MIDSUMMER SCREAM, the World’s Largest Halloween and Horror Convention, Returns to Southern California July 26-28
Passes on Sale Beginning March 2 for Three Days of Fright-Filled Fun;
Limited-Time Special Rate for General Admission Passes Available
LONG BEACH, Calif. (February 29, 2024) – It’s never too early to begin thinking about Halloween, and thousands of haunt-lovers will get first looks at what this year’s spooky season has to offer during MIDSUMMER SCREAM, which announced its return to the Long Beach Convention Center July 26 to July 28.
Passes for Midsummer Scream will be available beginning Saturday at www.MidsummerScream.com, with a special early purchase discount of 40% for General Admission passes. In addition, non-discounted VIP “Gold Bat” passes, which sold out in 2023, will also be available beginning Saturday.
The seventh annual Midsummer Scream — the world’s largest Halloween and horror convention — promises a weekend filled with unparalleled excitement and spooky surprises, and is themed “A Haunting,” exploring real and fictional ghost stories and other paranormal activity. The theme will be woven throughout the event and activities during the not-to-be missed weekend, and will also be featured in official event art created by Suspiria Vilchez (aka Suspirialand), in panels, presentations and special experiences during the one-of-a-kind weekend convention.
Midsummer Scream will boast a celebrity special-guest lineup that includes the Roger L. Jackson (the voice of Scream’s Ghost Face) Boulet Brothers (Dragula); John Kassir (Tales from the Crypt); Garret Sander, the creator of Monster High, accompanied by voice cast from the animated TV series; and more to be announced in the coming weeks.
Midsummer Scream will also feature a world-class schedule of panel presentations covering all of the season’s biggest news, including planned presentations by Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group (creators of LA Haunted Hayride, Delusion, Shaqtoberfest and the Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns); Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest; Winchester Mystery House, and more to be announced soon.
And, of course, Midsummer Scream’s cavernous and enormously popular Hall of Shadows—75,000 square feet of haunted attractions created by some of the most renowned professional and home haunters—will delight attendees with enough thrills and chills for an entire weekend with an entry experience created by Fear Farm.
In addition, classic Midsummer Scream components will be on hand throughout the Long Beach Convention Center, including the “Pumpkin Patch” scare-free kids’ zone; the Black Cat Lounge, with kitten adoptions from Kitten Rescue; and the Screaming Room Film Festival, presented by HorrorBuzz. What’s more, some 350 vendors will be on site to offer their wicked wares, including Trick or Treat Studios, the Halloween Shirt Company, Backstitch Bruja, Sin City Props and Froggy’s Fog.
“For tens of thousands of Halloween lovers throughout Southern California and beyond, Midsummer Scream has become the official start of the Halloween season,” said David Markland, co-founder and executive director of Midsummer Scream. “Building on the success of 2023, when we saw our biggest attendance in history, this year’s event is shaping up to be truly extraordinary, so we’re urging fans to make their plans now so they can enjoy an event not to be missed.”
More details will be released in the weeks ahead. Halloween fans can be the first to know what’s coming to Midsummer Scream by signing up for the event’s digital newsletter at www.MidsummerScream.com and by following @midsummerscream on Facebook and Instagram.
Single-day passes range from $35 for adult admission to $145 for a three-day VIP “Gold Bat” pass. For a limited time, single day and general admission passes are 40% off. Children under 10 are free with an accompanying adult. More information on passes to Midsummer Scream, plus full details on the show schedule and area accommodations, can be found at www.MidsummerScream.org.
Universal Studios Hollywood Invites Guests to Make Lifetime Memories by Becoming Annual Pass Members
Universal Studios Hollywood Invites Guests to Make Lifetime Memories by Becoming Annual Pass Members and Unlocking Exclusive Benefits Throughout the Year
The World-Famous Studio Tour’s 60th Anniversary, One-Year Anniversary Celebration of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, Plus all Theme Park Lands, Rides and Attractions
Now Through April 10, 2024, Save Up to $50 When Purchasing an Annual Pass Online;
Existing Pass Members Save 15% with Annual Pass Renewals and Upgrades
Universal City, CA, February 27, 2024 – “Thank you for making us feel valued and special.” This is an overwhelming sentiment shared by Universal Studios Hollywood Annual Pass Members who visit the world-class entertainment destination regularly to enjoy innovative thrill rides and attractions at their own pace, whether it’s for a whole day or to pop in for a favorite ride or to enjoy an exclusive Pass Member opportunity.
With the purchase of a Universal Studios Hollywood Annual or Season Pass, guests can enjoy non-stop fun and flexibility over and over again. While each of the Passes has unique offerings, they have one thing in common: exclusive benefits, such as Pass Member Appreciation Days, Pass Member Park Takeover events, access to special events, including new rides and attraction previews, discounts in the theme park and at Universal CityWalk Hollywood and sweepstakes. The Platinum Annual Pass includes the coveted after 3pm Universal Express pass with access to participating rides, attractions and seated shows in a separate queue with a shorter wait time.
As Universal Studios Hollywood embarks on the 60th anniversary of the world-renowned Studio Tour and the one-year anniversary of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™, the theme park is extending a special offer to prospective Annual and Season Pass Members: now through April 10, 2024, guests can save up to $50 when purchasing an Annual Pass online. Current Annual and Season Pass members, who pay in full for their passes, can also continue to enjoy a 15% discount on Annual Pass membership renewals and upgrades.
A Universal Studios Hollywood Annual or Season Pass is the ultimate ticket to ride that affords guests the opportunity to customize their visits. When SUPER NINTENDO WORLD opened, Pass Members were among the first to experience the land with an exclusive preview. With an Annual or Season Pass, guests can return to the Mushroom Kingdom to play at their leisure and improve their score on the “Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge” ride, all while collecting stamps and digital coins with their Power-Up Band™.
For guests who prefer a twilight walk in the park, an Annual or Season Pass will surely illuminate the way, especially when the after-hours Pass Member Park Takeover events shine a spotlight on seasonal events and exclusive Pass Member access, like meeting the Grinch™ for a photo op during the Grinchmas™ holidays.
The array of Annual and Season Passes available cater to a variety of needs and budgets:
There is no time like the present to gift friends and family a lifetime of memories with a Universal Studios Hollywood Annual or Season Pass. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect this year:
The World-Famous Studio Tour celebrates a milestone 60th anniversary accompanied by nostalgic limited-time experiences, merchandise and food. Pass Members can expect an exclusive preview event along with a series of commemorative magnets that pays homage to iconic Studio Tour attractions.
The momentum continues with the one-year celebration of the visually spectacular land, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, along with an array of new offerings, including a commemorative, special-release Golden Power-Up Band™, a complimentary 1-year anniversary button, while supplies last, and the permanent addition of the all-new Power Up Cafe on New York Street, located on the upper deck of the park.
Magic awaits at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ with thrills and surprises just a wand flick away.
Adventure and thrills await throughout the theme park, at every ride and attraction, and at seasonal and special events that just can’t be missed. Experience the fun at SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Jurassic World—The Ride, Illumination’s award-winning The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Springfield, U.S.A. and The Simpsons Ride™, Transformers™: The Ride-3D, “Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride” and the World-Famous Studio Tour.
More information about the Universal Studios Hollywood Annual and Season Passes are available here. Blacked out dates apply to select passes and reservations may be required for return visits. Food and beverage discount excludes alcoholic beverages, and merchandise discount excludes film, media, collectibles and all Nintendo® items. Additional restrictions apply.
For more information about Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk, guests can visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com; like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter).
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Circus Circus Las Vegas, a family-favorite resort, is unveiling the previously announced and highly anticipated, brand-new SpongeBob SquarePants-themed Dark Ride on Friday, March 1. Created by Sally Dark Rides and inspired by Nickelodeon's globally beloved animated series, the new $6 million amusement ride named 'SpongeBob's Crazy Carnival Ride' is a hilariously entertaining, interactive attraction that takes guests on a hijinks-filled ride through Bikini Bottom, brought to life through vibrant sets, special effects, animatronics, and vivid integrated projections, fully submersing riders in the nautical nonsense of SpongeBob SquarePants.
Riders will experience a one-of-a kind adventure through the world of SpongeBob SquarePants in a highly immersive way. The ride starts when Mr. Krabs invites guests to try their luck at his collection of zany ride-through carnival midway games, and his arch-rival Plankton hatches an evil plan to steal the 'Krabby Patty' secret formula once and for all. With five people seated per vehicle, guests can experience the sensory-engaging journey through SpongeBob's world.
"We are thrilled to add the globally recognized characters of SpongeBob SquarePants to Circus Circus," said Shana Gerety, senior vice president of operations, Circus Circus. "Guests from all over the world will love how the over-the-top optimism and humor that SpongeBob SquarePants embodies is integrated in this exciting new attraction."
"We couldn't be more excited about our collaboration with Circus Circus Las Vegas to bring the first-ever interactive SpongeBob SquarePants dark ride to life," said Marie Marks, SVP, Themed Entertainment, Paramount.
As families and thrill seekers alike look to make memories for a lifetime, Circus Circus reminds guests to check out additional attractions on the property including The Adventuredome, Midway, featuring state-of-the-art video games and Splash Zone, a year-round water park, featuring two refreshing pools, relaxing whirlpools, a splash pad filled with water cannons, spill buckets, rain trees, and the fan-favorite 50-foot slide tower featuring the Mat Racer, Aqua Tube, and Speed Slide.
For more information about Circus Circus Las Vegas, visit www.circuscircus.com.
About Circus Circus Las Vegas
Circus Circus Las Vegas is a privately owned hotel and casino that offers dining, shopping, entertainment and more than 101,000 square feet of gaming space. A family favorite Las Vegas resort since its inception, Circus Circus provides affordable rates for its nearly 4,000 guest rooms in its lodge, tower rooms, suites and RV Park, and family-fun activities ranging from the thrills of The Adventuredome theme park to live circus acts right on the casino floor.
For information visit www.circuscircus.com, or follow the property on social media: Facebook: Facebook.com/CircusCircus; and Twitter, Instagram @CircusVegas.
Paramount Location-Based Entertainment & Experiences
Paramount Location-Based Entertainment & Experiences brings Paramount's stories and franchises to life across experiential touchpoints, including theme parks, hotel & resorts, water parks, cruises, pop-ups, attractions, themed restaurants, live tours and more. Driven by iconic consumer brands, Paramount Location Based Entertainment & Experiences operates globally with more than 50 restaurants, 7 hotels & resorts including Nickelodeon Punta Cana, Nickelodeon Riviera Maya and Paramount Hotels in Dubai, themed parks and family centers across the US, the UK, Spain, Germany, Australia, Italy, Belgium, China and Malaysia and live touring shows.
Nickelodeon, now in its 44th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon is a part of Paramount's (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA) global portfolio of multimedia entertainment brands.
Universal Studios Hollywood and Spirit Airlines Soar to New Heights with the First-Ever SUPER NINTENDO WORLD Themed Airbus A320
Universal Studios Hollywood and Spirit Airlines Soar to New Heights with the First-Ever SUPER NINTENDO WORLD Themed Airbus; Inaugural Flight Takes to the Skies from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale Today
Next-Level Flyaway Sweepstakes Coincides with Program, Inviting Participants to Enter for a Chance to Win a Trip to Experience SUPER NINTENDO WORLD at Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal City, CA, February 21, 2024 – Universal Studios Hollywood and Spirit Airlines have joined forces to launch the first-ever Airbus A320neo featuring a SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ aircraft wrap. The flight takes to the skies today from Detroit (DTW) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), and the specially-themed aircraft will continue flying to destinations through May 2024.
The plane featuring the special-edition livery belongs to one of the most fuel-efficient fleets in the industry. Travelers can experience Spirit’s affordable nonstop flights from 20 U.S. cities to Los Angeles (LAX) enroute to Universal Studios Hollywood and SUPER NINTENDO WORLD. Flight bookings on the specially-themed aircraft are based on the plane’s flying schedule.
Spirit Airlines travels to more than 80 destinations and 15 countries in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, inviting guests to enjoy the latest interior designs featuring wider seats, extra cushions and more usable legroom for an enhanced experience in style and comfort.
As Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates the one-year anniversary of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, guests can find new ways to level up, including the debut a commemorative, special-release Golden Power-Up Band™ and a complimentary 1-Year Anniversary Button, while supplies last. Guests can also enjoy the all-new Power Up Cafe, serving Super Mario Power-Up themed menu items.
First time visitors and returning guests to the land will be swept up into the 360-degree world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach where they become an integral part of their exhilarating world. From the moment guests pass through the iconic green pipe, a journey filled with exploration, discovery and play awaits that is unlike anything they have ever experienced. Their journey begins as they enter Peach’s Castle before venturing further into the colorful Mushroom Kingdom.
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD is a visually spectacular land, located within an expanded area of Universal Studios Hollywood, filled with the vibrancy of colors and architectural ingenuity. The land features the groundbreaking “Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge” ride, as well as many thrilling and interactive activities to engage the entire family within the captivating Mushroom Kingdom.
Along with themed dining at Toadstool Cafe™ and shopping at the 1-UP Factory™ retail store, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD is an inspiring, game-changing addition to the world-famous theme park.
Coinciding with the Spirit Airlines’ SUPER NINTENDO WORLD aircraft wrap is the Next-Level Flyaway Sweepstakes inviting guests to enter for a chance to win a three-day, two-night trip for four to SUPER NINTENDO WORLD at Universal Studios Hollywood. The Sweepstakes entry dates are from February 21 to March 20, 2024.
For more information and details, guests can visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com; like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).
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