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Universal Orlando Reveals Details for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

Never before has a theme park created a guest experience like this: you climb aboard the Hogwarts Express in Hogsmeade and moments later arrive at King’s Cross Station – where the wonders of London and Diagon Alley unfold before you.  And it is all real.   With this summer’s opening of The Wizarding World of […]

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley is Coming to Universal Orlando

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Building on the global phenomenon that is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment today announced an expansion of historic proportion with the entirely new themed environment, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. Scheduled to open in 2014, the world’s first centrally themed, multi-park experience expands […]

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Celebrates First Birthday

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June 17th marked the first anniversary of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park.  The new attraction has established a loyal theme park following and in a lot of ways the books and films featuring a boy wizard created by author J. K. Rowling have transformed the Orlando […]

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One Million Mugs of Butterbeer sold at Harry Potter

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Turns out butterbeer is just as popular with Muggles as with witches and wizards…not to mention Orlando area vacationers! Universal Orlando officials said yesterday that the one-millionth mug of the delicious frothy, butterscotchy libation was sold over the holidays inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction… which is some feat considering it has only […]

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Update

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I decided to wander along to Islands of Adventure recently to see how things were going over at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Remember, it officially opened to amazing scenes from Potter fans on June 18,  so I went along as I wanted to see how things were going. And… I’m happy to report […]

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AARP Orlando@50+

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Had a lot of fun last night as I attended the AARP Orlando@50+ event at City Walk, Universal Orlando. No..I’m not quite at that mark yet but I’m not far away and it was good to get out and meet so many folks at the “Meet & Greet” evening. The day began earlier as AARP […]

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Back to School

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It’s that time of year again. Central Florida schools will be back in session starting tomorrow, 23rd August and there’s a good side and a bad side to this. If you’re dashing off to a theme park them you might get delayed a little by the yellow school buses that will be sure to be […]

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Wizards of Leisure Extend FREE Offer to Harry Potter Theme Park

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Wow… that really was an exciting weekend. It all started with the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and ended late last night with Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell clinching his first major… the US Open. Sandwiched in between was some great action from the World Cup … so where to begin? The main […]

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The Excitement Builds…

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Just 15 minutes to go until the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter…and the excitement is building… here’s a couple of photo’s … the first shows the line at around 5.30am this morning and then the second is a photo of the line leading to the Wizarding World…

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Open Time… The Orlando Event

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We’re one day from the official opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter but the stars were out in force last night as they attended Universal Orlando’s grand opening celebration last night.  The theme park doesn’t officially open to the public until tomorrow, but Universal brought in the stars of the film and conductor/composer […]

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