In case you are not aware the last boat ride of Maelstrom into the wintery mysteries of Norway will take place this Sunday, October 5, 2014. The announcement came as a shocker to most Epcot fans; however, the rumor of its Frozen-themed replacement surfaced on the Internet a few months ago and I can admit that I did not believe it. I swore my friends up and down that there was absolutely NO WAY Disney would close such a classic and replace it with, what I felt was, a temporary cultural fad.
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It’s that time of year again for the 2014 Halloween Horror Nights daily sneak peeks as we anxiously await the opening of the annual haunted event. The pumpkins, the scarecrows, and oh yeah the bloody human organs that layer the streets of Universal Studios are all indicative of the Halloween festivities around the corner.
Yesterday I took a walk around the park to see if there were any hints of just how scary and taunting this year’s fearful festival would be. And boy was I freakishly impressed. Although many attractions were covered I was able to get a glimpse of a few set designs lining the park.
Universal Studios Orlando has completed its rollout of free Wi-Fi access through out the theme parks and Universal CityWalk. Earlier this year Loews introduced complimentary in-room wifi for all registered guests with two levels of service. The Premium Wireless will be complimentary for up to 4 devices in the room and will be optimal for surfing …
Universal Orlando announced earlier that a new Tale of Beedle the Bard, The Fountain of Fair Forture, would be debuting at Diagon Alley. In the Carkitt Market area of Diagon Alley will be a creative show in which three witches and a knight meet in their attempt to reach the Fountain in an enchanted garden. All the while enduring three challenges that will teach each witch a powerful lesson about their own inner power.
It’s time for ThemeParkHipster’s Best Thing I Ever Ate series!
Can I say OMG! Where have I been for the past few ThemePark years! Thanks to the wonderful blogger over at Disney Food Blog (and a couple of my friends) for informing me about this wonderful mouthwatering experience at Epcot’s L’Artisian des Glaces. And yes I said experience because it was so much more than an ice-cream treat. The Croque Glace is the type of foodie adventure you have to sit down, be quiet and just relish in the party that’s taking place on your palate.
The 2014 Halloween Horror Nights Map has been revealed online. Excitement is building as the opening night is only 9 days away! For more information be sure to visit Orlando Informer for the latest Halloween Horror Nights news, rumors, and information. Get a quote on a Universal Orlando Vacation Package
This fall, Disney’s “Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It!” Street Party at Magic Kingdom Park is getting a fresh, contemporary look and sound – plus a brand new name – when it becomes the “Move it! Shake It! Dance & Play It!” Street Party. This new procession will feature new music, new characters, refreshed floats with new video elements, and new opportunities for Guests to become part of the show.
The excitement will begin on Main Street, U.S.A. and will continue towards Cinderella Castle with popular Disney characters, stilt walkers, and the rest of the party peeps encouraging everyone to join in. The parade gets wild on Central Plaza once hosts Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy show up!
New! Universal Holiday Events Announced: Beginning Dec. 6 and running daily through Jan. 3, the Holidays at Universal Orlando features one-of-a-kind traditions. At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, families will light up with holiday cheer as Grinchmas comes to life throughout Seuss Landing. Guests can enjoy a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale, “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” featuring the Whos from Who-ville, accompanied by an original musical score by Mannheim Steamroller. Guests can also meet The Grinch and the Whos and on select dates, enjoy a special breakfast with the characters.
At Universal Studios Florida, the Macy’s Holiday Parade will fill the streets every evening with the same larger-than-life balloons seen in Macy’s famous Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. This year, you won’t want to miss the Chloe The Clown “Balloonicle,” a new addition to the parade that combines a towering balloon with a self-powered vehicle that roams the streets of Universal Studios. Guests will also enjoy colorful holiday characters, fantasy-filled floats and a tree-lighting ceremony by Santa Claus.
ThemeParkHipster founder, NikkyJ, was recently interviewed by Podcaster, Curt Worrell. Curt Worrell (Mr. Turn What You Do and Love Into Income) is the founder and owner of Confessions of a Lifestyle Preneur (CLP). CLP is a website aimed at inspiring everyone to start a lifestyle business in order to create …