Best Universal Orlando Restaurants (Insider Advice)

As you might expect, Universal Orlando Resort offers some excellent dining options. Of course, like other Orlando area theme park resorts, it has good and bad dining choices. What are the best Universal Orlando restaurants regarding snacks, quick service, and...

Universal Orlando Resort Park Maps

Universal Orlando Resort Park Maps Start planning your Universal Studios vacation before you arrive.  Download your Universal Orlando Resort Park Maps here and start planning your adventure!  These map are PDF files that you can download prior to your vacation.  If...

Where is Super Mario World?

Where is Super Mario World? Super Mario World was a fantastic game and still is to this day.  That is why Universal has started taking characters from the Nintendo video games and transforming them into theme park rides, attractions, character meet n greets and dining...

Harry Potter Wands: How Much Are Wands at Universal?

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter contains numerous interactive elements. The most popular would be the interactive Wizarding World wands. Are these worth it for your Universal Orlando Resort vacation? How much do the Wizarding World of Harry Potter wands cost to...

Choosing Between Disney vs. Universal for Your Florida Vacation

The Orlando area has become one of the busiest vacation spots in the world. The battle between Disney vs. Universal for your vacation money has led to an incredible increase in travel to the Orlando area. What things do you need to know when choosing between Disney...

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Best Universal Orlando Restaurants (Insider Advice)

Best Universal Orlando Restaurants (Insider Advice)

As you might expect, Universal Orlando Resort offers some excellent dining options. Of course, like other Orlando area theme park resorts, it has good and bad dining choices. What are the best Universal Orlando restaurants regarding snacks, quick service, and...

Universal Orlando Resort Park Maps

Universal Orlando Resort Park Maps

Universal Orlando Resort Park Maps Start planning your Universal Studios vacation before you arrive.  Download your Universal Orlando Resort Park Maps here and start planning your adventure!  These map are PDF files that you can download prior to your vacation.  If...

Where is Super Mario World?

Where is Super Mario World?

Where is Super Mario World? Super Mario World was a fantastic game and still is to this day.  That is why Universal has started taking characters from the Nintendo video games and transforming them into theme park rides, attractions, character meet n greets and dining...

Harry Potter Wands: How Much Are Wands at Universal?

Harry Potter Wands: How Much Are Wands at Universal?

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter contains numerous interactive elements. The most popular would be the interactive Wizarding World wands. Are these worth it for your Universal Orlando Resort vacation? How much do the Wizarding World of Harry Potter wands cost to...

Choosing Between Disney vs. Universal for Your Florida Vacation

Choosing Between Disney vs. Universal for Your Florida Vacation

The Orlando area has become one of the busiest vacation spots in the world. The battle between Disney vs. Universal for your vacation money has led to an incredible increase in travel to the Orlando area. What things do you need to know when choosing between Disney...

Best Universal Orlando Rides

Best Universal Orlando Rides

Universal Orlando Resort presents guests with rides of all types. Which ones are the best Universal Orlando rides? Which ones should you not miss out on? Universal Orlando Resort has grown as a vacation destination over the last ten years. With two theme parks...

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort – Booking

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort – Booking

Stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, the new, 1,800 room hotel at Universal Orlando Resort features value-priced rooms and moderately priced family suites. This hotel is the fourth hotel within Universal Orlando Resort and will evoke the classic, retro-feel of...

REASONS TO VISIT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO FOR MARDI GRAS SEASON

REASONS TO VISIT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO FOR MARDI GRAS SEASON

Universal Orlando boasts some excellent seasonal events. Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) has well-earned being the best fright themed event in world. HHN runs from early September until end of October each year. In the span of a few weeks later, Universal Orlando...

Universal Studios Orlando Parking | Complete Guide

Universal Studios Orlando Parking | Complete Guide

Parking at Universal Orlando Resort.  Yeah parking can be a drag and very confusing if you are driving into Orlando Florida to visit Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure or Volcano Bay.  There are so many options and real real big parking garages to content with....

Universal Orlando Most Awesome Holiday Celebration

Universal Orlando Most Awesome Holiday Celebration

Though I have concerns about their use of the suffix, Universal Orlando declared that the “awesomest celebration” of the season returns this year. This most awesome celebration will present an entire resort-wide 2022 holiday celebration. Universal indicates that this...

Six Reasons to Plan a Universal Orlando Vacation in 2023

Six Reasons to Plan a Universal Orlando Vacation in 2023

A little Universal Orlando History Universal Orlando has grown from a neophyte theme park into a genuine theme park resort strong enough to be a weaker rival to the mighty Walt Disney World. I often compare this situation to Pepsi vs. Coke or Wendy’s vs. McDonald’s....

Insiders Guide to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando

Insiders Guide to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando

Back in 2021, I attended my first Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando. As someone who has owned an annual pass to Universal Orlando in some form for almost ten years, people continue to be surprised I never went. As someone who is not really into horror or...

Top 25 Universal Orlando Resort Tips

Top 25 Universal Orlando Resort Tips

Anytime you ask somehow about their Orlando area theme park vacation, they will be quick to give you advice. So often that advice may not be right for you and/or the procedures have changed again. This resource is designed to cover various important information you...

Insiders Guide To Volcano Bay

Insiders Guide To Volcano Bay

VOLCANO BAY IS BORN In June 2015, Universal Orlando used its controlling power over the waterpark Wet-n-Wild to announce that it would be closing that park December 2016. This seemed like a peculiar move. The move seemed even more confusing when it was announced that...

A Muggle Guide to Butter Beer

A Muggle Guide to Butter Beer

You have decided to take a vacation to the Orlando area. You are going to visit Universal Orlando. You start planning with your travel agent (TA) and they mention that you should have some Butterbeer while you are there. You pretend to know what the TA is referencing...

Why We Love These 8 Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

Why We Love These 8 Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

Back in March 2020, the unthinkable happening for the Orlando area economy. Theme parks were closing for an abundance of caution. This directly led to theme park resorts closing. At Universal Orlando, all their resorts will finally reopen by mid-June 2021. This is...

Complete Guide to Universal Orlando Resorts Premier Hotels

Complete Guide to Universal Orlando Resorts Premier Hotels

You are getting some well-earned vacation time. You decide to stay on-site at Universal Orlando. The resorts options at Universal Orlando Resort, UOR, have expanded dramatically in last seven years going from three resorts to now technically eight. You may find your...

Jurassic World VelociCoaster Opening June 10th

Jurassic World VelociCoaster Opening June 10th

  It’s official: On Thursday, June 10, thrill-seekers will have the opportunity to soar 155 feet in the air and catapult up to 70 mph alongside a ferocious Velociraptor pack as Universal Orlando Resort opens Jurassic World VelociCoaster – Florida’s fastest and...

The Bourne Stuntacular Opens at Universal Orlando Resort

The Bourne Stuntacular Opens at Universal Orlando Resort

The Bourne Stuntacular is now open at Universal Orlando Resort just in time for your Summer vacation. Blog post from Universal Orlando Blog: “HOLY SMOKES! How did they do that AND can I see it again?!” – Me, during my first time seeing The Bourne Stuntacular. Walking...

Hagrid rides into Universal Orlando Resort June 13

Hagrid rides into Universal Orlando Resort June 13

If you are a Harry Potter fan you probably already know that Universal Orlando Resort has not one, but two lands dedicated to Harry Potter.  And now Hagrid invites you to fly with him on his motorcycle  far beyond the grounds of Hogwarts castle on a...

Universal Halloween Horror Nights 2019

Universal Halloween Horror Nights 2019

Guests can purchase a limited-time ticket offer and vacation package for this year’s 2019 Halloween Horror Nights, which runs select nights from September 6th through November 2nd. Some of the most terrifying names in horror will take over Universal...