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 NEW: Skull Island: Reign of Kong and Incredible Hulk Coaster now open
The blockbuster attractions at Islands of Adventure are now officially open. Learn more about Skull Island and Hulk.

 Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park
All of the attractions and story for Volcano Bay have been revealed! Take a look here.

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Complimentary Mosquito Repellent Available at Universal, Disney, and SeaWorld

Universal Orlando, Disney World, and SeaWorld Entertainment will begin providing complimentary mosquito repellent beginning Sunday, August 28, 2016. This is a direct response to the Zika virus that has been locally transmitted via mosquitos in Miami Beach and Pinellas County. Miami is roughly 204 miles away from Orlando; Pinellas County is roughly 73 miles away. […]

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium preview plagued with “shakes”

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen has begun its preview period this week, opening nightly for guests. (Lunch service will soon be added.) Over the first three days of its preview, we’ve spent 9 hours at the new restaurant. We’ve sampled 4 courses. We’ve captured almost 250 pictures. While our full review will come following […]

American Horror Story coming to Halloween Horror Nights

American Horror Story is coming to Halloween Horror Nights 26, Universal Orlando officials announced today. The critically-acclaimed, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television series is found on FX and has run for five seasons. The sixth season debuts September 14. The Halloween Horror Nights house will focus on Murder House from Installment 1, Freak Show […]

REVIEW: Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando Resort

Over 1,000 photos, 10 OI Center pages, and countless visits to Sapphire Falls later… All that’s left? Our official review of the new on-site hotel. Read on to learn why Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is now my favorite hotel at Universal Orlando Resort! Sapphire Falls opened on July 14, 2016, and is the sister hotel […]

8 Unique Photos of an Empty Animal Kingdom at Night

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite theme parks to visit in the world. Not necessarily for the amount of thrilling attractions that this park has offer (if you know anything about this park, you’ll get that), but for the immersive experience that this entire park provides to you as a guest. My only issue […]

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 26 REVEALED

Universal Orlando officials have blown the lid off Halloween Horror Nights 26, sharing the details of this year’s original content that includes three original houses, five original scare zones, and two shows! Before we dive into the details of the horror, a forewarning: Now that the majority of the details of HHN 26 are revealed […]

Halloween comes to the Wizarding World Japan, more events on the horizon

In an announcement that surprised many, Universal Studios Japan revealed today that for the first time ever there will be a Halloween event in their Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This comes on the day after NBCUniversal announced a multi-business partnership which grants them the rights for “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts” fan events, movie […]

In Case You Missed It

Rumor round-up for October 4, 2013: World of Warcraft coming to Universal, new infrared tech coming to Disney, construction projects around Orlando

Welcome to Azeroth, the newest Island of Adventure? Ever hear of a little videogame series called Warcraft? It started as a real-time strategy game for the PC all the way back in 1994, though most people are probably familiar with its latest incarnation, World of Warcraft (November 2004). This long-running installment is a massively multiplayer […]

Best of CityWalk 2.0

  Universal Orlando’s CityWalk district is now home to many new dining experiences, making it better than ever. Now that these new establishments have been in business for some time, we can evaluate the lineup – although I should note that it’s difficult to actually rank each new addition against one another; each has its […]

SeaWorld announces a plan to bring back the crowds

While Walt Disney World has been able to maintain its attendance numbers and Universal is enjoying increasing attendance thanks to the boy wizard, SeaWorld has been struggling. It’s attendance was down an estimated 12 percent in 2010. Well, SeaWorld announced plans yesterday to change all that with the introduction of the park’s largest expansion in […]

Harry Potter: 4 NEW updates to the parks

Last month, we discussed all the ways that Universal Orlando Resort could expand without having to build new attractions on new parcels of land, and much of that speculation – naturally – focused on the untold potential of the Harry Potter franchise. It turns out that Universal is already taking that idea and running with […]

Special delivery from Universal Orlando

This Friday, a specially marked package from Universal Orlando arrived. Upon opening the package, we discovered a wooden box complete with a large black bow. Following further inspection, there was also a tag addressed to me, from Jack the Clown. For those not following along at home, Jack the Clown is the ringmaster of this […]

Universal Attractions that NEVER should have closed, NEED to close, or MUST stay open!

It’s no secret that since The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade hit the drawing board there has been a dramatic change in the landscape of attractions at Universal Orlando and its two theme parks.  The alterations to the ride and show lineup of Universal Studios in particular have been rather massive. In fact, four […]

Rumor round-up for June 14, 2013: Universal Dining Plan, The Simpsons, The Lorax, The Smurfs & Space Mountain

Followers of Orlando Informer on Twitter got the scoop earlier this week on Universal announcing a brand new Universal Dining Plan, giving the obsessive-compulsive trip planner a whole new level of resort features to account for — and giving everyone else potentially small-to-major headaches. Walt Disney World, whose own dining plan is both popular and […]

New Fantasyland official grand opening represents largest expansion of Magic Kingdom in its 41-year history

Of Magic Kingdom lands, it is the fairest of all, inviting Walt Disney World guests into classic storybook worlds where elephants fly and castles touch the sky, where a beauty meets a beast and a mermaid plays under the sea. As it opens for Disney guests on December 6, 2012, New Fantasyland is Once Upon […]

An Old Town Halloween 2012: Enjoy this free & frightening event on select nights in October

Old Town will host their 2nd annual “an Old Town Halloween” multi-day event for this season. Zombies, Ghosts, and Florida Ghost Busters will inhabit the streets of Old Town in Kissimmee throughout select dates in October as the theme park transforms into a free Halloween festival for all ages and budgets. An Old Town Halloween […]

THE BIG 5: Universal’s top five desserts that will delight your taste buds

One of the many joys of visiting theme parks is indulging in sweet treats you might otherwise resist. In this edition of THE BIG 5, I take your sweet tooth on a journey through Universal Orlando’s best desserts. And please note: for this countdown, I stuck with desserts that can be found in the two […]

SeaWorld Summer Nights: The best family friendly party in town!

SeaWorld Orlando continues to offer some of the most entertaining events for Orlando vacationers. Their newest event, Summer Nights, is the perfect combination of family fun, edu-tainment, and unlimited beer for the adults! Click on any image to view it full-screen. You can also view and share many of these photos on the OI Facebook […]

OI Share: My electrifying studio audience experience at Universal’s TNA IMPACT Wrestling

Recently my boyfriend and I headed to Universal Orlando. We have annual passes and go every few months, but this day in particular was special to me. We were going to see one of the final episodes of TNA (Total Nonstop Action) IMPACT Wrestling to be filmed at Universal. I’m a huge wrestling fan and […]