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Universal Orlando Resort to Re-Open June 5!

May 24, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Fandom, Fans, News, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Universal Orlando Resort is set to re-open Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay theme parks on June 5. Preparations are underway to welcome guests in accordance with CDC guidelines and new Universal Orlando policies to keep the experience as safe as possible, while also acknowledging that some risk of exposure will be …read more!

Ministry of Magic may be coming to Wizarding World Orlando

May 14, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News, Rumor, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Back in 2018, we posted that Universal Studios Orlando was rumoured to be building a new theme park on land that it had recently acquired. Prior to that, in 2017, we noted that Universal had applied for a patent for a potential new ride that resembled the Floo network fireplaces in the Ministry of Magic. …read more!

Fantastic Beasts at Universal Orlando’s Epic Universe?

May 01, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News, Rumor, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

It’s a magical mystery: Three so-called “lands” have been revealed for Universal Orlando’s new park, Epic Universe. According to public records of recently filed permits, these three lands will be based on Nintendo, Universal Monsters, and How to Train Your Dragon (My personal favourite!!!). The park is expected to be designed with four lands around a …read more!

Double Trouble? Double the Fun as James and Oliver Phelps Return to YouTube!

Apr 24, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Fun, HP Cast, Interviews, News, Phelps, Phelps Interviews, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

The duo who solemnly swore they were up to no good are finally back with season two of the podcast Double Trouble. They returned to the official James and Oliver Phelps YouTube channel Wednesday after a two-year hiatus. The twins debuted their first episode at the opening of Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Madrid back in …read more!

Universal Orlando patents new sanitising method & floats possible reopening plan

Apr 24, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

How do you social distance in a queue to ride Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure? What about when waiting for your wand to choose you in Ollivander’s in a Diagon Alley packed with Muggle parents buying Hogwarts supplies for their magical offspring? How about when you want a sundae from Florian Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour …read more!

Behind-the-scenes at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes

Apr 15, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News, Products, Props-Sets, Theme Park, Warner Bros., WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes may be temporarily closed due to the dragon pox outbreak that has shuttered all of the shops in Diagon Alley (except Gringotts—goblins are immune, or so they believe), but thanks to the magic of the Internet, you can use this time to glean a bit of behind-the-scenes info about the toys, and …read more!

Universal Studios will remain closed until at least May 31

Apr 10, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News, Theme Park, Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

We hate to be the bearer of sad news, but it won’t come as a surprise to most readers that Universal Studios has extended the closure of its parks to at least May 31 due to the global coronavirus pandemic. This announcement follows the Walt Disney Company’s announcement that its North American sites will stay …read more!

Universal Orlando Resort to Temporarily Close Theme Parks

Mar 13, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts Movie, News, Theme Park, Warner Bros., WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Universal Orlando Resorts announced it will temporarily close its theme parks after close of business this Sunday, March 15. The move comes after organizations around the United States began taking a proactive approach to minimize the spread of the coronavirus by suspending events and closing public facilities. Colleges and schools around the country are extending …read more!

Fishy Green Ale Now Available at Universal Studios Hollywood!

Feb 05, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Theme Park, Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Fans can now catch a Fishy Green Ale at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter! The drink is described as a “creamy mint drink with cinnamon notes and tasty blueberry “fish eggs””, and is now available at Three Broomsticks. The drink has been available at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando …read more!

UK Residents: Apply to Become a Theme Park Tester and Visit Magical Universal Orlando Resort!

Jan 12, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Fandom, Fans, News, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

UK travel agency Ocean Florida is looking for a social media savvy applicant to be a theme park tester for three weeks in sunny Florida! The selected individual will tour and evaluate some of the most exciting theme parks in the world, including Universal Orlando Resort and its Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks. …read more!



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