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The Latest News on Universal Orlando's 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' Additions

February 28, 2014 at 12:41 PM | by | Comments (0)

Although there's still no official opening date, the summer 2014 debut of the addition to Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park is heating up with tantalizing new previews.

First off, let's discuss the Hogwarts Express, which is simply a stationary attraction in the first version of the park. Come this summer, however, when version 2 opens, it will be a fully functioning train, connecting the wizarding and muggle worlds through a detailed recreation of London's King's Cross station. Yes, you'll need to look for Platform 9 3/4, but the most important thing to know is that riding the Hogwarts Express will require guests to have a park-to-park ticket, as the train travels from Universal Studios into the Island of Adventure.

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The Top 5 Must Do Attractions In Coney Island This Summer

May 10, 2013 at 1:31 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's one of NYC's oldest and best attractions, and on May 24th, it opens for the season. Here are all the thrills you need to experience next time you visit...

Wonder Wheel: The king of rides at Coney Island contains 24 fully enclosed passenger cars, which can each hold up to 6 people (though if you're here on a date, you can keep the whole car to yourself). Not only are the views of the Atlantic Ocean awesome, but each individual car is on an 'S'-shaped track, so as the wheel turns, there is some lurching action that's sure to make your stomach flip.

Four more after the jump!

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A Skull with Hair Just Arrived in the Mail

Where: 8504 Universal Boulevard [map], Orlando, FL, United States, 32819
September 26, 2012 at 12:32 PM | by | Comments (0)

Yup. Opened a box to find some sort of skull head and it felt very much like a Brad Pitt in Seven moment. This head, however, was not that of Gwyneth Paltrow; this skull belonged to Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 22. The annual event will take place on select nights between September 21 and October 31st.

This year visitors will try to survive hordes of AMC's The Walking Dead, an Alice Cooper created haunted house, and a Penn & Teller magic trick gone wrong, amongst other experiences.

The skull we received still had hair on it, and the accompanying note said "don't worry, hair continues to grow long after death." Um…yeah.

For the scoop on what Five US Amusement Parks are doing this Halloween, check out our previous story here.

[Photo: Jaunted]

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Jennifer Lopez Sticks to the Classic Rides at Disneyland

June 27, 2011 at 12:40 PM | by | Comment (1)

Jennifer Lopez took advantage of a little downtime over the weekend and spent the day with her family at Disneyland. On Saturday she was spotted on the Dumbo Ride at the Anaheim, California theme park with her three-year-old daughter Emme. Her son Max, mother Guadalupe and sisters Lynda and Leslie also tagged along for a day of Disney magic.

Of course Jennifer wouldn't be expected to walk through the park on her own, so Disney accommodated the Lopez family by providing them with a personal escort for the day who kept fans at bay.

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Disneyland Hong Kong Isn't Such A Small World After All

November 17, 2009 at 5:14 PM | by | Comment (1)

Disney seems to have decided where its future lies, and surprisingly it's in the one major country that isn't convulsing from an economic disaster. A couple weeks ago we posted about how the Corporation is building an entire new theme park in Shanghai, China, with a projected opening date somewhere of 2015. In the meantime they're not exactly neglecting the Disneyland in Hong Kong.

It's quite the opposite in fact, as Disney is working with the Chinese government to massively expand the theme park, injecting half a billion dollars and adding three new themed lands:

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Disney Installs 200,000 Hand Sanitizers To Preempt Spread Of Swine Flu

November 10, 2009 at 8:59 AM | by | Comments (5)

The holidays are a big time for Walt Disney World. The parks are transformed into a winter wonderland—well, a fake one as they are in Florida after all—and the guests pour in through the turnstiles. Some days the park has to limit guest access because there are just too many tourists dreaming of a holiday photo with Mickey and friends. All these people are starting to worry some, especially if these people are coughing, sneezing, and leaving their germs all over Space Mountain.

Thankfully, Disney is ready to combat the spread of germs, and is hoping that their efforts will be enough to convince people that their park is safe. After all, the threat of catching that pesky H1N1 flu is kind of a downer and not the stuff dreams are made of. Thus, Disney World has ordered about 200,000 hand sanitizers—although we're wondering why they haven’t always had some.

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A Chocolate Theme Park Will Hatch In Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium Next Year

Where: Beijing, China
September 21, 2009 at 3:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

Important statistical news just in: the number of chocoholics found in China is rising. This could be bad news if we think of having to share the world's supply of chocolate with an increasing number of people, but the flipside is positive stuff—China's going to open a "world chocolate dream park" in Beijing next year.

The theme park will be housed in the Olympic Green (where the famous Olympics "Bird's Nest" stadium is) and will include five indoor pavilions and two outdoor sites full of chocolate-themed exhibits. They say this will include life-size, edible chocolate versions of the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Army.

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