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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

Episode 139 - Biggest HHN ever! New scare zones at HHN 2018, HHN tickets and more!

6/9/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Universal Orlando has announced a 10th house for HHN 2018, making it the biggest event ever. We have the latest on HHN tickets as well as the latest scare zones announced. Forbidden Journey recently received an upgrade, can you tell the difference? We answer your questions on: Universal Express and Disney APs, HHN touring strategies, private events impacting vacation and more!

Duration:00:59:45

Episode 138 - Universal 101: CityWalk

6/2/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: We update our Universal 101 series at CityWalk. We rundown all the full-service and quick-service dining locations. All the entertainment, clubs and shopping as well so you know everything there is to do in CityWalk.

Duration:01:02:18

Episode 137 - Trick r' Treat, Original New York attractions, Hollywood's new wand spells and more!

5/19/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Trick r' Treat is the latest house announced for HHN 2018. Marc takes us back in time to some of the original and nearly forgotten attractions in Universal Studios Florida's New York area. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hollywood has some of the best new wand spells and more! We answer your questions on: Universal pin trading, Butterbeer poll results, the future of Shrek and more.

Duration:00:43:51

Episode 136 - Emeril's Closing, Universal Studios Beijing, What's next at CityWalk

5/12/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Emeril's Orlando, one of the original CityWalk restaurants, is closing this summer. Universal is setting Universal Studios Beijing to be the most expensive theme park in the world. What new locations would we like to see at CityWalk. We answer your questions on: Walking between on-site hotels. HHN ticket options. New lagoon show and more!

Duration:00:51:02

Episode 135 - Fast & Furious - Supercharged Opening Celebration and Butterbeer guide

5/5/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Fast & Furious - Supercharged has officially opened, and Universal celebrated with some celebrity guests. Marc has an informative article in the works all about Butterbeer. We break down the fan-favorite snack... and things get slightly heated. We answer your question on: RIP Tours, OI merch, Universal Easter eggs, and more!

Duration:00:52:41

Episode 134 - Fast & Furious – Supercharged now open! HHN house Dead Exposure: Patient Zero revealed

4/28/2018
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This week on the Orlando Informer Podcast: Universal opened Fast & Furious – Supercharged out of nowhere, we thought you should know. Universal has announced the first original house of HHN 2018. We cover all the special things at the on-site resorts that are worth your visit. We answer your questions on: New lagoon show, Storm Force Acceletron, Voodoo Doughnut wait times and more!

Duration:00:54:16