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Universal’s Sapphire Falls Resort -A Review for Families

2018-02-27T11:42:58-05:00

I recently booked a stay at Universal’s newest on-site hotel, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, for my family. I liked it, my husband loved it, and my toddler and baby enjoyed it. I thought I’d share some pros and cons and a few tips if you are considering a stay at Sapphire Falls. Facts: Sapphire Falls is Universal Orlando’s newest resort hotel and the first “moderate” level resort. Universal calls it a Preferred Level resort. Express Passes are not included in [...]

Universal’s Sapphire Falls Resort -A Review for Families2018-02-27T11:42:58-05:00

It’s More Than Just Butterbeer!

2018-01-07T19:29:12-05:00

Of course, I love Butterbeer ! And it’s one of the most recognizable attractions of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! However, there are so many more treats that you can find on the cobblestoned streets of Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley! Candy! Whether it was on the Hogwarts Express or a trip into Diagon Alley, the students at Hogwarts loved to purchase candy! And you can too! There are well over 50 different candies, cakes and fudges within the Wizarding [...]

It’s More Than Just Butterbeer!2018-01-07T19:29:12-05:00

2018 Celebration of Harry Potter: The Differences between Celebration and Premium Packages

2017-10-02T12:26:19-05:00

Potterheads unite! For the past 4 years, at the end of January/early February, Universal Studios Orlando has held A Celebration of Harry Potter. This special event brings together Harry Potter fans with the actors and artists who helped bring J.K. Rowling’s magical world to the big screen. So you wanna go right? The dates for this year’s Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando are January 26 until January 28th, 2018! NOW that the 2018 package inclusions have been released, [...]

2018 Celebration of Harry Potter: The Differences between Celebration and Premium Packages2017-10-02T12:26:19-05:00

A Taste of the Caribbean at Universal’s Sapphire Falls Resort

2017-07-17T22:05:22-05:00

I recently stayed at Universal’s newest resort, Sapphire Falls. It really brings the Caribbean and a bright, fresh experience to your vacation! And here are my Top 5 Reasons to stay. The Lobby is large, open and inviting…   With Charging Stations and plenty of open seating, it’s a great place to meet your family and friends before or after your day at the parks. Cheerful, vibrant rooms I loved the color scheme in the rooms! The crisp white with [...]

A Taste of the Caribbean at Universal’s Sapphire Falls Resort2017-07-17T22:05:22-05:00

5 Things You Should Know Before Booking Your Celebration of Harry Potter Package at Universal Orlando

2017-06-28T12:32:01-05:00

Potterheads unite! For the past 4 years, at the end of January/early February, Universal Studios Orlando has held A Celebration of Harry Potter. This special event brings together Harry Potter fans with the actors and artists who helped bring J.K. Rowling’s magical world to the big screen. So you wanna go right? Before you pull the trigger, here are 5 things you should know before you book your Celebration of Harry Potter package! If you know you want a Premium [...]

5 Things You Should Know Before Booking Your Celebration of Harry Potter Package at Universal Orlando2017-06-28T12:32:01-05:00

Tips for Getting the Most out of Volcano Bay

2017-06-15T22:00:03-05:00

Volcano Bay is an amazing water park – in fact it is probably the best water park! You can spend an entire day enjoying this attraction, and here is how to get the most out of your stay! Book Seating Chairs and umbrellas are first come-first served in the beach areas of the park. Your best bet is to reserve Premium Seating or Cabanas. Premium Seating comes with 2 padded loungers, a locker, cover and a personal server all day! [...]

Tips for Getting the Most out of Volcano Bay2017-06-15T22:00:03-05:00

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen

2017-05-24T20:32:49-05:00

  Universal’s CityWalk is full of live entertainment, shopping, dining and more! Located just outside of the Universal Orlando theme parks, you do not need park admission to take advantage of exploring the CityWalk area. Perfect for enjoying a day away from the parks, grabbing a bite to eat during a break from the parks, or enjoying some after hours entertainment while staying on property or in the Orlando area. While there are so many great places, you can’t help [...]

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen2017-05-24T20:32:49-05:00

A Celebration of Harry Potter Packages

2017-04-04T14:57:00-05:00

Now that you have decided to attend Universal’s annual Celebration of Harry Potter, it is time to decide which vacation package will give you the perfect dose of magic! Vacation packages for the 2018 Celebration of Harry Potter have not been released yet, BUT the following information will help you figure out if you “need” the premium package. (We all “need” the premium package right?) These packages SELL OUT very quickly, especially the Premium ones. The first difference between the [...]

A Celebration of Harry Potter Packages2017-04-04T14:57:00-05:00

A Celebration of Harry Potter – Universal Studios Orlando

2017-02-27T18:14:34-05:00

A Celebration of Harry Potter – Universal Studios Orlando Potterheads unite! For the past 4 years, at the end of January/early February, Universal Studios Orlando has held A Celebration of Harry Potter. This special event brings together Harry Potter fans with the actors and artists who helped bring J.K. Rowling's magical world to the big screen. During this three-day event, not only do you have the opportunity to enjoy the everyday amazingness of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, BUT [...]

A Celebration of Harry Potter – Universal Studios Orlando2017-02-27T18:14:34-05:00

The 5 Hotels at Universal Orlando- An Overview

2016-12-27T13:22:07-05:00

Many travelers go to Orlando to visit Disney World and include a day at Universal Orlando. What many people don’t know is that Universal Orlando has its’ own set of amazing hotels and theme parks. You might find that the adventurous spirit at Universal Orlando appeals to your family better than other theme parks if you’re traveling with teenagers or young adults. With 3 theme parks to choose from- Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay (the newest in [...]

The 5 Hotels at Universal Orlando- An Overview2016-12-27T13:22:07-05:00

Universal Islands of Adventure Jurassic Park

2016-09-19T09:18:56-05:00

At Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, you’ll find thrills of all kinds from superheroes to the Wizarding World, and even the prehistoric variety. In Jurassic Park, you can come face to face with the dinosaurs, just as John Hammond intended. When you enter through the gates at Jurassic Park, the movie’s iconic theme song will immediately be playing in your head. You’ll wonder how Universal transported everything from that mysterious island to southern Florida! One of the more interactive [...]

Universal Islands of Adventure Jurassic Park2016-09-19T09:18:56-05:00

5 Hip Reasons to Stay at the Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando

2016-09-19T09:17:38-05:00

Hip Hotels help create a truly memorable, unique experience for the traveler. And the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando is the Hippest Hotel that Universal has to offer! Here are my Top 5 Hits of the Hard Rock Hotel that will keep you coming back! The Atmosphere The rock-and-roll theme envelopes you from the minute you step into the lobby! Throughout the hotel, the furnishings, music, bathrooms, and memorabilia create a truly unique place to stay. The Pool With [...]

5 Hip Reasons to Stay at the Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando2016-09-19T09:17:38-05:00

Universal for Families of All Ages: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

2016-08-19T07:03:37-05:00

  Families are made of up of little ones, teens, tweens, and grandparents, and usually you go your separate ways once inside Universal. And as far as the Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter, the little ones can't ride most of the attractions, and the teens aren't interested in the Flight of the Hippogriff. However, there are attractions in both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade where everyone can come together and enjoy the wonder of the Wizarding World! So, here are my [...]

Universal for Families of All Ages: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter2016-08-19T07:03:37-05:00

Universal’s Flight of the Hippogriff: Ride it or skip it?

2016-08-02T09:50:19-05:00

  I’m a wimp when it comes to roller coasters. Let’s just get that out there. I’m not quite sure why I’ve always avoided them. I don’t remember getting sick following a ride in my childhood. I’ve just always avoided them. I’ve watched videos of rollercoaster rides and that alone puts a pit in my stomach. SO. I. SIMPLY. DON’T. RIDE. THEM. While this seems to bother my family and friends, it’s never bothered me. Until recently. I had the [...]

Universal’s Flight of the Hippogriff: Ride it or skip it?2016-08-02T09:50:19-05:00

Cinematic Spectacular Dining at Universal Orlando

2016-07-05T12:24:53-05:00

    Universal Orlando is all about the movies. From family favorites like ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Shrek’ to action movies like the ‘Terminator’ and ‘Mummy’ films to comedies like the ‘Men in Black’ movies and the ‘Simpsons’ movie, there is a part of Universal that celebrates them all. The daily culmination of this celebration is the nighttime show, Cinematic Spectacular. The Cinematic Spectacular is a phenomenal show that takes place on walls of water in the middle of the lagoon [...]

Cinematic Spectacular Dining at Universal Orlando2016-07-05T12:24:53-05:00

10 Things for Kids Under 10 at Universal Orlando

2016-06-28T12:32:54-05:00

Heading to Universal Orlando? Wondering if there will be things to do for your Younger Ones? Never Fear – Everyone in your family can have an Epic Adventure at Universal Orlando! Universal Orlando has great themed playgrounds, requires less planning, has close, on-site resorts that are quickly accessed for those afternoon naps, and provides compact parks - so less walking! If you are looking for specific attractions for those 38” or under, here are my top 10 Things for Kids [...]

10 Things for Kids Under 10 at Universal Orlando2016-06-28T12:32:54-05:00

What’s New at Universal – Summer 2016

2016-05-26T10:20:55-05:00

Summer 2016 is going to be Epic at Universal Orlando Resort! And here's why! The long awaited return of King Kong! Kongfrontation was an original attraction at the park when it opened it 1990. This main attraction in the park's New York section, was amazing and state-of-the-art for the time. That ride closed in 2002, and we've been waiting for a new King Kong ever since! And now the wait is over! Skull Island: The Rein of Kong will be [...]

What’s New at Universal – Summer 20162016-05-26T10:20:55-05:00

The Magic of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort

2016-05-26T10:05:35-05:00

  Every time I mention Universal Orlando to a friend or a client, the first thing they say is, “I really want to see the Harry Potter attractions!” As a very Muggle-like Muggle, I had never read any of the Harry Potter books or seen any of the movies until recently. When I found out that I would have the opportunity to go to Universal Orlando for a tour just for travel agents, I decided that I had better read [...]

The Magic of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort2016-05-26T10:05:35-05:00

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

2016-01-25T17:31:46-05:00

From the moment you arrive at this resort, you'll love it and all its retro-themed charm! When you walk into the lobby, you'll be transported to 1950's America. You'll love the open spaces, bright colors, and clean lines here. And the experience is completely immersive -- the theme continues throughout the resort, including the Starbucks Cafe The enormous Jack LaLanne Fitness Studio The Galaxy Bowl bowling alley, with snack food and a full-service bar and the Quick-Service restaurant, Bayliner Diner, [...]

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort2016-01-25T17:31:46-05:00

Universal Orlando – Without the kids

2015-12-03T10:49:06-05:00

Maybe you don't have children; Maybe you're empty-nesters; Maybe you have a houseful of children at home, and you're just ready for a long weekend of adult fun... Whatever the scenario, Universal Orlando can be a great place for a vacation without your kids!   There are four very nice hotels on Universal's property (Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, and Universal's Hard Rock Hotel) with an assortment of really cool perks - [...]

Universal Orlando – Without the kids2015-12-03T10:49:06-05:00

10 Must Haves For An Epic Harry Potter Sweet 16

2015-10-07T09:10:29-05:00

A month and a half ago during dinner, my 15 year old expressed that she wanted a sweet 16 birthday party. The first thing that popped into my head, even before she finished her request, was an episode of “MTV's My Sweet 16.” Oh no... My stomach began to churn with dread as I envisioned teens attempting to behave older than 16 and my husband and I playing security. To my surprise and utter relief, we dodged a bullet when [...]

10 Must Haves For An Epic Harry Potter Sweet 162015-10-07T09:10:29-05:00

Springfield, USA at Universal Orlando

2015-05-28T09:40:57-05:00

If you’re a ‘Simpsons’ fan, you cannot miss visiting Springfield, USA at Universal Orlando. The attention to detail in this area is incredible and from the moment you see the sign, you will feel as if you stepped into the TV series. From building exteriors to food to attractions to signs, ‘Simpsons’ fans will never want to leave. When you first enter Springfield, you’ll see the iconic “Welcome to Springfield” sign (featuring Blinky) as well as the Jebediah Springfield statue. [...]

Springfield, USA at Universal Orlando2015-05-28T09:40:57-05:00

14 Smartphone Tips for your Next Disney or Universal Vacation

2019-06-03T14:10:31-05:00

I’ve compiled some tips I have used on my recent trips to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando to share with you! Enjoy these easy ways to make your smartphone work for you and keep you organized (and happy) on your next vacation. Tips Before You Go: 1. Save important phone numbers in your phone like your insurance company, airline, travel agent, emergency contacts, etc. 2. Delete unnecessary apps and then backup and delete old photos. You will need all the room [...]

14 Smartphone Tips for your Next Disney or Universal Vacation2019-06-03T14:10:31-05:00

Retro Family Fun (that’s affordable!) at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

2019-06-03T14:10:29-05:00

Universal Orlando has a brand new resort that might just convince you to go ahead and go to Universal! You know you want to! The Cabana Bay Beach Resort is the first Value/Moderate resort at Universal. Those of you who have stayed, or thought of staying, off property for a stop at Universal-this resort is for you! The price is very affordable and the property is fantastic. I recently stayed there and have some great information to share with you. [...]

Retro Family Fun (that’s affordable!) at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort2019-06-03T14:10:29-05:00

A Taste Test for the Wizard at Heart

2015-01-03T13:25:19-05:00

Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans are one of the most popular treats in the wizarding world and Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter! These are very similar to Muggle Jelly Beans, except they have been created in every flavor imaginable: some you want to taste and some you do not! If you ever wonder what that magical box held inside, but were afraid to open it, well, my family has taken then mystery and the misery out of the beans [...]

A Taste Test for the Wizard at Heart2015-01-03T13:25:19-05:00

Universal Orlando’s not just for Harry Potter fans!

2019-06-03T14:10:28-05:00

Are you a Harry Potter fan trying to convince your family to come to Universal Studios with you? Have you thought of Universal as just a place for teens and adults? Are you contemplating a stop at Universal Orlando but not sure the whole family will love it? Read on for my tips and reasons why you SHOULD plan a trip to the Universal Orlando Resort in 2015. Who will enjoy the Universal Orlando Resort? · Harry Potter Fans · [...]

Universal Orlando’s not just for Harry Potter fans!2019-06-03T14:10:28-05:00

Wild, wet fun is waiting for you at Universals Islands of Adventure!

2014-12-02T12:38:07-05:00

First up, River Adventure! Take a leisurely raft ride down the river and see peaceful dinosaurs, such as, Ultrasaurus, Stegosaurus and Dilophosauruses, in their natural habitats. This ride seems like a simple adventure until something goes wrong and your raft is taken off course. You suddenly find yourself in the midst of Raptors tracking your every move and a hungry T-Rex screaming for dinner which forces you down an 85-foot plunge to safety! Did you get wet? Don’t worry – [...]

Wild, wet fun is waiting for you at Universals Islands of Adventure!2014-12-02T12:38:07-05:00

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort Black Friday offer!

2014-11-26T09:12:49-05:00

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort Black Friday offer!                                                                                                                                                 [...]

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort Black Friday offer!2014-11-26T09:12:49-05:00

Universal Orlando Ticket Options

2019-06-03T14:10:26-05:00

The Universal Orlando Resort is the place to be! With the brand new expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, new attractions such as Transformers and Despicable Me, and old favorites like ET, Jurassic Park, Spiderman, and the Mummy; there really is something for everyone at the Universal Orlando Resort. Not to mention some amazing entertainment and cuisine including 4 new restaurants at Universal’s City Walk. Before you plan your visit, you will want to decide what kind of [...]

Universal Orlando Ticket Options2019-06-03T14:10:26-05:00

The New Interactive Wand Experience at Universal!

2014-09-29T11:41:09-05:00

The Wand is a very important part of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It is a rite of passage for every student; it becomes an integral part of their life as much as their cloak or uniform! The wand is the wizard’s technology; it embodies your membership in the wizarding world; and it’s uniquely yours. Because the wand is so significant in this world of Harry Potter, there is no wonder that Universal brought this experience to life! This [...]

The New Interactive Wand Experience at Universal!2014-09-29T11:41:09-05:00

My family’s take of Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios

2014-09-29T09:57:02-05:00

My family’s take of Rip Ride Rockit – Universal Studios My family eagerly rushed to the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster at Universal Studios. My family rates this high-speed roller coaster an overall fun roller coaster experience. When you get in line for this exciting ride, you will notice large screen displays that provide instructions for this ride. We quickly realized that you get to pick your own song to listen to while riding this roller coaster. Be sure [...]

My family’s take of Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios2014-09-29T09:57:02-05:00

Incredible Hulk at Islands of Adventure

2014-08-26T11:57:55-05:00

My family’s take of Incredible Hulk at Islands of Adventure You can hear the screams from people riding the Incredible Hulk outdoor roller coaster when you enter Marvel Super Hero Island at Islands of Adventure. At first site of this roller coaster, my heart did a somersault and I knew this green twisting metal would not disappoint. My family rates this high-speed roller coaster by far as one of the most thrilling roller coasters in Orlando. When you get in [...]

Incredible Hulk at Islands of Adventure2014-08-26T11:57:55-05:00

Dining at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

2014-08-29T08:17:18-05:00

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter brings to life two famous eating establishments of the Wizarding World: The Three Broomsticks and The Leaky Cauldron! Here’s what you need to know! The Three Broomsticks The Three Broomstick was a popular gathering establishment where Harry and his friends would meet to talk over a Butterbeer. It became a place for various meetings throughout Harry’s history at Hogwart such as when he met Hagrid to learn about the dragons in the Triwizard Tournament [...]

Dining at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter2014-08-29T08:17:18-05:00

Experiencing Universal’s Diagon Alley: 4 Must Dos

2014-07-29T19:06:47-05:00

From Harry’s initial introduction as he shops for his first year school supplies to his many visits with his friends throughout the years, Diagon Alley is essential to the story of Harry Potter. If you will love the books and movies, you will enjoy the world of London and Diagon Alley that Universal has recreated! With so much to see and do, I have four must do’s to make your Diagon Alley visit a magical experience! 1. Harry Potter and [...]

Experiencing Universal’s Diagon Alley: 4 Must Dos2014-07-29T19:06:47-05:00

Loews Royal Pacific Resort

2014-06-30T17:27:28-05:00

As we’ve already discussed, staying on property at the Universal Resort is the best way to fully experience everything the Universal Resort has to offer. The perks include early park admission to Wizarding World of Harry Potter, resorts walking distance from both parks, merchandise delivery, Universal Express Unlimited and many other great advantages. When you arrive at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, you’ll be instantly transported to the South Seas. The property includes lush landscaping, a white sandy beach and a [...]

Loews Royal Pacific Resort2014-06-30T17:27:28-05:00

There is something for everyone at Universal Orlando theme park

2014-03-26T17:29:46-05:00

You may be thinking that Universal Orlando is a perfect place to take your older teenagers, and you’re right… but did you know, there are fun things for ALL ages at this park? You can take the whole family and have a great time here! The very youngest ones will have a great time in Woody Woodpecker’s Kid Zone, with rides like: A Day in the Park with Barney – a sing along show with Barney, BJ, and Baby Bop, [...]

There is something for everyone at Universal Orlando theme park2014-03-26T17:29:46-05:00

Universal Islands of Adventure

2014-03-26T12:50:51-05:00

Universal Islands of Adventure is home to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade Village as well as 6 other islands each with its own theme, multiple attractions and dining options. Islands of Adventure has more thrill rides than Universal Studios, so be sure to check the height requirements prior to your visit. There are even really cool height testers outside the entrance to the park. Both parks offer child swap programs that allow one member of a party [...]

Universal Islands of Adventure2014-03-26T12:50:51-05:00

Live the Adventure at Jurassic Park

2014-03-18T19:09:57-05:00

“Welcome… to Jurassic Park!” Enter Universal’s Islands of Adventure ‘s Jurassic Park and step into the tropical world of InGen and discover for yourself the mystery of the dinosaurs! Universal has recreated the visitor center and theme park of the Jurassic Park movies with all the details of a primeval island! Your first stop should be the Discovery Center where you will find educational displays aimed at children and adults. Watch out, because towering above you will be the fossilized [...]

Live the Adventure at Jurassic Park2014-03-18T19:09:57-05:00

All Aboard! Hogwarts Express comes to Universal Orlando

2019-05-29T13:54:34-05:00

ALL ABOARD! UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED DETAILS ABOUT THE MAGICAL JOURNEY GUESTS WILL EXPERIENCE ABOARD THE HOGWARTS EXPRESS Universal Creating First-Ever Experience that Will Allow Guests to Actually Ride the Iconic Train Between London and Hogsmeade – Just Like in the Books and Films ORLANDO, Fla. (March 14, 2014) – One of the most memorable and exciting experiences from the Harry Potter series will come to life at Universal Orlando Resort this summer. Imagine: • Being transported from the [...]

All Aboard! Hogwarts Express comes to Universal Orlando2019-05-29T13:54:34-05:00

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios

2014-02-19T12:49:06-05:00

  You will go bananas, bananas, bananas over the Desplicable me 3-D simulation at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. We love the Desplicable Me movie so we were really excited about this attraction. This ride was so much fun! I have to say Universal played up the details for this ride. I thought the exterior of the building was fun and creative. The waiting area was decorated to resemble the inside of Gru’s home. You start the experience by standing [...]

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios2014-02-19T12:49:06-05:00

Loews Portofino Bay Resort

2014-01-28T18:44:20-05:00

We’re already covered the many reasons that staying on property at the Universal Resort is the way to go. In case you missed it, the perks include early park admission to Wizarding World of Harry Potter, resorts walking distance from both parks, merchandise delivery, Universal Express Unlimited and many other great advantages. The top resort on property is Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. This hotel celebrates la dolce vita (the sweet life) and transports you from Florida to Portofino, Italy. You’ll [...]

Loews Portofino Bay Resort2014-01-28T18:44:20-05:00

3 Must Do’s for the Harry Potter fan at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

2014-01-28T18:01:23-05:00

Just beyond the entrance of Universal’s Islands of Adventure, awaits the magical, spellbinding Wizarding World of Harry Potter! This mesmerizing section of Islands of Adventure transports you into the world of Harry Potter. It’s as if you used Hermione’s Time-Turner and stepped back in time! Since this new land can be overwhelming, and you want to get the most out of your adventure, I have compiled 3 Must Do’s for the Harry Potter fan! 1. Try a Taste of Butterbeer! [...]

3 Must Do’s for the Harry Potter fan at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter2014-01-28T18:01:23-05:00

Want to be a rock star? (or just vacation like one!)

2014-01-28T17:31:09-05:00

  You can feel like a rock star on your next vacation when you stay at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando! From the moment you check in, you’re surrounded by everything musical. Photographs of musicians, authentic rock ’n roll memorabilia, musical instruments, and actual music, too! All the decorations have a musical flair, and it’s fun to try and spot all the interesting items. When you get to your room or suite, you’ll find top-notch furnishings fit for [...]

Want to be a rock star? (or just vacation like one!)2014-01-28T17:31:09-05:00

My Family’s take on Transformers the Ride – Universal Studios

2014-01-08T20:30:19-05:00

We headed to Universal Studios eager to start our day off saving the world as we rode one of Universal Studios newest attractions, Transformers the Ride 3D. As we approached the ride, my kids were excited when we encountered a large figure of Optimus Prime towering over the ride entrance. We grabbed our 3D glasses and jumped into our Autobot vehicle ready to help our transformer friends make the world a safer place. Let me start by saying Universal Studios [...]

My Family’s take on Transformers the Ride – Universal Studios2014-01-08T20:30:19-05:00

Which Universal Orlando Resort is right for you?

2014-01-08T20:40:57-05:00

One of the best things about visiting Universal Orlando and staying on property is the location. Universal has 3 deluxe hotels located walking distance from City Walk and both theme parks. All three hotels are 4-Diamond properties and offer many perks for resort guests. These perks include priority restaurant and show seating, early park admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, resort wide charging, merchandise delivery to your room, resort shuttle and water taxi transportation to the parks and [...]

Which Universal Orlando Resort is right for you?2014-01-08T20:40:57-05:00

Club 7 – Hard Rock Hotel

2013-12-11T09:01:16-05:00

One step into the Hard Rock Hotel property in Orlando and the tone is set to have a ROCKing vacation, but for some the party only starts when you walk in the doors! From the guitar filled fountain and the memorabilia lined walls this hotel is an amusement in itself, but beyond the lobby of this luxurious resort lies the exclusive 7th floor club level and home to “Club 7” where the concierge’s motto “Love All, Serve All” really comes [...]

Club 7 – Hard Rock Hotel2013-12-11T09:01:16-05:00

The Hogwarts Express has arrived at Universal Orlando Resort

2013-11-14T15:08:21-05:00

The Hogwarts Express has arrived at Universal Orlando Resort.  Universal Orlando placed the iconic locomotive and train tender on the tracks between the two theme parks.  Just like in the books and films – guests will be able to board the Hogwarts Express and travel between The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, which opened in June 2010 at Islands of Adventure, and ‘London’ when The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley opens at Universal Studios Florida [...]

The Hogwarts Express has arrived at Universal Orlando Resort2013-11-14T15:08:21-05:00

Despicable Me kid’s suites at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

2013-06-12T17:30:33-05:00

  Starting this October, experience the world of Despicable Me in Loews Portofino Bay Hotel’s newly renovated kid’s suites. These rooms capture the excitement and playfulness of Gru’s Factory. As you enter through the vault door, your training as a future minion begins. Your favorite minion characters repel from the ceiling and surround you on the walls in their non-stop antics. Sleep like Margo, Edith and Agnes in custom-designed missile beds with minion-inspired bedding, complete with Gru’s scarf.

Despicable Me kid’s suites at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel2013-06-12T17:30:33-05:00

Learn about Universal’s dining plan!

2019-05-29T13:52:16-05:00

                           Universal Dining plan Universal is offering a free dining package you can learn about it here! Enjoy 2 FREE* Days of the Universal Dining Plan** valid in both Universal Orlando® theme parks as well as select locations in Universal CityWalk® , when you and your family stay a minimum of 4-Nights with this exclusive Vacation Package! Valid for travel dates: August 15, 2013 – November 24, 2013 and December 2, 2013 – December 19, 2013. Vacation package includes the [...]

Learn about Universal’s dining plan!2019-05-29T13:52:16-05:00

Vacation like you mean it with Free* Dining!

2013-07-11T03:20:25-05:00

Enjoy 2 FREE* Days of the Universal Dining Plan** valid in both Universal Orlando® theme parks as well as select locations in Universal CityWalk® , when you and your family stay a minimum of 4-Nights with this exclusive Vacation Package! Valid for travel dates: August 15, 2013 – November 24, 2013 and December 2, 2013 – December 19, 2013. Vacation package includes the following: · 4-Night accommodations at a nearby Universal Partner Hotel · 3-Day Base Tickets one theme park, [...]

Vacation like you mean it with Free* Dining!2013-07-11T03:20:25-05:00

Save up to $500* on your Universal summer vacation package

2013-05-07T15:47:57-05:00

SAVE up to $500* on your Summer Vacation Package, when you stay at a AAA Four Diamond Award® Deluxe On-site Hotel at Universal Orlando® Resort! Plus, enjoy exclusive benefits such as FREE Universal ExpressSM Unlimited ride access to SKIP THE REGULAR LINES† at participating rides and attractions in both Universal Orlando theme parks. A BENEFIT WORTH UP TO $89 PER PERSON, PER DAY††! Save $50 on packages between $1,500 - $1,999 Save $150 on packages between $2,000 - $2,499 Save [...]

Save up to $500* on your Universal summer vacation package2013-05-07T15:47:57-05:00

The Future of Interactive Attractions

2019-03-27T06:12:37-05:00

The Future of Interactive Attractions Imagine taking a person from the 90s to the theme parks and attractions of today. What would you show them? Which rides would you go on? Would much have changed in these years? The 90s don’t seem like a long time ago, but sometimes I like to remind myself of how I old I really am when I think that the Jurassic Park movie came out nearly 20 years ago in 1993! This was almost [...]

The Future of Interactive Attractions2019-03-27T06:12:37-05:00