REVIEW: Universal Studios Hollywood HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS delivers familiar thrills, screams, and terrors
Oct02

REVIEW: Universal Studios Hollywood HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS delivers familiar thrills, screams, and terrors

Universal Studios Hollywood is back once again this year bringing their trademark thrills with the return of Halloween Horror Nights. We were invited to check out the opening day festivities and had more than our share of scares and screams. The overall tone felt perhaps a tiny bit formulaic from previous with no true stand out mazes this year although that doesn’t mean there weren’t any highlights. Universal provides...

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PICTORIAL: Crowds pack-in for another weekend of Halloween Time, construction continues
Sep24

PICTORIAL: Crowds pack-in for another weekend of Halloween Time, construction continues

Halloween Time is here and even though summer is now officially over, the temperatures and crowd levels soared this weekend at the Disneyland Resort. We’ll take a look around Disneyland for on-going Halloween Time goodies, stop for lunch at Uva Bar in Downtown Disney, and take a nighttime romp though Disney California Adventure’s decorated Buena Vista Street. For our update this week, we took a quick jump around Disneyland...

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DPB Event: #GalacticMeetup brought NASA and Imagineering gurus for a fun after-hours party
Sep24

DPB Event: #GalacticMeetup brought NASA and Imagineering gurus for a fun after-hours party

Last week, we had the opportunity to attend a really fun event called the #GalacticMeetup which brought together folks from both NASA and Imagineering to go over some of the ways in which the two worlds collide for ventures like Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark. Taking place after the park closed for the day, the private event brought together retired US Navy Pilot and NASA astronaut Capt. Mike Foreman; NASA...

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PICTORIAL: Disneyland refurbishments and construction continue amidst launch of Halloween Time celebrations
Sep19

PICTORIAL: Disneyland refurbishments and construction continue amidst launch of Halloween Time celebrations

You might have seen several of our pictorials from this weekend covering the extensive relaunch of Halloween Time this year at the Disneyland Resort. There’s quite a lot to take in but outside of the fall celebration, there’s still a regular update to be had! We’ll take you to the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge construction site once more for a peek at the progress plus a check up on existing projects around the...

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PICTORIAL: Classic #HalloweenTime favorites return to Disneyland Park
Sep18

PICTORIAL: Classic #HalloweenTime favorites return to Disneyland Park

We’ve already shared a bunch of the new Halloween offerings at Disney California Adventure but Disneyland is also celebrating the Halloween Time season with a bunch of returning favorites and some new treats to sweeten the pot. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out some of the new highlights for Disney California Adventure’s new Halloween Time festivities: PICTORIAL: Explore massive Cars Land #HalloweenTime...

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PICTORIAL: Take in the beautiful ‘Dia de los Muertos’ celebration at DCA, Pixar’s COCO on display
Sep18

PICTORIAL: Take in the beautiful ‘Dia de los Muertos’ celebration at DCA, Pixar’s COCO on display

We’re just a few months away from the theatrical release of Disney-Pixar’s COCO and just a few weeks away from “Dia de los Muertos” but there’s a lot in store to celebrate the festive holiday and the upcoming animated feature. At Disney California Adventure, the “Dia de los Muertos” celebrations have been dialed up over previous years with new entertainment and food options. It all takes place...

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PICTORIAL: Explore massive Cars Land #HalloweenTime transformation
Sep18

PICTORIAL: Explore massive Cars Land #HalloweenTime transformation

Cars Land has undertaken its first-ever Halloween transformation with the new Haul-O-Ween takeover that’s occurring now at Disney California Adventure as part of the Halloween Time celebration at the Disneyland Resort. We got a taste of the expansive takeover of the new land which includes new treats (visual and edible) throughout the entire land! Character Car-stumes Residents of the land are all decked out for the holiday....

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A Behind-The-Screams peek at 2017 Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood
Sep18

A Behind-The-Screams peek at 2017 Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood

BEWARE: This article contains spoilers for 2017’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood! SoCal horror fans know that one man works harder than anyone else to make sure each Halloween is filled with screams, nightmares and pulse-pounding scares: John Murdy, Creative Director for Universal Studios Hollywood‘s ever popular Halloween Horror Nights. The huge annual event just kicked off this weekend, and last...

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MUPPETS TAKE THE BOWL and steal our hearts once more
Sep11

MUPPETS TAKE THE BOWL and steal our hearts once more

Take my heart, take my money. The Muppets proved this weekend that they continue to deserve the limelight, spotlight, keylight, footlight and whatever other light you can throw at them. They illuminated the Hollywood Bowl this weekend with live performances, guest appearances, and a suitably rainbowy fireworks finale. MUPPETS TAKE THE BOWL and they take your heart. We are so glad we were invited by the Hollywood Bowl to enjoy this...

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PICTORIAL: Heat wave hits Disneyland’s final summer weekend as Halloween continues to creep in
Sep04

PICTORIAL: Heat wave hits Disneyland’s final summer weekend as Halloween continues to creep in

It’s the final official weekend of summer at the Disneyland Resort and that means the Summer of Heroes promotion is ending soon to make way for the upcoming Halloween Time season. It was a sweltering hot weekend but the combination of weather plus block-outs made for parks that were delightfully less crowded than one might expect for a three-day weekend. There’s a lot going on all around the Resort. As we see Halloween...

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