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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 […]

In Case You Missed It

Mama Melrose Ristorante Italiano: Skip Pizza Planet and take the kids next door for lunch

Mama Melrose Ristorante Italiano (“Mama Melrose”) sits at the bottom of a brick building just past Pizza Planet, on the way to the Streets of America at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It blends in with the facades in that area to the point that I’ve encountered several people over the years that didn’t realize an actual […]

New Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley & Hogwarts Express details possibly revealed in guest survey

Editor’s note: this article has been republished with permission from Good afternoon, true believers! I’m here after completing a survey which Universal Orlando had just sent me asking my opinions on some things pertaining to both Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express. First of all, the survey says the planned opening for the land […]

Orlando Informer Weekly Dispatch: July 6 – 12, 2014

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: 7/12 – There are only 24 hours left, and all […]

Why Royal Pacific Resort offers the best value for your money

We all know that theme park prices are rising across the board.  For most people who are vacationing on a budget, that fact necessitates a certain give-and-take in planning out the costs of a trip to Universal Orlando. Of course, there are some things you just can’t avoid purchasing: a ticket to get in, plus […]

Mission: Space – a guide to my favourite attraction at Epcot

On October 9th, 2003, Mission: Space opened fully to the public and quickly became my favourite attraction at Epcot. This one-of-a-kind attraction launches you into space, around the moon, and then onto Mars. Combine this exciting story with all of the g-forces and excitement, and you have one heck of an adventure.   The Basics In […]

Downtown Disney’s Hyperion Wharf update – photos, HD video

This is just a quick post. I was at Downtown Disney today so I snapped a couple of photos and a video of the new Hyperion Wharf area. I’ll be honest–I’m really quite perplexed by what’s happening here. It will be very interesting to see how exactly this grassy area becomes the new hot spot […]

Rumor round-up for March 15, 2013: Halloween Horror Nights, Hogwarts Express, Grand Floridian DVC, Disney Springs

Never too early to get scared by Halloween Horror Nights It’s time to start getting excited for Halloween Horror Nights 23 as a couple red hot rumors have come our way thanks to a person who seems to be embedded within Universal Creative, HateToFly over at Orlando United. The first rumor concerns a property we’re […]