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Prove They Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts in the All-New Halloween Horror Nights Maze!
Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film. Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.
“Halloween Horror Nights” runs on select nights through Saturday, November 2 in Orlando and select nights through Sunday, November 3 in Hollywood. For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
CityWalk Just Got More Delicious
Universal CityWalk Expands Its Eclectic Dining Options with Newest Restaurant Additions,
Antojitos Cocina Mexicana and VIVO Italian Kitchen, Serving Up Fine Cuisine in a Casual Environment
Universal City, CA, October 7, 2019 – Helmed by seasoned executive chefs, Universal CityWalk’s newest restaurants, Antojitos Cocina Mexicana and VIVO Italian Kitchen invite guests to savor an array of culinary concepts, as the popular destination expands its scope of dining options designed for the discerning palates of Angelenos and out-of-town visitors alike.
With eye-catching traditional Mexican décor in bold hues of oranges, greens and pinks, and complemented by striking, hand-painted murals, Antojitos Cocina Mexicana sits at the heart of CityWalk, bringing an aesthetic vibrancy to the destination.
Spearhead by Executive Chef Gian Caterina who hails from Brazil, Antojitos Cocina Mexicana serves up fresh ingredients—diced, marinated and grilled—to perfection.
Antojitos features open space seating, private dining rooms and an outdoor patio where guests are serenaded by live musical performances from local Latin artists and mariachi bands. A large centerpiece bar serves as a new trademark of the restaurant and features over 150 tequilas from around the world, a variety of spirited sampling flights, a selection of handcrafted cocktails and margaritas and cold cervezas served on tap.
The substantial menu features such delectable items as Guacamole Trio and Chips, including signature guacamole, pomegranate guacamole with queso fresco and pepita guacamole with jalapeños and lime salt; Carnitas Nachos (crispy pork carnitas); Queso Fundido (melted Oaxaca, Chihuahua and cotija cheeses); Chicharrones de Pollo (crispy chicken bites, chili lime salt); Elote (street corn) and Sopa de Tortilla, to name a few.
Flavorful tacos, made from hand-pressed tortillas, include Carne Asada (tequila marinated steak), Al Pastor (tender pork), Pollo (achiote braised chicken), Chorizo con Papas (ground chorizo with crispy potatoes), Birra de Res (six-hour braised beef), Baja Snapper (crispy fish) and Vegan Chorizo, all served with Mexican crema, refried or black beans and Mexican red rice.
Diners can enjoy a sampling of enchiladas that includes Molé (braised chicken), Rojas (braised beef) andVerdes (three blended Mexican cheese) flavors, or they can opt for any of these as a standalone entrées.
Desserts, the celebratory finale of every good meal, includes such decadent sweets as Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Bar, a trio of Coconut, Pear and Mango Sorbet, traditional Flan and Churros.
Antojitos also caters to dietary restrictions, offering vegetarian options.
Situated within a sleek, modern setting, VIVO Italian Kitchen boasts an open expo kitchen and prides itself in serving heirloom family recipes as part of each carefully prepared meal.
Featuring both indoor and al fresco dining and serving an array of palate pleasing lunch and dinner menus, VIVO’s signature dishes come to life under the stewardship of Executive Chef Cyndi Tran, whose culinary training translates to the creation of fine Italian cuisine with such menu items as Tuscan kale and white bean soup, creamy garlic mushroom sauté, mussels marina, house-made meatballs, a variety of Paninis, tempting hand-tossed, hearth baked pizzas and a selection of innovative twists on classic pastas favorites.
Warm homemade Italian bread with its crusty exterior and soft, chewy interior, grace each table as diners peruse the menu. Decant homemade desserts include such tempting treats as Chocolate Zucotto Vasi, Ricotta Cheesecake, Tiramisu and homemade Gelato, accompanied by signature rosemary infused homemade butter cookies. A full bar featuring a variety of Italian-inspired cocktails, conceptualized by an expert mixologist, can be enjoyed at the bar or with dinner in addition to a broad wine selection to complement every meal.
The arrival of Antojitos Cocina Mexicana and VIVO Italian Kitchen mark the ongoing celebration of CityWalk, which has boosted the city’s rhythm with a variety of memorable experiences for 25 years. With the introduction of new restaurants, including popular eateries Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Voodoo Doughnut,shopping experiences and the state-of-the-art multi-million dollar renovation of the Universal Cinema, the spotlight continues to shines brightly on Universal CityWalk as one of L.A.’s most influential lifestyle centers.
Antojitos Cocina Mexicana, VIVO Italian Kitchen and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville all accept reservations, and cover a percentage of valet parking at CityWalk.
More information about Universal CityWalk and Universal Studios Hollywood is available atwww.CityWalkHollywood.com and www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s Twitter @UniStudios,Facebook-Universal Studios Hollywood and Instagram@UniStudios.
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 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 Adventure.” 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.
Event Brings Popular Christian Music Acts to Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 3, 2019) – SeaWorld’s popular Christian music event, Praise Wave, returns to the park in November. Guests can enjoy live musical performances by some of the hottest names in Christian music and celebrate in an atmosphere filled with Christian friendship, thrilling rides and inspiring animal attractions. The uplifting live concert event series takes place Saturdays, November 2 – November 16 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. each Saturday in the park’s Nautilus Theater and are included with park admission. Reserved seating packages for all performances are available online at SeaWorldOrlando.com and start at $15.
2019 musical performances include:
· Rend Collective—Saturday, November 2
· Francesca Battistelli—Saturday, November 9
· Natalie Grant—Saturday, November 16
Best Way to Play:
The best way for guests to experience Praise Wave, and all of SeaWorld’s special events throughout the year, is with a SeaWorld Annual Pass starting as low as $10.25 per month with no down payment.
For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit www.SeaWorldOrlando.com. Follow SeaWorld on Facebook and Instagram for the latest details and information.
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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 35,000 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. Visitwww.seaworldentertainment.com for more information.
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
Click Here to Whet Your Appetite.
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: