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Careful satire isn't giving in; it's stepping up for your audience

Careful satire isn't giving in; it's stepping up for your audience

September 24, 2017, 3:27 PM · Both Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure at Universal Studios Florida's Halloween Horror Nights and The Hanging at Knott's Berry Farm's Knott's Scary Farm show that theme parks can do bawdy, adult satire as well as any late-night TV show. But, at times, they show that park entertainment can bomb as badly as a soon-to-be-shunned stand-up comic, too.

Can theme parks produce satire responsibly? And what does "responsible" satire even mean? Keep reading...

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Do drinking and theme parks mix?

September 23, 2017, 3:35 PM · Just a few days after Universal Orlando sparked a flame war in several online fan communities with a last-minute change to its mixed-drink sales at Halloween Horror Nights, an Orlando Sentinel story reignited the issue. Universal Orlando called out the paper in public. The Sentinel changed its story. And fans are left to wonder if this will be the final straw for drink sales at Halloween Horror Nights. Keep reading...

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Event review: 2017 Knott's Scary Farm

September 22, 2017, 2:20 AM · Knott's Scary Farm kicked off Thursday night at Knott's Berry Farm for its 45th year of Halloween haunts, scares, and even some spooky silliness. This year marks the end of the road for Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, the start of a Halloween Hootenanny overlay for the Timber Mountain Log Ride, and offers a collection of nine mazes for Halloween fans. Keep reading...

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