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Top 5 reasons CityWalk is better than Downtown Disney

Today’s BIG 5 is the top five reasons Universal CityWalk is better than the old version of Downtown Disney (which is currently in the process of being overhauled into Disney Springs. Don’t worry – we’ll do another BIG 5 once it opens next year!). #5 – Blue Man Group > La Nouba I would consider […]

Top 5 closed attractions at Universal Studios Florida

This week’s BIG 5 is the top closed attractions at Universal Studios Florida. Here are the results in descending order: #5 – The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera was a simulator ride that included many of television’s most famous cartoon characters, including Scooby Doo, the Flintstones, Yogi Bear, and the Jetsons. […]

5 more “Hidden Mickeys” at Universal Orlando

This week’s list is five more “Hidden Mickeys” at Universal Orlando. (And by “Hidden Mickeys” I mean the little unknown secrets hidden throughout the parks… not the little three-circle symbol.) When you’re done with this list, you can check out our previous list of Hidden Mickeys found at Universal. #5 – Disney Mouse Ears at […]

Top 5 secrets of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Welcome to THE BIG 5, a definitive top-five list of various Orlando-related, uh, stuff. THE BIG 5 is wide ranging and will run the gamut from the top five roller coasters in Orlando, to the top five gift shops at Universal, to the top five billboards on I-4, and everything in between. This week’s list […]

Top 5 extreme eats at Universal Orlando

Welcome to THE BIG 5, a definitive top five list of various Orlando-related, uh, stuff. THE BIG 5 is wide-ranging and will run the gamut from the top five drink options at Universal Studios Florida, to the top five mini-golf courses in Orlando, to the top five reasons Art of Animation is Orlando’s top hotel […]

Top 5 mini golf courses in Orlando

Welcome to THE BIG 5, a definitive top five list of various Orlando related, uh, stuff. THE BIG 5 is wide ranging, and will run the gamut from the top five reasons to go to Downtown Disney, to the top five places to get a drink at Universal Studios, to the top five reasons Avatarland […]

Five reasons Royal Pacific Resort is the best

Today’s list is the top five reasons to stay at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando. For many the top two reasons to stay at any of the three deluxe on-site Universal hotels (including the Royal Pacific, the Hard Rock Hotel, and Portofino Bay) is early admission to the Universal theme parks and the […]

Top 5 “Hidden Mickeys” at Universal Orlando

Our list this time is the top five “hidden Mickeys” at Universal Orlando. These are some of the most unexpected moments you’ll have when visiting Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. Please note that we don’t literally mean these are Hidden Mickeys. Rather, we’re using a bit of theme park slang to refer to […]