Universal Studios Hollywood Invites Kids to Dress Up in Their Favorite Halloween Costumes and Go Trick-or-Treating with Hello Kitty, Illumination’s Minion Monsters and SpongeBob SquarePants in Theme Park’s First-Ever “Halloween Party” From Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, October 28
Universal City, California, October 23, 2018 – Universal Studios Hollywood hosts its first-ever kid-friendly Halloween celebration, inviting all children 12 years of age and under to don creative costumes to Trick-or-Treat at the theme park along with some of their favorite characters on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 from 10am to 4pm.
Halloween-themed characters located throughout the theme park include Hello Kitty as The Bride of Frankenstein, Illumination’s Minion Monsters, SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star, Scooby Doo and the gang, Curious George, Woody Woodpecker, Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy.
Other entertaining activities include a Halloween Party in the Plaza with a live DJ, music, games and costume showcase. Also, Halloween treat decorating will be available for purchase.
All children 12 years of age and under will receive a free carnival game voucher redeemable at Super Silly Fun Land, located adjacent to the “Despicable Minion Mayhem” ride or Krustyland’s Carnival Games, located adjacent to “The Simpsons™ Ride.”
The Halloween celebration is included in the price of theme park admission to Universal Studios Hollywood. A specially-designed activity map will be provided complementary to help navigate the many memorably-ghoulish moments.
The at-a-glance schedule of events features:
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™” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction and the all-new 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.
KNOTT’S BERRY FARM HONORS U.S. VETERANS, RETIRED AND CURRENT MILITARY PERSONNEL
WITH FREE ADMISSION
NOV 1 – NOV 15, 2018 & NOV 26 – DEC 21, 2018
Knott's Berry Farm pays tribute to U.S. veterans, both retired and current personnel, with free park admission during its Military Tribute Days. This offer is valid to all past and present armed forces personnel and one guest. Six additional tickets may be purchased at a discounted rate of $39 each from November 1 – November 15 and for $45 each from November 26 - December 21. U.S veterans and active military can also take advantage of discounted rates at the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel with a special rate of $105 per night. For information and promotion details, please visit knotts.com.
Current U.S or retired military personnel
November 1 – November 15, 2018 & November 26 – December 21, 2018
Available during park operating hours.
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park CA 90620
World Series Wager Between Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags New England
Sister Parks Vying For Bragging Rights
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — October 22, 2018 — Six Flags Magic Mountain, the “Thrill Capital of the World,” and its sister park, Six Flags New England, have placed a friendly wager on the upcoming World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox. Team Magic will be cheering on the six-time world series champions when they take on the American League champions beginning tomorrow in Boston.
When the Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series title, Six Flags New England will change its classic wooden roller coaster, Thunderbolt, to Dodgers Thunderbolt for the opening weekend of Holiday in the Park®. In addition, the park president, Pete Carmichael, will proudly wear a Dodgers jersey during opening night of Holiday in the Park and the park will fly the Dodgers flag on top of their Scream tower.
If the Dodgers happen to lose, Six Flags Magic Mountain will rename The New Revolution, The Red Sox Revolutionfor Holiday in the Park opening weekend, and park president, Neal Thurman, will wear a Red Sox jersey during opening night. The park will fly a Red Sox flag at the main gate plaza.
The opening pitch of the World Series is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23 at 5:09 PT.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with $1.4 billion in revenue and 25 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 57 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
Universal Studios Hollywood and GRAMMY Award-Winning Guitarist, SLASH
Strike a Chord with an Original Score Composed for
Halloween Horror Nights’ “Universal Monsters” Maze Now Available on Spotify
Click Here to Listen to the Score on Spotify;
Here for a Peek of the “Universal Monsters” Maze
and Here to Purchase Tickets
Universal City, CA, October 18, 2018 – The original score GRAMMY award-winning and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame guitarist, SLASH, released the score composed and produced for Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” maze, “Universal Monsters,” which can now be heard around the world on Spotify, the free music streaming platform..
“Halloween Horror Nights” pays homage to iconic classic Monsters in this new maze by underscoring each of their unique attributes and reimagining them into terrifying modern day characters. The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Dracula’s Bride, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Mummy are among those featured in the maze, to which SLASH composed a unique, complex composition that added a haunting dimension to the experience.
“This maze is the ultimate melding of two great icons, the Universal Classic Monsters and one of the greatest guitarists of all time,” said John Murdy, Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood. “SLASH has great love and respect for these legendary characters, and we knew his unique musical genius would be the perfect ingredient to help bring the Universal Monsters to life as a ‘Living Horror Movie’ for modern day audiences.”
The six original tracks that SLASH composed for the “Universal Monsters” maze, as well as the original track he previously composed for the “Halloween Horror Nights” “Clowns 3D” maze, can be heard here on Spotify and include:
· “We Belong Dead” – inspired by Frankenstein Monster’s immortal line from the explosive finale of The Bride of Frankenstein, this track fuses Gothic themes with a contemporary EDM/Dubstep feel to set the tone for the horrific experience to come.
· “The Danse of the Dead” – inspired by “Danse Macabre,” the late medieval art movement that celebrated “the universality of death” and influenced the famous masquerade ball scene from The Phantom of the Opera, this track sets the stage for the Monster’s Masquerade sequence in the maze.
· “The Final Scare” – this guitar-driven, up-tempo track combines an old school Punk Rock feel with modern electronic sounds to drive the adrenaline-fueled finale of the maze, where multiple monsters attack.
· “Universal Monsters Rising” – SLASH’s signature lead guitar joins with the mournful sound of a tolling church and the sharp, staccato stabs of violins to call guests to the graveyard, where the Universal Monsters are waiting to rise again.
· “The Collection Room/Dracula’s Lair” – composed to accompany The Mummy and Dracula sections of the maze, this track transitions between Middle Eastern and Eastern European instrumentation to help bring to life these two Classic Monsters.
· “Monsters, Maniacs and Madmen (Universal Monsters Maze Medley)” – this compilation track, encompassing several scenes within the maze, takes a single haunting melody and transforms it throughout the arrangement, handing off from piano to guitar, violin, pipe organ and even the synthesized/sampled Opera singer’s voice to create a series of sinister moods.
· “Sweet Licks (music from “Clowns 3D”) – composed for 2014’s “Clowns 3D” maze, “Halloween Horror Night’s” first collaboration with SLASH, this track creates a creepy carnival vibe to help tell the story of a diabolical family of clowns who run a twisted ice cream factory.
“As a fan of horror movies and of ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’ I jumped at the chance to once again collaborate with Universal Studios Hollywood to produce what can be interpreted as a soundtrack for the maze,” said SLASH. “Similar to the way music affects a film, I wanted to compose a score for the legions of infamous characters featured in the maze to elicit a greater sense of terror for the guests. In the end, the goal was to ultimately make the guests feel as if they are playing an integral role in a classic Monster movie.”
SLASH and his band, SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS which features SLASH (guitars), MYLES KENNEDY (lead vocals), TODD KERNS (bass/backing vocals), drummer BRENT FITZ (drums) and rhythm guitarist FRANK SIDORIS (rhythm guitar) just wrapped a sold-out, nationwide, headlining tour in celebration of the release of their new album LIVING THE DREAM. The band’s third full-length release and first new music in over four years, LIVING THE DREAM (Snakepit Records/RoadRunner Records) is available for purchase or streaming:HERE. Fueled by the Top 10 rock song “Driving Rain,” its live-action, animated video as well as the best critical acclaim of their career, LIVING THE DREAM debuted with 10, Top 10 chart placements around the world. The first single “Driving Rain” jumped to #6 this week and climbing--marks the band’s 6th consecutive, Top 10 single at radio and SLASH’s fastest-rising single ever in his solo career. The LOS ANGELES TIMES described LIVING THE DREAM as “his best work since the demise of Velvet Revolver. …full of “unexpected funk, boogie, blues and garage rock influences.” While ROLLING STONE declared the album “a biting blues filigree at the end of a riff, weeping solos full of long notes, boogie-woogie riffs.” Elsewhere, CLASSIC ROCK hailed “the bands third and Best Album, ‘The Great Pretender’ is the album’s masterpiece and one of the best things Slash has ever done.” Read the full Q&A where SLASH and MYLES KENNEDY breakdown LIVING THE DREAM in its entirety HERE.
At its core, “Halloween Horror Nights” is an extension of the horror film legacy originated by Universal Pictures and introduced to audiences in the 1920s…with a staple of classic Universal Monsters that dominated the silver screen, including Dracula, The Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein’s Monster and The Wolf Man.
To hear SLASH’s score in person as part of the “Universal Monsters maze, guest can purchase tickets to visit “Halloween Horror Nights at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com. “Halloween Horror Nights” continues on October 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 31, and November 1-3, 2018.
"Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror. Featuring an all-new slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, “Halloween Horror Nights” will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with spine-chilling haunted attractions as part of Southern California’s most extreme Halloween experience.
For exciting updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visitHollywood.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.
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™” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction and the all-new 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.
Beware the Dark Realm
Beware the Dark Realm: FREE Award Winning Haunt Opens in Santa Clarita CA!
Beware the Dark Realm haunted house is a high intensity walk-through attraction filled with terrifying live monsters, amazing special effects, and incredible sets, based off a medieval castle, making this one of the premiere home haunts in California. When walking through the castle halls and corridors of Beware the Dark Realm you never feel alone.
Beware the Dark Realm’s creators have been haunting since 1971; creating unique haunted horrors in and around the Los Angeles area. This upcoming Halloween season is no exception—with Beware the Dark Realm creating its largest and most detailed haunt in years! Beware the Dark Realm will be opening its castle doors on Saturday October 13th 2018 and will also be open on October 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th from 7:00-10:00pm. Haunt enthusiasts and novices alike are encouraged to come and visit this award winning haunted attraction in Santa Clarita.
The haunt is completely FREE to the public; however the event does help raise funds for the local non-profit SCV Child and Family Center. With your $5.00 donation per person towards the SCV Child and Family Center each guest will receive a front of the line pass! (Front of the line passes can be purchased at the event).
Beware the Dark Realm has not only been awarded numerous Haunted Attraction awards throughout California and across the nation, but they are also being featured in the upcoming documentary –Epic Home Haunts! Recently they were also named a top ten haunt in California by The Scare Factor. Beware the Dark Realm has been said to be a must see attraction that rivals any professional theme park maze.
Be sure to check out Beware the Dark Realm this Halloween season!
Beware the Dark Realm will be open on October 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th from 7:00-10:00pm
Children under ten years of age are not encouraged to attend this event.
For more information about Beware the Dark Realm, please visit www.bewarethedarkrealm.com or on Facebook at ww.facebook.com/bewarethedarkrealm
You can also find Beware the Dark Realm on other various forms of social media like Instagram @BewaretheDarkRealm