Monthly Archives: December 2015

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Knott’s Berry Farm to Ring in 2016

Knott's Berry Farm New Year's Eve FireworksThe countdown to the New Year is on at Knott’s Merry Farm! With special one-night-only entertainment, mesmerizing fireworks and extended hours, plus Knott’s signature rides and attractions, Knott’s New Year’s Eve celebration is the place for guests of all ages to ring in 2016.

Knott’s Sky Cabin, towering over 200 ft. in the air, will dramatically rise to the top of the “K” tower as special lighting effects help countdown the final moments of 2015. When the cabin reaches the top at the stroke of midnight both the “K” tower and skies above Knott’s will be ablaze with colorful fireworks!

Read More »

Leave a comment

Final TPA Mixer of 2015 Our Biggest Ever!

The madness of our biggest TPA mixer ever!As the year comes to a close, we spend a lot of time reflecting on the past 12 months and the journey it’s been through 2015 with our friends and loved ones. During the year, we have hosted quite a few mixers at Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach, California. There’s no way we’d let the year end without taking a look back at that wild and crazy night on November 8th when fans and haunters alike came together to share their wild tales of the Halloween season, and to laugh the night away as a community.

Traditionally our largest mixer of the year, this November’s certainly didn’t disappoint. In fact, the group that showed up for our Post-Halloween Bash was the biggest was the biggest we’ve ever hosted, with well over 200 people in attendance. Themed entertainment fans, haunters, and industry professionals – it was a fantastic group that filled the Hidden Village quite nicely at Don’s, mixing and mingling for hours!

Read More »

Leave a comment

L.A. Zoo Lights 2015 Brings Holiday Cheer to Griffith Park

L.A. Zoo Lights 2015 (9)The brightest spot in Griffith Park this holiday season is most definitely the Los Angeles Zoo, which is now hosting its second L.A. Zoo Lights event through January 3, 2016. The mostly Christmas-themed event is produced in collaboration with theatrical set designer Gregg Lacy, as well as Bionic League, known within the entertainment industry for their work on large-scale events and stage productions for clients such as Daft Punk and Kanye West.

Guests will find a wide array of traditional-type holiday displays set up throughout the Los Angeles Zoo, as well as a fountain show outside of the L.A.I.R. exhibit, state-of-the-art projection mapping, live reindeer, adult and family beverages, arts and crafts, and of course, Santa Claus (on select dates).

Read More »

Leave a comment

Rose Parade to Feature Disneyland Resort Float Entry in 2016

2016 Rose Parade Float Concept Art

The magic of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration will come to life as a float in the 127th Rose Parade, broadcast live from Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 1, 2016. The parade will step off at 8 a.m. (PST) with the theme Find Your Adventure, and the Disneyland Resort float honors some of the most exciting adventures awaiting guests at the Happiest Place on Earth.

At the heart of the float will be a sparkling recreation of Sleeping Beauty Castle, complete with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse welcoming everyone to the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. Flanking the castle are two adventures that are brought to life at the Disneyland Resort. The first comes from the world of Frozen and depicts Elsa’s ice castle – straight out of Arendelle – accompanied by Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff. A separate adventure depicted on the float makes the jump to hyperspace and travels to a galaxy far, far away for a thrilling adventure dedicated to the Star Wars films and exciting new Star Wars experiences at Disneyland Park.

Read More »

Leave a comment

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opening Date April 7, 2016 at Universal Studios Hollywood

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opening Date

It’s official: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has an opening date at Universal Studios Hollywood of Thursday, April 7, 2016, marking the highly-anticipated arrival of the West Coast’s dynamic new immersive experience at The Entertainment Capital of L.A.

This eagerly-awaited news coincides with the launch of the destination’s spellbinding campaign, which is stylistically designed to sweep guests into the land’s magical world through the lens of imagination.

Read More »

Leave a comment

Star Wars Themed Food Available in Tomorrowland at Disneyland

Jedi-Order-Chicken-SandwichThe Galactic Grill in Tomorrowland serves up specialty Star Wars-themed menu items as part of Season of the Force, a new themed experience celebrating iconic characters and moments from the Star Wars saga with special food, thrilling attractions and immersive experiences.

Guests may choose to follow the dark side or the light side with foods and beverages inspired by both sides of the Force. The Jedi Order Grilled Chicken Sandwich offers fuel for the light side with five-spice chicken breast, fried green beans, pickled red onions, purple watercress and wasabi mayonnaise. The First Order Specialty Burger gives guests a taste of the dark side, featuring an Angus beef and chorizo patty topped with fried cherry peppers and spicy-lime aioli on a dark bun.

Read More »

Leave a comment

Santa Claus Brings Holiday Cheer to Disneyland Resort

Disneyland SantaDuring the 2015 Holiday season at the Disneyland Resort, Santa Claus brings holiday cheer to guests in a new location — in Critter Country at Disneyland park.

Winnie the Pooh and his friends have specially designed the location just for Santa, featuring festive décor with Hundred Acre Wood-inspired accents. Between preparing for his famous flight on Christmas Eve and leading his reindeer in A Christmas Fantasy parade, Santa Claus also pays visits to Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure Park to hear guests’ holiday wishes.

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort continues now through Jan. 6, 2016. With themed attractions, decorations, delicious treats, commemorative merchandise, guests will find lots of ways to celebrate at the Merriest Place on Earth. Guests also may enjoy special seasonal entertainment such as A Christmas Fantasy parade and Disney ¡Viva Navidad!, along with the dazzling new Paint the Night parade and the Disneyland Forever fireworks spectacular.

Read More »

Leave a comment

Jenna Elfman Helps Light LEGOLAND California Christmas Tree

Jenna Elfman LegolandGolden Globe award winner Jenna Elfman and her family joined in the winter tradition at LEGOLAND California Resort and helped Santa pull the switch lighting the 30-foot tall LEGO Christmas tree during the 13th annual tree lighting ceremony in Carlsbad, California.

Elfman is popularly known for her starring role as free spirit Dharma Finkelstein Montgomery in the hit series Dharma & Greg and is currently starring as Iva Lou Wade in the romantic comedy Big Stone Gap currently playing in theaters.

Guests at the tree lighting got an exclusive first look at an image from The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure and viewed special LEGO ornaments created by Master Model Builders that were inspired by the Park’s new animated attraction premiering Feb. 6 at LEGOLAND California. Emmet and Wyldstyle costume characters joined Elfman and her sons Story (8) and Easton (5) and, of course, Santa, on stage to help pull a magical switch that set off thousands of lights and a twinkling LEGO star, followed by snow showering Park guests and a fireworks show.

Read More »

Leave a comment

Star Wars Night Coming to Disneyland Paris

star wars nightOn December 16th, share the European opening night of Star Wars: The Force Awakens like you never dreamed possible! Be among the lucky few to take this history-making moment a step beyond… in a galaxy not so far away. Venture into the darkness for an exclusive after-hours party at Planet Disneyland Park.

The Programme

Don a costume to show your allegiance to your favorite side of the Force so you can live the part to its fullest! Take home a commemorative ticket – a unique souvenir for lightyears to come. Revel in the excitement of witnessing Discoveryland take on a new dimension with specially designed intergalactic décors, outer space photo backdrops, and constellations of thematic activities.

Read More »

Leave a comment