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In a bold, new approach to bringing iconic horror films to life during Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Studios Hollywood will break new ground with the introduction of its first ever 3D horror-comedy maze, This is the End 3D, based on 2013’s hit movie starring James Franco, Seth Rogen Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson. Halloween Horror Nights begins on Friday, September 18, 2015.
The hilarity of this genre-defying blockbuster movie, This is the End, will take a dark turn in this all-new maze experience that will come to life in hypnotic 3D. The end of the world will begin as guests head to the ultimate A-list party at James Franco’s new Hollywood Hills home, before the Apocalypse strikes and they find themselves trapped in a life-and-death struggle against the demons of the underworld. With the fate of humanity at the crossroads of heaven and hell, This is the End 3D will offer defining moments for those guests brave enough to tempt the devil as their destiny hangs in the balance to be damned for eternity or raptured to heaven engulfed in a sea of blue light.
Celebration of Harry Potter Expo Announced for Universal Orlando Resort 2016 – Tickets on Sale This Month
Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. will host the third annual A Celebration of Harry Potter, a special gathering of Harry Potter fans from around the globe. The three-day weekend event will take place January 29 – 31, 2016 and will feature an array of experiences.
All general admission park guests will have the opportunity to:
- Attend Q&A sessions with Harry Potter film talent (complete talent lineup will be announced at a later date)
- Experience and participate in the interactive and unique exhibits at the A Celebration of Harry Potter Expo, featuring Harry Potter brand partners such as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Pottermore, Scholastic, MinaLima, and Harry Potter: The Exhibition
This is a comprehensive listing of haunts throughout Southern California. It features theme park/attractions, stand-alone events, and home haunts. If you own a haunt that should be included on this list, please contact us at TPAComments@gmail.com. To be included in our 2015 SoCal Haunt Directory, a haunt must have a website/fan page and a physical address. We will continue to update this page throughout the Halloween 2015 season, so it is never too late to contact us. If your favorite haunt is not on this list, they either have not updated their information for 2015, or may not be returning this season. When visiting these haunts, be sure to tell them you found them on Theme Park Adventure!
THEME PARKS & ATTRACTIONS
Boo at the Zoo (Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens) – 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles CA 90027
Boo at the Zoo (Santa Ana Zoo) – 1801 Prentice Ave., Santa Ana CA 92701
Brick-Or-Treat (LEGOLAND California) – 1 Legoland Dr., Carlsbad CA 92008
Ghost Train (Los Angeles Live Steamers – Griffith Park) – 5202 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Halloween Spooktacular (SeaWorld San Diego) – 500 Sea World Dr., San Diego CA 92109
Haunted Trails (Crown Valley Community Park) – 29751 Crown Valley Pkwy., Laguna Niguel CA 92677
Knott’s Spooky Farm (Knott’s Berry Farm) – 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park CA 90620
Mickey’s Halloween Party (Disneyland Resort) – 1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim CA 92802
Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns (San Diego Zoo Safari Park) – 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido CA 92027
Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns (Santa Anita Park) – 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia CA 91007
STAND-ALONE PRO HAUNTS & ATTRACTIONS
Blackout – Greater Los Angeles area (location revealed to ticket holders)
Coffin Creek Haunts – 14600 Baron Dr., Corona CA 92880
Creep Los Angeles – Arts District Downtown Los Angeles
Fear is What we Learned Here – Greater Los Angeles Area (Location revealed to ticket holders)
Field of Screams the Haunted Stadium (The Diamond) – 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore CA 92530
Haunt at Heritage Hill – 25151 Serrano Rd., Lake Forest CA 92630
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride (Griffith Park Old Zoo) – 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles CA 90027
Motel 6 Feet Under (Anaheim Business Expo Center) – 1960 S. Anaheim Way, Anaheim CA 92805
Sinister Pointe’s Trust Challenge – FEAR… The Darkness – Orange County area
Reign of Terror (Janss Marketplace) – 197 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks CA 91360
The 17th Door Haunted House (Tustin Marketplace) – 2856 El Camino Real, Tustin CA 92782
The Basement – 12909 Foothill Blvd., San Fernando CA 91342
The Bunker Experience – 20 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena CA 91103
The Empty Grave – 23400 Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills CA 92653
The Haunted Hotel – 424 Market St., San Diego CA 92101
The Haunted Trail (Balboa Park) – 6th Ave., San Diego CA 92101
The Red X – Greater Los Angeles area
The Scream Zone (Del Mar Fairgrounds) – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar CA 92014
The Sinner’s Soiree (Drunken Devil Productions) – 939 Maple Ave. S., Los Angeles CA 90015
Ward 13 (Evil Twin Studios) – 1020 El Centro St., South Pasadena CA 91030
Beware the Dark Realm – 28621 Sugar Pine Way, Santa Clarita CA 91390
Boot Hill – 16 Goldenrod, Irvine CA 92614
Boney Island – 4602 Morse Ave., Sherman Oaks CA 91423
Higgins Manor – 23761 Singapore St., Mission Viejo CA 92691
Hollywood Haunter – 1547 Garden St., Glendale CA 91201
Mourning Rose Manor – 5250 Aurelia St., Simi Valley CA 93063
Mystic Motel – 36 Lewiston Ct., Ladera Ranch CA 92694
Restless Souls Manor – 38143 52nd St. E., Palmdale CA 93552
Rotten Apple 907 – 907 N. California St., Burbank CA 91505
Spooky Hollows – 16418 Gilmore St., Van Nuys CA 91406
The Backwoods Maze – 1912 N. Pepper St., Burbank CA 91505
The Haunting of Corona – 5415 Brockton Ave., Riverside CA 92506
Fans can follow Theme Park Adventure’s Halloween coverage via social media on Facebook, Instagram (search our posts with #ThemeParkAdventure), Twitter, and Periscope for live streams of our travels and special events!
LEGOLAND Florida Resort has entered into an exclusive partnership with Travelex, the world’s leading independent foreign exchange business, to list the resort’s official currency, LEGOLAND Dollars, on Travelex’s currency exchange boards at 55 participating Travelex locations.
This partnership represents the first theme park to have an official currency listed on a currency exchange board. The LEGOLAND Dollarwill be available for purchase at a 1:1 exchange rate to the US Dollar, with a minimum exchange of $5 USD. LEGOLAND Dollars will only be available for purchase with US Dollars. LEGOLAND Dollarscan be purchased through select Travelex locations for the summer 2015 season.
High school students nationwide can now apply at DisneyDreamersAcademy.com to be among 100 selected to participate in the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE, the innovative, outside-the- classroom, educational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort.
Entering the search for its ninth class of Dreamers, Disney Dreamers Academy continues to hold true to its mission to inspire and fuel the dreams of teens, help them discover a world of possibilities and help them prepare for the future. Each year, students participate in hands-on, full-immersion workshops related to a variety of career paths, ranging from animation to zoology. Each participant learns important skills such as communication techniques, leadership values and networking strategies.
Calling all theme park lovers and roller coaster enthusiasts! Prepare to board Las Vegas’ favorite thrill rides on August 16 in celebration of National Roller Coaster Day.
The roller coasters at New York-New York and The Adventuredome at Circus Circus challenge guests to experience thrills to the max on this special day with exciting promotions and heart-pumping adventure rides!
The Roller Coaster at New York-New York
Take advantage of a coaster lover’s dream deal with buy-one-get-one-free passes to the 67-mph thrill ride that ascends 203 feet to its highest peak before rushing down 144 feet into gravity defying twists and turns. Guests must be at least 54 inches tall to ride.
Halloween: Michael Myers Comes Home Announced for Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights 2015
Michael Myers, aka “The Boogeyman,” takes a stab at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights beginning Friday, September 18, 2015 in a startling and terrifying new maze, Halloween: Michael Myers Comes Home, inspired by the unparalleled, original classic slasher film, Halloween, directed by renowned horror filmmaker John Carpenter.
Halloween, hailed as one of the greatest horror films of all time and starring Jamie Lee Curtis in her acting debut, will come to life in the demented new experience: Halloween: Michael Myers Comes Home. The haunted maze will take guests through the tormented town of Haddonfield, Illinois, where on one fateful Halloween night in 1963, a six-year-old child by the name of Michael Myers inexplicably and brutally stabbed his sister to death with a kitchen knife. Guests will relive the terror that a maniacal Michael Myers inflicted upon the once quiet town after his escape from a psychiatric hospital to take bloody revenge on new and unsuspecting victims.
Famous for terrorising individuals and pushing the boundaries, Scare Kingdom Scream Park celebrates its seventh season with a complete renovation, a massacre of characters, a brand new website and to cap it all off they’ve released their highly anticipated trailer for the upcoming Halloween season. Filmed at the eerie Townley Hall, the trailer gives a glimpse of the exciting changes ahead of the Halloween season.
Following six years of terror, Scare Kingdom Scream Park has been seized by The Minister of Fear for the 2015 Halloween season. Eschaton, The Minister of Fear, has a manifesto to destroy humanity and has summoned the seven infernal Goetic demons of pride, envy, sloth, greed, wrath, gluttony and lust and only the bravest shall survive and join the ‘Helluminati’, Eschaton’s elite new world order.
On your arrival you will the enter Sanctum, for an appointment with Eschaton. You will break into the Hole and explore an abandoned jail. Pay a visit to the priory of Manormortis Monastery, for an insidious nightmare. Enter Arcanum and meet the sinister Captain Vernot. Face the wrath of Satan himself in Hell. Experience a one-way trip to hell in Panic Chambers.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Over the last decade, HKDL has grown with the city’s younger generation, encouraging them to impact society with their creativity, happiness and energy. Hand-in-hand with the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, the resort yesterday kicked-off this year’s Disney Friends for Change Youth Grant at a launch ceremony in HKDL. The grant supports youth who want to shape their community in a positive way and assist others through volunteering.
The Disney Friends for Change Youth Grant supports community service projects led by youth aged 12–25. Projects are selected based on their potential for spreading happiness, promoting harmony in families and cultivating a strong caring culture between neighbors. As part of the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups’ Neighbourhood First program, the grant has been overwhelmingly received this year, with a total of 110 proposals submitted. Fifty winning proposals that demonstrate creativity and love have been selected; each with financial assistance of up to HK$4,000 from HKDL to implement these community-improvement ideas during July to October this year.
On Sunday, August 23rd, Old Tucson will host a job fair in support of its Halloween-themed evening Nightfall event as well as seasonal daytime re-opening and operations. Old Tucson anticipates approximately 100 job openings for the Nightfall event.
The job fair will be held on Sunday, August 23 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Rd, Tucson AZ. Candidates should park in the main guest parking lot (not the Employee lot) and enter through the admission gate. From there, applicants will report to the Grand Palace Hotel & Saloon to submit completed employment applications and then directed to interview locations for specific departments.