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Universal Studios Florida Features and Articles

Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at Universal Studios Florida are listed below. As well as previews and reviews of new rides, look out for "Top 10" lists and tips for saving time and money on your next visit.

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Hogsmeade Hogwarts Express Station
Thursday, September 11, 2014 09:56

The Hogwarts Express is arguably the most immersive experience you can have in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You can go through all the motions of boarding this iconic train for yourself and travel in both directions. Before you head to the station, however, there are some things that you should know.

Universal Studios Florida Entrance
Friday, September 05, 2014 12:11

Learn what goes on behind the scenes of almost every theme park attraction, every single day.

Thursday, September 04, 2014 10:31

Learn the secrets behind some of the theme park industry's most astonishing special effects.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:31

In the late 1980s, Universal Studios and The Walt Disney company each became fixated on the same rather strange idea - why not build a real, working movie studio in Central Florida? And why not make it into a theme park too?

Gringotts Bank
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 09:16

Check out these great details and make sure you don't miss a single highlight of the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts experience.

Knockturn Alley Sign
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:31

Universal Studios Florida’s newest addition, Diagon Alley, is packed with references to the books and movies. Here are some of the very best to look out for!

Sunday, August 24, 2014 09:51

Some have suggested that Universal Orlando's Diagon Alley is not performing as well as expected. But is that really the case?

Friday, August 15, 2014 14:52

Universal Orlando came close to disaster when it first opened, but since then the park's attractions have had a huge influence on the theme park industry as a whole.

(Image via Flickr, by mabecerra)
Sunday, August 10, 2014 08:49

The 1990s saw the launch of Universal Orlando and the biggest decade of expansion in Walt Disney World's history. We very well may be on the cusp of another era of incredible development -- and here's why.

Universal Orlando
Saturday, August 02, 2014 21:26

Disney fans can be very picky about which rides are truly excellent, but open-minded WDW buffs can definitely find things they'll love at Universal Orlando.

A Petrified Forest scare actor
Sunday, July 27, 2014 11:24

Self-guided haunted houses? Self-determining attractions? Timed experiences? Zombie laser tag? Behold -- the future of themed entertainment.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:05

Theme Park Tourist muses about what can still be added to The Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter.


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