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Why Nickelodeon needs to return to Universal

Universal Studios Florida formerly hosted Nickelodeon Studios when the theme park opened in 1990. The studio was used for filming popular shows on the network, such as Double Dare, Nickelodeon GAS, Guts, and Figure It Out. Other scripted shows were also filmed on the soundstages, such as All That, Clarissa Explains It All, and the […]

The soundtrack to your adventure

Anyone who has ever been to Universal Orlando Resort knows the magical feeling of walking in the front turnstiles. The feeling is nearly unexplainable; your happiness is reaching its peak and you have a smile plastered on your face. Once your trip is over, you’re often left with the vacation blues, wishing you were back […]

A stroll down Universal’s memory lane

Universal Orlando is making changes and upgrades on a daily basis. With the Transformers: The Ride, Springfield USA, and Diagon Alley additions just to name a few, the opportunities for new guest enjoyment seem to be endless. But while all of these new additions are surely amazing, many fans are looking back to the past […]

Top five Universal souvenirs under $10

Both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure are wonderful vacation destinations and a trip that you’ll never want to forget. What’s the best way to keep the memories fresh in your mind? There’s always photos, of course, but souvenirs should never be overlooked – and although they can be on the pricey side, there […]

Special Preview of I-Drive 360: Madam Tussauds

Yesterday morning’s media event at I-Drive 360 finally provided the details so many of us have been anxiously awaiting – opening dates, prices, and a look at the famous faces of Madame Tussauds! Let’s get right into it. The Orlando Eye opens After months of watching The Orlando Eye develop and grow to its full […]

Blue Man Group Bluephoria Lounge: Experience VIP treatment and a best-kept secret at Universal

Blue Man Group has been a beloved part of Universal Orlando since 2006, when the former Nickelodeon Studios was revamped into a theater for the immersive experience. Commonly referred to simply as BMG, the show combines music, unconventional instruments, toilet paper, and comedy creating an unparalleled experience, and one of the most unique in Orlando. […]

Which Orlando theme park is best for kids? Here are my picks by age group

Traveling with children of all ages can create a lifetime of memories. While there are many places to travel with kids, Orlando is one of the best. With the wide array of theme parks and attractions, Orlando sets the scene for the perfect vacation destination. Even though this may stand true, many questions can arise […]

Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Orlando: A cherished history & our hope for its return

Universal Studios Florida formerly hosted Nickelodeon Studios when the theme park opened in 1990. The studio was used for filming popular shows on the network such as Double Dare, Nickelodeon GAS, Guts, and Figure It Out. Other scripted shows were also filmed on the soundstages such as All That, Clarissa Explains It All, and the […]

Accessible fun for all ages: Enjoying Universal Orlando with my grandparents

Universal Orlando prides itself in being a family-orientated theme park for all ages. You see their dedication to this mission by hosting attractions and shows for a wide array of age groups, from young children to teens to adults. While I do personally believe anyone can have a great time at Universal Studios Florida and […]

Talking Slime Time Live with Jonah Travick: Sliming, pieing & Gak-filled laughs at Universal’s Nickelodeon Studios

Nickelodeon’s Slime Time Live is fondly remembered by many of us as one of the shows taped live at Nickelodeon Studios, part of Universal Studios Florida theme park, before the studios closed in 2005 (the space eventually became home to Universal’s Blue Man Group show). [youtube_video]X2QekXgGivg[/youtube_video] Many of us also fondly remember co-host Jonah Travick […]

Staying on track in the New Year: How to eat healthy at Universal Orlando Resort

While most of the crowds at Universal Orlando are treating themselves to all of the sweets, fried foods, and large portions they can get their hands on during their vacation, some vacationers still like to watch their calorie intake. Health conscious individuals used to be left with minimal options, but over the years the parks […]

Giordano’s Pizza: The search for Orlando’s best pie ends here

When I was on my first trip to Orlando, I recall begging my mother for pizza. We did the traditional asking around, and we happily got the same answer from multiple people: Giordano’s. After checking out a few quick reviews, we discovered that Giordano’s was mainly based out of the Chicago area and was named […]

The soundtrack to your adventure: Listen to Universal’s Islands of Adventure music right now

Anyone who has ever been to Universal Orlando Resort knows the magical feeling of walking in the front turnstiles. The feeling is nearly unexplainable; your happiness is reaching its peak and you have a smile plastered on your face. Once your trip is over, you’re often left with the vacation blues wishing you were back […]