Bill and Ted to say “Farewell” to Halloween Horror Nights

After 26 years of entertaining crowds with relentless jabs at and parodies of the year’s pop culture highlights, the popular stage show “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure” will wrap up their epic run at Halloween Horror Nights 27.

“Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure” has been a staple of the annual Halloween Horror Nights event for Universal Orlando since 1992 debuting at “Halloween Horror Nights II”.

The show featured the time traveling, air guitar playing duo Bill and Ted from the “Bill and Ted” movie franchise. Through the use of (often in the form of having been stolen) their time traveling phone booth, each year Bill and Ted would come at odds with a super villain surrounded by evil doers from that year’s Movies, TV, and Music trends.

An equally popular and parodied set of heroes would inevitably appear from the pop culture realm to assist Bill and Ted to over throw the villains and achieve the ultimate victory – a high energy song and dance finale.

I’ve been enjoying “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure” since 1999’s “Halloween Horror Nights IX” and it was my first Halloween Horror Nights attraction ever.  It’s had its ups and downs, some years stronger than others, and the pop culture is flying farther and farther over my head – but, it’s been a part of my “Halloween Horror Nights” experience since my very first visit and it’s going to be a little difficult to imagine the event without Bill and Ted.

But that being said, I am a believer in the idea that “change is good” and I’ve no doubt the creative team behind Halloween Horror Nights did not make this decision lightly and have something in the works that’s going to blow me away!

So rather than lament on this being Bill and Ted’s last year at “Halloween Horror Nights”, I’m going join in celebrating what Bill and Ted brought to the event.  I’m excited to go to that one last party, have fun with the crowds, laugh at the parodies, and with enjoy Bill and Ted’s adventure one more time!

Party on, dudes!

For a run down and details of each Bill and Ted show since “Halloween Horror Nights 2”, check out “The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights” podcast where each year’s show is recapped in detail.

Tickets and vacation packages for Halloween Horror Nights 27, are now on sale!

Universal Orlando Resort unveiled all ticket and vacation packages with this year’s Halloween Horror Nights event.

In a press release announcing the ticket unveiling, Universal Orlando also confirmed this year’s event will include 9 NEW Mazes, 5 ScareZones, and 2 live shows.

Ticket offering start with single night admission to the event and range all the way to “Ultimate Frequent Fear + Express”

For ticket information visit: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/tickets.php

For more information on Halloween Horror Nights 27, visit: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/

Stay up on all the latest on Halloween Horror Nights with The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights podcast from NEOZAZ.com.

“Saw” is returning to Halloween Horror Nights!

Universal Studios treated us to another maze reveal earlier today – the Lionsgate Blockbuster Horror Franchise is returning to “Halloween Horror Nights” with “Saw: The Games of Jigsaw”!

The maze will appear at both Universal Studios Orlando and Hollywood for their annual haunt event and will help usher in the new chapter to the “Saw” franchise, “Jigsaw” opening in theater October 27th.

Look for our Instant Reaction episode of The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights podcast podcast on this new addition to HHN27 soon!

Tickets and vacation packages for Halloween Horror Nights 27, are now on sale!

Universal Orlando Resort unveiled all ticket and vacation packages with this year’s Halloween Horror Nights event.

In a press release announcing the ticket unveiling, Universal Orlando also confirmed this year’s event will include 9 NEW Mazes, 5 ScareZones, and 2 live shows.

Ticket offering start with single night admission to the event and range all the way to “Ultimate Frequent Fear + Express”

For ticket information visit: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/tickets.php

For more information on Halloween Horror Nights 27, visit: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/

Stay up on all the latest on Halloween Horror Nights with The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights podcast from NEOZAZ.com.

Ash vs Evil Dead coming to Halloween Horror Nights!

Today we got another glimpse into Halloween Horror Nights 27 as both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood announced the addition of “Ash vs Evil Dead” to their annual haunt event.

“The ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ maze will transport guests into the town of Elk Grove, Mich., where they will encounter Deadites – people or objects possessed by evil demons – that have been unwittingly unleashed by Ash Williams – again.  Throughout the maze, guests will come face-to-face with disturbing characters and iconic comedic and gory scenes from seasons 1 and 2 as they desperately try to escape all things evil…before it’s too late.”

Tickets and vacation packages for Halloween Horror Nights 27, are now on sale!

Universal Orlando Resort unveiled all ticket and vacation packages with this years Halloween Horror Nights event.

In a press release announcing the ticket unveiling, Universal Orlando also confirmed this year’s event will include 9 NEW Mazes, 5 ScareZones, and 2 live shows.

Ticket offering start with single night admission to the event and range all the way to “Ultimate Frequent Fear + Express”

For ticket information visit: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/tickets.php

For more information on Halloween Horror Nights 27, visit: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/

Stay up on all the latest on Halloween Horror Nights with The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights podcast form NEOZAZ.com.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Wants Your Soul!

The Halloween Horror Nights Orlando made a new and intriguing addition to their website today: an opportunity to surrender your soul!

Visit: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/soul-collector/index.php clicked the “I surrender graphic under the countdown timer and enter you information for get Soul Collector Benefits like a possible item to identify yourself as a member of the Elite Soul Collectors, an opportunity to be a part of the Soul Collector Social Media Up and “other rewards”.

For ticket information visit: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/tickets.php

For more information on Halloween Horror Nights 27, visit: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/

Stay up on all the latest on Halloween Horror Nights with The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights podcast form NEOZAZ.com.

Halloween Horror Nights 27 Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets and vacation packages for the greatest Halloween event in the world, Halloween Horror Nights 27, are now on sale!

Universal Orlando Resort unveiled all ticket and vacation packages with this years Halloween Horror Nights event.

In a press release announcing the ticket unveiling, Universal Orlando also confirmed this year’s event will include 9 NEW Mazes, 5 ScareZones, and 2 live shows.

Ticket offering start with single night admission to the event and range all the way to “Ultimate Frequent Fear + Express”

For ticket information visit: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/tickets.php

For more information on Halloween Horror Nights 27, visit: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/

Stay up on all the latest on Halloween Horror Nights with The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights podcast form NEOZAZ.com.

Go For Launch Launch Alert Update – CRS-11 2nd Attempt

Thursday’s SpaceX CRS-11 Launch from Kennedy Space Center’s historic launch pad LC-39A has been scrubbed and re-scheduled for a second attempt on Saturday June 3rd, 5:07 PM Eastern.

Tickets are now available for an up-close viewing for this launch from Kennedy Space Center’s Apollo / Saturn V Center.

Launch Transportation Tickets are priced at $20 in addition to a daily admission ticket or annual pass admission.

This is a phenomenal view of LC-39A across the Banana river less than 4 miles from the launch site!

This is another milestone event for SpaceX and Kennedy Space center – this launch marks the 100th launch from the historic pad, the first launch and mission for a re-used SpaceX Dragon Space Craft, and the grand finale to the launch is a planned landing attempt for the Falcon 9 booster at LZ1.

NEOZAZ’ Go For Launch will be at the Apollo / Saturn V center reporting on this launch and attempting our first binaural recording on site to bring the most immersive audio recording on in-person launch yet to the series.

Don’t miss this chance to experience a launch up close at Kennedy Space Center. Tickets for the view area at the Apollo / Saturn 5 viewing area are on sale now at: https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/info/tickets

Fingers crossed all is go for launch this weekend and a new episode with a new immersive recording for Go For Launch following soon.

“The Shining” is coming to HHN27!

The 1980 classic Stanley Krubrick film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “The Shining” is making its long awaited and much anticipated debut at Halloween Horror Nights 27!

In a dual announcement, Universal Studios Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood both announced a new Maze for both park’s annual Halloween Horror Nights event featuring the iconic film.

HHN Show Director Charles Gray described a main story element of this Maze in a blog post released on Universal Orlando’s blog earlier today:

We cast the Overlook Hotel as the aggressor and view it as if you have the “shining.” Our goal is to have you constantly doing a double take and give you that, “Did I just see that?” feeling.

Halloween Horror Nights 27 begins September 15th and runs select nights through November 4th.

For more details on the event visit: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/

Stay with NEOZAZ for complete coverage of HHN27 announcements, coverage for HHN27, and the new season of our HHN focused series “The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights.”

Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay Adds a Relaxing Option to Their New Park

With the opening of Universal Orlando’s much anticipated third Park, Volcano Bay, just over a month away, new exciting details are rolling in nearly every day!

Today’s news caught our eye immediately – details and pricing on the Private Cabanas and Premium seating.

Along with nearly 20 new and innovative water rides, Volcano bay also offers a way to relax and take a break from all the excitement with their Private Cabanas and Premium Seating.

Private Cabana Rentals – “Volcano Bay Cabanas allow guests to escape to their own private paradise with options including single units with seating for up to six guests and family units with seating for up to sixteen guests.”

Cabanas also include concierge service with exclusive menu items, a fruit and snack basket, bottled water, complimentary locker and towel service and more.

Pricing for Single Cabana Units starts at $159.99

Pricing for Family Quite Cabanas starts at $299.99

Premium Seating – “Volcano Bay Premium Seating allows guests to choose and reserve the location of their seats throughout the park.”

Premium seating included 2 padded loungers, and adjustable umbrella, and built-in locker storage.
Pricing for Premium Seating starts at $29.99

We’re incredibly excited about this new park and already anticipate a Cabana rental being included in our annual HHN NEOZAZ weekend.

Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay Opens May 25th, and NEOZAZ will be there to cover all the details of this exciting new addition!

To learn more about Volcano Bay, visit the park page on Universal Orlando’s website here.

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is now open!

The latest addition to Universal Orlando Resorts world class line up of attractions is now open – “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon™”!

This new high paced thrill ride introduces an all-new queuing system with “Virtual Line™”.

The new system allows you to choose return time and then wait in the lineless queuing area up until it’s time to Ride.

Some of the NEOZAZ staff experienced the ride and waiting system during the ride’s soft open last month. This new concept in queuing is not only unique, but it is a literal game changer the way we’ll experience these new generations of attractions.

Race Through New York is Starring Jimmy Fallon™ is now open and full operational at Universal Orlando Resorts Universal Studios.

FX’s American Horror Story Returns to Halloween Horror Nights!

Today, Universal Orlando Resort made their first official announcement for Halloween Horror Nights 27, and it’s a big one: American Horror Story returns to Halloween Horror Nights!

Halloween Horror Night will once again spotlight this critically acclaimed and award winning series in an all new maze!

This year’s maze features 3 installments of the the hit show “Asylum”, “Coven” and “Roanoke”!

From the Universal Orlando Press release: “In Asylum, guests will travel through the decades of the notorious Briarcliff – evading Dr. Arden’s grotesque human ‘Rasper’ experiments and coming face to ‘face’ with the serial killer, Bloody Face. In Coven, New Orleans aesthetics will surround guests as they’re drawn into the bloody rivalry between the descendants of the Salem witches, the voodoo Queen of New Orleans Marie Laveau, and the sadistic Madame Delphine LaLaurie. And finally, guests will relive the horrific story of the Millers in Roanoke – where they’ll be at the mercy of Piggy Man, the grisly Polk family and the ghosts of the blood moon”

Sr. Director of Entertainment Creative for Universal Orlando Resort Michael Aiello adds “We are thrilled to bring the incredible storytelling and iconic characters of ‘American Horror Story’ back to Halloween Horror Nights for a second year. Last year, ‘American Horror Story’ was the highest guest-rated haunted house in Halloween Horror Nights history – and we can’t wait to immerse our guests in all-new horrors from the show.”

Halloween Horror Nights 27 begins September 15th and runs 34 select nights through November 4th.

For additional details on Halloween Horror Nights, visit: www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Orlando.

Stay tuned to NEOZAZ.com and The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights for more information and our instant reaction on this and all HHN news!

Universal’s Volcano Bay Story revealed!

Today Universal Orlando Resort released the story of their third theme park, Volcano Bay!

From the press release:

“Volcano Bay is a tropical paradise formed by myth and discovered by legend. It was discovered by the Waturi islanders with the help of a mystical fish who was destined to guide them to a new home.”

More details and stunning images from this new eagerly anticipated park are presented by Vice President and Executive Art Director for Universal Create Dale Mason in the following video:

Volcano Bay opens Mays 25th and promises to set new heights and experiences for theme park visitors.

Keep an eye on NEOZAZ for future details on Volcano Bay as their released and for our future special report covering the opening of this exciting new park!

Halloween Horror Nights 27 Dates Announced!

Alright, time to get excited – Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Olrando dates have been announced!

Starting September 15th HHN27 will feature a record breaking 34 nights until November 4th this season!

Vacation packages are on sale now for Halloween Horror Nights featuring daytime thrills in Universal Orlando’s 3 World Class Parks – Universal Studio Orlando, Universal’s Islands of Adventures, and Universal’s Volcano Bay.

Learn more about the vacation package options and current ticket availability at: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/

Dates for Halloween Horror Nights 27:

Sept 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30

Oct 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

Nov 3, 4

As each year we will be recording extended coverage instant reactions to all the news as it’s released on this year’s event.

Keep a look out on NEOZAZ for all the latest!

See you this fall!!!!

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon Opens April 6 2017

The newest attraction in the ever increasing streak of new attraction releases will open April 6th, 2017.

“Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” gives visitors the ultimate “Tonight Show” experience bringing each guest up close and personal with the shows iconic segment before taking off on a wild and action-packed race through New York City against the “Tonight Show” host himself, Jimmy Fallon.

“Race Through New York” will also be the first attraction at Universal Studio Orlando to feature the all-new Virtual Line experience – a new park feature allowing guest to spend less time waiting in line and more time discovering even more incredible thrills and attractions through Universal Studios. The Virtual Line system is available through the Universal Orlando Resort App or kiosks outside the attraction entrance.

To celebrate the grand opening “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will be taping the show from Universal Orlando Resort from April 3 through 6th.

Universal Studios Orlando have been a hot streak with new attractions and events over the past year in both parks and City Walk. We’re looking forward to seeing the first new attraction addition of 2017 along with what’s next from our favorite place in the world!

The 2017 Universal Studios Orlando Mardi Gras Concert Series

The 2017 Universal Studios Orlando Mardi Gras Concert series line-up has been released!

Each year Universal Orlando Resort host their annual “Mardi Gras” event, a New Orleans Style party with music, food, drink, a grand parade, and top music performers taking to the Universal Music Plaza stage.

The 12 performers scheduled for this this year’s Mardi Gras event are:

February 4 – Trace Adkins
February 11 – NE-YO
February 18 – Collective Soul
February 19 – X Ambassadors
February 25 – Fifth Harmony
March 4 – Kool & the Gang
March 5 – Olivia Newton-John
March 11 – UB40
March 12 – Toby Keith
March 18 – Jason Derulo
March 19 – Earth, Wind & Fire
March 25 – The All-American Rejects

Along with the exciting concert events Universal’s Mardi Gras also featured a high energy, New Orleans inspired parade. The 2017 parade features six all-new Mythical Creatures Themed floats including, The Dance of the Dragon, The Flight of the Pegasus, and The rise of Garuda.

Mardi Gras will run daily Starting February 4th and ends March 25th offering 50 nights to join the party.

All Mardi Gras events including the parade and select night concerts are included with park admission.

Mardi Gras is one of our favorite events at Universal Orlando, we’ll be there to cover this year’s event, check out some of the concerts, and of course collect our fair share of beads at the parade. See you there!