Spooky Empire Presents Spooky Day in the Parks Sept 22-24, 2017

Spooky Empire Presents Spooky Day in the Parks Sept 22-24, 2017

Spooky Empire, known for their horror conventions, is exploring the darker side of Walt Disney World with their upcoming Spooky Day in the Parks weekend September 22-24, 2017.

The event includes theme park gatherings, special VIP events, an expo to shop at, and Disney characters, including many of the villains.

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SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Offering BOGO Tickets Through September 17, 2017

SeaWorld Orlando

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, SeaWorld Orlando and sister park Busch Gardens Tampa Bay are offering a BOGO offer on single day admission tickets.

This “Florida Neighbor Offer” must be purchased and used between now and Sunday, September 17, 2017, and you must be a Florida resident with valid I.D.

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Theme Park and Attraction Openings After Hurricane Irma *UPDATED Sept 15*

The Incredible Hulk coaster at Islands of Adventure

Last night Hurricane Irma decided to take a detour and come right over the Orlando area. Thankfully, most of the theme parks are reporting minor damage and debris, and are working hard to get back to business as usual.

Here are the current projected openings for the major area theme parks post-Irma:

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The Horrors of Blumhouse Announced for Halloween Horror Nights 2017 at Universal Orlando #HHN27

The Horrors of Blumhouse Announced for Halloween Horror Nights 2017 at Universal Orlando

Jason Blum, one of today’s most prolific producers of contemporary horror films, brings his signature movies to life in the uniquely distinctive “The Horrors of Blumhouse” maze at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando.

From his company Blumhouse Productions, this new maze will feature the following trio of horrors:

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Live the Horrors of Jigsaw at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2017 #HHN27

Live the Horrors of Jigsaw at Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 2017

The SAW series of films returns to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando with an all new maze built on the upcoming eighth installment of the series, JIGSAW.

Based on the Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures hit horror film franchise, “SAW: The Games of Jigsaw” will bring to life the scariest game yet. In this all-new maze guests will come face-to-face with the work of master craftsman “Jigsaw” and a collection of his most infamous traps from the SAW film series

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2017 International Food and Wine Festival Starts August 31

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Foodies get ready…the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival starts today at Walt Disney World, celebrating its 22nd year.

With 39 new dishes and 65 new cocktails and beverages, the annual festival features 35 marketplaces featuring food and beverage samples representing countries around the world.

With so many options, you’ll want to prepare by taking a look at the menus we posted earlier this month.

This year’s festival beer is the Florida Beer Company Passport 35 Triple Chocolate Milk Stout, which can be found at the Craft Beer marketplace. While there, try the cheeseburger and cheddar cheese macaroni handwich, a returning dish in honor of Epcot’s 35th anniversary.

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Watch the Live Stream of Rivers of Light from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Aug 22

Rivers of Light to Open at Disney's Animal Kingdom Feb 17, 2017

As part of their online series, Disney will live stream the “Rivers of Light” show from Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

“Rivers of Light” is a nightly show that celebrates animals and nature by combining floating set pieces, lanterns, a soaring musical score, fountains and more.

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Menus for the Marketplaces at the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

It’s almost time for the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, and we have the full listing of food and beverage that will be available at the marketplaces.

Each marketplaces centers on a specific country, featuring dishes native to that country. There are also a couple of marketplaces that group food to a concept, allowing more latitude in the menu.

We don’t have prices to share, but based on recent years, most samples will cost between $3-$8 per item.

To help you plan your visit(s) to the fest, here are all the food and beverage marketplaces to enjoy:

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BaseLine Tap House Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

BaseLine Tap House Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

As part of the revamp of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the park will be opening a new food and beverage location called BaseLine Tap House.

It will be located in a new area adjacent to the Muppet Courtyard called Grand Avenue. This area will be inspired by present-day Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA),

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Ash Vs Evil Dead to Make its Groovy Debut at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 27

Ash Vs Evil Dead to Make its Groovy Debut at Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 27

Universal Orlando will be crawling with Deadites when Ash Vs. Evil Dead debuts at Halloween Horror Nights 27.

The new haunted maze will transport guests into the town of Elk Grove, Mich., where they will encounter the Deadites – people or objects possessed by evil demons – that have been unwittingly unleashed by Ash Williams – again.

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Dragon Challenge Coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure to Close in September 2017

Dragon Challenge coaster at The WIzarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade at Universal Orlando.

Universal Orlando has announced the thrill ride Dragon Challenge at Universal’s Islands of Adventure will be closing in September 2017 to make way for a new Harry Potter-themed attraction.

The coaster was originally known as Dueling Dragons, and was one of the main attractions when Islands of Adventure opened in May 1999.

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New Thrill Ride Announced for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

The WIzarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade at Universal Orlando.

Today, Universal Orlando announced a “new generation of a thrill ride” will be coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the theme park.

Located in the Hogsmeade section of Universal’s Islands of Adventure, the new thrill ride will take you deeper into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, where you will encounter some of your favorite characters and creatures.

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D23: New Entertainment Theater to Debut at Magic Kingdom

New Entertainment Theater to Debut at Magic Kingdom

To expand the entertainment offerings at Magic Kingdom, it was announced last weekend at D23 Expo that a new theater will be built at the park.

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek said the new entertainment venue will be inspired by the iconic Willis Theater as it looked in 1920s Kansas City, when Walt lived there.

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D23: Disney Announces Official Name for Star Wars Lands at the Parks

Model of Star Wars Themed Land at Walt Disney World Revealed at D23

Earlier this week, we showed you the model for the upcoming Star Wars Land coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and now we have the official name.

It will be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, according to Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, who revealed the name at this weekend’s D23 Expo. The Disneyland version will go by the same name.

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