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 Turkey and Concerts
Universal Studios Florida continues to host free concerts on Friday, November 27, (Carly Rae Jepsen) and Saturday, November 28, (Daughtry).

 Merry Grinchmas
Our guide to the holidays at Universal Orlando is now completely updated with this year’s details including Macy’s Holiday Parade, Grinchmas, and more. In our guide you’ll find a full overview of all the holiday festivities planned for 2015, as well as insider tips and exclusive planning advice. An early “Merry Grinchmas” from Orlando Informer — now let’s get started planning your holiday visit!

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Orlando Informer Minute - November 23, 2015

Here's what you missed at #UniversalOrlando this past week.Read the stories:

Posted by Orlando Informer on Monday, November 23, 2015
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Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue closes on January 5

Update: 20 days after initially announcing a December 3rd closing date, Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue has been given life for an additional month. The show will now close on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, Universal Orlando Resort officials shared. While the change is described as a result of popular demand, it’s believed that the change has other ulterior […]

Black Friday Universal Orlando 2015 Deal

4-night vacation package from only $89* per adult, per night, tax inclusive. Vacation Package includes: 4-night stay at Rosen Inn International, a Universal Partner Hotel 3-day park-to-park ticket^ Early Park Admission◊ one hour before the theme park opens to one Universal Orlando theme park Access to select live entertainment venues˄˄ at CityWalk Upgrade to Cabana […]

Enter to win a Universal Orlando Gift Card

As Thanksgiving approaches, we wanted to thank our readers for the continuous support we receive on a daily basis. As a token of our appreciation, we’re launching two different contests. We’ll be sending out four (4) $25 Universal Orlando Gift Card, to spend on a few Butterbeers or your next meal at the parks. Your contest entries […]

Disney’s Season of the Force: Worth it or a waste?

Right from day one, when Disney first announced the new Season of the Force event back in August, there was something off between how Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts would be celebrating the event. Whereas Disneyland Park always had the rock-solid date of November 16 for the commencement of the activities, Hollywood Studios received […]

SeaWorld’s 2015 Black Friday deals

SeaWorld Orlando released details today on the return of its highly anticipated “Blue Friday” deals providing shoppers with special pricing on exclusive park experiences and admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark. Blue Friday deals provide the best value to experience SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration and allow the fun to continue throughout 2016, including all of […]

Orlando Informer week in review: November 23, 2015

This week on Orlando Informer: 4 ways SeaWorld is trying to reinvent itself Why Royal Pacific Resort offers the best value for your money Secret Life of Pets coming to Universal Orlando? Last fall concerts at Universal Thanksgiving at Universal Orlando Related posts: Orlando Informer week in review: November 9, 2015 Secret Life of Pets […]

Secret Life of Pets coming to Universal Orlando?

In case you weren’t aware, Universal has been on something of a tear, updating or outright replacing a number of older attractions or unused plots of land with brand-new experiences. This trend has mostly targeted Universal Studios Florida over the past few years, affecting everything from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley […]

In Case You Missed It

6 best photo spots at Islands of Adventure

One of the best things about a Universal Orlando vacation is looking back on the photographs you took while you were at the theme parks. They’re always a great reminder of the wonderful time you had, and that little push to get you planning the next getaway. To make sure you have the very best […]

Riding a Mardi Gras float: Best rush outside of Bourbon Street

Editor’s note: This article was originally published a few years ago, but since nothing has changed we’re republishing this for the Mardi Gras 2015 season. We knew the moment we became Annual Passholders that we would make the most of Mardi Gras event nights at Universal Orlando. Starting off with a bang, we signed up […]

Pandora: The World of Avatar REVEALED

Just because pulling the curtain back on Star Wars Land wasn’t enough for Disney today at its biennial D23 expo, the company went ahead and landed another doozy: offering the first official specifics on Avatar Land, which will be coming to Animal Kingdom starting in 2017 (a second phase is expected to open in ‘18). […]

Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue closes on January 5

Update: 20 days after initially announcing a December 3rd closing date, Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue has been given life for an additional month. The show will now close on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, Universal Orlando Resort officials shared. While the change is described as a result of popular demand, it’s believed that the change has other ulterior […]

Disney’s biggest theme park expansion ever

You are reading an article tagged as a rumor. Read our note from the editor to learn about rumors shared on Orlando Informer. We spoke a few months back about Disney’s plans for Hollywood Studios, which included the much-fabled Star Wars Land taking over all of Echo Lake and Pixar Place (which currently consists of […]

How to make your family fall in love with Universal

My daughter and I could spend every vacation at a theme park. We love the rides, the shopping and the frenzy! However, my husband and son do not share our passion. We have managed a handful of Disney trips as a family, some more successful than others. The kids and I also have season passes […]

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Events at Universal Orlando

These pages cover the current and upcoming annual events at Universal Orlando including Halloween Horror Nights, Ginchmas and the Macy’s Holiday Parade, and Universal Studios’ Mardi Gras!   Use the navigation links to learn more about each event. Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 2015 Halloween Horror Nights. Thanksgiving 2014 at Universal Orlando Thanksgiving at Universal Orlando. […]

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel: Distance from the parks

This page includes information, photo tours, and an HD video of the transportation between Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Universal CityWalk, and the Universal Orlando theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. This page also includes information about the shuttle service from Hard Rock Hotel to SeaWorld, Aquatica (SeaWorld’s water park), and Wet ‘n […]

Camp Jurassic at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Camp Jurassic at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Location Jurassic Park Restrictions None. Like all of Universal Orlando’s kids areas, it has one entrance and one exit. Two sentence insider summary Camp Jurassic is a truly gigantic play area with everything from slides and climbing nets to caves and water cannons – and in my opinion, […]

TWISTER… Ride It Out at Universal Studios Florida

Twister… Ride It Out at Universal Studios Florida. NOTE: This attraction closed on November 2, 2015, in order to make way for Race through New York starring Jimmy Fallon opening in 2017. Location New York. Restrictions and access None; has Express Pass access. Two sentence insider summary Based on the 1996 movie starring Bill Paxton and […]

Breakfast options at Universal CityWalk Orlando

These days, if you want to maximize the value of your theme park dollar by experiencing everything in the parks, it is incredibly important that you get there early. So let’s say you are planning to get your family to Universal Orlando first thing in the morning, but you weren’t able to grab anything to […]

FREE Islands of Adventure 1-day touring plan – accurate & up-to-date

The purpose of this plan is to give families an opportunity to experience nearly everything at Islands of Adventure in one day. This plan is written for guests with and without Express Pass access. If you do have Express Passes, you will likely have more time to make your way from one attraction to the […]