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5 reasons Revenge of the Mummy is the most overlooked ride at Universal Orlando

Did you know that tomorrow is Revenge of the Mummy’s 12th birthday? And did you know that the ride is a not-to-be-missed attraction at Universal Studios Florida? (This second one is easy to overlook, given all the glitz and attention that the park’s newer entries, such as Transformers: The Ride 3D, Springfield, and The Wizarding […]

The best of Walt Disney World: no ticket, no problem!

What if I told you that you can go to Disney World for FREE? Crazy, right? Well, perhaps you can’t get into one of the theme parks for free but don’t let that stop you from strolling under the gateway “Where Dreams Come True” because Mickey has made sure that there is something for everyone. […]

Town Center breathes new life into Disney Springs

This week, Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) opened their newest district of their rebranded shopping and dining destination. The Town Center focuses on upscale shopping with a design aesthetic than can only be described as classic Florida. In a word, it’s stunning. In more words, you’ll have to check out the rest of the article. What’s […]

Plastic Annual Passes confirmed by Universal Orlando

All new Universal Orlando Annual Passes will be plastic and current passholders will have the option to replace their paper ticket with plastic, Universal Orlando announced on their blog Monday. The change, which Orlando Informer first reported was being considered on April 19, will go into effect on June 3. Current passholders will not be […]

King Kong himself REVEALED for Skull Island: Reign of Kong

“This isn’t a movie. This is the real deal. [Kong will be] close enough that you’ll feel his breath sweep across your skin and his thunderous roar reverberate through every bone in your body,” Mike West said in the latest Skull Island: Reign of Kong video released by Universal Orlando on Monday. Mike West is an […]

7 need to know tips for first time Orlando visitors

If you’re planning your first visit, you want to make sure you’re as prepared as possible! If you’re responsible for creating the perfect trip, the weight on your shoulders can feel a little heavy. But don’t worry, because here at Orlando Informer, we want to take a little of that weight off. After reading these […]

Butterbeer recipes tested & rated – Harry Potter fans rejoice!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando is a dream come true for many Harry Potter fans. Yet, unless you live in Central Florida, it may not be a trip you can take often — or at all. So we would like to show you how to enjoy one of the best offerings […]

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SeaWorld’s Spooktacular continues to be Orlando’s best value for a family-friendly Halloween celebration, and here’s why

During weekends in October, a visit to SeaWorld Orlando is made even better because of SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular. I was invited by Orlando Informer to enjoy the first official day of the year’s event. The Spooktacular is included in regular theme park admission. It is this characteristic that immediately sets it apart from other Halloween […]

New Fantasyland, Limited Time Magic, Senses – A Disney Spa and more welcome Disney guests in 2013

Even more magic is in store for Walt Disney World guests in 2013. From the excitement of New Fantasyland to new tres francais additions to Epcot dining, from being grandly pampered at a new Grand Floridian spa to weekly guest surprises only Disney can do – all this and more welcomes guests in 2013. In the shadows […]

Margaritaville Volcano Nachos – bring that volcano home!

If you have been to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk, then you most certainly are familiar with their famous Volcano Nachos. You can’t help but stare as you see a server walking by with that massive plate of tortilla chips topped with chili, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, jalapenos, tomatoes, and scallions. It is truly […]

400-foot Stunt Without a Harness

“Never give up,” 36-year-old Nik Wallenda’s tagline, shone through as much as ever as the daredevil took a walk atop The Orlando Eye with no harness on Wednesday. The Orlando Eye is the tallest observation wheel on North America’s east coast, coming in at 400 feet. Opening this upcoming Monday, May 4, the wheel required […]

Which Orlando theme park is best for kids? Here are my picks by age group

Traveling with children of all ages can create a lifetime of memories. While there are many places to travel with kids, Orlando is one of the best. With the wide array of theme parks and attractions, Orlando sets the scene for the perfect vacation destination. Even though this may stand true, many questions can arise […]

An international traveler’s guide to Orlando International Airport – the arrival

Worried about working your way round the labyrinth that is Orlando International Airport? Well, listen up as your international guide ushers you though the arrival process at the Airport Acropolis that is Orlando International.   Arriving from Outside the United States You’ve managed it – everyone has checked in, no one has lost a bag, […]

Leapies jump for joy over Feb. 29 specials at Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels

Leapies with rare February 29th birthdays have something extra to celebrate this year: several Loews Hotels are offering birthday compliments. In particular, two of Universal’s on-site hotels — which are operated by Loews — will offer the following specials. The Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando will host a Leap Day Happy Hour from […]

Early Park Admission for Universal Studios Florida now available to on-site resort guests

It would seem that the opening of Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Florida has brought us plenty of good fortune. Not only do we get another great addition to the attractions at USF, but its popularity has convinced Universal to try something else: offer Early Park Admission for USF to on-site resort guests. […]

The 12 best new Universal Orlando additions

It’s old news by now: Comcast, after purchasing NBCUniversal in 2010, was pleasantly surprised by just how well Universal Parks and Resorts was performing, all thanks to a certain boy wizard and his loads of merchandise. After originally tinkering with the idea of spinning the theme park division off into its own company, Comcast opted […]

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 […]

Rumor round-up for Feb 22, 2013: King Kong at IOA, Avatarland’s future uncertain, SeaWorld’s new attractions, Transformers’ new gift shop

King Kong & Skull Island, meet Jurassic Park & Islands of adventure Over at Screamscape this week there was a hot rumor that seemed to drop straight from the sky concerning Islands of Adventure. It’s concerning a new attraction being brought into IOA, but has nothing to do with the Middle Earth rumors we’ve reported […]

“I’m hungry and in the mood for…” Three of my favorite restaurants on I-Drive to suit your tastes

International Drive, the gateway to Universal Orlando and SeaWorld, often gets a bit of a bad rep for being one of the most touristy areas in the City Beautiful. Whilst it’s true that I-Drive is not the most scenic place in the world, what it lacks in scenery it more than makes up for by […]