Horror fans are going to see some of their favorite villains in one place after Universal Orlando announced the all-new Horrors of Blumhouse attraction.
The haunted house, the newest coming to Halloween Horror Nights 27 at Universal Studios, packs a lot of creepy into one space, according to Universal.
Universal Orlando finally announced the four original houses that are coming to Halloween Horror Nights 27.
Here's what HHN27 fans are in for, according to Universal leaders:
Disney celebrated National Slinky Day today by sharing a video and photo of the first ride vehicle for the new Slinky Dog Dash attraction coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios.
The ride is set to open next summer as part of the 11-acre expansion of the park with an all-new Toy Story Land. The land was first announced last year and the projected opening date was announced this summer during the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif.
The family-friendly ride is one of two attractions scheduled for the new land. Coaster riders will find themselves weaving around Andy's backyard on his Mega Coaster Play Kit. The other attraction is Alien Swirling Saucers, a ride designed "as a toy play set that Andy got from Pizza Planet," according to the Disney Parks Blog.
The Roaring Fork, a quick-service eatery at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, has reopened after being closed for renovations.
The spot, located in the main building with patio seating near the Copper Creek Springs pool area, now has an expanded menu, according to the Disney Parks Blog.
With breakfast served from 6-11 a.m., new offerings include Banana Foster's French Toast and 10-hour Pulled Pork Cheese Grits served with a poached egg. Fan favorites like the Breakfast Flatbread have also returned to the menu. Other new items include the Gold Rush Latte, a vanilla latte with caramel, which was previously available at the Territory Lounge.
New lunch and dinner options feature Chef Michael Bersell's Brisket Burger, which is topped with cheddar, cranberry barbecue sauce, cast-iron onions and frisée. There's also a grilled chicken sandwich with roasted peppers and mozzarella and a gourmet grilled cheese with cheddar, arugula, tomato and onion jam.
The Roaring Fork is open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight, according to Disney.
Central Florida's emergency response agencies aren't the only locals to have deployed to Texas to help in rescue and recovery efforts after historic flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
Wild Florida, a tourism attraction and destination in Kenansville, dispatched two airboats and four men to Houston Tuesday afternoon to be part of the larger recovery efforts there.
The team should arrive in Houston around 4 p.m. today, said Wild Florida leaders Wednesday. Once there, they will report to a command post located just outside the city to start search and rescue missions.
A video posted on the attraction's Facebook page Tuesday shows the trucks hitting the road with a simple caption: "#Houston we got you! Be there in 14 hours and ready to help. #HoustonStrong #BeWild"
Since Harvey dumped catastrophic amounts of rain in southeast Texas, news reports have shown countless images and videos of residents being rescued from their flooded homes by boat. Wild Florida's airboats, used mostly by tourists exploring Osceola County waterways, will now be part of that imagery.
Each boat, towed to Texas by Wild Florida trucks, will be able to hold multiple people and are equipped with rows of seating for the rescue efforts.
Your love of Mickey and Minnie can extend to your coffee or tea with the help of the new "Ripple Maker" machine at the Tea Traders Café by Joffrey's.
The Disney Springs-located machine, which takes about 20 seconds to print the image, is the first and only one at Walt Disney World Resort, according to Disney leaders.
According to Disney, the device, a brand new, state-of-the-art machine, creates prints with an edible toner -- coffee dust! The new tech was first teased at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. in July.
You can pick one of four designs: the Joffrey's logo, the Disney Springs logo, Mickey or Minnie.
Disney has announce more of the celebrity narrators tapped to be part of this year's Candlelight Processional at Epcot this holiday season.
Here are the newest additions to the annual event:
• Nov. 27-28 – Matt Bomer
• Dec. 1-3 – Whoopi Goldberg
• Dec. 12-14 – Warwick Davis
• Dec. 28-30 – Chandra Wilson
Disney previously announced Pat Sajak (Dec. 4-5), Neil Patrick Harris (Dec. 18-21), Trace Adkins (Dec. 15-17), CCH Pounder (Dec. 22-24) and Jaci Velasquez (Dec. 25-27) would be part of this year's lineup as well. We're still waiting for who will be reading Nov. 24-26, Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 6-11.
New to this year's even are Bomer and Davis. Bomer is best known for his work on "White Collar" while Davis is an Orlando favorite and known for his role as Wicket the Ewok in "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" and Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter series.
The Candlelight Processional, a free show included in the price of park admission, takes place three times a night during the Epcot holiday event.
Celebrity narrators read the traditional story of Christmas surrounded by a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir.
SeaWorld Orlando's Halloween Spooktacular will start Sept. 23 this year, adding an extra weekend to this year's event run.
Last year's event ran strictly in October, bucking the trend of Orlando's major theme parks. Halloween activities at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort have typically started in September. And even this year, Disney's annual Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party opens Aug. 25.
The big difference between SeaWorld and local competitors, however, is that SeaWorld's event is included with park admission. The daytime event starts at 11 a.m. and runs the rest of the day.
Here are the Halloween Spooktacular highlights:
Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween -Celebrate a Spooktacular Halloween at SeaWorld with The Count, Elmo, Abby, and the rest of their Sesame Street friends! The Count is feeling lonely this Halloween, and it’s up to the loveable monsters from Sesame Street to get him into the Halloween spirit. Batty bats and spooky skeletons join the fun in a song-filled stage show that invites guests to dance, play and sing along.
Count von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast – Back by popular demand, Count von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast features a delicious buffet enjoyed with the furriest characters in town, this breakfast is a fun-filled experience sure to delight kids and parents alike. Starting at $9 for kids and $19 for adults, reservations can be made online, at the Information Counter or by calling (407) 545-5550.
Penelope’s Garden Party - This dynamic “underwater” environment comes to life with a live DJ, bubbles floating overhead, unique photo opportunities and colorful sea-themed characters.
Pets Ahoy Halloween – Guests can enjoy a special Halloween version of this side-splitting show with surprise twists, and a cast of unlikely characters that will have the whole family laughing from beginning to end.
Waves of Trick-or-Treat Fun - Costumed youngsters can trick-or-treat from 11 a.m. to park close for ghoulish goodies. Each sea-themed, trick-or-treat station features an assortment of candy favorites including Tootsie Roll, Airheads and Junior Mints, just to name a few.
Halloween Dance Party - Children join Princess Penelope and her under-the-sea friends for a Spooktacular Dance Party where they can participate in line-dancing favorites as clouds of bubbles fill the evening air. The party kicks off in the front of the park every event night one hour before park closing.
Orlando's theme parks aren't the only place to celebrate Halloween in Central Florida.
Goblins & Giggles Getaway Weekends are returning to the Gaylord Palms Resort, located close to Disney property in Kissimmee.
Here's a list of the activities being offered during the event, which runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 15 to Oct. 29:
Spookley the Square Pumpkin: A new offering this year, Spookley is "a little gourd with a big message about anti-bullying," according to Gaylord. Spookley is the star of the Halloween Hide & Seek scavenger hunt, an activity that send guests around the resort to find hidden Spookleys.
Storytime with Morgana: A treat-making witch from Spooksville shares Spookley's story, which focuses on tolerance and kindness. The animated film "Spookley the Square Pumpkin" will also be shown select nights.
Swamp Witch Escape Ghost Tour: All-new for 2017, a tour guide will lead guests through the swamps inside the resort's atrium to share the story of Bessie Bud-Graham, the swap witch of Tennessee.
Florida's Haunted History Ghost Tour: Hear some real (and really terrifying) stories about the most haunted places in Florida.
Monster Mash Bash: The fan favorite returns this year giving guests of all ages a chance to dance and sing with Vladimir and Morgana, Gaylord Palms' resident spooks. Guests can also compete for a prize in the costume contest.
Wicked Awesome Pool Party: Overnight guests continue the fun outside at the resort's Cypress Springs Water Park with Vladimir the vampire leading the way with poolside games. The party features the Wicked Waves Surf Show, a performance of tricks by the resort's flowboarders inside the FlowRider.
Other activities each weekend include the Trick of Treat Expedition around the resort's atrium and Halloween Haunted House Decorating, where guests can decorate cookie houses.
For a little Halloween pampering, the Relâche Spa is offering a "Create-Your-Own-Treat-ments" activity where guests can create balms, scrubs, masks and bath fizzies. The seasonal names of "Bone Chilling Balm" and "Supernatural Scrub" really round it out.
For more information, visit GaylordPalms.com/Getaways.
Guests attending Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom this year are in for an extra treat.
Disney leaders announced the Country Bears are getting their own Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card, an exclusive that will only be available at the annual Halloween event. The party happens select nights Aug. 25-Nov. 1.
"What better way to help celebrate a party than with a performance by the world’s favorite ursine band?” Imagineer Jonathan Ackley said to the Disney Parks Blog. "And on Halloween, anything scary will have no choice but to flee before the happy music of the Country Bears!"
The card can be collected the same way others are, according to Disney.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, here's a quick recap. Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is an in-park interactive game where guests help Merlin stop Disney villains. Guests use a park map to search for villain hideouts in Magic Kingdom and visit magic portals. Once at the portals, players use spell cards to fight back.
The game starts at the Firehouse on Main Street, U.S.A.
Guests must register to play with their Not-So-Scary ticket and event wristband in order to get the exclusive card.
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