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Jan 01 2015 12:00 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

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Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories

In-park dining experiences – Superstar Breakfast & Cinematic DiningIslands of Adventure – the full tourUniversal CityWalkOn-site hotels at Universal OrlandoOff-site hotels around Universal Orlando

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OI Blog Should you choose Disney or Universal?

Mar 26 2015 09:26 PM | MorenaSangre in Central Florida

Don't know whether to choose Disney or Universal? Read this.

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OI Blog Top 5 wide-open spaces to relax at Universal

Mar 24 2015 10:30 AM | DaniFloridaGirl in Universal Orlando Resort

We take a deep breath, get a cold drink, and count down our favorite wide-open spaces at the parks.

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OI Blog 3 essentials to understanding Universal Orlando

Mar 23 2015 10:36 AM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

The three essential pieces of info to make you an expert on Universal's present – and future.

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Orlando Informer Forums Turns One

Mar 22 2015 08:00 PM | Taylor Strickland in OI Blog

Thanks to you, our community forums turn one this week.

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OI Blog 11 tips to survive theme parks with large families

Mar 20 2015 09:12 AM | OI Share in Central Florida

How to survive – and thrive – with a larger-than-average family at Disney and Universal.

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OI Blog 5 most expensive buys at Universal

Mar 19 2015 11:38 AM | DaniFloridaGirl in Universal Orlando Resort

Five of the most unique – and priciest – buys at Universal's theme parks.

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OI Blog Universal's top 3 rumors – March 18

Mar 18 2015 05:00 PM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

Huge updates for Volcano Bay and the NBCUniversal Media Lab and a few juicy King Kong morsels await... (pic: Ken Storey)

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OI Blog Top five Universal Orlando queues for beating t...

Mar 17 2015 09:31 AM | OI Share in Universal Orlando Resort

The best places to cool off - and be immersed - while waiting in line.

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OI Blog 3 mind-blowing things that future theme parks w...

Mar 16 2015 02:28 PM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Central Florida

Disney is looking to make YOU the center of the entire theme park. Here's how.

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