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7 Things You Should Know Before Going to Universal Orlando This Year

Well, well, well ThemeParkHipster, do any of you have theme park fever yet? Especially Universal Orlando fever?! We know that lots of you have probably been DESPERATE to visit Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure this past year…

Because, let’s face it, for a ThemeParkHipster, a year in a pandemic without a theme park feels like a lifetime!

However, we also know that with all the travel restrictions and precautions that 2020 and 2021 have brought upon us, it’s been hard to plan a trip to Universal Orlando… or any place… for that matter.

Is it safe? Will they have space for me once I arrive? What restrictions do I have to keep in mind during my Universal Orlando visit? 

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Disney vs Universal: Which is Better for You?

ThemeParkHipsters, today we are SO excited to bring to you one of our most requested article topics: Disney vs Universal! Which is better? Which is cheaper? And which should you choose for your long awaited and well-deserved vacation?

As you likely already know, this question is really hard to answer! 

Both theme parks are unique in their own special way, and you’d definitely walk away from each one with memories to last a lifetime! 

However, we also know that each Theme Park Hipster has their own unique needs and desires…

And so, that’s exactly what we plan on addressing in today’s Disney vs Universal Comprehensive Guide! 

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SANGRIA UNIVERSITY: Get Your Diploma at Disney World!

Did you know that you can go to a Sangria University and obtain your own certificate of completion at Walt Disney World?

You know I’m always trying to get you to understand all of the fun things adults can do at Disney World.

It is for this reason that I take it as my main duty to do thorough research (don’t laugh, it’s really for research purposes only) to give you a full guide and review of this fun Disney activity.

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The Three Broomsticks at Universal Orlando (What to Expect)

Would you like to dine like a wizard at the Three Broomsticks?

Today, dear ThemeParkHipster, we are visiting Hogsmeade– the only wizarding settlement in Britain without any pesky muggles.

So, chug some Fire Whisky, let sparks shoot out of your wand and flaunt your new robes! In Hogsmeade (even if it is in Universal Studios Orlando), there’s no need to hide.

And when you’re tired from all the gallivanting and want a hot meal, head over to The Three Broomsticks. Madam Rosmerta will fix you right up!

What is The Three Broomsticks, you ask?!

Well, it’s only the best place in Hogsmeade to get some grub! I can’t believe you haven’t been there before.

Come on, let me show you around!

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5 Solo Travel Essentials You MUST HAVE to Stay Safe at Walt Disney World

What are the solo travel essentials you need for your vacation?

As you would imagine, Disney is probably a secure safe haven for us all where we can unwind, relax and know that we are, for the most part, always going to be well taken care of.

Nonetheless, it is important that we remember that one of Disney’s keys to guest satisfaction is “Safety.”

With that being said, guests as well as Cast Members should be on their guard and make sure themselves and everyone around them are safe to enjoy everything the parks have to offer.

As a frequent solo traveler and a woman, it’s majorly important for me to have these kinds of tools with me just in case of an emergency.

Today, I will be introducing you to five of my favorite must have safety travel items to make your solo travels a lot more of a breeze.

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7 Wizarding World of Harry Potter Food You MUST Try On Your Next Universal Orlando Resort Trip

Are you ready to some of the BEST Wizarding World of Harry Potter food on your next trip?

Imagine stepping into the world of Harry Potter, where Hogwarts Castle is larger than life, Gringotts Bank has a massive fire-breathing dragon on the rooftop, and Butterbeer flows freely.

That’s exactly what you get when you step foot into The Wizarding Work of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort.

While the attractions are thrilling and the shops look like they leaped off the page of one of the Harry Potter books, the food is also worth trying out.

Here at ThemeParkHipster we love trying out as much as we can inside the theme parks, and that means tucking in to fish and chips and loads of other British delights in the place where witches and wizards roam.

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45 Amazing First Timer Tips for Cedar Point (The Ultimate Guide)

Cedar Point, also known to theme park enthusiasts as the Holy Grail of Amusement Parks, the ultimate thrill seeker’s paradise, and literally the World’s Best Amusement Park!

I was able to complete this theme park bucket list item, along with OutDoorsy Diva.

It surpassed my expectations of just how innovative the engineers are when it comes to the latest thrill ride technology.

I was extremely siked about conquering each thrilling adventure Cedar Point had to offer and I know you will be to on your trip!

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May the 4th Be with You! 5 Ways To Celebrate Star Wars Day At Home

Every year Star Wars fans around the world come together to celebrate May the 4th, or Star Wars Day, which is lovingly dedicated to everything from a galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars fans have had a lot to celebrate recently like the adorableness of The Child, aka Baby Yoda, new Star Wars series coming to Disney+, and the opening of an entire Star Wars-themed land at both Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Park.

If you can’t make it to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and don’t feel quite comfortable going to a movie theater to watch old Star Wars movies, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Star Wars from home.

We’ve rounded up our top five ways to celebrate May the 4th without leaving home.

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4 BEST SeaWorld Orlando Rides You MUST DO!

Are you ready to take on the BEST SeaWorld Orlando rides for your visit?

Even this solo traveler has some firsts and recently, I completed another one!

At the urging of some friends, I was convinced to visit SeaWorld Orlando for the first time ever. I went in with little research, which I would never recommend you do.

The only reason I didn’t was that I was being guided by very knowledgeable and trusting annual passholder friends and I wanted my experience to be pure.

SeaWorld Orlando opened just two years after Magic Kingdom on December 15, 1973.

With the addition of Discovery Cove and Aquatica parks, it’s the third of the SeaWorld Chain and the message and theme is the same: Conservation and the Ocean.

Almost 50 years since its opening, the park brings in 4.6 million visitors every year.

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