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September 21, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Universal Studios Orlando will feature eight haunted mazes, six scare zones and two live shows at Halloween Horror Nights 21. > Photos: Halloween Horror Nights 21 at Universal Studios Orlando Universal Orlando's Horror Nights has been voted the best Halloween theme park event for the past four consecutive years by Amusement Today, an industry trade publication. Lady Luck, the icon for the Florida theme park's 2011 event, will transform each night from a tempting seductress to a bloodthirsty beast.
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September 21, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Universal Studios Orlando will feature eight haunted mazes, six scare zones and two live shows at Halloween Horror Nights 21. > Photos: Halloween Horror Nights 21 at Universal Studios Orlando Universal Orlando's Horror Nights has been voted the best Halloween theme park event for the past four consecutive years by Amusement Today, an industry trade publication. Lady Luck, the icon for the Florida theme park's 2011 event, will transform each night from a tempting seductress to a bloodthirsty beast.
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September 19, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Six Flags Magic Mountain will add three new mazes, four new scare zones and two new shows for Fright Fest 2011. > Photos: Fright Fest 2011 at Six Flags Magic Mountain The Valencia amusement park will also offer some extreme Halloween treats, including coasters in the dark, an alienated X2 and my all-time favorite: Colossus backward. Highlights of Fright Fest 2011: Haunted mazes Chupacabra (new in 2011) - The legendary creature terrorizes a Day of the Dead festival (X2 plaza)
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September 19, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Six Flags Magic Mountain will add three new mazes, four new scare zones and two new shows for Fright Fest 2011. > Photos: Fright Fest 2011 at Six Flags Magic Mountain The Valencia amusement park will also offer some extreme Halloween treats, including coasters in the dark, an alienated X2 and my all-time favorite: Colossus backward. Highlights of Fright Fest 2011: Haunted mazes Chupacabra (new in 2011) - The legendary creature terrorizes a Day of the Dead festival (X2 plaza)
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May 14, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Knott's Berry Farm will add three new mazes and a new scare zone for Halloween Haunt 2011 , according to theme park officials. Photos : View concept art of all 13 mazes and four scare zones for Halloween Haunt 2011 The 39th annual Knott's Scary Farm will start Sept. 23 and run for 27 nights. Knott's Berry Farm Halloween Haunt 2010 mazes | 2010 scare zones | 2010 shows | 2010 review The granddaddy of Halloween events will feature 13 mazes and four scare zones scattered throughout the Buena Park theme park.
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September 8, 2008
Universal Studios is doubling the length of the Terror Tram ride for this year's Halloween Horror Nights event, with visits to the Bates Motel and Psycho House, plus mazes and scare zones based on such films as "The Strangers," "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Friday the 13th." The event runs nightly from Oct. 3 to Nov. 1. Information and tickets: www.universal studioshollywood.com.
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June 25, 2009 | From a Times Staff Writer
There'll be a sixth installment in the "Saw" series this October, but the horror film franchise also will be expanding beyond movie theaters by lending its characters and stories to the annual Halloween Horror Night attraction at Universal Studios in Hollywood and Orlando, Fla. Universal said "Saw" elements will be incorporated into the mazes, scare zones and "terror tram" that nighttime visitors encounter in the weeks leading up to Halloween....
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October 5, 2010 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
After years of getting better, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood got bigger this year — and it’s still not big enough. Crowds overwhelmed the already cramped theme park during my visit on opening weekend, resulting in hour-plus wait times and bumper-to-bumper traffic inside the most popular haunted mazes. Compared¬†with its haunt rivals, Universal’s hallmark has been its movie studio-quality mazes with brand-name monsters.
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March 23, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
With about six months left before Halloween Haunt officially kicks off for 2011, Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park has already started planning for the 39th annual event. Knott's will blur the line between nightmare and insanity for its new Delirium maze, which was unveiled during a movie-like trailer shown at the recent West Coast Bash event. Delirium will replace the mediocre Club Blood vampire maze in the Ghostrider warehouse from the 2010 Haunt.
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October 9, 2010
Some Halloween horror events in and around Los Angeles Universal Studios Hollywood, Halloween Horror Nights 1000 Universal Center Drive, L.A. 7 p.m., closing hours vary. Saturday, Oct. 15-17, 21-24, 28-31. $44 to $89. (800) 864-8377; http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com . Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt Thirteen themed mazes and seven spooky live shows make this one of the most loved Halloween events in the area. 8039 Beach Blvd.
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May 14, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Knott's Berry Farm will add three new mazes and a new scare zone for Halloween Haunt 2011 , according to theme park officials. Photos : View concept art of all 13 mazes and four scare zones for Halloween Haunt 2011 The 39th annual Knott's Scary Farm will start Sept. 23 and run for 27 nights. Knott's Berry Farm Halloween Haunt 2010 mazes | 2010 scare zones | 2010 shows | 2010 review The granddaddy of Halloween events will feature 13 mazes and four scare zones scattered throughout the Buena Park theme park.
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