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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. […]

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Enhanced security screening at Universal, Disney, and SeaWorld

All US Universal, Disney, and SeaWorld parks have added additional security measures for the holiday season, in what appears to be a coordinated decision. The security changes include randomly selected secondary screening at all three major Orlando properties. Disney has contracted crowd management and security company CSC to operate metal detectors at all bag check areas. The […]

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SkyPlex, world’s tallest roller coaster, approved

Today during a Orange County Board of County Commissioners public hearing, the request to rezone SkyPlex’s development plot to allow for it to be the world’s tallest roller coaster was unanimously approved. SkyPlex will be constructed on International Drive. The session included upwards of 40 comments from citizens, including multiple Universal Orlando representatives. Universal has […]

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Why Brits MUST fly into Sanford International Airport

When it comes to visiting Florida from another country, the two most popular airports tourists will arrive at will be Orlando International (MCO) or Sanford International (SFB). Orlando International is located in the southeast of Orlando, making it close to the attractions and main tourist areas — around 25 minutes to Universal Orlando and Walt […]

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SNAU: moving walkways, Orlando Eye, and Universal discounts for disabled guests

Welcome to the May 2015 edition of our Special Needs Are Universal column, featuring questions and answers from our readers and tips to help those with disabilities plan their day at Orlando’s theme parks. Our goal here at Orlando Informer is to offer all guests touring Universal Orlando parks inside information, and being able to […]

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3 mind-blowing things that future theme parks will do

You are reading an article tagged as a rumor. Read our note from the editor to learn about rumors shared on Orlando Informer.   Last week, Wired magazine ran a rather in-depth feature covering the genesis and evolution of Disney’s much-touted MyMagic+ program, which, of course, has as its flagship feature the now-ubiquitous MagicBands.   […]

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Top 5 shopping centers in Orlando

If you thought Orlando was all about the mighty theme parks, eating delicious food, and 90-degree temperatures, you’re missing out on a big feature in the world’s number one vacation destination: shopping! Whatever you’re looking for, whether it’s designer clothes, sportswear, electronics, beauty products, or another suitcase to fit all that stuff in, Orlando has […]

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6 Things You Need to Know about The Orlando Eye

Orlando is chock full of big amusements; towering icons, colossal entertainment, and ginormous thrills are just a few of the reasons tourists and locals alike love “The City Beautiful.” Lately, however, Orlando is beginning to look more like “The City Growing,” as International Drive is gaining steam as the newest amusement hub – and, arguably, […]

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