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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 Why Universal's roller coasters are the best

Apr 27 2015 11:30 AM | OI Share in Universal Orlando Resort

Let's break down each of Universal's mammoth coasters to see why they rock and offer some suggestions for improvements, to boot.

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OI Blog Furious success shakes up Horror Nights 25

Apr 26 2015 07:35 PM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

The inside word on HHN 2015's scare zones, original set-up... and Fast & Furious complication?

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OI Blog Diagon Alley revisited

Apr 26 2015 04:43 PM | DaniFloridaGirl in Universal Orlando Resort

How does Diagon Alley fare several months after opening? Let's revisit it and find out.

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OI Blog Comparing disability policies at Universal, Dis...

Apr 26 2015 11:34 AM | debi in Central Florida

Our goal here at Orlando Informer is to offer all guests the tricks and tools of touring Universal Orlando, and being able to help special-needs guests is no exception.

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OI Blog HHN’s full house lineup exposed

Apr 24 2015 09:29 AM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

Nine houses make this the biggest Halloween Horror Nights yet. Let's dive into each one.

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OI Blog 5 best tips for selecting the perfect hotel

Apr 23 2015 09:08 AM | DaniFloridaGirl in Central Florida

Every perfect vacation starts with the perfect hotel. Here's how to pick yours.

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OI Blog Metal detectors become permanent at 3 Universal...

Apr 22 2015 07:30 PM | Taylor Strickland in Universal Orlando Resort

Expect to pass through an "Electronic Security System" prior to riding some of your favorite Universal attractions.

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OI Blog Why you NEED to eat at Yard House

Apr 22 2015 12:42 PM | TheNameIsCasie in Central Florida

Great food, terrific service, and 5,000 gallons of beer. Have we got your attention yet?

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OI Blog 3 easy ways to immerse yourself in your Univers...

Apr 22 2015 09:25 AM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

Maximize the quality and fun of your next Universal vacation with our three top tips.

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