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ThemeParkHipster’s New Year’s Resolutions 2014

ThemeParkHipster’s New Year’s Resolutions 2014

Whelp, it’s a new year again and like most people I’ve made resolutions for 2014; however, my resolutions involve animals of Africa, food from France, and a voyage on the Titanic ThemeParkHipster style!

I am determined to conquer my ThemePark resolutions this year. Last year I procrastinated half way through, which led to my disappointing letdown of the 2013 goals. But Hipsters please trust me when I say that I will do it this year…seriously, I’m for real (I write this as I think of the readers laughing at my failed attempt to convince the masses of my determination).

Check out my resolutions below and let me know what you think.

  1. Eat at Chefs de France in EPCOT : The experience of true, authentic French cuisine has not cross my path in life yet…and I don’t think that I will get it from here; however, I do think that this will be a decent introduction to the French food that I may come to love.
  2. World Showcase Drinking Tour at Epcot: It may seem as if this task should have already been completed, but honestly when I go to Epcot I usually have my same favorite spots that I love to post up at with a nice glass of cabernet and a novel. This year I want to really dive into the cocktail scene and taste beverages known specifically to a certain country. I think that this is going to be my favorite resolution and one that will be completed quickly.
  3. Safari Tour at Busch Gardens in Tampa: Out of all of the parks, Busch Gardens is the one that I’ve done the most. Probably because my schools were always able to get good deals and it’s always been an affordable ThemePark for my parents to take me and my siblings in the 90s and 2000s. Now that I come on my own quite frequently and have done so many things I am starting to run out of cool ideas. Doing the official Safari tour will be a wonderful way to explore another side of this incredible park.
  4. Do the Keys to the Kingdom tour at the Magic Kingdom: The Keys to the Kingdom is the particular tour that I’ve heard great things about. I’ve done so many different activities at Walt Disney World that taking a behind the scenes look will hopefully bring about a new and exciting adventure to my park hopping experience.
  5. Titanic Experience on International Drive: Besides the box office success of the film Titanic, the interest surrounding the account of this famous ship has been embedded in America’s history for decades affecting many generations. I hope to not only have fun, but to also learn interesting facts about this vessel.
  6. Stay at the Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort: I am not a fan of the wild animals and creepy bugs that are associated with the great outdoors, but doing it Disney style may be the right catalyst for my transition into this great American pastime. This is one of my resolutions that I am pretty curious to try.
  7. The AMC Optimal Movie Experience at Downtown Disney: Who wouldn’t want to have the whole movie, cocktail, and food experience with the Disney magic surrounding you? I know that I would! Now I just have to decide on the perfect movie…
  8. Attend La Nouba by Cirque de Soleil: For this to be such a famous brand, I have never attended any show….not even a show in Las Vegas (which by the way is another one of my favorite cities for adult fun). Hopefully my introduction to this grandiose performance will leave me wanting more and more!
  9. Have an exquisite dining experience at Victoria and Albert’s in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa: This restaurant will be by far the most expensive venture this year. I consider myself a foodie girl who cherishes and appreciates the love and care that great chefs put into their nutritiously prepared art form. All I have to do now is starting saving my dollars 🙂
  10. The Holy Land Experience: Holy Land has been around for over a decade and somehow it keeps getting pushed back to the end of my to-do-list, but not this year! I am determined to join the divine quest and report back to you on all of the unique findings that I will come across during my experience  back in time.
  11. Sleuths Mystery Dinner: If you’re a resident of Orlando or even a frequent visitor, then you will know that the heart of Florida is known for many dinner shows that have come and gone from the heart of Dixie with Dolly Parton to the mystical Arabian Nights stories. I have always been of fan of these quirky shows, but I have never done the Sleuths Mystery Dinner. I’ve seen the billboards and touristy magazine advertisements for this show and now I will finally get to enjoy an entertaining dinner experience with a side of suspicion.
  12. Ice Bar: To list the Ice Bar as a resolution makes me a bit embarrassed. I only say this because being the Hipster that I’ve labeled myself and having Orlando as my second city, I should have done this when it first opened up back in the fall of 2008. The ThemePark distractions can sometimes cause a slight case of ADHD and I need to reel it in at times. This year I will drag one of my other ThemePark cohorts and we will spend an evening partying away with both locals and tourist on I-Drive. This should be fun 🙂

NikkyJ

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NikkyJ
NikkyJ

I’m a writer who loves ALL things amusement park related. I was born and raised in Florida, which attributes to my Theme Park passion. Every since I was a child I had a natural affinity to the parks here that has now spilled over into adulthood. Instead of rushing over to the thrill rides, like I used to, you may find me in the Italy Pavilion at EPCOT enjoying a nice glass of wine and a delightful book!

11 Comments so far

Laura SchindlerPosted on  4:00 pm - Jan 8, 2014

I’ll be doing your #1 for my first time this summer!

JennyPosted on  7:53 pm - Jan 15, 2014

I’ve done #2!! Love your resolutions!

Run DMTPosted on  7:55 pm - Jan 15, 2014

I love this list! I actually have had the pleasure of staying at the Fort Wilderness Cabins and it was lovely. I’m a camper and I wouldn’t call it camping by any means. The cabins are more like a VRBO. 😉

Last year, I stayed at the Grand Floridian for a conference and it was lovely, but then I love all the Disney hotels. My theme park resolution is to return to Universal. We haven’t been there in a couple of years.

    NikkyJPosted on  8:58 pm - Jan 15, 2014

    I may have to come to you for tips on maximizing my weekend at Ft Wilderness Cabins.
    I also kind of brush Universal off, except for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter 🙂

MeganPosted on  9:06 pm - Jan 15, 2014

Great list! I’ve done a Few of the them 🙂 if you do chefs de France, go at lunch, best deal at Epcot. I am dying to visit Victoria and Alberts!

Chrissy BellPosted on  11:34 pm - Jan 15, 2014

I love the Cirque de Soleil shows! And Busch Gardens is always a favorite of mine.

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