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It’s Friday the 13th, a True Nightmare Before Christmas!

Happy Friday the 13th!

Although it’s the season to be jolly, we have to pause and take a break to recognize the Yuletide spooks of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, a perfect mix of ghastly haunts and merry quirks of the special holiday. I’m sure that no one puts Halloween and Christmas in the same sentence, but it takes special people like Burton and Danny Elfman (the film’s composer) to combine the two opposite holidays and make a classic masterpiece.

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NikkyJ

Win with Mickey (DESTINATIONS IN FLORIDA GIVEAWAY!!!)-Giveaway Over

Disney Travels

If you are an avid traveler and a collector of all things Disney, then I have GREAT news for you today! Destinations in Florida, the PremEAR Disney World and Orlando vacation planners, is offering up to 35% off stays at select Walt Disney World resorts for the winter and spring seasons of 2014…but that’s not all!

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Theme Park Therapy: Holiday Hope at Florida Amusement Parks

As I sit here prepping for the holiday season ahead, I realize that each year goes by faster and faster. Sometimes the earlier portions of the year feel so far in the distant, like a thick foggy Florida morning. A week may every now and then seem so long ago.

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HIPSTER Photo of the Week: Christmas at Busch Gardens Tampa

Christmas décor near Cheetah Hunt

Christmas décor near Cheetah Hunt

The holiday season has officially arrived in central Florida and I was able to do a quick visit to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as they prepared to set the stage for the spectacular Christmas Town celebration. An event that will combine 15,000 sq. ft. of real snow to play in, a deliciously prepared feast by Mrs. Claus, more lights than you can imagine, and oh yeah the thrilling rides that keep Hipsters returning to Busch Gardens. This event will run on select nights from November 29th until December 23rd of this year.

Click here for more information on this festive event.

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Cyber Monday Deals for ThemePark Travel!

Black Friday shopping is done and Small Business Saturday has passed. We have now reached Cyber Monday, a day where all of us computer geeks can get our shopping on without fighting the crazy holiday crowds. For this Hipster, a journey to someone’s ThemePark completes my holiday list, but this year I’m thinking about doing a full out vacation style trip.

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2013 Florida ThemePark Holiday Schedule

Magic Kingdom Christmas 2012

Magic Kingdom

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Dates: Select nights November 8th-December 20th

Price: Click here to purchase tickets (Separately priced ticket)

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Happy Thanksgiving Hipsters!

Autumn at the Magic Kingdom Happy Thanksgiving Day Hipsters!

Today is a special day to enjoy your loved ones and to give thanks to the many blessings in your life. If you’re out in the ThemeParks, then have a fun time for me because it’s my birthday and I will be at my parents house celebrating another year of life and another opportunity to fellowship with family and friends.

I plan on stuffing my face with dressing, mash potatoes, macaroni and cheese, fried turkey, and birthday cake 🙂 After I am pleasantly plump, I will lay out on the couch and enjoy the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with my nieces and nephews surrounding me.

What do you have planned to celebrate this joyous occasion?

Until next time be safe and be happy!

NikkyJ

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Mexico Pavilion at Epcot. Ancient Pyramid. #DisneyTips #Epcot

EPCOT Country Highlight: Let’s Go to Mexico!

Hola, Amigos! Let’s take a trip to the beautifully diverse country of Mexico, but we won’t be leaving Florida for this visit. EPCOT will teleport us to the mystical mountainous country by the imaginative magic of Walt Disney. Here you can hear the mariachi band performing in the background, taste exquisite food that will allure your taste buds, sip on tantalizing tequila, and have a watery adventure with the Three Caballeros in the twilight of the Plaza de los Amigos.

NikkyJ

HIPSTER Photo of the Week: Hogwarts Express!

Hogwarts express construction

2014 is approaching and Universal Studios Florida is well on its way to completing the historic expansion to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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Disney’s Haunted Mansion Fandom

Happy Halloween!

Disney’s Haunted Mansion is one of the top attractions among ThemeParkHipsters, so much so that there is a large fandom that encompasses fan fiction, meetups, collectibles, comics, and numerous pop culture mentions around the world! I’ve always enjoyed the ride, but I could never quite ride it alone (no surprise there).

NikkyJ