Monthly Archives: December 2012

January & February 2013 Programs at Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town Upcoming Events January/February 2013

E-Waste Collection Day

Saturday, Jan. 12
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Support Fairytale Town and rid your home of e-waste for the New Year! Old televisions, monitors, laptops, computers, printers, scanners and more are wanted for donation to Fairytale Town’s e-waste collection fundraiser. Items will be collected in a drive-thru format in the parking lot behind Fairytale Town, off of 15th avenue. Volunteers will be available to help unload items. All items collected will be recycled. For a complete list of acceptable items for donation and for more information, visit fairytaletown.org or call (916) 808-7462.

Princess Academy

Saturday, Jan. 19

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! Little princesses-in-training will learn the magical secrets of being a fairytale princess in this one-day workshop for ages 5 to 8. Princesses will play dress up, attend a pink tea party and decorate delicious treats to enjoy. From princess etiquette and attire to royal manners and social skills, this fairytale-fun workshop has everything a budding princess needs, including a Fairy Godmother. This program is $25 per princess. Limited spots are available; registration opens December 29. For more information, visit fairytaletown.org or call (916) 808-7462.

Super H.E.R.O. School

Sunday, Jan. 20

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Superheroes Assemble! In a one-day workshop for ages 4 to 8, young heroes will learn the importance of bravery, honor and respect while engaging in a dynamic discussion of their favorite superheroes, both real and fictional. The workshop also includes an energizing hero snack and an introduction to super hero stretching techniques and exercises. Heroes then design and create their own secret identity, special powers and costumes. Male and female heroes are welcome. This program is $25 per hero. Limited spots are available; registration opens December 29. For more information, visit fairytaletown.org or call (916) 808-7462.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, Jan. 21

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fairytale Town will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday admission is $5 for adults and children ages 2 and older. Children ages 1 and under are free. For more information, visit fairytaletown.org or call (916) 808-7462.

Sacramento Museum Day

Saturday, Feb. 2

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sacramento Museum Day returns for a 15th year with half-price or free admission at 30 museums! A Sacramento cultural tradition, Sacramento Museum Day is designed to encourage all members of the community to experience the region’s incredible wealth of art, history, science and wildlife at little cost. This hugely popular community event is presented by the Sacramento Association of Museums. Fairytale Town will be offering half-price admission on Sacramento Museum Day. Admission is $2.50 for adults and children ages 2 and older. Children ages 1 and under are free. For more information, visit fairytaletown.org or call (916) 808-7462.

Lincoln’s Birthday

Monday, Feb. 11

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fairytale Town will be open on Lincoln’s Birthday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday admission is $5 for adults and children ages 2 and older. Children ages 1 and under are free. For more information, visit fairytaletown.org or call (916) 808-7462.

Presidents Day

Monday, Feb. 18

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fairytale Town will be open on Presidents Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday admission is $5 for adults and children ages 2 and older. Children ages 1 and under are free. For more information, visit fairytaletown.org or call (916) 808-7462.

– Press Release from Fairytale Town

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Singer Chris Kirkpatrick Makes Things Bright at Legoland Florida’s Second Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Legoland Florida

Winter Haven, FL (Nov. 30, 2012) – As guests gathered and joyful carolers sang, LEGOLAND® Florida gleefully launched into the Christmas holiday season on Nov. 29 with its 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring LEGO® Santa, LEGO Toy Soldier and special guest, singer Chris Kirkpatrick. Well known for forming and starring in *NSYNC, a hit recoding group who sold over 56 million records, won awards and broke sales records, Kirkpatrick took the honor of lighting thousands of twinkling LED lights on the 30-foot tall LEGO Christmas tree for the first time this season. Among the 50 rides, shows and attractions, the massive tree weighing more than 11 tons and made of more than 270,000 forest green LEGO and DUPLO bricks is a key feature of LEGOLAND Florida’s annual Christmas Bricktacular.

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D23 Announces 2013 Events

BURBANK, Calif. – November 28, 2012 – In 2013, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will reach out to fans across the country through an exciting roster of uniquely magical Disney experiences.

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REVIEW: Boot Hill 2012

Boot Hill Irvine California

This Halloween, Boot Hill made a return visit to the quiet community of Woodbridge in Irvine, California; it was the home haunt’s 13th apparition and it drew huge numbers of fans and aficionados anxious to see what new surprises had been spooked up this year!

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REVIEW: Eli Roth’s Goretorium 2012

Eli Roth's Goretorium

One of the biggest stories of 2012 regarding haunted attractions was the opening of Eli Roth’s Goretorium on the Las Vegas Strip. The highly-anticipated haunt was touted by social media and industry sites in the summer months leading up to its grand opening in late September. In fact, it was the announcement of Goretorium that dictated where we were going to go for our one weekend in October outside of California to see another state’s haunts as part of our seasonal coverage.

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REVIEW: Delusion – The Blood Rite 2012

Delusion The Blood Rite 2012

In 2011, Delusion hit the Los Angeles scene and rocked everyone’s world. Presented by a company called Haunted Play, this attraction varied greatly from the typical “boo scare” maze, in that it was more of a highly interactive experience than traditional haunted house. When Haunted Play announced that Delusion would return for the 2012 season in the same location, I have to admit, I was seriously concerned about the overall impact of the experience, considering the setting would already be very familiar to guests returning for the second year in a row. I was afraid that Delusion was going to be plagued by familiarity.

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REVIEW: The Haunted Diary 2012

The Haunted Diary Presents The Haunted Hollow

One of the great challenges we deal with each season is making the time to visit new haunted attractions in Southern California while we maintain working relationships with others year after year. A home haunt that was new to us this year, Haunted Diary, was located just minutes away from iconic Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

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REVIEW: The Dent Schoolhouse 2012

The Dent Schoolhouse 2012

Upon viewing the old school house on Harrison Avenue on a cold rainy night in late October, I got chills. The foreboding building towering over the low-lying fog created the perfect atmosphere to experience the Dent Schoolhouse.

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REVIEW: Sinister Pointe Not So Merry Holiday Haunt 2012

WARNING: THIS STORY, IMAGE GALLERY AND VIDEO CONTAIN IMAGERY AND CONTENT THAT MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME VIEWERS. PARENTAL DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ADVISED BY THE TPA STAFF.

One of the most polished pro haunts in Southern California, Sinister Pointe takes thrills and chills to a whole new level each holiday season with its Christmas-themed production “Not So Merry” Holiday Haunt. Put the kids to sleep and make sure that the neighbors can’t see, because Theme Park Adventure ventured in to this twisted haunt and found a sack full of naughty to share!

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REVIEW: Endgames at Knott’s Halloween Haunt 2012

In 2011, Endgames: Warriors of the Apocalypse made its debut in Necropolis (Camp Snoopy) at Knott’s Halloween Haunt. A Brooke Walters (Terror of London, Trick Or Treat, The Doll Factory) design, Endgames was a post-apocalyptic nightmare where “gladiator” contestants battled one another to the bloody death, broadcast to an eager live audience over a rudimentary network. 2012 saw Endgames moved across the park and placed backstage in a new location, completely re-imagined for the 40th Haunt. The big question on everyone’s mind, was would the new version be as strong or stronger than the first and just how much different would Endgames actually be this year?

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