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Destinations

Posts about non-Disney destinations.

Knotts Scary Farm Celebrates 40 Years of Fear

40 years ago, the first Halloween Haunting of a theme park occurred at Knott's Berry Farm. That event was rather simple by today's standards when they took their two signature attractions, The Timber Mountain...

SeaWorld San Diego gets into the Halloween Spirit

After a successful opening of the new coaster, Manta, and the closure of the much loved Cirque de la Mer show, SeaWorld has calmed down into normal Fall traffic patterns. We return to the...

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream A Feast of the Senses

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa, one of Florida’s favorite Halloween events, is celebrating its 13th anniversary this year. This year's main theme is "Unlock the Fear Inside", highlighted by event icon "Trickster" and his...

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights Preview

Orlando Parkhopper had the pleasure of attending the opening weekend of one of the country's top haunted attractions.  Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights returns on weekends and select nights until October 31st for its...

Epic Disney Honeymoon: Final Chapter

We have been following Rya86n and his blushing bride around the United States as they experienced an epic Disney-themed honeymoon. After visiting Orlando theme parks and taking a Disney cruise, they came to the...

Sneak Peek At Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights

The lineup for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood skews to movies.  Mostly the terrifying kind.  This year, the classic horror film Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), and the wildly popular film and video...

Knotts Scary Farm preview of new Haunt maze, Dominion of the Dead

As a special treat for all of you Knotts Scary Farm fans, we were granted a special look inside the Dominion of the Dead.  The maze, still under construction backstage at Knott's Berry Farm,...

Six Flags Magic Mountain gets ready for Fright Fest, prepares to head Full Throttle...

The off-season is here and Six Flags Magic Mountain is hard at work getting ready for Fright Fest. Some preparations are being done in advance of vertical construction of Full Throttle. Before we look inside...

Halloween haunts Universal Orlando as new construction takes shape

Halloween preparation is underway at Universal Orlando while the Resort is in full construction mode with future blockbuster attractions and theme park improvements. Even with the construction, popular seasonal events including Halloween Horror Nights...

Cars Land Rumored for DisneyWorld?

There have been whispers for some time now that Disney's Hollywood Studios (DHS) at Disney World would get its own Cars Land, and rumors erupted anew last week. There was a different intensity this...

Sea World Orlando Building Antarctica

Construction has progressed a great deal since out last look at the next mega-attraction for Sea World Orlando, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.  This trackless attraction will have guests "Floating" through frozen scenes and...

Universal Studios Hollywood Hypes Up The Horror With Alice Cooper

Things are getting scary at Universal Studios Hollywood as the park ramps up for their annual Halloween Horror Nights events.  We have new concept art to share with you from the upcoming maze, Alice...

Knotts Berry Farm Opens 40th Anniversary Haunt Museum

Friday, as the amber tones of twilight cast a warm glow on the Farm, Knott's unveiled an homage to the history of its 40 year old Halloween Haunt. The Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt...

Disneyland Halloween Grows, Fantasmic Glows and DCA Slows

Annual passholders got to see something new at Disneyland this week. A new Glow-With-The-Show version of Fantasmic was presented at a special after-hours party. We have lots of video and photos to share from...

Universal’s Islands of Adventure Then and Now, Toon Lagoon

Werner Weiss takes another comparitive trip through Universal's brilliant Islands of Adventure theme park with shots from early 2000 compared to now.  This week he focuses on the Toon Lagoon area of the park...

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Night Haunted House Preview

MiceChat was given a great preview this week of Universal Orlando's newly announced haunted house for Halloween Horror Nights 2012. We've been through a number of haunted houses and different mazes at parks all...

Universal Orlando and the Ever-Expanding Future Plans

Some brilliant things are afoot in balmy Orlando. Harry Potter's London extension at Universal Studios is really beginning to take a recognizable shape along the waterfront. And the Hogwarts Express is still rolling forward...

Knotts Gets Scary As Halloween Haunt Takes Shape

Knott's Berry Farm is slowly transforming from Summertime fun to frightful Fall festivities. But this year is extra special.  The Farm's annual Halloween event, Halloween Haunt, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary.  Our sources tell...

Pistachio Prizes at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain is knee deep in pistachios, new advertisers, mystery parts and delayed openings.  That's right, you could win some pretty interesting prizes in the "Get Countin' and Win" contest they are...

Universal’s Islands of Adventure Then and Now Marvel Super Hero Island

Universal’s Islands of Adventure opened May 28, 1999. Werner Weiss took his first visit in early 2000. He snapped some photos with a disposable camera. Eleven years later, he took new photos of the same...