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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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The Script: TICKETS, PACKAGES & PLANNINGThe 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 DiningIslands of Adventure – the full tourUniversal CityWalkOn-site hotels at Universal OrlandoOff-site hotels around Universal Orlando

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OI Blog Top 5 Volcano Bay Easter eggs

May 29 2015 02:45 PM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

Let's crack open the new water park's many secrets, shall we?

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OI Blog Volcano Bay first details

May 28 2015 10:07 AM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

It's happening!

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OI Blog Remembering Disney World's best attraction...

May 28 2015 08:13 AM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Central Florida

Let's finish our tribute to Epcot's Horizons in style.

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OI Blog Orlando's Tallest, Fastest, and Longest Coa...

May 27 2015 05:01 PM | Taylor Strickland in Central Florida

Surfacing summer 2016 at SeaWorld Orlando will be Mako, a 200-foot-tall hypercoaster that will reach 73 mph.

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OI Blog Remembering Disney World's best attraction...

May 27 2015 09:12 AM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Central Florida

Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane and revisit Horizons, Epcot's original flagship ride.

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OI Blog The best HHN house? "The X-Files," of c...

May 26 2015 12:29 PM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

Why Universal NEEDS to make Agents Mulder and Scully pop up at a future Halloween Horror Nights event.

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OI Blog Top 5 reasons Disney fans should love Universal

May 25 2015 04:11 PM | Dan Hatfield in Universal Orlando Resort

Attention, Disney faithful: prepare to discover a whole new side to Orlando that you never knew existed.

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OI Blog How to make your family fall in love with Unive...

May 24 2015 03:05 PM | OI Share in Universal Orlando Resort

Convert a theme park vacation naysayer into a fan for life.

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OI Blog How Universal dropped the ball with Harry Potter

May 22 2015 09:12 AM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

A discussion of theme and form in the first Wizarding World.

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