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Episode 72

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We recap what Universal did right and wrong in 2016. California Informer has the scoop on 3D being removed from the Forbidden Journey in Universal Studios Hollywood. We have new details on Christmas events in USJ’s Wizarding World. Back in Orlando, we go over all the things to […]

Episode 71

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Universal drops a new video about Nintendo Land which doesn’t give a lot of information but leaves us a lot to talk about. Taylor recaps his time at SeaWorld’s Christmas press event. Return time tickets appear at Shrek 4-D. Marc submits Pat O’Brien’s as a hidden gem at […]

Episode 70

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Marc shares ideas for how the Fantastic Beasts films can be brought to Universal’s theme parks. Taylor recaps this year’s IAAPA. The Secret Life of Pets joins Universal’s Superstar Parade. Disney is testing in-park cabanas for a crazy amount of money. How to do Thanksgiving right at Universal […]

Episode 69

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We break down ticket pricing and how to get into Volcano Bay. Universal Orlando implementing seasonal pricing on all 1-day tickets. Forbidden Journey will be going down for 18 days, find out when and why. The Wizarding World in Universal Studios Japan will be getting some Christmas events […]

Episode 68

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Universal unveils their latest on-site hotel, Aventura Hotel. We talk about its location, theming, pricing and more. Marc shares his article on potential replacements for Dragon Challenge if rumors become reality. We have some clarifications on the team member death at Men in Black. Some new casting announcements […]

Episode 67

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We have breaking news on Volcano Bay. Find out about the headliner ride through the volcano, queue-less wait system, and more. Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon has been detailed and we have them all right here including the first look at the facade. Universal Studios Beijing […]

Episode 66

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: A new competitor could be entering the Orlando theme park game as land acquisitions near the Artegon Marketplace lead to many questions. A ride in Star Wars land could have riders exit and reboard their ride vehicle. How could this concept work? HHN 26 officially adds extra days, […]

Episode 65

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Halloween Horror Nights 26 is most likely being extended to an additional weekend. Fantastic Beasts’ impact on Universal Orlando. We answer your listener questions including Halloween Horror Nights and Coke Freestyle. REVIEW ON ITUNES LISTEN to our podcast:

Episode 64

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Hurricane Matthew hits Orlando, we talk about how the theme parks reacted. Taylor reviews HHN 26, hear his best and worst houses. The Death Eater Attack debuts in The Wizarding World Japan, how will the new entertainment influence stateside events? We answer your questions on getting around Orlando […]

Episode 62

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: The first commercial for HHN 26 has been released. Orlando Informer has the scoop on all the HHN 26 merchandise. The victims of the Pulse shootings receive a memorial window in Universal Studios Florida. Toothsome Chocolate Emporium has an official opening date, but has service improved? We answer […]

Episode 61

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Universal surprises us with increased pricing on APs and added benefits. The Orlando theme parks work together again to provide free insect repellent as a precaution against the Zika virus. A new patent application from Universal hints at future attractions becoming more like video games with rider input. […]

Episode 60

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Toothsome Chocolate Emporium has started previews at Universal’s CityWalk. Taylor recaps his brave mission to acquire shakes, sweets, and savory delights. Details have been revealed for 2017’s A Celebration of Harry Potter event. Find out the dates and what, if anything, is new this year. We answer your […]

Episode 59

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: The American Horror Story house has finally been revealed for this year’s HHN. A new virtual reality experience is coming to HHN called the ‘Repository’. Toothsome Chocolate Emporium had begun team members previews, what we know about the food and theming inside. The latest on a rumor about […]

Episode 58

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Special Halloween events are announced for Universal Studios in Japan. We talk about what this could potentially mean for stateside Harry Potter lands. We have the latest on the new original houses and scare zones announced for HHN 26. We answer your questions about Sapphire Falls, HHN and […]

Episode 57

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: The Incredible Hulk finally reopens to guests at Islands of Adventure. Krampus is the latest house announced for Halloween Horror Nights 26, Taylor recaps his Universal Orlando media day, Typhoon Lagoon responds to Volcano Bay with a new attraction. We answer your questions on transportation from MCO, rum […]

Episode 56

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We have updates on the latest changes around Universal Orlando. Latest rumors for upcoming HHN 26 announcements, The Hulk begins testing with real live people, Toothsome’s walls are down and Guardians of the Galaxy takes over the Tower of Terror at DCA. We answer your questions on Express […]

Episode 55

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Pokémon Go and how it could be the future of theme parks, Taylor has an extensive rundown of the newly opened Sapphire Falls resort, Skull Island: Reign of Kong is now, finally, officially open and new information on the scope of Nintendo Land at Universal. We answer your […]

Episode 54

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Halloween is announced for HHN 26, CityWalk was temporarily shut down for a suspicious package, An update on new theming outside Toothsome Chocolate Emporium, Secret Life of Pets scores big at the box office and Universal rebrands their photo service to ‘My Universal Photos’. We answer your questions […]

Episode 53

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Taylor visits a new VR experience for the Hulk coaster, menu changes at Universal restaurants, a Secret Life of Pets store opens in Toon Lagoon, we talk rumors of a 6th on-site Universal hotel. We answer your questions about Terminator replacements and more. REVIEW ON ITUNES LISTEN to […]

Episode 51

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss the new Frozen ride at Epcot, ranked the attractions in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and discuss the Volcano Bay announcement. We answer your questions about Nickelodeon at Universal and more. REVIEW ON ITUNES LISTEN to our podcast:

Episode 49

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss The Walking Dead returning to Halloween Horror Nights 26 and the Skull Island: Reign of Kong construction walls coming down. We answer your listener questions about Halloween Horror Nights, opening dates, and more! REVIEW ON ITUNES LISTEN to our podcast:

Episode 48

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss why Diagon Alley may never be repeated, seasonal pricing coming to Universal, Toothsome’s live actors, and Sapphire Falls. We answer your listener questions such as the opening date for the new Incredible Hulk. REVIEW ON ITUNES LISTEN to our podcast:

Episode 47

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss Revenge of the Mummy, a possible delay for Skull Island: Reign of Kong, Hulk beginning testing, and the most overrated attractions at Universal. We answer your listener questions like the dispatch time for the Hogwarts Express. REVIEW ON ITUNES LISTEN to our podcast:

Episode 46

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss Downtown Orlando, the new King Kong animatronic footage, plastic annual passes turning to Universal, Universal Japan’s change in expansion plans, and eating at CityWalk for lunch. We answer your listener questions about The JAWS Ride, hear from a listener who left us a peculiar voicemail, and […]

Episode 45

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss the reveal of the new Incredible Hulk Coaster story, ride vehicles, queue, and more, Toothsome’s name change, Volcano Bay construction, and Universal’s transportation hub. We answer your listener questions such as Hulk’s restraints and express at Halloween Horror Nights. REVIEW ON ITUNES LISTEN to our podcast:

Episode 44

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss the UO InstaMeet, Comcast’s DreamWorks acquisition, Universal hiring thousands of new team members, and the recently completed room renovation at Royal Pacific Resort. We answer your listener questions including if we think there’ll ever be a Leaky Cauldron hotel and if Reign of Kong will have […]

Episode 43

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Universal Orlando character meet and greets, The Exorcist is coming to Halloween Horror Nights, a new rumored themed bar coming to Disney World, and more! We answer your listener questions like if there’s any updates on Ministry of Magic and expansion at Universal Studios Florida. REVIEW ON ITUNES […]

Episode 42

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: 4 changes coming to the Wizarding World, Skull Island’s new food stand, the first house at HHN 26, and Annual Pass price increase. We answer your listener questions, like what we think will be at Nintendo land and if there’ll be a big Fantastic Beasts movie premiere at […]

Episode 41

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We’re joined by OI developer George Reason to discuss the latest feature to launch on Orlando Informer, we discuss Disney’s new upcharge events, and all of Universal’s on-site hotel pools. We answer your listener questions, like maintenance on Universal rides and HHN. REVIEW ON ITUNES LISTEN to our […]

Episode 40

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Honeymooning at Universal, Marvel developments, Mako’s opening date, and information on Photo Connect. We answer a special voicemail listener question, and questions about Toothsome, Volcano Bay, SeaWorld, Disney, and more! REVIEW ON ITUNES LISTEN to our podcast:

Episode 39

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss the history and details of CityWalk’s Margaritaville, the food and drinks of the Wizarding World, and the recently revealed Skull Island: Reign of Kong creatures. We answer your listener questions, like if we think Volcano Bay will be included in your annual pass next year. REVIEW […]

Episode 38

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss the drivers of your expedition through Skull Island, SeaWorld’s last generation of killer whales, early park admission at Universal, and more. We answer your listener questions like when Universal will add more thrill rides and if we could ever see Ghostbusters returning. REVIEW ON ITUNES LISTEN […]

Episode 37

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast we discuss the history of Universal, their latest restaurant announcement, and speculate on a possible opening date for Reign of Kong. We answer your listener questions, like which area of the parks we think is next to be replaced. REVIEW ON ITUNES LISTEN to our podcast:

Episode 36

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Tips and tricks for navigating Mardi Gras, SeaWorld whale deteriorating health, and a possible NBA City replacement. We answer your listener questions, such as if there’s a discounted Universal ticket for guests prone to motion sickness. REVIEW ON ITUNES LISTEN to our podcast:

Episode 35

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss the latest Universal rumors, holiday celebrations, seasonal pricing at Disney, and Q-Bot at Universal. We answer your listener questions, like if Halloween Horror Nights will be at both parks this year. REVIEW ON ITUNES LISTEN to our podcast:

Episode 34

This week on the Orlando Informer podcast, we discuss our new crowd calendar, Shanghai Disneyland’s negative impacts, StarWars Land details, and listener Kendall joins us to talk about planning a trip to Universal. We answer your listener questions, such as when is the best time to book an on-site hotel room. REVIEW ON ITUNES LISTEN […]

Episode 32

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Trevor Aydelotte joins us to talk photography at theme parks, we discuss the latest earnings report from Disney and Universal, and explain a new deal being offered at Sapphire Falls. We answer your listener questions, such as having breakfast in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. REVIEW ON […]

Episode 30

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss the 7 things to know when visiting the theme parks during the slow season, latest Universal Orlando rumors, and A Celebration of Harry Potter. We answer your listener questions, including if Revenge of the Mummy will be updated because of the upcoming Mummy reboot.  REVIEW ON […]

Episode 29

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss new details about Star Wars Land, transportation at Volcano Bay, new Secret Life of Pets details, the possibility of Diagon Alley coming to the west coast, and more closures at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We answer your listener questions, including the best/must do restaurants at Universal Orlando. […]

Episode 28

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss which Universal attractions should go and which attractions should stay, Disney’s drone patents, and Fun Spot’s new development plan. We answer your listener questions, including why attractions like Escape from Gringotts don’t have express access. REVIEW ON ITUNES LISTEN to our podcast:

Episode 27

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss the concert lineup and details for Mardi Gras 2016, a new description shared by Universal for Skull Island, and rumors of Universal’s land deal being complete. Correction: During the final segment of the show, we discuss the recent stabbing at Universal. The suspect was fired by […]

Episode 26

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss new security enhancements, including metal detectors, at all major Orlando parks and a new variety of Butterbeer coming to Universal. We answer your listener questions such as wifi at the parks, if Osborne lights would ever come to Universal, and Fun Spot’s future.  REVIEW ON ITUNES […]

Episode 25

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss new additions coming in 2016 to Universal Orlando, changes coming to Diagon Alley, rumors of Universal Hollywood expansion, and Nintendo Land possibly being delayed. We answer your listener questions such as what’s inside the Islands of Adventure lighthouse and when we’ll learn more details about Mardi […]

Episode 24

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss (the world’s tallest roller coaster) SkyPlex, the possibility of a third Universal park, and the holidays at Universal Orlando. We answer your listener questions such as what the opening of the King Kong ride will be like. REVIEW ON ITUNES LISTEN to our podcast:

Episode 23

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss a new prop shop that’s opened at Universal Studios, Beetlejuice’s closing date being rescheduled, and Universal’s recently added street shows. We answer your listener questions such as where to get breakfast at Universal Orlando Resort. REVIEW ON ITUNES LISTEN to our podcast:

Episode 22

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we debate the rumors of the Secret Life of Pets coming to Islands of Adventure, learn about all of the offerings coming to Disney’s Season of the Force, and a Walking Dead attraction being manufactured. We answer your listener questions such as what the parks are like around […]