Halloween Horror Nights Reveals New House, Depths of Fear

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Do you have a fear of water…. do you hate it when you’re in the sea and something brushes against your leg… then Depths of Fear, Halloween Horror Nights new house could be the one that tips you over the edge.

What’s it about?

The workers of a deep-sea mining company have found themselves in a dire situation. They’ve delved too deep and encountered a parasitic race of creatures that turn out to be deadly. Panic ensues as you find yourself encountering infected miners and acidic creatures. The pressure builds as the self-destruct sequence counts down to the inevitable implosion of the facility.

The badies are?

As you venture further into the depths, you’ll encounter the creatures known only as the “Mouthbrooders.” Picture being trapped in a claustrophobic mining installation underwater with a countless number of these slithering monsters. Your worst nightmares will come to life as these fiends spew flesh-eating acidic eggs at human hosts, and you witness miners being driven mad by the infection.

Depth of Fear joins Stranger Things , Blood Pit and Universal Monsters for this years screamathon, you’d be crazy to miss it. You can buy HHN tickets directly from Orlando Attraction Tickets.

Screams included…

Jamie

Is Abyss Coming To SeaWorld Orlando

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Mako, Kraken and Manta… the triple threat. 3 of the best coasters in Orlando but could they be about to become a quadruple quandary!

Rumour has it (and some plans submitted to local authorities) that SeaWorld Orlando are building a new coaster set to debut in 2020. The new coaster which is being built by coaster company Premier has similarities to Tigris and based on recent trademark filings could be called ABYSS.

Now some reports are describing the new attraction as a family coaster but don’t let that put you off, from what we’re hearing the coaster will have up to 4 launches with airtime and inversions that would reach a max speeds of up to 55 mph.

The image above provided by thecoasterkings.com, shows details of how we believe the new coaster will be positioned. It will be housed near Shamu Stadium and Mango Joe’s Restaurant which will lose part of its outside area to make way for the Abby’s queue.

The coaster itself, is rumoured to have 4 launches and will start by launching backwards up an incline that will have a curl to it, the coaster will then all forward (like Tigris) onto a second launch element with will propel it up a top hat element, a top hat or top cap consists of an ascent at a 90 degree angle immediately followed by a 90-degree descent. The top hat will be located near the Bayside Stadium, and will provide some great airtime (think Mako). The train will then hop over a guest pathway into a relatively undeveloped area near Ports of Call. There will probably be a few helixes and airtime hills, then the train will go back over the pathway and roll into the station.

SeaWorld haven’t confirmed any of this and it is thoroughly classed as a rumour but I like the sound of ABYSS, assuming that what it will be called.

We’ll keep you posted when we learn more.

Smiles included…

Jamie

Universal Monsters House Confirmed For HHN29

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Universal have confirmed that Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein and more will be making an appearance at Halloween Horror Nights 29. Yey!!!!

Here’s what Universal had to say;

In this all-new haunted house the world’s most terrifying monsters unleash havoc – thirsty for anything and everything in their paths. As you try to escape to safety, you’ll step into each monster’s domain – but beware – they refuse to let anyone get out alive…

Come face-to-face with Dracula in his gothic castle, the Wolfman in a dark Bavarian forest, and the man-made monster within Dr. Frankenstein’s lab. And if you survive them, you still may encounter the vicious Creature of the Black Lagoon, the ancient evil of the Mummy and more.

Universal Monsters joins Stranger Things  and Nightingales Blood Pit for this years HHN29 with 7 more houses yet to be announced.

Screams included…

Jamie

Disney Confirm New Fireworks Show For Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

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For the first time in 14 year Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party will be getting a new fireworks show.

The new show will feature state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, lighting and dazzling fireworks that come together to tell a not-so-scary story about how anything can happen on Halloween night.

The show will take guests along on a trick-or-treating adventure, where four friends – Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy – find themselves drawn into a mysterious haunted house. The journey takes them from one room of the house to another, encountering dancing skeletons, waltzing ghosts and a whole series of troublemaking Disney villains.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party will also include the following “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular,” featuring the Sanderson Sisters and Disney villains the likes of Oogie Boogie, Dr. Facilier and Maleficent.

“Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade,” which happens twice nightly and features favorite Disney characters dressed in their Halloween best, along with the Disney villains and a cavalcade of fiendishly fun floats. Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam in Fantasyland is the spot for all of the young partygoers to get their groove on with favorite Disney Junior characters like Doc McStuffins and Vampirina.

In Frontierland, prospector Cactus-Flower Cate rounds up youngsters for the “Frontierland Costume Promenade,” encouraging them to show off their costumes in a quest for the greatest treasure in the land – candy! The “Frontierland Costume Promenade” takes place just prior to each run of Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade and of course, Trick-or-treating throughout the park!

You can purchase Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Tickets from Orlando Attraction Tickets.

Smiles included…

Jamie

Disney Confirm Travel Times on Skyliner Gondola Transportation

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Not only have Disney been busy creating their largest ever land expansion with Star Wars: Galaxys Edge but they’ve also been working on a new transportation system called Skyliner Gondola’s, the cable car style people movers will be decorated to fit Disney’s look and feel.

Today Disney has confirmed the approximate journey times you can expect when riding a Skyliner.

From Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort to Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 5-6 minutes

From Disney’s Caribbean Beach resort to Disney’s Pop Century Resort or Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – under 6 minutes

From Disney’s Caribbean Beach resort to Disney’s Riviera Resort – 5 minutes

From Disney’s Caribbean Beach resort to International Gateway at Epcot – 15 minutes 

From Disney’s Riviera Resort to International Gateway at Epcot – 9 minutes 

I image the views from these bad boys will be spectacular and I for one cannot wait to try them out.

Do you think the additions will help with the traffic congestion?

Smiles included…

Jamie

Universal Orlando Confirm Holiday Dates

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Yep now Easter is over it means Christmas is just around the corner… kind of… so with that in mind Universal have confirmed their seasonal dates.

Visit from November 16, 2019, to January 5, 2020, to experience a one–of–a–kind holiday.

Don’t just get merry. Add a dash of mischief as you enjoy this resort-wide celebration. Enjoy the views, shows, and food during Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Experience Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. 

 Watch the live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring The Grinch in The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular.  

Check out this video for allllll the info (that we have so far) 😉

Smiles Included,

Abby

Special Coca-Cola bottles for Batuu

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Everything in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been carefully crafted to ensure that everyone who visits experience has an immersive experience that has never been seen before. Disney have released lots of food and drink options that will be available to get in Galaxy’s Edge and yesterday they revealed speciality Coca-Cola bottles that travellers will only be able to find in Batuu.

In order: Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite and Water

As we were developing the incredible experiences that guests will explore when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens we knew that we wanted to create something truly special – something that will bring your own Star Wars adventure to life in a whole new way. We reached out to our friends at Coca-Cola, and along with Lucasfilm Ltd. came up with specially designed Coca-Cola bottles that are designed to fit authentically within the Star Wars universe.

The unique Coca-Cola products were created with storytelling in mind and are unlike anything Disney have done before.

These are sure to be in high demand throughout the galaxy and will make a great memento that you can use time and time again. Mine will definitely be used as a water bottle for my desk when I get my hands on one!

Are you going to be grabbing one of these on your visit to Galaxy’s Edge?

Smiles included,

Abby.

Universal Reveal Fluffy Pic’s

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The closer we get to the 13th June the more information Universal are going to be revealing about their new attraction! Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will be found at Islands of Adventure in the Hogsmeade section of the park and is the replacement for the much loved coaster, Dragon’s Challenge.

Today Universal gave us an up close look at Hagrid’s favourite canine Fluffy.

Fluffy is a giant three-headed dog that’s known for being the trusted guard dog of the Sorcerer’s Stone. And, as many of you know, Fluffy has a weakness – he falls asleep to the sound of music.

In Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, you’ll confront this gigantic, beloved creature deep in the Forbidden Forest. Proceed with caution – he’s a guard dog first and foremost. And in this new adventure, Fluffy weighs 8,000 Ibs., which is roughly as big as two standard Muggle cars.

Fun Facts:

  • In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Fluffy belongs to Hagrid, who adopted him from a “Greek chappie” he met in a pub
  • Experts on Pottermore say Fluffy was inspired by Cerberus – the dog that in Greek mythology guarded the gates of the Underworld – and, just like Fluffy, he fell asleep to the sound of music
  • Fluffy made his first and only appearance in the film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

We’re expecting more creatures to be revealed all this, our guess is Cornish Pixies tomorrow…

Smiles included…

Jamie

Universal Confirm Nightingales: Blood Pit House for HHN29

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We thought we’d be getting Halloween Horror Nights news yesterday and when it didn’t come we were all a little glum… so when we got this confirmation today we did a little spooky dance in celebration.

Here’s what Universal had to say about Nightingales: Blood Pit;

Imagine yourself transported back to Ancient Rome where a ruthless emperor reigns and gladiatorial games are put on for bloody entertainment. Add in bloodthirsty creatures and you’ll find yourself in the middle of Nightingales: Blood Pit – an all-new haunted house at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.

Here’s what you need to know about the next chapter in this fan-favorite original storyline of the nightingales.

Story

Ancient Rome is suffering its worst drought in centuries. The ruthless emperor has declared the gladiatorial games to continue nonstop until the rains return. The gruesome bloodshed of the games is horrifying enough, but then come the creatures.

The Nightingales

As the blood soaks into the earth, the nightingales feed on the dead and dying. The nightingales are a grisly race of creatures that have been here since the dawn of time. You may think you’re familiar with their past feeding frenzies, but you haven’t seen them like this. You’ll try to survive alongside the gladiators as the ravenous nightingales tear into their victims and notice that fresh blood has come into their midst…

Nightingales: Blood Pit joins Stranger Things for this year Halloween Horror Nights which will offer 10 haunted houses, 5 scare zones, live entertainment and more. You can grab your tickets for this award winning event at Orlando Attraction Tickets.

Smiles included…

Jamie

Stranger Things returns to HHN!

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We’ve been waiting for news about HHN29 for ages now and have even offered some pretty pleases with sugar on top (which didn’t go down very well)

FINALLY we’ve got our first announcement and it’s the first house…

Returning for its second season is Mike Aiello’s favourite and Netflix stalwart Stranger Things !!

This year, you’ll experience an all-new haunted house where you will travel back to the small town of Hawkins, Indiana and walk-through some of the most terrifying scenes from Stranger Things 2 and 3.

‘Not only will you come face-to-face with snarling Demodogs, but you will also make your way through iconic scenes and locations, from Chief Hopper’s cabin to the Starcourt Mall.’

May I just add that i’m full marks on my predictions so far.. 😉

This is just the beginning, we’ve got 9 more haunted houses, five scare zones, and live entertainment still to be revealed.

Who’s excited to go back to the upside down?!

Screams included.

Abby