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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 OrlandoOff-site hotels around Universal Orlando



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OI Blog The theme park queue of the future

Jul 02 2015 12:08 PM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Central Florida

Let's que up the next generation by redesigning theme park attraction lines.



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Episode 4

Jul 01 2015 11:49 PM | Taylor Strickland in Orlando Informer Podcast

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: NBC Media Center, Twister replacement, Hulk Refurbishment, and selfie stick ban.

 

We answer your listener questions including what shops we'd like to see come to CityWalk, if visiting the parks frequently detracts from the magic, Freestyle Cokes, and visiting the resort during HHN.



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OI Blog Why Brits MUST fly into Sanford International A...

Jul 01 2015 11:52 AM | OI Share in Central Florida

Forget Orlando Airport – Sanford is where it's at for the international crowd.



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OI Blog How to use timeshares to make your vacation che...

Jun 30 2015 09:56 AM | OI Share in Central Florida

Attending a timeshare presentation could save you a ton of money and it's not as scary as you might think!



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Why Nickelodeon needs to return to Universal

Jun 29 2015 10:04 AM | AllyPfeiffer in Universal Orlando Resort

Take a quick history tour of Nickelodeon Studios, and then see why it should come back for the future.



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OI Blog 3 massive holes Universal needs to plug

Jun 26 2015 10:40 AM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

Should these missing gaps be filled in, there would truly be no stopping Universal Orlando...



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OI Blog 4 hurdles for Universal Orlando to overcome

Jun 25 2015 08:26 AM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

Four small sticking points that are preventing Universal Orlando Resort from becoming all that it can be.



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Episode 3

Jun 24 2015 11:40 PM | Taylor Strickland in Orlando Informer Podcast

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Wet n' Wild is closing, we discuss what could go in its place and what it means for their other water park, Volcano Bay. Plus, we discuss Universal Japan's rumored Jurassic Park ride.



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OI Blog Universal's next TWO hotels?

Jun 24 2015 09:19 AM | Taylor Strickland in Universal Orlando Resort

Why and how Universal Orlando's sixth (and seventh?) on-site hotel could be its most luxurious yet.



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