Diagon Alley at Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Christmas at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter 2022 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 (2022)

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 (2022 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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Hogwarts Castle in Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade Universal Orlando Resort Islands of Adventure

Top 10 Best Souvenirs from Harry Potter World at Universal (2022)

Are you looking for the best Harry Potter souvenirs the people in your life who are huge fans of the franchise?

For those, whether it be a first time visit or a hundredth, it is nothing short of being magical when you go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal.

There is something hidden in every corner or in plain sight.

Familiar things from the Harry Potter books and films and experiences that will not only put you in the middle of your favorite stories but will leave you with truly jaw-dropping and inspiring memories that will make you go “I still don’t know how they did that!”

Even returning from a recent visit, I have learned three new things about a place I thought I knew everything about.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is filled with so many unique items that would be perfect to bring back home to those who didn’t have the chance to experience it.

Obviously, you gotta bring your friends with you next time and a special gift from the Harry’s world just might convince them.

Today, I will be sharing ten of the best Harry Potter gifts you can bring home to someone from this magical place. Hopefully, next time, they will come along to see the world for themselves!

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Universal Orlando Resort Jurassic Park in Islands of Adventure entrance to Jurassic Park River Adventure

Top 10 Best Movies to Watch for Your Universal Studios Trip

If you’re here, you’re probably wondering: What are the best movies to watch before going to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure?

You’ve booked the Universal Hotel and bought your park tickets.

Now you got your ThemeParkHipster guide downloaded and researched everything there is to know about the food, rides and more. Heck you even splurged on an Express Pass!

Now there is really only one thing left to do.

Enter the movies…

Universal Orlando Resort is known for allowing its guests to step into some of its most famous and popular films and franchises through its attractions.

If you are a first time visitor, you would want to get a feel for what you’re about to step into, look no further than the movies.

Today, I will be exploring some of the films that one could watch as they get ready to head to Universal Orlando Resort!

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Universal Orlando Resort Flaming Moe orange drink in Simpsons Land next to duff beer garden at Universal Studios Florida

5 Cheapest, Best Food at Universal Studios UNDER $10

Want to save some money while enjoying some of the best food at Universal Studios? Look no further than my picks that are all meal deals under $10!

Today, I’m going to take you on a culinary tour of some of my favorite sweet and savory treats that you can find at this Orlando theme park. 

Most theme park food is not budget-friendly, so I’m excited to show you how you can enjoy great food without breaking the bank!

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Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights Food Menu ThemeParkHipster

2022 Halloween Horror Nights Food Menu is Here…I’m Ready to DIG IN!

The Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights food menu is finally here! 

With more than 75 chilling items to choose from, you’ll take a haunted trek through all the different cuisines offered which will highlight the unique ways the ghoulish flavors are brought together. 

If you’re like me, then you’re excited to taste and experience the incredible food the Team Members at Universal have conjured together.

Just know that Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) will run from now through October 31, 2022!

This gives you plenty of time to make your solo trip out to Universal Studios.

If you’re a fan of HHN, then you’ll notice that many of the food and drink items are representing the best aspects of the houses and mazes from this year. So, be sure to make a list of all of your must-eat items before your trip!

Now let’s check out this year’s BEST options on the Halloween Horror Nights food menu options that includes a variety of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. 

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Butterbeer Universal Studios Recipe with hot butterbeer and Hogwarts castle in the background.

10 Universal Orlando Snacks Under $10 You HAVE to try!

Ready for your Universal Orlando Snacks challenge?

Have you ever heard of a “lady who lunches?” We need to start recognizing those ladies who snack, in my personal opinion!

So many people talk and gush about the snacks at Walt Disney World, but I feel it’s high time that Universal starts getting some love when it comes to their snacks.

All throughout their resort, there are sweet, savory, tangy and delicious snacks that deserve…

… I mean demand the public’s attention!

Not only do the Universal Orlando snacks deliver, but ALL of these that I mention are affordable at just under $10!

You simply cannot deny that at this point you are intrigued by the prospect.

Today, I ask you to be open minded and read on as I share Universal Orlando snacks that I believe you simply HAVE to try!

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