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Theme Park Adventure’s final Summer Nights mixer of the year was held on Sunday, July 19th at Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach. We had a tremendous showing of themed entertainment fans, haunters and industry folks – the vibe was amazing and the party was rockin, despite Florida-like heat and humidity! The weather was crazy, and so, we were thrilled to see so many TPAers brave the freeways in the rain to come join us for the last mixer of the summer.
Last mixer of the summer? Yep. In August, Theme Park Adventure was consumed by ScareLA. If you don’t know, Johanna Atilano and I make up 1/2 of the ScareLA core production team, so our schedules leading up to that convention are pretty wild; the week after ScareLA was D23 Expo in Anaheim, which we attended, and no doubt, many TPAers did, too. So, that pretty much killed August for an official TPA mixer of any kind.
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Tiki drinks and lots of laughs were in abundance as fans of all ages, haunters, and industry professionals mingled, talking shop while getting to know each other better. All the while, shenanigans were on tap, as music played and guests enjoyed the grab-n-go food station set up by the staff at Don the Beachcomber for us.
This month, we unveiled a brand-new TPA tiki logo by our good friend, Tom “Thor” Thordarson – which he drew in the likeness of Don the Beach himself, straw hat and all! It is a very cool design, and our TPAers love it! We gave 30 Summer Nights buttons away to the first TPAers to show up at 7pm, and will continue to give another 30 away at the beginning of our next mixer in July!
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Theme Park Adventure has bid farewell to its 2015 Spring Nights at Don’s mixers with the close of the season, and is now looking forward to an exciting summer season for the months of June, July and August!
Our summer kick-off event will be held on Sunday, June 14th at Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach (on Pacific Coast Highway between Huntington and Seal Beach) at 7pm!
TPA’s monthly mixer is open to anyone wanting to join our community of themed entertainment fans, haunt enthusiasts, and industry professionals. There is no cover charge, and there is no age limit – although this is a bar environment; parents are encouraged to consider leaving the kids at home and joining us for an adult night out!
Parking at the iconic Don the Beachcomber is free, and parking staff is always on hand to tell arriving guests where open spaces are.
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The sun has set on Theme Park Adventure’s Spring Nights at Don’s mixers for 2015, as the season has come to an end, and a new sun is about to dawn on summer! On Sunday, May 17th, TPA fans gathered once again at Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach for a fun night of mixing, mingling, tiki cocktails, great food, and good friends during our Spring Nights at Don’s 3 social mixer!
The great thing about TPA mixers, is that you never know who’s going to show up! Theme Park Adventure has a broad fan base of young folks, older folks, theme park fans, haunters, and industry professionals – a completely unique mix of characters under one roof for a few hours each month with a level playing field; everyone is open and accessible in the spirit of friendship and community!
Don the Beachcomber, which is on Pacific Coast Highway between Huntington and Seal Beach (it’s located at Sunset Beach) and is a hot locals spot that rolls out the red carpet for Theme Park Adventure, and turns over its private Hidden Village room, which is a fantastic space very reminiscent of the old Tahitian Terrace at Disneyland back in the day. We love the whole tiki vibe, and it’s always fun to be near the beach here in Southern California, so Don’s is a perfect match for us!
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Theme Park Adventure’s Spring Nights at Don’s 2 mixer at Don the Beachcomber brought out lots of fans this past weekend, as we all mixed and mingled the night away in Huntington Beach! Celebrating the mid-way point between winter and summer, TPAers gathered in the mystical Hidden Village at Don’s with potent tiki cocktails in hand – including several first-timers to the event, which we are always thrilled to see!
As the Mai Tais flowed like lava from the Coconut Bar, the evening was a buzz of activity – fans, haunters, industry professionals and everyone in between laughed and chatted, as the playing field is always level at our mixers and you never know who you’re going to meet!
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On Sunday, March 15, Theme Park Adventure launched its 2015 Spring Nights at Don’s mixers in Orange County at Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach! Theme park fans, haunters, and industry professionals gathered under the tiki lights of the iconic restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway.
With the new season, TPA also unveiled a new holiday overlay for its very popular tiki buttons, created by renowned artist Tom “Thor” Thordarson (Tom also creates the seasonal overlays for each design), giving one to the first 30 TPAers to arrive at this month’s gathering! In case you didn’t receive a Spring Nights at Don’s button yet, don’t worry – you still have April and May to get yours!
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Spring is in the air! Theme Park Adventure is excited to announce that our next mixer – TPA’s Spring Nights at Don’s 2 – will take place Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach!
The event, which is open to anyone and everyone that is a themed entertainment fan, begins at 7pm in the Fugu Bar at Don the Beachcomber, which is just on PCH near Sunset Beach in Orange County. TPA’s mixers are free to attend; food and drinks are available in abundance at the venue for an extra charge. Parking is free, and attendants in the lot will direct you where to go when you arrive, to parking spots next to or behind the restaurant.
Each season of mixers brings a brand new TPA tiki button, designed by world-renowned artist Tom “Thor” Thordarson. If you missed last month’s Spring Nights button, you have another opportunity this April! The first 30 TPAers that still need the spring button can get one free on a first-come/served basis when Rick West begins handing out complimentary raffle tickets for the evening! The raffle will begin at 9pm!
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In December of 2014, Theme Park Adventure hosted its Christmas Bash at a brand new meeting spot – Don the Beachcomber, in Huntington Beach, California! Since then, we have formed a tremendous relationship with the team at Don’s, and the iconic tiki restaurant has become the official gathering place for TPAers each month!
On Sunday, February 15, we hosted our final Winter Nights at Don’s mixer of 2015, with more than 100 fans, haunters and industry professionals in attendance to eat, drink and laugh the night away in the Hidden Village, our tropical oasis of thatched tiki huts and hanging string lights! Not that we ever had one, we all gathered to bid farewell to the winter season, and look forward to spring and all of the fun it’s sure to bring with its arrival.
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It’s been a long, cold, bitter winter here in Southern California (yeah…), and as the season begins to change (yeah…), it’s time we bid farewell to winter 2015 as we come together on Sunday, February 15th at 7 P.M. at Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach for a night of networking, laughter, great tiki drinks, and mouth-watering eats!
TPA’s Winter Night’s at Don’s 2 will be our final winter mixer of 2015, and will make for the perfect ending to Valentine’s Day weekend! Talk about a nerdy love fest! Couples, groups, and single folks are encouraged to come out for the evening – who knows… your nerdy soul mate just might be there waiting for you! As usual, our monthly mixer will take place at Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach, and is open to all theme park fans, haunters, and industry professionals alike – you never know who’s going to show up!
If you’ve never been to one of our mixers, now is the perfect time; even if you come alone! You’ll be welcomed into the community and instantly surrounded by like-minded individuals. Plus, it’s Valentine’s weekend… we’ll have candy. Oh, yes; there will be candy.
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On Sunday, January 18th, Theme Park Adventure hosted its first mixer of 2015 at Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach! Our Winter Nights at Don’s event was attended by many fans, haunters and themed entertainment industry professionals as we ate, drank and laughed the night away!
There were many new faces this month, in addition to familiar “regulars”, signalling a very positive increase in support and growth for the TPA community; we love that, and are thrilled that we met so many new friends this month at our Winter Nights gathering!
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