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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Oprah TV series builds set at high school near Universal Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 2:38 PM

A new drama series for the Oprah Winfrey Network has built an elaborate pink set on the grounds of a high school near Universal Orlando Resort. The TV series, David Makes Man, started filming recently in neighborhoods near Universal’s theme parks. Set builders created a mockup of a motel...

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Michael Myers returns to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 12:30 PM

Universal announced today that Halloween Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers will get its own maze at this year's Halloween Horror Nights. Following the other '80s-themed mazes announced for this year's event, Universal says the new house will take place on Halloween in Haddonfield, Illinois, where Myers restlessly stalks his...

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One of the coolest Simpsons attractions in the country isn't at a Universal property

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 10:44 AM

The Simpsons are one of the biggest draws at Universal Studios theme parks, but a new attraction in Myrtle Beach might create some surprising competition for Universal. When “The Simpsons in 4D” opens at Broadway at the Beach, guests will be able to explore the famous Kwik-E-Mart, experience a 4D...

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Universal's Halloween Horror Nights opens in a month. Here's everything we know about this year's massive event

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 10:32 AM

Since its debut on 1991, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando has become the nation’s premier Halloween event, and this year is set to be the biggest yet. With a record number of haunted houses, known as “mazes,” five scare zones and a live stage show, this year is one...

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Disneyland raises minimum wage to $15.75, but only for non-union employees

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 4:37 PM

In Disneyland's latest attempt to divide and conquer their lowest-paid employees, the company decided to raise their starting salary to $15.75 an hour for non-union workers, which is just slightly more than the recently negotiated $15 for four of Disney's labor unions. According to the Orange County Register, the...

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Two classic Magic Kingdom attractions are about to temporarily close to make room for TRON

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 11:36 AM

With the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World in 2021 quickly approaching, it’s all hands on deck at Disney to ensure that all their planned updates are finished on time. Over at the Magic Kingdom, the Main Street theater project has been postponed, but the TRON coaster in Tomorrowland is...

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With sweeping layoffs, record stocks and shareholder issues, it's difficult to see a clear path forward for SeaWorld

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 11:24 AM

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment has been on a roller coaster of mixed news lately. July saw one of the worse months in years for the company, with a major tour operator suspending ticket sales, to the parks and the company’s largest shareholder struggling to stay afloat and their own...

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Ellipsis Brewing throws in popcorn and a beer with tickets to their Dot Dot Dot Comedy Showcase

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Ellipsis Brewing’s monthly comedy showcase offers up snacks to go along with the laughs. Big Tim Murphy hosts a selection of local comics while you enjoy “artisan” popcorn – that’s a thing now? – and your first draft is included in the ticket price. Best to get tickets in...

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Club 3Nine at Rosen Plaza hosts official Walker Stalker afterparty with celebrity hosts

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM

After wandering around the convention center all day for Walker Stalker Orlando, wind down at Rosen Plaza’s Club 3Nine for Outbreak in Orlando. The afterparty is hosted by The Walking Dead’s Ross Marquand (also the Red Skull in Infinity War, FYI) and Michael Traynor and offers special effects makeup...

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Walker Stalker gives fans of 'The Walking Dead' all the zombies they can handle this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 8:08 AM

AMC’s The Walking Dead begins its ninth season this fall under the specter of lead Andrew Lincoln’s departure. But the show has built up such a strong supporting cast that many still expect the show to keep going for several more years. You can meet a large chunk of...

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