What’s coming to Orlando this year

Hey Thrill Seekers,

So 2019 was a good year for our beloved theme parks in Florida but in my opinion 2020 is going to be even bigger and better!

2019 bought us Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios containing 2 great attractions – Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. It also bought us the amazing Hagrids Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Islands of Adventure. SeaWorld bought us Sesame Street Land which is tonnes of fun (and i got to meet Abby Cadabby!) and we also got Lego Movie World at Legoland Florida!

Let’s take a look at what 2020 has in store for us… (this is in no way in order of favourtism… or is it.. 😉 )

Iron Gwazi – Busch Gardens – opening Spring 2020

Eeeeeeeeekkkk i CANNOT WAIT for this to open in spring!! Gwazi was a brilliant ride but Iron Gwazi sounds even better. Iron Gwazi is “going to be the best roller coaster in Florida,” says Jonathan Smith – director of rides and engineering. “We’re building what could be one of the best coasters in the entire world.”
Iron Gwazi will have a tallest point of 206 feet, a 91 degree drop and a top speed of a whopping 76 mph!! Which is faster than Mako may i add! It will be the tallest and fastest coaster in the Sunshine State.
Iron Gwazi is being converted from an old twin-track to a single-track design – by Rocky Mountain Construction who also made Steel Vengeance (which Iron Gwazi will now overtake, by 1 foot, to be the tallest hybrid) are a hugely popular and many fan favourite lists include Rocky Mountain coasters.

Ice Breaker – SeaWorld – opening Spring 2020

Ice Breaker is coming to SeaWorld this spring, it’s going to be one hell of a thrilling coaster judging by the info we have…

Using linear synchronous motors, the unique coaster will feature a quadruple launch. After leaving the station, the trains will enter a track switch that will move them laterally into the launch section. They will first magnetically launch backwards, then forward, then backward, and finally forward with enough momentum to hit the ride’s top speed of 52 mph and make it out of the launch area. – USA Today

“Passengers will experience airtime (both forward and backward) while they are launching” on SeaWorld Orlando’s new Ice Breaker roller coaster, ride director Jonathan Smith says. “Airtime going backwards is unique.” -SeaWorld Parks.
Ice Breaker’s riders will navigate a 93-foot spike at 100 degrees, a full 10 degrees beyond vertical. They will also encounter an 80-foot top hat-shaped element that Smith says will be loaded with airtime. The coaster will be an “unusual, crazy, fun and thrilling experience,” he adds.

Riptide Race – Aquatica – opening TBC


Experience Florida’s first dueling racer, Riptide Race. Grab a friend and race through high speed tunnels as you see your opponents side by side and face to face. Who will reach the finish line first?Starting from the top of the 68’ tower, riders will grab their rafts as they enter side-by-side racing lanes. Each racing lane can hold two riders per raft and feature low walls, ensuring you will always have eyes and ears on your competition. Dueling face-to-face, racers will navigate through tight loops and accelerations through indoor and outdoor sections. It’s a race to the finish through nearly 650’ of slide.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway – Hollywood Studios – opening 4th March 2020

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is a brand-new attraction unique to Walt Disney World Resort and Disney’s Hollywood Studios—and the first ride at any Disney park that stars Mickey Mouse and friends.

he darling duo are taking a leisurely drive to a picnic in their sporty roadster—with Engineer Goofy’s train following merrily along. Plot twist—you get to go, too! Climb aboard a runaway railway and embark on a whirlwind ride through a world where the rules of physics don’t apply. Prepare for unexpected twists, slapstick gags and mind-boggling transformations at every turn, as Mickey and Minnie try to save the day.

There’s no telling where this train is heading! This is an adventure for Mickey and Minnie fans of all ages

The Bourne Stuntacular – Universal Studios – opening spring 2020

The Bourne Stuntacular, an all-new live-action stunt show, will debut at Universal Studios Florida. Based on Universal Pictures’ blockbuster Bourne film franchise, this cutting-edge, edge-of-your-seat live show will blur the lines between stage and cinema in a hybrid form of entertainment that has never been seen before.
The Bourne Stuntacular will follow Jason Bourne around the globe as sinister characters pursue him. This action-packed show will feature thrilling chase scenes, punishing fistfights, death-defying leaps and danger at every turn.
And it will all happen right in front of you with live performers, interactive props and an immense LED screen – making it impossible to determine where the live-action ends and the screen begins.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure – Epcot – opening summer 2020

Walt Disney Imagineering is hard at work developing a new attraction for the park’s France pavilion, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, planned to open in summer 2020. Based on Disney and Pixar’s hit film, “Ratatouille,” this family-friendly attraction will invite you to shrink down to the scale of a rat for a culinary adventure with Chef Remy.
You’ll race across Gusteau’s kitchen floor aboard special trackless ride vehicles, which you can see in the image at the top of this post – just released today – as Disney Imagineers work on bringing this attraction to life. 

Beauty and the Beast sing along- Epcot – opening January 17th 2020

“Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along” in the France pavilion is directed and produced by Don Hahn, producer of the animated and live-action “Beauty and the Beast” films, and invites guests to participate in a twist on a tale as old as time. It also features narration from Angela Lansbury, who played Mrs. Potts in the original film. The new sing-along will run in rotation with “Impressions de France,” which will receive an upgrade to 4K projection.

Cirque du Soleil Drawn to Life – Disney Springs – 17th April 2020

This new show follows the story of Julie, a courageous and determined girl who discovers an unexpected gift left by her late father: an unfinished animation piece. Guided by a surprising pencil, she embarks on an inspiring quest sprinkled with her Disney childhood memories. Through this journey, she will learn to imagine new possibilities and animate the story of her future.
Cirque du Soleil Drawn to Life will transport guests into the world of Disney animation in Cirque du Soleil’s signature style. This entirely new experience will wow Walt Disney World guests and Cirque du Soleil fans, both young and old, while bringing timeless Disney stories to life in an unforgettable new way.

It will open for previews on March 20, 2020, and officially premiere on April 17, 2020

Which one are you looking forward to the most??

Smiles included,

Abby

Everything you need to know about Gatorland

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Adventure Calls. Answer the Call.

So as we have an amazing offer on at the moment for FREE Gatorland General Admission per person when you spend over £500 this January, I thought I would give you the run down on why this is such a great park to visit.

Even if you don’t know a lot about Gatorland, i’m sure you’ll be familiar with the famous Gator mouth entrance!

Gatorland is the renowned ‘Alligator capital of the world’ it was founded by
Owen Godwin in 1949, and still privately owned by his family today! It is the best place to see alligators and crocodiles of all sizes, from babies, to the 14-foot monsters that call our Breeding Marsh home. They even have the largest collection of extremely rare white leucistic alligators.  But, Gatorland is more than just a gator park!  They have a free-flight aviary, petting zoo, one-of-a-kind animal shows, thrilling Screamin’ Gator Zip Line and new Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure to ensure your day will be full of fun, smiles and special memories!

The animals you will encounter when visiting Gatorland.

Did you know – A baby alligator is called a Grunt. (cute huh 😉 )

There is also a lot of extra activities and experiences to do at Gatorland – i’ve popped my favourite ones below.

Screamin’ Gator Zip Line

This experience is an extra cost but totally worth it! Here’s what it includes:

  • Launch from heights of up to 65 feet
  • Soar across five intense zip lines ranging in length from 230 feet to more than 500 feet, and carefully cross a swinging bridge over the park’s main walkway
  • Fly over alligators and crocodiles at speeds near 30 miles per hour. Equipment (helmet and harness) provided
  • Just minutes from area hotels, theme parks, and the Orlando International Airport

Gator Gauntlet

Soar 350 feet through the air and defy gravity while gliding over the Alligator Breeding Marsh, complete with one hundred and thirty giant alligators watching from below! “That’s one wild ride!”

STOMPIN’ GATOR OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE

This is one of my personal favourite things to do at Gatorland. It is truly hilarious!
Gatorland guests can board one of three, 12-foot-high custom-made, off-road monster vehicles for a 15-minute rugged and hilarious adventure like no other theme park ride anywhere. This exciting ride is chocked full of wacky new Gatorland characters, singing tour guides, swampy adventure, and, of course, lots of alligators. Each vehicle is specially branded and named after iconic real alligators and crocodiles at Gatorland, including Bonecrusher ℠, Cannibal Jake, and Swamp Ghost ℠

Gator Night Shine

Armed with only a flashlight and gator food, you bravely make your way along the winding wooden walkways of Gatorland’s Alligator Breeding Marsh. The sounds of the night come alive around you as the rustle of feathers overhead and the splashing of water nearby signal that you are not alone.
Turning your flashlight towards the water, you suddenly become aware of hundreds of hungry, glowing, red eyes slowly making their way closer… it’s now your turn to experience the ‘real Florida.

Gatorland is open from 10am – 5pm 365 days of the years come rain or shine. It is located around 20 – 30 minutes away from International Drive. Gatorland, 14501 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837, United States


Smiles Included (even if there is loads of Gators behind me)

Abby

Universal Orlando Reveal 2020 Mardi Gras Line Up

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Universal’s annual bead give away extravaganza is back! Whoop to the Whoop! Universal’s Mardi Gras 2020 will run daily from Feb. 1 through to April 2. and will be the 25th consecutive year this awesome event has run.

Guests can enjoy performances by some of the biggest names in music, including world-renowned, chart-topping DJ and producer, Marshmello, the multi-platinum international star behind global smash-hits “Despacito” and “Échame La Culpa,” Luis Fonsi, and best-selling Americangirl group of all time, TLC, known for mega hits such as “Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs,” “Creep” and “Unpretty.” For the complete line-up and performance schedule, see below.

Feb. 1The Roots
Feb. 8Karol G
Feb. 15Bell Biv DeVoe
Feb. 16+Live+
Feb. 22Kool & the Gang
Feb. 29TLC
March 7REO Speedwagon
March 8Dustin Lynch
March 13Luis Fonsi
March 14The All-American Rejects
March 15Diana Ross
March 20Chris Young
March 21Earth, Wind & Fire
March 22Marshmello
March 28Why Don’t We
March 29Gavin DeGraw

2020 Mardi Gras New Orleans Bands Lineup

Feb. 1 – Feb. 13Dirty Bourbon River Show
Feb. 14 – March 5Free Agents Brass Band
March 6 – March 21New Breed Brass Band
March 22 – April 2Naughty Professor Brass Band

Along with amazing bands, there’s also a party-themed Mardi Gras parade each night with floats, dancers and countless amounts of beads. 

Enjoy the sights, sounds and excitement of the parade every night of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras.

Parade starts at 6:00 pm on the following dates:
Feb 2 – Feb 7

Parade starts at 6:15 pm on the following dates:
Feb 9 – Feb 14
Feb 17 – Feb 21
Feb 23 – Feb 28
Mar 1 – Mar 6

Parade starts at 7:30 pm on the following dates:
Mar 9 – Mar 12
Mar 16 – Mar 19
Mar 23 – Mar 27
Mar 30 – Apr 2

Parade starts at 7:45 pm on the following dates:
Feb 1, 8, 15, 16, 22, 29
Mar 7, 8, 13-15, 20-22, 28-29

The best bit? If you have a 3 park explorer ticket purchased from our good selves then all the concerts with your 14 day period are free of charge!!

You can buy your 3 Park Universal Explorer tickets by clicking on the link.

Smiles included…

Jamie

Busch Gardens announce their 2020 event line up

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Happy New Year and all that jazz!

To kick off 2020 (which is gunna be a big year in the theme park world may i add) Busch Gardens have released their 2020 event line up.

Kick off the New Year with unforgettable performances at Real Music, Real Masters
and come back in 2020 to enjoy Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends,
the return of the Food & Wine Festival and much more!

All of the below seasonal events are included with your park admission. 🙂New Year’s Celebrations

Three Kings Day – Monday 6th JanuaryMonday 6 January

The festivities don’t stop once the ball drops – park guests can enjoy Christmas Town cheer until 6 January 2020, including the celebration of Three Kings Day. Visit the three wise men in person for song-filled storytelling and indulge in the park’s spin on delicious traditional dishes, from decadent tres leches cake to flavourful pulled pork hash.

Real Music, Real Masters – 7 January – 15 March (weekly, Tuesday – Saturday)

Busch Gardens’ longest running concert series is back with returning favourites and NEW acts! At the climate-controlled Stanleyville Theater, guests can enjoy incredible live performances spanning from the 1950s to today, including the following acts:

7-12 January – Leonard, Coleman, and Blunt: Former Lead Singers of the Temptations, Platters and Drifters

14-19 January – The Diamonds

21-26 January – BJ Thomas

18 Jan-2 FebNEW! Piano Men: Sir Elton John and Billy Joel Tribute

4-9 FebruaryNEW! Classic Stones Live: The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Tribute Show

11-16 February – NEW! Simply Queen: The Most Incredible Live Tribute to Queen

18-23 February – NEW! Let’s Hang On™: America’s No. 1 Frankie Valli Tribute Show

25 Feb-1 March – Eaglemania: The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band

3-8 March –Cirque Vertigo Featuring the Wallenda Duo

10-15 MarchNEW! ONES: Beatles’ #1 Hits

Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends – 1-16 February (Saturdays and Sundays)

Join the Sesame Street krewe for a pirate filled paRrrr-ty! Families can enjoy special character interaction, themed story time, treasure scavenger hunts, and dance parties for pirate-inspired frivolity. NEW this year – on 1 and 2 February, families can meet Aloysius Snuffleupagus, affectionately known as Snuffy, during the first ever Snuffy Weekend. The fun begins each Saturday and Sunday at 11.30am in the Sesame Street Safari of Fun area of the park.

NEW! Mardi Gras Weekend – 22-23 February (Saturdays and Sundays)

This year, guests can let the good times roll with limited-time food, cocktails, entertainment and live music – Mardi Gras style! Follow the fun to the Moroccan Palace Plaza.

Food & Wine Festival – 29 February – 26 April (weekly; Saturdays and Sundays)

A world of taste awaits at the sixth annual Food & Wine Festival each weekend from 29 February – 26 April. The festival features new and exciting dishes, plus a large selection of wines, craft brews and cocktails. While enjoying delicious eats, fans can see some of the biggest names in music as they take the stage the Festival Field. All concerts are included with daily ticketed admission to the park.

On top of all of that we still have Iron Gwazi to look forward to this year! Who else is super excited for this one?!

Smiles Included,

Jess

Orlando Attraction Tickets Festive Opening House

Ho ho ho Thrill Seekers,

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

It’s that time of year again when OAT staff hibernate and recharge their theme park batteries. With that in mind check out our festive opening times

Tuesday 24th December  – 9am – 2pm (will have Facebook support though)

Wednesday 25th December – Closed

Thursday 26th December – Closed (we will have Facebook support though)

Friday 27th December – We’re baaaacccckkkkk

Facebook support – If you need to contact us please feel free to message Jamie using FB messenger via our Facebook page

Have a Merry Christmas from every one here at Orlando Attraction Tickets.

Smiles included….

Jamie

Discovery Cove Black Friday Deal!

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Who loves a bargain?! That’s right… YOU! So look no further, check out these amazing Black Friday prices for the Discovery Cove packages and the Discovery Cove Ultimate packages!

Never been to Discovery Cove before? Then if I were you i’d definitely take this opportunity to snap up a great deal and visit the most relaxing park in Orlando!

Discovery Cove, an exquisite tropical island paradise. Restricted to a capacity of about 1300 guests a day, it’s a rare opportunity to set your own pace and relax away from the hustle and bustle of traditional attractions. Swim with a dolphin (Swim option only, non swim tickets will not include Dolphin encounter), snorkel amongst tropical fish, glide with rays and relax on white sand beaches. Hand feed exotic birds in the colourful aviary, paddle along the crystal clear tropical river and soak up every moment of this blissful day. Put away your watch, kick off your shoes, and enjoy an indulgent experience to the full. Life is good! It’s all about a day of wonderful discovery and a lifetime of memories. 

Here are some recent reviews from our customers about Discovery Cove:

Mr Daniel Hughes:
Amazing! Great day at Discovery Cove and didn”t want it to end! Loved the all inclusive alcohol!

Mr Stephen West:
Amazing day – my favourite place to visit in Orlando. Very peaceful, with loads to do and now includes free food and drink all day. Ticket so includes entry to sea world, which has probably got the best roller coasters in Orlando.

Miss Georgia Cunnington:
Most incredible day, took my friend as a surprise for her 21st birthday and it was such a magical day!!!

Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive experience includes unlimited access to:  

  • Grand Reef
  • Ray Lagoon 
  • Free-Flight Aviary 
  • Freshwater Oasis

Along with use of a mask, snorkel, wetsuit/vest, towels, lockers, beach umbrellas, sun loungers and hammocks, all day self parking, a continental breakfast, sumptuos buffet lunch and all drinks and snacks are included throughout the day.  You’ll also receive a pass to SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens.  (Busch Gardens only included with the Ultimate package) which is valid for 14 consecutive days admission before or after your visit to Discovery Cove. 
The Ultimate Package will also include free parking!!

As Discovery Cove only allow 1300 guests per day this deal is likely to sell out quickly!! Book your tickets here.

Smiles Included,

Abby

Orlando Attraction Tickets

The Bourne Stuntacular opening at Universal Studios in Spring 2020!

Hey Thrill Seekers,

So it was announced, revoked and then re-announced that an all new stunt spectacular The Bourne Stuntacular is due to open at Universal Studios next spring!

Here’s what Universal had to say:

The chase is on! In Spring 2020, The Bourne Stuntacular, an all-new live-action stunt show, will debut at Universal Studios Florida. Based on Universal Pictures’ blockbuster Bourne film franchise, this cutting-edge, edge-of-your-seat live show will blur the lines between stage and cinema in a hybrid form of entertainment that has never been seen before.


The Bourne Stuntacular will follow Jason Bourne around the globe as sinister characters pursue him. This action-packed show will feature thrilling chase scenes, punishing fistfights, death-defying leaps and danger at every turn.


And it will all happen right in front of you with live performers, interactive props and an immense LED screen – making it impossible to determine where the live-action ends and the screen begins.


You won’t just watch it – you’ll feel it.

“A live-action stunt show that will leave audiences marvelling, “How on earth did they do that?”

“Through a cutting-edge fusion of stagecraft and film, you’ll follow our hero Jason Bourne across three continents as sinister characters pursue him, hoping to bring him in. You don’t just watch it. You feel it. See it a few times to really take it all in.”

What are your thoughts and feelings on this one?

Smiles Included,

Abby

What does Universal Beijing tell us about Epic Universe?

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Back in September 2018 I came across some leaked documents that led me to look into how Similar Universal Beijing Resort (UBR) is going to be to Universal Orlando Resort (UOR). However, now that Universal have released tonnes of information on UBR it leads us to believe that there are lot of hints to be explored that could link to Orlando’s Universal Epic Universe.

Here’s the video Universal have released for the Beijing resort – how much can you see that reminds you of Universal Orlando Resort and what new things do you think could be coming to Epic Universe?

By having a quick glance at what is coming to UBR it is clear to see that China is going to get a lot of the same attractions / areas but what i’m most interested in is the new stuff.. why? Because this new stuff could also be coming to Universals Epic Universe which, if you didn’t already know, is going to be Universals 4th park in Orlando.
UBR is going to feature a whopping 7 themed lands that will immerse guests in extraordinary and thrilling adventures. Lets take a look at these lands:

Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness
Universal are bringing Po to life in a whole land dedicated to Kung Fu Panda. It is going to be a completely indoor experience set in ‘legendary China’. Visitors will get to see the Jade Palace, the Panda Village and the Peach Tree of Heavenly Wisdom. Now with Universal Hollywood getting a Kung Fu Panda attraction last year and UBR getting a whole land in 2021 I think it’s fair to say that we might possible get a land or at least an attraction in Epic Universe, don’t you?

Transformers: Metrobase
This land is going to be the first theme park land in the world dedicated to Transformers. An expanded story was developed for the character Metrobase who is a robot the size of a city!
In conjunction with top Chinese scientists, Metrobase selected this Energon rich site just outside the city of Beijing to serve as the N.E.S.T. Beijing headquarters – a top-secret, technologically-advanced zone where an alliance between humans and Autobots developed to protect the Earth.
Now this is a tricky one to picture at Epic Universe for me. Firstly because we already have the attraction in Studios and secondly because the story that has been developed for UBR is based in China. If we have got a Transformers land coming to Epic Universe then maybe another new story will be developed?!

Minion Land
Minion Land is going to be an exciting, fun-filled world that is alive with characters and scenes from the films. It is a place where children and adults can see exciting new shows, meet their favourite characters, and enjoy interaction with the mischievous Minions everywhere they go! Scenes from the films come to life, inviting visitors to play along in an immersive land that is fun for the whole family.
A Minion Land has been rumoured quite a few times for Universal Orlando but nothing ever really came to light, could this mean that Epic Universe is getting a Minion Land to match Beijing?

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
With the opening of Universal Beijing Resort, Chinese fans will have the opportunity to celebrate the magic of the Wizarding World when they step inside “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade,” an award-winning experience that features multiple groundbreaking attractions, shops, restaurants, entertainment and more. From its snow-capped roofs and cobblestone streets to all the special touches that characterize the whimsical look and feel of the land, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will transport guests of all ages to the very places they read about in the stories or watched on the silver screen.
Now I think it’s fair to say that Epic Universe is definitely NOT getting a Hogsmeade but we are hoping for a Fantastic Beasts themed area.. 😉

Jurassic World Isla Nublar
Guests can explore Isla Nublar, an island of wonder and thrills where Dinosaurs roam the Earth again. Universal Beijing Resort has taken the essence of this legendary film franchise and created a larger-than-life destination for audiences to experience attractions and adventures never seen before. Feel the power of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptors, Ankylosaurs, and the fearsome Indominus Rex at Jurassic World: Isla Nublar. Now to me, if UBR are getting new rides (like Hollywood) and attractions it could work as a great expansion to Jurassic Park at Islands of Adventure where I think a coaster would be a fab addition. 😉

Hollywood
Universal Studios Beijing will also get Hollywood Boulevard. In the video you can see a complete replica of Mel’s Drive-in and Universal have said that you can encounter celebs at any minute. Hollywood will feature the “Lights, Camera, Action!” attraction, featuring world-renowned directors, Zhang Yimou and Steven Spielberg. The experience will merge both Western and Eastern popular culture, and will lead visitors into the behind-the-scenes glitz and glamour of Hollywood special effects.
Now I think another certainty is that Hollywood is not coming to Epic Universe as it already exists at Studios.

WaterWorld
Universal Studios Beijing will also offer WaterWorld, Universal theme parks’ popular stunt show that allows visitors to experience a one-of-a-kind “battle on water.” The adventure surges to life with thrilling performances and daring stunts, giving visitors an experience beyond their wildest imaginations. Only in Beijing, the experience will expand into a land including dining and other entertainment offerings.
Japan, Hollywood, Singapore and now Beijing all have WaterWorld shows so maybe Orlando is going to get its WaterWorld fix with the addition of Epic Universe?

Now when we got the artists rendering of Epic Universe, none of the above were predicted. Instead we had predicted Nintendo, Universal Classic Monsters, How to Train Your Dragon, Star Trek, Fantastic Beasts and so on as lands for Epic Universe but seeing as Beijing are getting a few lands that we already have in Orlando could it mean that Epic Universe will be getting some of the new lands that Beijing are getting..

The above are artist renderings for Universal Beijing and Orlando’s Universal Epic Universe. Do you think there is going to be a lot of similarities between the two parks? Here’s a closer look at the two renderings..

Epic Universe Orlando

Smiles Included,

Abby

Food & Drinks at Halloween Horror Nights 2019

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Halloween Horror Nights – 6 Sep – 2 Nov, 2019

Now I don’t know if you know but Halloween Horror Nights isn’t all about being scared out your mind… Well it is but there’s also a lot of new food to talk about during HHN. So much so that I think it deserves its own blog!

You can find new and returning fan favourites including food and drink inspired by Ghostbusters, Stranger Things and more.

Stranger Things Food and Drink

Starcourt Mall – Located in tents outside Monster Cafe and Finnegan’s.

Get a taste of the Starcourt Mall with a variety of dishes inspired by iconic mall dining. Enjoy Grilled Street Corn and Nachos Queso Fundidio from Ole Amigo. Grab a bento box with an Orange Chicken Bao Bun, Szechuan Beef Pot Stickers and fried Wonton Chips, complete with ginger soy dipping sauce from the Imperial Panda. Or head over to Hawkins Heroes for a Turkey or Veggie Hero.


You can also grab dessert with chocolate dipped bacon on a stick and Pumpkin Patch Mini Donuts.

Halloween Horror Nights Chocolate Covered Bacon

Merrill’s Mini Pumpkin Doughnuts

Located in the tents outside Finnegan’s

Halloween Horror Nights Pumpkin Patch Donuts

Here you’ll get 11 mini doughnuts on a bed of cookie crumbles with a colourful frosting drizzle.

Triple Decker Extravaganza

Located in the San Francisco Bakery

This one is a fan favourite from last years Stranger Things food that has returned to tickle your tastebuds once more..

Halloween Horror Nights Triple Decker Extravaganza

A stack of delicious waffles, whipped cream and candy .

Sony Pictures Ghostbusters Ghost Trap Popcorn

Located at many popcorn carts

The perfect snack to fuel you on the go – a popcorn bucket inspired by the containment unit for ghosts for the proton pack from Sony Pictures Ghostbusters.

Halloween Horror Nights Ghost Trap Popcorn

Syrups and Waffles

Located at Gramercy Popcorn and Production Central Veranda

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Photo: insideuniversal.net

This is a drink that has returned for its second year, complete with maple flavours and teeny tiny waffles on top.

More ‘eats and treats’

S’mores Fries
Located at KidZone Pizza Company

Sweet potato fries, marshmallow, chocolate chips and cracker crumbs.. personally i’m unsure on this one!

Halloween Horror Nights S'mores Fries

Pizza Fries
Located at KidZone Pizza Company

These are more up my street and a huge hit with HHN fans and i don’t really think it needs any more explaining than it’s pizza… on some fries!

Halloween Horror Nights Pizza Fries

Twisted Taters

Those mouth-watering potato swirls with your choice of sour cream & chive, garlic parmesan, seasoned salt, or salt & vinegar.

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Candy Corn
Located at Gramercy Popcorn and Production Central Veranda

A Classic Halloween Candy in a sweet slushie!

Halloween Horror Nights Candy Corn

There are also four signature drinks this year inspired by classic 80s beverages, plus four souvenir cups to collect. (The souvenir cups will be a staggered release with a new one becoming available on a weekly basis)

  • Blood Pit – Vodka, blood orange sour, peach schnapps and orange juice.
  • Twilight Gateway – Tequila, watermelon schnapps, pineapple juice, orange juice and grenadine.
  • Vampires Curse – Spiced rum, fruit punch and sour mix.
  • Saturn – Gin, Falernum liqueur, passion fruit puree and sour mix.
Halloween Horror Nights Signature Drinks

So that’s a round up of some of the food and drink you can indulge on at HHN29.
Need more info about the houses, scare zones and shows at this years HHN? Then check this out.

Smiles included,

Abby

Universal confirm additional date for HHN29!

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Today Universal Orlando have confirmed that they are adding an extra event night to this years HHN29. Monday the 21st October at Universal Studios is now going to be full of zombies, vikings, monsters, ghosts, killer klowns and more and what’s even better is that if you already have a 2 night HHN ticket or a Frequent Fear pass the date it automatically included!

I think it’s fair to say that HHN29 is now in full swing with 7 event nights now under the belt and tonnes of reviews stating that this is the best HHN ever. If you’re a little late to the party then keep ready as i’m going to re-cap on everything we know..

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Oh and I nearly forgot to mention that our very own Gavin visited HHN the other week so I asked him to give us his favourite Scare Zone and House..

Gavin’s Favourite House: US – “This was the scariest house i’ve ever been in at any Halloween Horror Night event, and i’ve been to a few!”

Gavin’s Favourite Scare Zone: Zombieland – “My favourite Scare Zone because it gets your heart racing and you can laugh at all the unsuspecting passer by’s.”

Now I just want to add that it takes a lot for Gavin to be scared (or so he says) so for him to say that US is that scary must mean something!!
Me and Teresa couldn’t even watch the promo video for US without being terrified!! :O

Houses

Stranger Things
US
Universal Monsters
Ghostbusters
Killer Klowns From Outer Space
House of 1000 Corpses
Depths of Fear
Graveyard Games
Nightingales: Blood Pit
Yeti: Terror of the Yukon

Scare Zones

Zombieland Double Tap
Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe
Anarch-cade
Vanity Ball
Vikings Undead

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Zombieland Double Tap

Shows

Halloween Marathon of Mayhem
Academy of Villains – Altered State

Rides

Don’t forget that some rides and attractions are still open during HHN!!

Transformers The Ride – 3d
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Revenge of the Mummy
Men in Black Alien Attack
The Simpsons Ride
Fast and Furious Supercharged
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

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Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Have you been to HHN yet or are you visiting this year?? We’d love to know your favourite houses!!

Halloween Horror Nights 2019 – 6 Sep – 2 Nov, 2019

Screams included,

Abby