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The power of magic: USH attendance up 60% after Potter

The power of magic: USH attendance up 60% after Potter

April 27, 2017, 11:14 AM · First-quarter attendance at Universal Studios Hollywood jumped 60 percent this year, following last year's opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the park's corporate bosses reported today.

Overall, Universal's theme park revenue was up 9 percent year-over-year for the quarter, to $1.1 billion. And that was despite the popular Easter holiday falling in the second quarter this year, as opposed to being part of the first quarter last year. Keep reading...

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Johnny Depp pulls a shift at Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean

April 27, 2017, 10:43 AM · With its longer ride, double-drop, extra scenes and smoother load/unload process, Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean is the clear winner over Orlando's. Plus, for one night only, it had Johnny Depp.

Not the Audio Animatronic Captain Jack Sparrows that both resorts added years ago. Last night, Disneyland had the real Johnny Depp inside the ride. Keep reading...

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Visitors will shrink to Dory-size on Disney's new 'Finding Nemo' ride

April 26, 2017, 10:42 AM · Pandora and Guardians of the Galaxy surely are getting all the attention from Disney theme park fans in the United States, but let's not forget that Disney has a new attraction coming to Toyko DisneySea next month, too.

Like Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, Nemo and Friends SeaRider is a retheme of a former ride attraction — this time, the old StormRider 4D show. Keep reading...

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