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  • In the Loop: Dead body found in Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Paris

    In the Loop: Dead body found in Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Paris

    Welcome to another edition of In the Loop, the Los Angeles Times' theme park newsletter. I'm Funland theme park blogger Brady MacDonald, and this week, we drop in on the Wizarding World grand opening, taste-test Disney’s Food and Wine Festival, bid farewell to the last-remaining Back to the Future...

  • What to know about opening day at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    What to know about opening day at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    The opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood on Thursday is likely to draw huge crowds, including adults who grew up reading the books by J.K. Rowling and teens who watched the eight movies that followed. If you plan to brave the Potterfest, here are some things...

  • Universal Studios Hollywood sells out of online tickets for Harry Potter opening

    Universal Studios Hollywood sells out of online tickets for Harry Potter opening

    If you still haven't bought a ticket for the opening day of the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood, you may soon be out of luck. The online tickets for Thursday have sold out, marking the first time the park has halted online sales. Some tickets still...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Comcast profit jumps 15% on rise in high-speed Internet customers

    Comcast profit jumps 15% on rise in high-speed Internet customers

    Cable giant Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter profit increased 15% as more customers signed up for its high-speed Internet service. The Philadelphia company added 203,000 high-speed subscribers during the April-June quarter, more than making up for losing 144,000 homes with cable TV channel subscriptions....

  • 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...

  • 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...

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