10/30/2019 0 Comments
Academy Award®-Winning Actress Lupita Nyong’o and Star of Jordan Peele’s, Us, Visits Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” to Experience the Terrifying “Us” Maze and Reprise Her Infamous Role as Red to the Delight of Guests
Universal City, CA, October 30, 2019 – Lupita Nyong’o, star of Universal Pictures and Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele’s, Us, surprised guests on Saturday, October 26, when the Academy Award® winning actress reprised her role as Red within the popular “Us” maze at Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights.”
The actress donned her character’s recognizable red jumpsuit and fingerless leather gloves as she reenacted her critically-acclaimed role as Red, baiting the many unsuspecting guests entering the infamous classroom scene, artfully recreated from the film….and the results were diabolical.
Lupita, accompanied by her family, also summoned her inner strength to experience the terrifying “Us” maze first-hand, coming face to face with the doppelgängers she portrayed in the movie.
Click here to watch Lupita tour the “Us” maze and reprise her role as Red, and here for select images.
Tickets are still available for remaining “Halloween Horror Nights” dates: October 30-31 and November 1-3 and can be purchased at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
The “Us” maze is also part of “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Orlando Resort.
Featuring the unnerving labyrinth of underground tunnels that stretch from coast to coast below America, to the disorienting and the ominous uprising of “The Tethered”— doppelgängers of every living man, woman and child in the country—the “Us” maze places guests at the heart of this living nightmare where they quickly realize they are their own worst enemy.
The journey begins circa 1986 as guests follow in the footsteps of the young girl they first meet as Adelaide Wilson as she innocently ventures through a mirror funhouse at the Santa Cruz boardwalk and has a fateful and traumatic encounter with her tethered doppelgänger, an event that will forever alter both of their lives. The harrowing experience then transitions to present day, thrusting guests into the chaos of “The Tethered” uprising as they emerge from their tunnels to murder their privileged doubles in a nationwide coordinated act of rebellion.
"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. This year’s event features 10 terrifying mazes inspired by today’s most compelling movie and television horror properties as well as a selection of all-original horror-themed mazes envisioned by the masters behind the creation of “Halloween Horror Nights.” As Southern California’s premier Halloween event, “Halloween Horror Nights” is designed to taunt, terrorize and torment guests as they navigate the darkness from one frightening maze to another.
Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online atHollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com and on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTubeand join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.
10/29/2019 0 Comments
World of Color – Season of Light,’ Disney Festival of Holidays and ‘Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party’ add merriment to Disney California Adventure Park‘
Believe…in Holiday Magic’ Fireworks, ‘A Christmas Fantasy’ Parade and ‘it’s a small world’ Holiday enchant guests at Disneyland Park
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Disneyland Resort will transform into the Merriest Place on Earth as guests begin their holidays here, Nov. 8, 2019, through Jan. 6, 2020.
This year, guests will be dazzled by the return of “World of Color – Season of Light,” a holiday-themed production of this nighttime spectacular that features lights, lasers, water, fire and hundreds of fountains bringing animation to life. Also returning are guest-favorite holiday experiences and entertainment, including Disney Festival of Holidays – which honors the sights, sounds and tastes of Christmas/Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day (Jan. 3-6) – and the “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular. Guests may even partake in a “Frozen” adventure as they encounter Anna and Elsa in the theme parks, just in time to celebrate the release of Disney’s new animated film, “Frozen 2,” in theaters Nov. 22, 2019.
Guests plan their seasonal visits to Disneyland Resort year after year to experience beloved Holiday traditions and festive cheer, from snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A., to glistening décor, Disney-themed treats and merchandise, holiday entertainment and the one-of-a-kind transformations that create “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday.
At Disney California Adventure Park
At Disneyland Park
*Haunted Mansion Holiday is inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.
10/28/2019 0 Comments
Six Flags Great Adventure presents the region’s most unique wine and food festival with a “wild” twist. Six Flags Grape Adventure offers a memorable experience to sample local wines, snack on delectable eats, shop and enjoy entertainment partnered with a special V.I.P. Safari experience including giraffe feeding Nov. 2 and 3, 2019.
Grape Adventure Wine and Food Festival features 16 New Jersey vineyards with more than 150 locally-produced wines for sampling, an array of dishes from 18 specialty food stations, and handcrafted gifts from 25 local artisans. Guests can purchase an upgraded safari package which includes a private tour of the 350-acre Safari, wine tasting with a view of the African Plains animals including giraffes, zebras, gnu and more while enjoying the scenery surrounding Camp Aventura. A remarkable, face-to-face giraffe feeding experience is available for an additional charge.
Guests can choose from among 18 food stands for sweet or savory culinary delights, including German brats, Cajun jambalaya, Canadian poutine, curry chicken, Polish pierogies, Jamaican beef, Filipino kabobs, American BBQ, pickles on a stick, cannolis, beignets, apple cider donuts, decadent waffles, chocolate-dipped cheesecake and more.
The tenth-annual event coincides with the final weekend of Fright Fest 2019. The Safari will not be open to the general public.
Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Boulevard., Jackson, NJ 08527
Enter via main park entrance on Rt. 537 West. Wine festival parking is free with advanced ticket purchase.
Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3 from 11:30 am to 5 pm
Safari Package (includes tours, tastings, and theme park attractions) available from 10:30 am to 3 pm
Auburn Road Vineyards
Chestnut Run Farms
Four Sisters Winery
Cedar Rose Vineyards
Terra Nonno Winery
White Horse Winery
Autumn Lake Winery
The Vintners Wife
Villa Milagro Vineyards
Coda Rossa Winery
Online Advance Discounted Festival Pricing
(includes free parking when purchased in advance):
One-Day Event Admission: $22.99 (excludes theme park and safari)
One-Day Event Admission with Safari Package: $42.99 (includes theme park admission)
Member/Season Pass Holder Admission: $19.99
Member/Season Pass Holder Admission with Safari Package: $34.99
Day-Of Parking (when not purchased in advance): $30
A Fall Festival will also take place throughout the property until November 3
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (October 25, 2019) – Today marks the official opening of American Dream in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Nickelodeon Universe, the largest indoor theme park in the Western Hemisphere, and The Rink – an NHL-size ice skating and hockey facility, opened to guests, marking the first chapter in the revolutionary destination’s opening.
Don Ghermezian, CEO of American Dream and President of Triple Five, and Ken Downing, Chief Creative Officer of Triple Five greeted guests as they descended the stairs into Nickelodeon Universe. They were joined by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. The crowd of over 2500 was entertained by a host of Nickelodeon characters including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dora the Explorer and the Clifton Mustang Marching Band surprised and delighted guests in a parade through the park led by SpongeBob Square Pants.
Inside, guests enjoyed 35+ rides, rollercoasters and attractions. Between the shrieks of guests plunging down the world’s steepest roller coaster, the Shellraiser, and the nervous laughter of children meeting their Nickelodeon BFFs for the first time, the park was full of excitement and joy.
Nickelodeon Universe tickets are sold out through opening weekend. Special preview tickets are available at www.americandream.com from October 28 – November 7, 2019. Ticket prices are $39.99 for General Access and $49.99 for All Access. Children 2 and under enter the park for free.
Steps away from Nickelodeon Universe, guests enjoyed indoor ice skating at The Rink – one of the few NHL-size skating and hockey rinks in the region. Adjacent to The Rink, is a window into DreamWorks Water Park, allowing guests a sneak peek at the progress of the second chapter of American Dream’s opening.
In addition to Nickelodeon Universe and The Rink, there is an interactive Fall Festival happening throughout the property, bringing together some of the region’s most unique and exciting seasonal offerings, including a hay maze, pumpkin patch and more autumn fun. The Fall Festival will run through November 3 and is open to the public.
For more information about ticket pricing and hours, please visit www.americandream.com
Complete list of Nickelodeon Universe rides and attractions:
Be on the lookout for future announcements around American Dream’s next chapters during the holiday season and into Spring 2020:
ABOUT AMERICAN DREAM
American Dream, developed by Triple Five Group, will provide customers with an entirely unique experience. The property offers a curated mix of unparalleled entertainment, retail and dining options - all in one location. For more information, visit www.americandream.com or follow us on Instagram @americandream.
10/25/2019 0 Comments
SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Unveil Unprecedented Value with
New, All-Season Dining Pass
Orlando, Fla. (October 24, 2019) – SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay have introduced brand new All-Season Dining Pass Products at its theme parks including Aqautica and Adventure Island designed to offer guests incredible value and a wide variety of delicious dining options every time they visit throughout the year.
To celebrate the launch of this exciting new addition, for a limited time only, guests who purchase the 2020 All-Season Dining Pass will eat FREE for the remainder of 2019 each time they visit the park.
“We are excited to offer our guests a new product that will allow them to enjoy lunch and dinner with every park visit,” said Christopher Ivy, Corporate Vice President of In-Park Revenue and Strategic Partnerships. “And with incredible events planned in the coming months, including our popular Halloween and Christmas celebrations, All-Season Dining will pay for itself after just a few park visits.”
Additional highlights of the new All-Season Dining Pass include:
· Season pass holders can enjoy the most value by combining a new or existing pass product with an All-Season Dining Pass.
· Pass holders can also customize their All-Season Dining pass with options such as an All-Season Beverage Plan or the option to extend their dining to a waterpark add-on.
· There is a wide variety of amazing offerings available including mouthwatering BBQ, Asian inspired dishes, fresh salads, sandwiches and many other fan favorites, including the always-popular hamburgers, pizzas and chicken tenders.
· New offerings like the recently introduced Impossible Burger are also available, part of SeaWorld’s commitment to providing more plant-based and sustainably-sourced food options across its family of parks.
To learn more about park-specific All-Season Dining pass products and offerings, visit the park website at SeaWorldOrlando.com, guest service counters at the front of the parks or any participating park restaurant.
More Reasons to Visit in 2020
SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay recently made exciting new attraction announcements for 2020, including:
About SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
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, training, husbandry and veterinary care. 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 35,000 animals in need over the last 55 years.
The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 55-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. 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.