From Candy Apples with Scissors to the Mind Flayer’s Milkshake and the Slimer’s Dog, Universal Studios Hollywood Adds Bite to its Creepy Cuisine Inspired by this Year’s Slate of
“Halloween Horror Nights” Mazes
“Universal Monsters” Inspired Merchandise from Acclaimed Graffiti Artist Tristan Eaton
and ‘80s Themed Collectables Debut at this Year’s Seasonal Event
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Universal City, CA, September 26, 2019 – Universal Studios Hollywood invites guests to take a bite out of “Halloween Horror Nights” with its menacing menu of creepy cuisine and merchandise inspired by this year’s slate of terrifying new mazes.
Fans of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” can enjoy a taste of the Starcourt Mall’s favorites, including Scoops Ahoy ice-cream, as featured in Season 3, to savor the Mind Flayer’s Milkshake, a black chocolate treat topped with strawberry sauce, chocolate whipped cream, crushed Oreos®, a black waffle cone and black licorice tentacles. Or, they can opt for Eleven’s Waffle Sundae, an inventive ice cream sundae featuring mini waffles, vanilla ice cream, strawberry sauce, jelly beans, chocolate chips and Reese’s® Pieces®.
Other “Stranger Things”-inspired treats include: the Demo-Dog, a quarter-pound hot dog topped with beef chili, cheddar cheese sauce, crushed Flamin’ Hot® Cheetos®, sour cream and scallions, served with a side of tater tots; Benny’s Burger, a juicy beef burger topped with cheddar cheese served on a brioche bun with ketchup, mustard and pickles and served with a side of tater tots; The Upside Down Burger, this signature “upside down” burger features cheddar cheese sauce and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos served on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomatoes with a side of tater tots; and the Demogorgon’s Totcho, this dangerously delicious snack piles up tater tots, doused in spicy queso, chili, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, sour cream and scallions for delicious twist on classic nachos.
Ghostbusters-inspired eats include: Zuul’s Egg Sandwich, a warm fried egg, juicy turkey sausage and cheddar cheese sandwiched in a brioche bun with chipotle aioli and caramelized onions; Slimer’s Dog, a quarter-pound hot dog dripping in green slime and topped with roasted peppers; the Firehouse Hot Chicken Bites, crispy chicken bites with Nashville sauce, coleslaw and picked piled on crispy Texas toast; Loaded Mac n Cheese, pasta with cheddar cheese sauce, bacon, roasted peppers and scallions; and Cola Battered Corn Dog, a quarter-pound corn dog with cola batter, cherry ketchup and cherry Pop Rocks®. A special “Ghostbusters” Muon Trap popular bin, perfect for catching ghosts in the maze, is also available.
Signature Us favorites include iconic Red Candy Apples affixed with scissors and served at a carnival-inspired stand, reminiscent of the fateful Santa Cruz Boardwalk, as featured in the film. Additionally, a Killer Klowns from Outer Space-inspired Kotton Kandy Cocoon Doughnut, a yeast raised raspberry filled doughnut with pink vanilla frosting encased in pink cotton candy and garnished with a swirly straw, will be available for horror fans.
Voodoo Doughnut at Universal CityWalk also joins in on the Halloween festivities with the introduction of weekly specialty doughnuts, including Jack-O-Lantern, Tombstone and Frankenstein designs.
Guests looking to commemorate their “Halloween Horror Nights” experience can choose from a variety of collectibles themed to this year’s must visit event.
Retro chic items include ‘80s inspired VHS tapes filled with “Halloween Horror Nights” and “Ghostbusters”-themed socks, “Ghostbusters” Slimer replicas, “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” cotton candy props and “Creepshow” masks.”
This year, acclaimed graffiti artist Tristan Eaton and apparel brand The Hundreds have collaborated to create exclusive “Universal Monsters” themed merchandise including skateboards, sweatshirts, t-shirts and tote bags.
Here’s a quick snapshot of this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” mazes and attractions:
This year’s event dates are: September 26-29, October 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 31, and November 1-3, 2019. Advanced purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out. Tickets can be purchased at https://hollywood.halloweenhorrornights.com/.
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.
About Universal Studios Hollywood
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. 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™”, and the all-new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride.” 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: 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 thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” 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.
Special Offers Invite Canadian Residents to Enjoy Discount on Theme Park Tickets for Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort
ANAHEIM, Calif./LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Sept. 25, 2019) – With a magical holiday season just around the corner and even more excitement planned for both resorts in 2020, this is a great time to visit Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. To make a visit even more magical, Canadian residents are now invited to take advantage of special ticket discounts.
Starting today and continuing into February 2020, Canadian residents can save 20% on theme park tickets when they purchase a 3-day or longer Disneyland Resort theme park ticket* or a 4-day or longer Walt Disney World Resort theme park ticket**. This value option is a great way to experience new magic across both destinations. Here are some additional details on these special offers:
For more information about these special ticket offers, visit Disneyland.ca/ticketsor Disneyworld.ca/tickets.
New magical experiences coming to both coasts this year and throughout 2020 make this a great time for Canadian residents to start planning their next Disney vacation:
WHAT: The Inaugural SeaWorld Rescue Run
WHEN: Saturday, January 25, 2020
WHERE: SeaWorld Orlando
DETAILS: The inaugural SeaWorld Rescue Run will have runners enjoying the relaxing ambiance of the park's picturesque pathways and catch a glimpse of SeaWorld's animals before they cross the finish line at Shamu Stadium.
Race amenities include:
· Inaugural SeaWorld's Rescue Run Finisher's medal for Fun Run participants
· Commemorative SeaWorld's Rescue Run Race T-Shirt (adult sizes and unisex)
· Commemorative SeaWorld's Rescue Run Water Bottle
· Finish Line Festival with food and refreshments
· Kids Fun Run inside SeaWorld Orlando near Shamu Stadium with a Finisher's medal
· Free Race Day parking
· Post-race Killer Whale Show (limited spectator tickets)
· And more SeaWorld surprises
This family-friendly fun run benefits the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Since its inception in 2003, the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has provided well over $17 million in grants to over 1,200 organizations - from global organizations to grassroots groups.
Learn more here: seaworld.com/orlando/events/seaworlds-rescue-run/
Navigate a Spine-Chilling Journey of Chaos & Dread in Dark Harbor’s Newest Maze: ROGUE; Sink to Never-Before-Seen Depths of the Historically Haunted Ship at Door 13 & The Boiler Room
Tickets on Sale Now
Southern California’s most terrifyingly authentic haunt, the Queen Mary's Dark Harbor, will once again rise from the depths for its 10th season for 23-nights of terror September 26 through November 2, 2019. Brace for impact for Dark Harbor’s most anticipated season yet with 6 mazes- including the all-new ROGUE Maze, 13 bars, fire shows, aerialists, sliders, Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Sinister Swings, Panic! 4-D Experience, zombie DJs, Barrel Room Tastings, R.I.P. Lounge, and much more.
Sept. 26 through Nov. 2, select nights
The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
General admission tickets start at $20 online
General Admission + Fast Fright starts at $74
General Admission + Evil Express starts at $94
General Admission + Evil Express + Ultimate Scream starts at $209
RIP Lounge Passports start at $39 (Admission not Included)
Email VIP@EpicEntertainmentGroup.com for details on Creepy Cabana & Private Patios
To purchase tickets, visit queenmary.com
For more information: https://www.queenmary.com/calendar-of-events/dark-harbor/parking/
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Tuesday, September 24, 2019) — Family-friendly fall fun is back at Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana, thanks to the return of Great Pumpkin LumiNights. Now in its third season, Great Pumpkin LumiNights expands again this year by growing the glow to Wildwood Grove.
An overwhelming guest-favorite since it was introduced in 2017, Great Pumpkin LumiNights recently was named the country’s Best Theme Park Halloween Event in the 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards. This year, Great Pumpkin LumiNights includes an expanded footprint into Wildwood Grove, new harvest-themed experiences, food and merchandise; as well as activities that are enjoyable for even the youngest guests.
Dollywood’s Harvest Festival runs Sept. 27- Nov. 2 (closed Tuesday, Oct. 22 & Tuesday, Oct. 29) with park operating hours each day from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., providing guests more time to enjoy harvest time in the Smokies. Popular pumpkin displays from past events return—like the pumpkin spider, pumpkin dance party and Dolly-inspired displays— while Wildwood Grove joins the fun for the first time with a harvest experience at The Wildwood Tree.
The Plaza at Wilderness Pass again 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 featuring larger-than-life carved pumpkins. Families bask in the glow of thousands of intricately-carved pumpkins as they wander through displays in Dollywood’s Timber Canyon, Wilderness Pass, Wildwood Grove and upper Craftsman’s Valley areas. Beyond the impressive displays, guests can find a number of exciting activities to create thrilling memories together.
“I’m so glad to hear families are just lovin’ Great Pumpkin LumiNights,” Dolly Parton said. “When I was a kid, we’d love to get pumpkins, scoop out all those guts from the inside and carve these beautiful masterpieces—at least us kids thought they were masterpieces! But, it makes me just feel good to know families are able to spend time together exploring during what really is the most beautiful time of year in the Smokies.”
While Great Pumpkin LumiNights lights up Dollywood each evening, the biggest names in Southern gospel music lift their voices each day as part of the Southern Gospel Jubilee. Guests can experience more than 600 individual Southern gospel performances on stages throughout the park during the run of the festival. It’s the largest Southern gospel event in America, fitting for the music icon who got her start singing in churches around the Smokies.
“God truly does turn the Smokies into His own personal coloring book during the fall,” Parton added. “And nothing fits so well with those colorful fall mountains than the uplifting Southern gospel songs that fill the air with powerful praise for Him. I’m proud we’re able to have some of the best Southern gospel singers here during the Harvest Festival.”
Headlining acts include The Martins (Sept. 27-28), The McKameys (Oct. 4-5), Ernie Haase and Signature Sound (Oct. 12-13), The Isaacs (Oct. 18-19), Karen Peck and New River (Oct. 20-21), Gold City (Oct. 27-28) and many more. A complete schedule of artists, show times and stage locations is available at Dollywood.com.
Dollywood celebrates Smoky Mountain crafts all year with the park’s well-known master craftsmen. During the Harvest Festival, however, more than two dozen visiting artisans from across the country provide in-depth demonstrations including woodworking, chainsaw carvings, fiddle-making and more. Guests can find inspirational jewelry, historic handmade games, pottery, hand-painted Christmas ornaments, and even Windsor chairs available for purchase.
Autumn in the Smokies also provides a bountiful harvest of crops that allows Dollywood’s culinary team an opportunity to showcase their skills with a menu full of fall favorites. Guests can find traditional items like cabbage rolls, pierogies, sausage sandwiches, skillet potatoes, apple cider and fried apple pies. A number of new tasty treats also are on the menu, including chicken Applewood pasta, Reuben wontons, candy corn cider and chocolate chip cookie pizza.
For more information about Dollywood’s Harvest Festival featuring Southern Gospel Jubilee and Great Pumpkin LumiNights, please visit 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, and has been named a top three US theme park by USA Today on multiple occasions. Dollywood is open nine months a year (mid-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.