April 6, 2011 |
With the unprecedented success of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter , Universal Studios executives are already wrestling with the question of how and when to expand the perpetually congested 20-acre theme-park-within-a-theme-park at Islands of Adventure in Florida. Photos : Top 10 Wizarding World of Harry Potter rides and attractions Although officials won't discuss specific plans, several signs point to preparations being made for phase two of Wizarding World: * In January, survey markings that possibly may be mapping out the potential expansion began appearing in the backstage areas behind the Lost Continent, the themed area of the park that was partially taken over to make room for phase one of Wizarding World.
September 5, 2003 |
Two British railway cars from the "Hogwarts Express" that brought Harry Potter and his pals to school have been vandalized, police said Thursday. The maroon railway cars, part of the train used in the first two Harry Potter movies, were covered in green and silver graffiti that will cost an estimated $5,000 to clean. "It is just mindless vandalism," said James Shuttleworth, chief operations officer for the West Coast Railway Co., which owns the train.
November 18, 2001
Fans who want to follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter can visit English locations where the new movie based on the bestselling book series was shot. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone--Discovering the Magic of Britain" highlights eight film sites. (The film was released as "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" in Britain and as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in the U.S.
October 28, 2007 |
1 Britain Beginning Nov. 14, Euro- star trains will depart for Paris and Brussels from the glamorous new international terminal at St. Pancras in north-central London. And they will run even faster. As planners began to prepare the city's infrastructure for the 2012 Olympic Games, the present Eurostar terminal at Waterloo was deemed too far from connections to central London and main lines to the rest of the country. The Victorian St.
March 7, 2004 |
CANADA Slow gait, scenery on a trail ride Saddle up for a five-day Rocky Mountain high in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Trail riding adventures, available on six dates from July 3 through Aug. 28, take riders from the Banff town site into the wilderness region near Block Mountain and Rainbow Lake. The rides depart Saturdays and return Wednesdays.
July 8, 2012 |
Ticket holders at this summer's Olympic Games will have something in common with non-sporting London visitors: At some point, they will want to flee the jam-packed capital. Luckily, escaping the madding crowds is as easy as hopping on a train. As a Brit who grew up near the city, here are my recommendations for 10 gold-medal-winning day trips. Highclere Castle The real-life Downton Abbey is an ideal day out for fans of Violet, the dowager countess. Stroll elegant staterooms and peek into posh bedrooms before descending the handsome oak staircase to the arch-lined saloon - the dramatic heart of the house as well as the blockbuster TV series.