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 COVID-19 closure
Universal has announced that all three of its Universal Orlando parks will be closed from March 16 to, at least, April 19. Both CityWalk and the hotels are also closed. For the full rundown on the coronavirus situation, please see our continuously updated write-up.

 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 Epic Universe’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.

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Where to go for the best seafood in Orlando

What’s a vacation in Florida without some great seafood? The Sunshine State is surrounded by water and is supplied with ample varieties of fresh fish, shellfish, and more. Throughout Orlando, you can find restaurants serving up fresh and delicious seafood. Take it from a local – these are the best restaurants to catch some fresh […]

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon vs. Disney’s Blizzard Beach

Walt Disney World Resort is home to two distinctly different water parks: Typhoon Lagoon (which opened in 1989) offers a lush, tropical atmosphere, while Blizzard Beach (1995), on the other hand, is an immersive storytelling experience about what happens when a freak blizzard creates a Florida ski resort on the meltdown. It can be hard […]

Jason Bourne’s story explained

When The Bourne Identity was released in theaters in 2002, it heralded a whole new era in action filmmaking, shifting the focus from big, over-the-top set pieces (perhaps most perfectly exemplified by the Matrix trilogy) to smaller, more subtle sequences, with a particular emphasis on practical stunts and handheld, docu-style cinematography (as most effectively seen […]

How and when to tip at Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World

One of the many things that makes an Orlando vacation so wonderful is the excellent service offered at Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World Resorts. Often, the service you receive throughout your visit can make or break your vacation – and when you experience excellent service, you may want to reward it by providing a […]

Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and LEGOLAND close due to COVID-19

The state of affairs surrounding a novel coronavirus and the respiratory disease it causes has been rapidly evolving over the course of the past four months; called COVID-19 (an abbreviation for “coronavirus disease 2019”), it first appeared in China in December 2019, most likely at the Huanan seafood and live animal market in Wuhan, and […]

6 best rides at Universal Orlando Resort

It’s the oldest debate among any group of theme-park fans – what rides are the best? Being a geek who wears a few professional hats on the matter, it’s something I’ve wondered about my favorite resort – Universal Orlando – and it’s come to a point that I want some answers for myself and for […]

Review: Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

There are two ways to look at Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. On the one hand, it’s the new flagship attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, replacing The Great Movie Ride after its 28-year run at the heart of the park. This makes it the capstone of a six-year-long overhaul project at Hollywood Studios, which has […]

First look: Cirque du Soleil’s Drawn to Life

When Cirque du Soleil announced that it was ending its famous La Nouba show at Walt Disney World Resort after 19 years (and 9,000 performances!) back in December 2017, many were left scratching their heads and wondering what could possibly be next; a nearly-two-decade run would, of course, necessitate a refresh of some sort, but […]

Get cultured at the Orlando Museum of Art

As someone who has been surrounded by it my whole life, I can tell you that Orlando is an overlooked hub of art and culture. Sure, we’re known best for our weather and world-class theme parks, but those with keen eyes can see the arts alive throughout our city via projects like the decorated electrical […]

How to save time with Disney’s mobile order

Time is precious, and vacation time is even more so. Orlando’s theme parks have made strides to help their guests save time, and both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resorts have a great tool to do so when it comes to eating: mobile ordering. In fact, Disney pioneered this experience and has lead the way […]

6 must-try sweets and treats at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort is constantly evolving its attractions, experiences, and, most importantly (arguably), its desserts. These aren’t your average desserts, either – Universal dreams up the wildest flavors and combinations of goodies to bring unique character to each of its lands and destinations. The best part? Hustling around theme parks all day is the perfect […]

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 […]

Featured Stories

Jason Bourne’s story explained

When The Bourne Identity was released in theaters in 2002, it heralded a whole new era in action filmmaking, shifting the focus from big, over-the-top set pieces (perhaps most perfectly exemplified by the Matrix trilogy) to smaller, more subtle sequences, with a particular emphasis on practical stunts and handheld, docu-style cinematography (as most effectively seen […]

How and when to tip at Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World

One of the many things that makes an Orlando vacation so wonderful is the excellent service offered at Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World Resorts. Often, the service you receive throughout your visit can make or break your vacation – and when you experience excellent service, you may want to reward it by providing a […]

6 best rides at Universal Orlando Resort

It’s the oldest debate among any group of theme-park fans – what rides are the best? Being a geek who wears a few professional hats on the matter, it’s something I’ve wondered about my favorite resort – Universal Orlando – and it’s come to a point that I want some answers for myself and for […]

Review: Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

There are two ways to look at Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. On the one hand, it’s the new flagship attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, replacing The Great Movie Ride after its 28-year run at the heart of the park. This makes it the capstone of a six-year-long overhaul project at Hollywood Studios, which has […]

First look: Cirque du Soleil’s Drawn to Life

When Cirque du Soleil announced that it was ending its famous La Nouba show at Walt Disney World Resort after 19 years (and 9,000 performances!) back in December 2017, many were left scratching their heads and wondering what could possibly be next; a nearly-two-decade run would, of course, necessitate a refresh of some sort, but […]

Get cultured at the Orlando Museum of Art

As someone who has been surrounded by it my whole life, I can tell you that Orlando is an overlooked hub of art and culture. Sure, we’re known best for our weather and world-class theme parks, but those with keen eyes can see the arts alive throughout our city via projects like the decorated electrical […]

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 […]