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Krampus Joins the HHN 2016 Line Up At Universal Studios Orlando and Hollywood

Just when you thought you wanted to get more and better announcements for Halloween Horror Nights this year well, today just got even better. The long awaited and rumored of the 2015 Christmas horror/comedy film “Krampus” got announced for dual coasts for both Orlando and Hollywood. In case you don’t know what “Krampus” is that it’s based on a old ancient folklore story in Europe that is a “Half-Goat, Half-Demon” that punishes kids that are being bad during the Christmas period. Universal Pictures is in collaboration with filmmaker Michael Dougherty and Legendary Pictures in order making this a not so pleasant holiday experience that the demon will terrorize you.


Teaser Trailer for “Krampus” for Halloween Horror Nights 2016. Source: (© Universal Studios)

Universal Studios Hollywood just confirmed this not too long ago for there Halloween Horror Nights 2016 via on there Twitter page.

Here’s what the press release statement in talking about it in detail from the Universal Studios Orlando Blog by Charles Gray:

The Engel home is decked out for the holidays and all of you are invited to join them. From the myriad of dark elves, gingerbread men wielding nail guns, and the engorged Jack-in-the-Box, to my favorite… the Teddy Bear, each room is full of its own horrifying moments pulled from the film.

You’ll not only try and dodge the invading dark elves around every corner, but will also have to keep your holiday spirits up, while sneaking past the looming presence of Krampus himself. Each encounter with Krampus holds its own unique perspective, as he gathers more souls for his sinister workshop.

The excitement for this property, and what it adds to this year’s event, is the same excitement as waiting to see what Santa has left under the tree. Mixing two cups of horror with humor, a tablespoon of trick, with a dash of treat, and you’ll receive the most gruesome holiday gift ever.”



Now if you haven’t seen this image circulating on the web and social media by now and from what I am understanding here that this was either fake or real for the layout for HHN 26 at Universal Studios Orlando, Universal Hollywood I am not quite sure at the moment for it. From the people who I know and are in the themed entertainment industry to get this clarified, for this map that is in fact “legit”. Here’s why is in fact legit for the park layout.

If you cross off so far all the announced houses by Universal Studios even today of the announcement of “Krampus” only these houses/mazes and shows are left. Which are still rumor and speculation from the map of “American Horror Story”, “Requel”, “Cobweb”, and “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure”. The original source who broke this map out is by and specifically ask them on there forums page.

So what do you guys think?  Are you excited that “Krampus” is finally coming towards this year’s HNN? Are you going to be bad or good for your own goodness sake too? Let me know down in comments section below and for everything that is spooky for HHN announcements and Universal Studios and all other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at




Disneyland 60th Nighttime Entertainment Concludes In September And What’s Next?

The long extended of the Disneyland 60th Diamond Celebration is officially coming towards a end on September 5th, 2016 at the Anaheim, CA resort. The celebration was suppose to conclude last month in July but was extended due to high guest demand for a whole year extension.

The three big shows that were added for the Diamond Celebration were the “Disneyland Forever Fireworks” with different map projections in different areas of the park and synchronization of the show. “World of Color: Celebrate!” with the voice narration of actor Neil Patrick Harris in Disney California Adventure about the legacy of Walt Disney. Lastly third was the brand new “Paint the Night” nighttime parade that had over 1.4M LED lights that was debuted in Hong Kong Disneyland earlier with a separate version before it was added towards the Disneyland Resort.


Guests on Main Street U.S.A for the “Disneyland: Forever Fireworks” with the map projections on the shops and restaurants in the synchronization with the fireworks of the nighttime show.

Full Show of the “Disneyland: Forever Fireworks” for the 60th Diamond Celebration.

As of yesterday and the day before that, those nighttime showings are coming towards a end and some are going away and to be put on rest and some are going back towards it’s original nighttime showings for the park. These will include the Disneyland Forever going back towards it’s original nighttime showing of “Fantasy In The Sky” running Friday-Sunday evenings on September 9th. The original World of Color that debuted in 2010 will start up again on September 6th with favorites like Wall-E and Pocahontas till early November just in time for the holidays according towards the Disney Parks Blog. But if the original World of Color gets a update of it’s projections like it did for Celebrate!; then it would keep the longevity for the show around much more longer.


My capture of the original “World of Color” in 2013 before the 60th Diamond Celebration in 2015-2016.

 Full Show of the original “World of Color” at Disney California Adventure.

Full Show of “World of Color: Celebrate!” at Disney California Adventure for the 60th Diamond Celebration.

Paint the Night was however was the most shocking and upsetting news towards a lot of Disney fans that broke out last night. As many thought this would be a permanent nighttime parade that was going to stick around for a while but in this case it’s not. Personally in my opinion that it is the best and most strongest parade that has ever happened towards the park in quite some time with the very catchy music done by music artist of Owl City that was remixed from the “Wreck It Ralph” soundtrack for the Disneyland 60th.


Paint the Night that only lasted a year and half from 2015-2016 at the Disneyland Resort for the 60th Diamond Celebration until more updates are further more to come.

Full Show of the “Paint the Night” Parade at the Disneyland Resort for the 60th Diamond Celebration.

The nighttime parade was kept through the holidays of Halloween and Christmas last year in which they didn’t have any special kind of holiday parade for the park at the time. With rumors and speculation that are circulating the web and social media from these three rumors from what I read of. The parade is going to be hiatus and returning back at some point, being swamped with the Main Street Electrical Light Parade for the Magic Kingdom’s 45th Anniversary on October 1st, 2016 at Walt Disney World for nostalgia at Disneyland, and being run only during seasonal operations of the Fall and Summer. No official word or confirmation of this amazing parade and the status of it but, all we can do is keep our eyes and ears peeled for more information to come.

I would think in mind that this was a corporate business decision of budget cutting and save up the extra cash flow that is being invested towards the Star Wars land expansion but this is all speculation and guesses. Another guess would be because of different crowd seasons between low and high peak seasons to help control the crowd levels because of park attendance statistics.

With the other nighttime and popular showing of “Fantasmic!” and not debuting from it’s hiatus break next year in the Summer that, it shows of having less content in the park. Not having hardly much of nighttime entertainment for the park that, it’s really hard to say how Disneyland’s guests are going to cope and deal with it. Paint the Night isn’t permanently going away as many other Disney fans are thinking and fearing but, if you agree with my guesses or not then so be it.

We all the knew that the Diamond Celebration was going to end at some point but I want to know what you guys think? Happy, sad, or have mixed feelings about the Disneyland nighttime shows going back towards it’s original shows and the removal of Paint the Night? Let me know in the comments section below! For everything magical and Disney and other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at

More Brief Details from the Universal Studios Hollywood HHN Panel At Midsummer Scream

This weekend that is happening right now at the Long Beach Convention Center for a Halloween and horror convention with some of the biggest names and talents in the haunt industry and of course theme parks.

One of those big names was Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood that had a panel presentation with Executive Director and Producer, John Murdy and Creative Art Director, Chris Williams. In case if you don’t know who these two guys are that, they are also the ones who helped create the all-year round of “The Walking Dead” walk through attraction that recently opened on July 4th, 2016 and many more of past HHN houses and mazes.

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The four big named iconic slashers for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights 2016. Source: ( © Universal Studios Hollywood)

Last night during the panel presentation that, both of them went into discussion for the big announcement that was debuted for having all four of the iconic-pop culture slashers for this year’s HHN season. Which are Freddy Kruger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and Leatherface. No new mazes or houses were announced during the panel presentation but, some cool new brief details were talked about.

One of them that was talked about earlier this week on Universal Studios Hollywood via Twitter page of the 2003 New Line Cinema of “Freddy vs Jason” and how John Murdy and Chris Williams took inspiration from the film and apply it towards the maze. I won’t talk about all the details and you can watch the actual panel presentation down below in case you missed it for all of the details.

FULL Panel Presentation of Halloween Horror Nights 2016 at Universal Studios Hollywood at Midsummer Scream. Source: (© Inside The Magic)

One of the details that did caught my interest for “Freddy vs Jason” that they discussed was that, this year that there incorporating a Easter Egg in the maze and a tribute towards director Wes Craven who passed away last year. Wes Craven is one of the most respected directors in the horror film industry for mainly being known for the “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise that was brought to life. John Murdy and Chris Williams mention that they never worked with Wes Craven and nor did Wes Craven ever saw any of the houses and mazes that John Murdy and Chris Williams brought to life of Wes’ IPs he created.

As for you HHN fans in Orlando, nothing was announced either too from this panel but do expect announcements pretty soon since we are not that far away from the upcoming event happening September-October. Other then that I will be posting more updates as more become available for details and for both HNN Hollywood & Orlando. Below you can enjoy the trailers that were released for the all four the slashers in the mean time.

Teaser Trailer for “Freddy vs Jason” at Halloween Horror Nights 2016. Source: ( © Universal Studios Hollywood)

Teaser Trailer for “Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield” at Halloween Horror Nights 2016. Source: ( © Universal Studios Hollywood)

Teaser Trailer for “The Texas Chainsaw Massarace: Blood Brothers” at Halloween Horror Nights 2016. Source: ( © Universal Studios Hollywood)

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Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America To Return Summer 2017

Throughout Disneyland’s park history where there guests have come to enjoy the purpose of there favorite and classic attractions any time they visit. With more exciting experiences coming down the pipeline even with the upcoming Star Wars land expansion some of park’s attractions were put on hiatus for a while now.

Today, the Disney Parks Blog is happy to announce those classic and famous attractions for there Summer 2017 come back from there long break. This will include:


-The Mark Twain Riverboat and Sailing Ship Columbia

-Pirate’s Liar on Tom Sawyer’s Island

-The Davey Crockett Explorer Canoes

-The Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America



Artist Concept For The New Rerouted Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America for Summer 2017, Released Earlier This Year. Source (©Disney)


The famous Mark Twain Riverboat is a Disneyland Opening Day attraction on July 17th, 1955 and traveling through four iconic American Rivers in Rivers of America.


4 Years later after the official opening of Disneyland in 1955, in 1958 the Sailing Ship Columbia joined the Mark Twain Riverboat and Is an exact replica of a 18th Century Vessel.

Rivers of America was changed in 1966 adding on the addition of New Orleans Square and taking a lovely stroll on the Mississippi River, which is one out of four waterways.


“Fantasmic!” making way from it’s hiatus return with no other then famous Mickey Mouse that fans love and enjoy dearly.

With a brand new redesigned river bank and a elevated trestle over the Disneyland Railroad, guests can take a look of gorgeous scenery once finished over looking the Rivers of America. The railroad can be visited at stops at New Orleans Square and Main Street train stations to be up close towards the steam engines that part of the Disneyland icon attractions.

So all board! and get ready for these famous Disneyland attractions to make it’s come back next year in Summer 2017! For all of your Disney magic and other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at


The Muppets Are Coming Towards The Magic Kingdom This Fall at Liberty Square

Last month (in June) I reported a rumor for the Muppets at the time was possibly coming towards the Magic Kingdom at some point. This rumored was being reported by no other then WDWNT who breaks the latest stories for rumor speculation for Walt Disney World news for attractions. Well that rumor can be officially be confirmed now that, today the Muppets are a green light with a press release statement on the Disney Parks Blog.

Here’s the official statement released by the blog and details behind it:

Beginning this fall, the Muppets will be visiting Magic Kingdom Park, where they’ll take part in an all-new live show, “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History.

Sam Eagle, the fiercely patriotic American eagle who is forever trying to set a high moral standard for the Muppets, will join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo and James Jefferson, town crier of Liberty Square, as they gather outside The Hall of Presidents to present historical tales in hysterical fashion as only they can. From the midnight ride of Paul Revere to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Muppets appear throughout the day to share with Guests, their own unique take on the founding fathers and the birth of the United States of America.


Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy in there new colonial attire for the new show of “The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History” Source: (© Disney)

The new show will also include a brand new original song for “The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History” and will be officially debuting this October 2016.

As a avid Muppets fan I am really thrilled and excited to see some Muppet content in the Magic Kingdom finally. Since in my last post that the Muppets are just focused on Disney’s Hollywood Studios and now are going to be in two parks on the Walt Disney World property.

Let me know down in the comments section below guys, that are you excited or have mix feelings about this?! For all your Muppeting around and everything else Disney and other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at

Top 5 Reasons Why American Horror Story Would Succeed At Universal Hollywood & Orlando For HHN 26

Note: Just a quick disclaimer that is just all rumors and speculation and my personal thoughts until it’s officially announced by Universal/NBC Comcast for this intellectual property by the network FX of “American Horror Story”. This is all opinions of statements and nothing reflects and is non affiliated by Universal/NBC Comcast for those who are reading this article or anyone reflecting upon it.



One of the most popular televised shows that is highly creative and detailed that is on the channel of FX’s “American Horror Story” since 2011 unlike it’s competition for other shows like AMC’s “The Walking Dead” for example which is another huge and popular franchise and fan base since 2010. Personally I am not saying the two shows are at war against each other but, this is what I believe the show on FX owned by 21st Century Fox needs to be shed upon for this IP for HHN this year.

When both shows started with a year gap between them that the first season of “The Walking Dead” received average of 5.24 million viewers and where the first season of “American Horror Story” received average of 2.82 million viewers. That’s a big difference between the shows but, they are two different types of genres classified between the shows. The focus of myself writing this article is what I believe to put “American Horror Story” into towards the Universal Parks between Hollywood and Orlando.

The chances of it happening can be slim to none for putting the AHS franchise into Universal Parks for HHN 2016 because for me this franchise deserves to have it’s first year and something new to do since “The Walking Dead” houses have been repetitive for the past couple of years now. Although I do agree that “The Walking Dead” is still popular but let’s face it that the show won’t end till the final season is over with and the contract between AMC/Universal can close and make room for another franchise to take over the throne.

The horror/supernatural/erotic thriller has been under the radar for many years now with rumors and speculation of becoming a potentially house or maze for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Hollywood and Orlando. Season 6 of the show is premiering this year on Sept 14th at 10pm with so many different fan theories that are intertwined with the show. So here is my own personal Top 5 reasons why “American Horror Story” would succeeded for Halloween Horror Nights this year at Universal Hollywood & Orlando.

5.) Diversity of the seasons of set design

Universal Studios is famously known for the being the entertainment studio for the masters and the icons for the horror industry and high quality film making. Since Halloween Horror Nights started up Hollywood and Orlando between 1991 and 1997, the studio is famously known for bringing realistic and spot on details of aesthetically and creative set designs from many and popular IPs they acquire to make them into different houses and mazes.

“American Horror Story” is a perfect example because the seasons have a different theme and something that isn’t consistent unlike different television shows that correlate the continuation of a season that is the premiere of it since season one. Universal creatives can do really anything unless they are granted permission by the network of FX in order to do so. If you have a favorite season from Murder House, Asylum, Coven, etc are just examples of what they can do and pull of and the sky is the limit for them really.

Myself would like to see Creative Director, John Murdy who helped envision the brand new “The Walking Dead” walk through attraction that opened up recently on July 4th at Universal Studios Hollywood and his creative team for bringing “American Horror Story” come to life. Only problem is considering that each of the seasons have so many different themes it’s really hard just narrowing down what designs and sets they can use and manage from the show.


The Hotel Cortez from Season 5 of “American Horror Story” would be a good example to use a set piece design to use in Halloween Horror Nights this year. Source: (Entertainment Weekly)

4.) Universal Plot Connections References and Easter Eggs

Many fans of the show or shall I say the hardcore fans know that in each different season the show that they are in fact universally connect. A prop, dialogue reference, or a certain character are shown in each of the seasons that fans put the different pieces of puzzle together is for them to solve and making sense of the show.

For example: **SPOILER** in Season 5 of “American Horror Story: Hotel” where The Countess played by Lady Gaga was pregnant and needed a abortion (in which you didn’t know that Gaga was a blood sucking, sex crazed, infectiousness vampire) in the 1900s in which the same surgeon of Charles Montgomery who was the same original house owner from Season 1 of “Murder House”!

This is just something that Universal and many of which of the development teams can create and develop of the rich story that connects each of the seasons of the horror thriller show. Halloween Horror Nights is making those details, references, cameo characters, and Easter eggs for there guests to immerse themselves in a house or maze filled with scares and terrors of fright.


Charles Montgomery cameo appearance in Season 5 of “American Horror Story: Hotel” who was shown in the first season of “Murder House”. Source: (

3.) Famous Murder or Torture Scenes

Since I haven’t seen all the seasons yet of the show but I am knowledgeable enough that “American Horror Story” and in which fans tend to agree with it, the show isn’t complete without recognizing some of the most gruesome murder kills or torturers of characters that in each of the different seasons of the show. I’ve only watched Hotel and I thought it was absolutely fantastic and the bloody and gory kills and torture scenes were spot on. I won’t mention which ones for anyone that hasn’t seen Season 5 for remaining spoiler free but, let’s just say that they are cringe worthy to watch.

If you take past or upcoming houses and mazes from Halloween Horror Nights events that, AHS can learn from other big named IPs such as “The Purge”, “Halloween”, “An American Werewolf In London” of there famous murder scenes. Those houses are translated from film towards the house or maze like your watching it and being part of it but, since AHS is a television series that can be mixed of different seasons or just a particular season. In which Universal creatives and set designers pay attention towards from every angle and approach to apply it if chose what to bring towards the table from AHS.

 Famous Twisty the Clown Kills In Season 4 In “American Horror Story: Freak Show”. Source: (FX)

2.) Promotion Marketing For The Upcoming Season 6 For The Show

My other guess and thought if “American Horror Story” were being brought towards the Universal Parks in Hollywood and Orlando it would not only excite the fan base for it but, to promote the upcoming season this Fall for Season 6. If you never heard of the show before this might also get some of the outside general public to be curious since HHN is a cash cow money making event and curious to check out the house or maze for AHS. The details and the theme title are very vague at the moment for the upcoming season this Fall but, we do know that Lady Gaga is returning back for the season. It’s a guess and theory it’s going to be involving children and some sort of devil theme from what we know of so far.


Promotional Teaser for Season 6 of “American Horror Story”. Source (FX via Twitter)

Generally AHS usually debuts one month before Halloween in September and gets everyone in the mood for the haunt and Halloween season since the show is a drama and thriller horror and other genres revolving around it. If we take the highly anticipated Skull Island: Reign of Kong ride that opened up recently at Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure for example, the ride is not only promoting content for the park but also for the upcoming film of “Kong: Skull Island” (March 10th, 2017) with Tom Hiddleston in it. In which in a sense is marketing done right by Universal/NBC Comcast.

1.) The Casting of Characters

This final reason is a bit of tough one to discuss but there is so many great and unique different of characters by the amazing talent of the cast that plays the roles through out each season of AHS. If your a big supporter of the show and that everyone’s favorite actress in the show who step down of Jessica Lange who played amazing characters from Season 1-4. Then Lady Gaga took over for Jessica as her lead role as The Countess for a new character in Season 5 of AHS: Hotel.

The characters of the show makes up the heart and brings the realism in getting attached towards there story and background in knowing the description of who they are. But we are talking about 5 seasons now upcoming 6 of the whole show together here. Like I said before it’s really hard to narrow down of what Universal can pick and use to get the guest reaction they really want to use but, Universal pays attention towards the talent that could be good candidates during tons of audition roles (if they pass it) that people can scheduled appointments to be assigned towards a house, maze, or scare zone.


Seasons 1-5 of “American Horror Story” With So Many Iconic And Creative Characters Universal Can Use To Scare Upon There Guests.

If the anthology series was going to be a mix and consistency of different seasons in a scenario here into a house or maze of certain characters my top 5 choices would be Twisty the Clown from Freak Show, Dr. Arthur Arden from Asylum, The Axeman from Coven, Sister Jude from Asylum, and serial killer James March from Hotel. But if they are going focus it on a certain season my strongest choices would be Asylum and Hotel and which in some didn’t like Hotel but that’s all personal preference and opinion here.

In which if any those two seasons that Universal Studios can really just focus from the first towards the last episode and just focusing on the universal world that makes up the show. The AHS fan base would be defiantly excited and wanting take step inside and seeing how there going to be part of it and getting the scares of the characters they will recognize and well… to be scared by the most.

So in all fairness that this just my personal thoughts and top reasons in why I think the franchise of “American Horror Story” would succeed for HHN this year for both Hollywood & Orlando. But like I said this just all rumor and speculation for now till anything is teased or officially released by Universal Studios or by the head of HHN announcements of Mike Aiello in Orlando who is the, Director of Entertainment Creative Development for Universal Orlando’s Entertainment Division.

The television series is so rich and detailed of the whole lore of the story and connecting the originality universal world around it to make a high quality and fashionable kind of house or a maze. Now if you agree with any of top reasons or like to elaborate more, leave a comment down below and for all of your Universal Studios/HHN coverage and themed entertainment news keep checking back here 

Disneyland Resort Halloween Party Dates and Details Released

If there isn’t any better time of the year that gets me excited and looking forward towards the most it would be defiantly Halloween in the Fall. Well that time has finally come but this time for the Disneyland Resort for more magical, spooky, and silly fun. When I started my blog 3 months ago my earliest blog post was about the Walt Disney World Halloween dates being released that be found here if your interested in attending at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando.

Today the Disney Parks Blog has announced some details and the dates for the Halloween dates to make your spooky and magical fun more enjoyable at the happiest place on earth. Selective Halloween dates will run from September 9th-October 31st and bringing back Disney fan favorite attractions like Ghost Galaxy and The Haunted Mansion Holiday from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.



Guests can also enjoy trick-or-treating, “Halloween Screams” exclusive fireworks, and coming from Walt Disney World and new this year towards the Disneyland Resort will be the Headless Horseman of Sleep Hallow from the Disney animated feature of “The Adventures of Ichabod Mr. Toad” through the different nights of the Halloween parties.

Here is also a breakdown of what the blog released for the dates of when you can purchase those Halloween tickets and take notes and mark these down on your calendars!

  • July 21st will be on sale towards Disneyland Annual Passholders, Disney Rewards Card holders and Disney Vacation Club Members.
  • July 28th will be available for the Halloween tickets towards the general public
  • Mickey’s Halloween Party 2016 Dates:
  • September (Friday, Sept. 23rd, Monday Sept. 26th, Wednesday Sept. 28th, and Friday Sept. 30th)
  • October (Monday Oct. 3rd, Wednesday Oct. 5th, Friday Oct. 7th, Monday Oct. 10th, Wednesday Oct. 12, Friday Oct. 14th, Monday Oct. 17th, Wednesday Oct. 19th, Friday Oct. 21st, Monday Oct. 24th, Wednesday Oct. 26th, Saturday Oct. 29th, and Monday Oct. 31st.)

Park admission is required to be in order to gain entrance towards the parks and for all of your spooky and magical Disney fun and themed entertainment news keep checking back here at