Hallowboo! Starts Saturday

If you’re going to be in Pennsylvania this Saturday through the month of October, you might want to spend a day at Idlewild Park in Ligonier, Pa. Considered one of the best kid’s parks in the world, Idlewild will begin this year’s Halloween celebrations this weekend. According to a press release, “Many of the park’s […]

Happy 25th Anniversary Epcot!

Disneyworld’s Epcot Center celebrates its 25th Anniversary Oct. 1. Although Disney itself won’t be promoting this special occasion, The Intrepid Traveler will. They’ve sent out media advisory to travel writers, encouraging them to turn to some of the Disney World experts they have in their roster of authors, including. Charles Ridgway Ridgway, who was a […]

Top U.S. Haunted Attractions Announced by Hauntworld Magazine

Well, now that its September, it is officially Haunt Season. So, Hauntworld Magazine, the haunt industry’s leading trade publication, has announced its list of the Top 13 Professional Haunted Attractions in the U.S. According to the press release, “these attractions are being recognized for their attention to detail, high-quality special effects, and overall scare factor.” […]

Haunted Sleep Over for Teens

Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa, Fla., is offering “Howl-O-Scream sleepovers” for 7th through 10th graders. That’s pretty cool. According to their website, for $75 per teen, participants are treated to “chaperoned front line access to haunted houses, bone-chilling coasters, ‘creatures of the night’ animal interactions, two freaky meals and accommodations at [their] on-site dormitory.” You […]

Are You Ready for Halloween?

The theme parks certainly are. According to Theme Park Insider, Busch Gardens Europe, located in Williamsburg, Va., has announced its new stuff for the Halloween season. They’re going to add two mazes and a scare zone to a new village, “The NeverAfter,” which is designed for visitors age 17 and up. The village takes Brothers […]

Only 41 Days Left …

As I reported in the July issue of The Genre Traveler, the “Back to the Future – The Ride” at Universal Studios Hollywood is going to be transformed into a Simpsons thrill ride due to open in Spring 2008. Therefore, this ride will be closing soon. Yesterday, Universal Studios Hollywood announced that “Back to the […]

Movie Icons Scare at Universal Studios

Modern horror icons Freddy Kreuger, Jason, and Leatherface are heading to Halloween Horror Nights 17 at Universal studios this Halloween season. Universal studios is running a contest now through August 15, 2007, where the winner receives a trip for four (4) to either Universal Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Hollywood to attend this year’s Halloween […]

Anticipation Builds for Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland

If you live on the West Coast of the U.S., particularly Southern California, you may have seen the commercials. Two kids are swimming in a small pool when something catches their eye. The dive and find themselves in a ocean with characters from Disney/Pixar’s hit movie Finding Nemo (one of my favorite films, BTW). It’s […]

World’s Largest Indoor Amusement Park Closed for Next Four Months

Lotte World, South Korea’s largest theme-park, announced this week that it will close for the next four months to inspect and repair its facilities, reported Robert Niles of ThemeParkInsider.com. Apparently, an official inspection of the place found “severe problems,” including “the roller coaster ride, the movie theater, the swimming pool and the bumper car arena,” […]