Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend Brings Horror Stars to Orlando in October

Looking to spend the weekend before Halloween with like-minded horror fans? Then you need to be at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend.


It takes place at the Hilton Orlando the weekend of October 26-28, 2012, and will bring in many stars of the horror movie genre.

Among this year’s celebrity guests are:

  • Rose McGowan (Charmed, Planet Terror, Scream)
  • Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street series)
  • Tyler Mane (Halloween 1 & 2)
  • John Kassir (Tales from the Crypt)
  • Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th)
  • Sid Haig (House of 1,000 Corpses, Devil’s Rejects)
  • Chris Sarandon (Fright Night, Child’s Play)
  • Bill Moseley (House of 1,000 Corpses, Devil’s Rejects)
  • Ken Foree (House of 1,000 Corpses, Devil’s Rejects)
  • Heather Langenkamp (Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • PJ Soles (Halloween)
  • Zoe Bell (Death Proof)
  • Tom Savini (From Dusk Till Dawn, Dawn of the Dead)
  • Traci Lords (Blade)

There will also be a film festival, live bands, a tattoo festival, zombie walk, costume contest, and more.

A weekend pass for all three days is only $50. Daily passes are $30 for Friday and Sunday, and $35 for Saturday. There are also VIP weekend passes for $199 that include admission, first seating for panels, front of line to autograph lines and admission to the VIP party with the celebrity guests and open bar on Saturday night.

You can purchase all tickets and passes online. Autographs and photo ops are available for an additional fee for most celebrity guests.

Hours for the Ultimate Horror Weekend are: Friday 5pm-11pm; Saturday 11am-8pm; and Sunday 11am-5pm.

The Hilton Orlando is located at 6001 Destination Pkwy, near the Orange County Convention Center.

For more information on the Spooky Empire Ultimate Horror Weekend, visit spookyempire.com.

Survivor Discovery Cove Style

Members of the reality TV shows Survivor and Love in the Wild spent Friday at Discovery Cove here in Orlando.

During their visit, they met Jenny, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. Thanks to Discovery Cove for the photo:

Pictured here left to right, back row: Kim Spradlin (winner of Survivor: One World), Summer Mack (Love in the Wild), Ozzy Lusth (Survivor: Cook Islands, Micronesia, South Pacific), Christina Cha (Survivor: One World), Sabrina Thompson (runner-up Survivor: One World); right, front row: Kat Edorsson (Survivor: One World), Andrea Boehlke (Survivor: Redemption Island), Chelsea Meissner (Survivor: One World).

Carrie Underwood Visits Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer Carrie Underwood visited Walt Disney World this week.

She was on vacation with her husband, NHL star Mike Fisher of the Nashville Predators. During their visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom on July 24, they met up with Minnie Mouse in front of the Tree of Life.

[Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World/Gene Duncan, photographer]


Actors Richard Gere and Carey Lowell Visit Universal Orlando

Legendary actor Richard Gere and his actress wife Carey Lowell are in Orlando this week, and on Thursday, March 29, the two were captured enjoying the attractions inside Islands of Adventure.

According to the theme park, the duo experienced many of the park’s attractions, including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and the newly revamped Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.

Thanks to Universal Orlando for the photo!

Harry Potter Stars Visit Orlando-Area Walmart to Promote DVD

In town as part of the huge Harry Potter event at Universal Orlando this weekend, several of the stars from the HP movies visited a local WalMart to promote the release of the last movie on DVD.

The event took place on November 11, 2011, to promote the first day on-sale release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 on DVD. The stars signed autographs at the WalMart on Turkey Lake Rd, just south of Universal Orlando, for the hundreds of Potter fans in attendance.

From left to right in the photo:

  • Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan)
  • Katie Leung (Cho Chang)
  • Jennifer Smith (Lavender Brown)
  • Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas)
Photo courtesy of Deb Silva. Do not reproduce without permission.


Florence + the Machine Enjoy Butterbeer Before Sold-Out Hard Rock Live Show

In town for a sold-out show at the Hard Rock Live tonight, Florence + the Machine spent the afternoon at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure.

The Machine decided to enjoy a little Butterbeer while Florence remained a teetotaller in this photo supplied by Universal Orlando.

Ke$ha Plays Tik Tok with the White Rabbit at the Magic Kingdom

Pop singer Ke$sha played at the Magic Kingdom today and ran into The White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.

Ke$ha is in town for two sold-out shows at the House of Blues at Downtown Disney this weekend. She’s had several hit songs, including her debut single, “Tik Tok,” which was number one in several countries around the world.

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World/Gene Duncan, photographer
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