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Episode 158 - Universal 101: The New York backlot

12/8/2018
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We break down all of the attractions, entertainment offerings, food, and shops located in Universal Studios Florida's New York backlot, which is one of the most beautiful lands in the entire theme park.

Duration:00:31:04

Episode 157 - Potter, Potter, and more Potter

12/1/2018
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A new Harry Potter experience is coming to Universal Studios Japan, while we create our own attractions from the new "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" movie. And Taylor interviews NAME from Universal's Art and Design Team about this year's Holidays celebration. We answer your questions on: Universal creating its own Disney Vacation Club, Terminator 2 3D's replacement, and more!

Duration:00:53:42

Episode 156 - Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

11/17/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We break down all the things to do, see and taste during the holidays at Universal Orlando Resort. We have a new look at the rooms at Universal's Endless Summer Resort. Limited time AP lounge and more. We answer your questions on: Pet peeves in the theme park. Touring plan for Christmas week. A Celebration of Harry Potter week crowds and more!

Duration:00:43:45

Episode 155 - Thanksgiving in Universal Orlando

11/10/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We tell you how you can celebrate Thanksgiving while on vacation at the Universal Orlando Resort We answer your questions on: Surprise trip ideas. Length of stay and other things to do in Orlando. Using the Universal dining plan and much more!

Duration:00:35:52

Episode 154 - Bonus HHN! Globus Mundi

11/8/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Stranger Things Day adds a bonus day on to the Stranger Things house at HHN 2018. The Globus Mundi store in Diagon Alley finally opens and a limited-time bar is coming to Loews hotels at Universal Orlando. We answer your question on: Screen-based attractions and retro attractions returning. Discounted HHN merch. Romantic activities and more!

Duration:00:22:57

Episode 153 - How many Butterbeers has Universal sold? Mistakes from first-timers and "professionals"

10/20/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We crunch the numbers and find out how many Butterbeers has Universal sold since the opening of the Wizarding World? We get feedback from the community and hear what you think are the biggest mistakes first-timers and pros can make during a vacation. We answer your questions on: Anime themed areas at Universal parks? New attractions on VIP tours. Behind-the-scenes tours on attractions. And more!

Duration:00:29:41

Episode 152 - Stranger Things interview, Universal's mobile order

10/13/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: two of Halloween Horror Nights's top designers reveal the secrets of bringing Stranger Things to life at the event, and Taylor gives us an overview of how Universal Orlando's new mobile ordering system works. We answer your questions on: The future of motion and screen based attractions, Queues not to skip with Express Pass, Upgrading to Sapphire over Aventura and more!

Duration:00:49:19

Episode 151 - New Harry Potter coaster info, HHN 2018 review

10/6/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we get some possible clues about what to expect with the new roller coaster coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, and Taylor and Marc provide their thoughts on Halloween Horror Nights 2018's haunted houses, scare zones, and stage show. We answer your questions on: HHN touring, wearing light-up bracelets in the park, and Death Eaters in the park for Halloween.

Duration:00:50:25

Orlando Informer Podcast HHN 2018 Interview with Patrick Braillard

9/28/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Taylor interviews Halloween Horror Nights Show Director Patrick Braillard. Get a behinds the scenes look at the hard work that goes into making HHN a reality and some of the unique challenges that went into making 2018's event.

Duration:00:20:40

Episode 150 - A Celebration of Harry Potter, Food and Drink of HHN 2018

9/15/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we explore why A Celebration of Harry Potter is (temporarily?) leaving Universal Orlando, all the crazy new food and drink options at Halloween Horror Nights, and why traveling to the theme parks solo is such a good idea. We answer your questions on: bringing camera equipment into the parks, romantic activities at Aventura Hotel, and more.

Duration:00:54:19

Episode 149 - Universal 101: Halloween Horror Nights

9/8/2018
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Universal 101: Halloween Horror Nights We provide an overview of Universal's most popular annual event and then break down this year's roster of haunted houses, scare zones, live stage shows, and merchandise. For more on Horror Nights: HHN.guide

Duration:00:54:19

Episode 148 - Lost attractions of San Francisco and Amity

9/1/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Marc takes us back in time to see all the attractions that we have lost in the San Francisco and Amity areas of Universal Studios Florida. Taylor explains why Orlando Informer is now ad free. We answer your questions on: Upgrading tickets after entering the park. Would Universal switch to wearable entry media, Globus Mundi shop, Hurricane season in central Florida and much more.

Duration:01:00:47

Episode 147 - Sinbad, Aventura, HHN and more

8/25/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad show is closing. AMC Theaters in CityWalk is changing to Cinemark. Loads of HHN announcements including Halloween and Horrors of Blumhouse. And Taylor gives his first impressions of Aventura Hotel.

Duration:00:45:08

Episode 146 - Two new HHN houses, Mardi Gras 2019

8/11/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Seeds of Extinction and Poltergeist announced for HHN 2018. Dates for Mardi Gras 2019 released. We answer your questions on: How to Train your Dragon land, Hard Rock's pool, theme park tattoos and much more!

Duration:00:50:23

Episode 145 - Third park officially happening! Carnival Graveyard. Bar Bistro 17

8/4/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Carnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces is the fifth house announce for HHN 2018 – we have all the details of the exciting new house. More info on Stranger Things, Trick r' Treat, and Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Aventura's Bar 17 Bistro's menu revealed. A third theme park has been confirmed by NBCUniversal's CEO. We answer your questions on: gluten-free beer, upgrading to an annual pass, nighttime shows during HHN, and more!

Duration:00:47:23

Episode 144 - Universal 101 Production Central

7/21/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Universal 101 is back again. This time we shine the spotlight on Production Central. We break down all the attractions, entertainment, food and more.

Duration:00:40:12

Episode 143 - How many days to stay?

7/14/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We discuss how many days are needed to fully enjoy the Universal Orlando Resort, and all the factors that could affect how many days you should plan for. We dive deep in to the backstory of one HHN 2018 house, and talk about the history of HHN houses of the past. We answer your questions on: Kid Zone, Marvel Super Hero Island, converting tickets into annual pass and more!

Duration:00:51:05

Episode 142 - Cinematic Celebration and Scooby Doo

7/7/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Universal surprises guests as it debuts Cinematic Celebration on July 4th. We break down all the scenes of the new nighttime show. We have a little fun imagining what it would be like if Universal Orlando created 'Spooky Island' from the live-action Scooby Doo movies. We answer your questions on: Forbidden Journey upgrades and changes. Seasonal Passes. HHN for newbies, and more!

Duration:00:46:43

Episode 141 - Revenge of Chucky, Killer Klowns and Urban Pantry

6/30/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: we have the final two scare zones for HHN 2018 – Revenge of Chucky and Killer Klowns from Outer Space round out this year's '80s theming. And we have a first look at Aventura Hotel's food court, Urban Pantry. We answer your questions on: Duff Beer, doing a Disney podcast, bringing pets to Universal Orlando, steaks in CityWalk, and more!

Duration:00:40:57

Episode 140 - New lagoon show, Endless Summer Resort, Comcast bidding for Fox

6/16/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Universal Orlando reveals the new lagoon show. A new look at Endless Summer Resort and booking info. We sort out the Fox/Disney/Comcast situation. We answer your questions on: Disney tips. Getting the most out of your AP. OI Meetups and more!

Duration:00:55:17