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New App and Villains for Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party

Walt Disney World News

Happy Friday Hipsters! Let’s check out the new App and new featured Villains for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

New! Mayhem at the Mansion App Added to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween PartyA new augmented reality app called Mayhem at the Mansion has been released for free via the iTunes store for use during the event. The app can be used to “capture” the three Hitchhiking Ghosts in the Magic Kingdom during the party by finding them with the help of an event map, and then “capturing” them using an iPhone’s camera. Then, guests are to “return” them to the Haunted Mansion. You can learn more at http://disneymansionmayhem.com.

NikkyJ

Fall 2014 Theme Park Deals!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween CelebrationHappy September!

The 2014 Fall ThemePark Deals are here from our friends at Destinations in Florida!

Disney Discounts 

Walt Disney World® Resort

  • Save up to 30% off Disney Resort Hotels: Do you want to bring the kids to Disney World for a getaway for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and trick or treating throughout Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort? You still have time to save up to 30% off Disney Resort Hotels through November 25, 2014.
  • Active/Retired Military Rates: For US active and retired military, save money on tickets and resort accommodations through October 2015.
  • Florida Resident & Annual Passholder Rates: Florida Residents and Annual Passholders can take advantage of great rates on rooms at select Disney Resort Hotels up to 35% off through September 24, 2014.
  • RunDisney Group Rates: Are you a runner? Do you want to run a race with Mickey Mouse? Join our VIP runners at Destinations in Florida for some of the favorite races including Tower of Terror, Disney Marathon, and Disney Princess Run. These exclusive rates are only with our agency.
NikkyJ

Are You Ready for the Holidays at Universal Orlando?

Holidays at UniversalNew! Universal Holiday Events Announced: Beginning Dec. 6 and running daily through Jan. 3, the Holidays at Universal Orlando features one-of-a-kind traditions. At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, families will light up with holiday cheer as Grinchmas comes to life throughout Seuss Landing. Guests can enjoy a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale, “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” featuring the Whos from Who-ville, accompanied by an original musical score by Mannheim Steamroller. Guests can also meet The Grinch and the Whos and on select dates, enjoy a special breakfast with the characters.

At Universal Studios Florida, the Macy’s Holiday Parade will fill the streets every evening with the same larger-than-life balloons seen in Macy’s famous Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. This year, you won’t want to miss the Chloe The Clown “Balloonicle,” a new addition to the parade that combines a towering balloon with a self-powered vehicle that roams the streets of Universal Studios. Guests will also enjoy colorful holiday characters, fantasy-filled floats and a tree-lighting ceremony by Santa Claus.

NikkyJ

News Around Universal Studios

News Around the Universe

Happy Sunday Hipsters! It’s time for your News Around Universal Studios.

New! Velvet Sessions with Eve 6 Aug 28, 2014Velvet Bar hosts the city’s only rock ‘n’ roll cocktail party on the last Thursday of the month. Admission is $29 on-line or $35 at the door and includes FREE specialty drinks & finger foods and warm-up tunes from 6:30-8:30pm, plus FREE valet parking. Cash bars and live band from 8:00pm onward. Each “session” combines creative cocktails with live music from some of the hottest rock bands.

NikkyJ

Celebration of Harry Potter 2015 Scheduled for January

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New! Celebration of Harry Potter 2015 Scheduled for January:  Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. announced that they will host the second annual “A Celebration of Harry Potter” event – a special event for fans celebrating the global phenomenon that is Harry Potter. Beginning January 30, 2015, fans will enjoy three days of incredible experiences – including the “A Celebration of Harry Potter” Expo, Q&A sessions with Harry Potter film talent and more. 

NikkyJ

HIPSTER Photo of the Week: Hogwarts Express!

Hogwarts Express

New! Universal Celebrates One Million Riders on the Hogwarts Express: Cheers from guests filled the air at Hogsmeade Station on August 7th as Universal Orlando Resort celebrated its one millionth rider on the Hogwarts Express – the iconic train that transported Harry Potter and his friends between Hogsmeade Station and King’s Cross Station in J.K. Rowling’s beloved series. To celebrate this magical milestone, nearly two hundred guests were given complimentary Butterbeer ice-cream.

NikkyJ

News Around Universal Studios: New Houses for Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights 2014New! Three Original Houses, Two New Scare Zones Announced for Halloween Horror Nights 24:  Universal Orlando Resort announced that three original concept haunted houses and two all-new scare zones will join the killer line up of experiences at Halloween Horror Nights 24 at Universal Studios Florida.

NikkyJ

ThemeParkHipster Founder Interviewed by CLP Podcast

CLPThemeParkHipster founder, NikkyJ, was recently interviewed by Podcaster, Curt Worrell. Curt Worrell (Mr. Turn What You Do and Love Into Income) is the founder and owner of Confessions of a Lifestyle Preneur (CLP).

CLP is a website aimed at inspiring everyone to start a lifestyle business in order to create an ever growing economy from the information inside of what you know, do, or love.

Click here to listen to the incredible interview conducted by Mr. Worrell on how NikkyJ was able to go from prescriptions to themeparks!

Be sure to write a review about the episode on iTunes.

NikkyJ

Celebrate Frozen Summer Fun with New Specialty Cupcakes

Newsaroundmouse8202Let’s celebrate Frozen Summer Fun with new specialty cupcakes!

Three new cupcakes will be sold as part of ‘Frozen Summer Fun’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Olaf cupcake is a carrot cupcake with cream cheese icing and a white chocolate Olaf. The Olaf cupcake is available for just $5.19 at select quick service locations: Studio Catering Co., Pizza Planet Arcade, ABC Commissary, Rosie’s All-American Cafe, Backlot Express, Fairfax Fare, Oaken’s Funland, Starring Rolls Cafe,and Coffee Cart. Anna and Elsa cupcakes are also available. The Anna cupcake is chocolate with buttercream, and the Elsa cupcake is vanilla with buttercream. Both are topped with a themed white chocolate medallion. These cupcakes are available for $5.19 at the following locations: Backlot Express, Oaken’s Funland, and Starring Rolls Cafe. These treats are part of the Disney Dining Plan and will be available through Sept. 1 Sept. 30.

NikkyJ

Disney Villains Unleashed Merchandise Announced

Newsaroundmouse8205This week, Disney announced an assortment of event logo merchandise and creative food and beverage to be offered during the Disney Villains Unleashed celebration! Offerings including Disney villain-themed hot dogs and the Maleficent cupcake sounds amazing – dark chocolate cake filled with a decadent blackberry filling topped with smooth blackberry buttercream. At Club Evil in The Hollywood Brown Derby, the Disney chefs will offer an assortment of small plate menu items. These “Villanishious” items include things like “Cruellas Devious Eyes” – fresh mozzarella with ugly ripe tomato spheres, balsamic gelée and basil oil powder – or “The Queen of Hearts famous ‘Off with their heads’”!, which is deviled eggs, pig crackling and a garlic chili gelée and lobster custard with Tobiko caviar and citrus oil.

NikkyJ