Monthly Archives: November 2013

REVIEW: Forevermore 2013 Knott’s Scary Farm

One of the most highly anticipated new mazes of the 2013 season at Knott’s Scary Farm was Forevermore. In this maze, guests entered the twisted world of the “Forevermore Killer”, an individual who has used the writings of Edgar Allan Poe as thematic templates to his brutal and shocking murders, creating hellish crime scenes for all to see, thanks to the interest of the media, who reports on his every move…

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LEGOLAND Hotel Coming to Florida in 2015

2013.11.21_LEGOLANDFLORIDAHOTEL_001LEGOLAND® Florida General Manager Adrian Jones officially announced the park’s much anticipated LEGOLAND Hotel will open in 2015. The announcement was made alongside community leaders with a ceremonial groundbreaking moment at the site where the hotel will be built, directly to the left of LEGOLAND Florida’s entrance, just steps from Lake Eloise.

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Manormortis is U.K.’s Newest Scare Attraction

Gourmand in The Wine Cellar at Manormortis EDITEDIn 1913, the old Haxenghast Mansion was burned to the ground amidst mysterious circumstances; now, 100 years later, the house has appeared once again, its parapets and turrets twisting up through the autumn mists in a defiant statement against science, nature and time itself.  Known locally as ‘the dead manor’, Manormortis has awoken from its slumber, and it is hungry…

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TPA’s Autumn Nights at Sam’s a Huge Success

Autumn_Nights_3 136On Sunday, November 17th, Theme Park Adventure held its final Autumn Nights at Sam’s mixer of 2013 at the Disneyland Hotel. In keeping with annual tradition, the November gathering was the largest in TPA’s history, bringing nearly 150 theme park fans, industry folks and serious haunters together in one spot for a night of socializing, tiki drinks and fantastic networking!

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Mystic Motel 2013 Home Haunt

Mystic_Motel_2013_6570We’ve seen a lot of home haunts in our travels, but none have ever been like Mystic Motel in Ladera Ranch, California. Located in a quiet, master-planned community just south of Mission Viejo, Mystic Motel has sprung up in a neighborhood that looks more like Wisteria Lane from Desperate Housewives than a boardwalk midway, where dark rides such as Mystic Motel have existed for more than 100 years! Yet, there it is!

The creation of slot machine game developer Scott D’Avanzo and his family (primarily his 9 year-old son), Mystic Motel came from a love of dark rides and Scott’s desire to have one in his home. The most likely spot was the family’s 20 x 20 garage, and that is where building began, with the promise to Scott’s incredibly patient and understanding wife that the attraction would not be “permanent”.

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