The Wizarding World of Harry Potter officially opens its gates in a mere 23 days at Islands of Adventure at the Universal Orlando Resort. As such, Potterheads and Orland theme park enthusiasts are going a bit wonky with the anticipation! I, for one, have already downloaded a countdown widget for my computer, I have Universal employees on standy-by to let me know if they hear about any soft openings, and I purposefully didn’t pack my Gryffindor house tie and wand, on the off chance that I’ll get a chance to to see WWoHP before I move in June.
Universal Orlando Resort welcomed some of the Harry Potter film stars yesterday to preview the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Matt Lewis (Neville), Emma Watson (Hermione), and James & Oliver Phelps (Fred & George) were invited to walk the streets of Hogsmeade Village, check out the shops and restaurants, and taste Butterbeer for the first time!
Universal Studios Orlando Resort hosted a special evening event for attendees of the Orlando International Pow Wow 2010. The annual conference brings together travel and media professionals to see what new and exciting things the central Florida area has to offer.
According to Inside the Magic, the event took place within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (WWoHP – those bloody lucky prats!) and attendees got the chance to walk through much of Hogsmeade Village, take a trip through part of the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey queue line inside of Hogwarts Castle, and got to ride on the Dragon Challenge roller coaster (formerly Dueling Dragons) and Flight of the Hippogriff (formerly the Flying Unicorn.) Check out these new photos and details: Continue reading
Universal Studios Singapore (USS) recently celebrated its Grand Opening this past March. The park boasts some of the more popular elements from Universal Studios Orlando, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Islands of Adventure. The new Universal theme park also includes never-before seen lands and attractions
Orlando Sentinel occasional correspondent Don has posted a video that he took during the soft opening of the Universal Studios Singapore theme park. It’s fun to see almost-familiar attractions in different settings, from as small as Finnegans to as large as Revenge of the Mummy or Jurassic Park. Take a look: Continue reading
The Grand Opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (WWoHP) is fast approaching, with June 18th being just over a month away. This past week, we ventured to Islands of Adventure at the Universal Orlando Resort to check out the construction progress. The attention to detail within Hogsmeade Village is utterly magical, and uber Potterheads are sure to be awed the moment they pass under the impressive archway.
Check out our photo update: Continue reading
Attractions Magazine has posted their final (probably) construction update of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, set to open June 18th at Islands of Adventure. The theme park blog has posted numerous photos, taken from the current Lost Continent area and the Dueling Dragons queue line and ride. They’ve also posted a video of the construction update, posted below. Continue reading
Celebrate Mother’s Day at one of the world-class hotels at Universal Orlando Resort! On Sunday, May 9, each hotel’s signature restaurant will feature a brunch that includes all of Mom’s favorites prepared by world renowned chefs. With the money you’ll save purchasing Discount Universal Studios Tickets, treat Mom on her special day by adding on a dining experience! Continue reading
Fire up your summer at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida! On Saturday nights, you can catch some of music’s biggest stars in the Summer Concert Series (June 12–July 17). Only here will you find Train, Pitbull, Rob Thomas, and more performing live!
UNIVERSAL CITY WALK CALENDAR AND VENUE ENTERTAINMENT – MAY 2010
Reggae Celebration Featuring the Original Wailers at Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom
Saturday, May 15th ~ 4PM – Close
– Live music all night
– Drink and authentic food specials
– Caribbean merchandise vendors
– Free admission until 6pm
General admission (after 6pm): $15 plus tax
VIP admission: $25 plus tax (includes private upstairs access, more drink specials and light appetizer buffet) Continue reading