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Universal Studios Hollywood names new president

Universal Studios Hollywood has named Karen Irwin, an executive from Orlando, Fla., to take over as president and chief operating officer of the theme park. Irwin replaces Larry Kurzweil, who held the post for 17 years and oversaw a series of upgrades, including the addition of the new Wizarding...

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  • Monday's TV highlights: 'American Revolutionary' on 'POV' and more

    Monday's TV highlights: 'American Revolutionary' on 'POV' and more

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 29 - July 5, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Under the Dome Stephen King wrote the script for — and has an on-screen cameo in — the second-season premiere...

  • Photos: Universal Orlando adds Diagon Alley to Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    Photos: Universal Orlando adds Diagon Alley to Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    Universal Studios Florida is expected to unveil the new Diagon Alley themed land in late June as the latest expansion to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The original Hogsmeade themed land opened in 2010 at Universal's Island of Adventure. A train attraction will connect the adjacent theme...

  • A double dose of Harry Potter coming to Universal Orlando

    A double dose of Harry Potter coming to Universal Orlando

    The much-anticipated expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando is expected to be unveiled in late June with a dark ride through the cavernous vaults of Gringotts Bank, a virtual journey on the Hogwarts Express train and a faithful re-creation of London's Diagon Alley....

  • 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...

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