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 Universal Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras has officially kicked off at Universal Studios Florida! Some of the upcoming concerts include Collective Soul on February 18 and X Ambassadors on February 19! 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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Ticket information released for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon filming at Universal Orlando Resort

According to the official Tonight Show Twitter handle @FallonTix, which is the official Twitter handle for tickets to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, tickets for the shows in Orlando will go live on February February 24 at 11:30 AM ET. You’ll be able to (attempt) to get tickets on the official ticket website here. There […]

Universal Orlando increases ticket prices

Universal Orlando raised ticket prices today at the parks, following Disney World by just a few days. Of course, the one-day one-park option saw an increase in price, which is now up $5 to $110. This is a 4.8% increase in price. Park-to-park tickets now start at $165, a $10 jump in price, or a […]

Walt Disney World announces massive expansion to Coronado Springs and updates to Caribbean Beach Resort

Walt Disney World announced massive changes coming to both Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resorts today. The changes include new additions and upgrades to both resorts. Coronado Springs will be receiving the biggest update with the addition of a new 15-story tower that will add 500 rooms to the resort. The new tower will feature both suites and […]

RUMOR: New gondola transportation system could be coming to Walt Disney World

Update 3:04PM: Shortly after publishing, a source familiar with the matter reached out to confirm that a gondola system is indeed coming to Walt Disney World. However, some of the details previously published, including the map circulating, is not entirely accurate. We have updated this article and the map with the latest information from the […]

3 beginner tips to get the most out of MyMagic+ and FastPass+ at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World’s MyMagic+ can sometimes be a little confusing for first time guests to embrace on their first vacation to Walt Disney World. Between MagicBand’s, FastPass+ and everything in-between, it is a lot to absorb as you get ready for your Walt Disney World vacation. With these simple tips, hopefully it will be that […]

Solid color MagicBand 2 and MagicKeepers now available in Disney Parks

Walt Disney World recently announced the new MagicBand 2, but up until a few days ago, there were not available for guests to purchase inside the park.  That has now all changed and guests can now purchase the newly updated MagicBand 2 and the new Magickeeper accessories inside the parks. The new MagicBand 2 is […]

Geyser Point Bar & Grill now open at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at Walt Disney World Resort

The first part of a massive expansion coming to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at Walt Disney World is now open.  The Geyser Point Bar & Grill officially opened its doors today and features a full service bar and a quick service restaurant featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner. A variety of small plate options can be purchased […]

In Case You Missed It

Are you a “weekend warrior?” Go to Universal.

Weekend Warriors and Day Trippers If you’re a Floridian especially, or live anywhere within an easy trip to Orlando, you may be like my family… Sometimes my wife and I will be at dinner or have just had a long day at work and one of us will say, “Hey you want to go to […]

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 […]

Universal Orlando increases gate ticket prices, implements seasonal pricing

Universal Orlando is implementing seasonal pricing for one-day tickets sold at their front gate, spokesman Tom Schroder told Orlando Informer on Monday. This change increases ticket pricing at the gate during certain times of the year. Guests purchasing their 1-day tickets at the gate will now be paying higher prices during certain times of the year. […]

Black Friday Universal Orlando 2015 Deal

4-night vacation package from only $89* per adult, per night, tax inclusive. Vacation Package includes: 4-night stay at Rosen Inn International, a Universal Partner Hotel 3-day park-to-park ticket^ Early Park Admission◊ one hour before the theme park opens to one Universal Orlando theme park Access to select live entertainment venues˄˄ at CityWalk Upgrade to Cabana […]

Spring Break 2014 survival guide: Lessons learned from visiting Universal Orlando at its busiest

There is a Universal Orlando vacation, then there is a Universal Orlando vacation during Spring Break. While the rising temperatures and festive spirit of the holiday create an energy all its own, you definitely need to know what you’re doing to harness that energy and turn it into a positive memory. The peak period of […]

7 tips for spending your honeymoon at Universal Orlando

Note from the Editor: This article was submitted by OI reader Mia Cintron. Thanks for the great submission! Want to submit your story or content idea to Orlando Informer? Contact us. The wind is blowing, the sun is shining, and you have just married the love of your life. The planning is over and it’s […]

Universal’s Portofino Bay Hotel hosts first-ever Harborside Food Truck Festival Nov 3 (updated with photos)

Another invitation has arrived in my inbox: on Saturday, November 3, Portofino Bay Hotel will be hosting their very first food truck festival. Okay, so this isn’t quite as exciting as getting the official announcement for Transformers: The Ride. Nevertheless, the event certainly has its own appeal. For those unfamiliar with the location, Portofino Bay […]

Universal Orlando trip report – June 2014 (Hogsmeade spell markers, Diagon Alley dragon, Kong-struction & more)

While I am impatiently waiting for possible soft openings of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, I decided to report on the most recent updates at both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida from my visit last weekend.   Islands of Adventure In Seuss Landing, the Cat in the Hat vehicle is […]

2011 holiday decorations at Universal Studios Florida – photo tour

With all the holiday goodness starting this weekend at Universal Studios Florida, I couldn’t help but stop by the other day to snap photos of the decorations. By the way, you can learn everything there is to know about Universal Orlando’s holiday events in the OI Universal Center. Let’s check out the photo gallery. Click […]

Unearthing Jurassic Park’s past, present, and future

In a park filled with lands that overflow with detail and discovery, one of the most inviting is none other than Jurassic Park. At a little over 20 acres, it is the largest island at Islands of Adventure, containing one of the biggest arrays of attractions and some of the most atmospheric theming, from the […]

Beyond the parks: Nine new ideas for celebrating New Year’s Eve in Orlando

From Universal Orlando’s legendary CityWalk celebration to the excitement and magic in Disney’s theme parks, there is no shortage of memorable ways to ring in the New Year here in Orlando. But don’t think the theme parks are the only happenin’ hot spots when midnight rolls around on December 31 — there’s so much more […]

4 Reasons to be Excited about Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

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