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 Universal Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras has officially kicked off at Universal Studios Florida! The FINAL coconcert features The All – American Rejects on Saturday, March 25 and is included with your Universal Studios Florida admission. For complete Mardi Gras details, visit our official guide here.

 Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park
All of the attractions and story for Volcano Bay have been revealed! Take a look here. The park will open to the public May 25.

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What if Apple bought Disney and turned it into Universal?

Bear with me for a moment here. Over the past several months, there have been various individuals or publications in the financial industry that have been eagerly discussing the possibility of Apple, Inc., one of the largest companies in the world, purchasing The Walt Disney Company, another of the biggest. The impetus for this speculation […]

‘The Music of Pixar Live!’ coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World announced today that they will be squeezing in another show at the the Theater of the Stars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The new show will be called “The Music of Pixar Live! A Symphony of Characters,” and will feature a live musical orchestra recreating some of the most popular songs from a variety of […]

Disney releases 2 NEW Pandora details

This has been a pretty big week for Universal, whether the company intended that or not: we’ve learned of its intention to build a massive seventh hotel on-site, discovered its patents for next-generation (Harry Potter?) rides, and, just this morning, saw its bold new take on the theme park menu for Volcano Bay. But Disney […]

REVEALED: Volcano Bay’s crazy food

Over the course of the past two years, Universal has been slowly but surely revealing every last facet of its brand-new “water theme park”: its attractions, backstory, and, most intriguing of all, its TapuTapu wearable. But what’s been missing in this deluge of information (see what I did there?) has been Volcano Bay’s food and […]

Is THIS Universal’s new Harry Potter ride?

We’ve known for some time now that Dragon Challenge, the dueling coasters in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, may very well be on the chopping block and may, in fact, be shutting down for good later this year. What’s remained unknown is what, exactly, would replace it. It just so happens that […]

5 musical scores you’ll remember when visiting the Wizarding World

One of the most memorable experiences from visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the soundtrack that acts as your backdrop as you venture into these mystical lands. Whether walking through the alleyways of Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida or the streets of Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure, the soundtrack from the Harry Potter […]

CONFIRMED: Universal’s seventh on-site hotel

When Comcast took control of NBCUniversal some six years ago, it was unsatisfied with how few hotel rooms were on-property at Universal Orlando – only some 2,400, spread across the first three venues of Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, and Royal Pacific Resort. With the sheer amount of money and people that are now […]

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Orlando Informer Weekly Dispatch: November 17 – 24, 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: 11/24 – We are entering the busy week of Thanksgiving, […]

Islands of Adventure trip report – August 2012 (Lost Continent, WWoHP construction)

Several changes have occurred at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure since my last visit. In Seuss Landing, I was happy to find the Green Eggs and Ham counter service restaurant open. This unique restaurant is open seasonally but has not been open consistently during this season. It is always fun to see it open since […]

Top 10 new experiences coming to Orlando in 2013 – part one

With Disney holding the grand opening for its New Fantasyland on December 6, as well as opening other completed projects on this date (Test Track, Splitsville), this seems like the perfect time to go over the best new experiences in Orlando for 2013. In this post we will countdown from number 10 to 6. Keep […]

‘The Music of Pixar Live!’ coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World announced today that they will be squeezing in another show at the the Theater of the Stars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The new show will be called “The Music of Pixar Live! A Symphony of Characters,” and will feature a live musical orchestra recreating some of the most popular songs from a variety of […]

SeaWorld just became the Miami Dolphins’ biggest fan: Announces multi-year deal, new sweepstakes

SeaWorld Orlando and the Miami Dolphins have announced a multi-year marketing agreement. “SeaWorld, Where the Dolphins Play!” is the tagline for the integrated campaign involving a season-long sweepstakes and special deals for Florida residents. The face of the campaign is former linebacker Jason Taylor, who will be inducted into the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll on […]

Fourth of July 2014 round-up: Universal, SeaWorld, Disney, LEGOLAND, Celebration Town Center, and Lake Eloa

Universal Orlando This time of year, I get a lot of fans asking about Independence Day celebrations at Universal Orlando. This happens because Universal itself doesn’t publish much of anything about the holiday. Well, unfortunately, there’s a reason for that: Universal doesn’t do anything special specifically to celebrate the Fourth of July. Now, don’t get […]

Walt Disney World for lovers: Best ideas for romance on Valentine’s Day or any other day

Couples who’ve been bitten by the love bug don’t need a fairy godmother to find romance at Walt Disney World. This is, after all, home to some of the world’s most famous romances: Cinderella and Prince Charming, Lady and the Tramp, Beauty and the Beast – and don’t forget America’s sweethearts, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. […]