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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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Epcot Food and Wine Festival loaded mac and cheese

17 Fun Things YOU Must Do at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival (2022 Guide)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Nope not Christmas, but close enough. The 27th annual Epcot Food and Wine Festival is where food and theme park aficionados rendezvous to satisfy their daring epicurean desires.

The Epcot Food and Wine Festival features more than 25 global marketplaces with dates from July 14th through November 19, 2022!

Nealy 130 days of pure Epcot festival bliss! So, I take it as my duty to inform and give tips to both newcomers and returnees of everything each ThemeParkHipster should know for the 2022 festival!

So, these are the 17 best things to do at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

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Tips and secrets located in The Wizarding World of Diagon Alley

25 Incredible Things to Do at Diagon Alley Universal (Definitive Guide)

Complete Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Universal Orlando Guide for Muggles

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a dream come true for the legions of Harry Potter fans the franchise has built over the last two decades.

As one of the more popular attractions at Universal Studios, Diagon Alley features a huge selection of magical activities that range from riding the Hogwarts Express to being a part of the wand selection process first hand.

Diagon Alley is themed around the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling and is a must do for any fan!

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2022 Wizarding World of Harry Potter Guide: Tickets, Rides, Tips and More!

Ready to take an adventurous guide to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter?

Wizards call it home. Muggles call it the Islands of Adventure. And us Harry Potter fans? We just think of it as our own personal heaven.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort is one of the most popular and iconic theme parks of all time. With the films grossing over one billion dollars, the scrawny, green-eyed Chosen One has got many supporters in the Muggle world.

And if you are one of them good guys… WELCOME TO THE TEAM!

Here at ThemeParkHipster, we are totally obsessed with the ragtag bunch of teenagers that vanquished the Dark Lord. Personally, I can recite the movies to you as they play– word-for-word (well, if I’ve had A LOT of coffee I can).

So, it is a small wonder that I know the Wizarding World like the back of my hand. Luckily for you, I’m ready to spill the beans (magic or otherwise)! 

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The best way to do Disney's Magic Kingdom as a grown up.

2022 Magic Kingdom for Adults the Complete Guide

Walt Disney World for Adults: Magic Kingdom Edition!

The Magic Kingdom is thought to be the most magical place on earth, especially for kids. No need to worry. This place is just as magical for adults who love the charm Walt Disney World is known to have.

As a grown-up going to the Magic Kingdom, all you have to do is unleash your freedom and dive in.

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Walt Disney World Planning Guide. Disney itinerary with Cinderella Castle.

Ultimate 3-Day Disney World Itinerary Template (2022)

Can you do Disney World in 3 days?

You absolutely can, but you need a plan!

Luckily for you, I am known as the Disney Solo Traveler, which means I’ve learned quite a few things when it comes to planning an amazing 3-day Disney World itinerary and guide.

Whether you’re going solo, with friends, family, or as a couple, I’ve got you covered.

When most people think of Walt Disney World, they think of the Magic Kingdom Theme Park, but the Disney Resort has way more offerings than you think.

Walt Disney World Resort is the biggest Disney-themed area in the world with four theme parks and two water parks.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Sheikra splash

2022 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Guide: Tickets, Rides, Tips and More!

Thinking about making a trip out to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay anytime soon?

This wild and adventurous theme park is known to have some of the best roller coasters and thrill rides in Florida.

Formerly known as the Dark Continent, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay invites you to seek adventures in the lush and mysterious lands of Africa.

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Things to do at Universal Orlando

17 Easy Steps to the Best Universal Studios Itinerary (2022)

Do you have your Universal Studios Itinerary ready so that you can Ride the movies and be a star?

This is (or was) Universal Studios Florida’s claim to fame when it first opened. You can still see remaining relics of the past, but things have shifted into dominant franchises of today.

Now, I am not a stickler of living in the past, but I still do miss classic attractions such as the ORIGINAL King Kong ride KONGfrontation.

..but we’re not here for nostalgia.

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