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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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New Incredible Hulk Coaster entrance

Episode 45

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss the reveal of the new Incredible Hulk Coaster story, ride vehicles, queue, and more, Toothsome’s name change, Volcano Bay construction, and Universal’s transportation hub.

We answer your listener questions such as Hulk’s restraints and express at Halloween Horror Nights.

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Episode 43

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Universal Orlando character meet and greets, The Exorcist is coming to Halloween Horror Nights, a new rumored themed bar coming to Disney World, and more!

We answer your listener questions like if there’s any updates on Ministry of Magic and expansion at Universal Studios Florida.

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre at Halloween Horror Nights 26

Episode 42

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: 4 changes coming to the Wizarding World, Skull Island’s new food stand, the first house at HHN 26, and Annual Pass price increase.

We answer your listener questions, like what we think will be at Nintendo land and if there’ll be a big Fantastic Beasts movie premiere at Universal.

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Episode 41

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We’re joined by OI developer George Reason to discuss the latest feature to launch on Orlando Informer, we discuss Disney’s new upcharge events, and all of Universal’s on-site hotel pools.

We answer your listener questions, like maintenance on Universal rides and HHN.

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Episode 40

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Honeymooning at Universal, Marvel developments, Mako’s opening date, and information on Photo Connect.

We answer a special voicemail listener question, and questions about Toothsome, Volcano Bay, SeaWorld, Disney, and more!
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Episode 39

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss the history and details of CityWalk’s Margaritaville, the food and drinks of the Wizarding World, and the recently revealed Skull Island: Reign of Kong creatures.

We answer your listener questions, like if we think Volcano Bay will be included in your annual pass next year.

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Skull Island Reign of Kong RV

Episode 38

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss the drivers of your expedition through Skull Island, SeaWorld’s last generation of killer whales, early park admission at Universal, and more.

We answer your listener questions like when Universal will add more thrill rides and if we could ever see Ghostbusters returning.

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Toothsome Chocolate Factory Rendering

Episode 37

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast we discuss the history of Universal, their latest restaurant announcement, and speculate on a possible opening date for Reign of Kong.

We answer your listener questions, like which area of the parks we think is next to be replaced.
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Episode 36

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Tips and tricks for navigating Mardi Gras, SeaWorld whale deteriorating health, and a possible NBA City replacement.

We answer your listener questions, such as if there’s a discounted Universal ticket for guests prone to motion sickness.

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Episode 35

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss the latest Universal rumors, holiday celebrations, seasonal pricing at Disney, and Q-Bot at Universal.

We answer your listener questions, like if Halloween Horror Nights will be at both parks this year.

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Crowds at Universal Orlando

Episode 34

This week on the Orlando Informer podcast, we discuss our new crowd calendar, Shanghai Disneyland’s negative impacts, StarWars Land details, and listener Kendall joins us to talk about planning a trip to Universal.

We answer your listener questions, such as when is the best time to book an on-site hotel room.

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Episode 32

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Trevor Aydelotte joins us to talk photography at theme parks, we discuss the latest earnings report from Disney and Universal, and explain a new deal being offered at Sapphire Falls.

We answer your listener questions, such as having breakfast in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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Butterbeer Fudge

Episode 31

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we introduce you to California Informer, recap A Celebration of Harry Potter, talk about Butterbeer fudge, and Disney news.

We answer your listener questions, including if E.T. will be replaced any time soon.

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Episode 30

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss the 7 things to know when visiting the theme parks during the slow season, latest Universal Orlando rumors, and A Celebration of Harry Potter.

We answer your listener questions, including if Revenge of the Mummy will be updated because of the upcoming Mummy reboot.

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Episode 29

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss new details about Star Wars Land, transportation at Volcano Bay, new Secret Life of Pets details, the possibility of Diagon Alley coming to the west coast, and more closures at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

We answer your listener questions, including the best/must do restaurants at Universal Orlando.

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Episode 28

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss which Universal attractions should go and which attractions should stay, Disney’s drone patents, and Fun Spot’s new development plan.

We answer your listener questions, including why attractions like Escape from Gringotts don’t have express access.

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Episode 27

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss the concert lineup and details for Mardi Gras 2016, a new description shared by Universal for Skull Island, and rumors of Universal’s land deal being complete.

Correction: During the final segment of the show, we discuss the recent stabbing at Universal. The suspect was fired by the owner of the company, not the victim. The suspect told the owner he would attack the company’s best artist.

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Episode 26

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss new security enhancements, including metal detectors, at all major Orlando parks and a new variety of Butterbeer coming to Universal.

We answer your listener questions such as wifi at the parks, if Osborne lights would ever come to Universal, and Fun Spot’s future.

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Episode 25

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss new additions coming in 2016 to Universal Orlando, changes coming to Diagon Alley, rumors of Universal Hollywood expansion, and Nintendo Land possibly being delayed.

We answer your listener questions such as what’s inside the Islands of Adventure lighthouse and when we’ll learn more details about Mardi Gras 2016.

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Episode 23

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss a new prop shop that’s opened at Universal Studios, Beetlejuice’s closing date being rescheduled, and Universal’s recently added street shows.

We answer your listener questions such as where to get breakfast at Universal Orlando Resort.

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Episode 22

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we debate the rumors of the Secret Life of Pets coming to Islands of Adventure, learn about all of the offerings coming to Disney’s Season of the Force, and a Walking Dead attraction being manufactured.

We answer your listener questions such as what the parks are like around Valentine’s Day.

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Universal's Volcano Bay water theme park

Episode 21

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we discuss problems with Halloween Horror Nights, the possible parking situation at Volcano Bay, and new details regarding Disney’s upcoming attractions.

We answer your listener questions such as the opening date for Avatar land.

 
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Episode 20

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: major announcements from SeaWorld, holidays at Universal Orlando, and the possibility of Fantastic Beasts coming to the parks.

We answer your listener questions such as if we’ve ever been to the parks together and what we think Universal will do with the Wet n’ Wild plot.

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Episode 18

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: NBC Sports Grill & Brew’s opening red carpet event, restaurant overview, and Orlando Informer contributor Maureen joins us to talk about her recent trip to Disney World.

We answer your listener questions including our favorite treats at the park and when the next Orlando Informer meetup will be.

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Episode 14

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss the Halloween Horror Nights 25 media preview, Disaster closing, and the Incredible Hulk Coaster going down for refurbishment.

We answer your listener questions such as if you should try Horror Nights, Oktoberfest style duff beer, and what we’re most looking forward to at HHN 25.

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Episode 13

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss Konami possibly coming to Universal, Halloween Horror Night’s full lineup, Cabana Bay expanding, and NBA City’s replacement.

We answer your listener questions such as Universal for adults, the best time to visit in August, and more!

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Episode 12

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss Fast & Furious coming to Universal Studios, Toy Story and Pandora coming to Disney World, and a new Horror Nights dinner experience.

We answer your listener questions such as if we’ll ever see an HHN feature movie, Universal’s future plans, Lord of the Rings coming to Universal, and the craziest rumors we’ve ever heard.

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Episode 10

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss Star Wars, Scream possibly coming to Horror Nights, and A Celebration of Harry Potter being announced.

We answer your listener questions such as what to try at the Hard Rock, races at Universal, and when NBC Sports Grill & Brew will open.

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Episode 9

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss classic Universal commercials, rumors of a third Universal theme park, and The Walking Dead returning to HHN 25.

We answer your listener questions including Three Broomsticks versus Leaky Cauldron, DoubleTree being up for sale, and eating during Halloween Horror Nights.

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Episode 8

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss new Sapphire Falls details, Universal’s on-site hotel reclassification, potential Wet n’ Wild replacements, and a Halloween Horror Nights sweepstakes.

We answer your listener questions including rising ticket prices, sending mail from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, honeymoons at Universal, and more!

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Episode 7

This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss new Shanghai Disneyland details, Insidious coming to Halloween Horror Nights 25, and the Marvel Experience possibly closing.

We answer your listener questions including what Universal movies we’d like to see be made into a ride, details about Shutterbuttons, Universal Hollywood’s Hogsmeade, if Bill & Ted is worth seeing for foreign guests, and more!

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