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Terminator 2: 3-D Closing Soon

October 5, 2017

Time is running out to see Terminator 2: 3-D. The attraction is closing to make way for a new live action experience opening in 2019. Details are sparse on the new attraction, but Universal has said that it will be based on a Universal franchise. The final showings of Terminator 2: 3-D will be held on October 8, 2017. Read more.   


HHN Sweepstakes

August 27, 2017

Want to win a free trip to Halloween Horror Nights i? There are only a few days left to enter the HHN Sweepstakes (deadline for entry is 9/1/17). The grand prize is a 4-day, 3-night vacation for two to Orlando. The prize includes park tickets and HHN tickets. Read more


Circus McGurkus Dining Guide & Menu

August 12, 2017

The Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-Pendous is a quick service cafe in Seuss Landing. After entering the big top, you can sit in themed seats and watch the riders on the High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride. Learn more about this dining option and its menu in our Circus McGurkus Dining Guide. Read more


Dragon Challenge Closing to Make Way for New Ride

July 25, 2017

Dragon Challenge will permanently close on 9/5/17. The last day to ride is 9/4/17. The closure makes way for a new ride opening in 2019. The new attraction, also a coaster experience, will feature familiar characters and creatures from J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. Read more


Comic Strip Cafe Menu & Dining Guide

July 17, 2017

The Comic Strip Cafe is a quick service restaurant in Toon Lagoon in Universal's Islands of Adventure. It has one of the most varied menus in the park, featuring everything from Chinese food to pizza and burgers. Learn more about the menu and prices in our latest dining guide. Read more


Captain America Diner Menu & Dining Guide

July 12, 2017

The Captain America Diner is a comic book themed quick service restaurant in the Marvel Super Hero Island area of Universal's Islands of Adventure. This diner serves up all-American dishes like burgers, shakes, fries, and onion rings. See the full menu (with prices) in our Captain America Diner Guide. Read more


Confisco Grille Menu & Dining Guide

July 5, 2017

Confisco Grille is one of the two full-service dining options in Universal's Islands of Adventure. The everyday menu includes a range of options for every taste. There is also a kid-friendly children's menu for guests ages 9 and under. See our Confisco Dining Guide to learn more about the menu, theming, and hours. Read more.


Halloween Horror Nights Ticket Options & Prices

June 28, 2017

Thinking about going to Halloween Horror Nights this year? Our HHN Guide includes an overview of announced houses and a list of ticket options (with prices) so that you can quickly find the tickets that fit your vacation plans and budget. Read more


Spotlight on Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

June 18, 2017

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is a Universal Orlando property that opened in July of 2016. This hotel is a good place to stay if you're looking for a reasonably priced room. It has a Caribbean theme, the largest pool of any on-site Universal Orlando property, and several restaurants and lounges. Read more


Current Universal Orlando Deals & Discounts

June 5, 2017

Whether you're staying for one day or two weeks, there are lots of different ways to save money on your next trip to Universal Orlando Resort. We've compiled a list of all of the current deals and limited time offers to help you find savings on park tickets, hotels, entertainment, dining, and rental cars. Read more


Doc Sugrue's Desert Kabob House

June 1, 2017

If you like to keep moving while you eat, Doc Sugrue's Desert Kabob House is a good place to stop for food. This quick service restaurant in The Lost Continent has an outdoor walk-up food counter that serves a selection of meat kabobs, vegetable kabobs, and snacks. Read more


Volcano Bay Opens Today

May 25, 2017

Universal's Volcano Bay water theme park officially opens today. With four themed areas and nearly 20 attractions, there is something here for everyone. See our Guide to Volcano Bay to learn what this park has to offer. Read more


Shopping at Weasley's Wizard Wheezes

May 23, 2017

Weasley's Wizard Wheezes is one of those must-visit places in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley. Our latest guide explores the merchandise (and prices) at this famous joke shop, reviews the Skiving Snackbox candy, and lists fun facts about the shop for Harry Potter fans. Read more


Guide to Sugarplum's Sweet Shop

May 22, 2017

Honeydukes has more name recognition, but it isn't the only place to buy candy in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Sugarplum's Sweet Shop in Diagon Alley also sells yummy treats and Harry Potter themed candy. Use our Guide to Sugarplum's to see a candy list (with prices), candy reviews, and candy pics. Read more


Universal's Aventura Hotel Accepting Reservations

May 20, 2017

Universal's Aventura Hotel is now accepting reservations. Room rates are relatively low, and if you book a stay before 9/30/17, you can get a special deal. Our Guide to Aventura Hotel offers info about the hotel's official opening date, room types, and introductory rates and deals. Read more


Drinking at The Watering Hole

May 19, 2017

The Watering Hole is an outdoor food and drink counter in the Jurassic Park area of Islands of Adventure. It serves snacks, but the real reason to stop by is the drinks. Our Guide to The Watering Hole includes the full drink menu (with prices) and fun facts for Jurassic Park fans. Read more


Fire Eater's Grill Dining Guide

May 9, 2017

Fire Eater's Grill is an outdoor food service counter in the Lost Continent area of Islands of Adventure. You'll find it near the amphitheater where The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad Stunt Show is held. Use our Fire Eater's Grill Dining Guide to get a look at the menu (with prices). Read more.


Spotlight on Loews Royal Pacific Resort

May 8, 2017

Loews Royal Pacific Resort is one of Universal's on-site hotels. It is a great place to stay if you want a FREE Express Pass (to skip the lines) AND a reasonably priced room. The hotel officially opened in 2002, but the last renovation was completed in 2016. We like the location and the South Seas theme. Read more.  


Thunder Falls Terrace Dining Guide

May 3, 2017

Thunder Falls Terrace is a Jurassic Park themed restaurant that offers a view of the end portion of the Jurassic Park River Adventure ride. Use our Thunder Falls Terrace Dining Guide to see the menu and prices, get info about seating, and view a list of reasons to consider trying this restaurant. Read more


Height Requirements for Islands of Adventure Rides

April 26, 2017

There are four rides at Islands of Adventure without height requirements. The other 13 rides have minimum height requirements that must be met. Our Guide to IOA Rides will get you familiar with all of the requirements before you start touring the park. Read more


Height Requirements for Universal Studios Florida Rides

April 20, 2017

Not everyone is tall enough to safely experience every ride. Knowing the minimum height requirements for rides at Universal Studios Florida can help you create an appropriate touring plan. Our Guide to USF Rides will teach you the height requirements for every ride at Universal Studios Florida. Read more.


Flaming Moe's Menu and Drink Review

April 19, 2017

Flaming Moe's is a walk-up drink counter in the Springfield area of Universal Studios Florida. It serves several Simpsons themed specialty drinks, including the famous Flaming Moe. Our Guide to Flaming Moe's offers a look at the full menu (with prices) and a review of the non-alcoholic, Simpsons themed drinks. Read more


Spotlight on Cabana Bay Beach Resort

April 18, 2017

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort is one of our favorite places to stay when we visit Universal. The theming is fun, the atmosphere is casual, and the price is almost always right. If you're looking for a place to stay in Orlando, check out our Cabana Bay Guide to learn more about the rooms, rates, and amenities at this hotel. Read more


Whakawaiwai Eats Menu and Dining Guide

April 17, 2017

Situated in River Village in Volcano Bay, Whakawaiwai Eats is the place to go to get classic favorites with a tropical twist. The Whakawaiwai Eats menu features pizza, mac and cheese, hot dogs, kids' PB & J, and grab and go salads and snacks. Read more.


The Feasting Frog Menu and Dining Guide

April 17, 2017

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The Feasting Frog is a frog-shaped quick service restaurant in Universal's Volcano Bay. The menu isn't very big but it does include a small selection of interesting dishes. Our Feasting Frog Dining Guide includes a look at the menu and info about the restaurant's location. Read more


Bambu Menu and Dining Guide

April 13, 2017

Bambu is one of the quick service restaurants in Universal's Volcano Bay. It is located in the shade of bamboo stalks in Rainforest Village. Bambu has an entree menu, kids' menu, dessert menu, and grab and go menu. Read more


Kohola Reef Restaurant and Social Club

April 12, 2017

This week, we're going to take a closer look at some of the dining options at Universal's Volcano Bay theme park. First up is the Kohola Reef Restaurant and Social Club in Wave Village. This quick service restaurant has a large menu and grab and go items. Read more


Pizza Predattoria Dining Guide

April 7, 2017

If you're looking for a cold beer, soft drink, or a quick bite to eat while you're touring Jurassic Park in Islands of Adventure, Pizza Predattoria might be an option worth considering. Our Pizza Predattoria Dining Guide offers a look at the menu, dining tips, and info about prices and seating. Read more


What Is the London Taxi Hut?

March 23, 2017

Ever wonder what the deal is with the little green hut in the London Waterfront area of Universal Studios Florida? Ever wonder why the menu is dominated by potatoes? There is a story behind the London Taxi Hut. Check our London Taxi Hut Guide for more info and to see how much one of those potatoes will cost you. Read more


Lard Lad Donuts: Menu & Prices

March 22, 2017

Mmm...donuts. That's how we feel every time we get The Big Pink from Springfield's Lard Lad Donuts in Universal Studios Florida. If you're wondering what The Big Pink is or if you're curious about the other treats on the menu (like the Brain Freezin' D'oh-Nut Sundae), you'll want to take a look at our Lard Lad Donuts Guide. Read more


Burger Digs Dining Guide 

March 20, 2017

Burger Digs is a quick service food counter and cafeteria in the Jurassic Park Discovery Center in Islands of Adventure. Our Burger Digs Guide includes a full food and drink menu, a list of reasons to eat at Burger Digs, and a few fun facts for Jurassic Park Fans. Read more


Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Menu and Review

March 16, 2017

We have updated our Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Dining Guide to include a review of the food as well as a complete lunch, dinner, and drink menu with prices. The guide also features info about the restaurant's movie memorabilia, the unique service provided by the waitstaff, and the merchandise available in the gift shop. Read more


Guide to Hideaway Bar and Grill

March 14, 2017

If you're by the pool at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort and feel like a meal, snack, or drink, the Hideaway Bar and Grill is a good choice. This poolside restaurant and bar has a simple menu with made-to-order food and a nice drink selection. See a menu with prices in our Guide to Hideaway Bar and Grill. Read more


Drinking at the Swizzle Lounge

March 14, 2017

Swizzle Lounge is a small retro bar on the lobby level of Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort. This bar has a large selection of beer, wine, and cocktails. Learn more about the drink menu and find out how much the drinks will cost you in our Guide to Swizzle Lounge. Read more


Universal Mardi Gras Parade Pictorial and Video

March 13, 2017

This year's Universal Mardi Gras parade includes twelve floats, including six new fantasy-themed floats. Our Universal Mardi Gras Pictorial features a picture of the front and back of every float and a video of the parade floats and performers. The Mardi Gras event lasts through March 25.  Read more


Dining at Lisa's Teahouse of Horror

March 10, 2017

Lisa's Teahouse of Horror is one of the dining locations on Fast Food Boulevard in the Springfield area of Universal Studios Florida. This is the place to go if you're trying to eat healthy. You can find prepackaged salads, hummus, fruit, yogurt, and healthy drink options. Check out the full menu in our Lisa's Teahouse of Horror dining guide. Read more


Cabana Bay's Bayliner Diner: Menus and Review

March 7, 2017

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort has several dining options, including a food court called Bayliner Diner. Our new Bayliner Diner Dining Guide includes a look at the breakfast menu and a full lunch/dinner menu with prices. We also included a few dining tips and reviews of the food. Read more


Shopping at Honeydukes

March 4, 2017

Honeydukes is a sweetshop in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade. You can find a lot of different Harry Potter themed candy in this shop. Our new Honeydukes Guide features a current candy list with prices, a review of the best and worst candy, shopping tips, candy pics, and fun facts for Harry Potter fans. Read more


Dining at The Frying Dutchman

February 25, 2017

The Frying Dutchman is a quick service restaurant on Fast Food Boulevard in Universal Studios Florida. This Simpsons themed eatery is the place to go to get seafood in Springfield. Get tips for dining at this restaurant and see an up-to-date menu with prices in our Guide to Dining at The Frying Dutchman. Read more


 

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