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Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando Celebrates 5th Anniversary

5th Anniversary for Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

It’s hard to imagine, but the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure recently passed its 5th Anniversary milestone!

When Potter was first announced in 2007, Theme Park Adventure began covering its progress, from artwork to construction pictures and updates on its very deliberate, very strong media roll-out. Over the next 3 years, we watched – along with the rest of the waiting world – as Hogsmeade took shape and Universal unleashed a flood of incredibly cool content such as augmented reality maps and sneak peek imagery of the new area and its signature attraction, The Forbidden Journey.

When The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened on June 18, 2010, it changed the themed entertainment industry forever – not just for fans, but for professionals in the business as well. No longer was Universal Creative the distant peer of Walt Disney Imagineering and other creative companies designing attractions – it became a major player almost overnight, altering the playing field right in Disney’s backyard into one big quidditch one!

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Skull Island: Reign of Kong Coming to Universal Orlando in 2016

skull-island-reign-kong-logo-universal-orlandoKing Kong will rule at Universal Orlando Resort next year in the groundbreaking attraction, Skull Island: Reign of Kong.

The new attraction will open in the summer of 2016 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure – and will be an intense, all-new adventure brought to life in a dramatically themed environment. Skull Island: Reign of Kong will pull guests into a powerfully told story where they become part of the next generation of the Kong legend.

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Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort 2014

Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal OrlandoUniversal Orlando Resort is the perfect place for families to spend the holiday season. In addition to the pulse-pounding attractions and unforgettable experiences found at the theme parks, families can build lifelong memories together at Universal Orlando’s Holidays celebration.

Beginning Dec. 6 and running daily through Jan. 3, the Holidays at Universal Orlando features one-of-a-kind traditions for guests from one to 92 throughout the destination. At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, families will light up with holiday cheer as Grinchmas comes to life throughout Seuss Landing. Guests can enjoy a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale, “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” featuring the Whos from Who-ville, accompanied by an original musical score by Mannheim Steamroller. Guests can also meet The Grinch and the Whos and on select dates, enjoy a special breakfast with the characters.

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Diagon Alley Experiences Revealed!

Universal Orlando Resort revealed the exciting details behind the unique entertainment experiences that will debut as part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Ð Diagon Alley.Imagine wandering up the cobbled street of Diagon Alley, turning into nearby Carkitt Market, and enjoying a live performance by one of the wizarding world’s most popular singing sensations or seeing stories from The Tales of Beedle the Bard come to life right before your eyes.

Today, Universal Orlando Resort revealed the exciting details behind the unique entertainment and interactive experiences that will debut as part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, the all-new, magnificently themed land opening this summer at Universal Studios Florida.

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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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