The Cast of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” Comes Face-to-Face with the Demogorgon
During a Recent Visit to the “Stranger Things” Maze at
Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights”
Terrifying Maze Inspired by “Stranger Things” Turns Upside Down for the First Time Ever at
Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore
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Universal City, CA and Orlando, Fla, September 25, 2018 – Things turned upside down when cast from Netflix’s “Stranger Things” took a terrifying spin through the “Stranger Things” maze at Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights,” coming face to face with the show’s most iconic scenes and life-sized predatory Demogorgon.
Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield) and Priah Ferguson (Erica Sinclair) visited Universal Studios Hollywood to attend the event’s red carpet premiere, surprise fans and step into the Upside Down to experience the all-new “Stranger Things” maze.
Their reactions were priceless. Collectively the group was in awe, characterizing the maze as an exact replica of the show and referencing their close call with the Demogorgon as “freaking awesome,” “really great” and “so scary.” Video of the cast experiencing the maze can be seen here.
“Halloween Horror Nights” continues on select nights through November 3 in Hollywood and Orlando, and on select nights through October 31 in Singapore.
For the first time ever, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore are partnering with Netflix to bring “Stranger Things” to life at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” events. Fans of the series will get the chance to brave the Upside Down and confront the supernatural as each park debuts all-new mazes inspired by season one of the critically-acclaimed series.
For more information and to purchase tickets for “Halloween Horror Nights “at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Singapore, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA RESORT
RETURNS FOR A HOWLING GOOD TIME WITH ITS ANNUAL BRICK-OR-TREAT PARTY NIGHTS
Brick-or-Treat Party Nights, presented by Disguise Costumes, is returning with exciting entertainment, sweeter treats and even more not-so-spooky thrills this year every Saturday night (Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, & 27). LEGOLAND® California transforms into a monster mash bash for the ultimate family fun Halloween party featuring Ghost Cruise adventure, a new pop-badge challenge, a fall festival complete with a LEGO® pumpkin patch building activity, Bluegrass Band Jamboree and a special LEGO Friends meet and greet in Heartlake City, where kids can decorate their own craft and more!
Brick-or-Treat Party Nights is a special event and admission can be purchased for as low as $54 if purchased online in advance. Special event ticket holders can enjoy costume contests, trick-or-treating at stations filled with tasty goodies and other surprises, festive music and live entertainment. LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE® aquarium are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on select dates throughout October and LEGOLAND® Water Park is open weekends 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. through October 27. With special event admission to Brick-or-Treat Party Nights on September 29, October 6, 13, 20 and 27, guests can extend their day until 9 p.m. at both LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE aquarium to enjoy all of the Halloween festivities-plus- add on a second day Resort Hopper ticket to extend the fun all weekend long. For exclusive savings and more information, visit www.BRICKORTREAT.com or call 760-918-5346.
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
LEGOLAND® California Resort, Carlsbad
Nights of the Jack A Halloween Jack O' Lantern Experience comes to Los Angeles beginning October 11th
CALABASAS WELCOMES THEIR FIRST ANNUAL ‘NIGHTS OF THE JACK’: A
HALLOWEEN JACK O’LANTERN EXPERIENCE
Los Angeles residents and celebrities alike are expected to visit thousands of
hand-carved pumpkins and celebrate Calabasas’ history
Calabasas, CA- SEPTEMBER 2018: Television Production and Event Industry veterans Ben Biscotti, Tony Schubert and Bobby Rossi have come together to provide Angelenos with one Halloween experience they won’t want to miss. Set to take place in Calabasas this October, the greater Los Angeles area will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a Halloween wonderland filled with thousands of hand-carved Jack O’ Lanterns in a carefully selected location with incredible historical significance. Legend has it that in 1824, at the top of the Calabasas grade on the original El Camino Real, a rancher from Oxnard spilled a wagonload of
pumpkins while en route to Los Angeles. Sometime later, hundreds of pumpkin seeds sprouted alongside the road. As a result of the surprising event, the area was dubbed Las Calabasas—"the place where the pumpkins fell.” Nights of The Jack, a must-see Halloween experience will delight visitors of all ages by bringing thousands of one-of-a-kind hand-carved pumpkins to life at King Gillette Ranch.
Nights Of The Jack will be more than your traditional Halloween attraction. Vast grounds of intricately hand-carved and illuminated pumpkins will welcome visitors as they make their way through the half-mile trail around the ranch and will be open to enchant Los Angeles residents and tourists alike all month long. Over 20 themed installations will be showcased thanks to thousands of hand-carving hours; including, a Land of Dinosaurs that will spotlight a massive Brontosaurus, an enormous T-Rex, a Triceratops that you won’t want to miss, and more. The Under the Sea installation will be complete with sharks, turtles, jellyfish and other sea creatures for everyone to enjoy. Other theme installations will include fairy tale characters, sports legends, Halloween classics and of course, no Los Angeles celebration would be complete without a treasure trove of celebrity themed jack o’ lanterns spanning the generations. The event will be open for over 20 select nights with various ticketed time slots, attendees are encouraged to visit the site immediately to purchase tickets for the season taking place October 11th through November 4th.
Master Carver Billy Bywater stated, "I'm very excited to unveil Nights Of The Jack for all of Los Angeles to enjoy. It has been an amazing show to create and probably our best work yet! I hope visitors enjoy the creations that we have brought to life exclusively for this Halloween season."
The grounds will also feature additional surprises from live carvers, a pumpkin patch, themed gift shop, seasonal food, beverages and more.
“We are thrilled to launch the inaugural Nights of the Jack this year in Calabasas,” said the Nights of the Jack founding team comprised of Ben Biscotti, Tony Schubert and Bobby Rossi in a joint statement. “We look forward to entertaining everyone with an immersive Halloween experience that appeals to families, adults and children of all ages. We intend for this to be a new Halloween tradition in LA for years to come and enjoyed by all,” the entrepreneurs concluded.
Dates: Nights of the Jack will be open to the public from October 11th through November 4th
Times: Daily, from 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: King Gillette Ranch: 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302
Related Links: www.nightsofthejack.com
Price: Tickets are available for purchase at $25 for adults (13 years old and up) and $20 for children (4 years to 12 years old), children 0 to 3 years old are free. Each ticket will grant you access to the event at the day and time of selected slot.
About Nights Of The Jack
Nights Of The Jack is a Halloween jack 0’ lantern event tailored for all ages. The immersive experience showcases thousands of hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins, situated throughout the stunning property at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, CA. The location was handpicked because of its historical nod to pumpkins. The team behind this Halloween happening is a partnership comprised of production and hospitality industry veterans including, Ben Biscotti, Co- Founder & President of 1iota Productions, Award-winning event planner & designer Tony Schubert of Event Eleven, hospitality & marketing impresario Bobby Rossi of Bungalow 8 & Rec Room. This same team executed the first annual Rosé Day LA in 2018 to much acclaim.
The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Rises from the Depths
for Darkest Season Yet Sept. 27 - Nov 2
NEW Interactive Maze Paths, NEW Reimagined Event Footprint, Extreme
Aerial & Fire Shows, New Maze Designs, More Ultimate Scream Tours, More Secret Bars, More Private Lairs, More Twisted Spirits
Southern California’s most terrifyingly authentic haunt, the Queen Mary's Dark Harbor, will once again rise from the depths for 23 nights of terror Sept. 27 through Nov. 2 with six reimagined mazes, an entirely NEW park footprint, along with NEW maze designs, INTERACTIVE alternate paths, THRILLING live entertainment and, FOUR new secret bars to discover. The infamous spirits of The Ringmaster, Scary Mary, The Iron Master, Chef, The Captain, Samuel the Savage, Half-Half Henry, Voodoo Priestess, Graceful Gale, and hundreds of bloodcurdling spirits that are ready to scare those who dare for the haunt’s most frighteningly immersive season yet.
Sept. 27 through Nov. 2, select nights
The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
NEWLY-INTENSIFIED RETURNING MAZES:
ADDITIONAL ENTERTAINMENT AND ATTRACTIONS:
Parking starts at $20 per vehicle.
About the Queen Mary
Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include Sir Winston’s, Chelsea Chowder House, Promenade Café, Observation Bar, as well as, a weekly award-winning Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum with various daily tours, and currently the ship is featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess Exhibit and the Their Finest Hours: Winston Churchill and the Queen Mary Exhibition. The Queen Mary features 35,000 square feet of event space in 13 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square- foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 347 staterooms including nine suites. For more information or for reservations, visit www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.
DOLLYWOOD’S GREAT PUMPKIN LUMINIGHTS GROWS IN 2018
Popular event expands after last season’s glowing reviews
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, October 24, 2018) — The glow grows during the return of Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana. An overwhelming guest-favorite last season, Great Pumpkin LumiNights returns with several new immersive displays, exciting activities and an expanded footprint more than twice the size of 2017’s version. Additionally, the Harvest Festival itself grows with six additional operating days for families to enjoy.
Dollywood opens every day Sept. 28- Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. giving guests more time to enjoy the festive fall fun of harvest time in the Smokies. After the glowing reviews of last year’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights, Dollywood officials knew the event was ripe for growth. Last year’s popular pumpkin displays—like the pumpkin spider and the pumpkin dance party—are joined in 2018 by a number of elaborate, new additions, including a couple of Dolly Parton-inspired displays.
The Plaza at Wilderness Pass serves as a centerpiece for the event with an area for character interaction, additional displays—and the focal point—a 40 ft. tall pumpkin tree. With the addition of Great Pumpkin LumiNights to the Harvest Festival in 2017, a number of families created new traditions and memories they’ll share forever, something Parton expected to happen once she first saw the renderings for the initial event.
“We knew families were going to love all those glowing pumpkins last year,” she explained, “but with the way they responded, we found they were looking for a different and fun, family-friendly way to spend time together during this special time of year; Great Pumpkin LumiNights was certainly it. That’s why we’re givin’ them even more to love during this year’s festival. During the day, they can see all those beautiful colors God has painted across the mountains, and at night, they can experience the fun of a Smoky Mountain harvest.”
Families will bask in the glow of thousands of intricately-carved pumpkins as they wander through displays throughout Dollywood’s Timber Canyon, Wilderness Pass and upper Craftsman’s Valley areas. Beyond the impressive displays, guests can find a number of exciting activities to create thrilling memories together. With so many carved pumpkins needed to create Great Pumpkin LumiNights, Dollywood has “pumpkin artists” who will host demonstrations to help guests learn how to produce the perfect pumpkin masterpiece.
Alongside Great Pumpkin LumiNights, the biggest names in Southern gospel music visit the park for the Southern Gospel Jubilee. Thanks to the additional operating days, more than 625 individual Southern gospel performances take place on stages throughout the park throughout the run of the festival—making it the biggest Southern gospel event in America. It’s very fitting for the music icon who got her start singing in church with her family.
“You really can say my career started back in those days when we’d visit all those small country churches just singin’ about God,” Parton said. “That music is close to my heart, so I’m truly proud we’re able to offer our guests so many opportunities to hear this great music during the Harvest Festival at Dollywood.”
Dollywood celebrates Smoky Mountain crafts all year with the park’s well-known master craftsmen. During the Harvest Festival, however, more than 30 visiting artisans from across the country bring their wares and share their talents with Dollywood guests. Craft demonstrations include textile art, inspirational jewelry, loom weaving, paper marbling, bentwood boxes, rug hooking, fiddle making, dulcimer making, and much more.
For more information about Dollywood’s Harvest Festival featuring Southern Gospel Jubilee and Great Pumpkin LumiNights, please visit www.dollywood.com, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD, or download the Dollywood App.
About The Dollywood Company: A highly-awarded and widely-recognized leader in the amusement industry, The Dollywood Company consists of the 150-acre Dollywood theme park; the 35-acre Dollywood’s Splash Country; Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa; and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins. As unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton, Dollywood is the 2010 Applause Award winner, the theme park industry’s highest accolade; winner of more than 35 Golden Ticket Awards; and recipient of 26 Brass Ring Awards for Live Entertainment (more than any other theme park in the world). The park is located near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which celebrated record attendance in 2017. Dollywood was named a top three US theme park by USA Today in 2014 and 2017. Dollywood is open nine months a year (late March through early January) and offers rides and attractions, shows, and crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region. Dollywood’s Splash Country, recognized by the Travel Channel and TripAdvisor as one of the country’s most beautiful water parks and named 2009’s Must-See Waterpark by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, operates from mid-May to Labor Day. Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, which received the 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, provides guests spectacular mountain views and family-friendly amenities next door to Dollywood theme park and Dollywood’s Splash Country. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins offers luxurious cabin accommodations overlooking Dollywood. For more information, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit dollywood.com. Operating days and hours vary.