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Clint is the Content Strategist for Orlando Informer. He has been obsessed with theme parks ever since moving to Florida in the 90's. His knowledge of theme parks expands beyond Orlando, and he enjoys sharing that knowledge with everyone he meets.

Disney World releases sneak peek for new “Happily Ever After” fireworks show

Walt Disney World announced back in the beginning of February that their nightly fireworks show, “Wishes” will be replaced later this spring with a new show called “Happily Ever After.” Disney released a special sneak peek of the new theme song that will be featured in the new nightly fireworks show at the park, properly […]

Episode 85

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We have a full report on the food options coming to Volcano Bay. New attraction patents hint towards to future of Harry Potter in the theme parks. New filings reveal Universal’s plans for the Wet n’ Wild plot, and it’s the 7th on-site hotel. More food news with […]

‘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 […]

Episode 84

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: The Harry Potter nighttime show has been officially announced…for Japan. Marc’s theories on how the Harry Potter theme park rides can continue without the main stars. Volcano Bay has roots in Disney. Volcano Bay food and bar info and more! We answer your questions on: CityWalk restaurants, HHN […]

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 […]

3 ways How to Train Your Dragon could come to Universal’s theme parks

There is no doubt that How to Train Your Dragon is one of, if not the, best animated films that DreamWorks has ever made. The first movie grossed over $620 million at the worldwide box office, and its sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2, raked in over $490 million. With the first two installments earning […]

New nighttime show coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan

Nighttime in Hogsmeade is about to get a lot more exciting over at Universal Studios Japan as the park just announced today that a new nighttime projection show will be taking place on Hogwarts Castle. Here is a description of the show via press release: The night show in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter […]

BB-8 Meet and Greet debuts at Hong Kong Disneyland

Everyone’s favorite BB unit, BB-8, has officially made his debut at Hong Kong Disneyland in a new meet and greet experience for guests. BB-8 beeps and boops as he interacts with guests, just like the real BB-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens . He is fully articulated as well, moving his head and body. […]

SeaWorld Orlando extends Seven Seas Food Festival to daily operation

SeaWorld Orlando announced today that their new Seven Seas Food Festival is so popular that they’ve moved it from Saturday’s only to daily operation through April 16 to accommodate spring break crowds. Seven Seas Food Festival features over 60 unique dishes from 11 global marketplaces throughout the park. In addition to this, there are a number of […]

New fashion line called ‘The Dress Shop’ coming to Disney Springs

A new clothing line is coming to Disney Springs that will feature dresses and accessories inspired by Disney nostalgia. Called ‘The Dress Shop’, this new line will feature a variety of dresses featuring iconic Disney characters, attractions and more, including the Tower of Terror and the Orange Bird. There will also be a variety of accessories, […]

‘March Magic’ returning to Disney World with new and old teams

The annual “March Magic” event is returning to Walt Disney World for its fourth year in a row. This fun competition allows fans of fictional Disney-inspired teams can vote for their favorite in hopes that their team makes it all the way to the end of the tournament bracket. Some new teams created for this […]

Take a ride on the new Miss Adventure Falls slide at Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

The new family raft ride, Miss Adventure Falls, is now open at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Walt Disney World has shared a new video showing off the new slide, including some on-ride footage of the ride. In this new attraction, guests follow along with Captain Mary Oceaneer and her ocean treasures she’s discovered over […]

Episode 83

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Taylor has officially rode Race Through New York starring Jimmy Fallon and talked to some of the good folks who worked on the ride. Marc shares his latest article citing 5 Universal rumors we wish came true that cropped up over Marc’s tenure at OI. The future of […]

Disney reveals new Pandora – The World of Avatar details on ABC

Disney released new footage and details from inside Pandora – The World of Avatar on various ABC shows throughout the day. The first segment featured GMA reporter Paula Faris taking viewers for a walk around Pandora with Avatar film Producer Jon Landau. The video gave us our first look at the all-new Flight of Passage attraction, […]

New details released about Star Wars: Galactic Nights happening at Hollywood Studios

Disney revealed more details today about Star Wars: Galactic Nights, their upcoming seperate ticketed event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The event will run for one night on April 14, which for those of you taking notes, is also the same weekend as the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. During the event, guests will be able to […]

Disney to reveal new Pandora – The World of Avatar details on ABC

Disney World announced today that ABC will be revealing more details about the upcoming Pandora – The World of Avatar expansion at Animal Kingdom throughout the day on March 9. “Good Morning America” will feature a sneak peek at the all new expansion including a first-ever look at Flight of Passage, the new attraction within […]

Could wireless charging be coming soon to Disney World?

In a rather interesting post on the Disney Research website, a new technology called quasistatic cavity resonance, or QSCR for short, is being developed by Disney to allow for wireless charging of your mobile devices. According to Disney Research, the new technology will allow structures such as cabinets, rooms, and warehouses to generate quasistatic magnetic fields that […]

How Nintendo and the new Switch could be part of Nintendo Land

With Super Nintendo World coming to Universal Studios Japan by 2020 and other Universal theme parks in the near future, how could Universal and Nintendo possibly integrate the new Nintendo Switch or any of their up-and-coming consoles into the theme parks? One of the biggest interactive activities that Universal has going on right now are […]

Disney World reveals Pandora – The World of AVATAR food and drink

Walt Disney World continues to release new information almost daily about the new Pandora – The World of Avatar expansion coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Today, we got a first-look at some of the food and drink options coming to this new area. Satu’li Canteen Satu’li Canteen will be the healthy eating option inside Pandora […]

Episode 82

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Taylor buys Marc. Race Through New York Staring Jimmy Fallon starts soft opening and Taylor rode it. HHN 27 news begins with the dates for this year’s event. The potential for Universal parks. And robot servants begin testing at Cabana Bay beach resort. We answer your questions on: […]

New ‘Caribbean Carnaval’ event coming to Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

A new event is coming to Loews Sapphire Falls Resort called Caribbean Carnival. The new event celebrates the culture and food of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad. Attendees will be able to sample authentic Caribbean cuisine and participate in song and dance native to the Caribbean Islands, all at at Cayman Court at Loews Sapphire Falls […]

La Nouba to have final performance in December at Disney Springs

Walt Disney World announced today that the Cirque du Soleil La Nouba show will have its final performance at Disney Springs on December 31, 2017. The show made its debut almost 20 years ago at Downtown Disney in 1998. “We are incredibly proud of the success that La Nouba has had for nearly two decades,” said […]

LEGO Batman Movie Days coming to LEGOLAND Florida

If you’re a fan of the new LEGO Batman Movie, which has already grossed over $136 million at the box office since its February 10th debut, you may want to head to LEGOLAND Florida starting tomorrow for their new event featuring the caped crusader. The event takes place over the next two weekends, on March 4-5 […]

Disney World announces ‘Miss Adventure Falls’ opening date

The latest water slide at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, Miss Adventure Falls, will officially be opening on March 12, just in time for the big Disney spring break crowds. In this new attraction, guests follow along with Captain Mary Oceaneer and her ocean treasures she’s discovered over the years. The story goes that Mary got stranded […]

Disney World announces new Pandora – The World of AVATAR pin collection

With the grand opening of Pandora – The World of AVATAR just a few months away, Disney announced one of the first pieces of Pandora merchandise you’ll be able to purchase, a set of 5 pins themed after the giant posters that adorn the construction walls near Tiffins Restaurant in Animal Kingdom. The first pin in […]

Disney World announces opening date for Copper Creek Villas & Cabins

Walt Disney World announced today that the new Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will officially be ready for its first guests on July 17, 2017. There will be a total of 184 vacation homes, including Deluxe Studios, one- and two-bedroom Villas, and even three-bedroom Grand Villas, which sleep up to 12 people. There […]

SeaWorld Orlando announces new “Dolphin Days” show

SeaWorld Orlando announced today that a new dolphin show is coming to their park called “Dolphin Days.” This new show will be replacing the Blue Horizons show after an eleven-year run at Dolphin Theater. The show will feature a more educational aspect where guests can learn about each individual dolphin and the special bond they share […]

Jimmy Fallon describes ‘Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon’ as “insane”

In a recent interview with the “Today” show on NBC, Matt Lauer asks Fallon about his new “cool thing” at Universal Orlando, which is of course his new ride, “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” at Universal Studios Florida. Fallon described the ride as “insane” during the interview and goes on to talk about how […]

New ‘Quest to LEGOLAND’ game will entertain your kids on the road

One of the biggest frustrations of a road trip is trying to entertain the kids so you and your kids don’t go crazy. LEGOLAND Florida Resort has a new app that will help entertain your kids, at least for a little while, that involves c. Here’s how it works. You go and download the free ‘Quest […]

Disney World confirms the return of Epcot International Festival of the Arts in 2018

Walt Disney World confirmed today that the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will be returning in 2018. This parkwide event at Epcot features a variety of visual, culinary and performing arts exhibits and ran for a total of six weekends throughout January and February in 2017. Some of the highlights from 2017 included art pieces from […]

Universal Orlando testing Savioke Personal Service Robot at Cabana Bay Beach Resort

How cool would it be to have items delivered to your room via robot? According to the official Universal Orlando Twitter account, the park is testing a Savioke Personal Service Robot at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort.   Testing, testing… 😏 #CabanaBayResort pic.twitter.com/ti1L8ielpR — Universal Orlando (@UniversalORL) February 28, 2017 Universal did not mention what kind […]

COMCAST NBCUniversal to acquire full ownership of Universal Studios Japan

Comcast NBCUniversal announced today that it has agreed to purchase the remaining 49 percent ownership of Universal Studios Japan, which is currently owned by Goldman Sachs, former USJ Chief Executive Officer Glenn Gumpel, Asian private-equity firm MBK Partners and U.S. hedge fund Owl Creek Asset Management. The total cost of the acquisition is ¥254.8 billion (US$2.3 billion), valuing […]

3 hidden areas at Islands of Adventure you may not know about

One of the benefits of being at the parks almost every week is that I get to explore every nook and cranny of the parks that normally may be overlooked by regular day guest. Islands of Adventure is filled with groundbreaking attractions and thrill rides, but the park also has areas that are hidden and […]

New Pandora – The World of AVATAR video shows guests inside the new expansion

Another day, another Pandora – The World of AVATAR video from Disney! This time the video gives us a glimpse of guests inside the new expansion coming to Animal Kingdom, whereas all previous videos have just shown us bits and pieces of the attractions and surrounding areas in the new area. The new 30 second […]

What are the best shoes to wear (and not to wear) at a theme park?

One of the single most important wardrobe decisions you can make when visiting any theme park is what kind of shoes you’re going to wear for the day. Because lets face it, walking around a theme park is a lot of work on your feet, and the last thing you want is your feet feeling […]

Disney World increases Disney Dining Plan prices

If you’re planning on purchasing the Disney Dining Plan anytime soon for your vacation to Walt Disney World, be prepared to spend a little more. The theme park resort has increased prices for the Disney Dining Plan across the board. Here is a breakdown of each Disney Dining Plan tier price increase: Quick Service Plan […]

Universal Orlando releases retro attraction posters featuring Jaws, Back to the Future, and Twister

Back to the Future, Jaws, Twister, all of the classic rides that we so dearly miss at Universal Studios Florida can now be part of your daily lives with these new posters released today by Universal Orlando The park does not have any plans currently to release physical copies of the posters for purchase, but […]

Skyplex Orlando on International Drive announces new addition to its growing list of thrill rides

Skyplex on International Drive, the massive thrill ride tower complex that is scheduled to start construction later this year, just announced yet another thrill ride to its arsenal, called Sky Jump. The attraction is described as a “free fall” experience where guests are strapped to zipline mechanism 500-feet in the air and “freefall” to the ground. […]

New ‘Caring for Giants’ African Elephant experience available at Animal Kingdom

A new experience is available for guests that visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom called Caring for Giants, where guests can get closer than ever to African elephants. The whole experience runs approximately 60 minutes and during the trip, guests will be able to get an up-close look at what goes into caring for these giant creatures. […]

Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde explains how ‘Avatar’ will continue Animal Kingdom’s legacy

When Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened back in 1998, one of the biggest aspects of the park was the focus on the conservation and preservation of nature. In an all-new video, Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde explains how the parks newest and biggest expansion ever, Pandora – The World of Avatar, will continue that legacy. Joe […]

Walt Disney World announces new Sip, Savor, Sparkle event at Contemporary Resort

UPDATE (3-13-17) Walt Disney World has extended this event until September 24 2017 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Walt Disney World announced a new seperate ticketed event today called Sip, Savor, Sparkle. The event will take place at the California Grill at the Contemporary Resort, which is located on the 15th story of the resort. The event begins […]

Universal Orlando Resort and Hollywood launch new joint advertisement campaign

Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood announced a new joint advertisement campaign called “I’m Ready.” This new advertisement campaign is the first time Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood have done a joint advertising campaign for their parks. The new ad features a national television advertisement, digital advertising placements and a joint webpage where guests […]

IMPACT Wrestling announces 2017 filming dates at Universal Orlando Resort

TNA Wrestling announced a variety of dates for filming at Universal Orlando Resort. The live shows will take place on select dates March through August inside Soundstage 21, which is located on the backlot at Universal Studios Florida. The dates that show will be filming are: Thursday, March 2nd – Sunday, March 5th Thursday, April 20th […]

Walt Disney World gives us our closest look yet at the Na’vi River Journey attraction in new video

Walt Disney World has remained pretty hush, hush about the two new attractions inside Pandora – The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom, the Na’vi River Journey and Flight of Passage. The park has released tiny video clips and photos from inside each attraction, some barely even noticeable. But the park released a new video giving […]

Single Riders Line and how it can help you on your vacation

One of the biggest secrets at the Orlando area theme parks are the single riders lines for certain attractions. Not all of the rides and attractions have them, but if you utilize the single riders line at the attractions that feature it, you’ll be able to save some time using it. In some cases, I […]

Ticket information released for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon filming at Universal Orlando Resort

UPDATE: Tickets for all tapings and the monologue rehearsal have sold out. 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 […]

Episode 81

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We answer your top Volcano Bay questions. Including ticket options, annual passes, and transportation. We have several potential options for new experiences at CityWalk that Universal is surveying. We have a maybe not so crazy rumor about a gondola system being built by Disney and more. We answer […]

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 3/9/17: Disney World has filed permits with the South Florida Water Management District for a new overlook located on Hourglass Lake between Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Art of Animation Resort. The permits call for a 10,000 square foot building near the bridge that connects the two resorts, and a new boat ramp located at the […]