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June 22, 2021

Haunted Attraction Industry News for June 22nd

Haunted Attraction Industry News for June 22nd

In celebration of the event's 30th anniversary, Jack the Clown is returning to Orlando's Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. The iconic character will be featured throughout the event - from the streets to the haunted houses and more. Visitors...


In celebration of the event's 30th anniversary, Jack the Clown is returning to Orlando's Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. The iconic character will be featured throughout the event - from the streets to the haunted houses and more. Visitors will also be able to get a closer look at Jack's past HHN appearances at a limited-time "Jack'd Up" experience, which will take place at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Along with this character announcement, Universal released an in-depth interview with Senior Director of Creative Development Michael Aiello and James Keaton, the performer who has embodied Jack since the start.

The House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs has decided to bring its 35-year reign of horror in Buffalo, New York to an abrupt end after losing its location. Fans are invited to experience the event a final time at their "One Last Scare" event June 25th - 26th. Tickets range from $29.99 - $59.99 and are on sale now.

Due to the popularity of Walt Disney World's Boo Bash after hours event, five additional Sundays from September 5th - October 17th have been added. Halloween night sold out before the event even opened to the general public and two more nights broke the 80% sold out threshold as of Thursday, June 17th.

In the fall of 2022 families will be able to celebrate Halloween at sea with the Disney Cruise Line's Halloween on the High Seas. The spooky seafaring jubilee will include Mickey's Mouse-querade costume party, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing and Scream, Halloween treats, themed decor, and other Halloween activities. Cruises depart from Florida, New York, Texas, and California. Bookings open to the public on June 24th, 2021.

The producers of Midsummer Scream have announced a surprise pop-up event at the Pasadena Convention Center taking place the weekend of August 14th – 15th, 2021. Awaken the Spirits! will feature over 200 spooky vendors, live entertainment, and a presentation stage where fans will get sneak peaks of what’s in store for Halloween 2021 from LA Haunted Hayride, Delusion, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Winchester Mystery House, and more. Tickets are now on sale.

Members of the Derry and Strabane District Council voted on Tuesday to approve the overall budget and procurement arrangements for the annual Halloween festival, Awakening the Walled City. The festival will take place on October 29th - 31st in a revised format subject to COVID regulations at the time of the event. As the traditional carnival parade has been deemed "too high risk" to take place in 2021, this year's event will feature an illuminated trail with installations, inflatables, displays, and animations highlighted in themed zones. New for 2021 - one themed zone is planned to be located across the border in the Republic of Ireland.
SoCal event listings provided by Josh at SoCalloween909.
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