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How to do Disney Hollywood Studios Solo

How to Do Disney’s Hollywood Studios Solo | 9 First Timer Tips

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a solo theme park traveler’s must!

Hollywood Studios was once known as Disney-MGM Studios when it opened in 1989. It has always been a great half-day theme park for those visiting Walt Disney World solo; however, it is now a park that is spectacular to discover for over a whole day.

The addition of Toy Story Land and the coming addition of Star Wars Land, has made Hollywood Studios a competitive theme park.

Doing Hollywood Studios solo doesn’t have to be intimidating. Since I started traveling to Disney parks alone, I’ve noticed I’m confident meeting new people. I’m also able to let go just a little bit of my introverted side.

NikkyJ
Deserted tree in the midst of grief.

Finding Joy through the Pain: 10-07-2017 The Day My Mom Left

Happy Sunday!

You guys know me as ThemeParkHipster. I’ve been writing on this blog since 2012. It has always brought me great joy. Some people don’t understand why I do this. One person had the nerve to say to me,

“Are you still doing that little theme park thing?”

People I tell ya…

Anyways.

ThemeParkHipster has been my outlet. It has always been there in the good and bad moments of life. ThemeParkHipster has accompanied me through the great times with my Harry Potter friends. It has also pushed me through postpartum depression and the passing away of my mom.

I never talk about this kind of stuff on here, but you all are my theme park family.

NikkyJ
SeaWorld Tips and Tricks

18 Easy SeaWorld Tips to Have The Best Day Ever

Ready take a trip over to Orlando’s marine-inspired park and need a few SeaWorld tips to get you started?

SeaWorld is a great Orlando theme park that is not only excellent for a family vacation, but perfect for a solo trip! Located just off Interstate 4 and the Beachline Express, you’ll be welcomed by the easy going vibe of this aquatic park. SeaWorld will invite you in with its Caribbean, Polynesian, and even Arctic themes felt throughout the park.

Upon entering the theme park, you’ll be treated with colorful flamingos and even baby dolphins with their mothers.

This sets the tone for an amazing day ahead of you!

NikkyJ
Margaritaville Cleveland Ohio

5 Reasons You Should Visit Margaritaville Cleveland on Your Cedar Point Trip

Can you hear that famous Jimmy Buffett jingle, Margaritaville, playing in your head? Well yeah, I might be stretching your imagination a bit, but I’m excited to tell you about my recent trip to Margaritaville in Cleveland.

While heading out to my epic Cedar Point expedition, I had to do a bit of exploring in this lovely Ohio city. One stop on my tour was at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and luckily, I was able to partner up with the amazing Margaritaville team to show you guys some of my top drinks and food selections.

NikkyJ
Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa near Disney

My Best Weekend at Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa

I recently had the opportunity to stay at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa in the beautiful city of Orlando, Florida. If you are not aware, then you know that on my solo travels (or sometimes my travel with friends and family) always lead to some type of staycation!

I live in the heart of the tourist capital of the world, Orlando. We have Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld and so many other attractions on International Drive and even in Downtown Orlando, that I feel like I’m on vacation all of the time.

So instead of spending a whole bunch of money and going out of the state or trying to take a flight across the world, I like to do little 3-day staycations here in Orlando, Florida.

NikkyJ
Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Howl-O-Scream Survival Guide 2018 | Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

13 Tips for Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream Survival 

Are you ready to be paralyzed with terror?

Do you have what it takes to venture out to this year’s Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay? If so, you are in for more than ghostly encounters. I’ve gathered the best tips to help you survive Howl-O-Scream , based on my most memorable past experiences.

 

NikkyJ
19 reasons you'll love CLC Regal Oaks

19 Reasons You’ll Love CLC Regal Oaks | CLC World Resort Near Walt Disney World

Are you ready for the best Orlando vacation?

I’m so happy to take you with me on this journey through crystal-clear lakes to a gorgeous getaway at CLC World Florida Resorts at Regal Oaks in Florida. I was recently on a wonderful staycation enjoying all the topnotch accommodations at these luxury vacation home villas near Walt Disney World!

Join me as I give you 19 reasons you’ll love CLC Regal Oaks. This is the place to be, for the most restful vacation you deserve.

NikkyJ
Top 5 Fall Theme Park Events You must Try!

Top 5 Fall Theme Park Events You Should be Excited For with Diamond Gray of Ride Soother | Halloween Horror Nights, Howl-O-Scream, and more! | Episode 29

 5 Fall Theme Park Events You Should be Excited For with Diamond Gray of Diamond Hearts Theme Parks and Ride Soother | Halloween Horror Nights, Howl-O-Scream, Epcot Food and Wine Festival, and more! 

Happy early Autumn!

I am so glad to finally say that. This day has been on my mind since it ended last year. Fall has always been my favorite time of the year and although the seasons in Florida don’t change as drastically as other parts of America, I am grateful for what we do receive.

Things such as cooler temperatures, fewer people at the ThemeParks, and an escape to the true Florida outdoor life!

We come out of our summer hibernation in Florida and bask in the fall décor both autumn and spooky in nature as it kicks off the holiday season.

Our guest today is the owner of RideSoother.com. She has a strong love and passion for immersive theme parks rides; particularly at Disney and Universal.

NikkyJ
how to do universal studios solo

Complete Beginners Guide to Doing Universal Orlando Solo | First Timer Tips Episode 28

Have you ever wanted to go to Universal Studios solo?

What about Islands of Adventure solo?

Or perhaps the idea seems a bit weird???

We’ll tackle those questions on this week’s episode of the ThemeParkHipster show.

NikkyJ
EPCOT DISNEY TRAVEL

Do You Need a Disney Travel Agent

Should you use a Disney travel agent?

The answer is a little different for everyone. Walt Disney World is a huge place with a lot of attractions. The problem is, many of the attractions are hard to find, and if you’re not paying attention, you may miss an event that rarely comes around.

In this article, we’ll consider a few of the pros and cons of having a Disney Travel agent to help you decide if having one is right for you.

Questions this article will answer:

  1. Should you use a Disney Travel agent?
  2. What are the pros and cons of using a Disney Travel Planner?
  3. Is it cheaper to book Disney through a travel agent?
  4. What questions should I ask an authorized Disney travel agent?
  5. What are Tips to finding a Disney travel agent?
  6. Who is my Disney travel agent recommendation?
NikkyJ