Earlier this week we got an amazing preview of Reign of Terror in Thousand Oaks, CA. This is always one of our favorite haunts of the year and we were able to walk through and take pictures with show lightning and no talent.
I will say that even without the talent, it was still rather creepy and awesome.
Written by Gregg Condon
Before we get started we wanted to let you know we are planning an event at Reign of Terror on Saturday October 22. We don't have a final price yet (as that depends on how many people we have) but it will be a significant discount from their normal door price.
Be sure to click on our event and let us know if you will be able to make it. As soon as we have a price we will start selling tickets.
At Reign of Terror even the waiting area is amazing
The haunt features 8 different themes. The haunt is so long it would be equivalent to 4 or 5 mazes at any other haunt. So be prepared. =)
Each year some of the themes stay intact but there is always something new and exciting to see.
What would a Haunted House attraction be without an actual Haunted House theme?
Obviously we don't want to share EVERYTHING about the event, but we hope these are enough to get you excited for this amazing haunt.
The detail here is amazing, I spent a good 45 minutes inside the attraction during our preview
New stuff ... don't even know how they got a truck in here.
Not a good sign ...
The Fun House theme was new last year and was probably one of our favorite sections of any maze at any event.
We'll share the rest of our pictures when we review the entire event, but needless to say this is one of the can't miss events this Halloween season (and every season for that matter).
For more information about Reign of Terror be sure to check out their website. If you can't join us for our Park Journey night be sure to get tickets for one of the other nights. We suggest getting the VIP tickets or getting to the event early.
Today our "Disney Week" continues with an amazing look at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. Not only is San Francisco one of the most amazing cities in the world, it's home to one of the most amazing displays of Disney artifacts anywhere.
We hope you enjoy a look at this amazing museum.
Written by Renée Girard and Andrew Cunningham
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Today we are up in San Francisco and visiting the Walt Disney Family Museum
First we stopped by the Art of Pinocchio exhibit that is here through January.
No photography is allowed inside the actual exhibit, but it was very cool to see all that went into making Pinocchio
Selfies are encouraged as well
Just a few of the awards that Walt Disney has received. The one for Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs is the most unique
Venice International Film Festival award for Snow White.
"Comandango Mickey" Award from the Artists of Brazil in 1935.
Walt Disney had a great love for animals, and was awarded the Humane Society Award of Merit in Canada.
The original furnishings from the Disneyland Apartment
Walt Disney's business card when he was just starting out in Kansas City.
The elevator at the Walt Disney Family Museum is awesome!
Some more of the beginnings of Walt Disney's career in Hollywoodland.
A whole wall for the animation of Steamboat Willie.
Various designs of Mickey Mouse throughout the years. Not gonna lie, he started out a little creepy looking.
The introduction to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
Technicolor was introduced to the animation in 1932.
The interactive parts of the Walt Disney Family Museum are really fun and interesting.
A Christmas card from Roy and Walt Disney in 1940.
The first and only issue of "A Day with Walt" in 1943 for the armed forces.
Pin Ups for service men insert from Dispatch from Disney's in 1943. (Ooh Laa Laa)
More awesome WWII memorabilia
Walt Disney's work badge.
Sketches and models from Mr. Toad.
You can interact and view various artworks from Disney films
There is also a pretty nice view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the museum.
One of the original benches from the Griffith Park carousel.
A section of the museum for Walt's love of trains.
An original model of the Fantasyland castle.
One of the original cars from Autopia at Disneyland.
The model of the original Disneyland park is amazing!!
All about the World's Fair, where some of Walt Disney's attractions originated.
The models and designs for Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.
A model of the Carousel of Progress.
Photos of Walt Disney in Florida on the land that would be developed into Walt Disney World.
Interacting with one of the animatronics from the Enchanted Tiki Room.
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Had an amazing visit to the Walt Disney Family museum. Definitely recommend it for all Disney fans!
Because no visit to San Francisco would be complete without visiting the Yoda fountain at Lucas Studios.
Pokemon Go has absolutely taken the world by storm. There are many who are against it, but honestly, it's getting people out of their homes and walking. That's a good thing. Even if you are looking at your screens, you are still out in the world. That's a good step (literally).
But with anything, there's a right and wrong way to do it, so hopefully we'll be able to pass on some helpful hints, not for playing the game but how to actually conduct yourself while playing in a theme park.
Written by Joshua Condon
NEVER go into a parks restricted area to get a Pokemon -
It's simply not worth it. Not only will you get thrown out of the park, but there is actual danger in going in a restricted area. It's there for your safety. You don't want to win a Darwin Award for trying to catch an Oosterdam (that's a Pokemon right)
Watch where you're going -
This is not only good advice when you're in a theme park but pretty much anywhere. You don't want Pokemon Go to become the next "Strollers in Disneyland" argument do you? This is doubly important when you are at parks that have resort transportation (like Main St USA).
We've already heard of somebody walking into a water hazard at a golf course, you don't want to be that person we're all laughing at.
NEVER try to catch a Pokemon while on a ride -
See tip number one. There might be one right in the loop of your favorite ride, but you don't want to be that guy who loses his phone and smacks yourself in the head with it should you drop it. Loose articles are not ok on most rides. You wouldn't drive while looking for Pokemon would you? (PLEASE don't drive while looking for Pokemon)
Check parks twitter pages to see where Pokemon are -
Quite a few parks are already posting up Pokemon in their parks, we've seen them from Dorney Park, World's of Fun, Carowinds and a few other so far. So it certainly seems like the parks are getting in on the fun. And who knows, maybe some in-park contests could be coming soon. If you follow the park rules and have fun with it, then this is going to be an awesome addition to your theme park day.
Don't cut in lines to get your Pokemon -
Just because you are playing a virtual game on your phone doesn't mean you get any kind of special access. If there is a Pokemon at the end of the 90 minute line, then wait in the 90 minute line. Not only do you get to catch a Pokemon, but you'll also get on an awesome ride at the end to celebrate.
What other tips do you have? Be sure to post them below and we'll add them to the article.