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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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7 best snacks at Universal Orlando Resort

With great rides come great responsibility – the responsibility to stay properly sustained with food to dominate those rides at Universal Orlando Resort, that is. Luckily, Universal’s snack game is a feat in and of itself. We could honestly just spend a day eating through the parks, because the unique snacks are just that good. Across […]

Experience Orlando’s arts and culture at these must-do museums

Yes, Orlando’s identity is tied to its theme parks, but there is an entire arts and cultural scene woven throughout the city that visitors sometimes overlook. Experiencing the City Beautiful’s art, history, and culture through a visit to its museums will make your Central Florida vacation more enriching and memorable. Take a break from the […]

The best places for desserts in Orlando

An Orlando vacation is sweet enough on its own, but you can make your trip even sweeter by indulging in the best desserts throughout the City Beautiful. Inside the theme parks and in local spots throughout Central Florida both, there is plenty to satisfy your sweet tooth. Here are the best of the best. The […]

6 meaningful ways to enjoy a romantic weekend at Universal Orlando

Romantics, this is your year. With Valentine’s Day falling on a Friday and Presidents’ Day the following Monday, it’s time for a long, luxurious weekend with your favorite theme-park partner. Celebrating Valentine’s Day at Universal is the perfect way to pay homage to your relationship built on roller coasters, Butterbeer, and dancing to the Islands […]

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 […]

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7 best snacks at Universal Orlando Resort

With great rides come great responsibility – the responsibility to stay properly sustained with food to dominate those rides at Universal Orlando Resort, that is. Luckily, Universal’s snack game is a feat in and of itself. We could honestly just spend a day eating through the parks, because the unique snacks are just that good. Across […]

6 meaningful ways to enjoy a romantic weekend at Universal Orlando

Romantics, this is your year. With Valentine’s Day falling on a Friday and Presidents’ Day the following Monday, it’s time for a long, luxurious weekend with your favorite theme-park partner. Celebrating Valentine’s Day at Universal is the perfect way to pay homage to your relationship built on roller coasters, Butterbeer, and dancing to the Islands […]

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 […]