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Mardi Gras 2015 coming to Universal Studios

Mardi Gras 2014Mardi Gras 2015 coming soon to Universal Studios: Take the best traditions of The Big Easy, an amazing concert line-up, and all the excitement of Universal Studios Florida, and you’ve got the makings of the biggest party in Florida.

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras is sixteen nights of toe-tapping music, sizzling Cajun and Creole cuisine, and beads by the handful. Each night features one of the biggest names in music live in concert, a dazzling parade, outrageous street performers, and more.

The Mardi Gras 2015 celebration will take place select nights Feb 7 through April 18.

NikkyJ

Free Day at Universal Studios

Universal Orlando Free DayHappy Thursday Hipsters! I am excited to let you in on the free day at Universal Studios that is being offered to guests!

Back in October, Universal Orlando Resort announced the return of the resort’s popular 3rd Day Free Offer for U.S. and Canada residents – giving guests a third day FREE with the purchase of a 2-day park ticket.

This offer gives visitors even more time to enjoy the trip of a lifetime to Universal Orlando’s two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Offer valid for purchase through June 7, 2015 and is valid for 14 days from the first use – must be used in full by June 20, 2015.

NikkyJ

Free Disney Gift Card Giveaway

Expedition Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Ring in the new year with a $10 Disney gift card from our friends over at Destinations in Florida! All you have to do is subscribe to our mailing list, yeah right over there ——–>>>>>>> for a chance to win.

NikkyJ

News Around the Mouse: Walt Disney World News

Happy Friday Hipsters! It’s time for your Around the Mouse Walt Disney World News.

IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party Reservations Now Open for January and February: This sparkling soiree will take place select Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings at Epcot’s Showcase Plaza — an exclusive setting perfect for viewing “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.” Sample sweets from around the globe, such as traditional Moroccan baklava, Italian tiramisu, French chocolate ganache tarts and more. 

NikkyJ

From Pharmacist to Theme Park Blogger

I did a fun interview with Natasha for the Adventures in Spirit and Entrepreneurship podcast on my transition from Pharmacist to life as a Theme Park Blogger!

NikkyJ

Downtown Disney Updates

Downtown Disney Updates: Here is a snapshot of several projects underway this week at the Downtown Disney Area.

Recent openings & key updates:

  • Hilltop Restrooms
  • PI bypass causeway closes Jan. 5
  • Full access on levels 1-4 in the parking garage
NikkyJ
Christmas at Ft. Wilderness Lodge

Free Christmas at Disney World

Happy Holidays Hipsters!

There’s nothing like the holiday season. Rather it’s sitting cozily next to a fireplace with family or feeling the spirit of Christmas while walking around the Walt Disney World onsite hotels. Although I love both activities, I think you’d probably guess that the latter has become my new holiday tradition. A few years ago I discovered this new way of enjoying a free Christmas at Disney World. When I’d set out to do a post to help my fellow ThemeParkHipsters save on theme park holiday fun, I had no idea I’d discover how wonderful AND free a Disney holiday experience could be.

NikkyJ

Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

It’s Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort!

Christmas week is finally here and I am soooo happy to be able to spend another year with my loved ones. In case you’re a visitor or a central Florida local, I wanted to give you all some alternative holiday options to celebrating this festive occasion. The on-site hotels of Universal Orlando Resort will be offering a variety of holiday happenings for the 2014 season.

NikkyJ

New Year’s Eve 2014

Photo: Universal Orlando

Photo: Universal Orlando

New Year’s Eve 2014 at Universal CityWalk® is a Hipster’s party paradise when bringing in the New Year. Universal guests know that this eye-popping, mind-blowing, jam-packed New Year’s celebration will be the place to be each this year! CityWalk® guests will be able to enjoy six unique party zones, each with its own signature drinks and entertainment. Plus, each CityWalk® club will feature live music and unlimited gourmet cuisine. Then top off the celebration with a midnight champagne toast and an out of this world pyrotechnics show. Drink it all in at eVe, the best party this year and next!

NikkyJ

Disney’s Star Wars Weekends Dates Announced

Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Hipsters get ready to plan your galactic trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in spring 2015! The Star Wars Weekends dates have been announced and will be held every weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from May 15-June 14, 2015. The Star Wars Character Dining Experiences will be returning and are open for booking now.

NikkyJ