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 Epic Universe
Universal’s newest theme park is arriving! See everything there is to know about its past and future over on our brand-new guide page.

 Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
The journey of a lifetime is now open! Prepare for your adventure through the Forbidden Forest with Rubeus Hagrid over at our guide page.

 Halloween Horror Nights 2019
The horror is now here! We have everything you’ll need for a night of wickedness, including our full touring plan. Find it all in our complete insider’s guide.

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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 Studios Beijing REVEALED

After years of speculation, Universal finally divulged over the weekend the exact layout of Universal Studios Beijing, its biggest theme park ever. On the one hand, the contents are what you’d expect, featuring such greatest hits as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Minion Land (the themed area that was designed for Universal Studios […]

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 […]

Strike the cosmos with Galaxy Bowl!

We’ve all been there, and some of us even plan for it – you’ve finalized an itinerary for your vacation and, almost inevitably, you’ve wound up with a quiet night. No high-intensity, fast-paced theme-park adventures; no crowded shopping malls; no additional tour excursions anywhere. Just you, your family, and a night to relax by your […]

Pointe Orlando: An I-Drive gem for tourists and locals

Welcome to Pointe Orlando, a playground for adults in the heart of Orlando’s International Drive. As a large, single-site complex, Pointe Orlando is one of the few places in Orlando to offer a fantastic mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment establishments, all within an easy walk of one another (the other two being Universal’s CityWalk and Disney […]

Remembering DisneyQuest

In 1965, when a mysterious land deal was reported near Orlando, Florida for (what would become) 25,000 acres, no one could imagine the (Disney) world that would unfold before their very eyes between 1971 and today. Even with all this space, however, there comes a time when everyone simply moves on; Walt Disney World Resort is […]

Review: BB King’s Blues Club

In 1991, the first BB King’s Blues Club opened on the infamous Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. But, fortunately, you don’t have to go all the way there to get a taste of the blues – in 2007, Orlando welcomed BB King to Pointe Orlando, in the heart of International Drive. When you first step […]

8 reasons you have to visit The Florida Mall

When I first moved to Orlando in 2012, it was common knowledge that The Florida Mall was the less-desirable shopping destination among our local options. Compared to places like Mall at Millennia, Florida Mall was generally considered less-attractive, “sketchier,” and often not worth the time. However, in the last few years, there have been major […]

Universal Orlando: Can staying club level actually save you money?

Everyone loves going to Universal Orlando Resort for vacation, and everyone loves saving money. Therefore, what could be better than doing both? I’m not great at math, but there are more than a few ways to save a little cash while visiting Universal, including not only staying at one of the many Universal hotels, but also […]

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 […]

The Kitchen Sink Challenge at Universal Orlando

Food. It’s not only necessary for us to survive, but we as humans have turned sustenance into an art form. And then, in an obvious leap from there, we turned it into a sport. It started off simple: a hot dog- or pie-eating contest here, a milk-chugging challenge there. It took a strange turn at […]

Stroll like a local at the Orlando Farmers’ Market

“Live as the locals do.” It’s a common tourism mantra that entices travelers to experience some of the less-frequent parts of any destination. In my other skin within the industry, I’m often called upon for suggestions of how to do so. My favorite is a morning outing to the Orlando Farmers’ Market at Lake Eola […]

Walk among the stars at Madame Tussauds Orlando

When someone mentions Orlando, the first things to come to mind are our world-class theme parks and wonderfully warm climate, but there’s so much more to our city – there’s an entire sub-sect of art and culture within our town that would require several other articles to get into. A great representation of this that’s […]

The most intense coaster in Florida is coming to Busch Gardens Tampa

Just in case this morning’s big SeaWorld Orlando news – revolving around the family-friendly Ice Breaker roller coaster – wasn’t enough for you, the company decided to one-up itself by announcing another new ride, this time coming to Busch Gardens Tampa. Iron Gwazi is the “evolution” of the original Gwazi, which originally opened in 1999 […]

REVEALED: SeaWorld’s thrilling new coaster, Ice Breaker

SeaWorld is currently celebrating its “best year ever,” starting at the end of 2018 and continuing up until this fall, with the opening of such heavyhitters as the Infinity Falls water ride and the Sesame Street children’s theme-park land (and – oh, yeah – let’s not forget all the weekly festivals and revamped season pass […]

Grocery delivery to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando

We all love and adore the dining options inside the Central Florida theme parks or, even, in the surrounding shopping areas. But what do we do when we just want a nice family dinner at the hotel after a long day? Or we need to pack a small lunch for the drive, or a favorite snack? […]

Review: Halloween Horror Nights 2019

Let’s just come right out and say it: Halloween Horror Nights has continued to get bigger and better with nearly every single year. Part of this progression has had to do with Universal’s continuing acquisition of bigger-name intellectual properties, starting with The Walking Dead in 2012 and arriving now at Stranger Things, which has brought […]

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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 […]

Review: Halloween Horror Nights 2019

Let’s just come right out and say it: Halloween Horror Nights has continued to get bigger and better with nearly every single year. Part of this progression has had to do with Universal’s continuing acquisition of bigger-name intellectual properties, starting with The Walking Dead in 2012 and arriving now at Stranger Things, which has brought […]

Star Wars: Secrets from the story of Galaxy’s Edge

After 11 comic book issues, four novels, and one short-story anthology, we’ve finally come to the end of Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge publishing program, which endeavors to tie the brand-new theme-park land into the greater Star Wars mythos. And what an interweaving it is – this month’s two books of Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash […]

Us announced for Halloween Horror Nights 2019

Jordan Peele was already a well-known commodity when he wrote and directed his first film, 2017’s horror-tinged Get Out: he served as a long-time cast member on Mad TV, the sketch comedy series, before co-creating and -starring in another, Key & Peele; starring in or showrunning a slew of other television productions – Fargo, The […]

Star Wars: Dok-Ondar’s story REVEALED

Yes, we’ve already received the novel Thrawn: Alliances, which saw Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader be dispatched to the remote world of Batuu on a secret mission for Emperor Palpatine in the final days before the original Star Wars trilogy, and we’ve gotten the young-adult book Pirate’s Price, which contains the fully-fleshed-out backstory of […]

Stranger Things 3 scenes we would like to see at Halloween Horror Nights

We know that Universal opted to kick off this year’s Halloween Horror Nights announcement season with the little nugget that Stranger Things would be returning for the second year in a row. We also know, thanks to posts from Universal’s various attached Twitter accounts, that the vast majority of the haunted house will be devoted […]

4 details from the Epic Universe concept art

Be the first to know more about Epic Universe by signing up for email updates! Yesterday, Universal went ahead and did what all of us were openly hoping for: it revealed its fourth park at its Orlando resort, Epic Universe. The announcement itself didn’t come with a bevy of specifics – there was no talk […]