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Monthly Archives:September 2016

SeaWorld Pass Member Appreciation Month

Bring a Friend for Free!

Bring a friend for free to Aquatica or SeaWorld Orlando during the month of September.  Pass Members must register online.

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Busch Gardens Pass Member Perks for September

Exclusive 4-Pack Offer for Howl-O-Scream

Pass Members and Fun Card holders can save up to 50% on advance tickets for Howl-O-Scream. The offer is valid for visits on Sept 29-Oct 1 or Oct 6-9 with a 4-pack deal with prices starting at $35.99! Pass members must log into the online account to purchase the exclusive ticket deal.

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Halloween Horror Nights 2016 Passholder Offers and How They Work

Halloween Horror Nights 26 premieres Sept 16, 2016 to theme park guests wanting a terrifying way to begin the fall season. For Passholders, Universal Studios offers many cool discount options that can help with most budgets.

So let’s break down how Halloween Horror Nights discounts will work this year.

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Halloween Horror Nights VI

 

Halloween Horror Nights VI Journey Into Fear marketing featured a demented creature lurking in the dark, chanting the tagline in advertisements. The event featured three mazes, one scarezone, three shows, and an all new parade. The event was held for fifteen nights from October 11th to November 2, 1996.

Halloween Horror Nights 1996 was the first year to see the Festival of the Dead Parade, a Mardi Gras-style parade. The Crypt Keeper was not the icon that year; however, he was still featured in the event with his own house and as the leader of the parade.

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Halloween Horror Nights V

In 1995 Universal had to find a way to recreate Halloween Horror Nights due to its popularity. The pressure to top previous years was present with the event creators. This problem led to the creation of a main character to distinguish each year.

Halloween Horror Nights V was the first year an “icon” or single figure was presented, The Crypt Keeper. This icon was from the HBO series Tales From the Crypt where he told creepy stories and life lessons in a not so traditional way. 

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Halloween Horror Nights 1994

 

Halloween Horror Nights 1994 was the first Horror Nights that added Scarezones to the event. Horrorwood was the first scarezone that featured the Chainsaw Drill Team, the Lizzie Borden Band and more. This new concept provided a safer way of organizing the crowds on theme park streets. Halloween Horror Nights IV was also the last time Robosaurus would appear at the event. The monstrous robot would not make an appearance for another twelve years.

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2016 Complete Guide to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Nope not Christmas, but close enough. The 21st Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is where food and theme park aficionados rendezvous to satisfy their daring epicurean desires.

The Epcot Food and Wine Festival will feature more than 30 global marketplaces with dates from September 14th through November 14th, the longest period in festival history. So I take it as my duty to inform both new comers and returnees of everything each ThemeParkHipster should know for the 2016 Festival!

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Halloween Horror Nights 1993

 

Halloween Horror Nights III was marketed as the 3rd  Annual Universal Studios Florida Halloween Horror Nights and was held for five nights. Creators for HHN 1993 brought in consultants, the Elm Street Hauntreprenuers of Irving, Texas, who recommended Universal concentrate more on startling people than grossing them out. Halloween Horror Nights III was also the first year of three different mazes, two with brand new concepts.

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Halloween Horror Nights 1992

In 1992, the event was renamed Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights adding a new maze, The People Under the Stairs, in one of Universal’s soundstages. Many of the attractions this year became “Horror-fied” and added a scary element to them.

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Halloween Horror Nights I AKA Fright Nights

Hey Hipsters! It’s time to relive the ghastly history of Universal’s most anticipated yearly event, Halloween Horror Nights.

Halloween Horrors Nights, created by Julie Zimmerman and John Paul Geurts, began as Fright Nights over in Hollywood, California and was brought to Florida in 1991 for three nights. The original concept of this event was to have a huge Halloween party throughout the Universal Studios Florida theme park. Little did the creators know that this spine-tingling affair would turn into a global phenomenon for over a quarter of a century.

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