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  • Harry Potter Opens at Universal Orlando

    Last Friday, the Islands of Adventure theme park at Universal Orlando fulfilled the fantasy of Harry Potter devotees when it unveiled the biggest addition since the arrival of Disney's Animal Kingdom in 1998. The highly publicized premiere revealed that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter recycles some attractions while seamlessly introducing movie-magic-perfect re-creations of mythical locales such as Hogsmeade Village.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on June 24, 2010 at 2:00:54 AM EDT in Family
  • Disney World Isn't All About the Rides: 10 Tips for Finding and Meeting the Characters

    First-time visitors to Disney World often make the mistake of thinking it's all about the rides. But parents constantly write to me about something else: how absolutely blown away their kids were at the chance to meet Mickey, Minnie, and the rest of the Disney characters. Here's how to maximize your character experience.

    Posted by Kim Wright Wiley on September 30, 2009 at 10:54:34 AM EDT in Trip Ideas, Family