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Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Never-Before-Released Details About The Magical Journey Guests Will Experience Aboard The Hogwarts Express

Today, Universal Orlando Resort revealed never-before-released details about the Hogwarts Express experience that will debut as part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley – the all-new, magnificently themed land opening this summer.One of the most memorable and exciting experiences from the Harry Potter series will come to life at Universal Orlando Resort this summer.  Imagine:

·         Being transported from the Muggle world to the wizarding world as you pass through the brick wall at King’s Cross Station to arrive at Platform 9 ¾

·         Watching in amazement as the Hogwarts Express pulls into the station – its billowing steam and authentic whistle beckoning you to hop aboard

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Lion Country Safari Adds 2 New Water Slides

After 5 months of construction, two brand new water slides are now open at Lion Country Safari.  A 108-foot-long freefall water slide and 214-foot-long loop water slide will be the 3rd water activity/addition to the walk-through portion of the 320-acre theme park.

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Universal Orlando to Create Nearly 3,500 Jobs in 2014

-resources-digitalassets-Swizzle Lounge - Universal's Cabana Bay Beach ResortUniversal Orlando Resort today announced it will hire nearly 3,500 new team members during 2014 for a wide range of managerial, professional, high-tech, guest service and other positions.

The new jobs will be permanent positions due to growth across Universal Orlando’s entire destination.  They are in addition to more than 3,500 new jobs Universal Orlando has already created since 2009.

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Universal Orlando Unveils Diagon Alley Plans

-resources-digitalassets-King's Cross StationNever before has a theme park created a guest experience like this: you climb aboard the Hogwarts Express in Hogsmeade and moments later arrive at King’s Cross Station – where the wonders of London and Diagon Alley unfold before you.  And it is all real.

With this summer’s opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment will bring even more of Harry Potter’s adventures to life inside a new, magnificently themed area that includes a revolutionary attraction experience, as well as all-new themed shops and dining.

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Christmas With The Chimps at Lion Country Safari

image001On Sunday, December 15th, tune into The Travel Channel at 7pm for “Xtreme Xmas”, featuring Christmas with the Chimps. During this annual event at Lion Country Safari, Santa delivers presents to all the chimpanzees while park visitors watch. Marketing & Public Relations Director, Jennifer Berthiaume looks forward to the event, presented by ChimpanZoo, every year stating, “this segment is a great prelude for those at home, who have not yet been able to experience this WILD holiday celebration. It’s definitely unique and we’re thrilled to be featured on The Travel Channel.”

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