Monthly Archives: September 2012

SeaWorld Orlando Gives First Behind-the-Scenes Look at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin

Orlando, Fla. (September 18, 2012) – SeaWorld Orlando now has all-new ways for fans to dive deeper into the world of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, the park’s new attraction opening spring 2013. A dedicated website launched today, allowing everyone to follow the freeze and stay connected to all things Antarctica: www.SeaWorldOrlando.com/Antarctica. The new site includes ways to watch feathery friends live on a Penguin Cam, learn about what makes Antarctica a land of extremes or sign up to receive exclusive email updates.

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Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Monster & Makeup Preview

When it comes to amazing monster effects or make-up effects, Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood knows it best. In this video, you will discover how creating a monster works at Halloween Horror Nights – from computer renderings to finishing touches on prosthetics. Also, hear Creative Director John Murdy and Head Make-Up Artist Larry Bones from Boneyard Effects speak about the importance and challenges in creating the amount of monsters during the event. See the monsters come to life on September 21st when Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood at Universal Studios opens to the public.

Larry Bones and John Murdy

Visit http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/hollywood/2012/ for more details.

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Sneak Peek of Welcome to Silent Hill at Halloween Horror Nights Los Angel

On September 10th, we were invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of another new Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood maze, WELCOME TO SILENT HILL. Based on the video games and films, the maze will feature iconic characters from the franchise, details that will impress the hardcore fans, and the haunting sounds that music composer Akira Yamaoka has mastered. I have to admit, I am a Silent Hill junkie. I won’t call myself a huge fan, since I haven’t played all the games or beat them, but the premise, originality, and darkness has always intrigued me. I suck at playing video games, so when I did play Silent Hill, I would always get stuck in one room or get too scared that I’d run in circles and eventually die! When the film came out in 2006, I think it introduced many new fans to the franchise and it validated my love for it. So, once it was announced on the Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Twitter, I jumped up and down with joy! In previous years, I’ve tweeted John Murdy on Twitter, “DO SILENT HILL! DO SILENT HILL! DO HELLRAISER! SILENT HILL!” I always assumed that it didn’t have a big enough franchise, so it was never considered. But now with a new film “Silent Hill: Revelations” opening this October, it is a perfect match for Halloween Horror Nights.

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Knott’s 40th Halloween Haunt Museum

On August 31, 2012, Knott’s Berry Farm opened the brand-new Halloween Haunt museum to celebrate their 40th haunt. Located in the middle of Ghost Town, guests will immediately notice the decorations – cobwebs, flickering pumpkins, and spooky props. Since Knott’s started large Halloween events in 1973, we are surprised that a museum like this hasn’t opened earlier! While the footprint for the museum is small, it is jam packed with props, artwork, and costumes from the last 40 years of Halloween Haunt. The museum will appeal to all kinds of guests – it may give nostalgia to some, but will also impress the younger generation or casual folks.

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List of Haunts in Southern California 2012

Here is a list of most of the major haunted attractions and home haunts in Southern California for 2012. If we missed a haunt, please contact us and it will be added to the list.

KNOTT’S HALLOWEEN HAUNT
Buena Park, CA
http://www.knotts.com/haunt2012

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS HOLLYWOOD
Universal City, CA
http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/hollywood/2012/

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