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Sep 18 2015 01:35 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


Best day of the week to visit Universal Orlando



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 4 Things You Need to Know about F&F: Superc...

Oct 07 2015 12:50 PM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

Excited about Fast & Furious coming to Orlando? Maybe you shouldn't be...

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OI Blog Why Cabana Bay Beach Resort is the best family...

Oct 01 2015 12:00 AM | pdanner in Universal Orlando Resort

An in-depth look at what makes Cabana Bay Beach Resort possibly the best Family Resort in Orlando in terms of both value and the amenities it offers for your vacation dollar.

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OI Blog 4 HUGE updates from Universal – September 2015

Sep 30 2015 12:19 PM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

From Halloween Horror Nights to Rock the Universe to Cabana Bay getting an expansion, see everything you need to know about this month's top news stories here.

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OI Blog September 2015 Universal Orlando Resort Trip Re...

Sep 30 2015 01:05 AM | Maureen in Universal Orlando Resort

Construction updates, Cowfish review, and much more!

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Announcing California Informer

Sep 28 2015 07:45 PM | Taylor Strickland in OI Blog

Coming in 2016, we’re excited to announce California Informer.

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OI Center FREE touring plan for Halloween Horror Nights 2015

Sep 27 2015 02:35 PM | Taylor Strickland in Halloween Horror Nights

There is a single purpose to our plan: get you through the haunted houses at Halloween Horror Nights 2015 with as little waiting as possible.

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OI Blog 3 best (and most unusual) replacements for Toon...

Sep 24 2015 07:57 AM | Marc N. Kleinhenz in Universal Orlando Resort

We have some pretty unusual – but bold – suggestions for how to improve Islands of Adventure.

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Episode 16

Sep 23 2015 11:15 PM | Taylor Strickland in Orlando Informer Podcast

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss the most ridiculous Universal rumors, review Halloween Horror Nights 25, and talk about Universal Beijing.

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OI Blog Halloween Horror Nights 25: Full Review

Sep 23 2015 02:21 PM | Taylor Strickland in Universal Orlando Resort

We’ve already provided you with the world’s most popular unofficial guide to this year’s event, today we’re sharing our review of Halloween Horror Nights 25.

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