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Bone Yard Effects Bringing Alice in Terrorland and a Host of Horrific Creatures to Midsummer Scream

alice in terrorland logoVeteran special effects makeup artist Larry Bones and his world-class team of artists from Bone Yard Effects will turn a host of volunteers into savage creatures that will roam the show floor and Hall of Shadows during this summer’s Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival held July 30 – 31 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Bones, whose film credits include Congo, Outbreak and Shallow Hal, will oversee the transformation of dozens of volunteers throughout the weekend to populate the entire Midsummer Scream venue, from the ominous Hall of Shadows to the vendor/exhibitor show floor and beyond. For the past 10 years, Larry has overseen the makeup needs for Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights.

“We are thrilled to have Larry as a creative partner,” said Claire Dunlap, Associate Producer of Midsummer Scream. “The enthusiasm he’s had for our event since the onset is infectious. At launch Larry committed his full support for which we are ecstatic. Having Bone Yard Effects with FX Faces at the helm of our most anticipated portion of the show floor creates excitement for our organization and the thousands of guest who’ll get to admire – and be terrorized by – his amazing talents. Larry is providing all that his creative genius has to offer and it is a win-win for everyone involved.”

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Knott’s Berry Farm Joins Universal Studios Hollywood, Queen Mary, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Walt Disney Imagineering at Midsummer Scream

Knott's Scary FarmMidsummer Scream Halloween Festival proudly announces that it has secured the biggest names and brands in themed entertainment as partnering content providers for its debut event to be held July 30 – 31 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Midsummer Scream is California’s premier Halloween, haunt and horror festival featuring more than 100,000 square feet of artisan vendors, live entertainment, specialty workshops, makeup demonstrations, a screening room, haunted attraction previews and experiences, a darkened scare zone and more.

Fans of all ages will be thrilled and captivated this summer by world-class panel presentations by the leaders in themed entertainment as they wow Midsummer Scream audiences with 2016 maze reveals, special guests and heart-stopping surprises throughout the final weekend in July at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Knott’s Berry Farm is the most recent major attraction to join Midsummer Scream’s world-class lineup, rounding-out the bulk of Southern California’s theme park/major Halloween events that draw millions to Los Angeles and Orange County each autumn.

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Theme Park Adventure Departs From ScareLA Halloween Convention

ScareLA Halloween conventionWe regretfully confirm that Theme Park Adventure is no longer associated with ScareLA Halloween convention in any way. We are unable to answer any questions about the convention’s current operations or future plans, nor are we going to make any further statement at this time regarding the extremely difficult decision we’ve made to resign as two of the event’s producers.

We appreciate the support of the haunt community, and will always be incredibly proud of what we accomplished as a team over the past three years. Sadly, that has come to an end, and we are just as disappointed about that as our friends throughout the industry are.

Thank you all for the outpouring of love and strength during this extremely challenging transition. We promise that we have not abandoned this great community, nor are we fading away. Theme Park Adventure is stronger than ever before, and remains dedicated to the Southern California haunt community and beyond.

We are family. Always have been, always will be.

— Rick West

Fans can follow Theme Park Adventure via social media on Facebook, Instagram (search our posts with #ThemeParkAdventure), Twitter, and Periscope for live streams of our travels and special events!

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Theme Park Adventure Launches Official Instagram Feed

Instagram-LogoFurther expanding its global community, Theme Park Adventure will join Instagram beginning Friday evening, March 13, 2015! TPA’s Instagram address is instagram.com/themeparkadventure/.

“Theme Park Adventure has materialized in many shapes and forms over the past 20 years,” said Rick West, Founder/Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Theme Park Adventure. When we started TPA in 1994, we never dreamed of the Internet, let alone the various forms of social media the Digital Age would bring. In recent years, we have ventured out across the interwebs in various forms, and we believe the time is right for TPA to join the ranks of Instagram and its nearly 300 million users world-wide.”

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Spring Nights at Sam’s 3 Recap

IMG_0911On the evening of Sunday, May 18th, TPAers gathered under the glowing tiki torches at the Disneyland Hotel to celebrate Spring Night’s at Sam’s 3, our final fan mixer of the 2014 spring season.

More than 75 fans, haunters and themed entertainment industry professionals spent the evening chatting, laughing and enjoying great tiki drinks from Trader Sam’s, as well as tasty treats from Tangaroa Terrace at the Disneyland Hotel! As usual, the event was a wildly fun train wreck of tiki drinks, raffle prizes, outrageous moments and networking. Lots and lots of networking!

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