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Welcome to the OI Universal Center!

Prepare to upgrade your adventure to Universal Orlando Resort with our obsessively updated collection of Universal insider information and expert advice.

The OI Universal Center is home to our free next-generation encyclopedia of Universal Orlando vacation-planning information. It contains over 200 pages covering Universal’s theme and water parks, hotels, and more. In addition, we offer our readers six extraordinary advantages over traditional guidebooks and other websites:

  • Nearly same-day updates to our insider information as changes take place in the parks
  • Comprehensive analysis of all construction projects and anticipated resort developments
  • Immersive multimedia, including more than 10,000 full-screen photos and hours of HD video
  • Intense, first-hand coverage of annual events with advice written based on this year’s activities
  • Over a thousand “real guest reviews” of Universal’s theme park attractions and dining venues
  • In-park photo updates broadcast live from Universal Orlando each and every week

Last year, over three million families used our website to plan the perfect vacation and gain complete confidence in their knowledge of the parks. As we now celebrate an even bigger and busier year, we are very proud to take our place as the premier independent resource for guests visiting Universal Orlando Resort.

First-time visitors, please read this page:
How to use our FREE online guide to plan your Universal vacation

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12-month Universal Orlando crowd calendar

How to save on flights to Orlando

The best Orlando theme parks by age group






Insider’s Guide to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter


Annual events at Universal Orlando


Universal Orlando touring plans


Universal Studios Florida – complete guide and history

Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration

Universal’s Superstar Parade


Universal’s Islands of Adventure – the full tour

Marvel Character Dinner


Universal’s Volcano Bay – complete guide and history

Volcano Bay’s TapuTapu – complete guide

Volcano Bay’s Cabana Rentals – complete guide

Volcano Bay Tickets – complete guide

Early Park Admission to Volcano Bay


Epic Universe (coming soon)


Super Nintendo World (coming soon)


Universal CityWalk


On-site hotels at Universal Orlando (general information)



Universal's Islands of Adventure in the evening
Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure in the evening.