The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Introduces
New Haunted Summer Costume Ball
Aboard the Queen Mary July 29
Dark Harbor Returns to the Haunted Ship September 28 with Tickets On-Sale July 1
LONG BEACH, Calif., (June 22, 2017) –The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Southern California’s most terrifyingly authentic haunt, will once again rise from the deep sweltering history of the infamous ship September 28 – November 1, 2017 with tickets on-sale beginning July 1. At the annual Midsummer Scream festival July 29-30, the Queen Mary will unveil all the new and exciting tricks being “cooked” up for the 2017 season of Dark Harbor. In celebration, fans are invited to mingle with Dark Harbor’s cast of ominous spirits at Sinister Circus, a new haunted summer costume ball aboard the Queen Mary on Saturday, July 29 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The creators behind Queen Mary’s infamous Dark Harbor dare you to step right up for a wicked after-hours celebration at the first-ever Sinister Circus. Following a day of ghoulish fun at Long Beach’s Midsummer Scream, experience the one-of-a-kind summer costume ball at the most iconic paranormal activity location in the world – The Queen Mary. Dance under the stars, dress in your best costume for a chance to win cash prizes, and mingle with your favorite characters of Dark Harbor. Celebrate Halloween in July aboard the Queen Mary and get a sneak-peak of some of the terrifying new tales brewing for the coming Dark Harbor season.
Dark Harbor brings some of the true haunted tales of The Queen Mary to life. Named one of the top 10 most haunted places on Earth by Time Magazine, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor offers the most authentically frightening experience available. The annual event begins September 28 and continues to scare those who dare on select nights through November 1. Tickets to Dark Harbor will be available online beginning Saturday, July 1. General admission ticket prices start at just $20 online, with Fast Fright, VIP Passes, and lodging packages available. For a limited time, Dark Harbor is offering a 40% discount on tickets for select nights, while supplies last. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.queenmary.com/dark-harbor.
About the Queen Mary
Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include Chelsea Chowder House, Observatory Bar, as well as, a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum with various daily tours, and currently the ship is featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square- foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 346 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.
CELEBRATE FOURTH OF JULY AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO
ORLANDO, Fla. (June 21, 2017) – The Fourth of July is brighter than ever at SeaWorld Orlando. The night sky will light up with fireworks, pyrotechnics and lasers during a one-of-a-kind, patriotic finale to “Ignite,” SeaWorld’s new end-of-day spectacle.
To make the holiday memorable, the park is offering an Independence Day Dinner with Shamu Package. Complete with a buffet dinner and a reserved VIP area to watch the fireworks, families can play at the park all day followed by an exciting evening of food and entertainment. Packages are available at SeaWorldOrlando.com for $99 per adult and $49 for children.
The Independence Day fireworks display will begin at 10 p.m. and the best viewing area is from the park’s Bayside Stadium. Reserved seating packages will be available at the park for $39.
Summer at SeaWorld has never been better. With the addition of Kraken Unleashed, the virtual reality coaster; the debut of Electric Ocean, the park’s full line up of evening events; and the opening of the new dolphin nursery, there are more reasons than ever to visit. The best way to experience all that’s new at SeaWorld is with a Multi-day ticketor an Annual Pass.
To learn more about SeaWorld and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com and follow the park’s social channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, behavioral training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld®rescue team has helped more than 30,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.
The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. Visit www.seaworldentertainment.com for more information.
“THE MAGIC OF THE MOUSEKETEERS” COMES TO CHICAGO’S CLASSIC TIVOLI THEATRE TO BENEFIT THE WALT DISNEY BIRTHPLACE SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017
Five of Walt Disney’s original Mouseketeers will be starring in a live theater event benefiting The Walt Disney Birthplace and the Center for Early Childhood Creativity and Innovation (CECCI) at the historic Tivoli Theater on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Performing will be “Bobby,” “Cubby,” “Sherry,” “Tommy,” and “Karen.” The Tivoli Theater is located at 5021 Highland Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515. For more details and to purchase tickets, please visit: mouseketeers.eventzilla.net.
From the Mouseketeers, “We are so pleased to give our support to the restoration of Walt Disney’s birthplace home. Every Mouseketeer is a part of Walt and Roy’s unparalleled creative legacy and we are thrilled to give back a bit of that magic with this event.” Todd Regan, Executive Director, The Walt Disney Birthplace added, “We really are all Mouseketeers at heart and this performance will surely bring back memories of that bygone era when we would all sing along to those iconic Mickey Mouse Club songs. To know this will beneﬁt the birthplace of the man who started it all makes it even more of an honor.”
As a special opening act, we are thrilled to welcome "Letters from Home," a patriotic tour-deforce featuring the bombshell duo of Courtney Groves and Erinn Diaz, who will be performing a range of classic hits from the 1940's. This event is in conjunction with the annual “Creativity Days,” a free community event held at The Walt Disney Birthplace in the neighborhood of Hermosa. Last year’s inaugural festivities featured a visit and performance from Dick Van Dyke and the Vantastix.
The restored birthplace and home of The Center for Early Childhood Creativity and Innovation (CECCI) is dedicated to nurturing creativity and innovative thinking in children. The goal is to share Walt Disney’s life as an inspirational message that children’s dreams can come true through the magic of their own imagination. Through providing artistic vision and development, CECCI will become a major creative platform for children everywhere. The Center for Early Childhood Creativity and Innovation (CECCI) at the Walt Disney Birthplace is a public beneﬁt 501(c)(3). Contributions are eligible for tax deductions. The Walt Disney Birthplace and CECCI are not afﬁliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way ofﬁcially connected with The Walt Disney Company, Disney Enterprises, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries or its afﬁliates. Reference to Walt Disney and their trademarks is used purely for historical reference and informational purposes.
For more information on The Walt Disney Birthplace, please visit: www.TheWaltDisneyBirthplace.org
Universal Studios Hollywood Resurrects FX’s Acclaimed Anthology Series, “American Horror Story,” Bringing the Latest “Roanoke” Nightmare to “Halloween Horror Nights,” Beginning Friday, September 15
Universal City, CA, June 15, 2017 – Universal Studios Hollywood announces the return of FX’s critically-acclaimed, Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning television series “American Horror Story,” bringing Ryan Murphy’s demented “Roanoke” installment to life at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” event, beginning Friday, September 15, 2017.
“American Horror Story: Roanoke” will unearth the twisted legacy of The Lost Colony of Roanoke, transporting guests to the haunted backwoods of North Carolina where they will experience the terror that has tormented the town for centuries. The all-new disturbing maze, reimagined in acute and disturbing details, will unmask a cast of deranged killers, from the cannibalistic Polk family who subsist by feeding upon innocent victims to The Butcher who thrives on human sacrifices. Trapped in a vicious circle of evil and murder, guests will find themselves in a life or death battle to outrun the nightmare of Roanoke before the vindictive spirts and demented killers soak the earth with the blood of their victims.
“The macabre mind of Ryan Murphy brings a treasure-trove of limitless possibilities to ‘Halloween Horror Nights,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “Because of the multitude of terrifying layers that come to life within this latest installment of FX’s ‘America Horror Story,’ we are devoting our entire maze to uncovering every twisted detail to fully immerse our guest into the Roanoke storyline.”
Captivating – and shocking – viewers since its debut in 2011, “American Horror Story” has won 15 Emmys, three Golden Globes, four Critics’ Choice Awards and one People’s Choice Award. The latest installment of “American Horror Story” returns to FX Fall 2017.
"Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror. Featuring an all-new slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, “Halloween Horror Nights” will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with spine-chilling haunted attractions as part of Southern California’s most extreme Halloween experience.
Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online atHalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood and on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” Instagram and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.
About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster. Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™.” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction. The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, completely redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.
FoxNext is driving immersive, next generation entertainment experiences in the areas of virtual and augmented reality, mobile, console and pc games and location-based entertainment across Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox Network Group. The division consists of FoxNext Games, FoxNext Destinations and FoxNext VR Studio. Fox has a successful track record identifying exceptional games and publishing partners across the mobile and console/PC space, such as Family Guy: Another Freakin’ Mobile Game, Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards, The Simpsons Tapped Out, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, Ice Age Adventures, Sugar Smash: Book of Life and Alien: Isolation. FoxNext VR Studio will oversee VR experiences, such as the already announced ALIEN and PLANET OF THE APES productions, and work to commercialize Fox’s overarching VR strategy. FoxNext Destinations will oversee the company’s location-based entertainment business including the development of the 20th Century Fox World theme park in Malaysia.
CALIFORNIA’S GREAT AMERICA TO HOST FIREWORKS JULY 1-4
All Current Or Past U.S. Military Service Members Receive Free Admission July 4 Weekend
SANTA CLARA, CA – California’s Great America will celebrate the July 4th holiday weekend with fireworks set to patriotic music each night from July 1-4. Additionally, current and past military men and women will be honored with free park admission (with valid ID) July 1-4 and can bring up to 6 guests for just $22.99 each.
“Great America is historically one of the Bay Area’s best locations for July 4th fireworks, and we’re excited to deliver them each night for the extended weekend,” said California’s Great America Vice President and General Manager Raul Rehnborg. “We’re proud to again provide free admission for all U.S. military members who have served our county and hope they can enjoy a visit to the park during the July 4th weekend.”
On July 4th, Coca-Cola will create an in-park destination near Food Festival with tasting samples of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Coke Zero, a giant interactive inflatable, a photo booth and a prize wheel.
Great America’s summer season is underway with 10am-10pm operating hours, the new Patriot coaster experience, and family rides, Boomerang Bay water park and an exciting show lineup, including Vertical Impact, a high-flying acrobatics stunt show.
Great America Season Passes can be purchased for as little as 3 easy payments of $23 and are currently available atwww.cagreatamerica.com. Upgrading to a Gold Season Pass provides free admission to Halloween Haunt, WinterFest and Gilroy Gardens, free Great America parking and 20 percent off most food and merchandise.
California’s Great America is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to California’s Great America, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, two water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.