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Paul Danner believes Florida consists mostly of Orlando, and then some other places with oranges and beaches. He is a proud member of Gryffindor House, idolizes Donald Duck (but unlike Donald, wears pants… uh, most of the time), and occasionally writes things that some people find funny. He has visited theme parks well into the hundreds of times in his life so he knows more about them than other things, like politics and math.

Can staying on club level at Universal’s on-site hotels actually save you money?

Everyone loves going to Universal Orlando for vacation.  And everyone loves saving money.  Therefore, what could be better than doing both!  It’s really just simple algebra: like x+y = some other letter than the one I guessed at on my math midterm in high school. There are many ways to save a little cash when […]

5 signs that you’re a “theme park person”

Are you a “Theme Park Person”? Since you’re reading this article on the Orlando Informer website I am going to assume that you probably are. But what is the definition of a theme park person, really? Well, that’s what we’re going to explore today…  Why do some people love theme parks and maintain annual passes […]

Universal Attractions that NEVER should have closed, NEED to close, or MUST stay open!

It’s no secret that since The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade hit the drawing board there has been a dramatic change in the landscape of attractions at Universal Orlando and its two theme parks.  The alterations to the ride and show lineup of Universal Studios in particular have been rather massive. In fact, four […]

2 awesome date night ideas at Universal Orlando CityWalk

Going on a date is fun and exciting.  Whether it’s your first or your fiftieth, with your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife, significant other, or the guy you just met at Halloween Horror Nights.  Wait, scratch that last, it may not be such a good idea.  It might even be a double date, group date, and […]

Why Royal Pacific Resort offers the best value for your money

We all know that theme park prices are rising across the board.  For most people who are vacationing on a budget, that fact necessitates a certain give-and-take in planning out the costs of a trip to Universal Orlando. Of course, there are some things you just can’t avoid purchasing: a ticket to get in, plus […]

3 reasons Universal Orlando is more magical after dark

If you’ve never visited a theme park after dark, then you are truly missing out on an entirely different experience than you receive in the daytime hours.  The disparity is so drastic that the simple overlay of nighttime can make it seem like you are in an entirely new park altogether.  At the very least, […]

Why Cabana Bay Beach Resort is the best family resort in Orlando

From the moment you pull up to Cabana Bay Beach Resort, you feel like you have just stepped out of a DeLorean into the 1950s. From the periods cars parked out front to the sign announcing cold air and color TV, the retro theme is simply magical. And the beauty of this resort offering family […]

Jurassic Park: 4 things we’d like to see

Disney has taken some serious hits from Universal, but the Mouse has just thrown down the gauntlet by announcing two major expansions at Disney Hollywood Studios: Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land. This is of course in addition to the World of Pandora. How can Universal keep up with new Disney Lands? I believe […]

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 […]

5 unique hotel room choices for families at Universal

Make your vacation even more extraordinary! These rooms all have something unique to offer beyond the standard hotel room that will make your family’s vacation all the more memorable. Just keep in mind that these may be a little pricier than normal, with most of these selections falling under the suite category, but are certainly […]

Top 5 romantic restaurants at Universal Orlando

You can find romantic restaurants pretty much anywhere, so what makes the locales at Universal Orlando special? Well these five eateries share a common theme: much like the spectacular resort in which they all reside, they each transport you to a different place or time. 5. Emeril’s Restaurant Orlando Image courtesy Universal Orlando. Found at: […]

4 ways to stop and smell the raptors

Obviously there is a lot to do at Universal Orlando Resort. With two amazing parks, Citywalk, and four world-class hotels on site, there’s so much to do it can be overwhelming to the senses. If you’re a frequent visitor like me, you start to notice those families rushing around from ride-to-ride desperately trying to squeeze […]