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The first seven episodes of the Go Informed Podcast are the series 7 Days to a Better Universal Orlando Vacation. Each day we’ll be exploring a different aspect of your visit to Universal Orlando, with basic tips to help you get the most out of your trip.



Episode 1: Universal Orlando – The Basics

Universal Orlando: The Basics

Universal Orlando: The Basics

Today’s episode is an introduction to Universal Orlando, to give you an overview of the who, what, where, when, and why of Universal Orlando resort.

Where is Universal Orlando located?

Located in Orlando, of course, about 30 minutes away from the Orlando airport

What you’ll find at Universal Orlando:

2 theme parks – Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure

1 water park – Volcano Bay

6 hotels – Cabana Bay, Aventura (opens 2018), Sapphire Falls, Royal Pacific, Hard Rock Hotel, Portofino Bay

Shopping, dining, and entertainment district – Universal CityWalk

Why visit Universal Orlando Resort?

Theming – Harry Potter, plus many other movie and entertainment themes

Thrill rides – Roller coasters, visual effects

Humor, irreverent point of view

Who would enjoy this resort?

This resort really does have something for everyone. But it can be a challenge for individuals with limited mobility. Preparation will make any trip to Universal Orlando better.

When to Visit?

Any time is a good time to visit, but some times of the year require more planning and preparation. Which is a great reason to listen to these episodes!

Additional Resources for Planning Your Trip to Universal Orlando

33 Things to Know Before You Visit Universal Orlando

Adding a Visit to Universal to Your Disney World Trip

A guidebook I really like: Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando

My Universal Orlando board on Pinterest.


Tomorrow’s episode, Day 2 of 7 Days to a Better Universal Orlando Vacation, will be all about where to stay on your trip. Click here to listen now.


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