89 episodes

NikkyJ from ThemeParkHipster Blog brings you weekly ACTIONABLE instructions on how you can courageously go to theme parks alone with easy tips and strategies, so you can save money, save time, and leave feeling happy and confident.

Even if you’re a first-time visitor to amusement parks like Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, and even Cedar Point, NikkyJ gives all the steps to help you take action, get out of your comfort zone, and start planning your solo trip today.

You’ll also learn how to pack for your theme park vacation, how to plan out the best itinerary, how to chat with strangers, and meet other solo theme park travelers just in time for your trip!

Plus, you’ll get to hear interviews from theme park planning experts and Disney trip reports from first-timer solo theme park travelers.

Your vacation doesn’t have to be stressful. Start with the ThemeParkHipster Show and take the worries of planning away!

Hit subscribe, and get ready to change your life.

Theme Park Hipster Show Nikky J: Theme Park Blogger, Author, and Podcaster

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

NikkyJ from ThemeParkHipster Blog brings you weekly ACTIONABLE instructions on how you can courageously go to theme parks alone with easy tips and strategies, so you can save money, save time, and leave feeling happy and confident.

Even if you’re a first-time visitor to amusement parks like Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, and even Cedar Point, NikkyJ gives all the steps to help you take action, get out of your comfort zone, and start planning your solo trip today.

You’ll also learn how to pack for your theme park vacation, how to plan out the best itinerary, how to chat with strangers, and meet other solo theme park travelers just in time for your trip!

Plus, you’ll get to hear interviews from theme park planning experts and Disney trip reports from first-timer solo theme park travelers.

Your vacation doesn’t have to be stressful. Start with the ThemeParkHipster Show and take the worries of planning away!

Hit subscribe, and get ready to change your life.

    How to Cruise Solo: Tips for Taking a Solo Disney Cruise with Amanda (Episode 89)

    How to Cruise Solo: Tips for Taking a Solo Disney Cruise with Amanda (Episode 89)

    Today I have another great solo Disney trip podcast episode for you!
    We're going over EVERYTHING you must know before traveling alone on a Disney Cruise Ship.
    Yes I know that sounds terrifying, but Amanda with Disney Travel for All will be discussing how to conquer the solo Disney cruise vacation like a pro.
    We'll go over:
    Where to start when it comes to planning your first Disney Cruise. Any pandemic updates you should know about? How much does a Disney cruise usually cost?  Can you make payments on your Disney cruise? How to cruise solo? Tips for anyone going on a Disney cruise Where does a Disney cruise go? Do Disney cruises have casinos for adult solo travelers? Do you need a passport for a Disney cruise? What are some basic things that you should pack for your cruise? Can you bring alcohol on a Disney cruise? What is the best Disney cruise line? Is a Disney cruise worth the cost? Resources:
    Amanda's Website Disney Travel for All: https://disneyforall.com/ WATCH Why I Travel to Disney Solo and Why You Should Too: https://youtu.be/5aw_OJLXLdI  Full Guide to Doing Walt Disney World Alone: https://www.themeparkhipster.com/the-complete-beginners-guide-to-doing-disney-solo-11-pro-tips-to-get-you-started/  Where to Find Cheap Walt Disney World Tickets: https://www.themeparkhipster.com/where-to-buy-discounted-theme-park-tickets/  Disney Solo Traveler's Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/themeparkhipsters  Enjoy!
    NikkyJ

    • 21 min
    SeaWorld Orlando Crowd Calendar: How to Choose the BEST Days to Go (Episode 88)

    SeaWorld Orlando Crowd Calendar: How to Choose the BEST Days to Go (Episode 88)

    Did you know that using a SeaWorld Orlando Crowd Calendar can help you avoid the popular months at this aquatic theme park, allowing you to wait in shorter lines for your trip?
    SeaWorld Orlando is one of the most popular theme parks in the entire country, recently being voted the #1 Amusement Park in America by USA Today.
    The park features many exhibitions, tours, roller coasters and rides, as well as some of the most fun you’ll ever have at a park themed around a watery adventure.
    The new changes happening to this Orlando theme park has led to its increase in popularity which is a good thing unless you’re coming on a super busy day.
    So, my goal is to help you pick out the best days to visit SeaWorld Orlando and avoid the long wait times.
    Get the full guide here: https://www.themeparkhipster.com/seaworld-orlando-crowd-calendar-wait-times/ WATCH NEXT: Top Tips for Visiting SeaWorld Orlando https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6-GWCCgGiw Enjoy!
    NikkyJ

    • 9 min
    Is the Universal Orlando Express Pass Worth It? (Episode 87)

    Is the Universal Orlando Express Pass Worth It? (Episode 87)

    Today I have a real treat for you— we are going to go over everything you need to know about the Universal Orlando Express Pass.
    We'll touch on:
    What is the Express Pass? How is it different from the Unlimited Express Pass? How much does the Universal Studios Express Pass cost? Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass Explained Is the Universal Express Pass worth the cost? Resources:
    My Solo Guide on the official Universal Orlando Blog: https://blog.discoveruniversal.com/guides-and-tips/guide-to-universal-orlando-resort-for-solo-travelers/   Read the Express Pass Guide here: https://www.themeparkhipster.com/universal-orlando-express-pass-comprehensive-guide/  Watch the Universal Orlando VIP Tour video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwvs4ngLxIk  Get your cheap Universal Orlando Tickets https://www.themeparkhipster.com/universalorlandoparktickets Join our community of Solo Theme Park Travelers here: https://www.themeparkhipster.com/facebook Get your FREE Universal Planner Here: https://www.themeparkhipster.com/myuniversalplanner  Don't forget to check out the Universal Orlando Crowd Calendar here: https://www.themeparkhipster.com/universal-studios-orlando-crowd-calendar/  
    Enjoy!
    NikkyJ
     

    • 17 min
    Amazing Islands of Adventure Tips for Your Trip (Episode 86)

    Amazing Islands of Adventure Tips for Your Trip (Episode 86)

    Do you need super easy Islands of Adventure tips for your first trip?
    Prepping for a trip to the Universal Orlando Resort shouldn’t be hard, but I do know sometimes the small details that go into planning can get stressful at times.
    First off, the resort has 3 theme parks with another one opening in the future, plus multiple hotels to choose from and the famous CityWalk.
    I understand that with all those activities, you’ll want to know easy tips for going to Islands of Adventure like a pro! That's what we'll be going over today.
    Read the full guide here: https://www.themeparkhipster.com/19-killer-islands-of-adventure-tips-for-first-timers/
    WATCH NEXT: The BEST and WORST Time to Visit Universal Orlando Resort: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtdD8Xl2ToI
    Making a trip out to Islands of Adventure? Watch how to do it in ONE DAY now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am5xVblzSek 
    Thinking about making a solo trip out to Universal? Get your own copy of the Solo Theme Park Traveler’s Guide here: https://www.themeparkhipster.com/the-solo-theme-park-travelers-guide/
    Get your Islands of Adventure Tickets here: https://www.themeparkhipster.com/universalorlandoparktickets (affiliate link which means I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you)
    Enjoy!
    NikkyJ

    • 21 min
    FULL Disney and Universal Solo Trip Report with Manon (Episode 85)

    FULL Disney and Universal Solo Trip Report with Manon (Episode 85)

    Are you planning to take a solo trip to Disney, but you have your doubts on how viable the idea is?
    Today you are in for a treat. Manon took a solo trip to Disney, and she shares with us everything we need to know.
    Listen to another Solo Theme Park Traveler's story here: https://www.themeparkhipster.com/solo-disney-trip-report-case-study-1/
    WATCH NEXT: Why I Travel Solo to Disney and Why You Should Too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aw_OJLXLdI
    WATCH How to Go to Universal Alone here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvvlnUY0SIo 
    Thinking about making a solo trip out to Disney or Universal? Get your own copy of the Solo Theme Park Traveler’s Guide here: https://www.themeparkhipster.com/the-solo-theme-park-travelers-guide/
    Enjoy!
    NikkyJ

    • 43 min
    Top 5 Rides at Universal Studios Florida (Episode 84)

    Top 5 Rides at Universal Studios Florida (Episode 84)

    Lights, camera, roller coasters? Yep! That’s what you’ll get when enjoying some of the best rides at Universal Studios Florida.
    As your trip approaches, you’ll be thinking about some of the top things that you can do at this Universal Orlando Resort theme park.
    With a park known for its goal of immersing you deep into classic, box office phenoms, I thought it would be great to give you a list ranking the top five rides at Universal Studios.
    Read the full guide here: https://www.themeparkhipster.com/best-rides-at-universal-studios-florida/
    WATCH NEXT: The BEST and WORST Time to Visit Universal Orlando Resort: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtdD8Xl2ToI
    Making a trip out to Universal Studios? Watch how to do it in ONE DAY now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7VmRmr9bi4
    Thinking about making a solo trip out to Universal? Get your own copy of the Solo Theme Park Traveler’s Guide here: https://www.themeparkhipster.com/the-solo-theme-park-travelers-guide/
    Enjoy!
    NikkyJ

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

mimazza ,

Amazing resource for your Orlando trip

Just listen to it all and you simply won’t regret it!
I am having the most amazing solo experience at Disney ever and I can say I have relied on Nikky’s advice for the most part. Super happy I did!

Dawnbrou ,

Amazing Tips

Although I’m not a solo traveler, now that my daughter is an adult I often get to become solo at times. NikkyJ has so many amazing tips no matter if you’re truly solo or not!! Makes me look forward to my next trip listening to her podcasts. Also be sure to check out her blog, themeparkhipster.com, it has so many wonderful tips and tricks for experiencing the parks!

aliahparis ,

Disney and theme park lovers rejoice!

I’m always on the lookout for ways to enhance my experiences and this podcast doesn’t disappoint. If you travel solo, in a group or as a family, these tips and resources will let you have the best time. I love the budgeting and saving tips so I can go on even more adventures. Happy Park Hopping!

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