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‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ Theme Park Merchandise Now Available Online
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Wizarding World of Harry PotterFor the first time ever, Universal Studios Orlando is offering up selections from their theme park exclusive merchandise for sale online, including items from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The new online shop, located at The Universal Store, is selling products from both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

At The Wizarding World of Harry Potter section of the store, you can purchase Harry Potter books, movies, shirts, and toys, as well as items like Hogwarts robes and scarves, and Ollivanders wands. Check out the various sections of the WWHP part of the online store: Dervish and Banges, Filch’s Emporium, Ollivanders, Owl Post, and Zonko’s.

Along with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter merchandise, there’s products from other rides, attractions, and characters from the Universal Orlando theme parks, like the E.T. and Jurassic Park rides, along with Betty Boop and the Nickelodeon characters like SpongeBob SquarePants.

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Bret Michaels To Ring In The New Year With A Concert At Universal Studios
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Bret MichaelsRocker Bret Michaels is set to ring in the new year with a live performance at Universal Studios Orlando!

The Poison frontman and reality television star is scheduled perform a live New Year’s Eve concert at Universal’s CityWalk in Orlando, FL, part of the Universal Orlando Resort.

Tickets are now on sale for the New Year’s Eve block party event, which includes the Bret Michaels concert, as well as all-night admission to seven CityWalk clubs, all-you-can-eat gourmet cuisine, and a midnight champagne toast.

Universal CityWalk’s New Year’s Eve celebration will take place from 8pm – 2am on December 31, 2010. Tickets are $119.99 plus tax per person if purchased by Dec. 27; from Dec. 28 to Dec. 31, the price increases to $139.99 plus tax per person. Special discounts are available for Universal Orlando Annual Passholders. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.universalorlando.com/holidays and click on the “New Year’s Eve at Universal CityWalk” button on the left.

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‘Back To The Future’: Build Your Own Delorean Time Machine
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Week of Geek; Back to the Future, 25th Anniversary

There are simply millions of hobbies you can spend your time on in the world like comics, movies, video games, oh yeah, and building your own Delorean Time Machine. That is right, I said it, you can build your own Delorean Time Machine. I remember a while back I was wondering what it would take to build your own Back To The Future Delorean and how much something like that would cost. Well one of the hardest parts is finding the actual vehicle itself. If you did happen to run across one and wanted to make yourself a replica, it is definitely possible.

Just in time for the 25th Anniversary of the first Back To The Future film, a great utility for those with this fun hobby is back online. BTTFParts.com has advice and videos on how to convert a normal Delorean into a Back To The Future time machine.

Enjoy the video of their conversion below.

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Universal Studios’ New ‘King Kong 360 3-D’ Opens Today!
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Since fire ravaged and destroyed much of the Universal Studios Hollywood lot, we’ve been covering their progress. One of the more exciting plans was to rebuild the King Kong attraction that debuted in 1986 and was badly damaged in the blaze. Universal brought in the director of 2005’s King Kong, Peter Jackson, and they set out to make an amazing new attraction to their tour.

Since then, we’ve heard much about the new ride, and it’s been about as exciting sounding as anything else you could think of. And while it’s called “360 3-D,” it does have a lot more of a 4D feel to it, considering the movement and interaction involved.

If you’ve been at all interested in checking out the new King Kong attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood, well…you’re now in luck. The ride is making its debut TODAY!

Click on over to check out a couple new images, and some making of videos for the the ride.

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‘Back To The Future’ Trilogy Coming To Blu-ray
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Week of Geek; Back to the Future, 25th AnniversaryThis weekend sees the 25th anniversary of the release of the first Back To The Future movie. We’ll be taking a look back at the film all this week, and what a great way to launch our Back To The Future Week of Geek event then with the news this today from Universal Studios regarding the release the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy!

For the first time ever on Blu-ray, the Back To The Future trilogy will be released on October 26, 2010 and contain over two hours of new bonus features, including an all-new, six-part retrospective documentary featuring never-before-seen interviews with the cast, crew and filmmakers, including star Michael J. Fox.

See below for full details on the upcoming Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy on Blu-ray and on DVD as well.

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Contest: The Real Magic of Harry Potter Prize Pack!
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The Real Magic of Harry Potter paperback collectionIf you’ve been frequenting Geeks of Doom, then you know we LOVE all things Harry Potter and have been intently covering the development of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, theme park area at Universal Studios Orlando opening in June.

To celebrate The Wizarding World of Harry Potter‘s upcoming grand opening, it is with great excitement that we here at Geeks of Doom offer up a Harry Potter-themed prize pack to one (1) lucky reader!

One (1) winner will receive:

That’s right, you’ll get ALL 7 books plus some Amazon spending money, all thanks to the good folks over at Scholastic. Read the fastest selling book of all time and experience the adventure from the beginning! Enter to win the complete Harry Potter box set in paperback from Geeks of Doom and don’t forget to check out Scholastic’s national sweepstakes. They are giving away 4 family trips to Universal Orlando Resort’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which opens June 18th! (See details below.)

TO ENTER: There’s just two simple steps:

(1) Make sure you’re subscribed to the Geeks of Doom email digest. If you’re not then click here and sign up. (If you’re already a subscriber, then go right to the next step.)

(2) Fill out the entry form here below and submit. (Form is here after the jump.)

Good luck!

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Geek Peek: Hagrid’s Hut At Universal’s ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter’
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hagrid's HutAs the grand opening draws near for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the new theme park area at Universal Studios Orlando, another new image from the park has been released today.

The new image — see it here at right — is of Hagrid’s Hut. In the Harry Potter universe, Hagrid is the half-giant groundskeeper at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and is a close confidant to boy wizard Harry Potter. Guests at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will pass by Hagrid’s Hut, which is a replica of Hagrid’s home from the films, on their way to the Flight of the Hippogriff coaster.

You can see more of Hagrid’s Hut in a feature on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter during this Sunday’s episode of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice on NBC.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which is part of Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, will have its grand opening on June 18, 2010.

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New Universal Studios 3D ‘King Kong’ Ride Trailer & Details!
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King Kong

Since a devastating fire destroyed much of the Universal Studios in June of 2008, the damage has slowly-but-surely been restored. Over this time period, many exciting announcements have also been made — namely, that the legendary King Kong ride would not be rebuilt, but re-imagined as a brand new and amazing attraction for visitors to check out.

A few details for this new ride — which was to be based not on the classic 1933 film, but Peter Jackson‘s latest epic film — were shared in June of 2009, but they only described what the ride would be. Now, almost two years later, we’re starting to get a really strong idea of what to expect if we find ourselves visiting Kong this Summer when the ride opens.

Jackson got together with a team of both theme park ride experts and film making talents inside of a giant hangar cloaked in green screen to put it all together and create one of the wildest cinematic adventure rides ever conceived.

Continue on down below to read more about how insane this ride will be, and also to check out the ride’s short teaser trailer.

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Super Bowl Spot: Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle Universal StudiosThe Super Bowl broadcast is known for having some really great commercials, as well as debut movie, TV, and game footage.

During tonight’s game (yay Saints!), as I was watching for the new TV spot for Alice In Wonderland, the first television commercial for Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter came on, and I squealed. I did, I really did.

For those of you wondering what this is, it’s the new Harry Potter-themed section of Islands of Adventure, a theme park within the Universal Orlando Resort, that’s opening this Spring.

Watch the commercial, which includes an appearance by the boy wizard himself Daniel Radcliffe, here below.

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Geek Peek: Hogwarts Castle At Universal’s ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter’
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Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle Universal StudiosBack in 2007, Universal Studios Orlando announced plans to add a Harry Potter-themed land to their Islands of Adventure theme park.

Since then, we’ve only seen a bunch of concept art for Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Now, finally, is the first glimpse of an actual structure at the park: the top of the Hogwarts Castle!

Check out the image here at right (click for larger, full view); or for a super hi-res version, visit The Leaky Caudron site.

Also, below, check out the update on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which is scheduled to open in Spring 2010.

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