Monsters Are On The Loose This Halloween At Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Celebrate the Halloween season with the new, frightfully delicious Monster doughnuts – perfect for sharing with the ghouls and goblins in your life now through October 31 at the following Central Florida Krispy Kreme Doughnuts locations:
“There’s no better way to celebrate the Halloween season than with KrispyKreme,” said Dwayne Chambers, KrispyKreme Doughnuts’ chief marketing officer. “Our guests will love the new monster doughnuts we added to this year’s Halloween sweet treat collection. Along with the pumpkin doughnut and spider web doughnut, we’ve created a unique and delicious way to celebrate Halloween.”
the new Monster doughnut, which is a Kreme filled shell dipped in either electric purple or ghoulish green icing and hand-decorated with white icing and sugar eyes in a variety of six monster faces
the Pumpkin doughnut, a pumpkin-shaped, Kreme filled doughnut topped with orange colored icing with a hand-decorated jack-o-lantern face
the Spider Web doughnut, a Kreme filled doughnut topped with chocolate icing and a spider web design.
Save the Date: Get a FREE doughnut when you wear your costume in store on October 31.
For those not daring enough to try the Monster doughnuts, KrispyKreme Doughnuts’ line of fall flavors are also available now through Nov. 26 including the New Salted Caramel Latte and New Salted Caramel Latte Doughnut, as well as the very popular Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnut.
*The Salted Caramel Latte and Pumpkin Spice Latte are available hot, iced or frozen exclusively at the KrispyKreme Millenia shop.*
KrispyKreme Doughnuts is a global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. KrispyKremeDoughnuts is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. The Company has more than 1,000 retail shops in 24 countries. Connect with all things KrispyKreme® at www.KrispyKreme.com, or on one its many social media channels, including www.Facebook.com/KrispyKreme, and www.Twitter.com/KrispyKreme.
The Shallow Grave returns to Winter Haven with devilish intentions for select dates in October
The Shallow Grave, a devilishly grotesque grindhouse style haunted house, returns to Winter Haven for its 3rd season on October 2nd with major new scares, movie-quality sets, animations and unbelievable special effects, designed to strike fear into the hearts and minds of anyone brave enough to enter.
Open select dates, the Shallow Grave and its ghoulish inhabitants will bring nightmares to life on 12 bone-chilling evenings in October.
Friday & Saturday
October 2 & 3
7:30PM – 11:00PM
Friday & Saturday
October 9,10,16,17,23,24,30 & 31
7:30PM – 12:00AM
October 22 & 29
7:30PM – 10:00PM
Known as the largest indoor, privately-owned haunt zone in Florida, Shallow Grave offers two unique haunted attractions with highly immersive scare zones around every corner. Both the Shallow Grave and ADHD (Attention Deficit Haunt Disorder) are dark attractions filled with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects and heart pounding storylines to wreak havoc on your state-of-mind.
Admission starts at just $17.00 per person, per haunt. Combination passes and the ultimate Quick Death Pass, including the highly coveted front-of-the-line access pass and admission to both fear filled attractions, is once again priced at just $40!
With a hankering for human parts, Thaddeus Van Buren and his cast of fallen souls will make you beg for more while you are dying to get out! With more blood, more gore and ultimately more FEAR the Shallow Grave will thrill and terrify you with their highly defined walk-through nightmare in Winter Haven, Florida.
Located roughly thirty minutes from the Orlando and/or Tampa areas, the Shallow Grave is located at 701 42nd Street NW, Winter Haven, Florida 33881. For directions or to purchase tickets, visit them online at www.theshallowgrave.com.
New Halloween Attraction Unleashes Terror in the Tampa Bay Area Starting Late September
SCREAM-A-GEDDON, a new horrifying Halloween attraction coming to Tampa Bay, will begin haunting the public on Friday, September 25th, 2015. The new horror park features six haunted attractions with a Monster Midway spread over a sinister 60 acres of Old Florida forest.
“SCREAM-A-GEDDON is a brand new type of horror park that Central Florida has never experienced before. Simply put, words can’t describe the terror within,” says Jonathan Pianki, Marketing Director. “It truly needs to be experienced in order to be believed.”
The owners and operators of SCREAM-A-GEDDON bring to bear their combined expertise running similar attractions across the country to create a unique Horror Park in the Central Florida area. The park features several never-before-seen, bone-chilling attractions with Hollywood special effects and exclusive interactive elements throughout the park.
“Being an independent Halloween horror park allows us to stretch the boundaries of what customers have come to expect at the more ‘corporate’ Halloween attractions in the Tampa Bay and Orlando areas,” says Mark Bremer, Creative Director at SCREAM-A-GEDDON. “Victims who want a more interactive, intimate and terrifying haunted experience will be thrilled when our facility opens this fall.”
SCREAM-A-GEDDON will be open to the public on select nights from September 25th through November 1st. For more information, please visit www.SCREAMAGEDDON.com.
SCREAM-A-GEDDON is the newest Halloween attraction in the Tampa Bay area featuring six horrifying attractions spread over 60 acres. The “Monster Midway” will feature carnival games and a variety of food and beverages, including beer. For more information about SCREAM-A-GEDDON, please visit www.SCREAMAGEDDON.com.
Zombies, ghosts and a horde of ghoulish guests to gather at the Hyatt Regency Orlando for the ultimate Halloween Weekend
This will be my first year attending Spooky Empire, one of the largest, horror and Halloween fan events in the country!
Held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, October 30 to November 1, Spooky Empire is three days of fan-frenzy interaction with a host of horror movie and TV stars, vendors, artists, and costumed characters at the area’s most franken-tastic event ever to descend onto International Drive.
Also making their first appearance at the Hyatt Regency Orlando on International Drive, the event, thirteen years in the making, will include a wide variety of family-friendly events including hair-raising ghost stories, trick ‘r treating and face-to-face animal encounters in the Kids Zone, adult costume contests, live music, hundreds of Halloween-themed vendors, an award winning film festival, world-renowned tattoo artists, countless panels and seminars, a shadow cast performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show with the stars of the film, and the world famous Zombie Walk featuring the largest gathering of zombies to creep through Central Florida.
Spooky Empire has lured an impressive cast of disturbingly delightful heroes & villains for guests to feast on including Lisa & Louise Burns, from The Shining, Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich, stars of Scream, George Romero, the master mind behind many of the classics including Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow, Night of the Living Dead, Malcolm McDowell, star of A Clockwork Orange and many others.
Make your reservations now as the haunted halls of the Hyatt Regency Orlando are filling fast! For reservations call (407) 284-1234 and mention “Spooky Empire” for the annual blood donors special. The property features plenty of broom parking with rates starting at just $10 per day.
I just love Halloween. With the change of seasons comes talk of pumpkins. Everywhere you turn you’ll find pumpkin candles, soaps, chewing gum, lattes, and so much more!
In our home, we get very excited about decorating pumpkins. Carving pumpkins is a favorite pastime. The only downside to carved pumpkins is their staying power. They just don’t last very long. A few years ago, we began painting pumpkins early in the season. Using an average pumpkin as our blank canvas, we can create some pretty spooktacular pumpkins that last and last and last.
Being a Disney family, we have always created Disney themed pumpkins. It is just one way we bring Disney to our home during the Halloween season! I can’t wait for you to see what we have created this year!
First up? Our FROZEN friend, Olaf!
Next, I bring you the Evil Emperor Zurg!
Last but not least, and my personal favorite, here is Mike Wazowski!
The nice thing about painting pumpkins is that you can make them as simple or as elaborate as you like. Younger kids may like to create all on their own, or maybe they’d like a little help from mom or dad. Why not let them have fun and decide?
We like to use pencil to outline our creations. Pencils are great because you can easily erase and make adjustments as you go along. Once you are happy with the design, it’s time to start painting. I have found that acrylic craft paints work best. Depending on the effect you are going for, there are matte, glossy and metallic options available. Some colors may require 2-3 coats so you will want to allow plenty of drying time in between the applications.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party kicks off the Halloween Celebrations at the Magic Kingdom tonight, and if you are anything like me you are caught totally off guard!!!
How can it be time for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party to start already? I thought summer just started…
With new offerings and so much to do to get ready, I thought I would share some last minute tips for getting ready for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
Pick Six: Last Minute Tips For Attending
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
1. Study up on new offerings
This year Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has a few new offerings, and I have to say that I am pretty stoked!
Guests who want to meet some of their favorite Disney villains will now be able to find them at locations around the park. Jafar will be in Adventureland, The Queen of Hearts near Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland, and Lotso will be hanging out near Buzz Lightyear in Tomorrowland.
Club Villain will be taking over The Diamond Horseshoe in Liberty Square with a wicked atmosphere, lively music, glowing décor, and appearances by Cruella De Vil, Dr. Facilier, Anastasia, Drizella, Lady Tremaine, and more!
This year Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade will be receiving a few tweaks including the expansion of the Phineas and Ferb Creepa Crew pre-parade interactive experience to involve more of the parade route and the first-ever appearance of Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope in the parade.
2. Prioritize for your family
Is your family at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party to ride attractions, just a friendly reminder that the FastPass+ system will not be available during the party, to explore the trick-or-treat trails, or do you want to see all the entertainment options that you can?
The important thing to do is make sure that you are all on the same page and get as much done as you can!
And remember that while the party and the exclusive events don’t officially start until 7:00 pm, you can arrive at 4:00 pm to knock a few things off your list that will still be open at the Magic Kingdom.
Some unexpected things that my family likes to do during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party are riding the Jungle Cruise at Night, taking a trip to the Big Thunder Mountain Rail Road for the fun lighting effects, and we like to spend extra time taking pictures of attractions with the unique party lighting.
Here are highlights from our time at last year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!
3. Download the new Mayhem at the Mansion App
This year Walt Disney World is taking Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party to the next level with an augmented reality game called ‘Mayhem at the Mansion’.
Stitch Kingdom shared a lot of information about the game, but using the Mickey’s Not So Scary map with the Mayhem at the Mansion app you will travel around the park to capture ghosts that have escaped from the Haunted Mansion. Once you capture your ghost, you can save and share your finds before returning them to the Haunted Mansion.
The directions are super simple!
The app is free and information about the Mayhem at the Mansion app can be found on their site here.
4. To merch or not to merch
Every year I find myself having the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Exclusive Merchandise conversation with myself…
Th number one item on my list this year is the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Exclusive Magic Band that WDWNT reported on earlier.
My best tip for purchasing merchandise is to buy what you want early!!! Items can sell out or may not be available at all the merchandise locations, do don’t chance it or spend your time worrying!!!
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is always tricky when it comes to costumes for our family, because the weather is typically hot and most costumes are made for cooler climates.
We are planning to combat this by trying our hand at DisneyBounding as a Family.
She even showed how she breaks down a character’s look for DisneyBounding!
I’m not spilling the beans about what we’ll be dressing up as this year…you’ll just have to wait!
6. What to make sure to bring with you to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
We always like to travel light to the party, however for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party we always carry a backpack!
Some things that we like to carry with us to the party are:
Large Ziplock Bags – For extra treat storage and for our electronics in case it rains
A Change of Clothes for Zoe – She gets antsy in her costume every year, and having this change of clothes has been a life saver
Savory Snacks – Since the party begins at 7 we like to eat an early dinner before we arrive at the Magic Kingdom, so as the night starts to go on we find ourselves needing a snack that isn’t so packed full of sugar. I like to bring packets of peanuts and cheese crackers.
Glow Sticks – We try not to fall victim to the light-up carts, so before the party I will run to the Dollar Tree to purchase some fun glow sticks and light up toys. I cannot tell you how much money this has saved us over the years.
Envelope – I like to bring an envelope to keep my Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card a little safer.
Here are a few more things to know before you go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party:
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party requires a separate ticket for admission.
Tickets are available while supplies last and are not valid for theme park admission prior to the hours of the event.
Each Guest may only purchase 8 tickets per event date.
Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be sold or transferred for commercial use.
Guests of all ages may wear costumes only to the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party event; otherwise, costumes are only permitted at Magic Kingdom park for Guests ages 9 and under.
All costumes must adhere to any guidelines as determined solely by Disney.
Please choose costumes that are not obstructive, offensive or violent.
Guests’ eyes must be visible at all times.
Event information and activities are subject to restrictions and change without notice.
We are all really excited to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and I can’t wait to share tons of pictures and information soon!
Radley Haunted House becomes even more intense with a one night experience that will test even the bravest of Halloween fans.
Dr. Radley’s Nightmare Machine is the name of the previously announced new haunt that will entertain hundreds this October for 15 nights. But for just one night, it will become Dr. Radley’s Sleep Sessions – the ultimate extreme haunted attraction.
Unlike the regular haunted house walkthrough, which will last roughly 5 minutes keeping guests flowing constantly through multiple rooms, Dr. Radley’s Sleep Sessions is a much more personal experience. Lasting roughly 30 minutes, this extreme event will target up to 4 visitors at a time and will provide up-close encounters like nothing Central Florida has seen before.
The number one rule of haunted attractions is generally, “You don’t touch the actors and the actors won’t touch you.” But in Dr. Radley’s Sleep Sessions, you take on a starring role in a very special production that most definitely involves physical contact. You won’t be harmed in any way – except perhaps psychologically after braving this unique experience.
Inspired by extreme haunts like Blackout, McKamey Manor, and The ScareHouse’s Basement, Dr. Radley’s Sleep Sessions is an almost-anything-goes experience that will leave you speechless, breathless, and witless.
And only a very limited number of horror fans will get the chance to experience it first hand.
To reserve one of the very limited spots, select the appropriate reward on the Radley Kickstarter project and contribute. These contributions are not only paying for the one night Sleep Sessions experience, but also donating to help create the nightly Radley Haunted House.
Dr. Radley’s Sleep Sessions will take place on the evening of October 22, 2014. The Kickstarter contribution includes admission for up to four people in a group for the special event. All participants must be at least 18 years old and will be required to sign a waiver.
For several years, the Radley Haunted House has stood out among the finest independent haunted attractions in Central Florida. Often compared to the quality of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights and Busch Gardens Tampa’s Howl-O-Scream, Radley never fails to impress with its immersive environments, eerie ambiance, and startling scares.
But this is no professional haunt. The Radley Haunted House is the creation of artist Cody Meacham, who completely reinvents the experience each year, carrying the storyline of the Radley family across each Halloween season, revealing new details over time all while entertaining hundreds of guests each night. It all takes place within the confines of Meacham’s home.
ABOUT OUTSIDE THE MAGIC
OutsideTheMagic.com is Ricky Brigante’s newest venture, a spin-off of the popularInsideTheMagic.net web site. Where Inside the Magic covers theme park happenings and special events with a family-friendly focus, Outside the Magic broadens the scope of coverage to include more adult-oriented themed entertainment – especially including Halloween / haunted attractions.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort will be full of ghosts and goblins during their annual kid-friendly Halloween celebration of Brick-or-Treat presented by Wells Fargo this Fall.
Brick-or-Treat is a family friendly spooky event that takes place weekends in October, and features trick-or-treating along the brick-or-treat trail, super brick build activities, the largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern in the world, Halloween entertainment, and an all-kids costume contest with brick-tastic prizes!
LEGOLAND Florida Brick-or-Treat Activities this year include:
LEGO Ghost Build – Kids can help build an 8’ tall super brick ghost model
LEGO Scary Scavenger Hunt in Miniland- Families can venture through Miniland searching for Ghost models to unscramble the secret word. All participants can enter for a chance to win LEGO prizes and tickets to LEGOLAND Florida!
Brick-or-Treat Trail– *New this year, limited quantities of a special commemorative LEGO brick will be distributed on the Brick-or-Treat Trail! Children can trick-or-treat on the Brick-or-Treat Trail- gathering goodies, delicious treats and other surprises. This kid-sized cul-de-sac trail features several LEGO-themed treat stations and offers a safe, fun and entertaining trick-or-treating experience.
Emmet’s Everything is Awesome Costume Contest– The LEGO® Movie’s own Emmet will make a special appearance at the Wells Fargo 4D Theater for each contest. LEGOLAND Costume Contest is grouped into the following categories: 0-4 years | 5-7 years | 8-12 years. One winner from each age category will win a LEGO Prize Pack.
Meet & Greet with new LEGO Halloween Characters
Dance Party at the end of each night
Photo opportunities with the largest LEGO pumpkin in the world
We definitely can’t wait for LEGOLAND Florida Brick-or-Treat, and for more information on LEGOLAND Florida Brick-or-Treat you can always visit Florida.LEGOLAND.com.
So for people looking for somewhere different and a bit more off the beaten path to do for Halloween, you might want to consider visiting A Petrified Forest – Musuem of Mayhem in Altamonte Springs. The main attraction is a haunted trail, where you are literally walking through a forest with scare actors hiding along the way! There is even a real cornfield along it! Some areas feature elaborate scenes, some are just in nature. The fact that you are walking through a forest, tripping on tree limbs and rocks, feeling branches and leaves on your head and arms, all play to heighten your senses. You know you are in a real forest so instead of the typical haunted house, you feel exposed and vulnerable. Some parts of A Petrified Forest were so dark you start imagining people there!
There is one scene where they use fog and lasers to create a misty lake where the actors hide underneath and jump out as if from no where, it was such an amazing effect and one I’ve not seen used before! You have one more night to go and experience A Petrified Forest this way, or for the really brave there are two special nights to go. November 1st and 2nd are known as Total Eclipse Nights! Basically on these nights, your group is given ONE glow stick per group, and the whole forest is plunged into complete darkness! They tell you that if a monster should steal your glowstick, another one will NOT be provided! I had a hard time enough seeing through this forest WITH the lights, but with no lights?! This would be the creepiest experience ever, and I’m not sure I’m brave enough to do it. Not this year anyway!
If you have never been to A Petrified Forest, I urge you to try it. It was very scary and the forest element really made everything so much creepier!
They also feature laser tag, which we tried out, it was more silly and funny than anything, and not something I’d do again but it was 10 minutes of giggles and laughter!
Another feature is their laser maze, where you have to dodge the lasers to collect artifacts from different rooms for prizes. We didn’t try this one as it didn’t look as fun, but people seemed to be enjoying it.
They had a live band on stage throughout the night, and food and drinks available for purchase. On the whole it was quite a fun night at A Petrified Forest, and I’m so glad we went as it’s something I had never experienced before. I am very very curious about the Total Eclipse night, the actors can even touch you then too, If anyone goes please report back, as we are not brave enough this year!
You can buy your tickets online before the event, or you can pay cash only when you get there.
I don’t know about you, but I love Halloween! It is such a fun time of year with all the parties going on everywhere!
Last year was little man’s first Halloween, but at 6 months, he was more cute than anything else. We didn’t do too much more than a “costume” and some pictures. This year he’s big enough to go and have fun!
I jumped on the opportunity to take him to SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular this year! Costumes, candy, dance parties and characters, what fun!!
We really had a great time at SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular! Overall it seemed to REALLY be geared towards the little ones, and that was perfect for us. My favorite things are that this special event is included in your regular park admission, it is during regular park hours (i.e. no late nights!) and there are lots of activities going on during Spooktacular!
Little man’s favorite things are the bubbles everywhere, the trick or treat trail (where he could hold his bag closed and try to give his candy/snacks back to people), the dance party and the characters!
One of the things available at a small addition fee was cookie decorating. He had so much fun playing with his cookie and eating it!
It wasn’t very crowded at all while we were there, it was quite nice! Unfortunately this event is only available a few days in the season – just weekends in October, so we were only able to go once. Next year it is definitely on our must do list! Have you been to SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular? What was your favorite part?
Halloween is upon us, and for some of you, you may be wondering what there is to do at Walt Disney World since Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is sold out for tonight. You’re on vacation, or maybe you live here and aren’t going trick or treating, but you’re still looking for something fun to do. Well, you are in luck! I’m here to help you take a look at the activities at Walt Disney World. If you are dead set on still making it to MNSSHP at the Magic Kingdom, as of right now (1am on Halloween), there are still tickets available for the last Halloween party on November 1st.
At Downtown Disney, DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park is hosting a Halloween party of its own from 6 – 11pm. In addition to regular DisneyQuest access to all the games and attractions, there will also be trick or treating, costume contests, dance parties with DJs, games and characters. Tickets are $54. plus tax for guests age 3 and up.
Blizzard Beach Water Park is even getting into the Halloween spirit with their own party from 11am – 2pm. The party is included in the regular water park admission cost. Like DisneyQuest, there will also be a dance party, character meet and greets, and there will be a chance to judge a pumpkin carving contest.
Each of the Walt Disney World Resorts will offer some sort of activity for Halloween. These include Disney movies under the stars at night with a Halloween theme like Hocus Pocus, Tower of Terror, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Halloweentown, Monsters University, Haunted Mansion, or Frankenweenie. During the day, arts and crafts and games take place at each resort in some fashion. There are a variety of afternoon and evening happenings with several of the resorts offering costume contests, trick or treating and dance parties. For more information about the specific activities for Halloween, consult the recreation calendar at your resort or call 407-W-DISNEY to get schedules.
If you get an opportunity, I highly recommend spending time at Walt Disney World for Halloween. I’ve gone trick or treating at resorts, voted on pumpkin carving contests, attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and watched movies and played games under the stars. It is a lot of fun to spend Halloween at WDW and if I weren’t working tonight, that is where I’d be since it is frowned upon to go trick or treating elsewhere when you are in your mid 30s. 😉