Holiday Tribute Store at Universal Studios!

Universal Orlando has been preparing for a celebration with plenty of merry and all kinds of mayhem this holiday season! I was invited by Universal to take a sneak peek at the brand new, and first time ever, Holiday Tribute Store! Unfortunately, the weather made Universal decide to postpone this media event and they went […]

Themed Christmas Trees at Islands of Adventure

I took a walk around Islands of Adventure yesterday and discovered some themed Christmas trees were already out and on display. Universal’s holiday offerings officially kick off on November 14th and run until January 3rd, 2021. Read more about what they’re doing HERE. In the video below, you’ll see trees themed to Marvel, Jurassic Park/World, […]

Shortbread Day

Happy Monday, Magic City Maniacs! Lauren got us a new calendar and each day is a random “observance” or holiday. I am going to try and share something I’ve created that can somehow be related to whatever that corresponding day is. Today is January 6th and the calendar said it is “Shortbread Day” with a […]

Disney Christmas in the early 90s!

It was a simpler time. A time when most of us reading this had less responsibilities. A time most of us remember as the “golden age” of the Disney Parks. The 90s was a great time to visit Walt Disney World, especially around the holiday season. Here’s a video of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas parade […]

Something I miss at Universal this year…

Universal has done a phenomenal job this year stepping up their holiday offerings game! New parade, everything is new in the Wizarding World as far as the holidays go, and of course Grinchmas and Mannheim Steamroller are back too! But something is glaringly missing for me this year. The parade was once called the Macy’s […]

Harry Potter Christmas Wonderment!

Usually the end of HHN bums me out for months. I sink into a dark hole of Sadistic Wonderment withdrawal that consumes me until after Mardi Gras comes along. Well, this year was a little different. Universal changed up their holiday offerings and introduced all new experiences and freshened up old ones. All of these […]

Christmas arrives in Hogsmeade!

Since Halloween was yesterday, it’s ok to start talking about the Christmas season now…right? Technically there’s still two more nights of Halloween Horror Nights, but Universal has already fully dressed Seuss Landing and decorations have started popping up in Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure! This will be the first year they will do any sort […]