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England's haunts show off their Halloween scares

England's haunts show off their Halloween scares

October 27, 2016, 8:11 PM · Hype around Halloween is a more recent phenomenon in the UK than other countries. (Although with our own plethora of 'killer clown' sightings this year, it inarguably has arrived for good.) But scare events have come into their own of late, as parks realise the value in seasonal hard ticket events.

I had the opportunity to attend the media events at three attractions in the South of England – Shocktober Fest at Tulley's Farm, Fright Nights at Thorpe Park and Screamland at Dreamland. Let's check out what's new. Keep reading...

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How to skip lines at theme parks

October 27, 2016, 10:12 AM · No one likes waiting in lines. Disney and occasionally Universal will try to distract you with elaborately decorates queues for their top attractions, but most of the time, waiting is wasted time in a theme park. And when you are paying up to (or even more than) $100 a day to visit, you should not be wasting any of your time.

So how do you skip the lines at Disney, Universal, Six Flags, and other theme parks? That's the question Natalie and I discuss in this week's Theme Park Insider episode:

You've got three basic options to get out of waiting for any theme park ride: pay, plan, or provoke. Keep reading...

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'Once Upon a Time' replaces 'Celebrate the Magic' at Disney World

October 26, 2016, 11:37 AM · Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom is changing its night-time entertainment line-up next week, retiring Celebrate the Magic after a four-year run. Replacing that projection mapping show will be another: Once Upon a Time, which has been playing at Tokyo Disneyland. Keep reading...

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Join us for a Theme Park Insider's birthday adventure!

October 25, 2016, 9:24 PM · If you could ditch work for the day and head to the parks, what would you do?

Okay, covering theme parks is my job, but I always welcome the opportunity to visit the parks just for fun. Since today was my birthday, I decided to leave the computer at home for the day and hit up some of my favorites at the local theme parks. And I invited our Theme Park Insider newsletter subscribers to follow along on our Twitter and Instagram accounts. Here's what I did! Keep reading...

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