Category Archives: Attractions

Mobile Guide to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights Available

If you’re heading out to Orlando this month to take in the annual Halloween Horror Nights and want to stay one step ahead of the crowds, VisualTravelTours has a guide for you. The largest supplier of guided tours for mobile devices, VisualTravelTours recently announced the first tour of Halloween Horror Nights as a QuietGuide (text […]

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Podcast Episode 3: The History of SF/F Amusement Parks

First, I apologize for not getting this out on October 1 as promised. I simply spaced it. In Episode 3 of The Genre Traveler Podcast, I chat with Jim Futrell, historian for the National Amusement Park Historical Association and author of several books about amusement parks. He takes us from the birth of the modern […]

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Ghost Hunters Signing Autographs

Meet the cast of SyFy’s hit show Ghost Hunters at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights XX. Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango will be signing autographs on October 7 during sessions starting at 7pm and 9:30pm. Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort is a separately ticketed event. This year’s event nights are September 24, 25 […]

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More Fun In Store at Hudson Valley Halloween Events

The Historic Hudson Valley is expanding its portfolio of fall and Halloween events this year, plus adding additional nights for the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton, the tri-state area’s biggest ticketed Halloween celebration, which kicks off Saturday, Oct. 2. New this year is Horseman’s Hollow, an interactive haunted attraction […]

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Another Step Toward the Holodeck Open Now at Universal Studios Japan

The “Space Fantasy” attraction at Universal Studios Japan features new 3D depth-sensing and multi-touch technology that allows visitors to interact with multi-media imagery. “Space Fantasy is the first theme park ride to venture into 3D depth-tracking rider experiences,” says Vincent John Vincent, President of GestureTek, the company that created the new technology. How It Works […]

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Short Horror Films Sought by Rob Zombie

Universal Studios HollywoodSM and Rob Zombie are partnering to recognize the nation’s top short-form filmmaking horror genre talent with the “Halloween Horror Nights – Rob Zombie Film Competition.” If you think your short horror film has what it takes, enter in your scariest short film for a chance to win a premiere showing on Chiller […]

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New Spy in the City Mission Starts This Summer

Today the International Spy Museum (SPY) launches its second mission on the GPS-guided Spy in the City® interactive visitor experiences: Operation Sly Fox. “This new mission … was developed with real intelligence officers and gives players an authentic understanding of challenges that real spies face,” said Amanda Ohlke, Adult Education director at the SPY. Operation […]

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Retro and Re-Imagined Battlestar Galactica Props On Traveling Exhibition

This fall, you can explore what it means to be human … or cylon. Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition will premiere at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Wash., the weekend of Oct. 22-24, with some of Battlestar Galactica‘s most popular personalities in attendance. “The museum is honored to be organizing the first exhibition devoted to […]

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