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 NEW: Skull Island: Reign of Kong and Incredible Hulk Coaster now open
The blockbuster attractions at Islands of Adventure are now officially open. Learn more about Skull Island and Hulk.

 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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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 […]

REVIEW: Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando Resort

Over 1,000 photos, 10 OI Center pages, and countless visits to Sapphire Falls later… All that’s left? Our official review of the new on-site hotel. Read on to learn why Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is now my favorite hotel at Universal Orlando Resort! Sapphire Falls opened on July 14, 2016, and is the sister hotel […]

8 Unique Photos of an Empty Animal Kingdom at Night

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite theme parks to visit in the world. Not necessarily for the amount of thrilling attractions that this park has offer (if you know anything about this park, you’ll get that), but for the immersive experience that this entire park provides to you as a guest. My only issue […]

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 26 REVEALED

Universal Orlando officials have blown the lid off Halloween Horror Nights 26, sharing the details of this year’s original content that includes three original houses, five original scare zones, and two shows! Before we dive into the details of the horror, a forewarning: Now that the majority of the details of HHN 26 are revealed […]

Halloween comes to the Wizarding World Japan, more events on the horizon

In an announcement that surprised many, Universal Studios Japan revealed today that for the first time ever there will be a Halloween event in their Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This comes on the day after NBCUniversal announced a multi-business partnership which grants them the rights for “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts” fan events, movie […]

Universal reveals Horror Nights house and number of zones

Universal Orlando Annual Passholders began receiving the fall mailer on Saturday. Within the seasonal packet that is mailed to most passholders is the name of an unannounced house and the first indication of the number of zones at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. Tomb of the Ancients at Halloween Horror Nights 26 The packet lists […]

Krampus coming to Halloween Horror Nights 26

Krampus is coming to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 26, show director Charles Gray revealed on Universal’s blog today. Few details were shared about the haunted house, outside of the fact that we’ll be visiting the Engel home. Guests will run into dark elves, gingerbread men, Jack-in-the-Box, and the Teddy Bear. This appears to be […]

In Case You Missed It

How to enjoy Universal Orlando when you’re a thrill ride whimp

The thrills are alive and well in Orlando. SkyPlex and its towering SkyScaper roller coaster have been approved for development. SeaWorld will debut Mako, the longest, fastest, yadda yadda coaster in Orlando. But of course, Universal Orlando still reigns supreme with its impressive collection of various thrill rides. The day I became an annual passholder […]

Rumor round-up for Dec 14, 2012: New Potter film, Gringotts coaster details, Coke Freestyle RFID cups

Expecto Patronum! Big news came this week when the Daily Mail UK and The Sun UK reported that Warner Brothers was currently “secretly” filming scenes for Universal’s Potter Phase 2.0. The only name that has even been semi-officially attached to the project is Helena Bonham Carter, who played Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter universe, […]

Preview, Grand Opening dates set as expansion continues for the new Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom

There’s more to come as the expansion of the New Fantasyland – nearly doubling in size — continues at Walt Disney World. In fact, so many more attractions are coming on line later this year that Dec. 6, 2012 has been set as the Grand Opening of Fantasyland. Previews begin Nov. 19. Slated to make […]

Universal Studios Florida trip report – March 2013 (construction updates, Transformers meet-and-greet, more Mardi Gras fun)

It was a beautifully sunny day in March, and with great anticipation I was looking forward to seeing and experiencing all the changes at Universal Studios Florida since my visit last month. I arrived at the park in mid-afternoon and the crowds were starting to increase with people celebrating the Mardi Gras festivities and Matchbox […]

Delish New York Bakery: A little slice of New York life in Orlando’s Restaurant Row

We visited Delish New York Bakery this weekend to see just how much trouble we could get in with our Nutritionist. It is located in the Phillips Crossing shopping center on the corner of Sand Lake Road and Turkey Lake Blvd (at the beginning of Restaurant Row by Universal Orlando).  It shares a parking lot […]

“Rock Your Disney Side” in the month of May: Mine Train opens, Star Wars Weekends, Epcot evening indulgences & Magic Kingdom 24-hour event

Magic Kingdom: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train opens May 28 The lovable world of Sleepy, Doc, Grumpy, Bashful, Sneezy, Happy and Dopey comes excitingly to life starting May 28, 2014 when the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train takes New Fantasyland guests on a rollicking, musical adventure into the mine “where a million diamonds shine.” The “crowning jewel” […]

Fall 2012 at Walt Disney World is filled with new entertainment and the return of old favorites

As the weather cools down this fall, entertainment at Walt Disney World heats up with new experiences offering guests a chance to strike up fun at a new bowling and entertainment complex, indulge their Disney fantasies in the New Fantasyland, immerse themselves in the world of Jack Sparrow, become automotive designers, and much more. Here’s […]

Despicable Me themed Kids Suites debut October 1 at Portofino Bay Hotel; reservations now available

Guests can experience the world of Despicable Me in newly-renovated, film-inspired kids suites debuting NEXT MONTH at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. The suites are now available for reservations, for stays beginning October 1. These one-of-a-kind suites capture the excitement and playfulness of Gru’s house, complete with missile beds and Minions who rappel […]

Orlando Informer Weekly Dispatch: January 13 – 18, 2013

  OI Universal Center updates: January 13 – 18, 2013 Welcome, Vacation Heroes, to your weekly dispatch from headquarters. Please note that the updates are listed from newest to oldest. So, if you haven’t had a chance to check in with us all week, you may want to start reading from the bottom. Thanks, and […]

Universal Studios Florida trip report – June 2011 (includes 150 photos!)

Time to check out what’s going on at Universal Studios Florida, the original theme park at Universal Orlando Resort. You can click on any image to view it full-screen. You can also view and share many of these photos on the OI Facebook page. To view the entire USF trip report photo gallery–including more than […]

5 rides in Orlando that don’t go upside down

Who said rides have to go upside down to give you the thrill of a lifetime? Just like the attractions themselves, thrill seekers come in all varieties, and easily queasy stomachs shouldn’t limit anyone’s enjoyment of Orlando’s best theme park rides. Some of you might be asking, “A thrill ride that doesn’t go upside down?” […]

Orlando Informer Weekly Dispatch: February 10 – 16, 2013

  OI Universal Center updates: February 10 – 16, 2013 Welcome, Vacation Heroes, to your weekly dispatch from headquarters. Please note that the updates are listed from newest to oldest. So, if you haven’t had a chance to check in with us all week, you may want to start reading from the bottom. Thanks, and […]