Let the Haunting Begin
It's almost Spooky Season! Let's look at what's coming next to top theme parks, then recap the week's news.
We’re just days away from the start of the 2022 theme park haunt season. As you read this, I am on my way to Orlando for the opening of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida on Friday night. So check the site on Saturday morning for all our coverage, including videos and reviews.
And later today, I will post my a story detailing my walk-through tour of two houses at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, with Creative Director John Murdy. Stay tuned!
Let’s get to the rest of the theme park news this week:
Incident on New Jersey Coaster Leaves Riders Injured: Five riders on El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure were taken to local hospitals for evaluation (no life-threatening injuries) after a train hit what some called a “pothole” on the troubled, but beloved and award-winning, roller coaster.
How to Stay Cool in the Coming Disneyland Heatwave: It’s going to be hot - and not in a good way - in Southern California this weekend. Disneyland fans turning out for the start of Halloween Time should take precautions to guard against the dangerous heat. Here’s what to do.
Why Fans Should Be Excited for Disney's New Moana Attraction: Am I nuts for being really excited by Walt Disney Wold's upcoming "Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana" walk-through attraction? Let’s talk about why I am so encouraged by it.
What Should Be America’s Next Hit Theme Park Attraction? Time to help Disney and Universal theme park executives set their capital spending budgets. Which popular attractions from their parks in Asia should they bring to America next?
Animation Tests Start at Universal's Super Nintendo World: Time for a construction update on America’s first Super Nintendo World land, coming next year to Universal Studios Hollywood.
Shaq Leads California's 2022 Halloween Line-Up: We preview several haunt and Halloween events coming to the state in the month ahead, led by the first Shaqtoberfest at the Queen Mary in Long Beach.
Remembering the Man Behind Disney's Biggest Stage Hits: Disney Legend Ron Logan was 84 years old.
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Thank you - as always - for your time and attention. Best wishes for the week ahead,
Robert Niles, Editor