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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 91

Episode 91

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: The Shining is leaked as the latest house for Halloween Horror Nights 27; what elements from the film will it include? Pandora opens its gates to the press, what new information have we learned? Driver-less transportation could be coming to Walt Disney World, what would you use it for?

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 90

Episode 90

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Star Wars land gets more immersive, cast member costumes shown off for Pandora and more details revealed. We pit Universal Studios Florida vs Islands of Adventure for which park should get your one-day ticket.

We answer your questions on: Halloween Horror Nights 27, vacation packages, Dragon Challenge, our favorite rides, SeaWorld and more.

OI Podcast Episode 89

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 the Galaxy could be invading a Disney theme park soon, and Mike isn’t happy about it.

Your questions on: Future of coasters at Universal. theme park attached resorts, best time to visit and your live questions.

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OI Podcast Episode 88

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 Bay.

We answer your questions on: SeaWorld Orlando, Cocktail pool cups, Express passes, Pandora and more.

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OI Podcast Episode 87

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 for Easter.

We answer your questions on: Kid’s suites, best resort for HHN, Dragon Challenge and many more.

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OI Podcast Episode 86

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, we have all the upgrade possibilities inside the Waturi home of Volcano Bay.

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OI Podcast Episode 85

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 weird food of Pandora and more.

We answer your questions on: Jurassic Park, Volcano Bay, Rivers of Light and more.

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OI Podcast Episode 84

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 tickets, Fast & Furious, Animal Kingdom and more.

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OI Podcast Episode 83

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 VR in the theme parks. The deep backstory of Volcano Bay has been revealed and more.

We answer your questions on: Best on-site hotels, Hollywood vs. Orlando, Dragon Challenge and more including your Live questions.

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OI Podcast Episode 81

Episode 81

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We answer your top Volcano Bay questions. Including ticket options, annual passes, and transportation. We have several potential options for new experiences at CityWalk that Universal is surveying. We have a maybe not so crazy rumor about a gondola system being built by Disney and more.

We answer your questions on: Cabana Bay tower rooms, Universal expansions, Volcano Bay lines and more!

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Episode 80

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Disney has released opening dates for Pandora: the World of Avatar and Star Wars land, Marc has 4 ways Harry Potter has influenced Pandora, We have a first look at how TapuTapu will work, Taylor has the latest on Jimmy Fallon, Free parking coming to CityWalk after 6pm, Taylor has tips for Universal’s Mardi Gras event.

We answer your questions on: Volcano Bay, Mardi Gras and more!

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Orlando Informer Podcast 79

Episode 79

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Marc brings his article on 11 attractions coming in 2017 and beyond, we talk about 3 of them. Taylor has a full recap on the 2017 A Celebration of Harry Potter. Disney has a new patent to track your emotions and Wet n’ Wild land clearing could cost over $3 million.

We answer your questions on: costumes during HHN, wheelchairs in the park, return time tickets and more including a ton of your live questions.

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 78

Episode 78

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Marc brings his article on 3 ways Universal can expand in the style of their Harry Potter expansions. Volcano Bay has an official opening date and we talk about the huge media event. We have some theories about Universal’s 7th on-site hotel and more.

We answer your questions on: E.T.’s pre-show video, Volcano Bay, Annual Passes and your live questions.

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 77

Episode 77

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We have the latest news on Universal’s Mardi Gras event including the musical acts and the 6 new floats! New actors have been announced for A Celebration of Harry Potter. Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon has an opening date. Universal is making your face a MagicBand?

We answer your questions on A Celebration of Harry Potter, The Lost Continent, resort pools and more.

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 76

Episode 76

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade could soon be home to a new nighttime show. Meet AL, our new vacation planning robot and probably our replacements one day. Orlando Informer’s top 9 stories of 2016 and more.

We answer your questions on: Jurassic Park, more Jurassic Park, Toothsome and more including your live questions.

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 75

Episode 75

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We talk about 2017, because 2016 sucked. We talk about the headlining new additions coming to Universal Orlando. Wet n Wild will be closing its doors as the new year rolls in, we talk about that. Taylor breaks down all the different ways to spend New Year’s Eve all around the Universal Orlando Resort.

We answer your questions on Disaster, Dragon Challenge, Super Nintendo World, Harry Potter shopping bags, space at Universal and your live questions.

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 74

Episode 74

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We get into a heated debate over things Universal needs to do to make itself a “world class resort” or if it already is one. The Secret Life of Pets parade float debuts in Universal’s Superstar Parade. Bob Marley: a Tribute to Freedom is our pick for best overlooked at Universal this week.

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 73

Episode 73

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Super Nintendo World is revealed for Universal Studios Japan, giving us the first concept art. New patents reveal what could be potential future attractions at Universal theme parks. A SeaWorld park is coming to Abu Dhabi and more.

We answer your questions on a Mario Kart attraction and your live questions.

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Episode 72

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We recap what Universal did right and wrong in 2016. California Informer has the scoop on 3D being removed from the Forbidden Journey in Universal Studios Hollywood. We have new details on Christmas events in USJ’s Wizarding World. Back in Orlando, we go over all the things to do for Christmas.

We answer your questions on: Nintendo Land, Marathon weekend, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and your live questions.

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 71

Episode 71

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Universal drops a new video about Nintendo Land which doesn’t give a lot of information but leaves us a lot to talk about. Taylor recaps his time at SeaWorld’s Christmas press event. Return time tickets appear at Shrek 4-D. Marc submits Pat O’Brien’s as a hidden gem at Universal Orlando.

We answer your questions on: E.T., Jurassic Park entertainment, expansions, and more.

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 70

Episode 70

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Marc shares ideas for how the Fantastic Beasts films can be brought to Universal’s theme parks. Taylor recaps this year’s IAAPA. The Secret Life of Pets joins Universal’s Superstar Parade. Disney is testing in-park cabanas for a crazy amount of money. How to do Thanksgiving right at Universal Orlando and more.

We answer your questions on early entry touring plans, Hot Butterbeer, and more!

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 69

Episode 69

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We break down ticket pricing and how to get into Volcano Bay. Universal Orlando implementing seasonal pricing on all 1-day tickets. Forbidden Journey will be going down for 18 days, find out when and why. The Wizarding World in Universal Studios Japan will be getting some Christmas events this year, will they be coming to Orlando as well?

We answer your questions on: CityWalk restaurants, Mardi Gras, Annual Pass benefits, and much more.

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 68

Episode 68

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Universal unveils their latest on-site hotel, Aventura Hotel. We talk about its location, theming, pricing and more. Marc shares his article on potential replacements for Dragon Challenge if rumors become reality. We have some clarifications on the team member death at Men in Black. Some new casting announcements for Fantastic Beasts 2 and more.

We answer your questions on: Volcano Bay, Barney, discount HHN merchandise, and more.

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 67

Episode 67

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We have breaking news on Volcano Bay. Find out about the headliner ride through the volcano, queue-less wait system, and more. Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon has been detailed and we have them all right here including the first look at the facade. Universal Studios Beijing is gearing up, hear why you should be keeping an eye on its construction. We discuss new rumors on the fate of the Dragon Challenge.

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 66

Episode 66

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: A new competitor could be entering the Orlando theme park game as land acquisitions near the Artegon Marketplace lead to many questions. A ride in Star Wars land could have riders exit and reboard their ride vehicle. How could this concept work? HHN 26 officially adds extra days, Universal Japan to add a Minions land and much more.

We answer your questions on Volcano Bay, hotel reservations and more!

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 65

Episode 65

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Halloween Horror Nights 26 is most likely being extended to an additional weekend. Fantastic Beasts’ impact on Universal Orlando.

We answer your listener questions including Halloween Horror Nights and Coke Freestyle.

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 64

Episode 64

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Hurricane Matthew hits Orlando, we talk about how the theme parks reacted. Taylor reviews HHN 26, hear his best and worst houses. The Death Eater Attack debuts in The Wizarding World Japan, how will the new entertainment influence stateside events?

We answer your questions on getting around Orlando without a car, Halloween Horror Night’s Repository and more, including a rapid-fire trip report from Mike.

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 62

Episode 62

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: The first commercial for HHN 26 has been released. Orlando Informer has the scoop on all the HHN 26 merchandise. The victims of the Pulse shootings receive a memorial window in Universal Studios Florida. Toothsome Chocolate Emporium has an official opening date, but has service improved?

We answer a bunch of your HHN 26 questions and more.

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 61

Episode 61

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Universal surprises us with increased pricing on APs and added benefits. The Orlando theme parks work together again to provide free insect repellent as a precaution against the Zika virus. A new patent application from Universal hints at future attractions becoming more like video games with rider input. Toothsome being sued? Disney’s MagicBands becoming MagicPucks?

We answer your questions on happy hour, shuttles to Busch Gardens and more!
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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 60

Episode 60

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Toothsome Chocolate Emporium has started previews at Universal’s CityWalk. Taylor recaps his brave mission to acquire shakes, sweets, and savory delights. Details have been revealed for 2017’s A Celebration of Harry Potter event. Find out the dates and what, if anything, is new this year.

We answer your questions on HHN RIP tours, which parks to hit for early admission and attraction malfunctions and evacuations.

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Orlando Informer Podcast 59

Episode 59

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: The American Horror Story house has finally been revealed for this year’s HHN. A new virtual reality experience is coming to HHN called the ‘Repository’. Toothsome Chocolate Emporium had begun team members previews, what we know about the food and theming inside. The latest on a rumor about Dragon Challenge inside of Hogsmeade.

We answer a ton of your questions live in the chat!

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 58

Episode 58

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Special Halloween events are announced for Universal Studios in Japan. We talk about what this could potentially mean for stateside Harry Potter lands. We have the latest on the new original houses and scare zones announced for HHN 26.

We answer your questions about Sapphire Falls, HHN and the Hulk reopening.

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 57

Episode 57

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: The Incredible Hulk finally reopens to guests at Islands of Adventure. Krampus is the latest house announced for Halloween Horror Nights 26, Taylor recaps his Universal Orlando media day, Typhoon Lagoon responds to Volcano Bay with a new attraction.

We answer your questions on transportation from MCO, rum tastings and much more!

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 56

Episode 56

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We have updates on the latest changes around Universal Orlando. Latest rumors for upcoming HHN 26 announcements, The Hulk begins testing with real live people, Toothsome’s walls are down and Guardians of the Galaxy takes over the Tower of Terror at DCA.

We answer your questions on Express Pass, Disney Quest and more!

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 55

Episode 55

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Pokémon Go and how it could be the future of theme parks, Taylor has an extensive rundown of the newly opened Sapphire Falls resort, Skull Island: Reign of Kong is now, finally, officially open and new information on the scope of Nintendo Land at Universal.

We answer your questions on food allergies in the parks, what attractions will be open with HHN this year and more!

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 54

Episode 54

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Halloween is announced for HHN 26, CityWalk was temporarily shut down for a suspicious package, An update on new theming outside Toothsome Chocolate Emporium, Secret Life of Pets scores big at the box office and Universal rebrands their photo service to ‘My Universal Photos’.

We answer your questions on the future of Universal Orlando Resort, a very special voicemail from Derek Burgan and more.

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Orlando Informer Podcast Episode 53

Episode 53

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Taylor visits a new VR experience for the Hulk coaster, menu changes at Universal restaurants, a Secret Life of Pets store opens in Toon Lagoon, we talk rumors of a 6th on-site Universal hotel.

We answer your questions about Terminator replacements and more.

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

Episode 51

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss the new Frozen ride at Epcot, ranked the attractions in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and discuss the Volcano Bay announcement.

We answer your questions about Nickelodeon at Universal and more.

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Chance the Clown, the icon of Halloween Horror Nights 26

Episode 50

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Chance is the icon of HHN 26, Mako opens at SeaWorld, Macy’s Holiday Parade returning.

We answer your listener questions like why doesn’t the park stay open later and merchandise at CityWalk.
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Episode 49

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss The Walking Dead returning to Halloween Horror Nights 26 and the Skull Island: Reign of Kong construction walls coming down.

We answer your listener questions about Halloween Horror Nights, opening dates, and more!

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Episode 48

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss why Diagon Alley may never be repeated, seasonal pricing coming to Universal, Toothsome’s live actors, and Sapphire Falls.

We answer your listener questions such as the opening date for the new Incredible Hulk.
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Episode 47

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss Revenge of the Mummy, a possible delay for Skull Island: Reign of Kong, Hulk beginning testing, and the most overrated attractions at Universal.

We answer your listener questions like the dispatch time for the Hogwarts Express.

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King Kong in Skull Island: Reign of Kong

Episode 46

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss Downtown Orlando, the new King Kong animatronic footage, plastic annual passes turning to Universal, Universal Japan’s change in expansion plans, and eating at CityWalk for lunch.

We answer your listener questions about The JAWS Ride, hear from a listener who left us a peculiar voicemail, and more!

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