Universal Studios Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster on the lift

2023 Universal Studios Orlando Crowd Calendar: Avoid the Busy Days!

Did you know that there is a Universal Studios Orlando Crowd Calendar that can help you choose the best time to go?

You know there’s nothing I love more than giving you all the best tips and tricks for planning out the best theme park day ever.

From what to ride, to what to eat, we love to cover it all so that you can have the most memorable theme park experience possible!

So today, I’m excited to share with you some tips and tricks to consider in phase one of planning your theme park visit: when to actually go!  

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DINOSAUR Ride at Animal Kingdom with Tyrannosaurus Rex

5 BEST Animal Kingdom Rides for Solo Travelers (2023)

Welcome back ThemeParkHipster! Today I’m excited to cover one of my favorite topics: the top rides for solo travelers! In particular, the best Animal Kingdom rides.

In the world of theme parks, especially Disney World, it can feel like the whole layout is only planned for big groups or families. And of course, that can make the single rider feel pretty left out. 

But today, I’ve got good news, because I’m going to offer you a solution to all of those solo rider worries with the Animal Kingdom rides solo travelers must do!

So, throw those Single Rider stresses out the window and let’s get started planning the best solo Animal Kingdom day ever!

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Universal Orlando Resort Jurassic Park in Islands of Adventure with T-Rex coming from trees over jeep

2023 Universal Orlando Annual Pass Guide: Prices, Perks, Tips and more!

Are you confused about how to choose the BEST Universal Orlando Annual Pass for you?

No need to worry because I will guide you to the best choice in this guide!

Annual Passes are a crowd favorite among many theme park aficionados. Mostly because they often pay for themselves within a few visits.

And luckily, this is no different for Universal Theme Parks and Resorts in Orlando, FL. 

Today I’m going to talk you through Universal Orlando Passholder perks, tips, and tricks so you can decide if an annual pass purchase is the right move for you! 

(Spoiler alert: It probably is!)

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Cedar Point Power Tower behind Corkscrew roller coaster

Top 10 BEST Hotels Near Cedar Point (2023)

Are you ready to take a trip to the roller coaster capital of the world AND do it staying at one of the best hotels near Cedar Point? If so, then a trip to Sandusky, Ohio is in the cards for you!

Believe it or not, Cedar Point Amusement Park in the Buckeye State boasts almost 20 world record breaking coasters with a collective 70 miles of track.  

So if you’re ready to get your belly drops and thrill on, you’re going to NEED our guide to the best hotels near Cedar Point… because every ThemeParkHipster needs a place to rest their head after a full day of parking hopping!

So whether you’re looking for hotels that are family friendly, budget friendly, luxurious, or otherwise, I’ve got you covered with our 10 diverse picks of Cedar Point hotels below!

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Universal Studios vs Islands of Adventures with Park Arches and Tower

SMACKDOWN! Universal Studios vs. Islands of Adventure: Which is Better?

Universal Studios vs. Islands of Adventure: Do you know the difference and which is better for you?

Well today, I’m going to help you answer those EXACT questions. 

And while I’ve already covered the ULTIMATE theme park showdown: Disney vs. Universal here, today I’m going to take on an even tougher debacle: Universal Studios vs. Islands of Adventure.

Which park has more of what you’re looking for? Which park fits your ThemeParkHipster checklist for the perfect theme park day? 

So let’s use our 7 favorite theme park categories to finally settle this age old challenge!

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Cedar Point Maverick Roller Coaster Zooming By

Top 10 Best Cedar Point Rides All RANKED!

Want to know what the best rides at Cedar Point are for your visit?  If so, then I have the PERFECT park for you: Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.

Unlike the parks and rides you might be familiar with down here in the Sunshine State, the Cedar Point rides are like no other!

And that’s because nearly all Cedar Point roller coasters are world record breakers and world record holders!  Seriously!

In fact, almost all new Cedar Point attractions must prove to be the biggest, fastest, or tallest in their class, or else Cedar Point may not even consider building it.

So if you’re ready to take on some of the most intense and thrilling roller coasters the world has ever seen, then you’ve come to the right place! 

Let’s talk about the 10 best rides at Cedar Point!

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Best Disney Pins Hidden Mickey Pins

25 Coolest and BEST Disney Pins You Have to Buy!

If you’re reading this post today I might as well call you a Trading Pin Hipster – cuz that’s what I’m covering in today’s article: Where can I find the COOLEST Disney Pins and how can I go about trading them?

You see, pin trading started in the Disney parks back in October 1999, so when I talk about Disney Pins, I’m honoring a 20+ year magical tradition that brings people together!

So, if you’re ready to level up your pin trading game – keep reading below for the 25 Best Disney Pins we could find! Just know that all of the prices are subject to change at anytime.

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Mythos Restaurant Islands of Adventure Waterfall out of mouth

AVOID the Universal Orlando Wait Times with Express Pass: Is it worth it in 2023?

Well ThemeParkHipster… you asked, so now it’s my time to deliver: To Universal Orlando Express Pass, or not to Universal Express Pass?!

I KNOW it’s a big decision since there are SO many factors to consider when purchasing a Universal Orlando Express Pass; and I totally can’t wait to help you decide!

So – What is the Express Pass? How is it different from the Unlimited Express Pass? And most importantly, is the Universal Orlando Express Pass worth it in general?  

I can’t wait to get to all that – and more – below!

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Themed Vacation Rentals Near Disney World

Top 10 Themed Vacation Rentals Near Disney World that Won’t Make you Miss Staying on Property!

Do you know where to find the BEST themed vacation rentals near Disney World?

Hi again ThemeParkHipster!  Today we’re excited to talk to you about something a little bit outside the realm of theme parks… Resort Vacation Home Rentals!

We know, for a lot of out-of-towners, where you stay can make or break your vacation experience. 

While some feel strongly about staying on property at their favorite theme park or resort, I know there are plenty of travelers out there who want to expand their horizons when it comes to picking a vacation rental near Disney World.

Of course waking up every morning to Mickey Waffles and falling asleep to Disney cartoons is fun and all, but in the words of Walt Disney, “There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow out there!” 

So why not explore some more options, right?!

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Universal Studios VIP Experience

Universal Studios Orlando VIP Tour Guide: Should You Do It in 2023?

Have you ever wanted to do the Universal Studios Orlando VIP Tour?

BEWARE ThemeParkHipster! Only read further if you’re interested in getting the FULL VIP, red carpet treatment during your next visit to Universal Studios Orlando!

Yup, that’s right. Today I’m talking ALL THINGS Universal Orlando VIP Tour. From what the Universal VIP Tour is, to how much it costs, by the end of this post you’ll know FOR SURE whether or not the this tour is for you!

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