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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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12-month Universal Orlando crowd calendar

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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 The second rumored house for HHN 25 is…

Apr 17 2015 09:55 AM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

This can make or break Halloween Horror Nights for the next 25 years

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OI Blog Five more of Universal's top adult beverages

Apr 15 2015 03:27 PM | DaniFloridaGirl in Universal Orlando Resort

It’s no secret that Universal Orlando offers a plethora of experiences that are perfect for adults who want to get away for a while. One of the favorite ways for adults to kick back is to have a cold, refreshing adult beverage.

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OI Blog Riding Busch Garden's Falcon's Fury for...

Apr 12 2015 08:00 PM | Salina Bristor in Central Florida

My family and I have watched this attraction being built from the beginning, and as the size of the structure grew, so did our anticipation to ride it.

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OI Blog Five reasons Royal Pacific Resort is the best

Apr 12 2015 05:35 PM | derekburgan in Universal Orlando Resort

The top five reasons you should stay at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando.

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OI Blog The first rumored house for HHN 25 is…

Apr 10 2015 03:33 PM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

How the latest shocking rumor could turn HHN on its head.

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OI Blog Universal's top five adult beverages

Apr 09 2015 04:08 PM | DaniFloridaGirl in Universal Orlando Resort

I, along with the input of friends and fellow Universal fans, have completed the “grueling” task of seeking out the best adult beverages at Universal Orlando. Read my findings!

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OI Blog Top five Universal souvenirs under $10

Apr 07 2015 04:00 PM | AllyPfeiffer in Universal Orlando Resort

What's the best way to keep the memories fresh in your mind? There's always photos, of course, but souvenirs should never be overlooked – and although they can be on the pricy side, there are plenty of great ones under $10 that will keep the memory alive.

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OI Blog Top five ways to ruin your Universal vacation

Apr 05 2015 05:00 PM | OI Share in Universal Orlando Resort

On our site, we dedicate hundreds of pages and blog posts to explaining what you can do to have the best experience at Universal Orlando. However, what we haven't discussed to any great length is what you should not do if you want have the time of your life at the parks.

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OI Blog Top five sweet treats at Universal

Apr 04 2015 03:30 PM | DaniFloridaGirl in Universal Orlando Resort

When you’re on vacation, you have the perfect excuses to indulge in sweet desserts you might otherwise forgo!

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