Universal Orlando Resort, Inc. owns and operates a resort. Its resort’s facilities and amenities include theme parks, hotels, an entertainment complex, rides, shows, events, dining facilities, and shopping facilities. The company also engages in the online retail of merchandise, such as accessories, apparel, collectibles, headwear, holiday products, home decorations, souvenirs, sweets, and toys. Universal Orlando Resort, Inc. was formerly known as Universal Studios Escape and changed its name to Universal Orlando Resort, Inc. in 2001. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Orlando, Florida. Universal Orlando Resort, Inc. is a joint venture between NBCUniversal Media, LLC and Univers...
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Universal Orlando Resort to Open its Second Harry Potter-Themed Area in 2014 Summer
May 20 14
Universal Orlando Resort will open its second Harry Potter-themed area in 2014 summer, called The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley. The zone's centerpiece will be a ride called Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, which takes visitors into Gringotts bank to help retrieve a magical object. The original Potter attraction is at Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park, while the new one will be at the adjoining Universal Studios Florida park. Guests must buy a two-park ticket to visit both Potter areas, but they can travel between them on the Hogwarts Express train, which will offer views of characters and magical creatures from the book. Among them: Hagrid on a flying motorbike, the Weasley twins on brooms, and the Knight Bus in London traffic. Universal has also opened new restaurants at City Walk and the Cabana Bay Beach Resort, an 1,800-unit hotel, where half of the rooms are suites that sleep six people.