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Disney World Cancels Brightline Train Station

File this under least surprising news ever: Walt Disney World has cancelled plans for a Brightline high-speed rail station at Disney Springs. This post shares details about the derailment, why this was never intended to be the replacement for Disney’s Magical Express, and why none of this is the least bit surprising. (Updated June 28, 2022.) Brightline

Guide to Face Mask Rules at Universal Orlando

This guide to face mask rules at Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and CityWalk covers official policies, our recommendation for the best masks, answers to frequently asked questions on wearing face coverings, and differences between policies and enforcement at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. (Updated February 11, 2022.) Essentially, this goes beyond answering

1-Day Islands of Adventure Itinerary

Our 1-day Islands of Adventure itinerary offers a step by step plan for an ideal visit to Universal Orlando’s second theme park, with strategy for spending less time waiting in lines and avoiding crowds. We offer advice for rides, restaurants, shows, snacks, entertainment, and more. (Updated January 26, 2022.) Central Florida theme parks are currently

Universal Orlando Hotel Rankings & Reviews

Trying to find the best hotel near Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure? This ranks & reviews all resorts at Universal Orlando, with pros & cons, and a rundown of the ideal accommodations for families, honeymooners, solo, adults, and other travelers so you can choose the right hotel for your vacation! As Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando v. Disney World Hotels

Planning on visiting both Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World during your Florida vacation? This weighs the pros & cons, with an unbiased look at Universal v. Disney resorts based on price, perks, amenities, location, transportation, dining, and more. For many Walt Disney World fans who were once “bubble or bust!” might now find themselves

2022 Universal Orlando Planning Guide

If you’re visiting Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, our 2022 planning guide offers restaurant recommendations, park & ride strategy, plus tips & tricks to help you save money & time, avoid crowds, and more to have the best vacation possible. (Updated January 1, 2022.) We’re Universal Orlando Annual Passholders and huge fans of