We’ve Just Hit 500 Posts On The Attraction Tickets Blog

Morning Thrill Seekers,

We’ve just hit another major milestone here on the blog! On Friday 500 we posted our 500th unique theme park article. Today’s offering will document the top 10 most read this year based purely on views. When we hit 400 posts I documented the all time top 10 so felt there was no need to go over that again.

The blog was started in 2010 and on initial launch covered theme parks across the globe. When we became part of Orlando Attraction Tickets and Theme Park Tickets Direct we switched our focus to Florida and mainly the Orlando parks. At present we’ve had 6 different writers producing work, of that myself, Rachel and Karl have turned over the most articles. Not to blow my own trumpet, but I’m going too…. I have posted over 400 of them. 😉 #justsayin

Top 10 post of 2014

  1. How to use the FREE shuttle bus service to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  2. What Is Disney’s My Magic Plus And How Does It Work?
  3. How Much Does It Cost To Park At The Orlando Theme Parks
  4. How Do E-Tickets Work At SeaWorld Parks
  5. Here’s My 14 Day Orlando Theme Park Plan
  6. Checking Out The New RFID Disney Theme Park Tickets
  7. What Is Disney’s FASTPASS & Can I Use It?
  8. Discovery Cove 2014 Prices Are Now Available To Book
  9. 2012 Theme Park Attendance Results
  10. Universal Orlando Announce Details Of 2014 Mardi Gras Celebration

Not a Harry Potter or Furious Falcon insight, our most read articles tend to be the more practical posts. We recently recorded our busiest day ever, on April 1st (no joke) and we’ve got plans to expand the content size of the website and how its used.

Smiles included…

Jamie

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My Theme Park Highlights Of 2013

Hi Thrill Seekers,

With 2013 coming to an end I thought it was time for contemplation on what has been an amazing year. Unlike other industries I’ve written in, the theme park World is endlessly exciting. When news is announced the buzz surrounding it is amazing, even the slightest rumour has legs. A great example of this has been the hype in 2013 surrounds the next phase of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, its provided me with countless posts and an exclusive…but the amazing part is that Universal haven’t actually unveiled much!

In this post I thought I’d reflect on my personal highlights of 2013, starting with this blog.

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This year we’ve added 200 unique articles to this blog, all written by the staff at Orlando Attraction Tickets. We could of hired (as some do) professional writers and PR companies to do this for us but we truly believe that the personal touch our own staff can add is worth the effort. 200 posts represents an increase per month of an additional 10 posts when compared year on year.

In principle I am the Editor of this site, my number 1 highlight has been the popularity and growth of our blog. The site has become so popular that eternally we treat it as a separate brand.  Its also opened doors for me which leads me too….

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Opening of SeaWorld’s Antarctica Empire of the Penguins

SeaWorld’s newest attraction was their largest in recent history and represented a huge investment. I was very fortunate to be invited along for the secret press launch in Orlando. I got to see first hand how the new Land would work and got to ride the main attraction before any other members of the public. I wrote about the experience here.

Not only did I get to attend the launch but I was also lucky enough to be given a guided tour of all the parks owned by SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment including Discovery Cove. Busch Gardens Tampa, Aquatica and SeaWorld.

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Asking a Wizarding question

Again due to the blog’s popularity I was invited to a media event hosted by Universal. It coincided with this years World Travel Market and was primarily about their new hotel.

However they did mention a tiny bit of Potter news which I was lucky enough to report on, I wrote about it here, I also plucked up enough courage to ask a question regarding Ollivanders. Universal confirmed for the first time that a larger Ollivanders would find a home at Diagon Alley. I wrote about this and several dedicated Potter websites cited my article within their own posts.

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New website

This year Orlando Attraction Tickets launched a complete redesign of the website. I was asked for my input on the design and due to the strength of the blog we were given a large slot on the homepage and additional links within the site to push our content. I was particularly happy to see that the big bosses valued the work we were doing.

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Halloween Horror Nights

I met John Landis!!!!!!…… Thriller video, American Werewolf in London!!! Michael Jackson’s friend…. John Landis…. Amazeballs!

You can read more about it here

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So there you have it, 5 of my highlights of 2013. I’m looking forward to 2014 and fingers crossed a sneaky trip to Diagon Alley 😉

Smiles included…

Jamie

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We’ve Hit 200 Attraction Ticket Posts

Good Afternoon Thrill Seekers,

Yesterday we hit the 200 posts mark, which we are all very happy about, this blog has performed quite a few pivots before landing on its current format and today while celebrating 200 posts we’ve also released a new design, as you’re reading this you can see the new design now.

The new design is much cleaner and fresher than the previous design and of course features our new smiley logo, we hope you like it.

Well that’s enough of me waffling, below are the top 10 most viewed posts out of the 200.

Top 10 Orlando Attraction Tickets posts

  1. SeaWorld San Diego To Launch Manta In 2012
  2. The Sorting Hat At Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  3. Shop Price’s At Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  4. Orlando Thrill Theme Park Unveils 14 Ride Idea’s
  5. Ollivanders – In The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Universal Islands of Adventure, Orlando
  6. Introducing The Orlando PassPort
  7. SeaWorld Switch From Pepsi To Coke
  8. Quidditch – just what are the rules anyway?
  9. Jaws ride closing forever at Universal Orlando
  10. When Is The Best Time To Visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter?

Here’s to 200 more posts… thanks for reading!

regards,

Jamie

 

What’s Happening At LEGOLAND Florida in 2012

Florida’s youngest theme park has released its proposed itinerary for 2012 on top of offering hours of endless fun the Merlin owned attraction also has the following planned.

LEGO Friends Weekend March 24th – 25th 2012 –This daytime party is LEGOLAND’s first ever and celebrates the girls that love LEGO! This LEGO event compliments LEGO’s newest release of construction toys, which has also been created with girls in mind. This LEGO packed party is full to the brim with a ton of fun and games and a Lego Friends building event.

Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Citrus Classic 5K April 14th 2012- This year Legoland will host this community event which helps to raise funds for the Winter Haven Hospital. The event is welcome to all ages and it’s entirely up to you whether you walk, run or play your way around the 5K. (not included with Legoland Florida tickets admission)

4th July/ Independence Day – There are many firsts for Legoland Florida this year and LEGOLAND’s Independence Day celebration, titled Red Brick and Broom, is one of the big ones. Park guests will be given special 3D glasses that will turn fireworks into millions of exploding bricks falling from the sky. This innovative Lego-tastic firework display is one you won’t want to miss.

Brick or Treat Weekends in October 2012 – This child friendly Halloween party is the ideal way for families with young children to celebrate this spooky holiday. Details are yet to be revealed, but you can expect the land of Lego to embrace the spooky yet festive spirit, tons of bricks and lots and lots of ‘candy’!

Legoland’s First Anniversary 15th October 2012 – Celebrate a whole year of Legoland’s residence in the theme park capital of the world. It’s almost impossible to imagine Florida without it. Details of Legoland Florida’s birthday party are yet to be revealed, but we have no doubt the park will soon start to build the excitement!

Christmas Bricktacular Weekends in December 2012 – Now we move back into familiar territory with LEGOLAND Florida’s Christmas Bricktacular, featuring the 270,000 brick Christmas tree and the Countdown to Kids’ New Year’s Eve 26th -30th December with fireworks over Lake Eloise.

You can book LEGOLAND Florida Tickets at orlando attraction tickets