Cedar Point Red Maverick Roller Coaster

Maverick at Cedar Point: The MOST Thrilling Ride in Town!

Maverick at Cedar Point acts more like a bucking bronco than a coaster! It is full of twists, screws, launches, tunnels, and plenty of airtime!

But do you know the backstory of this wild ride? Well, giddy up, partner! I’ve got the inside scoop.

Introducing “Maverick!”

Let’s saddle up and get into the history, theme, ride stats and ride layout along with some fun facts about the coaster!

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Disneyland Castle with Partners Statue of Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney

33 Weird (but true) Best Kept Secrets of Disneyland You MUST Know

Are you ready to look out for the best kept secrets of Disneyland for your next vacation?

If you are here, you are probably trying to be challenged to see if you, as a disney adult, can learn something new about Disneyland.

I have reached out to a few locals for their favorite secrets and facts and will combine them with some of my own personal experience and research to put this challenge to the test.

Let’s dive into 33 of the fun hidden Disneyland secrets and facts to find on your Disney adventure!

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Disney Magic Kingdom Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster going over the bridge Frontierland

Ultimate Guide to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: From Wild Claims to Kidney Stones!

Howdy Folks! And welcome to the Wild West. Since you’re here, let me take you on a virtual ride of BIG Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park!

And by wild west, I really mean Frontierland location at Walt Disney World.

Home to Peco’s Bills, Tom Sawyer Island, Country Bear Jamboree, the upcoming attraction Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and of course the star of today, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad!

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is one of the four “Disney Mountains,” the other being Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Expedition Everest.

Considered a true Disney Classic and one of the must-do experiences when you visit the resort, today I will be diving deep into the history of the attraction and its impact on the park in which it resides.

For your safety, remain seated with your hands, arms, feet, and legs inside the train—and be sure to watch your kids. If any of you folks are wearin’ hats or glasses, best remove ’em—’cause this here’s the wildest ride in the wilderness!

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Butterbeer Universal Studios Recipe with hot butterbeer and Hogwarts castle in the background.

10 Universal Orlando Snacks Under $10 You HAVE to try!

Ready for your Universal Orlando Snacks challenge?

Have you ever heard of a “lady who lunches?” We need to start recognizing those ladies who snack, in my personal opinion!

So many people talk and gush about the snacks at Walt Disney World, but I feel it’s high time that Universal starts getting some love when it comes to their snacks.

All throughout their resort, there are sweet, savory, tangy and delicious snacks that deserve…

… I mean demand the public’s attention!

Not only do the Universal Orlando snacks deliver, but ALL of these that I mention are affordable at just under $10!

You simply cannot deny that at this point you are intrigued by the prospect.

Today, I ask you to be open minded and read on as I share Universal Orlando snacks that I believe you simply HAVE to try!

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Hagrid Motorbike Roller Coaster Photo Credit Universal Orlando Resort

2022 Guide to Parking at Universal Orlando Resort: FREE Options, Prices, Hotels, and more!

Are you trying to figure out the BEST way to park at Universal Orlando for your trip?

Admittedly, no one really talks about a really important factor when it comes to visiting the Universal Orlando Resort.

Normally, guests are either staying on property or at a good neighbor hotel nearby, so it’s not a concern.

If you are local or renting a car to get around the Orlando area, then this becomes a bigger concern because it’s not as cut and dry as one would think.

It can even get confusing and frustrating when you don’t know everything but of course, now you have me!

I have all the tea you need to prepare for parking at Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, CityWalk and the hotels.

I will get you parked and off to the fun! Today, I’m going to touch base on the following:

  • Variety of Parking Options and Pricing
  • CityWalk Parking Rules
  • Hotel Parking
  • Visiting Hotels for Non-hotel Guests
  • Tips for Parking at Universal Orlando Resort

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Be Our Guest Restaurant with gargoyle and castle

Tale as old as time: Beast’s Castle at Walt Disney World

Did you know that you can enter into the Beast’s castle at Disney World?

One of the many reasons guests come to the vacation destination that is Walt Disney World, is to have the ability to step into the world of the animated classics that they grew up with on their televisions.

Disney takes pride in their Imagineering team and their ability to transfer animation to reality in their parks with immaculate storytelling, theme and a perfect blend of familiarity with new extensions.

The Beast’s Castle in the Magic Kingdom is a great example of some of the intricate techniques that WDI (Walt Disney Imagineering) have come to utilize through the years.

Today, I will be letting you in on the mystery of this castle.

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Feature Image Cedar Point Nights Beach Party and Lake Erie Luau with Victoria Wade

2022 Cedar Point Nights Lake Erie Luau Guide: Food, Fun, Tickets and more!

Ready to party it up at Cedar Point Nights and have a delicious feast at the Lake Erie Luau?

Summer is, unfortunately coming to an end.

As some of us are all winding down and getting ready for one of the most anticipated seasons of the year, some of us aren’t quite ready to say goodbye yet!

For those who want to get one last sun filled event in, you are definitely going to need to visit cedar point nights and their Lake Erie Luau.

I was invited to attend the family fun filled evening and while I didn’t have much as far as expectations, it was absolutely a relaxing and fun time.

Let’s dive into what exactly the event is and what’s in store for you when you come!

To start, what is this Cedar Point event?

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Never Go Alone Halloween Horror Nights You Should Definitely Go Alone on a Solo Universal Orlando Trip

GO ALONE: Scaredy Cat’s Guide to Halloween Horror Nights (8 Solo Travel Tips)

I know we’ve all heard the phrase from Universal: Never Go ALONE! But, do you think it’s weird or scary to have a solo Halloween Horror Nights trip? I don’t think so!

The air is getting cooler, there is a spine-tingling aura surrounding Orlando for solo travelers ready to descend upon Universal for the Halloween season.

In Orlando, haunts are one of the most anticipated events of the year. The leader in this has to be hands down, Halloween Horror Nights (HHN).

Preparations are being made around the clock every year and every year it continues to be one of the most visited haunts in the United States.

2020 was the first time that it had not happened, due to Universal’s mission to keep its guests and Team Members safe from the pandemic.

While they did surprise some visitors with limited time haunted houses, one of which was the Beetlejuice House.

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Universal Orlando Resort All Hallows Eve Boutique at Islands of Adventure HHN Merchandise Store

What to Bring to Halloween Horror Nights 2022: HHN Packing List

In my best Captain America voice, “So, you decided to go to Halloween Horror Nights and you want to know what to bring?”

You bucked up the courage, you found a friend (or two) to protect you AND you bought your nonrefundable, nontransferable ticket.

There is no turning back now, you are going to enter the fog!

Congratulations and let me just say I am so proud of you and I swear you will have fun! But now it’s time to ask yourself “What does one bring with them to HHN?”

What does a seasoned HHN visitor pack when entering the fog?

I asked this very question recently since I have only been twice myself and they were years apart.

This is a very important question, even if you are brave enough to go as a solo traveler, in which case I salute you!

And hey! Today, we will get down to all the essential items that one needs when going to Halloween Horror Nights!

And not to worry, you can hold my hand on this HHN packing list guide.

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Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store with Jack the Clown

SMACKDOWN: 7 Best Halloween Horror Nights Icons EVER!!!

The time of year that most of us has anticipated is upon us. Halloween Season. And nothing’s more important than the Halloween Horror Nights Icons.

With the arrival of this most coveted season that ushers in the brisk weather and rosy red and golden leaves, brings us Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) at Universal Orlando Resort.

Originally beginning as Fright Nights in 1991, with only 1 house and running for 2 nights in October to quickly growing into a two-month long event with 10 houses, 5 scare zones and fabulous entertainment, food and merchandise.

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