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May 18, 2021

Haunted Attraction Industry News for May 18th

Haunted Attraction Industry News for May 18th

Attendee registration is now available for the Midwest Haunters Convention. This event is open to the public. All haunters and Halloween enthusiasts are welcome to attend this annual convention that features classes, haunt tours, exhibitors, and...


Attendee registration is now available for the Midwest Haunters Convention. This event is open to the public. All haunters and Halloween enthusiasts are welcome to attend this annual convention that features classes, haunt tours, exhibitors, and networking opportunities. This year's event will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 25th - 27th, 2021.

Although Le Manoir de Paris had to temporarily close due to government COVID restrictions earlier this year, the Manoir Halloween Festival will make its terrifying return on October 22nd - 31st, 2021. This year's event will have a brand new theme, four haunted houses, five "scream zones", and more. Le Manoir de Paris has been an immersive horror attraction for over ten years with its flagship Legendes de Paris, which features illustrious figures including The Phantom of the Opera, Quasimodo, and the Man in the Iron Mask. For Halloween they double the number of actors and add even more attractions, special effects, lighting effects, and entertainment. Tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks.

Celebrating their 10th anniversary, The Yorkshire Scaregrounds has announced the dates for this year's Halloween event. 10 Years of Fear will take place select nights October 8th - 31st. The event will feature five horror experiences (Factory of Fear, Totally Tropical Terror, The Haunted Hotel, Hospital Hell, and Black Death) and two new scare zones (Forest of Freaks and Undead Central). After a year away due to COVID-19, UK haunt fans are excitedly waiting the event's return this Fall.

Tickets go on sale today (May 14th) for a live-to-film concert experience celebrating Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. The event takes place at the Banc of California Stadium on Friday, October 29th, and will feature Danny Elfman reprising his role as Jack Skellington and other special guest stars. Pre-show activities will include a costume contest and trick-or-treating.

Count Chocula and Frankenberry are turning 50 this year! General Mills is celebrating this Golden anniversary with a special Monster Mash cereal. This berry-flavored cereal will combine marshmallows from Count Chocula, Frankenberry, Boo Berry, and even Yummy Mummy and Fruit Brute. Be on the lookout for this special edition cereal this fall.

A Halloween Skeleton has changed the life of a family with a special needs daughter. Amelie Talauta was diagnosed with global development delay when she was four years old and her communication skills were minimal. Six years ago her parents bought a skeleton Halloween decoration and Amelie immediately befriended him. Now "Hugo Sebastian Wellington III" and Amelie travel everywhere together - Hugo even has his own wardrobe. Hugo's presence has helped Amelie become more comfortable in social situations and her communication skills have improved. You can learn more about their adventures by following Hugo's Instagram.