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Theme Park Rangers

Oct 20, 2020

Universal Orlando faced many challenges bringing two Halloween Horror Nights houses to life this year. Charles Gray, senior show director at Universal, explains how the Halloween Seasonal Experience got the green light, how they approached the storytelling, and what the creative team learned.

  • Diet HHN (1:06)
  • How the...


Oct 8, 2020

New Halloween experiences are emerging in Central Florida: There’s a haunted house that provides scares (even with safety features built in), a drive-thru attraction with plenty of gore, a haunted airboat tour (only in Florida), and a gator feeding frenzy involving pumpkins.

  • Tunnel of the Damned (2:04)
  • Scream n’...


Sep 30, 2020

Theme park reporter Dewayne Bevil talks with Dan Leavelle, owner of Midway Mayhem, about the intensity of Universal’s VelociCoaster (up to 70 mph), the star power (Chris Pratt and a Velociraptor pack), and what Universal hasn’t revealed yet.

  • Speed:70mp, Height: 155 feet (1:29)
  • Longer, shorter, faster than...


Sep 22, 2020

From the moment she stepped into Universal Studios, Orlando Sentinel reporter Kathleen Christiansen smelled the familiar musty, foggy scent that could only mean one thing: Halloween Horror Nights. She was among the fans in attendance when Universal Orlando opened two Halloween Horror Nights houses.

  • Halloween...


Sep 17, 2020

The Halloween season is officially here at area theme parks. Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld are rolling out plans that mix a pinch of past fan favorites with new socially-distanced experiences.

  • Magic Kingdom: A taste of Not-So-Scary (1:18)
  • Hot Tip 1: Character cavalcades (3:22)
  • Adults can wear costumes...