Take a close-up look at what goes into – and oozes out of – some of Hollywood’s strangest creatures, at Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show! This is considered Universal Studios most entertaining live show. While there’s plenty of fake blood thrown around, the on stage actors are hilariously funny.
This funny, highly entertaining show begins in an intriguingly creepy preshow area where masks, props, and rubber skeletons from classic and contemporary horror films and tributes to great makeup artists like Lon Chaney, Rick Baker, and Jack Pierce make a great backdrop for a horrifying family photo. Once inside the theater, your host brings out a special-effects expert who describes and shares some secrets about what goes into (and oozes out of) creepy movie effects (e.g., corn syrup and food coloring make for a dandy blood substitute).
Despite the potentially frightening topic, most of the audience gets a kick out of the whole show, because the subject is handled with an extraordinary amount of dead-on humor. Older children, in particular, eat up the blood-and-guts stories. One-liners delivered with comedy-club timing, audience participation, knives, guns, loose limbs—all this goes into creating a flat-out fantastic show that entertains everyone.
Located behind a re-creation of the front of Hollywood’s Pantages Theater, Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show takes a look at the work of special effects make-up artists is one of the few attractions that remains from the park’s opening. As the title suggests, there’s a bit of gore and the gruesome in this live show, but the overall tone is mostly light, with a heavy dose of Universal’s distinctive sarcastic humor.
Before the show, check out the lobby’s collection of authentic props, make-up effects and more from some of Universal’s most legendary horror movies. For people with disabilities: The theater is wheelchair accessible. Good scripts and good shtick mean that those with visual impairments can also enjoy the show. If busy, use Express Pass or come in the afternoon or evening. Arrive about 15 minutes before showtime (doors close immediately after show starts).
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With fall just around the corner, “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” at Magic Kingdom® Park is preparing to mark the season with enhancements to the show’s grand finale.New Fall Finale for “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire”
Beginning Sept. 2, 2016 at Walt Disney World® Resort, the finale scene in “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” will feature new costumes, décor and choreography. Guests will also hear an original song celebrating autumn, from the songwriting duo of Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn who composed the show’s catchy tune “On This Day.”
Presented on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” brings to life beloved Disney stories both classic and contemporary in a spectacular performance featuring memorable music, lively dancing, delightful costumes and special effects magic. Mickey and his troupe of Merry Makers have invited friends from other lands to join them in a grand celebration. In addition to favorites like Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy, the show also brings together a wonderful cast of characters including Anna, Elsa and Olaf from “Frozen;” Rapunzel, Flynn Rider and the gang from the Snuggly Duckling in “Tangled;” and Tiana, Naveen and Louis from “The Princess and the Frog.”
Also starting this weekend is the special fall edition of the popular Main Street Trolley Show, greeting everyone along the avenue with a joyous song all about “the magic that can happen when it’s autumn.”
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It’s been an exciting summer at Universal Orlando. First, the Orlando theme park, debuted the much-anticipated ride Skull Island: Reign of Kong and now, Islands of Adventure launches even more thrills as Universal’s Incredible Hulk Coaster Re-Opens!Universal’s Incredible Hulk Coaster Re-Opens!
After an almost year-long renovation, Universal’s Incredible Hulk Coaster Re-Opens, with a fury and now features thrilling new enhancements that make it even more incredible.
• A brand-new ride vehicle with a sleek, modern design • An all-new onboard ride score exclusively produced by Patrick Stump – front man for the internationally-renowned rock band, Fall Out Boy • An original storyline that places guests at the hands of an experiment led by General “Thunderbolt” Ross, created by the genius minds at Universal Creative • A completely redesigned queue which appears to guests as a high-tech, scientific facility centered around a massive Gamma Core
In the new storyline, guests will be ‘volunteers’ in a new experimental study on Hulk-a-fication. The story begins in the new queue designed to look like a laboratory fill of high-tech and mysterious equipment. Once you reach the platform and step into the ride vehicle you’ll discover a brand new, in-seat audio system that booms an original ride score created by Patrick Stump, front man for the internationally-renowned rock band Fall Out Boy. The next thing you know, you’re rocketing through a new launch tunnel, packed with amazing special effects, as you’re propelled out over Marvel Super Hero Island with super-human force. It’s the ride you love, but not like you’ve ever known it before. From the moment you walk up to the beloved coaster, you’ll see the huge changes that were made to the attraction. As you enter the ride, you’ll pass underneath a towering figure of The Hulk, using his colossal strength to hold up pieces of the coaster’s track. And fun fact, these track pieces were salvaged from the original ride.
The Incredible Hulk joins Skull Island: Reign of Kong as the newest attractions at Islands of Adventure.
Ghouls, ghosts and goblins will assault Brick-or-Treat-Legoland Florida during its kid-friendly Halloween celebration! This spooky, kooky event, sponsored by Wells Fargo, takes place every Saturday in October from 10:00am to 9:00pm and Sundays in October from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Guests will be amazed at the world’s largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern! It is made of 26,500 LEGO bricks and will capture a great photo memory.
LEGO® Pumpkin Build: Build your own LEGO Pumpkin at the model activity station in the Wells Fargo Fun Town 4D Theatre Plaza
LEGO® Monster Fighters Haunted Scavenger Hunt: Help the LEGO Monster Fighters capture monsters haunting the cities of Miniland USA in this haunted scavenger hunt. The whole family can enjoy searching for these creatures found in the over 30 million LEGO bricks that make up Miniland USA. With extended hours on Saturdays, Miniland USA gets a bit more spooky when the sun goes down and the fog rolls in on these LEGO cities.
Brick-or-Treat Trail: Trick-or-Treat along the Brick-or-Treat trail near the Pirates South Stadium for goodies, tasty treats and other fun surprises.
Dance Party: Join us for our spooky Dance Party in the Haunted Miniland USA with a live DJ and dance games (Saturday only)
Kids Costume Contest: Show off your BOO-tiful costumes in the Kids Costume Contest in the Wells Fargo Fun Town 4D Theatre Plaza to win brick-tastic prizes like LEGO product and tickets to LEGOLAND Florida. Children may enter one of 4 specialized categories: Heroes & Villains, LEGO Monster Fighters, LEGO Themed, and most Creative.Orlando Ticket Connection is your place to shop for Legoland Florida Tickets
Connect even deeper to animals and the wonderful world we share when JACK HANNA HOSTS A “WILD WEEKEND” AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO, happening weekends August 20 and 21. The internationally-known conservationist, author, television personality and lifelong adventurer will share animal facts and his travel tales during captivating and interactive presentations inside the Nautilus Theater.JACK HANNA HOSTS A “WILD WEEKEND” AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO
World-renowned animal expert “Jungle Jack” Hanna is back for another weekend of excitement and storytelling at SeaWorld Orlando on August 20 and 21. The internationally-known conservationist, author, television personality and lifelong adventurer will share animal facts and his travel tales during captivating and interactive presentations inside the Nautilus Theater.
In addition to shows included with park admission, SeaWorld will have several additional opportunities for guests to personally interact with Jack Hanna at the park including meet-and-greets, autograph signings, and exclusive dining packages.Meet Jack Hanna (Saturday, August 20) – Reserve space now to meet Jack Hanna and receive reserved seats to his show at SeaWorld Orlando. Prepare for Jack to entertain with animal facts, stories and answers to questions from you. Package includes a seat in the reserved section to the 1:00 p.m. show. Dine With Shamu® Jack Hanna Dinner (Saturday, August 20) – Enjoy a delicious dinner and mingle with Jack Hanna at Dine with Shamu. The package includes dinner at Dine with Shamu, meet-and-greet with Jack Hanna and a seat in the reserved section at the 3:00 p.m. show. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. Dine With Shamu® Jack Hanna Brunch (Sunday, August 21) – Enjoy a delicious brunch with all of your breakfast favorites and mingle with Jack Hanna at Dine with Shamu. The package includes brunch at Dine with Shamu, meet-and-greet with Jack Hanna and special reserved seats to the 11:30 a.m. show. Brunch is at 10:00 a.m.
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Beginning July 22, beat the heat like never before at SeaWorld Orlando’s Summer Soak Party. Families can take a break from the sun and splash and dance the day away under playful sprinklers and rain curtains. DJ’s and dancers keep things cool while ice-cold culinary surprises delight guests at this summertime celebration Party Zone.
SeaWorld Orlando’s Summer Soak Party takes place daily through August 14 at SeaWorld’s Bayside Stadium from 12 to 6 p.m. and weekends August 15 through Labor Day.
Exclusive Party Zone Offers • $1 Cotton Candy • $1 Popcorn • $2 Bottled Water • $3 Bottled Beer • $3 Shamu® Ice Cream Bars • $10 Shamu® Bubble Blower • $10 Shamu® Misting Fan
Summer Deals • Free Beer Daily for Pass Members- SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members can now receive a free 12 oz. draft pour of Mako Red Ale daily through August 31. Guests can show their Pass at Terrace Bar, Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen or Spice Mill to receive this daily offer.
• Christmas in July- Christmas time might still be a few months away, but July is the perfect time to save big on SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration running select nights in November and December. Starting July 21 through July 25, guests can book reservations to Santa’s Fireside Feast – a holiday dinner with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their helpful elves.
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Summer of Mako at SeaWorld Orlando Through August 7, SeaWorld will feature Summer of Mako, an all-new event that encourages families to explore, be inspired and take action to protect our one ocean. Whether you want to meet animal experts, dive deeper into an ocean of interactive games or experience Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest coaster, Mako, Summer of Mako has something for everyone.
Island Nights at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark Beat the Central Florida heat this summer at Aquatica®, SeaWorld’s Waterpark®. Now through August 6, Aquatica will offer another way to cool off with Island Nights presented by Coca-Cola®. Taking place every Friday and Saturday night, guests can enjoy an evening celebration of summer with a special Island Nights soundtrack, extended park hours, a daily happy hour from 5 p.m. to park close, an evening menu sizzlin’ with flavor at Waterstone Grill and an evening kick-off party with a DJ and dancers. Event included with park admission to Aquatica.
Universal Orlando’s Skull Island: Reign of King Kong has finally opened as one of the biggest attractions at Islands of Adventure. Universal’s Islands of Adventure surprised visitors Wednesday with the official opening of its newest mega attraction, Skull Island: Reign of Kong. The attraction was built in collaboration with Peter Jackson, the famed director of the 2005 blockbuster King Kong, and is part of a spectacularly themed location that will give guests a face-to-face encounter with the massive gorilla using new enhanced technology.Universal Orlando’s Skull Island: Reign of King Kong
Skull Island: Reign of Kong’s queue is as essential to the overall experience as the ride itself. The new attraction at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando is an extraordinary blend of theme, set design, 3D screens and animatronics, with a immense, intricately designed temple for a show building as well as a face-to-face with Kong himself that’s astoundingly powerful. The high-capacity attraction might be too slow to be a genuine thrill ride, but it’s still a thrilling experience because of the attention to detail seen throughout the entire project.
And it all starts with an old lady in the waiting area.
She stands alone in the dark, dressed like a old sage yelling at no one in particular. A robotic look transforms her gnarled face as she keeps chanting Kong, Kong, until her voice reaches a crescendo KONG, KONG!!
Mist surrounds the entire group of guest as they are ushered deeper into the deaths of a dark and terrifying cavern. Sound of drums and voices chanting in some sort of native tongue. Several crates carrying howling animals are being transported, including one made of glass that holds a Carnictis — a giant, disgusting slug whose head is little more than a gaping mouth full of sharp teeth and which eats the dead and wounded.
All of this and you haven’t even gotten to your ride vehicle!! Make no mistake Universal has out done themselves with this new attraction.
“King Kong is a Hollywood movie legend and a huge part of both our history and our future,” said Executive Producer of Universal Creative Mike West. “He gives us the opportunity to tap into everything that makes our film history so special and everything that makes our theme park attractions so spectacular.
It begins as guests are transported deep into a wild and mysterious world, where their mission is to discover creatures of unknown origin – but where they are soon fighting for their own survival. Their journey will take them through an ancient temple inhabited by hostile natives, a perilous jungle ruled by prehistoric creatures, a foreboding underworld of caves concealing unspeakable terrors – and face-to-face with the colossal Kong himself.
Known as “the eighth wonder of the world,” Kong has been called “the experience for which movies were invented.” Since first appearing on screen in 1933, “King Kong” has been re-made twice – each time on a tremendous scale – earning seven Oscar and three Golden Globe nominations.
Cool off this summer when you visit Frozen Experiences at Walt Disney World® Resort! Central Florida can be extremely hot in the summer, but Walt Disney World has a fun way to cool down. It may be mind over matter or just the excitement that comes when Frozen Ever After enters the atmosphere but here are several experiences that are sure to take you mind of the heat!
Frozen Experiences at Walt Disney World® Resort Frozen Ever After
Located in the Norway pavilion at Epcot, Frozen Ever After offers guests an adventurous boat tour through the kingdom of Arendelle. Guests are first transported to the “Summer Snow Day” Celebration where Queen Elsa embraces her magical powers to create a beautiful “winter-in-summer” day for the entire kingdom. Next, guests will pass Troll Valley on their way up the icy North Mountain to Queen Elsa’s Ice Palace before their return trip to the Bay of Arendelle.
The nearby Royal Sommerhus, Anna and Elsa’s summer home, will open its doors to guests and the royal sisters themselves will be there for greeting opportunities.Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
Frozen Games – Kristoff and Olaf invite Guests to join in a variety of winter- themed activities including Ice Pail Relays, a “Snowball” Toss, Ski Pole Limbo, and Slide Races throughout the day.Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration; is where guests can relive the magic and wonder of “Frozen” when two royal historians recount the windswept story of Anna and Elsa. Guests can sing along to some of the movie’s most popular songs, and enjoy special surprises along the way.Magic Kingdom® Park
Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire – Anna, Elsa and Olaf join Tiana of “Princess and the Frog,” Rapunzel of “Tangled,” and favorite Disney characters in a new show that combines grand dance, fireworks and stunts with memorable music, an original song and special effects.
Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade – Paying homage to the magic of Fantasyland, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade is a thrilling sight-and-sound spectacular that winds its way through the streets of Magic Kingdom® Park each afternoon. Catch Anna and Elsa and many beloved Disney characters.
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Hurricane season is here again and some of you may have decided this is the time of year you are in Orlando on vacation. Most will enjoy a very untroubled trip, however since there is always the possibility that bad weather could disrupt your plans, Orlando Ticket Connection is dedicated to making sure you have Hurricane Info for Orlando Tourists!, So you can have a safe and successful vacation!
Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and an umbrella are great for any trip when traveling to Central Florida but if you are vacationing here during hurricane season you might want to prepare yourself and your family members just in case you are caught off guard by the extreme weather.
The average temperatures in Orlando range from a low of 48 degrees in January to a high of 92 degrees in July and August. Year-round, rain showers are common but usually brief. During the months of June through September, it can be hot and humid, with sudden, rain showers appearing in the afternoon. Light clothing that draws the sweat from your body, and a raincoat or poncho for travel during these months, are good items to consider. Other months are milder and drier, so pack layers of clothing, particularly for trips during November through April.
The potential for a Hurricane to intrude upon your vacation would be from June 1 though November 30, when Hurricane Season is in full swing. Orlando Ticket Connection understands that you may be having some apprehension about the possibility of a hurricane affecting your planned Orlando vacation. However, the odds of that happening are very low. We suggest the when you make your travel plans during hurricane season, that you check with airlines, hotels, car rental, etc. to find out how they inform their guests when a hurricane is coming, and what actions they plan and what refund policies they have in place. Once again, it is important to point out a direct hit by a major hurricane is an extremely rare event.
Other tips you may want to do if planning your vacation during hurricane season are: • Check hurricane policies and weather guarantees offered by your resort or vacation planner. • Check predictions for the current year at the National Hurricane Center. • Check about travel insurance, gas, cash, etc. • Get real-time advisories for hurricanes/tropical storms at National Hurricane Center – www.nhc.noaa.gov Orlando Ticket Connection can’t predict the weather, but we can make sure you get the information you need as well as the best prices in town!!