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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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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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Don’t Be Fooled by ARTEGON Marketplace: It’s the ANTI-Mall

I’ve found a not so hidden gem right in the heart of Orlando. It’s called the Artegon Marketplace located on the north east end of International Drive.

I say hidden gem because knowing the previous history of the mall that used to be there, Artegon offers so many surprises around each and every corner in contrast to its predecessor. Its anti-mall theme along with its laid back, Hipster vibe can be felt throughout the place.

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Universal Orlando Annual Passholders August 2016 Perks and More!

Passholder Appreciation Kick-Off Event

The Universal Orlando Resort is kicking off Passholder Appreciation Days! Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure will stay open late for Passholders, giving private access to select attractions and venues in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter –Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, Jurassic Parkand Marvel Super Hero Island. Plus Passholders will be able to experience the new ride, Skull Island: Reign of Kong.

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Busch Gardens Pass Member Perks for August 2016

Let’s take a look at what’s going on this month for Pass Members at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Buy One, Get One 50% Off Entrées

Throughout August, Pass Members can enjoy a special BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF deal on select entrées at Dragon Fire™ Grill, Zambia Smokehouse and Zagora Café.

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NEW SeaWorld Pass Member Perks for August 2016

Let’s take a look at what’s going on this month for Pass Members at SeaWorld Orlando.

Date Night at Sharks Underwater Grill®

Enjoy dinner for two at Sharks Underwater Grill during the month of August with a special Pass Member menu for $59.99. The Sharks Underwater Grill® is SeaWorld’s upscale full-service restaurant with real sharks swimming around you.

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Florida Water Park Guide

Summertime is definitely in full swing.

So what do you do when it’s hot in Florida, but you want a theme park experience?

You plan a day at a water park!

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