Discover the Science of Marvel Super Heroes

The touring Marvel Super Heroes Science Exhibition will be at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto from Oct. 18, 2006 through March 25, 2007. The exhibition allows visitors to explore and experience the real-life science of heroes from the Marvel Universe. Thanks to partnering with Mazda Canada and Yellowbrick-Holman Exhibitions, highlights at the Ontario exhibition […]

New Genre Events at Disney

Haunted Fun for FamiliesOn Sept. 29, Disneyland Resort in Orlando will start a new seasonal event – Disney’s HalloweenTime. Continuing through Oct. 31, the event will include Disney characters in Halloween costumes, specially themed decorations, including a 12-food tall Mickey Mouse jack-o-lantern with pumpkin ears, and more. The familiar floral “Mickey Planter” below the Main […]

Chinese Get a Disney Education

As I mentioned in the “Attraction Update” column of the July 2006 issue of The Genre Traveler, Hong Kong Disneyland has been having some marketing issues. Bill Ernest, managing director of the theme park, feels this may be due to many Chinese tourists not understanding the park’s themes ‘because they didn’t grow up with Disney […]

Hooray for Two Heads!

“Well, just who do you think you are, honey?” flounced the insect quivering its wings in rage, “Zaphod Beeblebrox or something?” “Count the heads,” said Zaphod in a low rasp. — The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Chapter 6 There’s a new exhibit opening at the World Aquarium at the City Museum in […]

This Year to Be Scarier at Halloween Horror Nights

Every year, Universal Studios in both Hollywood and Orlando deck the park in Halloween finery. This year, they promise to have “new haunted houses, more intense scare zones, and hundreds of gruesome creatures” to great you throughout the park. Halloween Horror Nights will begin at the end of September and take place each weekend through […]

"Science of Potions" Featured at Orlando Barnes & Noble Location

To help raise funds for the Orlando Science Center (OSC), the Barnes & Noble Booksellers at 2418 E. Colonial Drive in Orlando, Fla., will be holding a bookfair July 25 through 27, 2006. The festivities include resident science wizard, who will create “a cavalcade of crazy chemical concoctions” on the evening of July 26. “Science […]

Well-Known Haunted House Prepares for Its Last Season

The 2006 Halloween season will be the last for Rocky Point Haunted House in Salt Lake City, one of the most recognized commercial haunts in the United States, with about 55,000 people visiting each year. “To have [Rocky Point] end is almost like losing a family member,” said Greg Andersen, co-owner of Solar Shock Pictures […]

Overnight Pirate Adventure for Kids & Parents

Next Saturday, July 22, the Orlando Science Center is host “A Pirate’s Night for Me!” For $53 per child and $40 per adult, participants will get to sleep on Dinosaur Island, search for clues in the Black Lagoon and learn how Pirates navigate ships using the stars. The cost includes a treasure map, dinner, snack, […]

Tips for Having a Better Time at Theme Parks

As The Genre Traveler’s column, “Attraction Update,” can attest (if it could talk, of course), theme parks are a great place for a little genre travel fun. But, theme parks also come with their associated detractions: long lines, expensive entrance fees and food costs, and, if you have children, the potential for cranky tantrums. Here […]