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Universal Orlando Packing Essentials

Universal Orlando Resort Essentials Packing List

One of the questions I get a lot is what do I pack in a day bag for Universal Orlando? Many want to know what basic essentials are needed for a fun day.

Let’s check out the Universal Orlando Resort essentials you’ll need for a great trip!

NikkyJ

Veterans Day at Universal Studios Florida

Happy early Veterans Day to all of our spectacular troops of America!

The 12th Annual Veterans Day Parade will take place over at Universal Studios Florida.

In honor of those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, Universal Orlando Resort’s Veterans Network, will march in a special parade at Universal Studios Florida on Veterans Day.

During the day there is a flag-raising ceremony and in previous years a private lunch for Veterans and their families was provided (please check with Universal Orlando Resort to see if it is still offered). Every year the parade begins around 11 a.m. with the flag-raising ceremony taking place in the New York area of the park.

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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
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Halloween Horror Nights 1992

In 1992, the event was renamed Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights (advertised as the 2nd Annual Halloween Horror Night) instead of the previous Fright Nights. The 1992 year would add a new maze, The People Under the Stairs, in one of Universal’s soundstages.

Many of the attractions this year became “Horror-fied” and added a scary element to them.

Because of the success of the first year, Halloween Horror Nights would have a larger budget ($1 million) and would aim at becoming the number one Halloween event in America. Joseph Curley, Universal Studios Florida PR Manager at the time, stated that the 1992 year would be like Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

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Beginners Guide to Doing Universal Orlando Solo

Theme Parks Solo: Universal Orlando Resort Edition!

Have you ever wanted to go to Universal Studios solo?

What about Islands of Adventure solo?

Or perhaps the idea seems a bit weird???

The Universal Orlando Resort parks are made perfectly for solo adult travelers. I know you’re probably thinking this has got to be the oddest idea but trust me, you can do it!

There’s a way to do Universal Orlando solo without thinking it’s weird….

…that’s if you know what to do.

NikkyJ

Halloween Horror Nights Survival Guide 2019

Halloween Horror Nights Survival Guide and Tips!

You poor unfortunate souls. Do you dare to venture out to this year’s Halloween Horror Nights? If so, you are in for more than ghostly encounters. The 2018 Halloween Horror Night event will take place from September 13th until November 3rd at Universal Studios Florida.

This year Universal will have a record number of haunted mazes, ten to be exact!

According to Universal,

This year, time twists and turns on itself–ripping cinematic greats, cult classics and even original nightmares from decades past into a new era of fear with more terrifying haunted houses than ever, sinister scare zones and outrageous entertainment.

NikkyJ

Halloween Horror Nights I AKA Fright Nights

Hey Hipsters! It’s time to relive the ghastly history of Universal’s most anticipated yearly event, Halloween Horror Nights.

Halloween Horrors Nights, created by Julie Zimmerman and John Paul Geurts, began as Fright Nights over in Hollywood, California and was brought to Florida in 1991 for three nights. The original concept of this event was to have a huge Halloween party throughout the Universal Studios Florida theme park. Little did the creators know that this spine-tingling affair would turn into a global phenomenon for over a quarter of a century.

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Fast and Furious Supercharged queue

Why You Should Ride the Fast and Furious Supercharged Ride

I know, you’ve heard all the bad reviews flooding the internet. Unhappy fans wanting something new seems to be the majority.

And I can understand why.

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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Where to Buy Discounted Theme Park Tickets

Question of the week: Where to find cheap theme park tickets?

Hey guys!

Being a self-proclaimed ThemeParkHipster makes me the main one in my group of friends who “knows” the ins and outs of theme park tips. One question I always get is:

How can I get cheap Disney tickets?

NikkyJ
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