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A Celebration of Harry Potter 2018 Dates Released

by Mommy Frog on September 15, 2017
4 Orlando

Hi there! Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most interesting theme park news around the Walt Disney World Resort, the Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and other theme parks.

Here are this week’s theme park highlights:

Celebration of Harry Potter 2018 Dates - Belatrix Lestrange and Sirius Black

  • We dropped our copy of "Hogwarts - A History" after learning of the  A Celebration of Harry Potter 2018 dates. Wizards and muggles are set to celebrate all things Potter at Universal Orlando Resort Jan 26-28. While no details were released, you can read our recap of last year's event to get an idea of all the wizardly fun.
  • SPOILER ALERT - With Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood's annular reign of terror starting today, we're getting our first look at some of the mazes. Take a peek at what awaits you inside "The Shining" maze. If you'd rather see it for yourself first, our Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Survival Guide will give you an idea of what to expect during this popular event.
  • Have you indulged in the Epcot International Food and Wine festival yet? This delightful and delicious event sends foodies into a frenzy with creative dishes from around the world. One of the must-attend events is the annual Party for the Senses. Check out the six things you need to know about this can't-miss culinary experience.

Celebration of Harry Potter 2018 Dates- LEGOLAND California - Ninjago Days

  • Ready to get your "kicks" in at LEGOLAND California? The park — along with Legoland Discovery Centers across America — will be celebrating the release of "The LEGO Ninjago Movie" on Sept 22. During LEGO Ninjago Days, guests will participate in LEGO building activities, a ninja skills challenge and meet Kai, the Red Ninja.
  • One of Epcot's best dining spots is offering a great deal for kids. Restaurant Marrakesh —Morocco's table-service restaurant — is giving kids a free henna with the purchase of any kids meal. Baklava and henna? YES!
  • We were sad to hear of the passing of Disney Imagineer Frances Xavier 'X' Atencio. You may not know his name, but you know his work. He was the co-writer of Haunted Mansion and the lead writer on Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as the co-writer of the famous songs “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)” and "Grim Grinning Ghosts."
  • Spooky Disneyland Resort Halloween Treats that are sure to vanish into our bellies have arrived. Guests and ghouls will delight in sweets such as Dreamsicle Beignets, a Bat Wing Rasberry Sundae and the Anti-Vampire Pizza. Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort begins today!
  • Disney World is bringing back Disney After Hours Events in 2018. These limited extra-ticket events allow guests to explore Magic Kingdom from 7 p.m. to 11p.m. or midnight, depending on the day. The benefit to this event is experiencing attractions such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train or Space Mountain with little to no wait time, as well as hanging with Disney characters for meet-and-greets.
  • A Fear The Walking Dead Survival attraction has opened in Las Vegas. Based on the AMC show, the experience places guests into the world of the Walkers. Zombies in Las Vegas? Thanks, but I can see them on the casino floors at 3 a.m. for free. Ah, that will never get old.

Celebration of Harry Potter 2018 Dates - Halloween Horror Nights - The Purge

That’s it for the theme park news this week. Have a great weekend.

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Oct 18, 2017 at 5:15 p.m.
Em Says...

If my family can only travel to universal Hollywood in the summer, is the week of June 11th (our first week off) better that going later in the summer?

Oct 19, 2017 at 8:19 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Em,

Looking at our Orlando Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting heavy crowds that week. Summer is always busy. If that week works for you, then head down to Orlando!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Oct 19, 2017 at 9:17 p.m.
Em Says...

I’m not sure Orlando would be any better. I was just wondering if that week in June would be better than later in the summer.

Oct 20, 2017 at 3:24 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Em,

Oops. We thought you were headed to Orlando. As for our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar, we're projecting heavy crowds through most of June. Later in the summer is busier than early June. At the same time, busy is busy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog


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