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Want to keep up with the latest Islands of Adventure news, including new attraction announcements, details of special events and updates on temporary ride closures? You've come to the right place!

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Hogwarts Castle at night
Friday, June 17, 2011 08:49

Universal's theme parks saw a major boost in visitor numbers during 2010, helping to close the gap on industry leader Disney.

Universal Orlando Resort logo
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 08:40

Comcast has confirmed that it is to take full control of the Universal Orlando Resort, buying The Blackstone Group's 50 percent stake for $1.025 billion.

Universal Orlando Resort logo
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 08:43

A new report claims that Comcast has agreed to buy The Blackstone Group's 50 percent stake in Universal Orlando, giving it complete ownership of the resort.

Despicable Me logo
Thursday, May 19, 2011 20:11

The Universal Orlando Resort has confirmed that it will open a new attraction based on the animated movie Despicable Me in 2012, in addition to overhauling The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman ride.

Hogwarts Castle at night
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 18:55

The popularity of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter enabled the Universal Orlando Resort to increase attendance by 68% year-on-year during the first quarter of 2011.

Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls
Friday, March 04, 2011 08:48

Universal Orlando has reopened the Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls attraction at Islands of Adventure, more than two months after a fire forced its closure.

Hogwarts Castle at night
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 08:44

Universal Orlando has announced that it achieved a 20% increase in full-year attendance for 2010, boosted by the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Jurassic Park logo
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 08:21

The Triceratops Discovery Trail attraction at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure could return for the busy Spring Break period, according to a report.

Jurassic Park logo
Monday, January 10, 2011 08:38

Universal Orlando has again closed the Triceratops Discovery Trail attraction at Islands of Adventure, after a trial reopening period ran its course.

Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 07:28

Universal Orlando has confirmed that Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls will be out of action for several weeks at Islands of Adventure, as fire damage is assessed and repaired.

Dudley Do-Rights Ripsaw Falls
Sunday, January 02, 2011 10:37

A fire broke out on the Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls attraction at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure on New Years Day, forcing the evacuation of the ride and the surrounding Toon Lagoon area.

Jurassic Park logo
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 20:45

The return of the Triceratops Discovery Trail attraction at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure is only "temporary" for now, according to the company.

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