USCT 004: An Insider’s Guide To Orlando – With Theme Park Insider Robert Niles

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USCTIn this episode of the US City Traveler Podcast, you get to meet Robert Niles, who you may remember from our interview last year. Robert is a former Walt Disney World cast member and the founder and editor of Theme Park Insider, a consumers’ guide to the world’s most popular theme and amusement parks. It’s been named the top theme park site on the internet by Forbes and Travel + Leisure magazines and it has been featured in the New York Times, ABC’s Good Morning America, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Readers Digest.

Robert is the author of Stories from a Theme Park Insider, a collection of stories that take you behind the scenes of the Magic Kingdom to give you an insiders look at how a theme park works, and today we will be discussing his latest book, Theme Park Insider: Orlando 2014, which is Robert’s first guidebook, with more than 200 pages of tips, descriptions, and advice to help anyone considering an Orlando-area vacation. Those interested in visiting Central Florida will want to be sure to listen to learn about all of the latest attractions and insider tips and tricks for having the vacation of a lifetime.


More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about: 
  • An introductory to the Orlando theme park scene for first-time visitors.
  • What Robert recommends seeing for those who only have two days in Orlando.
  • Some of the theme park’s best kept secrets.
  • Orlando’s must-see show guide.
  • Some of the most unique theme park dining experiences on the planet!
  • The area’s best hotels.
  • Recommendations for budget seekers, as well as the top spots for big spenders.
  • Other area attractions for those who aren’t theme park fans.
  • Recently opened attractions and what park goers have to look forward to next.
  • What to expect from Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter and it’s newest addition!
  • What it’s like visiting Orlando during the holiday season.
  • And so much more!


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Taylor Goldblatt

After years of research, travel, and dreams, I have created this website for people like you who want to experience the things that only America can offer. My passion is to explore and share America's greatest destinations and attractions. Follow me on Twitter @USCityTraveler for additional travel tips and ideas.

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