inline image"The Horrors of Blumhouse" makes an encore performance at this year's Halloween Horror Nights, bringing leading producer of horror Jason Blum's blockbusters to life in all new mazes at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, beginning Friday, 14th September.

Partnering with the creative minds at Blumhouse Productions (Get Out, Insidious, Split), Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort will unleash a series of Blum’s most terrifying films at the nation’s most intense and immersive Halloween events.

At Universal Orlando Resort, "The Horrors of Blumhouse" maze will bring guests face-to-face with the most gruesome scenes from the deja vu thriller Happy Death Day, as well as from The First Purge, the newly-released prequel to The Purge series. In Happy Death Day, guests will be transported to the film’s college town, where they will be forced to relive the last day of a student’s life over and over again…until she breaks the murderous cycle. Then, in The First Purge, guests will run for their lives as menacing citizens from the film hunt them as part of the first barbaric government experiment where all crime is declared legal for 12 hours.

At Universal Studios Hollywood, "The Horrors of Blumhouse: Chapter Two" maze takes guests on a terrifying journey that begins at the entrance to a dilapidated movie theatre, where a compilation of horror films play out in real life. In Blumhouse's Truth or Dare, guests will succumb to an ancient curse that has been unleashed by a group of unsuspecting college students….forcing them to play a game where the stakes are life and death. In Unfriended, guests become pawns to a supernatural entity that has invaded a chat room. Drawing inspiration from Blumhouse Productions' infamous opening title sequence, the final feature will lure guests into a creepy old house to answer desperate cries of help…only to discover that they have actually entered a paranormal world where real-life nightmares threaten to trap them forever in misery.


Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited Halloween Horror Nights to become victims inside their own horror film. Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.

For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com

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inline imageDisney Parks are preparing for a birthday party like no other as Mickey Mouse is turning 90 years young this year.

With a milestone as big as 90 years, one party simply will not do! That's why Mickey's birthday celebration will span across the globe with a series of events at all Disney Parks sites around the world, including the previously announced World's Biggest Mouse Party – a limited-time, global celebration of Mickey and Minnie – as well as 'Mickey: The True Original Exhibition' in New York City.

  • Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will celebrate Mickey's birthday from November 16-18 with special merchandise and food & beverage items as well as the chance for guests to celebrate at Magic Kingdom Park during the "Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It!" Street Party, sing "Happy Birthday" along with the Dapper Dans on Main Street, U.S.A., and join in a special birthday dance party at Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. Then in 2019, Walt Disney World will continue celebrating when World's Biggest Mouse Party comes to the resort.
  • Disneyland Resort in California will host a celebration cavalcade for Mickey Mouse on November 18, featuring some of his special friends and the Disneyland Band, starting at "it's a small world" and pausing for a special moment at Sleeping Beauty Castle before continuing down Main Street, U.S.A., to Town Square. The party continues when World's Biggest Mouse Party begins at Disneyland Resort in 2019.
  • Disney Cruise Line will join the celebration when World's Biggest Mouse Party takes to the seas in 2019.
  • Shanghai Disney Resort will be the first to kick off World's Biggest Mouse Party with a brand-new Mickey-themed float at the opening ceremony of the Shanghai Tourism Festival on September 15 to commemorate the Shanghai launch of World's Biggest Mouse Party. At Shanghai Disneyland, a giant birthday card will be installed next to "Storytellers" statue, featuring birthday wishes from Mickey's pals. From November 16-18, guests will enjoy themed food and merchandise offerings as well as the opportunity to sing "Happy Birthday" to Mickey just before the nighttime spectacular show each evening, all culminating with a special nighttime birthday spectacular at Enchanted Storybook Castle on November 18.
  • Hong Kong Disneyland will begin its World's Biggest Mouse Party activations on Mickey's birthday, November 18, with commemorative park tickets, special food & beverage and merchandise, a hotel room overlay and "We Love Mickey" projection show through February 2019. And Hong Kong Disneyland guests will receive special birthday stickers, available only on November 18.
  • Tokyo Disney Resort will join the celebration this fall with special decorations and merchandise.
  • Disneyland Paris will celebrate the World's Biggest Mouse Party this fall and into winter with new holiday season entertainment and special surprises.
"Mickey: The True Original Exhibition," an interactive art exhibit, will open in New York from November 8, 2018 – February 10, 2019. This immersive, pop-up art exhibition is inspired by Mickey's status as a 'true original' and his global impact on popular culture and art. From his beginning in black and white in Steamboat Willie to the technicolor world of more than 100 cartoon shorts, exhibition guests will step into an unforgettable journey of Mickey moments reimagined.

"As Walt said, 'I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing—that it was all started by a mouse'," said Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products. "From 'The True Original Exhibition' to a year-long celebration in our parks around the world, we are honoring the deep connection that families and fans have made with Mickey and Minnie Mouse for nearly a century."

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inline imageUniversal Orlando Resort's newest Prime Value hotel, Universal's Aventura Hotel is now open to guests. Staying in the heart of Universal Orlando, guests at Universal’s Aventura Hotel enjoy exclusive theme park benefits and hotel amenities at a price perfect for value-savvy travellers.

Universal Orlando's sixth hotel features a rooftop bar and grill, modern food hall, a resort-style pool, and exclusive theme park benefits.

The sleek and stylish hotel offers contemporary guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, and unique dining options such as the destination’s first-ever rooftop bar and grill and a modern food hall. The 600 room hotel is the destination’s sixth property in partnership with Loews Hotels & Co., giving guests the extraordinary experience they have come to expect at a Universal Orlando hotel.

Guests of Universal’s Aventura Hotel can stay in simplified style while experiencing exceptional amenities and benefits including:

  • Exclusive theme park benefits – Guests who stay at Universal’s Aventura Hotel receive exclusive benefits including Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Volcano Bay, charging privileges with their room key, and more
  • Bar 17 Bistro – At Universal Orlando’s first-ever rooftop bar and grill, guests can enjoy cocktails and small plates inspired by global cuisine. The venue will also feature stunning views of all three Universal Orlando theme parks – including the 200 ft. centre piece of Volcano Bay, Krakatau as it spews blue lava at night
  • Urban Pantry – Universal’s Aventura Hotel introduces something new and different to Orlando’s theme park food scene. Urban Pantry is a modern food hall where guests can enjoy diverse flavours, fresh ingredients and globally-inspired dishes such as teriyaki stir fry and smoked salmon pizza
  • Tech savvy accommodation – Universal’s Aventura Hotel offers tech-savvy accommodation, including in-room tablets that allow guests to order pizza to their rooms in addition to controlling many of the rooms’ features like the TV and room temperature controls. The hotel also includes a virtual reality game room
  • Prime location – Universal’s Aventura Hotel is just steps away from all three Universal Orlando theme parks – Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay. A walking path connects the hotel directly to Universal’s Volcano Bay, and complimentary shuttle buses are available for resort-wide transportation



















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inline imageBusch Gardens Tampa is preparing for a Halloween season of nightmares at Howl-O-Scream 2018. One of central Florida's premier scare events, Howl-O-Scream is not for the faint of heart.

Fear returns to Tampa Bay for 19 menacing nights with new haunted houses, including a new intense experience recommended for those aged 17 and over. From terrifying scare zones to creepers on coasters, an air of fear will consume the park until there is nowhere to hide.

This year, there are new experiences designed to terrify, including:

Insomnia
Every door in this haunted asylum leads to your worst nightmare and the doctor is accepting new patients. Have your fears turn into fate as this reality comes to life. Patients will be forced to stay awake as they receive twisted treatments from demented doctors. There are no cures for the curses inside this hospital from hell.

Simon’s Slaughterhouse
recommended for those aged 17 and over
By merely stepping inside, you have agreed to play Simon’s sick and twisted games. Entering this horrifying realm requires a journey through the Meat Market, where cannibalistic creatures feast on the weak as they add to their Monster Menu of human hors d'oeuvres.

As well as the haunted houses, scares can be found throughout Busch Gardens as creatures of the night roam the park. Not a soul is safe as Howl-O-Scream’s scare zones strike fear into the hearts of all who pass through.

Camp D.O.A
A night at this deadly campground ensures a sleepover like no other. Campers should sleep with one eye open as swamp mutants arise to make sure nobody gets a good night’s rest at this haunted marsh.

Deadly Toys
Childhood memories will be crushed as the horror comes to life. Lock up your toy box because life-size toys are heading out on a murderous rampage and no one is safe from their deadly wrath.

Hell on Wheels
Attempting to approach this apocalyptic stronghold? Think again, as this nefarious motorcycle gang is willing to do the unspeakable to protect their survival supplies. With this gruesome gang in charge, your path to survival is looks grim.

Maniac Midway
Join Sparky and his carnie crew as you step into the center ring at the scariest show on earth. Clowns have overtaken the midway looking for the newest stars of this horrid attraction.

Día de los Muertos

Also known as the Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos will join the Howl-O-Scream event this year. This mysterious realm includes a one-of-a-kind celebration of life and a parade to honor those who have gone before us.

Howl-O-Scream 2018 runs on select nights from 21 September to 28 October from 7:30pm to 1am.

Howl-O-Scream 2018 is a separately ticketed event. Visit www.HowlOScream.com for prices and to book.














inline imageNew Dining at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

When the reimagining of Old Port Royale is complete, the former Shutters table service restaurant will open in an all new location as Sebastian's Bistro.

Located along the Old Port Royale waterfront, Sebastian's Bistro will feature beautiful views, warm island hospitality and a menu that blends Latin and Caribbean flavors from market fresh ingredients.




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inline imageJust in time for National Rollercoaster Day on 16 August, SeaWorld Orlando is hosting a two-week 'Thrill Fest', culminating in extended park hours on 'Thrill Fest Ride Night' to experience coasters until midnight.

Guests can take the rollercoaster challenge and ride all of their favourite thrills at SeaWorld Orlando: Manta, Mako, Kraken and Journey to Atlantis.

During the day, rollercoaster enthusiasts can go behind-the-scenes and experience an exclusive Tech Talk with operations and maintenance leadership teams to see the Manta ‘coaster house’.

Over at Busch Gardens Tampa, thrill seekers can take National Roller Coaster Day to new heights with a private tour of three major coasters, including a trip to the top of SheiKra.

Get an insider look and stand inches away from one of the main launches of Cheetah Hunt. Finish it off with a tour of the control room and ride Cobra’s Curse - all before the park opens.

The two-hour tour of three major attractions will include behind-the-scenes views of maintenance areas, control panels and more.












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inline image32 musical acts will perform during the 23rd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Aug. 30-Nov. 12, 2018. These performers represent a diverse collection of hitmakers from pop to country to R&B and more.

The concert series packs a powerful lineup ready to rock the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. daily. Eat to the Beat welcomes nine new-to-the-festival bands including MercyMe, Sheila E and Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts, who join 23 returning acts.

The lineup (included in Epcot admission and subject to change) includes the following artists, best known for these popular songs:

  • Aug. 30-31 Blue October – "Into the Ocean"
  • Sept. 1-3 Tiffany – "I Think We’re Alone Now"
  • Sept. 4-5 MercyMe – "I Can Only Imagine"
  • Sept. 6-7 Glass Tiger – "Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)"
  • Sept. 8-9 Tauren Wells – "Hills and Valleys"
  • Sept. 10-11 Postmodern Jukebox – Known for vintage-style covers of modern hits
  • Sept. 12-13 Vertical Horizon – "Everything You Want"
  • Sept. 14-16 Baha Men – "Who Let the Dogs Out"
  • Sept. 17-19 Plain White T’s – "Hey There Delilah"
  • Sept. 20-21 Living Colour – "Cult of Personality"
  • Sept. 22-23 Sheila E – "The Glamorous Life"
  • Sept. 24-26 Sugar Ray – "Every Morning"
  • Sept. 27-28 David Cook – "Light On"
  • Sept. 29-30 Jeffrey Osborne – "On the Wings of Love"
  • Oct. 1-2 Jim Belushi and the Sacred Hearts – Known for their soulful rhythm & blues covers
  • Oct. 3-4 Everclear – "Santa Monica"
  • Oct. 5-7 Mark Wills – "19 Something"
  • Oct. 8-10 Air Supply – "All Out of Love"
  • Oct. 11-12 Anderson East – "All on My Mind"
  • Oct. 13-14 Smash Mouth – "All Star"
  • Oct. 15-16 98 Degrees – "Give Me Just One Night"
  • Oct. 17-18 38 Special – "Hold On Loosely"
  • Oct. 19-21 The Devon Allman Project – "Ragged and Dirty"
  • Oct. 22-23 Kenny G – "Songbird"
  • Oct. 24-25 Billy Ocean – "Get Outta My Dreams"
  • Oct. 26-28 Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – "We Built this City"
  • Oct. 29-31 Hanson – "MMMBop"
  • Nov. 1-2 High Valley – "She’s with Me."
  • Nov. 3-4 Taylor Dayne – "Prove Your Love"
  • Nov. 5-7 Boyz II Men – "End of the Road"
  • Nov. 8-9 The Hooters – "And We Danced"
  • Nov. 10-12 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – "Go Daddy-O"

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Magic Kingdom
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Epcot
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Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
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Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios
8:00am
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Blizzard Beach
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Typhoon Lagoon
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9:00pm
Universal Studios
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Volcano Bay
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SeaWorld
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Busch Gardens
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Aquatica
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Legoland
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