Orlando

The Top Five New Year’s Resolutions every theme park visitor should have

A New Year has begun and with it the opportunity for many new changes. Many people are starting the year planning their next vacation to Orlando. Hopefully they do it right. There's a lot of research to be done in order to have an unforgettable Orlando vacation. Visitors should also consider making some changes to… Continue reading The Top Five New Year’s Resolutions every theme park visitor should have

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What’s the big deal with the Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

Disney fans rejoice as a long awaited day approaches. In just a few days, January 7th to be exact, the misfit "icon" of Disney's Hollywood Studios will start to be removed. Not all Disney fans are excited, some are apathetic, but the ones (like me) that are excited are actually really, really excited. So what's… Continue reading What’s the big deal with the Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

Florida Life

No place I’d rather be: to my mother’s father

There's no place I'd rather live than Orlando. Yesterday was yet another day that solidified this sentiment. I spent the day at Universal Orlando, at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with a friend who is the bigger "Potterhead" I know. It was magic! In the middle of the day I headed to the other… Continue reading No place I’d rather be: to my mother’s father

Orlando

Disney’s FastPass+ changes, where to go, how to get started, and which guests get what options

Many of my Florida Lifers know that Monday - Friday I am a hard working hotelier. This week was a BIG week for Orlando in the world of hotels. Universal's Cabana Bay Resort opened. Four Seasons Orlando started taking reservations. But the thing that impacts all hotels in Orlando the most is the big change… Continue reading Disney’s FastPass+ changes, where to go, how to get started, and which guests get what options

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The food and drink you’ve got to try at the 2014 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The big news for this year’s Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot is the return of the delightful food and beverage booths, which are now called “outdoor kitchens.” Get ready to welcome spring with a beautiful floral feast for the eyes and a flavorful feast for your taste buds! I headed out to the opening… Continue reading The food and drink you’ve got to try at the 2014 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

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Food truck Tuesday at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

A few months back Downtown Disney became the home to four Disney themed food trucks. The trucks have not created much excitement among Disney geekdom, but it seems that the folks at Disney are getting a little smarter. Now the Disney food trucks are actually going mobile. Today and next Tuesday - March 25, 2014,… Continue reading Food truck Tuesday at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Orlando

A Guide to Loyalty Programs at Universal Orlando

One of the advantages that Universal Orlando has over Walt Disney World is the number of establishments on property that are popular national and worldwide brands with loyalty programs. Even if you only dabble a little, these loyalty and reward programs can add a lot of value to your vacation. As a member of a… Continue reading A Guide to Loyalty Programs at Universal Orlando

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Universal Orlando’s top five desserts worth the indulgence

One of the many joys of visiting theme parks is indulging in sweet treats you might otherwise resist. There are lots of yummy desserts to enjoy through Universal Orlando Resort. In my latest contribution to OrlandoInformer, I take your sweet tooth on a journey through Universal Orlando’s top five desserts. And please note: for this… Continue reading Universal Orlando’s top five desserts worth the indulgence

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Explore the stunning details of Universal’s Islands of Adventure: The Adventure Begins at Port of Entry

It beckons. With rich earth tones, exotic plants and fabrics, whimsical architecture, and an enchanting melody, Port of Entry at Islands of Adventure is an imaginative destination. Enter the large, curving metal gates and explore one of the most unique and creative theme park entrances in the world. The entrance area is a crucial piece… Continue reading Explore the stunning details of Universal’s Islands of Adventure: The Adventure Begins at Port of Entry

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From MEN IN BLACK to Springfield USA: The Details of World Expo at Universal Studios Florida

At first glance, World Expo may seem to be one of the few areas inside Universal Studios Florida without the heightened level of detailed theming featured in other areas of the park. While it certainly is true that the amount of little details and theming is stronger in the Hollywood and New York backlots, there… Continue reading From MEN IN BLACK to Springfield USA: The Details of World Expo at Universal Studios Florida