Arg! Legoland in the U.K. Opens Pirates Landing

Aye matey! Do ya like pirates? Well you’ve got one more place to go: Pirates Landing at LEGOLAND® Windsor in the United Kingdom. Included in the attraction are: The Pirate Training Camp – A fun play area where kids can climb on board a wooden boat and let their imaginations run wild as they tackle […]

California’s Great America Hosts Trick-Or-Treat Party

If you’re going to be around with the kids in the San Jose, Calif., area this month, you might consider taking them to “Snoopy’s Costume Party” at Great America’s “Planet Spooky.” This daytime, non-scare celebration is a unique experience the entire family can enjoy together. In addition to the park’s rides and attractions, Planet Snoopy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Step Into the Wizarding World

Would you like to release your muggle coil and experience the world of wizardry? Well, soon you’ll be able to do just that. Warner Bros. has teamed up with Universal Studios to create a theme park based on the Harry Potter movie series. Touted as the real life version of the magical world of Hogwarts, […]

It’s Dinosaur Month

Dinosaur Park and Museum, Ogden, Utah Woweee! Whiled doing research for something completely unrelated to dinosaurs or The Genre Traveler, I stumbled onto this little fact: October is Dinosaur Month! How cool is that? I’ve always loved dinosaurs … at least since I discovered them in Kindergarten/First grade. Heck, I still think it would be […]

Haunted Hangouts

The little girl in me is just jumping up and down. It’s October! Time to dress up in costumes and go trick or treating. I’ve always loved Halloween and got really creative with my costumes. One year, I was a book worm. I dressed all in green, wore fake glasses (I didn’t need them for […]