Entries for October, 2014

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Happy Halloween: Central Florida Theme Park Events

Happy Halloween: Central Florida Theme Park Events

October 27, 2014 No Comments Central Florida is well known as the theme park center of the world. The crowded landscape ensures healthy competition as each park fights for its share of the tourist dollar. With Halloween now a multi-billion dollar industry, second only to Christmas in consumer holiday spending, the parks have turned their attention to putting on ever ...

 

Legendary Truth: An Interactive Mystery Game Within Halloween Horror Nights

Legendary Truth: An Interactive Mystery Game Within Halloween Horror Nights

October 21, 2014 No Comments Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights is intense. Seven or eight haunted houses, creepy comedy shows and streets packed with wandering monsters keep many park visitors on the run for the entire evening. It is not unusual for people to start screaming when they walk through the gates and keep screaming until they go home that ...

 

Keeping Kids Entertained on Vacation

Keeping Kids Entertained on Vacation

October 14, 2014 No Comments Some families spend their vacation lounging on the beach. Others go hard sightseeing from early until late. No matter how active your family is, odds are good that at some point your kids will start whining about being bored. Keeping kids entertained can feel challenging, especially when you just want to relax, but advance planning ...

 

ZombieFest: Celebrating Halloween in Downtown Lakeland, Florida

ZombieFest: Celebrating Halloween in Downtown Lakeland, Florida

October 8, 2014 No Comments I was raised in the sleepy small town of Lakeland, Florida, about halfway between Tampa and Orlando. When I left for New Orleans in 2001, Lakeland was growing rapidly, but it still maintained its small town feel. Conservative and quiet, Lakeland seemed to enjoy being quaint. So imagine my surprise when I returned to discover ...

 

Central Florida Haunts: Local Haunted Attractions

Central Florida Haunts: Local Haunted Attractions

October 3, 2014 No Comments While Central Florida is well-known for its major theme park haunts, including Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights and Busch Gardens Tampa’s Howl-O-Scream, as well as the permanent Legends: A Haunting at Old Town, what is less widely advertised is the area’s plethora of smaller local haunts. From tiny backyard walkthroughs to fully realized haunted houses ...

 

5 Haunted Castles of England

5 Haunted Castles of England

October 1, 2014 No Comments   Bodiam Castle – East Sussex The picturesque ruins of Bodiam Castle are an opulent reminder of its medieval splendor. It was built in 1385 as a defense against invasion from the French, and existed quietly until it was partly demolished during the Civil War.  Rising from the surrounding grassy fields and the tranquil waters ...