Welcome to California Informer

Welcome to California Informer

Welcome to California Informer


After many months of careful planning and late nights writing, the day is finally here. I wanted to be the first to welcome you to California Informer, our sister site to Orlando Informer.

Whether you’re one of the over 8 million who have read our internationally awarded coverage on Orlando Informer or this is your first time visiting one of our websites, we’re absolutely ecstatic to share our almost 100 pages of Universal Studios Hollywood planning information with you.

As has been true in our 5 year history in Orlando, California Informer will be the world’s best resource for Universal Hollywood vacation planning: comprehensive and obsessively updated. All of our content on California Informer is completely free.

California Informer offers readers six surprising advantages over other conventional guidebooks and websites:

  • Near-constant coverage of new and insider information throughout Universal Hollywood.
  • Extensive, in-depth analysis of all rumors, construction projects, and resort developments.
  • Top-notch multimedia, with thousands of HD photos and video content.
  • First-hand coverage of annual events, with annually updated and relevant trip advice.
  • Real-time, real-guest reviews of the resort’s theme park attractions and restaurants.
  • Constant in-park photo updates broadcast live from Universal City.

From California Informer editor Kyle Tague:

Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the most unique theme parks in the world, sharing its gorgeous mountain location with a working film & television studio. With The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the park will bolster its already renowned reputation and become an even bigger international destination. As the park’s profile increases, we deeply felt the need to create a vacation planning resource with the same sort of incredible, rigorously updated content that drives Orlando Informer. Our goal is to help visitors get the most out of their Universal Studios Hollywood vacation. As a freshly minted Los Angeles native and Universal theme park veteran, I can’t wait to help you enjoy the Entertainment Capital of Los Angeles as much as I do.

In addition to being voted the #1 Best Theme Park Blog on USA Today 10Best and titled the “best website for loads of advice on how to save money and make the most of your Orlando holiday” by The Mirror, here are just a few things our readers have said about our first site:

“Just got back from a 3-day trip to Universal and thanks to Orlando Informer we had the BEST trip! I read pretty much the entire website and used the touring plan. We had planned for 3 days but because of good planning we only needed 2 days to complete everything on our list!! The third day was a bonus, and we got to go on all our favorite rides again, and again! We cannot say ‘thanks’ enough, we really had a great and relaxing trip, even at the end of July in the heat and a pretty packed park.” – Miriam

“I just came back from a family trip to Orlando during Christmas time and I really wanted to thank the OI team for all the amazing tips I found in this website. I never waited any more than 20 min in line for anything, even though the parks were quite crowded! We even managed to do the Forbidden Journey twice in less than 40 min. Thanks so much for helping us have the best possible experience in Universal parks. Your website is absolutely awesome!!” – BethaniaAm

I firmly believe that our trip would not even have been half as enjoyable if not for your incredible site. It allowed us to maximize our time, see everything we wanted to do, and still have time for mid-day rests and sit-down meals.” – MamaSowers

Along with our CI Universal Hollywood Center will be the California Informer Blog. This area of the site offers even more in-depth, extensive coverage of Universal Hollywood and surrounding area attractions, including Disneyland and local Hollywood, Santa Monica and Los Angeles tourism spots. We plan to offer a team of talented experts offering the best curated content, whether it be the inside scoop on breaking theme park developments or new ways to save money on your vacation. The ultimate goal is to offer our readers accurate, entertaining, and practical content in a dynamic, interactive online environment.

Throughout the past 6 months of planning and going forward, we’ll strive to offer the best vacation planning resources for Universal Studios Hollywood in the world via exclusive, top-notch content that sets us apart from other websites and guides. Our team invites you to join the over 300,000 unique monthly visitors who utilize our resources at Orlando Informer and now California Informer by diving into our encyclopedia of information. We also encourage you to join the conversation on our social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks for taking the time to visit California Informer. We appreciate your support and couldn’t be more excited to begin this expanded adventure with you.


Taylor Strickland Taylor Strickland is the owner and editor of Orlando Informer and the owner of California Informer. He enjoys Butterbeer ice-cream, sarcasm, photography, technology, and hockey.



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