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Monthly Archives:January 2015

A Celebration of Harry Potter Returns

Once again it’s that time of year to celebrate the magic of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the approaching weekend. A Celebration of Harry Potter will recognize the amazing storytelling and cinematic feats used to bring this wonderful world made real for everyone! The celebration will take place from today until February 1st 2015 throughout Universal Orlando Resort.

NikkyJ

New MagicBands released from Disney

Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Walt Disney World will release some additional open edition retail MagicBands for $19.95 each (plus tax) on the following dates:

  • Ariel and Cinderella Castle – January 16th
  • Belle – January 23rd
  • Tinker Bell; Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear – January 30th

Look for these items in select Walt Disney World Resort merchandise locations. Select accessories and solid color retail MagicBands can also be found  at http://www.DisneyStore.com/MagicBands.

NikkyJ

Time to Discover Your Cinderella Side at Disney

The famous princess is already giving guests an exciting start of the year! Cinderella is 2015’s latest chat for Disney fans.

Win a Night in Cinderella Castle: What a big way to kick off 2015 with Disney by “flipping” #DisneySide around! The 2015 year will offer guests a chance to win a giveaway of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation that includes a night in Cinderella Castle Suite every day in January!

NikkyJ

Celebration of Harry Potter 2015 Meet-Up

Celebration of Harry Potter Social Media Meet-UpA Celebration of Harry Potter‘ is just a few weeks away and Universal Orlando has announced there will be a special Social Media Meet-Up event taking place during the same weekend. Attendees for the Social Media Meet-Up will be selected through some type of contest, but the details on how to enter have not yet been announced. Winners will receive credentials to the event, which will provide an inside look at some of the art and artistry that has brought Harry Potter to life in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

NikkyJ

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