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  • The world's best theme park dark ride just got better

    The world's best theme park dark ride just got better

    Theme park fans are in for a treat when Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey officially opens on Thursday inside Hogwarts Castle at Universal Studios Hollywood. For those who have never been on the world’s best dark ride, Forbidden Journey literally turns the traditional dark ride experience...

  • At Wizarding World of Harry Potter, magic comes to life, or as close as it gets

    At Wizarding World of Harry Potter, magic comes to life, or as close as it gets

    In hero-quest terms, the recovery of the Sorcerer's Stone was Harry Potter's first big win, even though he didn't get to keep it. By the time Harry woke up after his first battle with You Know Who, the stone, with all its life-extending and gold-producing properties, had, in fact, been destroyed....

  • Latest entrants in the escalating wooden coaster war

    Latest entrants in the escalating wooden coaster war

    A number of new entries are joining the increasingly crowded field of looping wooden coasters, once considered the holy grail of coaster enthusiasts and now becoming the weapon of choice among theme parks seeking to introduce the fastest, tallest and wildest thrill rides.

  • Universal Studios 'Despicable Me' ride launches with minions and mayhem

    Universal Studios 'Despicable Me' ride launches with minions and mayhem

    The latest piece in Universal Studios Hollywood's $1.6-billion expansion debuted Friday with dancing, music, speeches by dignitaries and swarms of minions. The theme park's newest attraction, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, was unveiled to the members of the news media and special guests; it opens...

  • Universal Studios Hollywood to add 'Fast and Furious' attraction

    Universal Studios Hollywood to add 'Fast and Furious' attraction

    Universal Studios Hollywood is putting the pedal to the metal on a new attraction based on the popular "Fast and Furious" movie series. The theme park announced Tuesday plans to add a high-definition, 3-D feature to the park's long-running Studio Tour tram ride by the summer of 2015. The addition...

  • 'Despicable Me' ride adds minion mayhem to Universal Studios Hollywood

    'Despicable Me' ride adds minion mayhem to Universal Studios Hollywood

    The new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem motion simulator attraction coming to Universal Studios Hollywood puts riders through a relentless and chaotic minion training course full of slapstick humor. PHOTOS: Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios HollywoodSet to open in April, the 3-D attraction...

  • Britain: Horror attraction combines dark ride with haunted maze

    Britain: Horror attraction combines dark ride with haunted maze

    A unique new haunted attraction opening this summer at a small United Kingdom theme park will combine a walk-through horror maze featuring live actors with a dark ride journey inside an abandoned mine shaft. The Hobs Pit maze and ride is set to open June 2 at Pleasurewood Hills theme park in Lowestoft,...

  • What may come to Wizarding World of Harry Potter 2.0 at Universal Orlando

    What may come to Wizarding World of Harry Potter 2.0 at Universal Orlando

    After a year of construction, Universal Orlando  has finally admitted that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will expand in 2014 with a detailed re-creation of London's Diagon Alley from the wildly popular series of books and movies. Photos: Top 10 Wizarding World of Harry Potter rides and attractions...

  • 10 questions about Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood

    10 questions about Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood

    We still have more questions than answers about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter more than a year after plans were announced for a West Coast version of the themed land at Universal Studios Hollywood. Photos: Top 10 Wizarding World of Harry Potter rides and attractions With much of the what,...

  • World of Chima themed land coming to Legoland Florida

    World of Chima themed land coming to Legoland Florida

    A new themed land debuting at Legoland Florida this summer will take visitors to a fantasy world where animal tribes battle for possession of a mystical energy source known as chi. Photos: World of Chima themed land at Legoland Florida Debuting in July, the new World of Chima themed land will include...

  • 32 best new theme park additions for 2013

    32 best new theme park additions for 2013

    The theme park industry will take a deep breath in 2013 after the launch of several landmark attractions and with more groundbreaking projects on the horizon. The last few years have seen several theme park additions that have altered the industry landscape and set attendance records -- from Cars...

  • Review: Disney's Cars Land feels like walking into a movie

    Review: Disney's Cars Land feels like walking into a movie

    Like opening the door to Oz, walking into Cars Land at Disney California Adventure is like stepping into a real-life version of the fictional town of Radiator Springs from the 2006 animated movie. PHOTOS: Preview day | Buena Vista Street | Cars Land | Radiator Springs Racers | Mater's Junkyard Jamboree...

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