BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO TREATS GOBLINS AND GOOLS TO A MONTH-LONG HAIR-RAISING CELEBRATION
Fearsome Feedings, Boo-tiful Photos Ops, a Spooky Stroll, Pumpkin Carvings, and Other Fang-tastic Fun Can be Experienced Every Weekend in October
SPONSORED BY 99 CENTS ONLY STORES
This Halloween season, BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO invites guests to feed their imaginations with skin crawling fun and spooktacular learning throughout the entire month of October, beginning Monday, October 1, and continuing through Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proudly sponsored by 99 Cents Only Stores, Boo at the L.A. Zoo activities are free with paid Zoo admission. Check www.lazoo.org/BOO for details and schedule.
Weekend activities include up close encounters and demonstrations with the zoos most fearsome, frightening, and misunderstood residents along with fun animal feedings. Plant eaters will relish “Creature Treats” such as pumpkins, while carnivores will devour their favorite fare – carcasses and bones - during “Fearsome Feedings.” (Parental discretion advised for the latter.) Additional merry-not-scary activities include “Swazzle’s Monster Menagerie" interactive puppet show; Mad Science Show featuring jaw-dropping demonstrations; pumpkin carving demonstrations; a spooky stroll where one can enjoy Halloween activities, mini pumpkin patch, and capture frightfully good snaps at the many Boo-tiful photo ops along the way. On Saturdays, October 20 and 27, and Sundays, October 21 and 28, the Halloween bash offers creepy crafts, roaming characters, and traditional trick-or-treat stations throughout the grounds.
Back by popular demand, BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO OVERNIGHT returns Saturday, October 27, 2018 for another hair-raising sleepover with spooky ghost stories, a guided nighttime tour of the Zoo that includes the colorful history of Griffith Park and its nocturnal inhabitants, plus interactive activities, early morning tour, and an animal presentation. Dinner, s’mores snack, and continental breakfast are included. This program is available to all families and children of all ages. Program begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018 and ends Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $100 per person, purchase here: https://tinyurl.com/y8rug7pq.
Monday, October 1, and continuing through Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens,
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Admission to the Los Angeles Zoo is $21 for general admission (ages 13 to 61), $18 for seniors (ages 62+), and $16 for children (ages 2 to 12). No ticket is required for children under 2. Admission for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members is free.
The landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing 1.8 million visitors each year, is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), whose members meet rigorous professional standards for animal welfare and has achieved renown as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife.
KNOTT’S SCARY FARM OPENS TONIGHT
SEP 20TH – OCT 31ST FOR SELECT NIGHTS
The 46TH Season of Knott’s Scary Farm Turns Nightmares into Reality
WHAT: The nightmare-filled world of Knott’s Scary Farm opens tonight for its 46th season with a completely transformed park that brings terror to life as the largest immersive Halloween experience in Southern California. Every inch of the park is covered with hidden frights, prowling creatures, new spine-chilling scares, and terrifying twists. Tonight, Knott’s Scary Farm awakens the most hellish nightmares by unleashing 14 haunted attractions including new mazes and frightful scare zones that place guests face-to-face with monstrous creatures and a world of horror.
Knott's Scary Farm opens for 25 horrifying nights from September 20 – October 31, on select nights. New and original scares are in store for this season starting tonight as the park debuts two grueling never-before-seen mazes and the birth of a new hair-raising scare zone.
New for 2018:
This season new horrors are in store with the terrorizing maze Dark Entities, teleport beyond earth and into the darkness of deep space where an extraterrestrial mutation has invaded the station and is on the prowl for new hosts. Or tunnel into The Depthsmaze where visitors descend into an underground cave to search for the missing mining crew that villager’s whisper no man has ever resurfaced. A new unearthly scare zone has emerged from the lake beneath Silver Bullet as mysterious creatures have awakened from their crypts to drag unsuspecting victims to their watery graves in Forsaken Lake.
In addition to this year’s mazes and haunted attractions line-up, Knott’s Scary Farm is debuting two-all new shows that will keep guests on the edge of their seats. In HACKS – Cutting Room Floor, the unique, twisted, improvised comedy antics of “Hacks” are back at Knott’s Scary Farm performing at the Charles M. Schulz Theatre. This time around, they have taken over a run-down movie theater and with the help of the audience and lots of “B” horror films, they create on the spot, a Halloween show that will have you screaming with laughter.
The Bird Cage Theatre has once again become the home of comedy and magic in CONJURES – Magic and Mirth in the Bird Cage Theatre. Join award-winning magicians and Fox’s Masters of Illusion regulars as they take the stage to amaze and amuse. Witness magicians Dana Daniels, Taylor Hughes, and Chipper Lowell front and center as they perform on select nights. Plus, a new non-stop dance party that resides at Fiesta Village with AWAKEN THE DEAD, where guests can jam to the most popular songs.
Dark Ride - Journey through an abandoned carnival ride where cruel carny folk still linger in the shadows. Inside the abandoned attraction they have created a world of terror which they plan to unleash on those who enter.
Trick-or-Treat: Lights Out - Returning darker and more twisted than ever step inside the Green Witch’s home by venturing through the blacked out building armed with only a faulty flashlight in Trick or Treat: Lights Out.
Shadow Lands - Enter the hair-raising Shadow Lands maze and fight off demon samurais whose souls are cursed to rot within the depths of purgatory.
Pumpkin Eater - Survive the wrath of the murderous 7-foot tall creature, Pumpkin Eater, as he’s on the prowl for his next victim in the town he continues to terrorize.
Special Ops: Infected - Enlist to fight the zombie apocalypse in an all-out war against the undead in the interactive experience, Black Ops: Infected, which has been unleased in the city.
PARANORMAL, INC - Guests are invited to investigate a haunted hospital of Hayden
Hill where the patients were tortured for decades by deranged doctors and nurses.
Red Barn - Take a trip to a blood-soaked barn filled with carnivorous animals seeking to prey on human flesh in Red Barn maze.
The Hanging - The Citizens of Calico face their toughest foes yet, the censors, in this live stage show that looks back at the year’s pop culture with some killer comedy. Notorious for its special effects and high-flying stunts, The Hanging is a no holds barred assault on pop culture’s most infamous moments of the past year. A must see parody!
WHEN: This year, the event returns September 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 October 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31. Knott's Scary Farm is open 7:00 pm – 1:00 am select Thursdays, Sundays, Monday and Halloween Night and 7:00 pm – 2:00 am Fridays and Saturdays.
WHERE: Knott’s Berry Farm- 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620
Knott's Scary Farm has welcomed millions of visitors over the past 46 years and has become an institution in the Southern California theme park landscape. Due to the explicit and frightening nature of the event, it is not recommended for children under 13. This year's Knott's Scary Farm experience is where nightmares never end!
For more information on Knott’s Scary Farm please visit knottsscaryfarm.com; or join the conversation by using #ScaryFarm on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
New Haunted Houses and new extreme 17+ realm - there is #NowhereToHide at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Tampa, Fla. (Sept. 20, 2018) – Tampa’s premier Halloween event returns for 19 menacing nights starting Friday, September 21, at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream®. From terrifying new houses and scare zones to creepers on coasters, an air of fear will consume the park until there is nowhere to hide.
Howl-O-Scream 2018 returns with new houses designed to terrify, including:
NEW! Insomnia - Every door in this haunted asylum leads to your worst nightmare and the doctor is accepting new patients. Fears turn into fate as victims are forced to stay awake and receive twisted treatments from demented doctors.
NEW! Simon’s Slaughterhouse – By merely stepping inside, you have agreed to play Simon’s sick and twisted games. Entering this horrifying realm requires a journey through the Meat Market where cannibalistic creatures feast on the weak as they add to their Monster Menu of human hors d'oeuvres. Due to the intensity of Simon’s Slaughterhouse and the Meat Market, this area of the park is suggested for a 17 and older audience.
Howl-O-Scream 2018 runs select nights from Sept. 21 through Oct. 28. Operating event hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. This year, tickets start at $39.99, plus tax and exclusive offers are available for Busch Gardens® Pass Members. For the extreme Howl-O-Scream fanatic, a Front Line Fear pass grants access to all haunted houses and special discount offers throughout the park. Front Line Fear is available each event night for $35.
For a full list of houses, scare zones, ticket offers and upgrades, visit HowlOScream.com for more information on this year’s event. Follow Howl-O-Scream on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter andYouTube and join the conversation using #NowhereToHide.
Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. This year's event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore, and blood. Howl-O-Scream 2018 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, one of the country's premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, and live shows and events, providing unrivaled experiences for guests of every age. For more information, visitBuschGardensTampaBay.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.
Popular Daytime Halloween Celebration Returns Weekends
September 22 – October 28
ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. , 2018) – Halloween Spooktacular returns to SeaWorld Orlando this fall on September 22. Guests of all ages can join everyone’s favorite furry friends from Sesame Street as The Count, Elmo, Abby and others take the stage in “Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween.” Families will also enjoy a Halloween Dance Party and meet whimsical characters inspired by the sea. For this special event, children can dress in their Halloween costumes and take part in fun-filled trick-or-treating in the park.
The daytime Halloween fun takes place every Saturday and Sunday starting September 22 through October 28, 2018 and is included with park admission. Event hours are 11 a.m. to park close.
Halloween Spooktacular Highlights Include:
Upgrades to Your Spooktacular Day at Seaworld
Best Way to Play:
For Spooktacular event days on Saturdays and Sundays through October 28, children between the ages of 3 and 9 will receive a free ticket when a full-paid adult single-day ticket is purchased.
Just Around the Corner:
For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets and passes, visit . Events and times are subject to change. Follow SeaWorld Orlando on , and the for the latest park updates and information.
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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
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.
“Halloween Horror Nights” Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood,Kicking Off Southern California’s Most Extreme Halloween Event
Select Nights from September 14 – November 3, 2018
Universal City, CA, September 14, 2018 – Legendary Hollywood icon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo from Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” GRAMMY® Award-winning musician SLASH, filmmaker Jason Blum (The First Purge, Get Out), director Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat) and filmmaker Eli Roth (The House with Clocks in Its Walls, Hostel) were among the stars on the red carpet to celebrate the opening of “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood.
“Halloween Horror Nights,” Southern California’s most extreme Halloween event, continues on September 15-16, 20-22, 26-30, October 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 31, and November 1-3, 2018.
Other celebrities attending the event premiere included Priah Ferguson, Sadie Sink and Jake Busey from Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” Vanessa Hudgens (Dog Days, “So You Think You Can Dance”), musician Travis Barker, Lex Scott Davis (The First Purge), Gabriel Chavarria (“The Purge”), Jessica Garza (“The Purge”), Quinn Lord (Trick ‘r Treat), Danielle Harris and director Dwight Little from Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Oliver Robins (Poltergeist), Chandler Riggs (“The Walking Dead”), Pollyanna McIntosh (“The Walking Dead”), Kyla Kenedy (“Speechless,” “The Walking Dead”), Jaime Camill (“Jane the Virgin”), Emma Kenny (“The Connors”), Ariel Winter (“Modern Family”), Nolan Gould (“Modern Family”), Violett Beane (Truth or Dare), Matthew Bohrer (Unfriended), Moses Storm (Unfriended), Olympic Gold Medalist, Chloe Kim, Cody Christian (“All American”), the Jabbawockeez award-winning hip hop dance crew, Angélica Vale, Angélica Maria, and John Murdy, Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood.
This year’s terrifying lineup of “Halloween Horror Nights” lineup mazes and attractions includes:
Tickets can be purchased at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com. Advance purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out. Following are the various tickets options:
For exciting updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit Hollywood.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.
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