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7 Things You Should Know Before Going to Universal Orlando This Year

Well, well, well ThemeParkHipster, do any of you have theme park fever yet? Especially Universal Orlando fever?! We know that lots of you have probably been DESPERATE to visit Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure this past year…

Because, let’s face it, for a ThemeParkHipster, a year in a pandemic without a theme park feels like a lifetime!

However, we also know that with all the travel restrictions and precautions that 2020 and 2021 have brought upon us, it’s been hard to plan a trip to Universal Orlando… or any place… for that matter.

Is it safe? Will they have space for me once I arrive? What restrictions do I have to keep in mind during my Universal Orlando visit? 

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Disney vs Universal: Which is Better for You?

ThemeParkHipsters, today we are SO excited to bring to you one of our most requested article topics: Disney vs Universal! Which is better? Which is cheaper? And which should you choose for your long awaited and well-deserved vacation?

As you likely already know, this question is really hard to answer! 

Both theme parks are unique in their own special way, and you’d definitely walk away from each one with memories to last a lifetime! 

However, we also know that each Theme Park Hipster has their own unique needs and desires…

And so, that’s exactly what we plan on addressing in today’s Disney vs Universal Comprehensive Guide! 

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The Three Broomsticks at Universal Orlando (What to Expect)

Would you like to dine like a wizard at the Three Broomsticks?

Today, dear ThemeParkHipster, we are visiting Hogsmeade– the only wizarding settlement in Britain without any pesky muggles.

So, chug some Fire Whisky, let sparks shoot out of your wand and flaunt your new robes! In Hogsmeade (even if it is in Universal Studios Orlando), there’s no need to hide.

And when you’re tired from all the gallivanting and want a hot meal, head over to The Three Broomsticks. Madam Rosmerta will fix you right up!

What is The Three Broomsticks, you ask?!

Well, it’s only the best place in Hogsmeade to get some grub! I can’t believe you haven’t been there before.

Come on, let me show you around!

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7 Wizarding World of Harry Potter Food You MUST Try On Your Next Universal Orlando Resort Trip

Are you ready to some of the BEST Wizarding World of Harry Potter food on your next trip?

Imagine stepping into the world of Harry Potter, where Hogwarts Castle is larger than life, Gringotts Bank has a massive fire-breathing dragon on the rooftop, and Butterbeer flows freely.

That’s exactly what you get when you step foot into The Wizarding Work of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort.

While the attractions are thrilling and the shops look like they leaped off the page of one of the Harry Potter books, the food is also worth trying out.

Here at ThemeParkHipster we love trying out as much as we can inside the theme parks, and that means tucking in to fish and chips and loads of other British delights in the place where witches and wizards roam.

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THE BIG PINK Simpsons Donut at Universal Studios– It’s bigger than your face!

For a true Simpson’s fan, the Big Pink is a thing of legend. It is the ambrosia of the gods and the apple of Eden. And yes, it is indeed Homer Simpson’s favorite food item.

I’m going to dial the drama down (a little) for you non-Simpson-loving creatures. 

The Big Pink (as you can probably tell by now) is the donut that features in the much-loved Simpson franchise. The protagonist of the series– Homer Simpson, loves them to the point of obsession. He even refuses to live in a world where donuts don’t exist.

Yes, the Big Pink is that good.

Don’t trust Homer’s taste? You can go get yourself one at Springfield– the one that exists in the real world. 

Read MoreTHE BIG PINK Simpsons Donut at Universal Studios– It’s bigger than your face!

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How to Save THE MOST Money on Your Next Universal Studios Orlando Trip with Groupon!

Did you know that you can use Groupon for your next Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure trip?

Soaring through the sky with Harry Potter… Falling to your doom with your favorite Superhero villains…  Sounds like some pretty epic dreams, right?

Well, at Universal Orlando Resort, this can be more than just a dream, this can be your reality!

And while we probably don’t have to spend anymore time convincing you how much fun the Universal Orlando Parks are…

All of us ThemeParkHipsters do already know one thing: theme park fun comes with a high price tag.

So, what can you do to make your next Universal Studios Orlando trip more cost-effective? We’ve got the inside scoop right here, right now – so keep on reading! You can’t afford to miss these Theme Park Hipster insider tips and tricks!

Read MoreHow to Save THE MOST Money on Your Next Universal Studios Orlando Trip with Groupon!

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What is the Best Theme Park In Orlando? Here’s a list of the best to “worst” theme parks in Orlando!

Are you wondering what is the BEST theme park in Orlando for your vacation?

Fair warning– this article is going to be a lot like reading The Bachelor. There is going to be tons of drama. A little bit of cattiness. And a lot of unsheathed claws.

And it is for you (my amazing ThemeParkHipster) that I am going to brave this storm and find out:

  • Which theme park will be crowned the Best Theme Park in Orlando?
  • And more importantly– which one will end up at the bottom of the list?

*dramatic pause*

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Top 8 Attractions You MUST Ride At Universal Orlando Resort

Are you looking for the BEST ride and attraction that you MUST experience at Universal Orlando Resort?

There’s nothing like a trip to Universal Orlando Resort (UOR). The sprawling theme park complex has two thrilling theme parks, almost a dozen hotels, a shopping and entertainment district, and a beautiful water park.

The best thing is, most of this is all within walking distance or a short bus ride away from each other!

After you’ve checked in to your hotel at Universal Orlando Resort it will be time to hit the two theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Both of the parks have must-do attractions, and we’ve narrowed down the list to eight rides that you cannot miss.

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Review & Guide: Universal Orlando Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Are you trying to decide if the Cabana Bay Beach Resort is best for your trip to Orlando?

Universal Orlando is one of the most visited resorts around the world, giving guests the dream vacation of their choice.

Home to three theme parks and several hotels and resorts, Universal Orlando, is a vacation destination for many people offering comfortable lodging arrangements.

Still, none of them would provide you with the exciting stay that the Cabana Bay Beach Resort offers its guests. An on-property hotel at Universal Orlando, the Cabana Bay Beach Resort is ranked as one of Universal’s Prime Value category hotel.

For guests looking to visit Universal Orlando on a budget, then Cabana Bay is a great choice. It offers you a beachfront vibe and exciting amenities, all of which make your visit to Universal Orlando a memorable one.

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