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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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Halloween Horror Nights 2016 at Universal Orlando: Full Review

Universal Orlando’s biggest event of the year has begun its 26th run. Halloween Horror Nights 26 runs a select 31 nights now through October 31. In the past two weeks, I had the opportunity to experience everything HHN 2016 has to offer over multiple nights. If you’re not familiar with the event, I’d recommend perusing our […]

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 […]

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Press 101 Sandwich & Wine Bar: An adventurous alternative to the chain restaurants near Universal

It was one of those days — you know those ones that seem to drag on for an eternity and make you long for the comfort of your extra-large sweatpants and pillow top mattress. Work felt like it would never end, and when the clock finally struck 6:30, I knew I needed a drink. As […]

Islands of Adventure trip report – February 2013 (full tour around the park, refurb update and over 50 images)

As guests enter into the Port of Entry in Islands of Adventure (IOA) at Universal Orlando, “The adventure begins” is etched overhead on a stone overhang. Our recent visit to IOA was just that, a fun adventure for my family and me. [wptouch target=”non-mobile”]Remember, you can click any image to view it full-screen. And don’t […]

Top five ways to ruin your Universal vacation

Now that 2015 is into full swing, it’s time to get serious about planning your next visit to Universal Orlando Resort. On our site, we dedicate hundreds of pages and blog posts to explaining what you can do to have the best experience at Universal Orlando. However, what we haven’t discussed to any great length […]

Sand Lake Farmers Market: Closest market to Universal and International Drive

If you’re in town visiting Universal Orlando and International Drive, you may decide one morning that you’ve had quite enough of theme park meals and convenience store food. Well, if that morning is Saturday morning, you’re in luck! Just down Orlando’s Restaurant Row you’ll find the closest farmers market to Universal and I-Drive. You can […]

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Good food, great atmosphere, but be ready to pay

Located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the ever popular restaurant, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater. If you are visiting the park and do not want to drop the money required to dine at the Brown Derby, I would highly recommend this restaurant. There are many choices, but for a really nice “American” meal, I would come here. […]

Freddy and Jason come to life at Horror Nights 2015

TWO ULTIMATE HORROR ICONS, FREDDY AND JASON, COME TO LIFE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 25 Tickets are On Sale Now for the Biggest, Longest and Most Intense Event in History – Our Insider’s Guide Two of the most feared icons in horror film history, A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger and Friday […]

Islands of Adventure trip report – September 2012 (WWoHP construction and more)

I recently went to Islands of Adventure and noticed a few changes since my last trip report. The crowds at Islands of Adventure were moderate, even for a weekend. The wait times for most rides were less than 30 minutes and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey had a wait time of only 30 minutes. […]

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 OrlandoInformer.com 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 […]

Top 6 thrilling attractions at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is known for its family-friendly attractions and entertainment, such as “it’s a small world” and character dining at a number of their restaurants. However, some of their attractions can really pack a great punch. Here are some of our favorite thrill rides at the Walt Disney World Resort. Magic Kingdom Space Mountain […]

Top 5 moments from this movie fully shot at Universal Orlando

Photos and videos taken on our trips to Universal Orlando often remind us of our first time there, a favorite moment, or an attraction long since passed (Jaws). They are fleeting glimpses of a time and a place that can take us back in time. Our pictures are almost in some ways like self-made ads […]

Universal raises its ticket prices: What you need to know (and how to save a lot of money right now!)

Your vacation to Universal Orlando Resort – particularly if you’re visiting the Wizarding World(s) of Harry Potter! – just got a little more expensive yesterday.   Putting it in context – the who, what, where, when, & why For the last two years, Universal has been the company to initiate the annual round of ticket […]

Your guide to Hogwarts house pride in Hogsmeade

Anyone who calls themselves a diehard Harry Potter fan most likely identifies with one of the four houses, whether J.K. Rowling’s website Pottermore picked it for them or if they’ve always known they’re a Hufflepuff from the moment they finished The Sorcerer’s Stone. Myself? I’m a hot-headed, thrill-seeking Gryffindor. I had this confirmed by Pottermore, […]