Well, this is cute, and a great idea. This morning, the Universal Orlando Resort surprised guests who attended the midnight film screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” at AMC Universal Cineplex 20 with exclusive, complimentary access to The Wizarding World of… Read More »Universal Orlando surprises Harry Potter Midnight Showing Guests with WWoHP visit
There is little doubt Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter addition was the main driver behind the park’s reported 20% attendance growth and a profit of $261 million, which is more than the estimated cost for the whole addition. While it’s unlikely Universal Orlando… Read More »Will London Harry Potter exhibit slow Universal Orlando’s growth?
Where do you go for Dr. Seuss’s birthday? Well, a library seems the most appropriate, but failing that Seuss Landing at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure is good too. Orlando Magic’s Community Ambassador and former player, Nick Anderson, was there and reading Dr. Seuss’ “The… Read More »Universal Orlando Resort Joins Read Across America’s Celebration
Capitol Records Nashville recording artist and star of Nickelodeon’s iCarly, Jennette McCurdy, was spotted today at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure newest land the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Above she’s seen enjoying some sweets at Honeydukes. McCurdy was hosted with her family and friends… Read More »iCarly Star Jennette McCurdy visits Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Walt Disney World and Disneyland aren’t the only parks eexperiencing high attendance this time of year, Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios Orlando has had to close its gates for the first time in its existence. This is, of course, largely due to the popularity… Read More »Islands of Adventure closes gates due to high attendance
Dr. K writes blog that looks at popular culture through the twin lens of fandom and an anthropological eye. A four part analysis of Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure Wizarding World of Harry Potter themed district is definitely a new take on what I’ve read… Read More »Harry Potter’s Wizarding World through an Anthropologist’s Eye
The 911 tape for the heavily reported on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey evacuation has been released. On it, one of the ride’s passengers claims they had been kept waiting 15 minutes in an uncomfortable position without any notice from ride attendants when help… Read More »When you evacuate an attraction, how long should it take?
This Sunday June 6th at 7:00 p.m. EST NBC will be airing a special sneak peek inside The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter, a new land that opens at Islands of Adventure on June 18th. As NBC is a parent company of Universal Studios, this… Read More »NBC to give an inside look at The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter