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ThemePark Discounts in Florida: Diagon Alley, Halloween Horror Nights and more!

DiagonAlleyDragonAre you trying to make your way to Florida to experience Diagon Alley? If so, we have the best theme park deals for Diagon Alley, Halloween Horror Nights, SeaWorld and More!

Universal Orlando Resort Discounts

  • Florida Resident Harry Potter Package: Living in Florida has its privileges, including being one of the first people to see the new Diagon Alley (opening next week) at Universal Orlando.

This package includes some amazing free perks including a welcome parcel (a welcome letter and owl plush) and so much more! This discount is available through December, but hurry you must book by July 31, 2014.

NikkyJ

Disney Vacation Summer Deals

Disney's Blizzard Beach

Disney’s Blizzard Beach

Hey Hipsters! It’s time for the latest update on Disney’s summertime vacation deals for 2014.

Walt Disney World®Resort

  • Florida Resident & Annual Passholder Rates: Florida Residents and Annual Passholders can take advantage of great rates on rooms at select Disney Resort Hotels up to 35% off through September 24, 2014.
  • Free Dining Package: Are you ready for free food? Book a Value Resort and get the Quick Service Dining for free. Book a Moderate or Deluxe Resort and get the Basic Dining for free from August-December 2014.
  • RunDisney Group Rates: Are you a runner? Do you want to run a race with Mickey Mouse? Join our VIP runners at Destinations in Florida for some of the favorite races including Tower of Terror, Disney Marathon, and Disney Princess Run. These exclusive rates are only with our agency.
  • Save up to 30% off Summer Rates: Do you want to bring the kids to Disney World for a summer weekend getaway? You still have time to save up to 30% off Disney Resort Hotels from June 15-August 28.
  • Military Discount: Active duty and retired members of the US military can get specially discounted rooms at Disney Resort most nights through September 27, 2014. Thank you for serving our country.
NikkyJ
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.

NikkyJ

Around the Mouse: Walt Disney World News

There are exciting new things popping up every day at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida! Join us every week to read about what’s new “Around the Mouse.”

This week’s Walt Disney World news update features: the new FROZEN entertainment, special experiences and more!

What’s New This Week?

Walt Disney World Theme Parks

New! Frozen Summer Fun – Live Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios: This summer, the world of

“Frozen” takes center stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Starting July 5, a summerlong happening, featuring a full day of all new, immersive “Frozen” experiences you won’t want to miss, take place every day through September 1! Experiences include: a Royal Welcome parade, a sing-along show, a Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Funland, a dance party and Frozen themed fireworks. More details are available here.

NikkyJ

Diagon Alley Soft Opening Watch

Harry Potter-London

July 8th is the big day for followers of the Harry Potter series. If you’ve been hiding under a dozen of rock cakes, then I’m here to remind you about the grand opening celebration of Diagon Alley taking place on that day.

I don’t know about you all, but I love it when a Harry Potter event is on its way. Mainly because of the social media buzz, which grows bigger as fans share and post their own stories and pictures. One of my favorite Facebook pages to view is the Central Florida Slug Club. You will always find new fan pics of Diagon Alley and anything Harry Potter related!

NikkyJ

Signs You’re Already Addicted to Diagon Alley

*Disclaimer: for the true Harry Potter fan.*

“You’re a wizard Harry!”

This line is very familiar to the fans of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Those few words spoken by our favorite half-giant led us on a seven year adventure of magical triumphs and divine destinies, all starting in Diagon Alley. I know as a fellow Potter fan I’ve imagined walking the famous alley going from shop to shop and chatting with the citizens of this world. In my mind we’d have passing conversations about the previous defeat of the Chudley Cannons and who was on the cover of the latest issue of Witch Weekly.

NikkyJ

Rock Your Disney Side: 24 Hours of Frivolity

Showing Your Disney Side is an amazing opportunity for you to share your own unique way of how you enjoy the Walt Disney World Parks. Whether it’s with a group of college friends all wearing a custom t-shirt commemorating the globe hopping trek around Epcot or a group of girlfriends celebrating the last of a bachelorette’s single life. Disney Side wants it all!

The more inventive, the more fulfilling the experience will be.

#Disneyside with Animal Kingdom's Finding Nemo Cast

#Disneyside with Animal Kingdom’s Finding Nemo Cast

NikkyJ

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.

NikkyJ

Wine Tasting at Whole Foods Market

Wine Tasting Whole Foods Market Carrollwood-Tampa

Disclosure: I was provided free wine and cheese from Whole Foods Market in Carrollwood based on my participation.

Another Tampa Tale is here for this ThemeParkHipster and I am eager to share my wine tasting journey at Whole Foods Market (WFM) in Carrollwood.

What a way to start spring than by having the opportunity to sip my way around the wine regions of Italy –Piedmont Region, Tuscany Region, Veneto Region, and the Umbria Region.

NikkyJ