Six Flags Great Adventure Announces July Events
Coca-Cola July 4th Fest at Six Flags – June 30 to July 4
Six Flags and Coca-Cola are throwing the biggest July 4th celebration in the nation June 30 to July 4 at all U.S. Six Flags theme parks. Coca-Cola July 4th Fest at Six Flags offers five days of patriotic fun and thrills including special ride times, parties, music, food, fireworks and more. In the July 4th Fest Zone, guests can enjoy cold beverage samples, fun games, giveaways and more. Guests can save $15 on admission by bringing a can of Coca-Cola, or save $26 using the promo code “Coke” when purchasing tickets online at least one day in advance.
Early Ride Times – Daily June 30 to July 4
Guests can enjoy early morning thrills from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. by bringing a can of Coca-Cola or Coke Zero Sugar with an admission ticket, Season Pass or active Membership to obtain a wristband for ride access before the park opens to the public. For a full schedule of the daily ride offerings, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure
All-American Food Fest & Sampler Passports – Daily June 30 to July 4
No celebration is complete without food. The All-American Food Fest offers unique foods inspired by Coca-Cola beverages, including BBQ pulled pork, Coca-Cola wings and Coca-Cola chocolate cake; Jersey Classics like sausage and peppers, Jersey grilled corn, Jersey tomato caprese salad, Jersey beers and comfort classics like meatloaf mac & cheese, strawberry shortcake and sliders.
A Sampler Passport provides access to a wide variety of signature dishes and specialty drinks prepared by the best of the Six Flags Culinary Team, and exclusive access to the Coca-Cola After Party
Six Flags ends the night with a bang as Coca-Cola presents a fireworks extravaganza along the Great Lake starting at 10 p.m.
Coca-Cola July 4th Fest Foam Party – Nightly June 30 to July 4
Guests with park admission and a Sampler Passport or the July 4th Fest Limited Edition Patriotic Cup receive access to an exclusive Coca-Cola after party, the Coca-Cola July 4th Fest Foam Party. Following the fireworks, guests can keep the celebration going with a fun-filled foam party, music and exclusive ride time on SUPERMAN – Ultimate Flight, GREEN LANTERN, The Twister, Parachutes and even Go Karts and Sling Shot, which typically require an additional fee.
Latin Concert – July 1
Join Zion y Lennox in concert at Six Flags July 1 as part of July 4th Fest presented by Coca-Cola. Show will take place in the Northern Star Arena at 7:30 p.m. Concert is free with theme park admission, Season Pass or active Membership.
Salute America with USO Show Troupe – July 2, 3 & 4
USO Show Troupe to perform at Great Adventure on July 2, 3 & 4 at 5, 6:30 and 8 p.m. near THE JOKER along the Lakefront. Plus, join them for a special rendition of “God Bless America” before the evening fireworks display.
Fright Fest Dance Auditions – July 20 & 21
Great Adventure’s iconic show “Dead Man’s Party” is looking for exceptional dancers trained in jazz, musical theater, hip-hop and partnering. Open casting calls for the 20th anniversary production will take place July 20 at 7 p.m. and July 21 at 10 a.m. Dancers are encouraged to bring a variety of dance shoes, ready to learn choreography and freestyle with zombie spirit. Auditions will be hosted by Six Flags and choreographer Theresa Stone at Six Flags Great Adventure’s Showcase Theatre. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and should enter through the employee entrance on Route 537 (1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ). Dancers should complete the pre-employment application before attending the casting call at www.sixflagsjobs.com
Fright Fest Zombie and Specialty Performer Auditions – July 27 & 28
Six Flags Great Adventure is seeking individuals with a love for scaring as casting begins the 2018 Fright Fest season. Auditions begin July 27 at 6 p.m. and July 28 at 1 p.m. in the Employment Center. The Entertainment Department is looking for street zombies, haunted maze actors and performers with unique and unusual skills. Candidates should apply at www.sixflagsjobs.com prior to the open auditions and come prepared to participate in fun group exercises in front of a panel of judges. Specialty performers should come prepared to showcase their talents. No costumes, props or previous scare experience is required. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and should enter through the employee entrance on Route 537 (1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ). For more information and other auditions dates visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.
General Park Information
For more information, guests can call 732/928-2000 or visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure
Universal CityWalk is L.A.’s Dino-Destination, Featuring:
Advance Screenings of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on 7 Universal Cinema Theatres,
a Colossal 3-Ton Tyrannosaurus rex Towering 13’ Tall and 36’ Wide,
a Life-Sized Gyrosphere Original Movie Prop, as Well as Original Costume Displays
Plus, Last Chance to Experience “Jurassic Park—The Ride” at Universal Studios Hollywood
Before It Goes Extinct on September 3
WHAT: Universal CityWalk becomes L.A.’s destination for all things JURASSIC, kicking off with advance screenings of Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’sJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, showing at 6 Universal Cinema theatres and in IMAX.
Screenings begin on June 21 at 7 PM. A special double feature of Jurassic World begins at 3 PM, preceding early 6 PM screenings of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.Tickets are available now.
Additional JURASSIC highlights include:
· A life-sized Tyrannosaurus rex, towering 13’ tall by 36’ wide and weighing three tons, dominates CityWalk adjacent to the Universal Cinema for a once-in-a-lifetime photo opp through June 24.
· Original props from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, including the iconic Gyrosphere, on display through June 24.
· Authentic costumes worn by the film’s stars, Chris Pratt (Owen) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire) exclusively on display within the Universal Cinema through July 1.
· Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom takes a bite out of Voodoo Doughnut with an all-new Raptor claw-inspired doughnut, available through July 7.
· Fans are invited to watch the blockbuster movie, then experience “Jurassic Park—The Ride” at Universal Studios Hollywood before it goes extinct on September 3, as the theme park readies for the all-new Jurassic World ride in 2019. Guest can also interact with Blue, one of the most popular dinosaurs from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s blockbuster Jurassic World franchise, as part of the theme park’s “Raptor Encounter.”
WHEN: Thursday, June 21 from 6-8 PM
WHERE: Universal Cinema at Universal CityWalk
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
MIDSUMMER SCREAM, THE WORLD'S LARGEST HALLOWEEN AND HORROR CONVENTION, TO BRING BACK BIGGER-THAN-EVER HALL OF SHADOWS
Massive, Unique Dark Zone to Thrill Thousands of Fans, July 28-29 in Long Beach
LONG BEACH, CA (June 19, 2018) - More than 20,000 fans of all things macabre are expected to make their annual pilgrimage to the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California for the third annual Midsummer Scream, as the Hall of Shadows attraction expands to occupy 80,000 terrifying square feet of the world’s largest Halloween and horror convention.
“Hall of Shadows is a Halloween theme park set up within the convention center where brave guests can step into the darkness and find themselves surrounded by swirling fog and terrifying monsters,” explains Rick West, Creative Director, Midsummer Scream. “Here, visitors will experience over a dozen haunted attractions, live entertainment, and check out exhibitors who are right at home in this dimly-lit environment. Hall of Shadows is a virtual commercial for Halloween in Southern California, and has become a huge, unique feature of Midsummer Scream that isn’t replicated anywhere else.”
Midsummer Scream will feature vendors and exhibitors within the Hall, each one selected to be showcased in the dark due to their particular merchandise or product type. Guests will also enjoy a performance stage where they can watch horror-themed burlesque, magic, and much more throughout the weekend.
Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest will be represented this year in the form of a terrifying scare zone that acts as the gateway to the featured haunted attractions area within the Hall of Shadows; this year marks the first time a major Southern California theme park has participated in such a way at Midsummer Scream.
Three times daily, Midsummer Scream presents the Decayed Brigade within its Hall of Shadows – a high-energy monster performance team made up of some of the best “sliders” in the world. Returning for their third year at Midsummer Scream, the Decayed Brigade is set to wow guests of all ages with their dynamic showmanship, intense physical stunts, and thrilling feats of strength and agility on a runway that stretches more than 100 feet in length among the Hall’s many haunted attractions.
All attractions within the Hall of Shadows are free with paid admission to Midsummer Scream. Those guests with Gold Bat Weekend Passes will receive one-hour early admission each day at 10 a.m. to the vendor show floor as well as Hall of Shadows. During general operating hours, Gold Bat passholders will find Front of Line access available at each haunted attraction within the Hall of Shadows.
Midsummer Scream has established itself as the premier venue for artisans and vendors to sell spooky merchandise, theme parks and film studios to tease their fans with coming attractions, cosplayers to take a walk on the dark side, makeup artists to show off their terrifying talents, professional haunters and industry experts to present world-class panel discussions, seminars, and classes. In addition to the amazing haunted attractions, displays, and exhibitors in the Hall of Shadows, Midsummer Scream features many experiences throughout the entire show, from theatrical productions to escape rooms and other alternate reality entertainment.
More detailed information regarding Hall of Shadows can be found here, on the official Midsummer Scream website at MidsummerScream.org.
About Midsummer Scream
Midsummer Scream is presented by David Markland and Claire Dunlap of Black Cat Orange (formerly CreepyLA Productions), Gary Baker, Johanna Atilano, and Rick West of Theme Park Adventure. Its goal is to showcase the diversity of Southern California’s haunt and horror community as a welcoming beacon for fans around the world to converge on Los Angeles for a weekend of excitement, networking and non-stop spookery! Be sure to follow Midsummer Scream on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Periscope for breaking updates and information.
Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates the Opening of
DreamWorks Theatre Featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest,”
Kicking the All-New Attraction into High Gear with a Spectacular
Kung Fu Martial Arts Display, Dragon Warrior Parade and Fireworks Finale
New Technologically-Advanced, Immersive Attraction
Officially Opens on Friday, June 15, 2018
Universal City, CA, June 14, 2018 – A spectacular Kung Fu Martial Arts display, dragon warrior parade and fireworks finale set the stage for the grand opening of Universal Studios Hollywood’s all-new attraction, DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.”
The attraction opens officially on Friday, June 15, 2018.
The festivities also featured an all-star lineup of DreamWorks Animation favorite characters, including Kung Fu Panda’s Masters Po and Tigress; Madagascar’s Alex the Lion, the Penguins—Skipper, Rico, Kowalski and Private, and King Julien; Trolls’ Poppy and Branch; and Shrek’s Puss ‘n Boots, Shrek and Fiona.
The arrival of “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest” marks the first attraction to open at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. since Universal’s recent acquisition of DreamWorks Animation.
“As our portfolio expands, we are thrilled to bring exciting new entertainment options to our guests,” said Karen Irwin, President and COO, Universal Studios Hollywood. “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest’ is a fun, spirited story and the ideal attraction to kick start Universal Studios Hollywood’s collaboration with DreamWorks Animation.”
Inspired by the global blockbuster movie franchise, Kung Fu Panda, the attraction takes guests on a thrilling journey that fuses captivating storytelling with state-of-the art visual effects for a highly engaging experience.
Created and produced by DreamWorks Animation and Universal Creative, “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest” recounts a plot-filled story whereby on the morning of The Emperor’s Great Feast of Heroes, dragon warrior Po embarks on a wild and perilous mission to deliver the rare and precious Liquid of Limitless Power to the Palace, while enlisting guests to join him on the exciting adventure replete with raging rapids, river pirates, awesome magic and Kung Fu.
With cutting-edge technology at the forefront of the multi-sensory attraction, “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest” introduces the first-ever integration of interior projection mapping designed to engulf guests in 180 degrees of immersive adventure. Developed by the innovative team at Universal Creative, this never-before-adapted technique depicts a series of immersive and visually dynamic scenic designs that will transform within the interior space and enhance the story. With detailing that is so precise, it will be near impossible to realize the projected imagery is a mere illusion.
Coupled with seven Christie 4K Boxer Cinema Projectors and 360 degree surround sound audio, sweeping physical effects from water to wind will empower guests to feel more like participants than spectators in the adrenaline-spiked adventure.
Featuring an original score by composer Germaine Franco, the storyline begins as guests enter the pre-show area of the theatre where they meet an array of DreamWorks characters who kick-off the attraction’s narrative. From there, guests enter the main theatre, complete with new ultra-plush, fully articulated seats that pivot and swivel in tandem with the 180-degree action.
The newly constructed building that houses the DreamWorks Theatre is inspired by Mission revival architecture and harkens back to the Golden Age of Hollywood’s Art Deco period of the 1920s, including a box office ticket seller booth, reminiscent of the time period and staffed by a three-dimensional usher asleep on the job.
As guests navigate past the ticket booth, through the flourishing outdoor garden and into the theatre queue, they will encounter a series of 36 movie posters that pay homage to DreamWorks Animation films. Within the lobby, a selection of over 20 award statuettes will be on display, representing a sampling of the Golden Globe, Emmy, People’s Choice, Critic’s Choice, National Board of Review and Annie awards DreamWorks Animation has amassed from 2008 to 2015. A collection of original sculpted maquettes of the “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest” characters will also be on display along with artifacts embodying magical powers that Po brought back from the Spirit Realm.
This summer, guests are also invited to spend time with Po and Tigress as part of a special character meet and greet located within the park’s Universal Plaza. A replica of Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop, as featured in Kung Fu Panda, will also set up within the venue inviting guests to enjoy his authentic Asian fare and a selection of hot and cold Asian beverages.
More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.
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™” “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction and the 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.
Sinister Pointe takes you to your “SCARY PLACE”
with the LARGEST MULTI-LEVEL, INDOOR HAUNT EXPERIENCE
in California featuring Entertainment, Food, a Dark Market and 3 Haunted Attractions!
Sept. 28th – October 31st
(Laguna Hills, CA, June 15, 2018) - Announcing the big, blood-soaked return of the most inventive haunted attraction company in Southern California, Sinister Pointe Productions will unleash a brand new kind of Halloween event this fall, Sinister Pointe’s Scary Place. Haunt lovers will be scared to death in three stories of unrelenting terror, covering over 150,000 square feet and featuring two all-new mazes and a brand new haunted dark ride.
The experience will begin as the brave and foolhardy alike cross the veil into the foggy realm known as the Scary Place. Two mazes and a new ride will await haunt goers in this murky realm of terror for a full night of Halloween fun including...
Evil on 2 - Walkthrough Attraction
There is an evil that has taken over the second floor of this quaint little hotel and we need you to venture into this maze to investigate! Let’s just hope that the terror within hasn’t spread!
PHOBIAS – Walkthrough Attraction
Welcome to “PHOBIAS”. Step right up and see if you have what it takes when you’re put up against some of your greatest fears. A fully interactive maze experience that will test your abilities to cope with your worst nightmares. We hope for your sake, being alone isn’t one of them!
Boogeyman Express – Ride
All aboard the boogeyman express. Rumor has it that the boogeyman and his evil minions roam these grounds hunting innocent bystanders! So I have an idea, lets go see if the rumors are true! Please keep your hands and arms inside the carts at all times, for this here is the most hair-raising terror train in the wilderness!
Between the screams, horror fiends can feast on a variety of snack foods and check out the revolting entertainment including a main stage, wandering magicians, games, roaming packs of monsters, and the Sinister Pointe Dark Market where new merchandise from vicious vendors will be available for purchase.
“For 20 years I have been producing Haunted Attractions that many guests have traveled great distances just to experience a 15-minute attraction. I figured it’s time to give our fans an experience that will last an entire evening!” says Jeff Schiefelbein, the creative fiend behind Sinister Pointe.
Two types of tickets will be available, allowing guests to choose their fate. The All Night Pass will allow guests unlimited access to all entertainment, attractions, and vendors for a single price starting at $42 on select nights, and $52.00 on Friday and Saturday nights. The All Night VIP Access allows for front of the line access to all mazes and attractions, along with priority seating for shows and performances with prices starting at just $60.00 on select nights, and $70.00 on Friday and Saturday nights.
Scary Place will take place at the Laguna Hills Mall located at 24155 Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills, CA, and will run on September 28-30 and October 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 31. Hours will be from 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Sundays – Thursdays.
Where do you go when you close your eyes? Sinister Pointe wants to send you to your Scary Place.