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Theme Park Nostalgia

The Death of ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter at the Magic Kingdom

A few weeks ago, on a super EXTRA hot Florida day, I spent some time in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom exploring the nooks and crannies I’d ignored on prior visits. On my journey I passed Stitch’s Great Escape with a less than five minute wait and thought to myself, “why not catch the next showing,” so I detoured and headed inside for the pre-show.

NikkyJ

Let’s Relive the Slithery Trek of Busch Garden’s Python Roller Coaster

 

Python Entrance in Congo Section of Busch Gardens Photo: Theme Park Review

Python Entrance in Congo Section of Busch Gardens
Photo: Theme Park Review

“Are you ready to challenge the Python and live?”

Part of the infamous, somewhat truthful tagline for Busch Garden’s forgotten roller coaster, Python, brewed from the mysterious death of a 39 year old who died shortly after experiencing this reptilian attraction.

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How Did Walt Disney World Inside Out Become the Best? Find Out.

Did the ThemeParkHipster really go there?

Yes I did 🙂

Why?

Because the other day I was checking out YouTube to watch past Walt Disney World documentaries and low and behold I came across some old videos of Walt Disney World Inside Out. One of my absolute favorite shows ever produced on the Disney Channel!

So how did Walt Disney World Inside Out become the best?

NikkyJ

Goodbye Maelstrom

In case you are not aware the last boat ride of Maelstrom into the wintery mysteries of Norway will take place this Sunday, October 5, 2014. The announcement came as a shocker to most Epcot fans; however, the rumor of its Frozen-themed replacement surfaced on the Internet a few months ago and I can admit that I did not believe it. I swore my friends up and down that there was absolutely NO WAY Disney would close such a classic and replace it with, what I felt was, a temporary cultural fad.

But as I continued to think about it, I realized that Maelstrom was no different from Horizons, World of Motions, or even El Rio Del Tiempo.

NikkyJ
Tom Sawyer Island Dapper Day at the Magic Kingdom

A Dapper Day at Disney

Sunday was filled with bright spring colors of elegant dresses and ravishing suits for Dapper Day. Where the adventure in the park was all about the soirée of classic fashions at the Magic Kingdom…and I, of course, had to participate in this gala with my friends!

NikkyJ

2013 Resolution #1: My American Idol Experience

It was a Saturday morning on a clear and beautiful February day here in Florida. I walked up to this bright blue and silver building in Hollywood Studios with one goal in mind….to finally immerse myself in the American Idol experience.

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Throwback Thursday: The Map Hoarder

Theme Park Maps

My Theme Park Map Collection

Who loves collecting park maps?

Me, Me, Me!

Over here!

What started off as a simple “let me have this map as a souvenir”, mainly because my mom couldn’t really afford to buy us both food and park trinkets, became a must do every time I was at a Theme Park, rest stop, or hotel. Then I started doing it because I was a very imaginative young girl and I wanted to relive the experience once I got back home.

NikkyJ

ThemeParkHipster Throwback Thursday: Boardwalk and Baseball

Boardwalk and Baseball

Boardwalk and Baseball was my introduction into the world of theme parks. The short stay of the park was sad. I have always wished that it had stayed around so that I could have experienced it again at an older age. It was located outside of Orlando, Fl in Davenport at the corner of I-4 and Hwy 27.

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