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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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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 […]

American Horror Story coming to Halloween Horror Nights

American Horror Story is coming to Halloween Horror Nights 26, Universal Orlando officials announced today. The critically-acclaimed, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television series is found on FX and has run for five seasons. The sixth season debuts September 14. The Halloween Horror Nights house will focus on Murder House from Installment 1, Freak Show […]

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Theme park inspired dresses for your next Orlando trip

When planned correctly, wearing a cute dress on your vacation to the Orlando theme parks can be another memorable and fun aspect of your vacation. To help make the most of your trip, I’ve compiled some tips and ideas for wearing a theme park inspired dress on your next Orlando trip! How to pick the […]

Rumor round-up for September 28, 2013: Pulling the plug on WWE Hall of Fame, NextGen & Avatar Land updates, SeaWorld show 20 million years in the making

Is Universal pulling the plug on the WWE Hall of Fame? Over the past few months, we’ve been reporting on the possibility of NBA City in CityWalk being demolished and a WWE Hall of Fame replacing it. It turns out, though, that those plans may be getting the bulldozer, as well. According to Wrestling News […]

Reader poll: What’s your favorite specialty drink at Universal Orlando Resort?

There are so many reasons why we love Universal Orlando Resort! Not only do you get to ride out your favorite movies and mingle with your favorite characters, but you also get to indulge in delectable treats and beverages that you’ve always wanted to try. That’s because the resort has taken some of the most […]

Tusker House at Animal Kingdom: A family buffet with African flavors

Tusker House restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom offers buffet-style family dining with African flavors. Nestled right off the main drag in the Africa neighborhood Disney’s largest theme park, this manages to offer enough variety to please everyone on your party, whether you are looking for something simple or something exotic. You can click on any […]

Cabana Bay Expansion Confirmed

Today, Universal Orlando shared that Cabana Bay Beach Resort is expanding with two new towers for a total of 400 new rooms. Cabana Bay, which opened in 2014, currently features 1,800 rooms – including 900 family suites and 900 standard guest rooms – adding high-quality, high-value options for families wanting an affordable on-site experience. The […]

Suspicious package at Universal Orlando CityWalk causes temporary closure

A suspicious package found by a K-9 unit in Universal Orlando’s transportation hub caused an evacuation and temporary closure of the facility at around 4:50 PM on Monday. The all-clear was issued later at around 5:40 PM. Universal Orlando’s transportation hub encompasses its two garages, valet, and bus/taxi loop. It is how almost all guests […]

6 new must-try snacks at Universal Orlando

An epic vacation requires some epic fuel. Thankfully Universal Orlando offers an epic variety of food and beverage to suit all tastes. This includes lots of snacks and drinks that are perfect for a little pick-me-up any time of day.  And to make things even sweeter, Universal Orlando has recently introduced a few new snacks […]

Rumor round-up for March 22, 2014: Disney’s FastPass+ controversy – the good, the bad & the indifferent

Rumor FastPass+ round-up All four of Walt Disney World’s theme parks have been switched over to the new FastPass+ ride reservation system for the past two months, while all Annual Passholders’ MagicBands (the all-in-one bracelets that allow one to make her FastPass+ reservations in advance) will ship out next week. Now that we’ve fully entered […]

Secret Life of Pets coming to Universal Orlando?

In case you weren’t aware, Universal has been on something of a tear, updating or outright replacing a number of older attractions or unused plots of land with brand-new experiences. This trend has mostly targeted Universal Studios Florida over the past few years, affecting everything from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley […]

3 timeless tips for a special Universal anniversary

Note from the editor: although this trip report was originally filed back in September 2013, its tips are timelessly insightful and will help you to have a special occasion to remember. My boyfriend Brandon and I just got back yesterday from Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Halloween Horror Nights. It feels a little […]

Reader poll: The best place to party in Orlando

There are an endless amount of fun things for people of all ages to do in Orlando, but for this poll — inspired by all the twerking in the news and the extended Labor Day weekend — let’s focus on an adult activity: your favorite place for a little naughty vacation fun and party thrills. […]

5 unique hotel room choices for families at Universal

Make your vacation even more extraordinary! These rooms all have something unique to offer beyond the standard hotel room that will make your family’s vacation all the more memorable. Just keep in mind that these may be a little pricier than normal, with most of these selections falling under the suite category, but are certainly […]