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This Is The End Haunted House announced for Halloween Horror Nights California

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In a bold, new approach to bringing iconic horror films to life during “Halloween Horror Nights,” Universal Studios Hollywood will break new ground with the introduction of its first ever 3D horror-comedy maze, “This is the End 3D,” based on 2013’s hit movie starring James Franco, Seth Rogen Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson. “Halloween Horror Nights” begins on Friday, September 18, 2015.

 
The hilarity of this genre-defying blockbuster movie, This is the End, will take a dark turn in this all-new maze experience that will come to life in hypnotic 3D. The end of the world will begin as guests head to the ultimate A-list party at James Franco’s new Hollywood Hills home, before the Apocalypse strikes and they find themselves trapped in a life-and-death struggle against the demons of the underworld. With the fate of humanity at the crossroads of heaven and hell, “This is the End 3D” will offer defining moments for those guests brave enough to tempt the devil as their destiny hangs in the balance to be damned for eternity or raptured to heaven engulfed in a sea of blue light.

 
“This is the End brings a new dimension of fear to ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ by fusing the best of two extreme worlds—horror and comedy— to create a literal and figurative three-dimensional experiential version of the film,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “Our collaboration with James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill to transform this outrageous movie into a terrifying maze underscores the impact of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ as one the most influential Halloween events around.”

 
“Halloween Horror Nights” 2015 at Universal Studios Hollywood kicks off on Friday, September 18 and continues on select nights through November 1. The popular event brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror. Featuring an all-new slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, “Halloween Horror Nights” will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with spine-chilling haunted attractions during Southern California’s most extreme Halloween experience.

 
Recent maze announcements include “Guillermo del Toro Presents Crimson Peak: Maze of Madness,” based on Legendary and Universal Pictures’ much-anticipated Crimson Peak film directed, co-written and produced by celebrated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro; “The Walking Dead: Wolves Not Far,” based on season 5 of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award®-winning television series, “Insidious: Return to the Further,” based on the bone-chilling Insidious film trilogy, and “Halloween: Michael Myers Comes Home,” based on director John Carpenter’s cult-classic horror film. This year’s event will also feature the global phenomenon and multi-talented dance crew, Jabbawockeez, direct from Las Vegas in an all-new original show, performing multiple times per night throughout the run of “Halloween Horror Nights.”

The One With Edaville USA

This week we are joined by Edaville USA to talk about the new Thomas Land coming to the park, then the guys talk big coasters announced for small parks and play Fantasy Theme Park

New Interactive Ghostbusters Walk Through Attraction Opens At Six Flags Mexico

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Lynton V Harris & The Sudden Impact! Entertainment Company have created the world’s first live
interactive GHOSTBUSTERS attraction, under License from Sony Pictures Consumer Products, and
launched into previews this past weekend ahead of an expected blockbuster Summer season starting
mid-July.
The company has inked a three year deal with Sony Pictures Consumer Products in Los Angeles, and
continues its relationship with Six Flags Mexico following the success of the Company’s previous
attractions there, ‘The Van Helsing Experience Live!’ and ‘TerminatorX: A Laser Battle for Salvation’.
Harris commented…“We probably could have eeked out another year with Terminator X given that the
fifth movie comes out this Summer, but I have been pestering Greg [Economos] at Sony for the past
couple of years to get a Ghostbusters attraction happening”.
Gregory Economos, Senior Vice President Global Consumer Products at Sony Pictures says, “We’re
excited to collaborate with Lynton on this fun, yet spooky laser tag attraction. It’s a natural fit for the
Ghostbusters brand, and we’re sure that attendees of Six Flags Mexico will know “who to call” after
making their way through the arena as paranormal heroes themselves.”
The new attraction has a cast of between six and eight live actors who will play as seasoned
‘Ghostbusters’ to interact with guests across two floors, in the historic La Llorona building inside Six Flags
Mexico. Players are ‘prepped’ downstairs in the Ghostbusters Headquarters, given their laser ghostbustin’
gear, then led upstairs and broken into teams of Ghostbusters in order to compete against each other in
an experience that features iconic environments and characters from the film. There are also cool ghost
gates, hidden targets, and ‘surprise characters’ that appear and disappear with the help of UV and lasertag
LED technology.
Director of Live Attractions Worldwide for Sudden Impact!, Dominic McChesney commented that “this first
preview weekend was a litmus test to determine if we got the brand fit right, and the audience have
already confirmed that it is a much more fun approach than Terminator X which had more of a ‘firm
handed’ approach, but enjoyed a successful four year run. Ghostbusters will be a hit!”
“We are very excited to have an attraction like this – GHOSTBUSTERS – the attraction is based on the
iconic and famous characters with the spooky adventure that the brand warrants. The families visiting us
can enjoy a unique live – interactive attraction. We invite you to be part of this exciting experience that you
can only find at Six Flags México”, said América Sosa, Communication manager at Six Flags México.
“It’s perfect for us” enthused Harris… our reputation is second to none in the interactive scare attraction
domain globally, and we also pioneered branded live laser tag adventures. Ghostbusters is one of the
most iconic brands in the history of the movies, and as the No #1 ‘horror-comedy’ of all time, and a new
film in the works for 2016, it’s a chance to converge the Ghostbusters brand with an elevated laser tag
experience to create the core brand value through creative application, along with a few fun startles.”
About Lynton V Harris & The Sudden Impact! Entertainment Company
Lynton V. Harris is a world-class keynote speaker, an entertainment industry groundbreaker, and the
subject of a Harvard Case Study, ‘Lynton V. Harris & Madison SCARE Garden’ and has been both a
commencement speaker and a guest lecturer to MBA Students at Harvard University & Business School.
Harris was awarded a prestigious Brand Laureate Award from the Asia-Pacific Brands Association – an
iconic ‘Brand Personality Award’, and he is also the subject of an Emmy Award winning documentary.
Harris and his team have imagined, created, and/or produced live attractions based on an enviable multibillion
dollar brand list that has straddled the Hollywood Studios of Paramount, Universal, Lions Gate,
MGM, Warner Bros, Twentieth Century Fox and Sony Pictures and has included some of the biggest
blockbusters of all time: The Mummy Live!, The Mummy Returns Live!, Lara Croft:Tomb Raider LIVE!,
The Mummy – Tomb of The Dragon Emperor Live!, The Scorpion King Live! , BATMAN: Arkham Asylum
Live!, Prison Break LIVE!, Van Helsing Live!, Alien Vs Predator vs You, TERMINATOR X, Universal
Monsters Alive!, SAW LIVE!, Ice Age Live!, Night at The Museum Alive!, The World War Z Experience,
The Mazerunner Adventure Live! and in 2015, Harris & Sudden Impact! are opening the world’s first
GHOSTBUSTERS X: The Ghostbusters Experience under license from Sony Pictures, at Six Flags
Mexico City.
Harris is also due to deliver an address on BRANDS ® at the International Association of Amusement
Parks and Attractions [IAAPA] Asian Conference and Trade Show in Hong Kong in June 2015.
www.suddenimpactentertainment.com

GBXMEX

Legoland Florida to open new LEGO Friends based Heartlake City section of the park on June 26

WINTER HAVEN, FL - June 05, 2015 --  In honor of National Best Friends Day on June 8, kids share what it means to be a friend and get the chance to be among the first to experience Mia’s Riding Adventure at Heartlake City.  (PHOTO / Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida/Merlin Entertainments Group Inc.)

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort will open its newest land, Heartlake City, on June 26.  The theme park’s newest expansion is based on the popular LEGO Friends product line and is closely modeled after the five LEGO Friends personalities: Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea, and their personal interests such as animals, music, nature and fashion.

In honor of their friendships, and in celebration of National Best Friends Day, park guests told Mia which characteristics make the perfect friend. Mia gave each of the first fifty participating kids two tickets to return to Heartlake City with their best friend when Heartlake City officially opens. Mia also personally invited the guests to be among the first to experience the new ride themed to her love of horses, Mia’s Riding Adventure.

Construction is almost complete on Heartlake City, which will be a colorful and vibrant experience offering adventures for all ages. Beyond the new ride, it will include a new interactive show called Friends to the Rescue as well as Stephanie’s News Room and retail stores inside Heartlake Mall.

To continue the experience, LEGOLAND Florida Resort visitors can also book a LEGO Friends room at the LEGOLAND Hotel which offers the only LEGO Friends themed guest rooms in the U.S., and the only LEGO Friends themed suite in the world.

It Pleasures You

The podcast is back as Drew & The Legend talk about their recent road trips, the MASSIVE Orlando announcements, end of Thunder Road and the dog eats the microphone.