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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Destinations

Posts about non-Disney destinations.

Winchester Mystery House by Candlelight

From the beginning of this column I've been aware that the parks here by the Bay would not have the never ending stream of news of the level that Disneyland provides, so other options...

Virtual Reality Halloween by The Bay

Note: Almost the moment I finished writing this, Cedar Fair announced the permanent closure of Fear VR at Knott's Berry Farm and California's Great America due to complaints from mental health activists. The Insanatorium...

First Two Weekends of Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Sell Out

Universal Studios Hollywood is off to an amazing start for their 2016 Halloween Horror Nights event. The first two weekends completely sold out. If you are thinking about attending for an upcoming weekend, know...

New Terrors Unleashed At Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt

UPDATE and EDITOR'S NOTE: Since we first published this article, Knott's has closed their Fear VR attraction due to pressure from an ultra-conservative religious group on the grounds that it is offensive to those...

Dateline Universal Orlando – Halloween Horror Nights 26

Hello, and welcome to a special edition of Dateline Universal Orlando! We attended opening night for Halloween Horror Nights 26 and we can't wait to tell you all about it. We have some photography...

Fab News: Sketchy Concepts and Naughty Names

Hello to all my Fabanistas and MiceChatters! I hope you're doing swell! Chili mochas are in so I'm happy when a friend brings me one; I'm nesting for the next few weeks, but hope...

Five Tips For Surviving a Theme Park Haunt for the Complete Chicken

Amy has updated her Haunt Tips for the 2016 season. Please be sure to share your tips for helping those who are afraid to enjoy their local haunt. I’m really an odd duck. I love...

Universal Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2016 A Monster Success

Halloween has arrived! The scariest of all the major theme park haunts launched its 2016 season last night (September 16th).  Dusty Sage (your author) and Anthony Hays (your photographer) braved their darkest fears to...

SNEAK PEEK – Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2016

American Horror Story, Freddy vs. Jason, Krampus, The Exorcist, Halloween, The Walking Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Purge, The Terror Tram . . . that's the impossible to believe lineup of experiences Universal...

Fab News: At Disneyland, Orange is the New Blue

Well, it happened. After an amazing year and a half, the Diamond Celebration at Disneyland has departed. I'll really miss those projected orange groves at the beginning of Disneyland Forever and all those sparkly...

Halloween at the Bay Area Parks

The days grow shorter, the corn stalks grow taller. Tickets sales are initiated, mazes are announced. Yes, it's Halloween time once again, and theme parks come alive with the dead. All fine and well...

Diagon Alley and the Real London

Werner Weiss recently visited some of the real London landmarks that inspired Diagon Alley Universal Studios Florida. Enjoy the pairs of comparison photos this week at Yesterland. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Diagon Alley and...

Knott’s Wraps Up Ghost Town Live This Weekend With Plot Twist and Fireworks

All good things must come to an end. Ghost Town LIVE at Knott's Berry Farm wraps up on Labor Day with plot twists, and a final Hoe Down on Monday night which will wrap...

Fab News: Going Rogue, Trudeau’s Alpha Squad, Halloween Festival BBQ and More

Hello my dearest Fabanistas! Yesterday, the "Fab Fund For Shelly's Recover," GoFundMe Campaign that Dusty Sage set up reached its goal for my surgical costs. I'm filled with amazement and gratitude. And some pain,...

Universal Studios Hollywood Kubo Tour and First Signs of Halloween

Often overlooked by locals, Universal Studios Hollywood has really been on fire lately. The park looks and feels brand new. I was up in LA for a business meeting last week and popped into...

Fab News – Rebels, Spies & Boysenberry Pies

I want to thank those of you that have been thinking of me and helping me in different ways, from the bottom of my heart. In a few months, I hope this illness will...

Knotts Scary Farm Mazes Announced and Expansion for Soak City

The season of scares is upon us once again and Knott's has announced their Halloween Haunt lineup for 2016. But there's so much more news coming out of Knott's Berry Farm today, including a...

Fab News: Amok, Amok, Amok and More!

Hello Fabanistas! I'd like to start by thanking you all for the kind words, calls, emails and donations after Tuesday's article. This has been a scary time for me and it really helps to...

Fab News: Back in the Saddle

Hey there, Hi there, Ho there! I'm so happy to be with you today. It's been a scary roller coaster week since I last saw you. Before you read on, I warn you that...

Celebrating National Rollercoaster Day with the Coaster Crusade at Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld...

Last Tuesday, August 16, was National Rollercoaster Day. What better way to celebrate than by riding the world-class roller coasters at Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando! I was invited by the parks to...