Oviedo, FL July 19, 2021: Scream n’ Stream, Florida’s premiere drive-through haunted attraction, is back- returning this fall for its second year with an all-new horrifying story on select nights beginning on September 17th through October 31st. Guests will drive into a whole new world of terror crafted by Halloween Horror Nights Veteran, Patrick Braillard
For 2021, Scream n’ Stream is leaving the swamp behind and moving into a secret research facility at the Oviedo Mall known as “Station 5” where a team of scientists is working to weaponize everyone’s worst nightmares, Clowns and Zombies.
“We are thrilled to bring our event to the Oviedo Community,” says Gunderson. “The Oviedo Mall offers the perfect mix of food, beverage and entertainment. This gives our guests the opportunity to make a full night out of their visit to Scream n’ Stream, bringing our guests a complete Halloween Experience.”
During the 25-minute experience, guests will drive into “Station 5,” a secret research compound that is home to some of the most fearsome creatures on the planet: clowns and zombies. Guests are tasked with delivering a kill switch device to stop the escaped creatures before it is too late. Passengers in the car are armed with laser guns to keep their driver safe as they navigate through the experience.
The fun doesn’t stop there. With the variety of entertainment offerings within the mall, guests are invited to grab dinner at the Oviedo Brewing Company, try their hand at an escape room at District Eat & Play, or grab a specialty Zombie Juice from Calliope Street.
“Last year, because of COVID, it was necessary to keep guests at a safe distance from performers and a drive-through haunted house made sense,” says Josh Gunderson, Event Coordinator for Scream n’ Stream. “This year we wanted guests to feel like they are a part of the action and being in their car is a necessity to the story and not just a by-product of a pandemic.”
Safety at the event is still the number one priority, with sanitation measures in place for all handheld items such as the laser guns and kill switch devices. Additionally, safety measures are in place for the contractors working the event including the ability to remain socially distant from guests.
“We recognize the ever-changing situation revolving around COVID-19 and want to deliver a spooky experience to all while remaining vigilant about the conditions surrounding the pandemic.” Scream n’ Stream is now hiring operations crew and performers for the 2021 event. Contractors can earn as much as $15/hr with bonuses over the course of the event. More information about available positions can be found at www.screamnstream.com/jobs.
Scream n’ Stream will be hosted at the Oviedo Mall in Oviedo, FL on select nights beginning September 17th. Tickets are available now and guests can save up to $20 by purchasing online in advance. Prices are per car, not per person. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Food Banks. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.screamnstream.com
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (July 15, 2021) – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park welcomed two baby animals this week just a day apart, with a Nile hippopotamus calf born Monday and a western lowland gorilla following on Tuesday. Both newborns are healthy and under the supervision of Disney’s animal care team.
Gorilla mom Azizi gave birth backstage at the theme park Tuesday afternoon and introduced the baby to the entire family troop soon thereafter. The infant may now be seen onstage at Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail presented by OFF! Repellents. Azizi and the baby’s father Gino, are also parents to the infant’s big brother Cory, who was born in 2014.
A Hippopotamus calf made a splashy debut Monday in the park’s Safi River on Kilimanjaro Safaris, joining nine other hippos in the family, or bloat, including mother Tuma and father Henry. The calf is nuzzling with Tuma and moving through the water already like a pro, and may be seen by guests experiencing Kilimanjaro Safaris.
Disney’s animal care team is giving both mothers ample time to nurse and bond with their newborns; updates will be shared soon, including the sex and weight of each new arrival. Both sets of parents were paired through the Species Survival Plan, a program overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The plan ensures responsible breeding of vulnerable or critically endangered species – including Nile Hippopotamuses and western lowland gorillas – to help create healthy, genetically diverse populations for years to come.
HOUDINI THEMED ESCAPE ROOM PREMIERES AT WORLDS MOST BIZARRE HOME
HOUDINI’S SPIRITED ESCAPE NOW OPEN AT WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE TICKETS ON SALE NOW
SAN JOSE, CA (JULY 16, 2021)— Winchester Mystery House announced today the opening of an escape room themed to Harry Houdini’s famous visit to the bizarre mansion in October of 1924. Houdini’s Spirited Escape is a 30 minute challenge room experience located inside Sarah Winchester’s legendarily confusing home.
The experience features state of the art challenge room technology. Participants are greeted by Harry Houdini’s spirit – and tasked to work together to help reconnect him with his beloved wife, Bess Houdini. The storyline is unique to the experience as it builds on the story of Houdini’s visit to the mansion in October 1924, two years after Sarah Winchester’s death. At the time, Houdini was on an eight-week debunking tour of spiritualism and mediums. After spending the evening in the mansion, he left the mansion with more questions than answers.
“We are pleased to welcome Harry Houdini back to the estate, 97 years after his first well-documented visit. Houdini’s Spirited Escape is the perfect pre or post tour experience, and we expect it’ll be a big hit with groups looking for an exciting challenge”, said Walter Magnuson, General Manager of Winchester Mystery House.
Houdini’s Spirited Escape was produced in partnership by Paradox Productions of Tupelo, MO. Houdini’s Spirited Escape is located at Winchester Mystery House and is open to the public Friday through Sunday 12 pm – 7 pm. To book an escape room experience, visit https://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/houdinis-spirited-escape.
Winchester Mystery House has reopened for both their popular guided Mansion Tour as well as the Explore More Tour and recently announced the return of the popular Friday the 13th Flashlight Tour on August 13, 2021. The estate also offers Axe Throwing at the Stables, Sarah Winchester’s Garden Tour and a themed shooting gallery – Sarah’s Attic. Guests interested in exploring from home can also purchase the 360 Immersive Tour and video tour online: winchestermysteryhouse.com/video-tour/.
About Winchester Mystery House
For nearly 100 years the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, has stood as a testament to the ingenuity, singular vision and lore that surrounds its namesake, Sarah Pardee Winchester (heiress to the Winchester Repeating Arms fortune). Originally known as Llanada Villa, today it stands as an architectural wonder, a time capsule of a bygone era and one of America’s most celebrated haunted mansions. The estate is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a California Historic State Landmark, a San Jose City Landmark, and is one of the leading attractions in the Bay Area. Since tours began in 1923, more than 13 million people from around the world have toured the lonely hallways, dark passages and ornate rooms of the Winchester Mystery House. It has intrigued visitors, scholars, and media from throughout the United States, and around the globe, with its combination of the beautiful and the bizarre, its story of heartbreak, tenacity and invention and its legends of the paranormal. For tickets and additional information, visit www.winchestermysteryhouse.com.
BUSCH GARDENS REVEALS ALL-NEW HAUNTED HOUSE AND SINISTER DISCOUNTS WITH SAVINGS UP TO 70% FOR 2021 HOWL-O-SCREAM
Limited-time Sinister Sale offers scary good deals on admission for Tampa’s biggest Halloween event and scare actor auditions invite locals to haunt guests this season.
TAMPA, Fla. (July 15, 2021) – Creeping closer each day, Howl-O-Scream returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with a hair-raising, skin-crawling celebration of ghoulish delights beginning September 10 through October 31 for 28 select nights. While family-friendly trick-or-treating and shows fill fall days with fun, by night five horrifying haunted houses, eight expansive scare zones and unpredictable hordes of nightmarish creatures will soon cover the 300-acre park, leaving nowhere for guests to hide.
As a sinister surprise, the park has revealed the first of THREE ALL-NEW haunted houses opening for the season on the Howl-O-Scream social media channels. Just beyond the twists and turns of Tigris, fear fans will enter the underground vampire realm of “The Forgotten.”
ALL-NEW Haunted House: “The Forgotten”
Victims will be drawn into a hidden world beyond the rubble and rocks of an unsuspecting quarry, where dark secrets lurk in the shadows. Just beyond a hidden gutter entrance, the legend of the human uprising is revealed as a swarm of starving vampires plot their imminent revenge. Will those who enter return to the world of the living or are they destined to become the newest minion of the Forgotten army?
Howl-O-Scream Sinister Sale - save up to 70% on admission for a limited time!
For horror and haunt fans, there is no better time to bite into incredible offers on Howl-O-Scream admission. Exclusive savings for Pass Members and Fun Card holders for Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream in Tampa are available now, plus admission products that also include access to unique and original haunted houses, scare zones and more debuting this fall at the all-new SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream Orlando!
Single Night Admission & Two-park Ticket
EXTRA Perks for Pass Members & Fun Card holders
These terrifyingly good deals end on July 25 at midnight. For all tickets and event deals, visit www.HowlOScreamTampa.com to shop now and learn more. Stay tuned for more dreadful details by following Howl-O-Scream on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Open Auditions for our Scare Actor Team Start Friday, July 16 (NO Experience Necessary)
For those who can’t get enough of the haunt life, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is looking for hundreds of enthusiastic performers who will add horror and humor to the award-winning event. Interested applicants can secure their audition spot by applying today at BuschGardensJobs.com for Howl-O-Scream Entertainer to audition on any one of these dates:
Friday, July 16, 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Friday, July 30, 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, July 31, 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Friday, August 6, 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 7, 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 14, 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Participants must be 18 years of age or older to apply and no experience is required. Performers are asked to wear comfortable clothing and apply online for the position prior to attending an audition.
Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. This event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore, and blood. Howl-O-Scream 2021 is a separately ticketed night event. No costumes are allowed.
About Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Busch Gardens is a unique blend of thrilling rides, AZA accredited zoo with thousands of animals representing more than 200 species, and exciting seasonal events all year providing unrivaled experiences for guests of every age. For more information, visit www.BuschGardensTampa.com. Busch Gardens is owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world.
HORROR CLASSICS INVADE UNIVERSAL STUDIOS’ “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS”
THIS FALL IN MAZES BASED ON INFAMOUS SLASHER THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES’ BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
Horror Legends Join Sinister Lineup of Iconic Names Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood
and Universal Orlando Resort as Both Parks Celebrate the Highly-Anticipated Return of Halloween Horror Nights
Orlando, Fla., Universal City, CA (July 15, 2021) – This fall, Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” returns to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, unleashing some of the most nefarious names in horror to prey upon guests. Classic films that have influenced the horror genre will come to life in two of the event’s disturbingly-real haunted mazes – prepare for the return of the legendary Leatherface in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and the resurrection of one of Universal Pictures’ most iconic monsters – the Bride of Frankenstein – in “Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives.
Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives
At its core, Halloween Horror Nights is an extension of the horror film legacy originated by Universal Pictures, and the event continues to honor its blockbuster history with a haunted maze highlighting one of the studio’s most sinister creatures – The Bride of Frankenstein. “Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives” picks up where the 1935 classic film “The Bride of Frankenstein” left off, thrusting guests into chaos as the Bride becomes an unstoppable scientist and begins her mission to revive Frankenstein’s Monster. Her unwavering quest to find eternal life will come at a cost, and guests will soon find themselves entwined in a frenzied battle in their daring attempt to escape. Click here for an electrifying preview of “Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives.”
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Inspired by the 1974 iconic slasher film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” the “Halloween Horror Nights” mazes will depict a harrowing and intense experience as guests try to outrun the maniacal Leatherface and his unrelenting chainsaw. Guests will embark on a killer journey through a series of familiar scenes from the film and eventually fall victim to a family of cannibals. From a dilapidated gas station to an eerie, old farmhouse, they will witness unimaginable horrors around every corner, soon discovering that nowhere is safe from the demented Leatherface. Click here for a sneak peek at “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
Plus, guests at Universal Orlando’s “Halloween Horror Nights” will face another pop culture and horror legend as they brave this year’s event. The destination previously revealed the first haunted house of the season featuring the ‘ghost with the most,’ “Beetlejuice,” based on Warner Bros. Pictures and Tim Burton’s Academy Award-winning horror-fantasy film.
Stay tuned as additional details about “Halloween Horror Nights” at both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood will be revealed soon.
The “Halloween Horror Nights” events begin on Friday, September 3 in Orlando and Thursday, September 9 in Hollywood – and both events run select nights through Sunday, October 31. Select tickets and vacation packages are now on sale for “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Orlando Resort; tickets for the event at Universal Studios Hollywood will be available soon. Due to popular demand, event nights are expected to sell out. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
Let Yourself Woah at Universal Orlando Resort
When you’re ready to Let Yourself Woah, the place to go is Universal Orlando Resort.
For more than 30 years, Universal Orlando has immersed guests in amazing “woah” moments that free them from the stress of their worlds. Across the award-winning destination, they can let go and live in the moment with those they care about most as they embark on incredible theme park adventures, like causing mischief with the Minions from Illumination’s “Despicable Me,” coming face-to-face with ferocious dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, walking the corridors of Hogwarts castle in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and so much more.
Universal Orlando is home to three epic theme parks that feature some of the world’s most exciting and innovative experiences, including Universal’s Islands of Adventure – named the #1 Amusement Park in the World for five years in a row by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice; Universal Studios Florida – home to the most technologically-advanced stunt show yet, The Bourne Stuntacular; and Universal’s Volcano Bay - a tropical oasis like no other that features an actual beach right in the middle of Orlando.
Universal Orlando’s hotels are destinations unto themselves and include the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites & Dockside Inn and Suites. And Universal’s entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers immersive dining and entertainment for every member of the family.
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About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood 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. Attractions 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™”, the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride” featuring the spectacularly realistic Indominus rex dinosaur, and the all-new ride “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” 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 DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.” 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 thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” Universal CityWalk, located adjacent to the theme park, features such popular restaurants as the all-new NBC Sports Grill & Bar, VIVO Italian Kitchen, Antojitos Cocina Mexicana, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Voodoo Doughnut, along with dynamic shopping and entertainment options, including Universal Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres.
Universal Studios Hollywood/Universal CityWalk Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort Health and Safety Guidelines
Please note the CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Guests should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend. People who show no symptoms can spread COVID-19 if they are infected, any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19, and Universal cannot guarantee that guests will not be exposed during their visit. Before visiting, click here to review the safety guidelines for Universal Studios Hollywood and click here to review the safety guidelines for Universal Orlando Resort.