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Halloween Horror Nights Survival Guide 2018

Halloween Horror Nights Survival Guide!

You poor unfortunate souls. Do you dare to venture out to this year’s Halloween Horror Nights? If so, you are in for more than ghostly encounters. The 2018 Halloween Horror Night event will take place from September 13th until November 3rd at Universal Studios Florida.

This year Universal will have a record number of haunted mazes, ten to be exact!

According to Universal,

This year, time twists and turns on itself–ripping cinematic greats, cult classics and even original nightmares from decades past into a new era of fear with more terrifying haunted houses than ever, sinister scare zones and outrageous entertainment.

If you’re brave enough to handle the number one horror event in the world, then I’ve gathered the best tips to help you survive Halloween Horror Nights (HHN).

NikkyJ

Halloween Horror Nights I AKA Fright Nights

Hey Hipsters! It’s time to relive the ghastly history of Universal’s most anticipated yearly event, Halloween Horror Nights.

Halloween Horrors Nights, created by Julie Zimmerman and John Paul Geurts, began as Fright Nights over in Hollywood, California and was brought to Florida in 1991 for three nights. The original concept of this event was to have a huge Halloween party throughout the Universal Studios Florida theme park. Little did the creators know that this spine-tingling affair would turn into a global phenomenon for over a quarter of a century.

NikkyJ
Toy Story Land

11 First Timer Tips to Conquer Toy Story Land

The new addition to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Toy Story Land, has fans of both brands frolicking to the park in large numbers.

Toy Story Land is based off the Disney-Pixar franchise that stars Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the whole gang!

As you read this article you will learn 11 first timer tips to doing Toy Storyland like a pro!

NikkyJ
Disney Dole Whip Epcot

Dole Whip a Classic Disney Staple You Must Try | Your Complete Guide

Why is the Dole Whip so fascinating and why are we obsessed with it?

Walt Disney World magic can be found all over the resort, but one must have treat that encompasses all that enchantment is the pineapple Dole While. There was a time when obtaining this legendary snack was hard to come by, but since the demand has skyrocketed over the past few years, you can now find it in multiple locations if you know where to look.

The Dole Whip is the most popular Walt Disney World snack among Disney enthusiasts. Even beating out the famous Mickey Mouse  ice-cream ears.

The cult following behind the Dole Whip is the real deal!

In this article I will answer the following questions:
  • What is a Dole Whip at Disney World?
  • Where can I get a Dole Whip in Walt Disney World?
  • Is Disney Dole Whip dairy free?
  • Is a Dole Whip a snack credit?
  • What are the ingredients in a Dole Whip?
  • Can I get Dole Whip with rum?
NikkyJ
5 best resorts near disney

5 Best Family Resorts Near Disney World

Planning a trip to Disney World in Orlando?

Don’t want to fork out for the high-priced hotels?

Then you should check out the resorts in the surrounding areas. Not only are they conveniently located for the parks, they also offer fantastic amenities and great value for money.

Today I will be telling you about some of the best family resorts near Disney World.

NikkyJ
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Dates now available.

2018 Eat to the Beat Concert Line Up

The 2018 Eat to the Beat Concert Series schedule has been released.

This is the perfect way to enjoy all of the festival food, drinks, and culinary adventures with a musical treat to end the day. If you’re planning on attending the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, then you must watch one of your favorite musicians at the Eat to the Beat Concert Series.

The annual concert series usually features popular bands from the 80s, 90s, and the 2000s. It takes place on the American Gardens Theater stage in the American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot.

NikkyJ
Top Five Animal Kingdom Snacks

Top 5 Animal Kingdom Snacks You Must Try | Part One

Sure, Animal Kingdom may not have all of the fun food festivals such as Epcot, but here you can create your own foodie tour by seeking out the best snacks for less than $15!

If you think Animal Kingdom is just a place to watch animals, then you’ll be surprised at all the rides, attractions, shows, and food you can partake in at this one-of-a-kind theme park. A large chunk of the park is geared towards educating you about animals and their habitats, but another chunk is aimed at providing exquisite cuisines around the world.

This is the first part in an installment of Animal Kingdom’s best snacks, so sit back and enjoy!

NikkyJ
Socializing at theme parks. Disney solo.

How to Socialize on Your Solo Theme Park Trip

Question of the week: How to Socialize on Your Solo Theme Park Trip?

If being alone scares you, don’t worry.

Since I started traveling to theme parks solo, I’ve noticed that I’ve become more confident in introducing myself to new people. This gives me a chance to truly be myself, since I am in my “zone.”

You may notice when you’re with your friends you’re more involved in the conversation, but when you’re alone you’re pleasantly nudged to spark up a conversation with someone waiting in an attraction line with you.

Sometimes I want to talk and sometimes I don’t.

Theme parks are my refuge…

My peace…

…my Theme Park Therapy.

It goes without saying that my solo trips to parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, and more are refreshing. However, there are moments when I want to reach out to others in the park, but the introvert inside of me has to push through my own self-limiting thoughts and strike up a conversation.

Throughout my solo theme park travels, I’ve found a few little tricks for learning how to socialize on a solo theme park trip.

NikkyJ
How to use Disney MagicBand

Everything you Need to Know About MagicBand 2 | Guest Post

Today, we have a guest post from Patty Staricha at WDW Vacations Tips about how to understand Walt Disney World’s MagicBand. Patty has been visiting the parks annually since her parents first brought her at just a year old. Recently she was able to fulfill her lifelong dream of being a Florida local and moved from the wintery Northeast to the sunshine and fun of central Florida.

Enjoy!

NikkyJ
surviving 4th of july tips disney

7 Ways to Survive Independence Day at Walt Disney World | ThemeParkHipster Show Episode 23

Walt Disney World is a popular summer destination for Independence Day. Celebrating July 4th at Disney can be lots of fun, but it is one of the most crowded days at Disney!

I know this goes against all my Disney tip advice, but if you’re trying to conquer the parks this week for the Fourth of July, then I have 7 tips to help you survive.

NikkyJ