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A Wizard’s Guide to Ollivanders: Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure

Are you ready to take a secret trip with me to Ollivanders at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure?

I was browsing through The Daily Prophet while my kettle was pouring me a cuppa. And Merlin’s beard, would you believe what I found? Ollivanders in Hogsmeade! 

Now, I knew that the Muggles actually pay to get into Diagon Alley in London (through the Portkey at Universal Studios, Florida), I also knew that Ollivanders was a huge success with the Muggles.

They love waving fake wands around while Ollivander secretly cast spells (the sly old fox).

But a whole new branch in Hogsmeade (in Universal Studios) was something I would have never predicted! So of course, I packed up my truck (well, it packet itself), and decided to investigate both the shops.

And you, my lucky wizard/witch, are coming with me!

But hold your threstals! 

It is of utmost importance that this piece of parchment does not fall into the hands of a Muggle. So please keep it off that thing they call the ‘Ethernet’, ‘interweb’ or whatever alright?

Alright, now grab some Floo Powder, and off to Ollivanders we go!

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Halloween Horror Nights or Howl-O-Scream

Which is Better, Halloween Horror Nights or Howl-O-Scream?

Throughout my theme park adventures, I have been known to love the Halloween season here in central Florida. When my friends come for a brief fall stay they want to know what is better, Halloween Horror Nights or Howl-O-Scream?

Since I’ve visited both events on multiple occasions, I thought it’ll be great to give you a breakdown on what to expect from event spirited theme park journey.

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Halloween Horror Nights 2009

39+ Surprising Halloween Horror Nights Rumors, Secrets and Fun Facts

With the haunt season in full effect, I thought it’d be great to give you some of the best Halloween Horror Nights secrets, rumors, and fun facts to get you excited for the event.

Halloween Horrors Nights (HHN), created by Julie Zimmerman and John Paul Geurts, began as Fright Nights over in Hollywood, California and was brought to Florida in 1991 for three nights.

Because of the incredible visionaries who first brought this event to life, over the past 29 years HHN has become the premier Halloween spectacular in the world!

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Universal Orlando Tickets Discount (Free Day at Universal Studios)

Are you stuck trying to find the BEST Universal Orlando tickets with a good discount?

Being a self-proclaimed ThemeParkHipster makes me the main one in my group of friends who “knows” the ins and outs of the theme parks here in Orlando, Florida.

One question I always get is, “Can you get into Universal Studios for free?”

It depends on how good you are at finding travel deals.

My goal is to guide you through some of the easiest ways to find your Universal Studios Orlando discount tickets for your next trip.

Purchasing park tickets doesn’t have to be such a hassle as one might think. Today’s technology gives us the power to shop around for the best theme park deals right at our finger tips.

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24 Best Halloween Horror Nights Tips (2020 Survival Guide)

2020 Halloween Horror Nights Tips and Survival Guide!

You poor unfortunate soul. Do you dare to venture out to this year’s Halloween Horror Nights?

If so, you are in for more than ghostly encounters. This year’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) will take place on select nights from September 10th through October 31st of 2020 at Universal Studios Florida.

That’s almost two whole months!

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All you need to know about Wi-Fi at Universal Orlando – and more!

Using Wi-Fi at Universal Orlando Resort

If you are like me, you need to have your phone with you at all times. Look, I get it, some people can go for a day without looking at their screen – but I’m not them!

I enjoy being on social media and being able to share with everyone what big or small adventure I’m going through – and to do that, you need one thing other than a phone: internet access!

There’s a place where you are going to have all kinds of adventures, and that’s at the Universal Orlando Resort. It’s amazing and as big as it is fun. I can’t wait to go back!

Here’s the thing: you’re going to need an internet connection to upload all the amazing pictures you’re going to take and, also, to use their mobile app!

You’re probably wondering, is there Wi-Fi down at Universal Orlando? Time to find out!

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Men in Black Alien Attack front entrance at Universal Studios Florida

Why a Universal Orlando Annual Pass Should be Your Next Big Purchase!

Well, with theme parks reopening and life returning to *somewhat* normal in June of 2020, it’s time to talk about one of our favorite topics: Annual Passes!

Annual Passes are a crowd favorite among many theme park aficionados. Mostly because they often pay for themselves within a few visits.

And luckily, this is no different for Universal Theme Parks and Resorts in Orlando, FL. 

Today we’re going to talk you through Universal Orlando Passholder perks, tips, and tricks so you can decide if an annual pass purchase is the right move for you! 

(Spoiler alert: It probably is!)

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15 Best Universal Studios Photos to Take (Instagram-worthy)

Ride the Movies and be a star on your trip to Universal Orlando! In this movieland-inspired theme park, you’ll want to know where to find the best Universal Studios photos to take.

We all have our favorite rides at Universal Studios Florida, but what I want to do is to give you some epic spots to take photos for your social media pages!

Universal Studios Florida was the first theme park on the Universal Orlando Resort property. It’s here where you can “ride the movies” and take dope pictures at the same time!

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