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Review: WonderWorks Orlando

WonderWorks is possibly the strangest and most intriguing attraction on International Drive. The look of the building itself is enough to draw anyone’s curiosity, as, upon first glance, it seems to literally be upside-down, but there’s much more to the experience than just appearances – this “amusement park for the body and mind” is edutainment […]

The best Orlando water parks

With spring in full swing, some of us are focused on getting our swimsuits ready for summer vacation. If you’re planning a trip to Orlando, chances are you’ve thought about checking out one of the five water parks in the area. But which one is right for you? We break down the best of the […]

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 […]

Skyplex Orlando on International Drive announces new addition to its growing list of thrill rides

Skyplex on International Drive, the massive thrill ride tower complex that is scheduled to start construction later this year, just announced yet another thrill ride to its arsenal, called Sky Jump. The attraction is described as a “free fall” experience where guests are strapped to zipline mechanism 500-feet in the air and “freefall” to the ground. […]

Mako now open at SeaWorld Orlando

Orlando’s tallest, fastest, and longest coaster is now open at SeaWorld. This week, Orlando Informer took on Mako and filmed the result. However, we weren’t interested in doing just another normal ride camera. Our fearless editor Max helped keep things interesting by sharing five facts you might not know about sharks. The attraction is inspired by […]

Enhanced security screening at Universal, Disney, and SeaWorld

All US Universal, Disney, and SeaWorld parks have added additional security measures for the holiday season, in what appears to be a coordinated decision. The security changes include randomly selected secondary screening at all three major Orlando properties. Disney has contracted crowd management and security company CSC to operate metal detectors at all bag check areas. The […]

SkyPlex, world’s tallest roller coaster, approved

Today during a Orange County Board of County Commissioners public hearing, the request to rezone SkyPlex’s development plot to allow for it to be the world’s tallest roller coaster was unanimously approved. SkyPlex will be constructed on International Drive. The session included upwards of 40 comments from citizens, including multiple Universal Orlando representatives. Universal has […]

Top 3 theme park pet peeves

Ever wonder if you’re the only one upset by the rude behaviors of others when you visit a theme park? It seems “Zombie Chris” thought this when he started the topic “What are your trip/theme park pet peeves?“ in the Orlando Informer Community Forums. Ninety-four posts and approximately 40 listed annoyances prove that there are […]

400-foot Stunt Without a Harness

“Never give up,” 36-year-old Nik Wallenda’s tagline, shone through as much as ever as the daredevil took a walk atop The Orlando Eye with no harness on Wednesday. The Orlando Eye is the tallest observation wheel on North America’s east coast, coming in at 400 feet. Opening this upcoming Monday, May 4, the wheel required […]

14 great places to eat, 1 location

If I could give just one dining tip to Orlando visitors, I think I‘d have to go with making Restaurant Row a culinary must-do. Tucked in between the attractions area and the edge of the residential area sits Orlando’s Restaurant Row, a two-mile stretch of Sand Lake Road that is a foodie’s dream come true. […]

Orlando’s most overlooked attraction

Orlando is known for many things, but, until recently, it hasn’t always been known as a culinary destination. Which is a shame – Orlando has lots of unique cuisine to sample and colorful neighborhoods to visit. Thankfully, Orlando Food Tours makes it fun and easy to explore one of the city’s best neighborhoods and try […]

Top 5 I-Drive attractions

It may be the fantasy and thrills of the major theme parks that lure so many vacationers to Orlando, but if that’s as far as your vacation goes, you’re missing out on some of our truly novel amusements. Just outside of Universal and SeaWorld, International Drive (commonly referred to as I-Drive) serves as a playground […]

Top 5 shopping centers in Orlando

If you thought Orlando was all about the mighty theme parks, eating delicious food, and 90-degree temperatures, you’re missing out on a big feature in the world’s number one vacation destination: shopping! Whatever you’re looking for, whether it’s designer clothes, sportswear, electronics, beauty products, or another suitcase to fit all that stuff in, Orlando has […]