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AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Returns to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2015



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AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Returns to “Halloween Horror Nights”

at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, Unleashing the Terror

of Season 5 Upon the Country’s Most Extreme and Highly-Anticipated Halloween Events

Universal Halloween Horror Night Maze 2015


Universal City, Ca., Orlando, Fla., July 30, 2015 – The nation’s insatiable appetite for AMC’s “The Walking Dead” will continue to terrify
Universal Studios Hollywood and
Universal Orlando Resort
when the most intense moments from season 5 of the
critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award®-winning television series take a bite
out of “Halloween Horror Nights,”
beginning Friday, September 18, 2015.

to evade the terror of the undead and the inhumane brutality of mankind
will be the underlying theme of these mazes as guests navigate
authentic three-dimensional recreations of one of television’s most
talked about shows, “The Walking Dead.”

in the footsteps of “The Walking Dead” cast, guests will begin their
journey at the Terminus safe-haven compound, where an unspeakable hunger
has consumed the demented souls of those dwelling within.
As the chaos ensues, guests will encounter even greater atrocities as
they stumble upon dismembered “W” walkers, witness the horror of victims
besieged by the living dead, and step onto the loading dock of the Del
Arno Food warehouse to face hordes of “W”

couldn’t be more delighted to continue and expand ‘The Walking Dead’
universe with Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando than by
having fans experience some of the most harrowing
and suspenseful moments of our show,” said Greg Nicotero, executive
producer and special effects makeup supervisor for “The Walking Dead.” 
“‘Halloween Horror Nights’ is the gold standard to which all other
Halloween-themed events try to emulate, so to bring
authentic walkers to this event, alongside other horror greats, is the
ultimate thrill.”

love giving fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ as many ways as possible to
experience the series, so we’re thrilled to be collaborating once again
with the teams at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando
on these mazes that really bring the intensity of the show to life,”
said Theresa Beyer, senior vice president of promotion, activation and
partnerships for AMC. “We’re excited to have fans come face to face with
some of the most memorable and shocking scenes
of season 5.” 

This year, when
Universal Studios Hollywood
introduces the all-original “The Walking
Dead: Wolves Not Far,” it will come to life as the biggest, longest,
most gruesome maze ever built at the West Coast destination of
“Halloween Horror Nights.” This all-new experience will
feature twice as many, never-before-seen walkers and will be situated
within an entirely new theme park location.

like the fans who wait anxiously for the next episode or season return
of ‘The Walking Dead,’ this phenom of a show has become a ‘Halloween
Horror Nights’ tradition and our guests look forward to a new ‘Walking
Dead’ maze each year,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal
Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” 
“We’re fortunate to have the expertise of the show’s creative team
working collaboratively with us to create an authentic
living representation of the series, and for fans, our maze experience
is the next best thing to living in the aftermath of a zombie

Orlando’s “The Walking Dead” maze will feature hordes of walkers and
eerily recreate the scenes, settings and terror that guests have seen on
their TV screens.  The twisted minds of Universal Orlando’s
Halloween Horror Nights team are using first-ever tactics to bring the
horror of season 5 to life in this year’s maze – even placing guests in
the iconic flooded food bank scene where they’ll be surrounded by
hundreds of gallons of water as flesh-hungry walkers

been fortunate to recreate many horrific moments over the past few
years, and as the series raises its own bar every season, so have we
with our environments,
said Michael Aiello, Director of Creative Development for Universal
Orlando’s Entertainment team.  “Faithfully representing season 5 has
brought with it all-new elements, and we will literally place our guests
in the lead role as they escape hordes of walkers.”

“Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate in extreme Halloween events.
For more than 20 years, guests from around the world have visited
“Halloween Horror Nights” in Orlando and Hollywood to become
victims of their own horror movie. Multiple movie-quality haunted
houses are constructed throughout the event, inspired by iconic slasher
films, hit horror movies and television series or hauntingly real
original stories. Numerous scare zones also infiltrate
“Halloween Horror Nights,” designed to provoke an unrelenting sense of
fear and terrorize guests as they navigate the darkness from one
frightening maze to another.

details about Universal’s “Halloween Horror Nights” will be revealed
soon. For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal
Studios Hollywood or Universal Orlando Resort, visit

To learn more about the all-new “The Walking Dead” maze at “Halloween Horror Nights,” click

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024



Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX),, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”



Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 





U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

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