Author Archives: Josh Young

The Halloween Horror Nights House That Was Built That You’ll Never See: Billie Eilish

To say that 2020 makes no sense is an understatement. Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood didn’t open at all (ya know, since the park has yet to open). In Orlando, HHN opened for day guests on select days. Two houses were open for the season and Beetlejuice popped in at the end due to a

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Could Ticketmaster Have The Key To Theme Parks Operating At Full Capacity?

Why is it important to have a system that allows theme parks to operate at full capacity? Many reasons. It will allow for more entertainment like live shows, utilizing every seat on an attraction (shorter lines), and allowing for the return of fireworks and parades. Most importantly? It means some parks can reopen (because of

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What Halloween Houses Will Open At Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights in 2021?

Now that spooky season is over, we can take a step back and look at what Universal Orlando has done for 2020. This gives us a peek into what we can expect for 2021. Will they keep the same houses as this year? Will they change them up? What about the haunts that weren’t announced?

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Fan Recreates Disney’s Tower of Terror In His Home

So you think you’re the ultimate fan of your favorite attraction? Maybe you have limited-edition merchandise. Perhaps you’ve even acquired a piece of the attraction through a reseller via an auction? Timothy Tom has gone to the extreme with recreating Disney’s Tower of Terror in an enclosed patio of his home! “I loved the ride

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Scott Swenson To Give Immersive Entertainment Talk At IAAPA 2020 Seminar

What does the future of immersive entertainment look like? Is it entire theme parks filled with rich backstories for every employee like Evermore? Or is it more intimate events that can have a larger impact on guests? Scott Swenson, who will be giving a talk about immersive entertainment at the International Association of Amusement Parks

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“Boundless Realm” A Perfect Read For Haunted Mansion Aficionados

No Disney attraction, much less any other one on the planet, has had the same impact as The Haunted Mansion. Between the history, the mythology and the masterful design, it continues to withstand the test of time. Now a new book called “Boundless Realm” takes a deep dive into why this attraction is more popular

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Universal Orlando Nixes Grinchmas Spectacular and Macy’s Holiday Parade For 2020

Yet again, we are seeing Universal Orlando pivot from their normal seasonal offerings to a modified version this holiday season. They have officially canceled the Grinchmas Spectacular as well as several other usual holiday offerings. Instead, the Who’s of Whoville will be doing their usual antics (though socially distanced) throughout Seuss Landing during the holiday

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Looking Ahead To IAAPA Expo 2020’s Virtual Education Conference With John Hallenbeck

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) always holds an annual expo in November every year. As with everything else in 2020, the pandemic has changed the way we look at everything including this year’s event. This year, IAAPA is hosting a Virtual Education Conference online. While the expo always features great speakers

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Did Universal Orlando Deceive Guests By Opening Up The Beetlejuice Halloween Horror Nights House?

To the surprise of many, the Beetlejuice Halloween Horror Nights house opened on Halloween at Universal Orlando today. Many arrived as early as 6 am to see if the rumors were true. Indeed, the Beetlejuice house showed up on the Universal Orlando app today. Lucky guests who were there at park opening snagged a virtual

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Beetlejuice HHN Marquee Going Up At Universal Studios Florida In Preparation For Opening

We have a visual sign of progress! It looks like the Beetlejuice Marquee is being put up after park hours at Universal Studios Florida. Earlier today, barricades were put up backstage and the cast went through rehearsals. We expect this to be announced last minute to Team Members today (Friday, October 30). Thus, we believe

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