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 Epic Universe
Universal’s newest theme park is arriving in 2023 – and, along with it, Super Nintendo World! See everything there is to know about the park’s past and future over on our guide page.

 The Bourne Stuntacular
Universal Orlando is getting a brand-new stunt show, replacing Terminator 2 3D: The Bourne Stuntacular! Read all about it over in the Universal Center.

 Mardi Gras 2020
Feet, don’t fail me now! See all the bands that are performing – and all the food you’ll be eating – at Universal’s big bayou bash in our complete insider’s guide.

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Review: Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe at Magic Kingdom

Let’s paint a picture. You’re at Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom with your family. After busily traveling through all of its different lands, you now find yourselves starving in the middle of the day. Typically, the next course of action is to quickly survey the park map for the restaurant that best matches what […]

Animal attractions you MUST visit in Orlando

Orlando’s theme parks are certainly the shining star of any Central Florida vacation, but there are also some great animal-focused attractions in the City Beautiful that should be on your vacation itinerary. Over the years, the level of animal experiences has grown and improved in the area, and now there are plenty of ways to […]

Ellen DeGeneres Show’s spring break at Universal Orlando

From her humble beginnings of doing stand-up comedy, Ellen DeGeneres has established herself as a staple in entertainment via her former sitcom Ellen and current daytime talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. During the latter’s third season, Ellen’s popularity became so immense that she filmed her show at Universal Orlando Resort. Given her fame and how […]

Margaritaville Resort: An adult’s playground in Florida

Wasting away again in Margaritaville is now something far bigger than a hit 1970s song. Orlando is now home to a major resort sprawling across 300 acres – Margaritaville Resort Orlando. This massive complex is the largest endeavor of the Margaritaville brand to date. It’s been open for just about a year, making it an […]

Let’s ride Revenge of the Mummy around the world

Revenge of the Mummy is an award-winning dark ride that is arguably one of the most popular attractions at Universal’s various theme parks. There are currently three locations across the world housing an indoor roller coaster dedicated to the Mummy movie franchise, in Florida, California, and Singapore. Given the clear notoriety, we figured it’d be helpful […]

The best and closest beaches to Orlando

There are so many great things about the Sunshine State – one of them being that, no matter where you are in Florida, you are never more than one hour from the nearest beach. For many, an Orlando vacation is not complete without a beach trip. While Central Florida is just that, central to the […]

First look: Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Originally announced at the D23 event in 2017, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway has been at the forefront of fans’ attention ever since thanks to its zany animation style (based off of the current Mickey Mouse shorts that have aired on the Disney Channel since 2013); the promise of its new, catchy theme song, called […]

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in-depth

While shopping, eating, and taking a quick ride on the Millennium Falcon may constitute a full day’s worth of activities at a highly immersive theme-park land, they only sit on the backburner narratively speaking – and it is in terms of narrative that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attempts to stand out from all the rest […]

First look: Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along at Epcot

Move over, Impressions de France – the France Pavilion has a new feature. The flagship attraction of this particular slice of Epcot’s World Showcase will soon be sharing its theater, the Palais du Cinema, with the brand-new Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along when it debuts next month. Whereas the former movie, clocking in at 18 minutes […]

Royal Pacific: 5 reasons why it’s the best Universal hotel

We all have our favorite lodgings when visiting Universal Orlando. Especially when speaking about the resort’s hotels, it’s safe to say that each has its own unique qualities that could make it tough trying to plan your vacation ahead of time. So, how do you choose? Which is truly the best to go with? I […]

Disney World: Touring the holiday decorations at the resorts

Much like driving around the festive neighborhoods back home to see Christmas lights, it is a tradition to tour Orlando’s best hotels to check out their holiday decorations. Disney’s on-site resorts have phenomenally themed Christmas decorations, with each one being worth a visit – but you may not have time to stop at them all. […]

3 new additions to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019

Over the years, Disney has almost perfected the art of maintaining classic elements while also introducing new ingredients at its sprawling theme-park resorts, perpetuating nostalgia while injecting just enough of the adrenaline of the new. It’s a heady brew, and it’s perhaps best exemplified by the crown jewel of its various holiday celebrations, Mickey’s Very […]

Universal Studios Hollywood vs. Universal Orlando Resort

Under my more theme park-oriented hat, I’m often asked by Universal Orlando Resort guests if it’s worth visiting Universal Studios Hollywood, and my answer is yes, absolutely. Sure, there are some similarities, but there are plenty of reasons to make it worth visiting – to assume otherwise could cause you to miss out on what may […]

Transformers: Differences between Singapore, Hollywood, & Orlando

Transformers: The Ride – 3D is one of Universal’s most popular attractions, garnering enough fame over the past eight years to warrant its inclusion at three separate Universal locations across the globe (soon to be four, if we include the upcoming Universal Studios Beijing). And although Transformers’s queue story and ride experience are essentially the same […]

Free things to do in Orlando: A complete guide

Orlando only ranks somewhere in the middle when it comes to the most expensive cities in the United States, but tickets to the big theme parks still may carry a hefty price tag. There are, however, plenty of other ways to offset that cost. In fact, there are a variety of free activities in Orlando! Take […]

The ultimate guide to International Drive

International Drive has served as a major corridor for Orlando visitors since 1972. It was originally conceived by a lawyer and real estate developer, Finley Hamilton, and his partner, Jack Zimmer – the story goes the two named it “International Drive” because “it sounds important.” It would be difficult to dispute that I-Drive is, in fact, […]

4 reasons you must visit Wild Florida

Orlando is famous for its theme parks and tourist destinations. When friends and family hear you’re heading for the City Beautiful, they often assume you’re Disney-bound or hitting up The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. They picture character dining and roller coasters and white, sandy beaches. But there is another type of park many visitors don’t […]

Top 3 ways to enjoy Disney World without kids

In 35+ years of going to the Walt Disney World Resort parks, if anything is true, I can tell you it is this: Disney World is not just for kids. In fact, the resort as an adult kind of runs in my family; just a few years after Magic Kingdom opened, my parents honeymooned there […]

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Let’s ride Revenge of the Mummy around the world

Revenge of the Mummy is an award-winning dark ride that is arguably one of the most popular attractions at Universal’s various theme parks. There are currently three locations across the world housing an indoor roller coaster dedicated to the Mummy movie franchise, in Florida, California, and Singapore. Given the clear notoriety, we figured it’d be helpful […]

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in-depth

While shopping, eating, and taking a quick ride on the Millennium Falcon may constitute a full day’s worth of activities at a highly immersive theme-park land, they only sit on the backburner narratively speaking – and it is in terms of narrative that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attempts to stand out from all the rest […]

Royal Pacific: 5 reasons why it’s the best Universal hotel

We all have our favorite lodgings when visiting Universal Orlando. Especially when speaking about the resort’s hotels, it’s safe to say that each has its own unique qualities that could make it tough trying to plan your vacation ahead of time. So, how do you choose? Which is truly the best to go with? I […]

Disney World: Touring the holiday decorations at the resorts

Much like driving around the festive neighborhoods back home to see Christmas lights, it is a tradition to tour Orlando’s best hotels to check out their holiday decorations. Disney’s on-site resorts have phenomenally themed Christmas decorations, with each one being worth a visit – but you may not have time to stop at them all. […]

3 new additions to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019

Over the years, Disney has almost perfected the art of maintaining classic elements while also introducing new ingredients at its sprawling theme-park resorts, perpetuating nostalgia while injecting just enough of the adrenaline of the new. It’s a heady brew, and it’s perhaps best exemplified by the crown jewel of its various holiday celebrations, Mickey’s Very […]

Jason Bourne at Universal Orlando REVEALED

When Terminator 2 3D: Battle across Time was announced to be closing in September 2017, Universal hinted at what would be replacing it at Universal Studios Florida: an “all-new live-action experience based on a high-energy Universal franchise.” That left only a few viable contenders – something both owned by the company and a currently viable […]

Universal Orlando fix between vacations

There’s nothing quite like stepping through the turnstiles at your favorite theme park. You’ve planned your vacation for months and finally arrived in sunny Orlando! Whether you stay for a day or a week, there’s plenty of fun to be had for the whole family. But then, eventually, it’s time to head home again. What […]

Eating vegan at Universal Orlando Resort

Traveling as a vegan used to be difficult. Not only was it unguaranteed that the destination would be able to provide vegan dining options, but even if they did have something to offer, most of the time there would only be one dish – and it would be uncreative, at best. Because of this, most […]

Review: Disney Skyliner

Originally announced back at the 2017 D23 Expo, the Disney Skyliner has not only been in the news for quite some time, but also in the popular consciousness of guests – finding a faster way to traverse at least part of the vastness that is Walt Disney World Resort is at the top of many […]