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Christmas at the Parks

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates Announced for 2017

New Dates Announced for Magic Kingdom Special Events

The dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are now available.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are separately-ticketed events where the Magic Kingdom comes bursting to life with decorations, exciting entertainment and much more!

Tickets for both events will go on sale in May.

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The Perfect Christmas Resort Hopping Route at Walt Disney World

For a budget friendly way to enjoy the holidays I recommend hotel hopping at the major Walt Disney World resorts. It’s something I tried for the first time a few years ago with OutdoorsyDiva and it’s FREE!

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Thanksgiving Day at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 2016

Happy Holidays! It’s time to celebrate Thanksgiving at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. If you don’t have any dinner plans, then we have a couple of suggestions going on at the park.

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Universal Orlando Resort Thanksgiving Guide 2016

If your idea of Thanksgiving Day is spending time in Orlando with family at a Universal Orlando Resort, then you’ve chosen the perfect place. Among the coasters, magic, and fairy-tales are some of the best fall festival feasts right here in the theme park capital of the world. 

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2015 Epcot Candlelight Processional Packages Now On Sale

The Epcot Candlelight Processional is one of my favorite Theme Park Christmas traditions to do at Walt Disney World. Each guest at Epcot is entertained with the jubilant reciting of the divine holiday story presented in true Disney fashion. The story is usually told by celebrity narrators such as Neil Patrick Harris and Whoopi Goldberg; accompanied with a 50-piece orchestra and a magnificent mass choir.

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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.

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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.

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Frozen Gingerbread Castle at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Photo: Disney Parks Blog

During this yuletide season Disney traditionally takes gingerbread house building to a new height, making Walt Disney World the premiere holiday must do for all things merry! Due to Frozen record breaking success, one would expect the Norwegian fairy tale to bring its artic chill across the parks.

Take a look at the amazing time-lapse video below of the all-new Gingerbread Holiday Ice Castle at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, inspired by the film. The 17-foot-tall masterpiece is visible from the monorail as guests head to and from Magic Kingdom Park. The Frozen gingerbread castle took months to bake and five days to build. It is adorn with sugar snowflakes, gingerbread shingles and chocolate-coated trees with Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and more amongst the sugary creation.

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2014 Theme Park Holiday Events

2014 Theme Park Holiday Events

Happy December Hipsters! It’s my second favorite month of the year (minus my birthday month of November 😉 ) which means the Christmas season is in full effect around the theme parks! Listed below are a few events going on until January to commemorate the joyful occasion.

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Thanksgiving at Universal Studios

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s time to celebrate Thanksgiving at Universal Studios Orlando. If you don’t have any dinner plans, then we have a couple of suggestions going around the Universal Orlando Resort.

New! Spend Thanksgiving at Emeril’s Tchoup Chop: On November 27, 2014 from 12 pm until 9 pm guests will be able to enjoy a special Thanksgiving menu at Emeril’s Tchoup Chop. Chef Ryan Vargas and team cook-up the following Thanksgiving specials (in addition to the regular menu):

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