Monthly Archives: September 2015

Carowinds Announces Scholarship Winners, Awards $5,000 to Employees

Carowinds Scholarship ProgramNot only does Carowinds strive to provide their guests with a “best day ever” experience, but they also take the time to offer that same “best day ever” to their associates.  Earlier this month, the Carowinds team celebrated the academic achievements of five Carowinds employees, awarding them each a $1000 scholarship to be applied to their further higher education studies.

The winners of the 2015 Carowinds Scholarship program are:

Mashario Morton

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Christmas Town Returns to Busch Gardens Tampa This November

Christmas_Town_BGTThe Tampa Bay area’s biggest Christmas celebration returns to Busch Gardens Tampa this holiday season.

Christmas Town will take place 20 selects dates between Nov. 27 through Dec. 31.  New this year, the cheer keeps going until 10 p.m. every event night. The event is included with park admission.

Christmas Town creates beautiful family traditions for guests as Busch Gardens is transformed into a holiday wonderland with more than a million twinkling lights, Christmas entertainment, live music, festive treats and holiday shopping.

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Sneak Peek of Insidious: Return to The Further at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights 2015

Halloween Horror Nights Insidious MazeOne of the hottest mazes at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights in 2013 was Insidious: Into The Further, based on the popular Insidious film franchise. While I am personally not a huge fan of the movies, I felt the 2013 maze was really well done; it certainly was a fan favorite. When this year’s Insidious: Return to The Further was announced for Halloween Horror Nights, fans reacted very positively to the news.

Recently, Theme Park Adventure was invited along with a handful of other media outlets to get a sneak preview tour of Insidious: Return to The Further by John Murdy, Creative Director and Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. Total transparency here – on that same day, we toured Halloween: Michael Myers Comes Home. Being a huge fan of Halloween, that was the one maze I was absolutely interested in checking out; Return to The Further was a “whatever” for me, since I am not really into the film franchise itself.

That said, after walking through Insidious: Return to The Further, I have to say that I was beyond impressed – and if the maze looks half as creepy and incredibly well-designed in the dark as it does in the daylight, this could very well be the maze of the season at Halloween Horror Nights. Without doubt, if you are a fan of the films, Return to The Further is going to make your mind melt.

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Sneak Peek of Halloween: Michael Myers Comes Home at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights 2015

Halloween Michael Myers Comes Home HHNOne of the most highly-anticipated maze of 2015 at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights is Halloween: Michael Myers Comes Home. Announced to cheering fans during ScareLA this summer, this marks the second time Myers has been featured as part of the HHN lineup here in Southern California, the first being in 2009.

Creative Director/Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights and Art Director of HHN here in California, John Murdy and Chris Williams, both have a long-standing love of John Carpenter’s Halloween, and have been waiting for the perfect time to bring The Shape back to terrorize the inhabitants of Haddonfield, and the thousands of guests who flock to Universal Studios Hollywood each night during the world-famous Halloween event.

After 6 years, Michael Myers has come home.

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Celebrate Grandparents’ Day at Walt Disney World Resort

Something for Everyone at Walt Disney World ResortWith family-friendly attractions and character dining to exhilarating entertainment and nighttime spectaculars, Walt Disney World Resort is the place for families to bond and celebrate the grandest day of the year – Grandparents’ Day. Multigenerational family vacations at the magical 47-square mile resort allow grandparents to make magical memories and embrace the childlike wonder of a Disney vacation through the eyes of a child.

Here’s a few vacation tips and words of wisdom from grandparents visiting Walt Disney World Resort:

  • Our grandchildren love the [Disney] characters so we try to go to the character breakfasts. And we hit all [four] parks because everybody has their favorite rides.
    Sharon from Mullica, N.J.

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