wizarding world of harry potter

Second Injury on Dragon Challenge forces Universal to Change Ride

The second injury from flying objects on the Dragon Challenge roller coaster at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure Wizarding World of Harry Potter in two weeks has forced changes to the attraction. The two coaster trains used to be released near simultaneously so the riders… Read More »Second Injury on Dragon Challenge forces Universal to Change Ride

Will London Harry Potter exhibit slow Universal Orlando’s growth?

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?

Islands of Adventure closes gates due to high attendance

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

When stuck on an attraction, when is it okay to call 911

There’s a story in the Orlando Sentinel this morning about a ride-stop and subsequent guest evacuation on the new Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey attraction at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure park. Ride-stops and walk-offs happen all the time at theme parks, particularly with… Read More »When stuck on an attraction, when is it okay to call 911

Harry Potter draws on Hollywood Talent for new attraction

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter themed land at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure will celebrate its grand opening on June 18th. The promotions are starting to fly fast and heavy, just like you will on the Forbidden Journey attraction, as the date draws near.… Read More »Harry Potter draws on Hollywood Talent for new attraction