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 Toothsome Chocolate Emporium opens September 22
The highly anticipated restaurant is currently in previews and will officially open on September 22! Our coverage begins at 10:30am. For our first impressions of the eatery, click here.

 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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Halloween Horror Nights 2016 at Universal Orlando: Full Review

Universal Orlando’s biggest event of the year has begun its 26th run. Halloween Horror Nights 26 runs a select 31 nights now through October 31. In the past two weeks, I had the opportunity to experience everything HHN 2016 has to offer over multiple nights. If you’re not familiar with the event, I’d recommend perusing our […]

Magical Dining Month at Orlando Theme Parks

We’re right in the middle of Orlando’s Magical Dining Month and if you’re visiting the Orlando area before October 3, you should consider indulging. What is Magical Dining Month? It’s a program that runs through October 2 in which select restaurants offer three course dinners for $33 per person. One dollar from each meal benefits […]

Halloween Horror Nights 26 Merch Sneak Peek

In a surprise move, Universal Orlando made all of the Chance themed Halloween Horror Nights 26 merchandise visible in their online store overnight. It’s unclear if this was intentional. Halloween Horror Nights 26 merchandise is scheduled to go on sale in a dedicated store near Universal Studios Florida’s Revenge of the Mummy on Wednesday, September […]

Universal honors Pulse victims with window tribute

Universal Orlando recently added a window tribute in the Hollywood area of Universal Studios Florida in memory of the Pulse victims that were a part of the NBCUniversal family. The window is near Universal’s Horror Makeup Show. Jonathan Camuy worked on La Voz Kids, a Spanish TV show similar to “The Voice”. It is filmed […]

Universal Orlando raises Annual Pass prices by up to 49% in one year, adds perks

Universal Orlando Resort debuted an Annual Pass price increase, new ticket option, and added perks for Passholders on Wednesday. The price increase marks the second this year, with Universal raising their Annual Pass prices only four months ago. In total, pricing for some Universal Orlando passes has risen by up to almost 50% this year […]

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 […]

In Case You Missed It

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill: It starts out as an awesome performance

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill is a new addition to the Phillips Crossing shopping center on the corner of Sand Lake Road and Turkey Lake Blvd (right by Universal Orlando). The restaurant, originating from South Miami,  puts on a great show with a lively atmosphere, an array of extras like a salsa bar, and a urban […]

Volcano Bay first details

Update: More details have been revealed for Volcano Bay. Learn more After literally several years of leaked trademarks and repeated rumors, Universal has today made it official: Volcano Bay, its very first built-from-the-ground-up “water theme park,” is coming. Although confirmed details are, as of right now, scant, the company did tip its hand in several […]

Magic Kingdom trip report – September 2012 (fall decorations, Fantasyland expansion)

On Saturday I returned in Magic Kingdom, a park I’m actually a little surprised I haven’t visited since February. Now, I know what you might be thinking: If I’m Orlando Informer and not just Universal Informer, shouldn’t I be visiting the world’s most popular theme park a little more often? Yes, I probably should. But […]

Disney Fantasy: Cruising fun with something for everyone

The Disney cruise ship Fantasy departs from Port Canaveral, about an hour from Orlando. Recently I was fortunate to take a tour of the ship and Disney’s attention to detail didn’t cease to impress me. Let’s begin with the look of the ship, the colors — darkest blue, white, red, and yellow bring to mind […]

Taking a time out at Disney’s Tune In Lounge

If you are in search of a cocktail at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, step out of the heat and in to kistch-filled Tune In Lounge, located next to the 50’s Prime Time Cafe. When you walk in, you’ll immediately notice that the 50’s-era themeing of the restaurant is carried over to the lounge as well. This […]

Orlando Informer week in review: December 4, 2015

This week on Orlando Informer: Universal Orlando set to secure additional 474 acres of land SkyPlex, world’s tallest roller coaster, approved 9 different angles you haven’t seen of the Gringotts Dragon 2 awesome date night ideas at Universal Orlando CityWalk Updated: Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue closes on January 5 Universal Orlando’s holiday festivities kick off this […]

Easter 2015 at Universal On-Site Hotels

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Feature Chef-Inspired Easter Sunday Brunches and Family-Friendly Entertainment   ORLANDO, FL – (March 27, 2015) – Chefs at the deluxe on-site hotels at Universal Orlando Resort are creating Easter Sunday brunch experiences, with family-friendly entertainment and menus to please the […]

Disney welcomes Festival of the Masters, celebrates the new film Frozen & opens The Villas at Grand Floridian

Festival of the Masters 2013 For its 38th year, Festival of the Masters is transforming Downtown Disney into an art lovers’ paradise Nov 8 – 10, 2013. The prestigious open-air fine arts festival features more than 300 artists creating and showcasing their unique works in painting, photography, sculpture, chalk, glass and more. Exhibits feature more […]

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament: A grand feast in the age of knights and jousting

The first time I attended a Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament show, I was easily under the age of 10. I loved the magic, mystique, and – of course! – the knights and horses. Recently, my family and I were able to take part in another Medieval Times show (which was updated in 2012) close […]

Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: One of the best experiences I’ve had with my girls

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the largest Disney park with over 500 acres. That is a lot of walking around! Luckily there is a 30 minute show that will not only give your feet the rest they deserve, but become one of the most entertaining shows you have ever seen at a theme park. The first […]

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. […]

Shop, Dine and Zip: An Old Town Christmas begins December 2nd

The “Something New in the Air at Old Town” ( resembles a large, jolly man in a red suit. Santa Claus will officially help kick off the inaugural “Old Town Christmas” by zipping into the Kissimmee destination via the new Pepsi AMPventure Experience zip line and then leading a parade of children to his workshop […]