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Contains posts about Southern California parks.

Mousetalgia 259 and 260: Halloween Double Feature

It's a Halloween double feature from Mousetalgia. Save some time to listen to two great episodes to one of our favorite podcasts. There's no turning back now . . . Knott's Halloween Haunt and Mickey's...

Themed Entertainment Association SATE’13 Conference

This past weekend the beautiful and historic city of Savannah, Georgia played host to the Themed Entertainment Association’s (TEA) annual SATE Conference. Hosted this year by the Savannah College of Art & Design, SATE...

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest Test

Six Flags Magic Mountain has kicked off Fright Fest 2013 in the hopes of scaring up some fun this Halloween season.  With an ambitious line up and a multi-year plan to enhance the event,...

Dark Harbor Returns to Port for Scares and Fun

The spectacular Queen Mary's Dark Harbor returns this Halloween season to scare up more fun by the sea.   Last year, Dark Harbor introduced characters inspired by actual hauntings that have occurred on the...

Street Drum Corps Presents Blood Drums

With the opening of Knott's Scary Farm upon us it seems appropriate to cover one of HAUNT's most exciting offerings; Blood Drums, presented by Street Drum Corps. This high-energy street drum ensemble has been...

Knotts Scary Farm Exclusive Preview of the Gunslinger’s Grave

The idea of a western-themed maze for Halloween Haunt is a no-brainer for the theme park that built its reputation on a western ghost town aesthetic.  In fact, up-and-coming maze designer, Gus Kreuger, explains,...

Six Flags Magic Mountain – Fright Fest Preview

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2013 is just around the corner and we've got the scoop for you. With 2 all new mazes and one re-theme of the stand-out maze from last year...

SeaWorld San Diego Gets Curvy

SeaWorld San Diego is preparing for the big 50th anniversary coming up in March. The main attraction of the celebration will be the new interactive entrance facilities. At the moment, construction has the entire...

Season Pass Podcast: Jon Binkowski – Creating Hard Rock Park

On today's Season Pass Podcast we have the CEO of Renaissance Entertainment, Jon Binkowski. He discusses the start of his career at SeaWorld, starting Renaissance Entertainment, becoming the CCO of the most famous “Unfortunate”...

Six Flags Announcements – 2014 Expansion Plans

This Morning, Six Flags CEO Jim Reid Anderson, took to the internet to share the new attractions coming to Six Flags parks nationwide. The attractions range from the thrilling (new coasters and drop towers),...

Knotts Scary Farm Update, Haunt, and MiceChat Nights of Horror Meet

We have a nice little update from Knotts Berry Farm for you today. Plus, the launch of ticket sales for MiceChat's HUGE Scary Farm event on September 28th. We also update you on the...

SeaWorld Parks Update – Tough Summer but a Bright Future

On Tuesday August 13th, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment released their Q2 earnings.  In spite of new attractions, the parks experienced a 9% drop in attendance for the quarter. Today, we'll take a look at...

Knotts Berry Farm Building Fun and Scares

Today we catch up on one of our favorite Southern California parks. Knott's Berry Farm opened three family attractions and the refurbished Timber Mountain Log Ride at the beginning of the season and has...

Universal Confirms EVIL DEAD Maze Coming to Halloween Horror Nights

UPDATE:  Universal has finally confirmed that a maze based on the 2013 film Evil Dead will be walk through attractions at both Universal Hollywood and Universal Studios Orlando as part of Universal Halloween Horror...

SeaWorld Orlando Summer Update and Antarctica Changes

Summer crowds have descended on the SeaWorld Orlando resort, with Aquatica closing at capacity most days during the busy 4th of July holiday week. Lines for Antarctica hovered around the 2 hour mark during...

Knotts Berry Farm Announces Halloween Haunt 2013 Details

Last night, Knott's Berry Farm held a huge announcement event in the Charles Schultz Theatre to reveal all of their dastardly plans for the 41st Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt. Heralding the oldest and...

Full Throttle added to Coaster Mural at Magic Mountain

This week's Magic Mountain update is a little different than some of our recent articles. We'll have some Full Throttle photos for you as work continues to be done around the ride. But, the...

SeaWorld San Diego Aquatica Makes A Splash

Welcome to the second part of our Aquatica San Diego update, the first being coverage of the opening ceremony. In this update, we’ll be taking an in-depth look around the park, including all of...

Updated: Full Throttle Grand Opening Celebration at Six Flags Magic Mountain

On June 21st, Six Flags Magic Mountain held its Media Day for Full Throttle. After a few hiccups in the morning, (as media days can often have) the ride launched with a great opening...

SeaWorld San Diego Welcomes Summer

Welcome to this week's SeaWorld San Diego update! We’ve got quite a lengthy update this week, covering the new entrance, Cirque ’13, and much more! Let's dive right into it! New Entrance / Explorer’s Reef Remember...