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epcot food & wine festival

2018 Complete Guide to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Nope not Christmas, but close enough. The 23rd annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is where food and theme park aficionados rendezvous to satisfy their daring epicurean desires.

The Epcot Food and Wine Festival will feature more than 30 global marketplaces with dates from August 30th through November 12th.

So, I take it as my duty to inform both new comers and returnees of everything each ThemeParkHipster should know for the 2018 festival!

NikkyJ
Tips and secrets located in The Wizarding World of Diagon Alley

Muggles’ Killer Guide to Diagon Alley | Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a dream come true for the legions of Harry Potter fans the franchise has built over the last two decades. As one of the more popular attractions at Universal Studios, Diagon Alley features a huge selection of magical activities that range from riding the Hogwarts Express to being a part of the wand selection process first hand.

Harry Potter World in Orlando (and yes I did use that term…this is a Muggles’ guide ), is divided into two sections:
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade – Located in Islands of Adventure
  • Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley – Located in Universal Studios Florida
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Universal Studios one day guide

Universal Studios One-Day Itinerary

Ride the movies and be a star! This is (or was) Universal Studios Florida’s claim to fame. You can still see remaining relics of the past, but things have shifted into dominant franchises of today. Now, I am not a stickler of living in the past, but I still do miss classic attractions such as the ORIGINAL King Kong ride KONGfrontation.

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spiderman at islands of adventure

Islands of Adventure One-Day Itinerary

A land of adventure and wonder. Islands of Adventure is where we’re headed today. I want to show you how to manage a hectic day into a one-day easy travel plan filled with excitement!

Islands of Adventure is located in the Universal Orlando Resort. A quick ten minute walk from Universal Studios or a short ride on the Hogwarts Express.

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Epcot International Festival of the Arts Guide

Epcot International Festival of the Arts Complete Guide

What is the Epcot International Festival of the Arts?

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is Disney’s way of combining the creativity of arts and food in only a way Disney can do! This festival is in its second year and lasts for over a month.

According to Disney, accomplished professionals will teach guests creative techniques and tricks of the trade at hands-on workshops as well as complimentary seminars. Some of the activities include animation drawing, cake decorating, and calligraphy. The goal of this festival is to help guests walk away with a brand-new set of skills or  who are at least stimulated to learn a new hobby!

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How to enjoy Epcot as an adult

2019 Epcot for Adults the Complete Guide

Walt Disney World for Adults: Epcot Edition

Let’s talk about my absolute favorite theme park in the world.

Epcot!

Particularly, Epcot for adults.

Yeah, we’re going there today.

Epcot has always been thought of as Walt Disney World more adult friendly theme park. Epcot’s approach has been to take the present and create the future we want to have. This has been done through Future World highlighting technological advances of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Whereas World Showcase goal is to highlight learning and living with people of other cultures.

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The best way to do SeaWorld Orlando

2019 SeaWorld Complete Guide

THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO.

SeaWorld is one of the last maritime amusement parks left in the nation. It’s an aquatic park in Orlando that can be done as a half-day or whole-day park. This depends on your goals for that day. SeaWorld Orlando is quite stunning and is in the same family as Busch Gardens.

When approaching the park gates, you’ll see a watery entrance reminding you of a gorgeous bay in San Diego. Once in the gates, you experience watery thrills, hear tropical noises, and see colorful topiary displays.

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The best way to do Disney's Magic Kingdom as a grown up.

Magic Kingdom for Adults the Complete Guide

Walt Disney World for Adults: Magic Kingdom Edition!

The Magic Kingdom is thought to be the most magical place on earth, especially for kids. No need to worry. This place is just as magical for adults who love the charm Walt Disney World is known to have. As a grown-up going to the Magic Kingdom, all you have to do is unleash your freedom and dive in.

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Busch Gardens Complete Guide

2018 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Complete Guide

Thinking about making a solo trip out to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay anytime soon? This wild and adventurous theme park is known to have some of the best roller coasters and thrill rides in Florida. Formerly known as the Dark Continent, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay invites you to seek adventures in the lush and mysterious lands of Africa.

I have so many fond memories of this magnificent theme park. It was the first time I had rode a roller coaster, Python, and it was the first park I was able to explore on my own. Busch Gardens was also a place where I created great memories with my large family, being that it was a much more affordable theme park for families to attend together.

Busch Gardens was opened in Tampa, Florida on March 31, 1959 by the Anheuser-Busch company as a free animal attraction alongside a brewery. It has since become a 335-acre theme park divided into African-themed regions: Egypt, Congo, Birds Garden, Jungala, Morocco, Nairobi, Pantopia, the Cheetah Hunt area, Sesame Street Safari of Fun, and Stanleyville that can be done in one day.

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The Complete Theme Park Checklist

Checkout everything you may need to pack for Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Water Theme Parks, and more!

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