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First Details on Universal Orlando’s Nintendo Land

After originally announcing their partnership a year-and-a-half ago, Universal and Nintendo just today revealed the first details on their highly-anticipated Nintendo Land, which is now officially confirmed to be coming to Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood alongside Universal Orlando Resort. “Revealed” is the appropriate word to use, as we now know more about […]

Universal Orlando begins testing return time tickets for select attractions

Universal Orlando has activated a new feature in their official app that allows you to reserve return time tickets for select attractions, Orlando Informer has learned. Right now, the new feature only appears in the app for select users. In addition, it only appears as an option for Shrek 4-D. As this is being written […]

Fantastic Beasts: Top 3 Theme Park Attractions

After the Harry Potter film series ended in 2011, most in the Muggle world thought that, barring the occasional short story on author J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore website, the franchise was effectively dead. 2016 has proven to be a big negation of that doom-and-gloom sentiment. The stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child gave us […]

Secret Life of Pets set to join Universal’s Superstar Parade

Today Universal Orlando Show Director Lora Wallace shared the details on Universal’s two new floats that will joined their daily Superstar Parade next month. The smaller float is themed after Central Park in New York and features Max and Duke. The larger, main float is based around apartments you’d see in New York city. This float […]

Universal Orlando fully implements seasonal pricing on one day tickets

Universal Orlando has fully implemented seasonal pricing on one day tickets. Guests who purchase 1 day park to park or single park tickets to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure will now pay varying prices based on when they plan to visit. Dates will be broken down into three categories: value, regular, and peak. Tickets […]

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey set for refurbishment

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey will close for 18 days, Orlando Informer has learned. The attraction will be closed from December 1 through December 18, 2016. It will be the first major refurbishment for the attraction. It’s very uncommon for major attractions, outside of the water rides, to go down for extended refurbishments. Most […]

4 Reasons to be Excited about Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

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Top 5 animal encounters at Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa is known for its amazing thrill rides, including the Falcon’s Fury drop tower that delivers a one-of-a-kind ride experience. But the park is more than thrills and rides – when it first started, the only attraction (other than a brewery) was the Bird Gardens, and even now, with the growth in the […]

Updated: Worker charged with attempted murder for incident at Universal Orlando

As first reported by Orlando Informer, the Orlando Police Department were called to Universal’s Islands of Adventure Friday morning at 9:30 am due to an altercation between two third party team members. The suspect, 33-year-old Fredrick Torres, has been booked as of 6:25 pm and charged with attempted first degree murder with a weapon. The victim […]

A photographic look into the Holidays at Universal Orlando

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Universal Orlando Resort right now, and the parks have been decorated accordingly. With snowflakes in New York, Christmas garland in Seuss Landing, and a tree to rival the one located at the Rockefeller Center (well, almost) there is so much to see and take in at […]

Top 5 romantic restaurants at Universal Orlando

You can find romantic restaurants pretty much anywhere, so what makes the locales at Universal Orlando special? Well these five eateries share a common theme: much like the spectacular resort in which they all reside, they each transport you to a different place or time. 5. Emeril’s Restaurant Orlando Image courtesy Universal Orlando. Found at: […]

Orlando’s Farmers Market at Lake Eola: Eating, shopping and strolling at the city’s original outdoor market

Orlando’s Farmers Market at Lake Eola has a history dating back to 1987. Here’s a little background from their website: In 1987 the Downtown Development Board started the Orlando Farmer’s Market to help provide a shopping opportunity for residents who lived in the downtown area. The Orlando Farmer’s Market’s first home was located in a […]

Muppet*Vision 3D queue experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – photo gallery, HD 1080p video

Muppet*Vision 3D at Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios may not seem as cutting-edge these days, since we can go see 3D movies in IMAX just down the street. But what this attraction may have lost in its wow-factor it more than makes up for in its HA!-factor. Yes, it is true that I love […]

Orlando Informer Weekly Dispatch: July 14 – 20, 2013

OI Universal Center updates Greetings, vacation planners! Prepare to UPGRADE YOUR ADVENTURE to Universal Orlando with our Weekly Dispatch. This is a summary of all the latest Universal news and activity on our site. Please note that these updates are listed from newest to oldest: 7/19 – Halloween Horror Nights 2013 updates: Earlier this week […]

Free event: Meet renowned national and local authors at the UCF Book Festival March 31

The 3rd Annual UCF Book Festival, presented by the Morgridge International Reading Center at the University of Central Florida, is coming to UCF Arena on March 31, 2012. Join the community for one of Florida’s premier literary events, featuring renowned national and local authors, book signings and sales, exhibits, book appraisals, and special children’s activities. […]

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens now offer guests with food allergies new and personalized dining options

As many as 15 million Americans suffer from a food allergy. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has introduced this fall a new line of allergy-friendly dining initiatives for guests at its 10 parks including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Sesame Place. These initiatives range from personalized service to new menu options. “We serve millions of guests each […]

UCF Knights march into Magic Kingdom: Complete coverage & priceless parade viewing tips

What phrase do you immediately hear after the Super Bowl has just completed? Why, “I’m going to Disney World” of course! On special occasions, a triumphant athlete, sports team, or celebrity is often invited to parade through Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. This past weekend it finally time for Orlando’s hometown heroes, the University of […]

Six hidden photo ops at Islands of Adventure

Everyone has had their picture taken in front of Hogwarts, near the T-Rex, or with Marmaduke. But there are plenty more nifty photo opportunities if you’re willing to go off the beaten path. 6. Giant Plate of Burgers Location: Toon Lagoon, in front of Wimpy’s Restaurant Can I pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today? […]

Transformers: The Ride – The Ultimate 3D Battle coming to Universal Studios Singapore

This is a little off-topic but Universal Studios Singapore just launched a blog chronicling the upcoming release of their new Transformers: The Ride attraction. It has officially been named Transformers: The Ride – The Ultimate 3D Battle. I’m not crazy about the name. Calling yourself the ultimate 3D battle is like a company saying it […]