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Clint has been obsessed with theme parks ever since moving to Florida in the '90s. His knowledge of theme parks expands beyond Orlando, and he enjoys sharing that knowledge with everyone he meets.

5 tallest and fastest roller coasters in Orlando

When it comes to roller coasters, a lot of people sometimes say bigger isn’t better, yet the theme parks, year after year, continue to push the envelope with just how high and how fast their coasters can go. Orlando is home to one of the best collections of roller coasters in the world; the theme […]

Disney World announces “Free Dining” details for 2017

It’s that time of year again. Disney has released details on one of their most popular promotions of the year, the “free” Dining Plan offer. The company made some interesting changes to the promotion this year, possibly making it less of a value if you’re considering it. What’s changed in the 2017 free Dining Plan […]

Episode 89

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Universal Orlando lays out their plans for Christmas festivities in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and a new holiday parade. Dinsey could be changing the resort game with a Star Wars hotel with a story and so much more. SeaWorld reveals new attractions. Tron or Guardians of […]

8 ways to enjoy Star Wars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

With construction coming to a close on Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, all eyes are now set on Star Wars Land, which is scheduled to open in 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The massive expansion will feature an immersive world with two signature attractions for guests to enjoy. With that […]

Disney World details the score for “Happily Ever After”

Wishes Nighttime Spectacular will be officially becoming to an end on May 11 at the Magic Kingdom. A new show, called  “Happily Ever After” will kick off the next day on May 12. Walt Disney World has released a new video showcasing what has gone into creating the score for the this new nighttime spectacular, which […]

RUMOR: Tree of Life Awakenings at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to expand

The Tree of Life Awakenings show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be celebrating one year at the park next month, and according to WDW Magic, the show is rumored to be expanding to other areas of the park. Guests can currently only view the shows on the front side of the tree, which offered viewing areas near […]

New nighttime photos of Pandora: The World of Avatar light up the night

One of the biggest visual aspects of Pandora: The World of Avatar is the bioluminescent plants at night. Bloomberg has released new images of the Animal Kingdom expansion that show off just what guests can expect to see while exploring the alien jungle this summer. Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde and his team had several […]

Disney World details the drinks of Pandora – The World of AVATAR

With just under one month until Pandora – The World of AVATAR opens to the public at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we now have some more details as to what specialty beverages guests will be enjoying this summer at the Satu’li Canteen and Pongu Pongu. The menu will consist of both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, so […]

LEGOLAND Florida teams up Autism Speaks and adds ‘Quiet Rooms,’ No-Wait Passes and more

April is National Autism Awareness Month and LEGOLAND Florida Resort is doing their part by announcing the addition of ‘Quiet Rooms,’ No-Wait Passes and Employee Training to assist guests with Autism Spectrum Disorders. LEGOLAND Florida recently partnered with the North and Central Florida chapter of Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, to better serve […]

New behind the scenes video released about Star Wars Land

Disney just released a new video giving us some new behind the scenes footage from the upcoming Star Wars Land expansion coming to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Disney also released some minor new details about the area where Star Wars Land will take place. When guests enter Star Wars Land, they will be visiting a […]

‘Happily Ever After’ Projection Mapping to be Disney’s most advanced yet

Walt Disney World announced back in February that Magic Kingdom would be discontinuing their nightly “Wishes” fireworks show in return for an all-new show, called “Happily Ever After.” Disney has remained pretty hush-hush about what this replacement will entitle, except for new details which they announced today that talk about just how advanced its projection […]

Disney World to get its own version of Club 33

Club 33, one of the most exclusive and hard-to-get-into establishments in Disney history, is coming to Walt Disney World in the very near future. You may not know much about the venue; not only is it closed off to the public, its entrance is secret – in fact, you’ve probably walked past it at Disneyland […]

Episode 88

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: New patents show new screen-based attractions that could point to a potential Fast & Furious or Mario Kart rides. A leak from a Universal Beijing park map could show the potential layout for Super Nintendo Land. Marc has his plan for the first things to do at Volcano […]

Disney World announces 2017 Night of Joy musical perfomances

Night of Joy is a Christian music concert series that is held every year at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World. The event features some of the top names in Christian music, including gospel, pop, hip-hop and more. Walt Disney World announces the performers for this years event, which happens on September 8-9. […]

RUMOR: TRON Lightcycle Power Run coming to Walt Disney World

This article has been tagged as a rumor. Please read our note from the editor to learn about rumors on Orlando Informer. Tron Lightcycle Power Run, one of the most popular attractions at Shanghai Disneyland, may be coming stateside to Walt Disney World, if current rumors and speculations are true. A lot of these rumors began […]

Tokyo Disney Resort breaks ground on massive expansion

Tokyo Disney Resort and Oriental Land Company have officially broken ground on what they are calling their biggest expansion in history since the opening of Tokyo Disney Sea in 2001. The groundbreaking ceremony came just under one year after the announcement of the new expansion in April of last year. The new expansion will feature a variety […]

Episode 87

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Taylor tasted the food of Volcano Bay and we have the top 6 picks. Jimmy Fallon is in Orlando and we have and update on what he’s doing to promote his new attraction. The first house of HHN 27 revealed and all there is to do at Universal […]

LEGOLAND Beach Retreat officially opens at LEGOLAND Florida Resort

LEGOLAND Florida Resort has officially opened its latest expansion at its resort in the shape of  83 colorful bungalows. Each bungalow features 166 separate rooms that sleep up to five people, including an area just for kids with a bunk bed, trundle bed and privacy curtain, you know, because kids need their alone time too. […]

Disney World announces dates for 2017 Halloween & Christmas Parties

It’s only April and Disney is already thinking about the Headless Horseman and Santa Claus. Walt Disney World announced dates today for both Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties at the Magic Kingdom today. For the first time ever, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will kick off in August, giving families plenty […]

Episode 86

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: All Volcano Bay, all the time. This week we have the info dump you’ve all been waiting for. Learn how APs will work at Volcano Bay and how you can upgrade. Just buying single tickets? We have the pricing and information of that too! Still want more? Well, […]

Jimmy Fallon gets private tour of Race Through New York at Universal Studios Florida

With just days to go until Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon officailly opens at Universal Studios Florida, the man himself, Jimmy Fallon, got his very own private tour of his new attraction by none other than Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative. In the video, Fallon and Woodbury tour the replica of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, including […]

Jimmy Fallon and crew race to Orlando in Tonight Show kickoff video

The Tonight Show kicked off their Orlando shows last night with a video showcasing a familiar scene and car from National Lampoon’s Vacation. Jimmy and his crew, including Steve Higgins, The Roots, and Hashtag the Panda, hoped inside the iconic station wagon from the film and made their way down from New York City to Universal Orlando Resort, only […]

Universal Orlando Resort’s on-site resorts to offer chef-inspired Easter brunches

Four of Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels will be offering a variety of dining options for guests to enjoy an Easter brunch on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. The events will feature food, entertainment, and fun for the whole family to enjoy. Here is what each resort will be offering for guests on Easter Sunday: Easter […]

10 Easter Eggs hidden throughout Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort’s two theme parks are filled with groundbreaking, action-packed rides that leave you wanting more when they’re over with. But what about the fine details and hidden secrets that you miss along that journey? Universal is known for including “Easter Eggs” throughout their attractions and parks for guests to discover throughout their vacation. Some of […]

Disney World adds new enhancements to the My Disney Experience app

Walt Disney World announced today that they are pushing a big update to their My Disney Experience app for guests. The update brings a variety of new features for guests to use while on their vacation, including “My Resort Dashboard,” which takes all of your resort reservation details and streamlines them into one area for the app. […]

Speak like the Na’vi with the Na’vi Translator Device coming to Pandora – The World of AVATAR

Na’vi is a constructed language that is spoken by the Na’vi people that live on the moon of Pandora in James Cameron’s film, Avatar. The language had approximately 1,000 words when the film was released back in 2009, but has now grown to over 2,200 words, thanks to Avatar expanding to other mediums, such as […]

American Horror Story returning to Halloween Horror Nights 27

Universal Orlando Resort just announced that the popular FX show, American Horror Story, will be returning to Halloween Horror Nights. The haunted house will feature content from season two: “Asylum,” season three: “Coven” and season six: “Roanoke.” Some of the highlights from season 2 will include Dr. Arden’s  human “Rasper” experiments and an encounter with serial killer, […]

Disney World relocating some security checkpoints to Ticket & Transportation Center

Walt Disney World announced today that they will be making their biggest change to security checkpoints and metal detectors located at the Magic Kingdom since they introduced them back in 2015. The park will be relocating security checkpoints and metal detectors from just outside the entrance of Magic Kingdom to the Ticket & Transportation Center […]

Disney World releases sneak peek for new “Happily Ever After” fireworks show

Walt Disney World announced back in the beginning of February that their nightly fireworks show, “Wishes” will be replaced later this spring with a new show called “Happily Ever After.” Disney released a special sneak peek of the new theme song that will be featured in the new nightly fireworks show at the park, properly […]

Episode 85

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We have a full report on the food options coming to Volcano Bay. New attraction patents hint towards to future of Harry Potter in the theme parks. New filings reveal Universal’s plans for the Wet n’ Wild plot, and it’s the 7th on-site hotel. More food news with […]

‘The Music of Pixar Live!’ coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World announced today that they will be squeezing in another show at the the Theater of the Stars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The new show will be called “The Music of Pixar Live! A Symphony of Characters,” and will feature a live musical orchestra recreating some of the most popular songs from a variety of […]

Episode 84

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: The Harry Potter nighttime show has been officially announced…for Japan. Marc’s theories on how the Harry Potter theme park rides can continue without the main stars. Volcano Bay has roots in Disney. Volcano Bay food and bar info and more! We answer your questions on: CityWalk restaurants, HHN […]

5 musical scores you’ll remember when visiting the Wizarding World

One of the most memorable experiences from visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the soundtrack that acts as your backdrop as you venture into these mystical lands. Whether walking through the alleyways of Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida or the streets of Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure, the soundtrack from the Harry Potter […]

3 ways How to Train Your Dragon could come to Universal’s theme parks

There is no doubt that How to Train Your Dragon is one of, if not the, best animated films that DreamWorks has ever made. The first movie grossed over $620 million at the worldwide box office, and its sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2, raked in over $490 million. With the first two installments earning […]

New nighttime show coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan

Nighttime in Hogsmeade is about to get a lot more exciting over at Universal Studios Japan as the park just announced today that a new nighttime projection show will be taking place on Hogwarts Castle. Here is a description of the show via press release: The night show in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter […]

BB-8 Meet and Greet debuts at Hong Kong Disneyland

Everyone’s favorite BB unit, BB-8, has officially made his debut at Hong Kong Disneyland in a new meet and greet experience for guests. BB-8 beeps and boops as he interacts with guests, just like the real BB-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens . He is fully articulated as well, moving his head and body. […]

SeaWorld Orlando extends Seven Seas Food Festival to daily operation

SeaWorld Orlando announced today that their new Seven Seas Food Festival is so popular that they’ve moved it from Saturday’s only to daily operation through April 16 to accommodate spring break crowds. Seven Seas Food Festival features over 60 unique dishes from 11 global marketplaces throughout the park. In addition to this, there are a number of […]

New fashion line called ‘The Dress Shop’ coming to Disney Springs

A new clothing line is coming to Disney Springs that will feature dresses and accessories inspired by Disney nostalgia. Called ‘The Dress Shop’, this new line will feature a variety of dresses featuring iconic Disney characters, attractions and more, including the Tower of Terror and the Orange Bird. There will also be a variety of accessories, […]

“March Magic” returning to Disney World with new and old teams

The annual “March Magic” event is returning to Walt Disney World for its fourth year in a row. This fun competition allows fans of fictional Disney-inspired teams can vote for their favorite in hopes that their team makes it all the way to the end of the tournament bracket. Some new teams created for this […]

Take a ride on the new Miss Adventure Falls slide at Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

The new family raft ride, Miss Adventure Falls, is now open at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Walt Disney World has shared a new video showing off the new slide, including some on-ride footage of the ride. In this new attraction, guests follow along with Captain Mary Oceaneer and her ocean treasures she’s discovered over […]

Episode 83

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Taylor has officially rode Race Through New York starring Jimmy Fallon and talked to some of the good folks who worked on the ride. Marc shares his latest article citing 5 Universal rumors we wish came true that cropped up over Marc’s tenure at OI. The future of […]

Disney reveals new Pandora – The World of Avatar details on ABC

Disney released new footage and details from inside Pandora – The World of Avatar on various ABC shows throughout the day. The first segment featured GMA reporter Paula Faris taking viewers for a walk around Pandora with Avatar film Producer Jon Landau. The video gave us our first look at the all-new Flight of Passage attraction, […]

New details released about Star Wars: Galactic Nights happening at Hollywood Studios

Disney revealed more details today about Star Wars: Galactic Nights, their upcoming seperate ticketed event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The event will run for one night on April 14, which for those of you taking notes, is also the same weekend as the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. During the event, guests will be able to […]

Disney to reveal new Pandora – The World of Avatar details on ABC

Disney World announced today that ABC will be revealing more details about the upcoming Pandora – The World of Avatar expansion at Animal Kingdom throughout the day on March 9. “Good Morning America” will feature a sneak peek at the all new expansion including a first-ever look at Flight of Passage, the new attraction within […]

Could wireless charging be coming soon to Disney World?

In a rather interesting post on the Disney Research website, a new technology called quasistatic cavity resonance, or QSCR for short, is being developed by Disney to allow for wireless charging of your mobile devices. According to Disney Research, the new technology will allow structures such as cabinets, rooms, and warehouses to generate quasistatic magnetic fields that […]

How Nintendo and the new Switch could be part of Nintendo Land

With Super Nintendo World coming to Universal Studios Japan by 2020 and other Universal theme parks in the near future, how could Universal and Nintendo possibly integrate the new Nintendo Switch or any of their up-and-coming consoles into the theme parks? One of the biggest interactive activities that Universal has going on right now are […]

Disney World reveals Pandora – The World of AVATAR food and drink

Walt Disney World continues to release new information almost daily about the new Pandora – The World of Avatar expansion coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Today, we got a first-look at some of the food and drink options coming to this new area. Satu’li Canteen Satu’li Canteen will be the healthy eating option inside Pandora […]

Episode 82

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Taylor buys Marc. Race Through New York Staring Jimmy Fallon starts soft opening and Taylor rode it. HHN 27 news begins with the dates for this year’s event. The potential for Universal parks. And robot servants begin testing at Cabana Bay beach resort. We answer your questions on: […]

New Caribbean Carnaval event coming to Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

A new event is coming to Loews Sapphire Falls Resort called Caribbean Carnival. The new event celebrates the culture and food of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad. Attendees will be able to sample authentic Caribbean cuisine and participate in song and dance native to the Caribbean Islands, all at at Cayman Court at Loews Sapphire Falls […]

La Nouba to have final performance in December at Disney Springs

Walt Disney World announced today that the Cirque du Soleil La Nouba show will have its final performance at Disney Springs on December 31, 2017. The show made its debut almost 20 years ago at Downtown Disney in 1998. “We are incredibly proud of the success that La Nouba has had for nearly two decades,” said […]