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By day, guests at Universal Orlando Resort are propelled into some of pop culture’s most iconic and beloved stories – laughing as they experience cutting-edge attractions and screaming as they brave plummeting roller coasters.
But there’s another, darker side to Universal Orlando.
On select nights in September and October, guests sprint away in paralyzing fear. They scream uncontrollably. Their nightmares come to life at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights.
Now, UK travelers can buy tickets that combine the excitement of Universal Orlando’s two world-class theme parks by day and heart-pumping horror of Halloween Horror Nights by night.
Theater Performance: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3
Show times at 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m.
In this zany version of the classic tale by Puppet Art Theater Company, a boy is bored watching his lamb and decides to make things more exciting by turning on his dad’s wolf alarm, the “Wolf Alert 3000.” Tricking his dad is all fun and games until a real wolf shows up. Will the audience help the boy escape from the wolf? Tickets are $2 for nonmembers in addition to park admission, and $1 for members. For more information, visit fairytaletown.org or call (916) 808-7462. Sponsored by ScholarShare College Savings Plan.
As one of the participants of Quality Tourism Service Association’s Happy@hongkong Super Jetso Offer, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has launched several special offers for Hong Kong residents, including a fantastic meal with their friends and family when staying at one of the two hotels in the resort! From now till July 15, 2015, Hong Kong residents staying at the Disney’s Hollywood Hotel or Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel will be eligible for a complimentary dinner buffet (for two) at the respective restaurants, where Disney Friends will meet and greet with fans!
At the same time, the resort has introduced the Kids Complimentary Park Ticket and Hotel Breakfast Offer and the Limited-Time Room Offer for Hong Kong residents and their beloved families. For any adult who purchases a special package to play in the park and stay and dine in one of the two resort hotels from now till July 15, 2015, we will offer one complimentary 1-Day Child Ticket, as well as one complimentary child character buffet breakfast at Disney’s Hollywood Hotel or Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. Guests can also enjoy a Limited-Time Room Offer 15% discount on room rates at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel or Disney’s Hollywood Hotel from now till July 15, 2015 if the booking is made 7 days in advance. Grab this special offer now; don’t miss your opportunity to share a magic Disney experience with family and friends!
Known as the “fluffy” comic in a Hawaiian shirt, Gabriel Iglesias has been described as unbelievably funny and electrifying. Iglesias will return to The Mirage for a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal issues to life.
• Friday, Sept. 11: 10 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 12: 10:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 13: 8 p.m.
Ticket prices starting at $59.99, plus tax and service fees, are now on sale. Visit mirage.com to purchase tickets or for more information.
About the Aces of Comedy Series:
The Aces of Comedy series at The Mirage Hotel & Casino features one of the most comprehensive and diverse comedic line-ups nationwide. The 1,265-seat Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage hosts more than 100 annual performances. The Aces of Comedy series, launched in 2010, has featured some of the most popular comedians worldwide including Daniel Tosh, Jay Leno, Ron White, Ray Romano, Kevin James, Gabriel Iglesias, Kathy Griffin and Seth Meyers, among others.
Families and friends can celebrate Latin culture at this annual festival featuring live concerts by internationally renowned Latin musical artists, savory authentic cuisine by SeaWorld’s Executive Chef Hector Colon, family-friendly activities and unique merchandise from local artisans.
New this year, SeaWorld will transform the park’s garden area into a mini-fiesta for families. There will be monitors to watch the concert from afar, educational activities for children, domino tables, up-close encounters with some of SeaWorld’s amazing animal ambassadors and much more. Viva la Musica festival activities begin at 1 p.m. each Saturday with concerts starting at 4 p.m. at Bayside Stadium.
Schussler Creative, specialists in the creation and consultation of attractions, restaurants, retail stores and entertainment venues worldwide, has opened The BOATHOUSE: Great Food, Waterfront Dining, Dream Boats – located at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Schussler Creative is also the creator of other restaurant/retail attractions at Walt Disney World Resort including Rainforest Cafe (Downtown Disney and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park/created by Schussler Creative; owned and operated by Landry’s); T-REX Cafe (Downtown Disney/created and co-owned by Schussler Creative and operated by Landry’s); and Yak & Yeti (Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park/created and co-owned by Schussler Creative; operated by Landry’s).
The BOATHOUSE officially opened its doors on April 13, 2015 as one of the new venues in The Landing, the first of four planned neighborhoods as Downtown Disney transitions into Disney Springs, an exciting new waterfront district for shopping, dining and entertainment. Completion of Disney Springs is set for 2016.
The all-new sea lion comedy adventure Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High is now open at SeaWorld Orlando. Full of fun and big personalities of sea lions, walruses and otters, the show takes place in an aquatic-themed high school where laughter and education go hand in hand (er, flipper).
A special new pre-show salutes teachers from all over, and guests learn new information about the animal stars, their relationships with the trainers, and how the animals are trained.
True to the more than 40-year legacy of SeaWorld’s beloved sea lion shows, Sea Lion High is an entertaining and fun comedy that is a perfect fit for sea lions’ large personalities. Through the adventures, laughs and endearing animal antics, guests are inspired to care about these amazing animals.
Universal Orlando Resort is offering an exclusive vacation package giving guests the opportunity to enjoy the magic of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – including the destination’s newest addition: Diagon Alley.
The travel offer starts at $145 per adult, per night, tax inclusive for a four-night stay on-site at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and includes multi-day Park-to-Park tickets to experience both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. As part of the vacation package, guests will enjoy access to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, plus exclusive benefits like Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and breakfast at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade and the Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley.
Silver Dollar City has been expanded into a previously undeveloped region of the park to make way for Fireman’s Landing, a themed area with 10 family adventures, 3 of which are new interactive play zones supplied by WhiteWater Attractions. Themed as an 1880s volunteer recruitment fair, Fireman’s Landing recognizes the contributions of community heroes, honoring the service of firefighters and stressing the importance of volunteering.
The three play zones include Firefighter’s Fire Drill, which is a Foam Factory that features interactive blasters, vacuums and cannons that propel, throw and dump thousands of foam balls to put out mock fires; Firefighter’s Fire Escape, a Contained Play with fun play elements to climb, jump on, slide down and explore and the Firefighter’s Junior Fire Escape, a soft play area for toddlers. The three attractions offer endless exploration for kids and parents of all ages, allowing the family to play together. All three immersive areas reside inside Fire Station No. 3, the main building within Fireman’s Landing.
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens takes part in the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day by hosting PARTY FOR THE PLANET: AN EARTH DAY CELEBRATION providing guests with information and ideas about animal conservation and preservation, sustainable living for humans, recycling and how to make Earth a better place to live on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015, 10 am to 4 pm.
Among the opportunities to explore and learn are a California condor station which illustrates the Zoo’s critical efforts to bring the largest bird in North America back from the brink of extinction and how we can help by cleaning up microtrash; a Backyard Safari, where visitors discover the range of critters living in their own backyards; an opportunity to get up close to a desert tortoise, California’s state reptile, and an interactive puzzle explaining how it has survived for so long as well as what challenges it faces today; Plant It and They Will Come, showing how to plant native vegetation that encourages native wildlife; an interactive diorama by Enviroscape, which explains what happens to water, fluids, or chemicals we dump on the ground and where they end up as they travel from homes to the ocean; and a Bat Station, which highlights the different species of bats that visit the zoo.