World Series Wager Between Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags New England
Sister Parks Vying For Bragging Rights
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — October 22, 2018 — Six Flags Magic Mountain, the “Thrill Capital of the World,” and its sister park, Six Flags New England, have placed a friendly wager on the upcoming World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox. Team Magic will be cheering on the six-time world series champions when they take on the American League champions beginning tomorrow in Boston.
When the Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series title, Six Flags New England will change its classic wooden roller coaster, Thunderbolt, to Dodgers Thunderbolt for the opening weekend of Holiday in the Park®. In addition, the park president, Pete Carmichael, will proudly wear a Dodgers jersey during opening night of Holiday in the Park and the park will fly the Dodgers flag on top of their Scream tower.
If the Dodgers happen to lose, Six Flags Magic Mountain will rename The New Revolution, The Red Sox Revolutionfor Holiday in the Park opening weekend, and park president, Neal Thurman, will wear a Red Sox jersey during opening night. The park will fly a Red Sox flag at the main gate plaza.
The opening pitch of the World Series is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23 at 5:09 PT.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with $1.4 billion in revenue and 25 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 57 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
Universal Studios Hollywood and GRAMMY Award-Winning Guitarist, SLASH
Strike a Chord with an Original Score Composed for
Halloween Horror Nights’ “Universal Monsters” Maze Now Available on Spotify
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Universal City, CA, October 18, 2018 – The original score GRAMMY award-winning and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame guitarist, SLASH, released the score composed and produced for Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” maze, “Universal Monsters,” which can now be heard around the world on Spotify, the free music streaming platform..
“Halloween Horror Nights” pays homage to iconic classic Monsters in this new maze by underscoring each of their unique attributes and reimagining them into terrifying modern day characters. The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Dracula’s Bride, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Mummy are among those featured in the maze, to which SLASH composed a unique, complex composition that added a haunting dimension to the experience.
“This maze is the ultimate melding of two great icons, the Universal Classic Monsters and one of the greatest guitarists of all time,” said John Murdy, Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood. “SLASH has great love and respect for these legendary characters, and we knew his unique musical genius would be the perfect ingredient to help bring the Universal Monsters to life as a ‘Living Horror Movie’ for modern day audiences.”
The six original tracks that SLASH composed for the “Universal Monsters” maze, as well as the original track he previously composed for the “Halloween Horror Nights” “Clowns 3D” maze, can be heard here on Spotify and include:
· “We Belong Dead” – inspired by Frankenstein Monster’s immortal line from the explosive finale of The Bride of Frankenstein, this track fuses Gothic themes with a contemporary EDM/Dubstep feel to set the tone for the horrific experience to come.
· “The Danse of the Dead” – inspired by “Danse Macabre,” the late medieval art movement that celebrated “the universality of death” and influenced the famous masquerade ball scene from The Phantom of the Opera, this track sets the stage for the Monster’s Masquerade sequence in the maze.
· “The Final Scare” – this guitar-driven, up-tempo track combines an old school Punk Rock feel with modern electronic sounds to drive the adrenaline-fueled finale of the maze, where multiple monsters attack.
· “Universal Monsters Rising” – SLASH’s signature lead guitar joins with the mournful sound of a tolling church and the sharp, staccato stabs of violins to call guests to the graveyard, where the Universal Monsters are waiting to rise again.
· “The Collection Room/Dracula’s Lair” – composed to accompany The Mummy and Dracula sections of the maze, this track transitions between Middle Eastern and Eastern European instrumentation to help bring to life these two Classic Monsters.
· “Monsters, Maniacs and Madmen (Universal Monsters Maze Medley)” – this compilation track, encompassing several scenes within the maze, takes a single haunting melody and transforms it throughout the arrangement, handing off from piano to guitar, violin, pipe organ and even the synthesized/sampled Opera singer’s voice to create a series of sinister moods.
· “Sweet Licks (music from “Clowns 3D”) – composed for 2014’s “Clowns 3D” maze, “Halloween Horror Night’s” first collaboration with SLASH, this track creates a creepy carnival vibe to help tell the story of a diabolical family of clowns who run a twisted ice cream factory.
“As a fan of horror movies and of ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’ I jumped at the chance to once again collaborate with Universal Studios Hollywood to produce what can be interpreted as a soundtrack for the maze,” said SLASH. “Similar to the way music affects a film, I wanted to compose a score for the legions of infamous characters featured in the maze to elicit a greater sense of terror for the guests. In the end, the goal was to ultimately make the guests feel as if they are playing an integral role in a classic Monster movie.”
SLASH and his band, SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS which features SLASH (guitars), MYLES KENNEDY (lead vocals), TODD KERNS (bass/backing vocals), drummer BRENT FITZ (drums) and rhythm guitarist FRANK SIDORIS (rhythm guitar) just wrapped a sold-out, nationwide, headlining tour in celebration of the release of their new album LIVING THE DREAM. The band’s third full-length release and first new music in over four years, LIVING THE DREAM (Snakepit Records/RoadRunner Records) is available for purchase or streaming:HERE. Fueled by the Top 10 rock song “Driving Rain,” its live-action, animated video as well as the best critical acclaim of their career, LIVING THE DREAM debuted with 10, Top 10 chart placements around the world. The first single “Driving Rain” jumped to #6 this week and climbing--marks the band’s 6th consecutive, Top 10 single at radio and SLASH’s fastest-rising single ever in his solo career. The LOS ANGELES TIMES described LIVING THE DREAM as “his best work since the demise of Velvet Revolver. …full of “unexpected funk, boogie, blues and garage rock influences.” While ROLLING STONE declared the album “a biting blues filigree at the end of a riff, weeping solos full of long notes, boogie-woogie riffs.” Elsewhere, CLASSIC ROCK hailed “the bands third and Best Album, ‘The Great Pretender’ is the album’s masterpiece and one of the best things Slash has ever done.” Read the full Q&A where SLASH and MYLES KENNEDY breakdown LIVING THE DREAM in its entirety HERE.
At its core, “Halloween Horror Nights” is an extension of the horror film legacy originated by Universal Pictures and introduced to audiences in the 1920s…with a staple of classic Universal Monsters that dominated the silver screen, including Dracula, The Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein’s Monster and The Wolf Man.
To hear SLASH’s score in person as part of the “Universal Monsters maze, guest can purchase tickets to visit “Halloween Horror Nights at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com. “Halloween Horror Nights” continues on October 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 31, and November 1-3, 2018.
"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.
For exciting updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visitHollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow@HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.
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™”. 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 and the all-new DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.” 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 production studio where they can also experience such authentic thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.
NOVEMBER EVENT LINEUP AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO
Jack Hanna Weekend: Nov. 3 – 4,
Craft Beer Festival: Weekends, Nov. 3 – 11,
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration: Select Days Starting Nov. 17
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2018) – This November, the event lineup at SeaWorld Orlando offers something for everybody with three unique opportunities to add value to a visit to the park and events taking place every Saturday and Sunday.
Jack Hanna Weekend – Nov. 3 – 4
World-renowned animal expert “Jungle Jack” Hanna is back for another weekend of excitement and storytelling at SeaWorld Orlando on Nov. 3 and 4. The internationally-known conservationist, author, television personality and lifelong adventurer will share animal facts and his travel tales during captivating and interactive presentations at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. inside the Nautilus Theater.
In addition to shows included with park admission, SeaWorld will have several additional opportunities for guests to personally interact with Jack Hanna at the park including meet-and-greets, autograph signings and exclusive dining packages.
Craft Beer Festival – Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11
Calling all beer connoisseurs, SeaWorld Orlando has a brand-new festival worth raising your glass over. The SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival will feature 100+ brews on draft at 18 locations around the park on from breweries across the state of Florida, plus a few domestic and international craft favorites.
Park guests can enjoy brews from local breweries such as Orlando Brewing Company, Crooked Can and Dead Lizard Brewing. In addition, the event will also feature a variety of beverages from Florida based craft breweries in Tampa, Gainesville, Jacksonville and St. Petersburg.
The festival will also feature 20+ unique food items designed to perfectly pair with the event brew selection. Enjoy unique renditions of some bar food staples as well as a few new concepts designed to complement the festival’s draft beer selection. Some festival exclusive items include:
Guests looking to taste their way around the Florida craft beer scene can take advantage of SeaWorld’s sampling packages designed for the most adventurous beer fans.
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration – Select Dates Starting Nov. 17
SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration is where holiday traditions are made, with delicious food, stunning live shows, delightful holiday shopping and joyous entertainment. SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration brings together family fun and holiday traditions on select nights, November 17 – December 31, 2018 and is included with park admission.
Best Way to Play
The best way to experience SeaWorld’s all-new Craft Beer Festival, Jack Hanna Weekend and SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is with a NEW SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass. For a limited time, Florida residents can become a Pass Member for as low as $9.99 per month.
For more information, park hours, and to purchase tickets and passes, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. Events and times are subject to change. Follow SeaWorld Orlando on Facebook, Instagram and the SeaWorld Orlando Blog for the latest park updates and information.
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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 33,000 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.
About Jack Hanna
Jack Hanna’s hands-on approach has won him widespread acclaim as conservationist, author, television personality, and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and The Wilds. Jack took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating the Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and a show on ABC, Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown. During his travels, Jack shares with millions of viewers his insights into the protection and conservation of some of our planet’s most precious and endangered species.
Beware the Dark Realm
Beware the Dark Realm: FREE Award Winning Haunt Opens in Santa Clarita CA!
Beware the Dark Realm haunted house is a high intensity walk-through attraction filled with terrifying live monsters, amazing special effects, and incredible sets, based off a medieval castle, making this one of the premiere home haunts in California. When walking through the castle halls and corridors of Beware the Dark Realm you never feel alone.
Beware the Dark Realm’s creators have been haunting since 1971; creating unique haunted horrors in and around the Los Angeles area. This upcoming Halloween season is no exception—with Beware the Dark Realm creating its largest and most detailed haunt in years! Beware the Dark Realm will be opening its castle doors on Saturday October 13th 2018 and will also be open on October 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th from 7:00-10:00pm. Haunt enthusiasts and novices alike are encouraged to come and visit this award winning haunted attraction in Santa Clarita.
The haunt is completely FREE to the public; however the event does help raise funds for the local non-profit SCV Child and Family Center. With your $5.00 donation per person towards the SCV Child and Family Center each guest will receive a front of the line pass! (Front of the line passes can be purchased at the event).
Beware the Dark Realm has not only been awarded numerous Haunted Attraction awards throughout California and across the nation, but they are also being featured in the upcoming documentary –Epic Home Haunts! Recently they were also named a top ten haunt in California by The Scare Factor. Beware the Dark Realm has been said to be a must see attraction that rivals any professional theme park maze.
Be sure to check out Beware the Dark Realm this Halloween season!
Beware the Dark Realm will be open on October 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th from 7:00-10:00pm
Children under ten years of age are not encouraged to attend this event.
For more information about Beware the Dark Realm, please visit www.bewarethedarkrealm.com or on Facebook at ww.facebook.com/bewarethedarkrealm
You can also find Beware the Dark Realm on other various forms of social media like Instagram @BewaretheDarkRealm
JACK THE RIPPER IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL REALITY HAUNTED HOUSE COMING TO SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA.
HOLLOW STUDIOS PARTNERS WITH MOUNTASIA FAMILY FUN CENTER TO DEBUT
JACK THE RIPPER VIRTUAL REALITY HAUNTED HOUSE
Now open for a limited time only through October 31:
Experience the latest in virtual reality technology in Jack The Ripper Virtual Reality Haunted House at Mountasia Family Fun Center in Santa Clarita, California. The brand new state-of-the-art multi-sensory virtual reality (VR) experience from Hollow Studios invites guests into one of history’s greatest mysteries. Guests in groups of up to four will be transported back in time to 1888, during what the newspapers of the time coined, “The Autumn of Terror”. A time when Jack The Ripper roamed the streets striking fear in the heart of Whitechapel, London.
Before suiting up in VR headsets, guests first enter an old dark London alleyway where they are recruited as assistants to a Scotland Yard detective. Media based effects tell the backstories of Jack The Ripper and the mysterious Wax House. Once inside, guests search through the creepy old abandoned wax museum looking for items and clues in hopes of answering the same question that has been on the minds of many for over a century: “Who was Jack the Ripper?”
Creative Executive, David Love of Hollow Studios, teamed up with Michael Fleming, Owner of Mountasia Family Fun Center, to bring Southern California's newest and most technologically advanced haunted house to life.
“The team at Hollow Studios wants the guests to feel what it was like to be in that time period, and to experience something so profound that they will continue talking about it many weeks later “ David Love stated. “Using our cinematic background, we made sure the story came first, then focused on the tiniest of details making sure our guests will be transported to a place they could never go to in the real world.” Love added “In the experience, you are able to pick up and hold virtual items, open drawers, search for clues, all while working together as a team of four moving through the experience in hopes of finding their way out before becoming the next victim.”
“I knew right away that this would not only be the talk of Santa Clarita, but all of Southern California.” Michael Fleming stated after experiencing the attraction for the first time. “I’ve never experienced anything like it. This is far more than just a virtual reality game. The graphics and visuals really do immerse you in a different time. I felt like I was inside a movie. All the while, I found myself looking over my shoulder, knowing that Jack the Ripper could pop out at any moment.” Fleming added.
Jack The Ripper Virtual Reality Haunted House is now open Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday through Halloween night, October 31. To purchase tickets, before they sell out, visit HollowZone.com.
Mountasia Fun Center opened in the heart of the Santa Clarita Valley in 1995. It is a 7 acre
entertainment center that offers a variety of indoor and outdoor attractions including Go Karts, Bumper Boats, two 18-hole Miniature Golf Courses with a giant waterfall, Batting Cages, Rock Climbing Wall, Lazer Tag arena, large Redemption and Video Game Arcade, and fast casual
Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlour. There is free parking and no entry fee. Pay as you play.
HOLLOW STUDIOS is an award-winning film and media production company that has produced numerous ride films and media for attractions all over the world. The company was founded by David Love in 2008 and operates its full-service animation and film production studio in Simi Valley, CA.