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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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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 Special delivery from Universal Orlando

Sep 05 2015 03:01 AM | Taylor Strickland in Universal Orlando Resort

Halloween Horror Nights ringmaster Jack the Clown sent a special package to Orlando Informer.

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OI Blog Steven Spielberg’s new theme park rides – inclu...

Sep 04 2015 11:33 AM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

Is Spielberg returning to Universal, and will he help it make new rides based on his old movies?

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OI Blog Here's how to prepare for Halloween Horror...

Sep 03 2015 04:06 PM | Fallow in Universal Orlando Resort

Your one-stop-shop for getting ready for Halloween Horror Nights 25’s film & television properties.

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Episode 13

Sep 02 2015 11:33 PM | Taylor Strickland in Orlando Informer Podcast

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss Konami possibly coming to Universal, Halloween Horror Night's full lineup, Cabana Bay expanding, and NBA City's replacement.

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OI Blog 5 unique hotel room choices for families at Uni...

Sep 02 2015 12:30 AM | pdanner in Universal Orlando Resort

Here are 5 unique room choices – 1 in each on-site resort property – to consider when booking your next family vacation in the heart of the Universal Orlando Resort!

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

Sep 01 2015 12:02 AM | Fallow in Universal Orlando Resort

In our last installment, we analyzed the likelihood of some of Nintendo’s A-list franchises appearing in the forthcoming Nintendoland. This time, we’ll look at some of their “B-list” properties to see if there’s anything we can expect to see at Universal Studios in the next few years.

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Halloween Horror Nights 25: On-Site Hotels Sell...

Aug 31 2015 11:40 PM | Taylor Strickland in Universal Orlando Resort

Universal's on-site hotels are already selling out on many Halloween Horror Nights 25 event nights.

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OI Blog Cabana Bay Expansion Confirmed

Aug 31 2015 09:05 AM | Taylor Strickland in Universal Orlando Resort

Cabana Bay Beach Resort is expanding by 400 rooms.

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OI Blog What to Watch Before You Visit Universal Studios

Aug 31 2015 12:03 AM | thismikepynn in Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Studios is full of props, sets, and characters from big shows and movies. Watch these before you go to get the most out of your trip.

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