Monthly Archives: August 2013

Universal Monsters Remix Returns to Halloween Horror Nights 2013

The addition of all-original monsters inspired by fan-generated character competitions marks the first time that horror fans have contributed to a haunted maze experience for “Halloween Horror Nights.” The winning creatures will exist in the twisted confines of the “Universal Monsters Remix: Resurrection” maze alongside classic Universal Monsters, entombed in a shroud of heavy bass sounds by acclaimed dubstep artist, Figure. “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood begins Friday, September 20, 2013.

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The Empty Grave Haunted Attraction Opens this Weekend

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One of Theme Park Adventure’s long-time favorite haunted attraction crews is firing up Halloween early this year! The Empty Grave in Anaheim, just a block away from the Disneyland Resort, is opening for weekend haunting starting tomorrow, August 16th!

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New Scare Zones Unveiled for Halloween Horror Nights USH

HHN-2013-Chucky-PR-image_FMUniversal Studios Hollywood’s premier Halloween event, Halloween Horror Nights, continues to unlock the terror that torments movie-goers with the announcement of two new original scare-zones:  The Purge, based on Universal Pictures’ summer blockbuster and upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release, and Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s Blu-ray and Digital debut of Curse of Chucky, an all-new movie where Chucky returns to horrify viewers in the latest unrated chapter of the blood-soaked suspense saga.  “Halloween Horror Nights” begins on Friday, September 20, 2013.

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Summer Nights at Sam’s 3 to Honor Mark “Sumo” Sagato

Summer Nights at Sam's 3 Honors Mark SagatoTPA has just released the announcement for its SUMMER NIGHTS AT SAM’S III gathering, which will take place at Trader Sam’s at the Disneyland Hotel on Sunday, August 25th, honoring Mark “Sumo” Sagato. This month’s event will be a recap of ScareLA, and fans will have the opportunity to discuss what they liked most about the convention with the event’s producers and various panelists and presenters that were featured at the weekend-long show! TPAers will also gather in support and have the chance to donate to the family of a very dear fallen friend, Mark “Sumo” Sagato, who was taken from all of us much too soon this past weekend. This is going to be a special one – we hope you all will attend and show the true love and spirit of TPA!

Here is the link to the announcement, where you may RSVP:

https://www.facebook.com/events/609852719060008/

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TPA’s Summer Nights at Sam’s 2

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On Sunday, July 28, 2013, we celebrated TPA’s Summer Nights at Sam’s II at the Disneyland Hotel – and what a night it was under the Tiki torches for over 65 theme park fans, haunters and themed entertainment industry folks!

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Busch Gardens Tampa’s Howl-O-Scream 2013 Full Details Revealed

Circus of Superstition 3-D 5_HOSOnce every century, on precisely the thirteenth year, evil comes out to play. This fall, for 14 select nights, Howl-O-Scream 2013 returns to Busch Gardens Tampa with tormenting surprises around every corner and unexpected terrors.

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New Busch Gardens Television Show

Whether assisting with the birth of tiger cubs or giving an elephant a pedicure, no day is the same for the zoological professionals of Busch Gardens® Tampa — the land-animal sister park to SeaWorld® — who will star in a new TV series this fall.

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The “Experiment” Comes to Howl-O-Scream 2013

Two years ago, the creators of Howl-O-Scream changed the haunt industry forever when they introduced Alone: A Personal Experience in Horror. Now, the Howl-O-Scream creative team is introducing the next twisted level of interactive scare experiences that they promise to be “the most personally invasive haunted attraction in Howl-O-Scream history” with The Experiment.

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Insidious: Into the Further Comes to Halloween Horror Nights 2013

The unsettling story of the Lambert family is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights,” as “Insidious: Into The Further” transports guests to a dark realm where malevolent souls and demonic entities exist in the tormented existence of their past lives. Based on the 2010 horror thriller “Insidious” and the upcoming sequel “Insidious: Chapter 2,” the haunted attraction joins the highly-anticipated line up of terrifying mazes at the award-winning Halloween event, opening September 20.

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HAuNTcon Heads to Texas in 2014

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The 2014 Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference (HAuNTcon) will be held in Houston, January 25-28 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, in conjunction with the 2014 Halloween & Party Expo.

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