Halloween Horror Nights Lineup Released!

Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios has announced three more haunted houses to complete the Halloween Horror Nights lineup. They have also unveiled a huge change to Horror Nights’ scare-zone concept.

The new scare zones rule is there are no rules. Universal says there will be no boundaries and actors, dressed up like a variety of different characters, “will find you and invade your personal space like never before,” a Universal news release says. The old Horror Nights’ rules won’t apply anymore and it should make for an extra scary experience!

New characters that will be roaming the streets of Universal include vampires, ghosts and goblins with a twist, a variety of beasts, “patrons of death” and a group of all female deceased convicts who have come back to reak havoc with chainsaws.

The latest haunted houses that were recently announced and complete the Universal Halloween Horror Nights are: Gothic, Dead End and House of Horrors, featuring Universal’s classic monsters of fear. Universal had already announced four additional scare houses this summer, which included mazes based on the television series The Walking Dead, which we covered in a previous blog post, and the Silent Hill videogames and films. There will also be two celebrity houses, Penn & Teller New(kd) Las Vegas and Alice Cooper — Welcome to My Nightmare.

The hilarious and fun Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure will be returning and a new magic show for people with questionable tastes will be debuting.

Halloween Horror Nights starts Sept. 21 and goes for 25 select dates. Halloween Horror Nights requires a seperate ticket from Universal Studios Theme Park.  For more info and tickets visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/orlando.

The Disney Honors Program – American Tours and Travel

Disney Honors

The Disney Honors program is a non-competitive music festival that is specifically designed for middle and high school choirs, concert bands, and orchestras. Disney describes the festival as “an educational and inspirational festival, which includes performances for evaluation at the magical Walt Disney World Resort.”

The program experience guides the young musicians through post-performance clinics and evaluations with distinguished music educators.  The program is designed to help take the choirs, bands, and orchestras’ performances to the next level.  It also includes presentations by guest speakers, director’s roundtable discussions, and evening events that only Disney could produce.

Holidays Around The World At Disney’s Epcot Theme Park

Disney and Epcot's Holidays Around The World Celebration

Each year during the holidays Epcot Theme Park is turned into a worldwide celebration of winter holiday traditions.  There is a variety of live entertainment and the whole park is decorated top to bottom with holiday themed decorations. The live entertainment and events include the traditional Candlelight Processional and a production of Holidays Around The World.

The Candlelight Processional is the main special event during the Holidays Around The World celebration. It is a nightly event held at the America Gardens Theater in Epcot. This event tells the story of Christmas with celebrity narrators and is accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir. Some of the celebrity narrators scheduled to appear are: Neil Patrick Harris, Geena Davis, Whoopi Goldberg, Andy Garcia, and Gary Sinise.

The Disney Epcot Theme Park Candlelight Processional is a great way to get yourself, your family, and your friends in the Christmas spirit. For many visitors this has become a family tradition and must go to event. Once you experience the grandeur and excitement of the Candlelight Procession and Holidays Around The World you will want to go back each year.

Make sure to purchase your Candlelight Dinner Packages soon because due to how popular it is the event fills up quickly. These packages give you a “guaranteed seating section and pre-arranged fireworks viewing”. 

The Walking Dead is Taking Over Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

The scary zombie drama, The Walking Dead, is going to be the first TV series to be featured at Universal Studios and in Halloween Horror Nights at the Orlando, Florida theme park.

Visitors will experience The Walking Dead themed mazes, which will feature elaborately designed sets that include locations and scenes from the show. Of course there will have to be “walkers” as well. The goal will be to have people experience what it would be like to be a character in the show.

AMC has collaborated with Universal’s talented creative teams to bring the world of The Walking Dead to life. Universal’s creative teams have brought Halloween Horror Nights to life for more than 20 years and have featured stage shows, mazes, and other interactive attractions.

Make sure to visit Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios this Fall and check out the premier of The Walking Dead October 14th on AMC.