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Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa near Disney

My Best Weekend at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa Orlando

I recently had the opportunity to stay at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa in the beautiful city of Orlando, Florida. If you are not aware, then you know that on my solo travels (or sometimes my travel with friends and family) always lead to some type of staycation!

I live in the heart of the tourist capital of the world, Orlando. We have Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld and so many other attractions on International Drive and even in Downtown Orlando, that I feel like I’m on vacation all of the time.

So instead of spending a whole bunch of money and going out of the state or trying to take a flight across the world, I like to do little 3-day staycations here in Orlando, Florida.

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orlando vacation home clc regal oaks

Beautiful CLC Regal Oaks Resort Review and Resort Tour

The CLC Regal Oaks is a beautiful resort a short distance away from Walt Disney World and other Orlando attractions. I found this resort while scrolling through the Hotels .com app.

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halloween at disney

13 Things We Love About Fall at the Florida Theme Parks

Pumpkin spice, horrors at Universal, wild nights at Busch Gardens, and trick or treating with Mickey are some things we love about fall in central Florida.

A couple of days ago I was riding in the car and for once I was able to have my windows down. There was a briskness in the Florida air that’s always welcomed and desired in this state. This time of year happens to be one of our (ThemeParkHipsters) favorites with the opportunity to enjoy the parks in the fall with fewer amounts of people. We come out of our summer hibernation in Florida and bask in the fall décor both autumn and spooky in nature as it kicks off the holiday season.

Orlando Strong

Orlando Strong

Hurt, sadness, and confusion are just a few words describing what so many people are feeling.

Other local theme park enthusiasts and I were all looking forward to a summer of fun-filled excitement with the unveiling of new attractions. However, the harsh reality of EVIL hit our home town in such a short period of time that has left us paralyzed.

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.

NikkyJ

News Around Universal Studios: Halloween Horror Nights Details Released

Halloween Horror Nights 2014News around Universal Studios this week just got a bit spookier as the 2014 Halloween Horror Nights details were released.

What’s new this week?

Halloween Horror Nights Announcements Released: Step right into some of the most pulse-pounding moments in horror history at Universal Orlando® Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights®, the nation’s premier Halloween event. Select nights Sept. 19 – Nov. 1, you can explore eight terrifying haunted houses, multiple street experiences, two outrageous live shows, and many of your favorite rides and attractions. You’ll be completely immersed in the worlds of the biggest names in horror including:

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Diagon Alley Dragon Harry Potter

Top 7 Tips for Diagon Alley Grand Opening

You’ve decided to brave the Florida heat and stand uncomfortably close to other Potterheads during the Diagon Alley grand opening celebration. Well don’t worry about it. You are not alone. I will also be in the number plotting ways to get as close to the front of the line as I possibly can. The #Potterwatch phenomenon, which started back in 2010 with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, is once again in full effect for Diagon Alley.

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Why Harry Potter is the Best!

So Hipsters…I apologize in advance for the Harry Potter overload of stories coming from me for the next few months. I will try to spread them out as much as I can for the Muggles uninterested in the tales of the Boy Who Lived. However, being a Rowling fan and a fan of the wonderful universe she has created makes it hard for me not to want to write as many posts about the Diagon Alley expansion as I can.

NikkyJ

Ihu’s Breakaway Falls blasts open at SeaWorld’s Aquatica

A thrilling celebration was in store for Aquatica guests on Friday as Ihu’s Breakaway Falls opened to a tropical grand celebration. It was SeaWorld’s way of kicking off their summertime festivities.

Ihu's Breakaway Falls at Aquatica

The ride is named after the park’s colorful gecko mascot, Ihu, and is Aquatica’s first new ride since 2010.

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My Wizarding Experience at A Celebration of Harry Potter

Muggles, Witches, and Wizards all came dressed to celebrate The Boy Who Lived this past weekend at Universal Studios Orlando.

It was absolutely epic!

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