Win a trip for 4 in Universal’s new “An Extraordinary Year to be Here” sweepstakes

Win a trip for 4 in Universal’s new “An Extraordinary Year to be Here” sweepstakes

Win a trip for 4 in Universal’s new “An Extraordinary Year to be Here” sweepstakes


Universal Orlando - share your story and win.

Looks like the folks at Universal like my OI Share idea (, because they’ve come up with their own version:

This year, Universal Orlando® Resort will debut more adventure, excitement, laughter and awe-inspiring moments than ever before. With something spectacular for everyone in your family, 2012 is the year to be here.

And now, we’re offering you FIVE separate chances to win a vacation for 4 to experience it all, with a new sweepstakes period and winner chosen every 2 weeks! Enter for your first chance now through April 8.

Just Share Your Story telling us why you can’t wait to visit this year and what you can’t wait to see, for your chance to win.

Share your story at

Share your story on Universal’s Facebook Page

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What’s new at Universal in 2012

You haven’t heard why 2012 is the #YearToBeHere at Universal Orlando Resort? To start, they’ve updated their Blue Man Group show, upgraded the ever-popular Spider-Man ride, and opened a mini golf course at CityWalk. Then in just a few short weeks Universal will be introducing their first daytime parade, an all-new evening lagoon show, and their newest attraction: Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. To stay up-to-date on the very latest dates for openings, closings, and ride refurbs, we recommend that you bookmark this page:

Attraction refurbishments, openings & closings

We’ve also got tons of information about the new attractions. Follow any of these links to learn more:

The new Blue Man Group show – OI Blog review

Hollywood Drive-In Golf

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man

Universal’s Superstar Parade

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

Here is the latest video I shot of the USF lagoon and the new water projector systems that have been installed. The small structure you see at the beginning of the video is the “command center” for the nighttime event.



I want to win even more stuff!

Finally, if you are look for even more ways to win, don’t forget to enter our very own $228 Universal Orlando gift card giveaway!

Taylor Strickland Taylor Strickland is the Owner & Publisher at Orlando Informer, the internationally awarded independent resource for guests visiting Orlando. In this position, he leads the website's overall direction and day-to-day operations, working with a team of writers, editors, developers, and producers.

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