OrlandoInformer

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Dan is a former Universal Orlando team member, entrepreneur, guest service advocate, and the OI guy who has one simple career goal: helping families plan the most amazing Universal Orlando vacations possible! Originally from St. Paul, MN, Dan now lives in Ocoee, FL (on the edge of Orlando) with his wife Rosie and their daughters Noa and Isla.

Orlando Informer Weekly Dispatch: December 14 – 20, 2014

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OI Daily Updates Greetings, vacation planners! Prepare to UPGRADE YOUR ADVENTURE to Universal Orlando with our Weekly Dispatch. This is a summary of all the latest Universal news and activity on our site. Please note that these updates are listed from newest to oldest: 12/20 - Now through January 3, both Universal parks are opening at 8:00am for general admission, 7:00am for Early Park Admission. The holiday crowds are here too, with all days between now and the end of the year marked as … [Read more...]

Orlando Informer Weekly Dispatch: December 7 – 13, 2014

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OI Daily Updates Greetings, vacation planners! Prepare to UPGRADE YOUR ADVENTURE to Universal Orlando with our Weekly Dispatch. This is a summary of all the latest Universal news and activity on our site. Please note that these updates are listed from newest to oldest: 12/13 - We visited Universal on Saturday for our weekly tour of the parks. You can now view our 119 new photos on our Flickr page (December 13 album), which includes another visit to Cabana Bay Beach Resort, continuing … [Read more...]

Orlando Informer Weekly Dispatch: November 30 – December 6, 2014

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OI Daily Updates Greetings, vacation planners! Prepare to UPGRADE YOUR ADVENTURE to Universal Orlando with our Weekly Dispatch. This is a summary of all the latest Universal news and activity on our site. Please note that these updates are listed from newest to oldest: 12/5 – On this week’s Orlando Informer Minute: Mike, our video producer, is on vacation for one more week. So instead of our usual OI Minute news coverage, Mike presents the top five reasons he loves Walt Disney World! You can … [Read more...]

Orlando Informer Weekly Dispatch: November 23 – 29, 2014

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OI Daily Updates Greetings, vacation planners! Prepare to UPGRADE YOUR ADVENTURE to Universal Orlando with our Weekly Dispatch. This is a summary of all the latest Universal news and activity on our site. Please note that these updates are listed from newest to oldest: 11/28 – On this week’s Orlando Informer Minute: Mike, our video producer, is on vacation. So instead of our usual OI Minute news coverage, Mike presents the top five reasons he’s excited to visit Universal Orlando! You can … [Read more...]

THE BIG 5: Top five shopping centers in Orlando for finding the best bargains

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If you thought Orlando was all about the mighty theme parks, eating delicious food, and 90-degree temperatures, you’re missing out on a big feature in the world's number one vacation destination: shopping! Whatever you’re looking for, whether it’s designer clothes, sportswear, electronics, beauty products, or another suitcase to fit all that stuff in, Orlando has you covered. Better yet, there really are some bargains to be had - and, as a bonus, the exchange rate for us Brits means that even … [Read more...]

Orlando Informer Weekly Dispatch: November 16 – 22, 2014

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OI Daily Updates Greetings, vacation planners! Prepare to UPGRADE YOUR ADVENTURE to Universal Orlando with our Weekly Dispatch. This is a summary of all the latest Universal news and activity on our site. Please note that these updates are listed from newest to oldest: 11/22 - Hot butterbeer is back at Universal Orlando! Starting Friday, November 21, the warm beverage can be purchased along side its regular, frozen, and ice cream varieties throughout the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. To … [Read more...]

Orlando Informer Weekly Dispatch: November 9 – 15, 2014

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OI Daily Updates Greetings, vacation planners! Prepare to UPGRADE YOUR ADVENTURE to Universal Orlando with our Weekly Dispatch. This is a summary of all the latest Universal news and activity on our site. Please note that these updates are listed from newest to oldest: 11/14 – On this week’s Orlando Informer Minute: Every Witch Way Weekend coming to Universal in December, holiday deals & details for Busch Gardens and LEGOLAND, EyeCapsules arrive at the Orlando Eye, and more. You can view … [Read more...]

Orlando Informer Weekly Dispatch: November 2 – 8, 2014

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OI Daily Updates Greetings, vacation planners! Prepare to UPGRADE YOUR ADVENTURE to Universal Orlando with our Weekly Dispatch. This is a summary of all the latest Universal news and activity on our site. Please note that these updates are listed from newest to oldest: 11/8 - On this week's Orlando Informer Minute: The Cowfish opens at Universal CityWalk, two new venues announced for I-Drive 360, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party kicks off, and more. You can view our latest video and its … [Read more...]

Orlando Informer Weekly Dispatch: October 26 – November 1, 2014

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OI Daily Updates Greetings, vacation planners! Prepare to UPGRADE YOUR ADVENTURE to Universal Orlando with our Weekly Dispatch. This is a summary of all the latest Universal news and activity on our site. Please note that these updates are listed from newest to oldest: 10/31 – On this week’s Orlando Informer Minute (packed with news because we missed last week!): The “Steve Harvey” show is coming to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld and LEGOLAND offer Veteran’s Day discounts through November, the … [Read more...]

Orlando Informer Weekly Dispatch: October 19 – 25, 2014

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OI Daily Updates Greetings, vacation planners! Prepare to UPGRADE YOUR ADVENTURE to Universal Orlando with our Weekly Dispatch. This is a summary of all the latest Universal news and activity on our site. Please note that these updates are listed from newest to oldest: 10/22 – This week Halloween Horror Nights runs Wednesday through Sunday. This will be another one of busiest weekends of season, so please read through our HHN early admission page, print out our free HHN 2014 touring plan, … [Read more...]

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