Celebrate Halloween 2018 Orlando’s Theme Parks when they become ghostly and ghoulish this fall. The theme parks are decorated and ready for fun. Orlando Ticket Connection is your source for information and tickets to all of the deadly deals – from the fun-filled Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party to the terrifying Halloween Horror Nights and SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular®. Orlando is the perfect place to be when the bewitching hour comes upon this Halloween Season! This year, starting as early as Aug. 17 and running through Nov. 3, there’s something for everyone, from mild and family-friendly to wild and terrifying.Halloween 2018 Orlando Theme Parks
Halloween Horror Nights 28, Select Nights Sept. 14 – Nov. 3 This year visitors can expect horrors inspired by the ’80s at Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights, with a haunted house in the theme of Netflix’s mega-hit “Stranger Things,” as well as nine other haunted houses, for a total of 10 – the highest amount ever in the event’s 28-year history. The event will also run for a total of 34 nights, tied for the longest run in its history. Tickets can only be bought at the Orlando Ticket Connection’s Service kiosk in the Orlando Premium Outlet Malls.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Select Nights Aug. 17 – Oct. 31 On select nights from Aug. 17 to Oct. 31, Magic Kingdom Park comes alive with jack-o-lanterns, special characters and entertainment for the whole family. Be brave and come dressed in your scariest costumes so you can trick-or-treat throughout the park, masquerade with costumed characters at the Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, sing along at the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular and end the night with a “Boo-tacular” fireworks show.
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular, Weekends Sept. 22 – Oct. 28 It’s an ocean of Halloween fun for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular. During this daytime event, families are immersed in an underwater “fantasea” including trick-or-treating, not-so-spooky live shows, whimsical sea creatures, and the chance to mingle with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends including Elmo, The Count, Cookie Monster and more.
Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Select Nights Oct. 6 – 31 Families will enjoy all the fun without the frights at LEGOLAND’s Brick or Treat this year. The event features trick-or-treating, the world’s largest LEGO jack-o-lantern, LEGO Halloween characters and a bewitching Halloween-themed fireworks show at Pirates’ Cove.
Orlando is the perfect place to be when the bewitching hour comes upon this Halloween Season! Orlando Ticket Connection offers the best ticket prices to celebrate Halloween at Orlando’s theme parks, so be sure to let us help you get a bewitching deal!
Universal Orlando is not limiting all of the special improvements to their 3 parks, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure & Volcano Bay, but has taken a huge step in refurbishing City Walk, the only entrance onto the property, with that the AMC Universal Cineplex 20 are the next logical choice for modernization.
Universal Orlando officially announced that major enhancements are coming to the movie theater beginning this fall, as it becomes Universal Cinemark. The grander enhancements promise to “enrich your entertainment experience, further immersing you in the action of the films in the most cutting-edge movie-watching environment available.”
The transformation of Universal’s theater will begin in September and take several months to complete. New, reclining, Cinemark Luxury Loungers with extendable footrests, cup holders and plush seating will be installed in all 20 auditoriums, so Guests can kick up their feet and enjoy the ultimate comfort while watching their favorite films.
As part of this project, the theater will receive a new Cinemark XD auditorium. XD auditoriums feature extensive wall-to-wall screens, custom-engineered surround sound with multi-channel speakers and state-of-the-art projection systems capable of delivering 35 trillion colors. The XD auditorium offers comfortable, luxurious Lounger seating, the brightest digital images, and the latest movies every week.
Guests can even increase their movie-going experience by joining Cinemark Movie Club, a exclusive monthly movie membership program offering ticket and concession discounts along with other exclusive benefits.
The theme park company did not reveal how much the renovations will cost. Reports are that just the seating replacements for similar Cinemark theaters could cost $250,000 per auditorium, which places the Universal renovation costs starting at about $5 million-plus.
This marks the beginning of Universal’s partnership with Cinemark Theatres, which operates more than 530 theaters around the world. The theater will be closed all day on Friday, September 14 to prepare for Universal Cinemark’s debut on Saturday, September 15. Then, the remodeling work will begin to implement all of the awesome enhancements mentioned earlier.
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Summer May Be Coming to an End, but the Party Continues at Aquatica Orlando
Aquatica Orlando announced a new Latin-inspired Fiesta taking place at the park throughout the month of September. Included with park admission, this upbeat celebration will include live entertainment, specialty menu items and beach games that the entire family will enjoy! Plus, experience thrilling water rides like the all-new Ray Rush.
Live Music and Entertainment Guests will enjoy a change in tempo everyday with Latin beats throughout the park. Every Saturday and Sunday in September will feature a live DJ and energetic entertainers on Aquatica’s sandy beaches.
Specialty Menu Items Throughout September, guests can enjoy delicious Latin-inspired treats, mixed drinks, and Sangria located in specialty food stations throughout the park and at Waterstone Grill, Mango Market, and Ke’re’s Bar. Popular food selections will include: pinchos with pigeon peas, arepas, empanadas, bacalaítos, fish tacos, tripleta and tasty snow cones with Latin flavors.
Ray Rush, SeaWorld’s new 60-foot-tall manta ray-themed water slide
The new family-friendly slide, celebrated its official opening Saturday, May 12. Ray Rush is the first in Florida to combine enclosed tube sections, a giant sphere and a drop into an open-air halfpipe. The combination of these three unique slide elements seamlessly blended into one attraction creates a ride experience that is both thrilling and family-friendly,
Buy Online and Save Fiesta Aquatica is included with park admission, giving you a chance to experience the thrills of our waterslides and dance your heart out with family and friends. Visit any day in September and save $20 when you buy online one day in advance on a Single-Day Ticket.
The best way to experience all of the amazing food offerings is by adding All-Day Dining to eat all day for only $10 more. Enjoy our traditional menu items along with some of these Latin-inspired fun eats at participating restaurants. Offer ends 8/30/18. Must visit by 9/30/18.
Fantastic Worlds is the rumored name for a fourth Universal Orlando theme park, which amps up the ongoing theme park war with Walt Disney World. A Comcast executive confirmed the company filed the name registration, when a patent application was filed last month.
Joining Universal Studios Orlando, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay, a fourth Universal property would amp up ongoing competition with Disney, which operates four theme parks, two waterparks and the Disney Springs retail complex in the Orlando area.
“In terms of a new gate in Florida we are looking at it,” said Burke speaking during an earnings call. “We’ve filed a name registration, we have a lot of great intellectual properties and we love the theme park business, which is one of our best, most consistent businesses.
“Another gate for Universal in Florida would turn Florida from a two or three-day destination to potentially a weeklong destination. We think that would be attractive.”
That same executive also went on to say, “Another gate in Florida would have the advantage of turning Florida from a two or three-day destination to potentially a weeklong destination.”
Duncan Dickson, a professor of theme park management, reported Nethe term “gate” refers to a ticketed entry to a park and says the Comcast executive was likely talking about a fourth park here in Orlando.
The name Fantastic World, itself offers the imagination endless possibilities, and quite possibly came from supposed guest survey that was sent out by Universal asking respondents, “Which of these names for a theme park is most likely to belong to Universal?” The options included Fantastic Worlds, Epic Worlds, Legendary Worlds, Legendary Lands and DreamPark.
On a recent episode of the Disney Dish podcast, industry insider Jim Hill indicated he was leaning toward the DreamPark name, since the new park will likely include multiple DreamWorks franchises. But other industry experts, including Josh Young of Theme Park University and Alicia Stella of Orlando Park Stop, both known for the accurate reporting of recent Universal rumors, point to the Fantastic Worlds name.
It had been previously reported that Universal has been acquiring hundreds of acres of land along Sand Lake Road for a possible addition to its current theme parks.
Universal recently purchased about 500 acres of undeveloped land east of International Drive. It is bordered to the north by Sand Lake Road and to the south by Destination Parkway.
Volcano Bay, Universal’s last project created a new chapter at Universal Orlando. Replacing the revolutionary, but ultimately outdated, Wet ‘n Wild on International Drive, it sits directly alongside Universal’s Cabana Beach Bay Resort hotel. The “next-level water theme park” was brought to life by Universal Creative, and gives visitors a fun-filled, hassle-free experience with their friends and family.
Will Fantastic Worlds be the project that tips the scale in the ongoing theme park war with Walt Disney World? Not sure, but it is great fun watching and reaping the exciting benefits this offers. In the meantime check out some of the lowest prices on Universal Orlando Tickets here.
SEAWORLD ORLANDO ANNOUNCES THRILL FEST RIDE NIGHT
Ride your favorite coasters at the most thrilling time of day – nighttime!
Just in time for National Coaster Day, today SeaWorld Orlando announces a two week promotion “Thrill Fest” culminating on August 17 “Thrill Fest Ride Night” with extended park hours. Included in admission, guests can take the coaster challenge and ride all of their favorite thrills at SeaWorld Orlando: Manta, Mako, Kraken and Journey to Atlantis will stay open until midnight for coaster enthusiasts to enjoy.
Ride Night Coaster Tech Talk—August 17 Go Behind-the-Scenes and experience an exclusive “Tech Talk” with our operations and maintenance leadership teams to see the Manta “coaster house.” This free program will be limited to 50 guests per tour and available on a first-come, first-serve basis at 1 pm and 2 pm on August 17. Guests must sign up at the Information and Reservation Counter in order to participate.
Extended Happy Hour Happy Hour at Sharks Underwater Grill and Flamecraft Bar will be extended until 11 pm on August 17 for “Thrill Fest Ride Night”.
Ride Photo Special Offer Valid August 13th through 19th including “Thrill Fest Ride Night”, guests can purchase four ride photos for $25, redeemable at Adventure Photo in the park.
Don’t forget Last Chance for Free Beer! – Now through Sept. 2 Do all of the thrills make you thirsty? SeaWorld has you covered! The free brews will be available all summer long through Sept. 2, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to one hour before park close. Complimentary domestic and seasonal beers will be available to guests 21 years of age and older. Guests can visit Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen Patio and receive up to two complimentary 7-ounce beers per visit.
The best deal for guests is to purchase a 2 for $99.99 advance purchase ticket: Choose your thrill – enjoy a full day of coaster fun at SeaWorld Orlando, then choose a second park FREE: go extreme and double your coaster miles at Busch Gardens or dive in and brave the steepest multi-drop tower in Orlando at Aquatica.
Free Beer Continues to Flow for Park Guests Through Labor Day Weekend
Just in time for International Beer Day, SeaWorld’s All New Craft Beer Festival will be celebrating the beloved bubbly beverage. Weekends Nov. 3 – 11. as the park will host their first ever Craft Beer Festival. In the meantime, park guests can enjoy free beer and a daily happy hour through Labor Day Weekend.
NEW- SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival – Weekends Nov. 3 – 11 Calling all beer connoisseurs, SeaWorld Orlando has a brand-new festival worth raising your glass over. The SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival will feature 100+ brews on draft from breweries across the state of Florida, plus a few domestic and international craft favorites. The festival will also feature 20+ unique food items designed to perfectly pair with the event brew selection. Guests looking to taste their way around the Florida craft beer scene can take advantage of SeaWorld’s sampling packages designed for the most adventurous beer fans.
Last Chance for Free Beer! – Now through Sept. 2 The free brews will be available all summer long through Sept. 2, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to one hour before park close. Complimentary domestic and seasonal beers will be available to guests 21 years of age and older. Guests can visit Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen Patio and receive up to two complimentary 7-ounce beers per visit.
Daily Happy Hour – Now through Sept. 2 Park guests are also invited to enjoy Happy Hour at SeaWorld, daily starting at 4 p.m. Happy Hour will feature buy one, get one free offers on all drink and select food items at Flamecraft Bar and Sharks Underwater Grill Bar. Both locations feature a variety of domestic and craft beer, mixed drinks and sharable appetizers.
The best deal for guests to experience the all-new Craft Beer Festival, and all of SeaWorld’s special events, is with Orlando Ticket Connection’s Discounted tickets and Combo tickets to SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens.
SeaWorld has the best dining plan out of any park! One full meal every hour, including dessert, all day long! If you eat just twice, you’ll get your money’s worth. You can do so much more with the SeaWorld Parks CHOOSE 2 Parks with Dining Ticket.
Guest can not only enjoy an exciting day full of great food and fun at SeaWorld Orlando but at Aquatica and Busch Gardens also. Pay once and dine up to once per hour all day until the published restaurant closing times. Orlando Ticket Connection is offering an incredible deal that can’t be bought at the gate! Enjoy the best dining value during your day of fun in the sun at SeaWorld, & Aquatica or Busch Gardens with the SeaWorld Parks CHOOSE 2 Parks with Dining Ticket.All-Day Dining Deal at SeaWorld Orlando
Adults can redeem 1 entree, 1 side OR 1 dessert & 1 regular sized non-alcoholic beverage & Children (Ages 3-9) can redeem Kids meals once per hour in the park. Some food and beverage exclusions apply. No refunds on day of use. Park admission is required, but not included. Purchase the SeaWorld Parks CHOOSE 2 Parks with Dining Ticket which allows you entrance to 2 parks of your choosing and unlimited visits to each participating restaurant until published restaurant once per hour. The wristband is valid for 1 entrée platter, 1 additional side item and 1 soft beverage or iced tea. Wristbands MUST be worn at all times and shown at each redemption. The All-Day Dining Deal does not include equity dines such as Character Dining, Dine with Shamu, or Sharks Underwater Grill. Not valid with any souvenir products with the exception of Kids’ Meals. Sharing and take out is prohibited. Menu and prices are subject to change without notice. This convenient dining deal allows you to eat around SeaWorld® at participating restaurant locations as often as once every hour until the published closing time. Valid locations include Voyager’s Smokehouse, Expedition Café, Seaport Pizza, Captain Pete’s Island Treats, The Spice Mill, Seafire Grill, and Mango Joe’s®.All-Day Dining Deal at Aquatica
A 2-course meal every hour – 1 entree, 1 side OR 1 dessert & 1 regular non-alcoholic drink every 60 minutes. Kids meals for children (ages 3-9) once per hour. Visit your favorite Aquatica restaurant over and over again or try different places every time you feel hungry – it’s up to you. All the restaurants in the park are included in the deal! Aquatica has 3 restaurants with all kinds of mouth-watering dishes, from pizzas to pulled pork, baked chicken to hot dogs, and plenty of delicious sides and drinks to choose from too, Banana Beach Cookout, Mango Market, & Waterstone Grill.All-Day Dining Deal at Busch Gardens
Pay once and enjoy delicious meals and exclusive benefits throughout the day with the purchase of the All-Day Dine Deal. Up to one entrée, one side item or dessert and one beverage each time through the line. Exclusive Buy One, Get One Free offers on all snacks, bottled soda, beer and wine all-day long. at any of the following locations: Zagora Café, Serengeti Overlook Café, Kenya Kanteen, Sheikra Eats, Bengal Bistro, Dragon Fire Grill and Zambia Smokehouse. Child’s price includes kid’s meal entrees only.
SeaWorld Parks CHOOSE 2 Parks with Dining Ticket Details: Price does not include parking, taxes or service fees. Valid for a total of two (2) visits at any of the following parks: SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and Adventure Island Tampa Bay. Plus, two (2) All-Day Dining Deals. First visit must be used within 365 days of purchase during regularly scheduled operating hours. Second visit and All-Day Dining Deal (if purchased) must be redeemed within 14 days of first visit. Online price not available at park.
Revenge of Chucky & Killer Klowns from Outer Space announced Universal Orlando HHN 2018, as the last two scare zones coming to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018.Revenge of Chucky & Killer Klowns from Outer Space
The Revenge of Chucky, one of the most frightening icons in horror history, scare zone will feature a toy fair that’s turned deadly. Guests will enter a toy fair turned deadly, filled with diabolical twists on childhood toys from the past. They will be haunted by possessed toys – such as homicidal monkeys, a board game turned deadly and more. And finally, guests will come face-to-face with the world’s deadliest doll.Revenge of Chucky
In the Killer Klowns from Outer Space scare zone, an interplanetary circus tent, filled with the unearthly killer klowns. The sweet smell of cotton candy will tempt guests inside, but they will soon realize that the treats are made from humans. Guests must escape the killer klowns or face the madness of their ray guns, which will turn them into grotesque cotton candy snacks.Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Revenge of Chucky & Killer Klowns from Outer Space announced Universal Orlando HHN 2018 and will complete the scare zone line up for this year’s event. Then there are, of course, other iconic haunts, and this year for the first-time ever a Stranger Things area will make its debut. Fans of this series will get the chance to brave the parallel universe, referred to as the Upside Down, that terrorized the small town of Hawkins, Indiana in Netflix’s mega-hit “Stranger Things,” will bring the chittering, destructive Demogorgon to “Halloween Horror Nights” to stalk unwitting guests as they encounter iconic sights, characters and environments from the mesmerizing series.
These three alongside a house dedicated to the horror classic Trick ‘r Treat will haunt the streets – including Vamp 85: New Year’s Eve, Twisted Tradition and The Harvest.
For 34 select nights from September 14 – November 3, the most intense Halloween Horror Nights will be unleashed at Universal Orlando Resort. Guests will encounter more scares than ever before as they face 10 haunted houses – the most houses in event history – five scare zones and one powerhouse live show.
Ready, set, play! The all-new Toy Story Land Disney’s Hollywood Studios is coming this summer. It will give guests the sensation of shrinking to the size of a toy as they explore Andy’s backyard and see their favorite Toy Story characters larger than life.All-New Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Whether it’s an exciting ride on a family-friendly coaster, a spin on a toy rocket or a 3D adventure through carnival midway games, guests will be immersed in the playful world of toys.
And along the way, enough fun facts and “didn’t-know-that’s” to fill a toy chest:
• More than 400 toy blocks fill Andy’s backyard. • In Toy Story Land, Andy’s footprint is about 25 feet long or the equivalent of a size 240 shoe. • It would take a Green Army Man roughly 12 steps just to travel the length of one of Andy’s shoeprints. • You would need a backpack the size of a school bus to carry the Buzz and Woody figures that tower over Toy Story Land. • The weight of the Slinky Dog Dash track and support columns weighs almost as much as 125,000 gallons of milk. • Together Rex and the Jenga Tower are as tall as 7½ Green Army Men standing on top of one another.
Your Toy Story pals can’t wait to have you join them. So come on, step into the All-New Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios where kids and grown-ups alike can experience all-new adventures. The kind you’ll only find at Walt Disney World beginning June 30, 2018. In the so-much-larger-than-life setting of Andy’s backyard, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and the rest of the Toy Story gang invite you to take part in the adventure together.ATTRACTIONS
NEW! Slinky Dog Dash
Andy’s assembled his awesome coaster kit and Slinky Dog is poised to take you on a wild journey. On the new Slinky Dog Dash, you’ll whoosh throughout the land. Hold on for an exhilarating ride that twists Slinky Dog’s coils around curves, hills, bridges and drops. It’s a crazy ride the whole family can enjoy together.
NEW! Alien Swirling Saucers
On the new Alien Swirling Saucers, the aliens have powered up their flying saucers to take you on a spin through space. Climb into a toy rocket and hang on as aliens lead the way on an interstellar romp set to an out-of-this-world beat. If you’re really lucky, youjust might get “chosen” by the claw.
Fan Favorite – TOY STORY MANIA!®
Take aim. Head over to Andy’s room to ride on a carnival play set the toys have set up. On the fan-favorite Toy Story Mania!®, your Toy Story pals help you blast your way through a 4D arcade. Fire at targets with everything from baseballs to cream pies. But you better practice your aim, because high-score bragging rights are on the line for friends and families.
Woody’s Lunch Box
Woody’s Lunch Box – actually, Andy’s lunch box that he’s set on its side – will serve up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats from a walk-up window setting. The entire land will serve as a visual celebration of toys, with Crayons, Cooties, Green Army Men, Rubik’s Cubes, Tinkertoys, and other familiar toys and game pieces incorporated into the land’s design.
“With set pieces, staging, attractions and experiences Toy Story Land represents the best of Walt Disney Imagineering’s collaboration with our storytelling partners at Pixar Animation Studios,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “All-New Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will place guests inside the wondrous world of Woody, Buzz and their pals – and invite everyone to experience the joy of being a toy.” Orlando Ticket Connection has the lowest prices and cutomer service that can’t be beat so buy your Disney Tickets online and save!