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Fun Spot America trip report – April 2014 (new attractions, the Sweet Spot & deals to save you money)

The first time I wrote about Fun Spot America, they just had their grand re-opening. Almost a year has gone by since then, and I am pleased to say that Fun Spot is still adding all kinds of goodies and specials to enhance your visit. I am also very happy to say that White Lightning […]

Embassy Suites Orlando South on I-Drive: Vacation the way it should be

At the Embassy Suites Orlando, you’ll find a friendly staff; spacious, clean rooms; and some really wonderful amenities. These are the things that all add up into helping make your vacation enjoyable and special – the way it should be! Located just half a mile from the Orange County Convention Center, this is an all-suites property. […]

THE BIG 5: Top five best ways to find romance at Universal Orlando on Valentine’s Day

When thinking about Universal Orlando and its theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, one might not think of much in the way of romance. But the resort does have quite the romantic side (don’t we all?). With Valentine’s Day upon us again this Friday, we thought we’d take this opportunity to present […]

Step into a World of Wonder at WonderWorks on International Drive

It’s not every day you can say you’ve experienced a hurricane or earthquake, felt the icy waters of the Titanic, built your own roller coaster (and rode it too!), flown a fighter jet and laid on a bed of nails — all under one roof. But if you visit Orlando’s Wonderworks, you can do all […]

Reader poll: Do you prefer when Halloween Horror Nights is based on popular stories or original concepts?

Universal Orlando is known for transporting guests into their favorite movies, TV shows, and books. Over the years, Universal has even turned some of our favorite stories into attractions and experiences at Halloween Horror Nights. During HHN Carnival of Carnage in 2007, Universal made the dream world of Freddy Krueger a reality in A Nightmare […]

Reader poll: Your favorite time of the year to visit Universal Orlando Resort

Each season of the year offers unique and fun happenings at Universal Orlando Resort. In this week’s poll, let’s find out which one is your favorite! Spring at Universal means it’s time to kick back with a drink, enjoy the tastes of New Orleans and dance the night away at Universal’s Mardi Gras celebration. The […]

Reader poll: If you could, which closed USF attraction would you bring back?

Universal Orlando is recognized around the world for their collection of first-class attractions. Unfortunately, as we all know, to make room for new attractions sometimes old ones have to be replaced. Over the years we’ve seen attractions that we hold near to our hearts disappear from Universal Studios Florida, the original theme park at Universal […]

Reader poll: The best place to party in Orlando

There are an endless amount of fun things for people of all ages to do in Orlando, but for this poll — inspired by all the twerking in the news and the extended Labor Day weekend — let’s focus on an adult activity: your favorite place for a little naughty vacation fun and party thrills. […]

Reader poll: Your favorite on-site hotel at Universal Orlando

One thing I love about Orlando is the variety of beautiful hotels that are in the area. At Universal Orlando specifically, guests will find three AAA Four Diamond award-winning luxury resorts: Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Not only are these properties visually stunning, but they offer a lot […]

Reader poll: The best water park in Orlando

There are plenty of amazing theme parks in the Orlando area, but it is also home to many first-class water parks as well! In case you need a little help remembering their specific characteristics, here’s a rundown of each one: Aquatica – SeaWorld At Aquatica, SeaWorld’s water park, you’re surrounded by pristine beaches, beautiful landscaping, […]