Extended Hours at Halloween Horror Nights, Now Get More Robosaurus

It’s big. It’s made of metal. And it has a taste for cars. Meet Robosaurus, the fire-breathing robotic dinosaur. This 40-foot tall monster lifts cars higher than a 5-story building and crushes them with ease, and his schedule has been extended from seven select nights to include performances each night of Halloween Horror Nights at […]

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 […]

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 […]