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First Details on Universal Orlando’s Nintendo Land

After originally announcing their partnership a year-and-a-half ago, Universal and Nintendo just today revealed the first details on their highly-anticipated Nintendo Land, which is now officially confirmed to be coming to Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood alongside Universal Orlando Resort. “Revealed” is the appropriate word to use, as we now know more about […]

Universal Orlando begins testing return time tickets for select attractions

Universal Orlando has activated a new feature in their official app that allows you to reserve return time tickets for select attractions, Orlando Informer has learned. Right now, the new feature only appears in the app for select users. In addition, it only appears as an option for Shrek 4-D. As this is being written […]

Fantastic Beasts: Top 3 Theme Park Attractions

After the Harry Potter film series ended in 2011, most in the Muggle world thought that, barring the occasional short story on author J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore website, the franchise was effectively dead. 2016 has proven to be a big negation of that doom-and-gloom sentiment. The stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child gave us […]

Secret Life of Pets set to join Universal’s Superstar Parade

Today Universal Orlando Show Director Lora Wallace shared the details on Universal’s two new floats that will joined their daily Superstar Parade next month. The smaller float is themed after Central Park in New York and features Max and Duke. The larger, main float is based around apartments you’d see in New York city. This float […]

Universal Orlando fully implements seasonal pricing on one day tickets

Universal Orlando has fully implemented seasonal pricing on one day tickets. Guests who purchase 1 day park to park or single park tickets to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure will now pay varying prices based on when they plan to visit. Dates will be broken down into three categories: value, regular, and peak. Tickets […]

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey set for refurbishment

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey will close for 18 days, Orlando Informer has learned. The attraction will be closed from December 1 through December 18, 2016. It will be the first major refurbishment for the attraction. It’s very uncommon for major attractions, outside of the water rides, to go down for extended refurbishments. Most […]

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

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In Case You Missed It

2011 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – photo gallery, HD 1080p video

I finally had the opportunity to spend a few hours the 2011 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. It was a sunny day with lots of warm weather, and the park was filled with Spring Break’ers looking to have a good time. Add in Disney’s famous topiaries and other “flower and garden” collections, and it […]

Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin grand opening May 24 – download the song, learn the ride requirements, plus 3 months free on annual passes

Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin – sure to be Orlando’s coolest attraction – will transport families into a rarely seen, icy world. Guests will feel the majestic grandeur of the South Pole and see it through the penguins’ eyes on an exhilarating, first-of-its-kind family ride. They’ll explore a massive penguin colony in an expanse that […]

La Hacienda de San Angel: Incredible restaurant at the water’s edge in Epcot

I’m not quite sure where to begin with this review because everything at this new restaurant was spectacular! We stopped by here because the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase has always been my favorite, and therefore, any new additions to it are always exciting.  I didn’t think anything could top La Cava del Tequila, […]

The City by the Bay: Dive deep in the themes & inspiration for USF’s San Francisco backlot

San Francisco, the City by the Bay, is the final part of my backlot series that represents a real U.S. city. This portion of Universal Studios Floirda (USF) is smaller than the other two U.S. city backlots, Hollywood and New York, but it still holds a plethora of details! Perhaps the most iconic building in […]

Experience the magic of the holidays in Celebration with Now Snowing

Now Snowing in downtown Celebration is one of the great events of the season that is prefect for the family — and it is completely free. The snow falls every night through the end of the year at 6, 7, 8, and 9 pm right on Market Street. In addition to the snowfall, there is […]

Universal’s top 3 rumors – March 18

You are reading an article tagged as a rumor. Read our note from the editor to learn about rumors shared on Orlando Informer.   There has been lots of new Universal projects and news sweeping the internet the past month, ranging from the official announcement of King Kong’s Skull Island to the refurbishment of Islands […]

Disney’s Animal Kingdom trip report – April 2013 (take a walk on the wild side)

Last week my family and I decided to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  We were really looking forward to our adventure since our last visit to this park was in November! [wptouch target=”non-mobile”]Remember, you can click any image to view it full-screen. And don’t miss the complete photo gallery with 45 images at the bottom of […]

The second rumored house for HHN 25 is…

You are reading an article tagged as a rumor. Read our note from the editor to learn about rumors shared on Orlando Informer.   Our super-secret friend, Unknown, in the Orlando Informer Community Forums has been continuing to tease this year’s Halloween Horror Nights lineup (and he’s even managed to keep updating the same post, […]

Holiday Inn at the Entrance to Universal – review, photo gallery

Holiday Inn at the Entrance to Universal is one of Universal Orlando’s Partner Hotels. This means that you can book your accommodations here as part of a Universal Orlando vacation package and receive special benefits that you would otherwise not receive. The most important of these benefits right now is Early Park Admission to the […]

Fall events at Universal: PINKTOBER featuring Bret Michaels at Hard Rock Hotel & Harbor Nights at Portofino Bay Hotel

PINKTOBER at Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando adds a pop of PINK this October in honor of the brand’s 13th annual PINKTOBER breast cancer awareness campaign. On Thursday, September 27, 2012, Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando launches the annual campaign with PINKTOBER Velvet Sessions, featuring a special performance by […]

When’s the best time to visit Universal Orlando? For our family, it’s the week after Thanksgiving

Our family has always gone to Orlando during the “off season.” The combination of easily available accommodations, comfortable weather, and smaller crowds at the parks makes it a no-brainer for us. The week after Thanksgiving is consistently reported as one of the slowest weeks of the year for the parks. So this year, our family […]

Enter to win a Universal Orlando Gift Card

As Thanksgiving approaches, we wanted to thank our readers for the continuous support we receive on a daily basis. As a token of our appreciation, we’re launching two different contests. We’ll be sending out four (4) $25 Universal Orlando Gift Card, to spend on a few Butterbeers or your next meal at the parks. Your contest entries […]