• +1-407-906-0912
  • themeparkhipster@gmail.com

Theme Park Guides

Busch Gardens Complete Guide

2019 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.

NikkyJ
epcot food & wine festival

2019 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 24th 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 2018 (still awaiting 2019 dates).

So, I take it as my duty to inform and give tips to both new comers and returnees of everything each ThemeParkHipster should know for the 2019 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
NikkyJ
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.

NikkyJ
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.

NikkyJ
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.

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

2019 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.

NikkyJ

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!

Nikida M
water parks disney orlando

Florida Water Park Guide

Summertime is definitely in full swing.

So what do you do when it’s hot in Florida, but you want a theme park experience?

You plan a day at a water park!

NikkyJ

2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Complete Guide

No it’s not Christmas in September, but it sure feels like! To Disney enthusiasts it’s our most wonderful time of the year, the 20th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! Our yuletide, stomach-stuffing delight is just what we need to complete every year. If you haven’t been before, then it would be slightly hard for you to understand our obsession with every detail regarding this wonderful festival.

The Epcot Food and Wine Festival will feature more than 30 global marketplaces with dates from September 25th through November 16th… So I take it as my duty to inform both new comers and returnees of everything each person will need to know for the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

What’s New at the 2015 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival?

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Expands to Future World

For the first time ever, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be in the Future World section of Epcot with four new food and beverage marketplaces. The new Artistry of Wine & Cheese festival area will feature the Cheese Studio (offering a cheese sampler served on an artist’s palette to pair with wines) and the Wine Studio (offering premium wines on tap). The Cheese and Wine Studio will be located along the walkway toward Future World West.

New Next Eats Area will debut with Sustainable Chew and Chew Lab marketplaces inspired by ABC’s The Chew. Both marketplaces will be located near the Epcot Character Spot.

Photo: Disney

Photo: Disney

NikkyJ
12