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Jun 30 2015 03:15 AM | 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 Script: TICKETS, PACKAGES & PLANNING

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

 



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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.



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OI Blog The ONE ride I think we NEED in the next Wizard...

Jul 24 2015 09:53 AM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

Prepare to take the ride of a (wizard's) lifetime.



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OI Center Sapphire Falls Resort: Rooms - photos, details,...

Jul 24 2015 03:35 AM | Taylor Strickland in On-site hotels at Universal Orlando

This page includes descriptions of the room types available at Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal Orlando’s on-site hotel featuring standard rooms and an array of suite offerings.



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OI Blog 3 Reasons Universal fans MUST watch Sharknado 3

Jul 23 2015 09:50 AM | DaniFloridaGirl in Universal Orlando Resort

See Universal Orlando like you've never seen it before in Sharknado 3!



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Episode 7

Jul 22 2015 11:37 PM | Taylor Strickland in Orlando Informer Podcast

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss new Shanghai Disneyland details, Insidious coming to Halloween Horror Nights 25, and the Marvel Experience possibly closing.

 

We answer your listener questions including what Universal movies we'd like to see be made into a ride, details about Shutterbuttons, Universal Hollywood's Hogsmeade, if Bill & Ted is worth seeing for foreign guests, and more!



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OI Center Sapphire Falls Resort: Distance from the parks

Jul 21 2015 07:15 PM | Taylor Strickland in On-site hotels at Universal Orlando

This page includes information and photo tours of the transportation between Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal CityWalk, and the Universal Orlando theme parks. This page also includes information about the shuttle service from Sapphire Falls to SeaWorld, Aquatica (SeaWorld’s water park), and Wet ‘n Wild.



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OI Center Sapphire Falls Resort: Dining & lounges - p...

Jul 21 2015 07:00 PM | Taylor Strickland in On-site hotels at Universal Orlando

This page includes descriptions of the dining options, lounges, and pool bar available at Sapphire Falls Resort, one of Universal Orlando’s preferred on-site hotel.



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OI Center Sapphire Falls Resort: Pool area - photos, deta...

Jul 21 2015 06:50 PM | Taylor Strickland in On-site hotels at Universal Orlando

This page covers the pool area available at Sapphire Falls Resort, one of Universal Orlando’s preferred on-site hotel.



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OI Center Sapphire Falls Resort: Public spaces and meetin...

Jul 21 2015 06:30 PM | Taylor Strickland in On-site hotels at Universal Orlando

This page includes photos of the public spaces and meeting areas at Sapphire Falls Resort, a preferred on-site hotel at Universal Orlando.



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