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Universal Orlando: Rides for larger guests

Like many in the traveling public, I fall into the category of the obese. Despite the label, I’m a very healthy guy (per my family’s doctor) who absolutely loves the Orlando theme parks, including Universal Orlando Resort. Unfortunately, not all attractions are equally accessible to all body types. If you consider yourself a larger person, […]

Owning Valentine’s Day at Universal Orlando

Like we explained yesterday in another post, Valentine’s Day is a hard holiday. The expectation, the hurdles, the trouble – it can be incredibly overwhelming for even the most well-intentioned person. Fortunately, out of all of the Central Florida hotspots, Universal Orlando Resort makes it incredibly easy to “win” Valentine’s Day. What makes Universal Cupid’s […]

7 ways to have a magical Valentine’s Day at Disney World

February 14th – arguably one of, if not the, most contentious commercial holidays around. If you’re in a relationship, it’s a day filled with expectation and pressure; if you’re single, it’s a day of irritation and bitterness. Regardless of what side of the rose you fall on, though, you can still have an amazing day. […]

3 BIG reasons why I love Universal Orlando

Editor’s note: special thanks to OI reader – and superfan – Maggie Self for submitting the following article to us. When did you first fall in love? I mean fall in love with a theme park, that is! For me, it was in April 1993, when I went on my senior class trip to Florida. […]

The Thirsty Fish at Portofino Bay Hotel – review, photo gallery

The Thirsty Fish at Portofino Bay Hotel, one of the six on-site hotels at Universal Orlando Resort, is a small cafe-style lounge that sits at the bay’s edge. It features wine, beer, cocktails, and a small menu of items for snacking. As I mentioned in my review of Royal Pacific Resort’s Orchid Court Sushi Bar, […]