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 Universal Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras has officially kicked off at Universal Studios Florida! Some of the upcoming concerts include Fifth Harmony on Saturday, February 25 and Yandel on Saturday, March 4! 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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Disney World increases Disney Dining Plan prices

If you’re planning on purchasing the Disney Dining Plan anytime soon for your vacation to Walt Disney World, be prepared to spend a little more. The theme park resort has increased prices for the Disney Dining Plan across the board. Here is a breakdown of each Disney Dining Plan tier price increase: Quick Service Plan […]

Universal Orlando releases retro attraction posters featuring Jaws, Back to the Future, and Twister

Back to the Future, Jaws, Twister, all of the classic rides that we so dearly miss at Universal Studios Florida can now be part of your daily lives with these new posters released today by Universal Orlando The park does not have any plans currently to release physical copies of the posters for purchase, but […]

Skyplex Orlando on International Drive announces new addition to its growing list of thrill rides

Skyplex on International Drive, the massive thrill ride tower complex that is scheduled to start construction later this year, just announced yet another thrill ride to its arsenal, called Sky Jump. The attraction is described as a “free fall” experience where guests are strapped to zipline mechanism 500-feet in the air and “freefall” to the ground. […]

New ‘Caring for Giants’ African Elephant experience available at Animal Kingdom

A new experience is available for guests that visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom called Caring for Giants, where guests can get closer than ever to African elephants. The whole experience runs approximately 60 minutes and during the trip, guests will be able to get an up-close look at what goes into caring for these giant creatures. […]

Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde explains how ‘Avatar’ will continue Animal Kingdom’s legacy

When Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened back in 1998, one of the biggest aspects of the park was the focus on the conservation and preservation of nature. In an all-new video, Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde explains how the parks newest and biggest expansion ever, Pandora – The World of Avatar, will continue that legacy. Joe […]

Walt Disney World announces new Sip, Savor, Sparkle event at Contemporary Resort

Walt Disney World announced a new seperate ticketed event today called Sip, Savor, Sparkle. The event will take place at the California Grill at the Contemporary Resort, which is located on the 15th story of the resort. The event begins an hour before fireworks at the Magic Kingdom where guests will be taken into private banquet […]

Universal Orlando Resort and Hollywood launch new joint advertisement campaign

Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood announced a new joint advertisement campaign called “I’m Ready.” This new advertisement campaign is the first time Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood have done a joint advertising campaign for their parks. The new ad features a national television advertisement, digital advertising placements and a joint webpage where guests […]

In Case You Missed It

Guide to FastPass+ at Walt Disney World: Unlimited FastPass reservations now open to all guests

Update – April 28, 2014 Starting today, Monday, April 28, guests can select more FastPasses once they are in the park and have used up (or have had the arrival window pass on) their initial three FastPass+ reservations. Simply go to one of the kiosks located in each of the Walt Disney World parks to […]

Celebrating a special birthday across Orlando: Typhoon Lagoon, Universal CityWalk & Universal Studios Florida

My teenaged son’s birthday was a few days ago and since Orlando’s theme parks are his favorite place to be, my husband scheduled a vacation day and we planned to spend the day celebrating at one of the parks. Some background information to better understand our experience: my son has severe autism and is non-verbal. […]

Rumor round-up for August 3, 2013: Soarin’ gets randomized, Universal gets Silly & the Imagination pavilion and Jurassic Park get new construction possibilities

Randomly Soarin’ over the randomized world Just to follow up on our recent Soarin’ news: Screamscape has swooped in with a juicy new report regarding Soarin’ over the Horizon, the rumored replacement for the current iteration of the ride that is slated to open in 2016. Thanks to the brand-new digital projector that it will […]

Riding a Mardi Gras float: Best rush outside of Bourbon Street

Editor’s note: This article was originally published a few years ago, but since nothing has changed we’re republishing this for the Mardi Gras 2015 season. We knew the moment we became Annual Passholders that we would make the most of Mardi Gras event nights at Universal Orlando. Starting off with a bang, we signed up […]

Walt Disney World announces new Sip, Savor, Sparkle event at Contemporary Resort

Walt Disney World announced a new seperate ticketed event today called Sip, Savor, Sparkle. The event will take place at the California Grill at the Contemporary Resort, which is located on the 15th story of the resort. The event begins an hour before fireworks at the Magic Kingdom where guests will be taken into private banquet […]

OI Share: Cindy Sue and family enjoy a productive and fun-filled day throughout Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Monday 29th August 2011 Islands of Adventure and Harry Potter After doing all my research and reading most pages on the day finally arrived. There were 8 of us, three families. One had a 17 year old girl, one a 12 year old boy. All were Harry Potter fans except me. I’ve maybe seen […]

Tour Universal Studios Singapore

While on a recent trip to Singapore, I scheduled an extra day to visit Universal Studios Singapore. I have always wondered about the similarities and differences between the Orlando and worldwide Universal theme parks, and this was my chance to finally find out. It was a great day, which I am very happy to share […]

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center – photo tour of the atriums

Gaylord Palms photo tour Page 1: Atriums, information and a map Page 2: Resort amenities and restaurants   Welcome to Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center located in Kissimmee, Florida, adjacent to Walt Disney World property. Below you will find what is most likely the largest archive of Gaylord Palms full-screen photos available on a […]

Waldorf Astoria Orlando – photo tour with more than 70 images + one HD video of the last shuttle launch

Yesterday afternoon I set out to Bonnet Creek, the resort area that borders Walt Disney World on the southeast end. My intention was to visit the top floor of their parking garage to view the final shuttle launch. But, since I was there, I decided to take pictures so I could bring OI readers on […]

Universal Studios Florida Summer Concert Series & CityWalk at night

With only a couple of concerts left, last night we finally made it out to Universal Studios Florida Summer Concert Series at Universal Orlando. Click any image to view it full-screen. You can also view and share many of these photos on the OI Facebook page. Scroll to the bottom of the post to see […]

ICE! at Gaylord Palms 2011: Photo tour, HD video, and our tips to make the most out of your visit

Visiting ICE! at Gaylord Palms is one of the many family traditions we have here in Orlando. That’s why, when we jumped in the car to visit a few days ago, I was quite excited for the spectacle! If you are not familiar with ICE!, here is a summary from ICE! is Florida’s favorite […]

Rumor SPOTLIGHT for April 18, 2014: Interactive wands – the next generation of the Wizarding World

Pulling its own version of a rumor round-up, Central Florida Top 5 has managed to combine all previously-leaked information with some insider intel of its own to give us our most tantalizing glimpse yet of the new RFID-equipped wands that will be flooding the Wizarding Worlds starting (possibly) this summer. The information is impressive, compelling, […]