June 15, 2021
Haunted Attraction Industry News for June 15th
Haunted Calgary has launched a creative service to celebrate Father's Day, "Creepy Character Deliveries". Surprise your dad with a signature Haunted Calgary creepy character delivering a gift directly to his front door. Packages range from $50 - $100...
Haunted Calgary has launched a creative service to celebrate Father's Day, "Creepy Character Deliveries". Surprise your dad with a signature Haunted Calgary creepy character delivering a gift directly to his front door. Packages range from $50 - $100 - with a basic package offering a dozen donuts, a card, and a "disturbing diddy" sung by a scareactor. With the VIP package, your creepy character will even show up in a real Cadillac hearse. This opportunity is currently only open to residents in the Canadian cities of Calgary or Airdrie.
A new terror has surfaced at SeaWorld Orlando with Howl-O-Scream coming to the park for 27 select nights between September 10th - October 31st. This separately ticketed event will feature haunted houses, scare zones, a musical dance show, and other spooky activities. The event mirrors the name of the popular Busch Gardens event, also operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. Guests will be able to buy a combo ticket to visit both Howl-O-Scream events. SeaWorld Orlando will also retain the daytime, family-friendly Spooktacular event, which starts on September 18th.
Lionsgate has once again partnered with Egan Escape Productions in Las Vegas for "Escape the Blair Witch". This summer, brave souls will be able to immerse themselves in the terrifying world of The Blair Witch Project franchise in this theatrical-quality escape room. The attraction will be co-located with the teams' other joint production, The Official SAW Escape: Las Vegas.
Alton Towers Resort has confirmed the return of Scarefest for the upcoming Halloween season. Scarefest features multiple scare mazes, rides in the dark, a family-friendly "Freaky Fun Zone", The Alton Towers Dungeon, and more. The event will run October 8th-10th & 15th -31st; day passes start at £38 per person.
Elvira is celebrating Pride Month in style with her new Pride collection. The Elvira x Pride exclusives feature t-shirts, mugs, magnets, and more. She has also teamed up with Kreepsville 666 to create a new Pride-themed t-shirt, enamel pin, tank top, and fan. 13% of all proceeds will be donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Three organizers from The Hidden Haunted Attraction in East Liverpool, Ohio are giving back to the Tri-State area through the Tri-State Trillium Foundation (T.S.T.F.) Scholarship Awards. In 2020, Christopher Pritt, Dawne Bednarek, and Debra Smith, founded the T.S.T.F. to recognize students in Ohio, West Virginia, or Pennsylvania who have impacted their communities through volunteering. The foundation has just awarded its first three recipients and applications for Class of 2022 seniors will be available soon. The Hidden Haunted Attraction is the T.S.T.F's main fundraiser. It had a record season in 2020 with close to 3,000 attendees during the haunt season.
Get ready to peak beyond the magic of Disney Parks around the world in the new Disney+ series Behind the Attraction. Each episode will feature the creative process behind different Disney Park favorites - including how Imagineers filled the Haunted Mansion with 999 happy haunts and the ups and downs of creating the gravity-defying Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. All 10 episodes will be available to stream on July 16th.