognize from a favorite film!  It’s a wonderful place for the whole family to really see how movies and TV are made and you never know, you may spot a star on set while you’re there.

Since the new Harry Potter addition to the park has made Universal an even more popular stop, most travel experts recommend purchasing at least a 2-day pass to visit the parks in order to get the most out of your experience.  You may find that you spend both days in the same park or that you hop back and forth from park to park as the crowds change.  A flex pass makes this possible without the hassles of waiting  in line just to buy a ticket.  Get in faster, start having fun and take your time exploring everything that Universal Orlando has to offer – it’s a fun escape from your everyday life and it’s sure to be fun for the entire family.

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Jul 24 2014

Getting the Most Out of Your Walt Disney World Vacation Tickets

So you are going on vacation to sunny Central Florida and will be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort and are now in need of tickets. The first step in any travelers-to do-list will be choosing what parks they want to do and for how many day? Well this sounds about right, but there are a few very important issues that need to be discussed first. First of all there are four different theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort. First and most famous is the Magic Kingdom, followed by EpcotHollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. In order to see all of these world famous attractions, you must first decide on what type of ticket you will need and in what capacity you wish to use them.

The most basic ticket offered is the Disney Base Ticket. The base ticket allows a guest to come into a selected Disney park and visit for the day at that particular park only. And moreover, as a visitor you may get in and out of the same park as many times throughout the day, but may not travel to another Disney park in that same day. You may buy as many days as you wish up to ten days for the Base Ticket.

Next will be the Disney Hopper Ticket. The Hopper Ticket allows a person to go to more than one Disney park in the same day. For example, a person might start the day at the Magic Kingdom then decide later on that day to finish up over at Epcot for dinner and drinks. This ticket will allow you to jump from one park to another park as many times in a day as you want. I always say that this ticket is worth the extra money as it gives the traveler the freedom to visit whatever Disney theme park they wish whenever they want.

Next is the Disney Water Park Fun & More Ticket. This ticket is the same exact ticket as the Disney Base ticket but comes with additional add-ons. The add-ons consist of the two Disney water parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon LagoonDisney QuestESPN Wide World of Sports ComplexMiniature Golf at two different Disney courses and golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course. The amount of visits to any of the add-ons is determined by how many days you have purchased. For example, if you buy a fourth day Disney Water Park Fun & More ticket, you will receive four add-ons to choose from. This is a great ticket for the budget traveler giving you many things to do without the price.

Last is the Disney Park Hopper Water Park Fun & More Ticket. This ticket is the premium ticket and for good reason. This ticket is the regular Hopper ticket with all the bells and whistles. Not only do you get to Park Hop, but you get all of the add-ons to go with it. A good example would be that a person starts at Animal Kingdom and stays for the morning, then hops over to Hollywood Studios for lunch and their parade then finishes the evening swimming over at Typhoon Lagoon. The possibilities are endless. This is a ticket for the family who wants to experience everything that Disney World has to offer.

If you are in the market to purchase discount Disney World tickets or any other Orlando theme park passes, please contact Orlando’s authorized Discount theme park ticket company, The Official Ticket Center by calling toll free 1-877-406-4836.

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Jul 20 2014

Add Some Extra Thrills & Chills to Your Florida Trip with Cheap Universal Tickets

The Universal theme parks have grown substantially in recent years and thanks to the recent launch of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the addition of some beyond pulse-pounding roller coaster thrills, the parks have become a required stop for many families that are visiting Florida.  The entire property is referred as the Universal Orland Resort, and the park contains Universal Studios, CityWalk and the Islands of Adventure.

If you haven’t visited the Universal resort in the last 10-15 years, then you’ll be amazed at how much it has grown and at how exciting it is.  The parks feature some of the fastest rides in the country and include some innovative roller coaster designs that will blow the whole family away.  There’s also plenty for the little ones to do as well, making Universal a great destination for those who are traveling with kids of all ages.

Planning a trip to the Universal theme parks is easy even when you are traveling with kids, thanks to the big discounts that are out there on Universal park hopper and multi-day park passes.  Just like the Disney park, Universal has so much to offer in terms of rides, exhibits and entertainment that many visitors now opt to spend multiple days at the parks in order to see everything.

Don’t miss out on any of the fun that you could have at these unique, exciting and fun parks and check out how much you could save.  Want to see it all?  Be sure to check out the latest deals on multi day passes and cheap Universal tickets that can help you enjoy huge savings over paying at the park gates.  It’s the only way to experience Universal and it makes it possible to do so even if you’ve got a really limited travel budget.  Check out

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Jul 16 2014

Universal Orlando’s New Diagon Alley Boasts the Most Magically Engaging Ride Experience

Universal Studios Orlando Diagon Alley

Universal Studios Orlando Diagon Alley

Being able to step inside the scenes and actions of the world’s most magically inspired fiction as a theme park guest is more than a rewarding experience. And the new Diagon Alley attraction, the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride, which opens on July this year is offering just that to the ever increasing fans who had waited on this for so long. The most anticipated ride attraction is indeed the center-piece of the newly launched Harry Potter themed land (that brings to life the London side of the Story) at the Universal Orlando Resort.

More than just a roller-coaster experience the new ride is a completely immersive – uniquely detailed, narrative-driven, and most magically engaging ride adventure unlike any other. In fact it brings along a unique walkthrough opportunity, putting guest inside the most exciting moments that Harry Potter and his friends come across at the Gringotts. It all started on the same day when you as a Universal Studio Florida guest visit Gringotts to open your account. And eventually, after you were taken ten miles down to Gringotts vault something goes terribly wrong. The Gringotts security defenses gets back to life. And Harry, Ron and Hermione, including you as their partner in crime were detected. Bellatrix herself appears to curse you all and the classic chase continues until being finally rescued and out of the cavern.

There is no doubt that the newly launched Universal Studios ride is among the key challenges since the new Diagon Alley Expansion project was conceptualized. Even the Universal’s creative team finds it difficult to explain the kind of ride Gringotts will have at the time when it was first announced. Surely, an attraction of such repute and which is destined to usher an entirely new era of ride experience is a tough ask altogether. But perhaps, I think Universal lives up to the promises it made during the initial announcements. And given all the speculations and reviews by theme park experts and guests at the recent opening of the same, it seems the Resort is all set to take our Harry Potter experience to the next level.

Imagine a rollercoaster car that can move backwards, or sideways, or even do a spin by itself. Imagine the same rollercoaster car (which is a motion simulator in itself) is placed on a track system that also moves and changes on its own. And on top of that imagine a storyline that tricks you into the world’s most thrilling escapades while touring the Gringott Bank vaults. Truly, the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts is an entirely new kind of ride experience.

Besides the incredible drops and rise, the sudden disconnects and the spins it brings to you a complete immersive experience packed with 3-D actions and richly detailed practical sets of the Gringotts caverns and props. Given the amount of excitements it offers, I think the Gringotts experience alone makes a wonderful reason for fans to re-visit Universal Orlando. But again the ride is only a single side of the story. The entire Diagon Alley expansion brings to life a whole new themed land packed with tons of magic, including the iconic Hogwarts Express ride and much more.

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Jul 10 2014

Disney World’s Extra Magic Hours – A Unique Advantage One Should Not Miss

Disney World Tickets

This special perk is offered to Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Often considered as one of the biggest advantages of staying at a Disney Resort hotel, the special EMH (Extra Magic Hours) option brings along a unique opportunity to enjoy the favorite WDW (Walt Disney World) parks in Orlando, Florida. Whether it’s the Magic Kingdom or Epcot, the Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom, the excitement of exploring the parks during those special hours of the morning or late in the evening is a different experience altogether. For guests staying at any of the WDW Resort hotel and those staying at the Swan, Dolphin, Shades of Green, and Downtown Disney Hilton, EMH offers the advantage of avoiding crowds, ride queues and wait times like never before. Truly, the prospect of enjoying a specific park one hour prior to the usual opening time or being able to stay late into the evening and have fun for another couple of hours even after the park is officially closed for the day is just awesome.

Given the special opportunities it is no surprise that the EMH option is a unique gift in the offing. But to get the best out of this popular vacation option is a bit tricky for many. It often requires a good understanding and careful planning to make the EMH really beneficial for you and your family during the trip. One should be aware that there are two types of EMH in offer – Morning EMH and the Evening EMH. The Morning EMH allows you to enter the participating Park one hour before it opens for regular visitors, the Evening EMH allows you to stay back late and enjoy amidst a much lesser crowd as others (those staying outside the Resort) left the Park already.

Again to make the EMH work in your favor, it is very important to consider you family first. Such as if your family is more comfortable getting up earlier during the trip then the Morning EMH may best suites your vacation plans or if you are among those who don’t want to miss their early morning sleeps while in vacation, and love to enjoy staying up late night in the parks, perhaps the Evening EMH make a great option.

Moreover, it is also important to note that sometimes EMH may make no real difference to you. Since the number of active attractions in the park during the special hours is limited to a selected few, there is often the fear of facing huge gatherings during busier seasons on selected parks. But whether there is a gathering or not, the special hours will always enjoy a comparatively much quieter ambience than during those regular park hours. If you are a Resort hotel guest I think it is one of the most unique advantage you should not miss.

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Jun 27 2014

Nightlife Takes a New Leap at Animal Kingdom with Harambe Nights

Rivers of Light Harambe Nights Event Animal Kingdom

Rivers of Light Harambe Nights Event Animal Kingdom

The most anticipated Harambe Nights Event at WDW (Walt Disney World) resort this summer is no doubt a fans favorite, but the special celebration is also seen as something that takes our Animal Kingdom experiences beyond the animals and the rides. Truly, the high spirited night-time event adds a new element that’s been missing from the Park since inception. It is really exciting to know that the day-only park is also becoming an after hour entertainment hub like never before. And I think the time is not far when Animal Kingdom will enjoy the same popularity as the other highly visited WDW parks.

Despite being the biggest of all the four parks, Animal Kingdom is mostly considered as a half-day attraction and it often tends to skip the itineraries of guests, especially on a short vacation. Also beside the amazing animals, world class rides and the impressively crafted ambience the Park is comparatively less popular. And fans often choose to spend more hours at the other WDW parks as they have more attractions and activities in store. However, with the much anticipated Harambe Nights Event and the experiences it offers, there seems to evolve a new beginning in the history of Animal Kingdom. And I think the prospect of enjoying the incredible ambiences of the Park in the darkest hours of the night without the wilds and the rides is an experience unlike any other.

It is true that the nights at the Animal Kingdom Park have never been spiced up with such extravagant delight. What the special after-hours ticketed event offers is just amazing. Held in honor of the Disney blockbuster film- The Lion King, the special celebration includes an amazing reception, a lively, post-show street party with musicians and buffet of great culinary creations and an hour of unparallel theatrical extravaganza (The Lion King Concert in the Wild) packed with celebrity narrator, live orchestra, choir and much more.

For guests at the special occasion it’s like enjoying a true nightlife in the middle of the world’s most incredibly crafted wildlife habitat. In fact the experience it offers is quite unlike what the place used to have prior to the launch of this unique event. For the first time guests have the chance to enjoy the amazing ambience of Animal Kingdom in such casual and uniquely entertaining way.

And moreover, with events like this and the other upcoming shows and attractions such as the Rivers of Light lagoon show, and the much talked about Avatar Land, I think the Park is definitely on the verge of gaining new space in popularity among Disney World fans.

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Jun 23 2014

Potter Magic at Universal Orlando Reaches New High With Diagon Alley

Potter Magic Sets the Bar Again in Orlando

Potter Magic Sets the Bar Again in Orlando

Walking down the streets of Harry Potter’s London against all the odds, and the hustles and bustles is a never before experience for muggles like me. While you are being trapped into a whole new world of interactive experiences and real magic, the thrills here only get more intense as you step abroad the world’s most magical Express. Truly, the excitement of exploring JK Rowling’s best selling masterpiece during a theme park vacation is just getting bigger and more extensive.

With the addition of the new Diagon Alley to the wildly popular Potter attraction of Universal Orlando I think the fun goes beyond all expectations. From London’s Kings Cross Station to Hogsmeade Village, the legendary Hogwarts Express ride and the Escape from Gringotts to the iconic Hogwarts Castle, there is more of Harry Potter World to explore than before. And perhaps if the speculations and reviews about the London’s waterfront area of the Resort are to be considered then the new Diagon Alley is definitely the most happening creation of Universal in this regard.

In 2010 the advent of the original- Hogsmeade-themed section, namely The Wizarding World of Harry Potter had revolutionized the experiences of millions across the globe. In fact the wild and explosive response that had followed the opening of the same had set a new record in the history of theme park attractions. While it is true that the Universal’s Potter experience is a game changer, the success of the attraction also becomes a nightmare for others in the business. The popularity of this attraction is such that even the bigger theme parks like those of WDW (Walt Disney World) were forced to re-think their plans. And perhaps the latest expansion to this very attraction by Universal will only set another new standard to all future attractions.

Opens this summer at the Universal Orlando Florida Park, the new expansion brings the most amazing secrets of the London side of the story. Whether it’s the incredible experiences at Gringotts Bank and the encounters with the goblins or the amazing escaped abroad Hogwarts Express, there is more of Harry Potter to explore. We have already seen how the original Potter world at the Islands of Adventure section of the Resort has changed the way we know Universal Orlando today. And now the advent of Diagon Alley will surely add another most uniquely inspiring and exciting chapter to it. Thanks to the epic Harry Potter expansion plan.

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May 30 2014

At Star Wars Weekends Guests Celebrate the Culture of One of the Greatest Franchises Ever

FEEL THE FORCE: The power of the Force at Disney'sStar Wars Weekends

FEEL THE FORCE: The power of the Force at Disney'sStar Wars Weekends

The annual Star Wars Weekends event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the WDW (Walt Disney World) resort in Orlando, Florida, is more than just a theme park celebration. The popular event is not only about enjoying the favorite scenes and characters from the amazing trilogy, it is in fact a giant attempt to bring to life the culture of one of the greatest franchises ever created. Paying homage to Star Wars in such a huge and magical way is always a dream experience to me. And I think there is no other place on earth where we can celebrate the same like the way one enjoys at the annual Disney event. Thanks to the Star Wars Weekends for keeping alive the spirit of this beloved Franchise unlike any other. Read more »

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May 20 2014

Disney World’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Brings the Most Amazing Family Ride Experience Ever

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Mixes Disney Charm, Technology & Thrills

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Mixes Disney Charm, Technology & Thrills

Enjoying the favorite coaster ride is one of the most anticipated fun activities among theme park lovers worldwide. But when it comes to family friendly ride experience, perhaps the WDW (Walt Disney World) resort is the best place to look for in Orlando. And the coming of the very last attraction that completes the new Fantasyland expansion program of Magic Kingdom is definitely the most unique and inspiring gift WDW has to offer in this regard. It is neither the tallest nor the speediest of all, but it definitely boasts a whole new ride experience for sure. Truly, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train keeps its promise of taking family friendly ride to the next level. Read more »

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