Jump to content



Latest News

Pinned  OI Center

Aug 03 2015 07:15 PM | Taylor Strickland in OI Center

Welcome to the OI Universal Center!


Prepare to UPGRADE YOUR ADVENTURE to Universal Orlando Resort with our OBSESSIVELY UPDATED collection of Universal insider information and expert advice.


The OI Universal Center is home to our FREE next-generation ENCYCLOPEDIA of Universal Orlando vacation planning information. It contains over 200 pages covering Universal’s theme parks, hotels, and more. In addition, we offer our readers six extraordinary advantages over traditional guidebooks and other websites:

  • Nearly same-day updates to our insider information as changes take place in the parks
  • Comprehensive analysis of all construction projects and anticipated resort developments
  • Immersive multimedia, including more than 10,000 full-screen photos and hours of HD video
  • Intense, first-hand coverage of annual events with advice written based on this year’s activities
  • Over a thousand “real guest reviews” of Universal’s theme park attractions & dining venues
  • In-park photo updates broadcast live from Universal Orlando each and every week
Last year over THREE MILLION FAMILIES used our website to plan the perfect vacation and gain complete confidence in their knowledge of the parks. As we now celebrate an even bigger and busier year, we are very proud to take our place as the premier independent resource for guests visiting Universal Orlando Resort.

First-time visitors, please read this page:
How to use our FREE online guide to plan your Universal vacation


OI Universal Center table of contents
View our Daily Updates


12-month Universal Orlando crowd calendar


Best day of the week to visit Universal Orlando



The Set: MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR VACATIONInsider’s Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry PotterAnnual events at Universal OrlandoUniversal Orlando touring plansUniversal Studios Florida - the full tour
Universal’s Superstar Parade


Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories


In-park dining experiences – Superstar Breakfast & Cinematic Dining

Islands of Adventure – the full tourUniversal CityWalkOn-site hotels at Universal Orlando (general information)Off-site hotels around Universal Orlando


Read story →    0 comments    *****    OI Center

OI Center Phone Charging at Universal Orlando - complete...

Aug 03 2015 06:16 PM | Taylor Strickland in The Set: MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR VACATION

Learn about Universal Orlando's brand new cell phone charging rental service.

Read story →    0 comments    -----    OI Center

OI Blog 5 attractions Star Wars fans wish Disney would...

Aug 03 2015 02:30 PM | DaniFloridaGirl in Central Florida

Star Wars Land has yet to be officially announced, but we know it’s coming. How can it not be? Before the curtain is lifted and we get our chance to feast on the concept art, let’s take a moment to dream.

Read story →    1 comments    -----    OI Blog, Big 5, Rumors

OI Blog 5 quick ways to save money at Halloween Horror...

Aug 02 2015 03:35 AM | Fallow in Universal Orlando Resort

Trying to attend Halloween Horror Nights on a budget? Here are five quick tips that’ll keep your trip as inexpensive as possible.

Read story →    7 comments    -----    OI Blog, Big 5

OI Blog RUMOR SPOTLIGHT: Is Nintendo Universal’s third...

Jul 31 2015 11:00 AM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

Legend of Zelda and World of Warcraft just might highlight Universal's THIRD park.

Read story →    5 comments    -----    OI Blog, Rumors

OI Blog Six Vintage Universal Commercials You HAVE to See

Jul 30 2015 04:30 AM | Fallow in Universal Orlando Resort

Universal just premiered their latest advertisement, and it is awesome. Check out six vintage advertisements that came long before it!

Read story →    8 comments    -----    OI Blog

Episode 8

Jul 30 2015 12:56 AM | Taylor Strickland in Orlando Informer Podcast

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss new Sapphire Falls details, Universal's on-site hotel reclassification, potential Wet n' Wild replacements, and a Halloween Horror Nights sweepstakes.

Read story →    14 comments    -----

OI Blog Top 5 reasons to get excited for Sapphire Falls...

Jul 29 2015 08:12 AM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

Universal's newest hotel just may be one of its best pieces of theming yet. Here's why.

Read story →    5 comments    -----    OI Blog, Big 5

OI Blog Nintendo & Nintendon't: What Will (and...

Jul 28 2015 02:15 PM | Fallow in Universal Orlando Resort

The announcement of a landmark partnership between Nintendo and Universal theme parks has inspired frenzied speculation: which of Nintendo’s flagship properties would be granted the theme park treatment?

Read story →    4 comments    -----    OI Blog

OI Blog 5 things Disney should learn from Universal

Jul 27 2015 12:30 AM | DaniFloridaGirl in Central Florida

Walt Disney World may have been Orlando's first theme park destination, but that doesn't mean the younger Universal Orlando Resort can't teach them a thing or two.

Read story →    17 comments    -----    OI Blog, Big 5