Universal Studios Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster on the lift

2023 Universal Studios Orlando Crowd Calendar: Avoid the Busy Days!

Did you know that there is a Universal Studios Orlando Crowd Calendar that can help you choose the best time to go?

You know there’s nothing I love more than giving you all the best tips and tricks for planning out the best theme park day ever.

From what to ride, to what to eat, we love to cover it all so that you can have the most memorable theme park experience possible!

So today, I’m excited to share with you some tips and tricks to consider in phase one of planning your theme park visit: when to actually go!  

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Hogwarts Castle Wizarding World of Harry Potter Islands of Adventure

Your BEST Wizarding World of Harry Potter Itinerary (How to Do it in a Day)

Are you looking for the best Wizarding World of Harry Potter itinerary for your upcoming trip?

Witches and wizards, if you’re heading to Universal Orlando Resort to brush up on your magic and be immersed in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, then look no further.

From Diagon Alley and the darker Knockturn Alley to Hogsmeade I’m covering everything you need to do if you only have one day at the two Universal theme parks.

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Wyndham Garden Hotel Near Universal Orlando for Solo Travelers

5 Best Hotels Near Universal Orlando for Solo Travelers

Are you ready to find some of the best hotels near Universal Orlando for solo travelers?

Sometimes, we solo travelers like to do what I call, “Ball on a budget.”

No shame in that of course but sometimes the great thing about traveling alone is your ability to just go and visit the theme parks, even just for a quick weekend.

I am guilty of doing that many, many times.

And sometimes you do not want to pay a lot for your hotel, especially when you won’t be in it much, besides to lay your head.

But you don’t want to be in a disreputable place or area either. This is where I come in with my travel agent expertise to help you out!

I have scouted out the five best hotels near the Universal Orlando Resort that are great for solo travelers to stay during their next trip.

Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or an extended stay, you will feel great laying your head in these places!

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Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Ride at Universal Studios Front Entrance

Top 10 Ways to Find CHEAP Universal Orlando Tickets (2023)

Question of the Week: Where to Find Universal Orlando Tickets at a Discount?

Are you looking everywhere online trying to figure out where to find cheap 1-day tickets for Universal Studios Orlando? Well look no further!

I know what it’s like prepping for your upcoming Universal Orlando trip and wanting all the possible discounts that you can get.

Being a self-proclaimed theme park expert, it makes me the main one in my group of friends who “knows” the ins-and-outs of doing parks like Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios on a budget. 

Just know that purchasing your park tickets doesn’t have to be such a hassle as you may think.

Today’s technology gives me and you the power to shop around for the best theme park deals right at our fingertips.

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Hogwarts Castle Wizarding World of Harry Potter Islands of Adventure

15 BEST Harry Potter Gifts for Adult Fans in 2023

Are you looking for the best Harry Potter Gifts for that adult fan?

If you have someone in your life who is long overdue their Hogwarts acceptance letter, there is no need for them to miss out on the magic. 

As one of the biggest novel and film series ever created, the wizarding world is accompanied with an impressive selection of merchandise and branded products which make the most incredible gifts. 

With so much choice across clothing, gaming, homeware and experiences, selecting a gift for a Harry Potter fan is both a dream and a challenge. 

The outstanding selection makes it easy to find gifts your loved one will be thrilled with but that same selection makes it difficult to decide which to go for. 

Here at ThemeParkHipster, we are BIG Harry Potter fans and have personally tried and tested many of these gifts. 

If you’re wondering what to buy a Harry Potter fan, I have narrowed it down to the 15 BEST Harry Potter gifts for adult fans.

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Diagon Alley at Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Christmas at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter 2023 Guide: Food, Decor, and more!

There’s nothing more magical than Christmas at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

Most likely, if you’re reading this, you’re a fan of the Harry Potter films or books. So I know that one of the best memories you have of the franchise is experiencing Hogwarts at Christmas through our favorite characters.

Nothing beats the special moment when Harry wakes up and walks into the Gryffindor common room and seeing Ron waiting for him to come open presents with him on Christmas morning.

Knowing that for the first time, Harry will wake up to presents in the very year he discovers that he is so much more that what his aunt and uncle have made him seem truly is such a heartwarming moment.

Universal Orlando manages to bring some of those magical and whimsical feelings to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Christmas.

This makes it extra special to visit during November to the end of December.

Today, I will be going over everything for the holiday season that you can experience at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando.

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Universal Orlando Resort The Simpsons Ride Entrance with Krusty Clown at Universal Studios

25 Mistakes You MUST AVOID for Universal Orlando Resort (2023)

If you’re thinking about going to Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure this year, then you’ll want to know what mistakes to avoid at Universal Orlando Resort!

Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, ThemeParkHipster!

I’ve got 25 tips right here that’ll save you time, stress, and even… money!

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Thanksgiving at Universal Orlando Front Entrance of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure

15 Fun Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving at Universal Orlando Resort (2023 Complete Guide)

If your idea of Thanksgiving Day is spending time in Orlando with family at a Universal Orlando Resort, then you’ve chosen the perfect place.

You may be wondering, Does Universal Studios do anything special for Thanksgiving?

Among the coasters, magic, and fairy-tales are some of the best fall festival feasts right here in the theme park capital of the world and we’re going to go through ALL OF THEM today!

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Universal Orlando Resort Giant Christmas Tree in Central Park of Universal Studios Florida

Ultimate Guide to Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort 2022 (Dinner, Tips, and Crowd)

Can you imagine spending the holidays with the Grinch, wizards in Hogsmeade, and giant parade floats galore? Well that’s what you’ll get when discovering the holiday happenings for Christmas at Universal from November 12, 2022 through January 1, 2023.

The yuletide season is finally here and I am so happy to be able to spend another year with my loved ones.

Just in case you’re visiting central Florida or even if you are a local, I wanted to give you some alternative holiday options for celebrating this festive time of year. 

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