Tagged: harry potter

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My Final Rides on Dueling Dragons

I last visited Islands of Adventure in 2006 — I spent a couple of hours at the park after a long day at the neighboring Universal Studios Florida. The visit consisted of a lap around the lagoon with a couple...

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Dragon Challenge Closing at Islands of Adventure

The Universal Orlando Resort blog confirmed a bombshell rumor that has been circulating for months: Dragon Challenge, formerly known as Dueling Dragons, will be removed from the park this September. The iconic dueling inverted coaster’s removal will make room for...

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Universal Buys 475 Acres of Land in Orlando

Comcast, the parent company of Universal Orlando Resort (home to the Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure theme parks), has purchased roughly 475 acres of land “adjacent to an existing theme park,” according to the Orlando Business Journal. The...

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opening Date Announced

Universal Studios Hollywood announced this morning the opening date of the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter as part of their countdown to the new attraction.  The Wizarding World will be open April 7, 2016, earlier than I was expecting,...