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Two Years Later, Potter Still Packs Them In

Two Years Later, Potter Still Packs Them In

| October 29, 2012 | 1 Reply

The scene – An early fall Wednesday morning at the turnstiles of Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure.  Truth be known Islands of Adventure is my second favorite theme park in Central Florida behind EPCOT.  I always try and pay a visit to IOA whenever I’m in town.  This visit I was curious to see how soon [...]

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A Weekend of Wizardry and Magic with the DIS Unplugged

A Weekend of Wizardry and Magic with the DIS Unplugged

| December 13, 2011 | 2 Replies

Wands, wizards, and muggles were abundant this past Saturday night, Dec 10th inside Islands of Adventure’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  The DIS and Dreams Unlimited Travel threw a party for its customers, forum visitors, and fans of the vacation planning website.  To learn more about the amazing weekend events and activities, continue through the [...]

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Harry Potter and the Stifling Horde: Summer 2010 Review

Harry Potter and the Stifling Horde: Summer 2010 Review

| October 3, 2010 | 9 Replies

When planning our 2010 family summer vacation there was no question where we were headed.  My girls, Maggie (age 12) and Evie (age 9), are huge Harry Potter fans.  When they heard about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure, they begged and pleaded to go.  We knew it [...]

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Harry Potter Opening Weekend: Universal Orlando’s Dark Mark

Harry Potter Opening Weekend: Universal Orlando’s Dark Mark

| June 20, 2010 | 5 Replies

An Onsite Report From Aaron DelPrince We’ve waited anxiously for the new land in Islands of Adventure to officially open to the public.  Friday, June 18th was the date, and Lord Voldemort must have sent the Dark Mark into the air to summon not only the Death Eaters, but the entire Muggle world to descend [...]

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Tour Universal’s Wizarding World With Their Creative Team

Tour Universal’s Wizarding World With Their Creative Team

| May 26, 2010 | 6 Replies

Recently, I was invited by Universal Orlando to participate in a select media tour of their parks.  This press tour was on Sunday, May 16th with only 30 journalists from all over the world as part of the International Pow Wow travel conference.  We were led throughout both theme parks of the Universal Orlando Resort.  [...]

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Universal Releases Wizarding World of Harry Potter Details

Universal Releases Wizarding World of Harry Potter Details

| September 15, 2009 | 8 Replies

Update: June 18, 2010, Wizarding World Now Open The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Islands of Adventure theme park in Universal Orlando Resort officially opened to the public today.  Huge crowds lined up hours before opening for a chance to get into the highly anticipated new land. Image: Harry Potter film actors Tom [...]

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