Monthly Archives: September 2013

Haunted Hollywood Sports Rises From the Grave

In 2012, Haunted Hollywood Sports had a less than spectacular debut, with problems ranging from power and talent shortage, to simply biting off more than they could chew for a first year event. Mazes were far too large and empty, waits for the signature Killhouse attractions were ridiculously long, and in the end, Theme Park Adventure sadly said we’d never return, fairly certain that we wouldn’t even have that choice after such a disastrous first season for the new SoCal haunt in Bellflower. What a difference a year has made…

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Autumn Nights at Sam’s a Wild Ride for All

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On Sunday September 22nd, Theme Park Adventure hosted its first Autumn Nights at Sam’s event at the Disneyland Hotel – and it was without a doubt, one of the most wild and epic fan gatherings we have ever held! Over 80 TPAers gathered and mingled under glowing Tiki torches as we kicked off the 2013 Halloween season!

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Knott’s Haunt 2013 Scare School

Scare School is something that has become a right of passage at Knott’s Berry Farm as the park is transformed each September into the Scary Farm. As elaborate mazes and shows are erected, hundreds of seasonal employees are hired to become terrifying creatures of the night. However, to truly be monsters, all of the employees that Knott’s hires for its Halloween Haunt event must be trained by a veteran team of managers that know exactly what it takes to be a denizen of the mazes and scare zones.

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El Cucuy Maze Preview at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood

One of the most anticipated mazes of 2013 at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights is El Cucuy: The Boogeyman. On Thursday, September 12th, Theme Park Adventure went behind the scenes of this horrifying new addition to HHN with Creative Director/Producer John Murdy to have a peek at the thing that lurks in the darkness of Mexican folklore…

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Haunt S.B. Needs the Support of the Fan Community

Our good friends at Haunt S.B. (Santa Barbara) are reaching out to the haunter community, looking for financial help in the form of a Kickstarter campaign to help support this year’s effort. The community of Santa Barbara is akin to the barren landscape of the moon when it comes to things to do at Halloween; enter Matt Dorado and his team – they promise a thrilling, immersive experience for fans this Halloween!

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