ORLANDO, Fla., UNIVERSAL CITY, Ca. (FNN) – Universal Pictures’ most notorious horror icons, The Wolf Man, Dracula and The Mummy, come together for the first time ever in the all-new “Universal Monsters: Legends Collide” haunted houses as part of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort – where these infamous classic monsters invite guests to join them in an epic battle beginning this September.
Halloween Horror Nights continues to expand on the thrilling legacy from Universal Pictures – the movie studio that birthed the classic horror monsters on screen – with this original haunted house debuting at Universal Studios’ theme parks from coast-to-coast. Inspired by the event’s previous Universal Monsters attractions, this year’s unique experience resurrects the monstrous triple threat of The Wolf Man, Dracula and The Mummy for one harrowing haunted house.
This bi-coastal experience will transport guests to the 19th century with the trio of monsters seeking one thing: The Amulet of Ra. The Wolf Man believes this ancient relic contains the power to finally lift his dreaded curse, while Dracula and The Mummy have nefarious plans to use it to bring humankind to its knees. With the full moon on the rise and a race against time, guests find themselves entangled in a bloodthirsty battle between the terrifying titans – and only one will survive.
Elevating the mayhem, GRAMMY® Award-winning musician, SLASH, returns to collaborate with Universal Studios Hollywood with an original composition for their haunted house.
Halloween Horror Nights begins on Friday, September 2 in Orlando with 10 terrifying haunted houses and Thursday, September 8 in Hollywood with eight frightening haunted houses. Both events will run select nights through Monday, October 31, and additional details will be revealed soon.
Tickets and vacation packages are now on sale for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort, and tickets for Universal Studios Hollywood will be available soon. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
Feed-A-Palooza Orlando Donates 150,000 Pounds of Food to the Central Florida Community
ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Feed-A-Palooza Orlando distributed 150,000 pounds of food to the Central Florida community at Camping World Stadium Wednesday.
One Heart for Women & Children founders Stephanie Bowman and Dylan Schimka of Community Pros created Feed-A-Palooza together with many other sponsors from Central Florida.
Special guests Chris “CJ2K” Johnson (NFL), Sam Barrington (NFL), Haha Clinton-Dix (NFL), Nakobe Dean (NFL), Dee Strange-Gordon (MLB), Mayor Buddy Dyer, and Daniel Kolenda were there to greet everyone.
This was Orlando’s largest food distribution event, giving away over 150,000 pounds of food. 200 volunteers helped impact over 5,000 people in a few short hours. This event took place in the heart of Orlando at Camping World Stadium, one of Central Florida’s largest venues.
Headline sponsors included Nations Church, Don Mealey’s Sports, Mazda, and newly drafted Philadelphia Eagles player Nakobe Dean. Dean sponsored an additional $5,000 in gas gift cards to ensure that families had a way to make it to and from Feed-A-Palooza. Nations Church additionally supplied an outreach team that brought the food directly to the doorsteps of people in need. Many other community partners joined the cause as well.
Richard Ruiz, a Nations Church volunteer, shared with FNN News that people were touched by the sponsors’ generosity in supporting the Central Florida community. He later went with the outreach team to deliver food directly on doorsteps. He also mentioned that people were expecting a miracle in their lives and God not only touched their lives, but sent amazing people to support them.
For the first time in history, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Midwest Food Bank, 4Roots, and Feed The Need came together to fight hunger supporting the mission of people helping people and doing it for the city. Together as one, these ministries are driven to serve the community and make a more tremendous and positive difference in Central Florida.
Say ‘Aloha’ to Universal Orlando Resort’s Vibrant New Luau and Family-Friendly Dinner Show
ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando Resort embraces the ‘aloha’ spirit with the much-anticipated return of Loews Royal Pacific Resort’s Wantilan Luau. The festive, family-friendly luau and dinner show returns on Saturdays at 6:00 pm.
The hotel’s captivating evening event unfolds at an outdoor covered pavilion, with the roar of the drums and traditional chants before performers make a dramatic entrance and take the stage. Guests will then take a memorable journey through Polynesian culture featuring the elegance and enchantment of Hawaii, the ancient and vibrating pounding of the Nafa drums of Tonga, the mesmerizing hip shaking dance of Tahiti and the exhilarating and flaming art of the warrior fire dance from Samoa.
“We are delighted to offer this incredible event again to our resort guests, as well as Central Florida residents,” says Managing Director Larry Beiderman. “Every luau is a party and we are thrilled to have many guests come to celebrate birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and other special moments with us.”
Guests will enjoy a culinary and musical voyage featuring hula dancers, a fire knife dancer, lively music and an array of foods including:
- A Polynesian-inspired buffet featuring traditional pit-roasted suckling pig, Hawaiian chicken teriyaki, catch of the day, lomi lomi chicken salad, Ahi poke salad, fire-grilled tender beef, island-spiced vegetables, freshly-baked breads, rolls and more
- Dessert extravaganza featuring pineapple macadamia tarts, passion fruit crème brûlée and tropical fresh fruit with chocolate mousse shots
- Mai tais, wine and beer for guests 21 and older
- Kid-friendly buffet with pizza, chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly and more
The Wantilan Luau takes place Saturdays at 6:00 pm. Regular and premium seating is available. Tickets start at $89 for adults and $39 for children. Tickets are available at: WantilanLuau.eventbrite.com.
Universal Orlando Resort’s Loews Royal Pacific Resort is designed to be an attraction unto itself, immersing guests in the tropical enchantment of the South Pacific. Hotel guests enjoy innovative food and drinks that delight every palate, along with exclusive theme park benefits including free Universal Express Unlimited ride access, Early Park Admission, complimentary resort-wide transportation and more.
To learn more about Universal Orlando Resort, visit UniversalOrlando.com.
Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs to Unveil Local Artist JEFRË’s Family Tree Sculpture Saturday
ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – JEFRË is an Orlando based multidisciplined artist of growing renown. In his career he has approached various projects involving community design, public art, parks and plazas, sculpture, temporary installations, interior design, avant-garde landscapes, and eco-installations. His works have been in public display in various cities in the United States such as Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Orlando, and San Antonio as well as in London, Abu Dhabi, and the Philippines.
We would be honored if you would join us for the dedication of the Family Tree this Saturday.
WHO: Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and the
Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Office
WHAT: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Family Tree by JEFRË
WHEN: Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: At the Intersection of Grand National Drive and
Caravan Court, Orlando, FL 32819
WHY: To celebrate JEFRË’s work and the completion of the
I-4 Ultimate Art Endowment Program beatifying the I-4 Corridor