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Walt Disney World has revealed major entertainment changes to Epcot’s World Showcase, soon to be replacing several long-running acts with new ones.
Beginning this fall, Off Kilter, Moâ€™Rockinâ€™, Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps, and World Showcase Players will no longer perform at Epcot.
In their place Disney has announced a lumberjack-inspired show in Canada, a Berber music and dance troupe for Morocco, a corps of flag-waving performers in Italy, and a Celtic folk music group at the United Kingdom, with more to come.
Exact timing of these new acts’ debut is not announced yet.
It’s certainly not the first time a major at at Epcot has been replaced. The fan favorite “British Invasion” Beatles tribute group was let go in 2011 to be replaced with a new rock band playing more British hits.
Tonight the final haunted house was officially announced for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2014, featuring the holiday’s classic character.
Michael Myers is coming to Universal Orlando in an all-new haunted house based on the original 1978 “Halloween” movie. The maze will put guests inside the Myers house, being built on the theme park’s backlot, ready to unleash terrors within.
“Halloween” is one of the most successful horror franchises of all time and has grossed a collected $366 million worldwide. Since the original â€śHalloweenâ€ť film, nine additional Halloween sequels have been created. This year, the franchise will commemorate its worldwide success with the release of a box set with all ten Michael Myers films in full blu-ray on Sept. 23, featuring never-before-seen and behind the scenes content.
â€śMy experience watching this film growing up is as vivid now as it was years ago. The team and I are beyond thrilled to bring one of the most iconic horror films and characters to life at Halloween Horror Nights.â€ť said Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment – Creative Development, Universal Orlando Resort. â€śHalloween, began what would become the slasher film genre and still represents the genre as its horrific crown jewel. Guests will come face to face with Michael Myers as we recreate the kills committed on the night He came home.”
The announcement of Halloween came as a surprise to few as it had been “leaked” several weeks ago by the film franchise’s official web site and social media accounts.
It’s the final of eight haunted houses now revealed for the 24th year of Halloween Horror Nights Orlando, along with two live shows and four scare zones.
The full reveal is as follows…
Travel with Michael Myers as he begins Haddonfieldâ€™s historic night of horrors. You will find yourself racing to get ahead of Michaelâ€™s murderous knife as he slashes at his victims and you. Guests will be placed in the depths of Michael Meyerâ€™s personal hell as they try and escape his nightmare.
In collaboration with 20th Century Fox, Halloween Horror Nights will pit the Xenomorph species against the predators in an epic battle and youâ€™re caught right in the middle. Follow the journey as these two ancient species fight for survival and dominance in the ultimate battle of Alien vs. Predator.
Inside this remote biker bar, chaos reigns as guests discover what lies beneath its neon lit faĂ§ade â€” an ancient race of blood thirsty vampires. Based on the hit El Rey Network series, this labyrinth of death will leave guests â€śdrained.â€ť
Following up on our recent black-and-white preview of the final “Figment” comic, Marvel has shared a colorized look at six of its pages plus its final cover.
In this issue, the Dreamcatcher returns in a glorious way, piloted by the Dreamfinder himself.
â€śDreamfinder, Figment and their new friends Chimera and Fye finally arrive in London… and find it invaded by The Singular and his Clockwork Army,â€ť said Marvel editor and creative director Bill Rosemann. â€śThey may be outnumbered, overpowered and underestimated, but our loveable band of misfits have the one thing needed to face any challenge: imagination!â€ť
The ghosts of The Haunted Mansion are loose at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Disney wants attendees to help round them up.
First discovered by Stitch Kingdom and not yet officially announced, an augmented reality called Mayhem at the Mansion has been released for free via the iTunes store for use during the event.
Once downloaded, Mickey Mouse introduces the experience.
The app can be used to “capture” the three Hitchhiking Ghosts in the Magic Kingdom during Mickeyâ€™s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party by finding them (using the event map) and “scanning” them using a phone’s camera. From there, guests are to “return” them to the Haunted Mansion.
Mayhem at the Mansion can be downloaded here. More information can be found on the app’s web site.
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