BRAND NEW LOCATION FOR SANTA CLARITA MARATHON’S HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO

Santa Clarita, Calif. - In conjunction with the Santa Clarita Marathon, the City of Santa Clarita will host the annual Health and Fitness Expo, presented by Boston Scientific, on Saturday, November 5, 2016. This year’s Expo will be hosted outdoors in an expanded area along Town Center Drive from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Town Center Drive at Westfield Valencia Town Center, located at 24201 Valencia Blvd.

The City kicks off race weekend with the Health and Fitness Expo, which is free and open to the public. The Expo is a great way for residents and race enthusiasts to be involved with the Marathon. Last minute registration will also be available at the Expo.

All athletes must pick up their race packet at the Expo and Kid K runners should also attend the Expo to pick up their official t-shirt and bib number. For those unable to attend the Expo, someone else may pick up the race packet; however the participant’s birth date and age will be needed.

Expo vendors include Runner’s Lane, Feet Fleet, other race events and more. Free photos will also be available from Parkway Motorcars for attendees.

For more information about the 2016 Health and Fitness Expo, please contact City Arts and Events Coordinator, Korin Peltier at (661) 250-3712 or visit SCMarathon.org.

Sarah Spiegel launches her worldwide release of “I’ll Be Seeing You” the official music video from Sarah’s one woman show “Through The Perilous Fight (We Never Stopped Singing.)”

Official worldwide release of "I'll Be Seeing You" from Sarah Spiegel's one woman show "Through The Perilous Fight" now available!
Official worldwide release of “I’ll Be Seeing You” from Sarah Spiegel’s one woman show “Through The Perilous Fight” now available!

Los Angeles, Calif. – Classical songstress, Sarah Spiegel, announced her official worldwide release of “I’ll be Seeing You” from Sarah Spiegel’s one woman show “Through The Perilous Fight” now available!

Spiegel’s Big Band style has mesmerized a new generation of music aficionados with her flare and 1950′s era classic style. Songs from Sarah Spiegel’s one woman show “Through The Perilous Fight”  is now available!

“I’ll be Seeing You is available at https://itunes.apple.com/…/well-meet-again-sin…/id1063487427.

For more information about Sarah Spiegel, visit http://www.sarahspiegel.com

 

 

 

 

Local Elementary Schools Set to Participate in the SANTA CLARITA MARATHON’S FINAL MILE CHALLENGE to encourage Healthy Lifestyles

The Santa Clarita Marathon's Final Mile Challenge encourages students to set a goal, make it happen and finish what they started. While training to run the final mile, the program encourages students to exercise and form healthy eating habits.  Local elementary schools will participate in the last mile on Nov. 6 as part of the City of Santa Clarita Marathon.
The Santa Clarita Marathon’s Final Mile Challenge encourages students to set a goal, make it happen and finish what they started. While training to run the final mile, the program encourages students to exercise and form healthy eating habits. Local elementary schools will participate in the last mile on Nov. 6 as part of the City of Santa Clarita Marathon.

Santa Clarita, Calif. - The 2016 Final Mile Challenge, presented by Kaiser Permanente, will conclude on Sunday, November 6, 2016, when more than 1,600 students from five Santa Clarita schools will run the last mile of their 26.2 mile goal at the Santa Clarita Marathon, presented by Parkway Motorcars.

The Final Mile Challenge encourages students to set a goal, make it happen and finish what they started. While training to run the final mile, the program encourages students to exercise and form healthy eating habits.

During the first months of school, students must complete all 25 training miles before being invited to run the final mile of the Santa Clarita Marathon. Upon completion of the 25 miles, students receive a Final Mile Challenge t-shirt to wear on race day and as they cross the official Santa Clarita Marathon finish line, they are awarded a Final Mile Challenge finisher’s medal.

Leading up to the race, several schools hosted program rallies where doctors from Kaiser Permanente gave presentations about the program, training for the run and also taught students about the importance of making healthy choices.

Students will line up with their school at 12:30 p.m. on race day to start with a warmup stretch before the run. Kicking off the Final Mile Challenge will be Helmers Elementary School student, Delaney Rose Stein, with the National Anthem. Delaney is one of many students who tried out for this year’s honor of singing the National Anthem and she will also be participating in the Final Mile Challenge. Parents and residents are encouraged to park at Westfield Valencia Town Center to cheer on student athletes as they cross the finish line on Theater Drive (adjacent to Buca Di Beppo).

Participating schools in the 2016 Final Mile Challenge include Bridgeport Elementary School, Helmers Elementary School, Newhall Elementary School, SCVi Charter School and Tesoro Elementary School. Schools must be invited to participate and are chosen at the annual Arts and Education Meeting.

For more information about the Final Mile Challenge, visit scmarathon.org/finalmilechallenge or contact Donna Avila with the City’s Arts & Events Office at (661) 250-3785 or davila@santa-clarita.com.

Open Spaces, Public Safety, Healthy Lifestyles, Business Incubator, 2020, Among topics at The City of Santa Clarita’s ‘Best in the West’ State of the City Luncheon

By Margie Anne Clark

Valencia, Calif. - Santa Clarita’s City Manager Ken Striplin welcomed a bustling crowd of community leaders and residents who gathered Wednesday to enjoy the company of friends and colleagues.  Guests  learned more about what makes Santa Clarita “The Best in the West,” this year’s theme for the annual State of the City Luncheon.

The City of Santa Clarita hosted its annual State of the City Luncheon with this year's theme, "Best of the West."
The City of Santa Clarita hosted its annual State of the City Luncheon on Wed. Oct. 27, 2016 with this year’s theme, “Best of the West.” Photos by Margie Anne Clark/Los Angeles Life and Style

Mayor Bob Kellar,  speaking along with the City’s five council members to a packed grand ballroom at the Hyatt Valencia, presented an overview of the City’s five-year strategic ’2020′ plan and current and future projects that make Santa Clarita a destination for homeowners, businesses, tourism and filming .

“It is through partnerships and collaboration that  we are able to sustain critical quality of life for the residents of the City of Santa Clarita. ” – Mayor Bob Kellar

Highlights of the event included a presentation by the Los Angeles County Fire Department Honor Guard of the Posting of the Colors and video taped presentations by each of the City Council members of current and upcoming projects  and accomplishments.

Mayor Bob Kellar, headed up presentations by the five member City of Santa Clarita City Council, presenting an overview of current and future projects that make Santa Clarita, “The Best in the West,” the theme for this year’s annual State of the City Luncheon.

Kellar and City Council members expressed their gratitude to the City of Santa Clarita for their part in planning and staying on budget.  The Mayor also lauded the work of the City’s community partners,  county, state and federal leadership for their work and progress in keeping a balanced and safe community.

“Make no mistake about it, we have done such great things in the community…. but I can’t  think of anything that is more key to our community than our city Manager Ken Striplin,”  Kellar said. “It is through partnerships and collaboration that  we are able to sustain critical quality of life for the residents of the City of Santa Clarita. ”

For a recap of the City of Santa Clarita’s 2016 State of the City Luncheon visit: http://santaclaritacitybriefs.com/2016/10/27/2016-santa-clarita-state-of-the-city-luncheon-recap/

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s amenities, events and progress, please visit http://www.santa-clarita.com and http://econdev.santa-clarita.com/santa-clarita-lifestyle/

 

 

 

“Talking Dead’s” Chris Hardwick Takes Guests on a Tour of Universal Studios Hollywood’s “The Walking Dead” Permanent Attraction and Featured “Halloween Horror Nights” maze…and Lives to Tell About It

The New Walking Dead attraction us a-buzz with excitement at Universal Studios. Early Entry for “Halloween Horror Nights” Begins at 5 p.m. Visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood to Purchase Tickets for Remaining Nights as Event Nights Will Sell Out
The New Walking Dead attraction us a-buzz with excitement at Universal Studios. Early Entry for “Halloween Horror Nights” Begins at 5 p.m.
Visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood to Purchase Tickets for Remaining Nights as Event Nights Will Sell Out

Hollywood, Calif. – It was a killer night for AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Season 7 premiere, and in the week leading up to the suspenseful opener, “Talking Dead’s” Chris Hardwick braved Universal Studios Hollywood’s new “The Walking Dead” attraction and featured “Halloween Horror Nights” maze … and survived. In a video tour of the new attraction, Chris Hardwick raved, “That was amazing; if you have a chance, you should absolutely come through. It doesn’t matter how emotionally prepared you are, [the walkers] are going to jump out and scare the {expletive} out of you every single time.” For a quick and sound survival tip, he offered this, “I should have smeared walker blood on my body.” “The Walking Dead” is Universal Studios Hollywood’s all-new daytime permanent attraction and signature maze at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” event. By elevating the scares with more walkers and effects than ever for the nighttime event, “The Walking Dead” attraction creates a no-holds-barred experience that significantly intensifies any other iteration previously developed within the theme park. Coupled with authentic walker make-up effects, sophisticated animatronic walkers, substantially more detailed set design and costuming, and highly recognizable props replicated from the series, the attraction delivers an uncompromised realistic environment that brings guests even further into the most-watched show in cable television history. “Halloween Horror Nights” will continue on the following dates: October 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and November 4 and 5, 2016. Discounted tickets to “Halloween Horror Nights” are available on Thursday and Sunday nights, and advance ticket purchase is recommended as the event does sell out. Tickets are available for purchase at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood, including the Frequent Fear Pass which allows guests to visit multiple times throughout the event.  Guests purchasing the all-new After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo ticket can enjoy the park’s popular daytime attractions such as “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™,” “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Fast and Furious—Supercharged” on the world-famous Studio Tour by day, then step into the mazes and attractions located throughout the park to experience the terror of “Halloween Horror Nights” for one admission price. “Halloween Horror Nights” guests can also purchase the popular Front of Line ticket, enabling them to enjoy one-time priority access to all mazes, attractions, all-new Terror Tram, and Jabbawockeez performance. For exciting updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Periscope; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube. “Halloween Horror Nights” also takes place on select nights at Universal Orlando Resort. “The Walking Dead” is one of the most successful cable television shows in history. Based on the graphic novels by Robert Kirkman, its passionate fan base continues to grow and follow the story of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world filled with ferocious walkers. “The Walking Dead” is currently airing season seven on AMC. Universal Studios HollywoodTM is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter TM” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and Flight of the Hippogriff™, Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster, as well the all-new “The Walking Dead” permanent daytime attraction.  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s flagship attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.”  The destination also features the Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, including the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue.

Early Entry for “Halloween Horror Nights” Begins at 5 p.m.

Visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood to Purchase Tickets for Remaining Nights as Event Nights Will Sell Out

Actress Kristen Stewart, Beverly Hills Chief of Police Sandra Spagnoli, Social Media Influencer Nicole Arbour Among Speakers at ‘TEDxCanonDriveWomen: It’s About Time’, Oct. 29, 2016 Saban Theatre

 

n celebration of inspiring female creators and influential change-makers across the globe, TEDxWomen is pleased to announce TEDxCanonDriveWomen: “It’s About Time” - a one day event taking place in Beverly Hills Saturday October 29th 8:30am - 6:30pm.  The conference will feature profound female leaders who will transcend a broad spectrum of relevant topics and share their experiences to spark deep discussions. TEDxCanonDriveWomen is just one piece of the exciting International TEDx event series that will encompass 270 cities across the world each year.
In celebration of inspiring female creators and influential change-makers across the globe, TEDxWomen is pleased to announce TEDxCanonDriveWomen: “It’s About Time” – a one day event taking place in Beverly Hills Saturday October 29th 8:30am – 6:30pm. The conference will feature profound female leaders who will transcend a broad spectrum of relevant topics and share their experiences to spark deep discussions. TEDxCanonDriveWomen is just one piece of the exciting International TEDx event series that will encompass 270 cities across the world each year.

‘It’s About Time!”  TEDxWomen Presents TEDxCanonDriveWomen Hits Beverly Hills, CA

Saban Theater – Beverly Hills, CA – In celebration of inspiring female creators and influential change-makers across the globe, TEDxWomen is pleased to announce TEDxCanonDriveWomen: “It’s About Time” – a one day event taking place in Beverly Hills Saturday October 29th 8:30am – 6:30pm.  The conference will feature profound female leaders who will transcend a broad spectrum of relevant topics and share their experiences to spark deep discussions. TEDxCanonDriveWomen is just one piece of the exciting International TEDx event series that will encompass 270 cities across the world each year.

 

Covering themes such as Healing with Alternative Medicine, Technology,Equality, Social Justice, Women as Industry Leaders, and more, the 2016 Beverly Hills installment of the worldwide TEDx series will host an incredible panel of distinguished speakers. Experts in their respective fields, the curated group of groundbreaking women set to appear at the conference will fully engage guests to form a collective of trust and knowledge while enlightening those gathered in attendance.

 

Alongside a few expected surprise honorary guests, the panelists set to appear at TEDxCanonDriveWomen: It’s About Timewill include Academy Award winning Producer Cathy Schulman, Editor + Academy and Emmy Nominee Maryann Brandon, Actress, Writer, and Producer Yareli Arizmendi, Beverly Hills Chief of Police Sandra Spagnoli, Creative Activist Katy Eldon, Professor of Medicine at UCLA Bevra Hahn, Two-Time Emmy nominee Branda Strong, Author and Business Woman Mallika Chopra, Esq, MBA, MS – Whistleblower Attorney Natalie Khawam, Actress and Director Joely Fisher, Intel’s Senior Director of Design Strategy Anjali Shastri, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, and Comedian + Social Media Influencer Nicole Arbour.

 

TEDWomen brings together a global community of women and men interested in exploring how change begins: with innovative thinkers who catalyze ideas toward action.  Over the past few years TEDWomen and TEDxWomen have launched some powerful ideas into the world, inciting a global conversation from San Francisco to São Paulo to Seoul — celebrating movers and makers; designers and doers; local problem-solvers and global leaders.

 

Want to join the conversation? Check out this It’s About Time video to hear what a few of the featured speakers and people around the world think it’s time for!  Post your own video on Twitter using the hashtag #itsabouttimetedxwomen or by clicking the “+” button in the video player to upload directly.  Don’t forget to share the video on social media and inspire others to join by voting, uploading clips, and passing it on. ​Share YOUR “It’s About Time” story!

 

For more information about TEDxCanonDriveWomen, visit TEDxWomen website. To attend the event on October 29th in Beverly Hills, click here to purchase tickets

 

Stay Connected:

TEDxCanonDriveWomen: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

Launched in 2009, TEDx is program of locally organized events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience. Some of the best talks from TEDx events have gone on to be featured on TED.com and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe.

 

About TEDx, x = Independently Organized Event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

 

About TED:

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks, delivered by today’s most brilliant leaders. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available to view for free on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

 

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

 

http://www.tedxcanondrivewomen.com/speakers-2016.html

Santa Clarita Marathon Kicks off on Sunday, November 6, 2016, featuring Marathons for all levels.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The Santa Clarita Marathon, which is an official qualifying race for the Boston Marathon, will test the physical boundaries of the human body on Sunday, November 6, 2016. The day will include a full marathon, a half marathon, a 5K run, Mayor’s Walk, and a Kid K run. All races will begin at 7:00 a.m., with the exception of the Kid K, which will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Photos courtesy of the City of Santa Clarita

 

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To kick off the Santa Clarita Marathon and get in the racing spirit, the City will host a pre-race Health and Fitness Expo for everyone to enjoy on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  The free Health and Fitness Expo will be held at TBA from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will feature dozens of health-related vendors and information booths.  Here, runners may sign up for events and race participants pick-up race bibs and t-shirts.  All runners are required to pick up their race packet with ID on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Health and Fitness Expo.  If you are unable to pick up your race packet, someone else may pick up your race bib and t-shirt with your photo ID.  Or, you can sign up for race day packet service for and additional $25.

 Marathon—7:00 AM

Early Registration: $80
After September 30: $90
Expo Registration: $100

Starting between the Hyatt Valencia and Westfield Valencia Town Center, the looped course follows 26.2 miles of roadways, paved City trails, and paseos to its finish line at Westfield Valencia Town Center. The Santa Clarita Marathon is a Boston qualifier and is USATF certified.  Marathon participants must stay under a 15-minute per mile pace to stay ahead of course shut down.

 Half Marathon—7:00 AM

Early Registration: $60
After September 30: $70
Expo Registration: $80

The Half Marathon starts simultaneously with the Marathon, following the same course but breaking away after mile 12 for a 13.1 mile finish at Westfield Valencia Town Center. The elevation for the Marathon and Half Marathon is relatively flat, but includes some switchbacks and short inclines and declines on paseo bridges crossing over and under main City streets.

5K Run—7:00 AM

 Early Registration: $30

After September 30: $40
Expo Registration: $50

The 5K Run is a looped 3.1 mile course that will start and end at Westfield Valencia Town Center. A great event for all ages and all paces. Walkers are encourage to participate in the Mayors’ Walk.

A chip timing system will be used for the Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K. To score in these races, you must wear the chip on your shoe during the race.

Mayor’s Walk—7:05 AM

 Early Registration: $10
After September 30: $15
Expo Registration:  $25

If you’ve been looking for a way to get involved with the Santa Clarita Marathon, but running just isn’t your pace, then the Mayor’s Walk is for you. This 3-mile community walk is safe, simple, and doesn’t require much training.

The Mayor will lead this year’s walk, which kicks off just steps away from the Marathon start line at Mall Entrance and McBean Pkwy. The course follows much of the 5K course and concludes at the official finish line site.

All participants receive a Mayor’s Walk finishers medal and T-shirt.

Kid K Fun Run—8:00 AM (new start time)

Early Registration: $10
After September 30: $15
Expo Registration: $25

Designed to promote health and fitness among children, this non-competitive event for ages 12 and under follows a quarter-mile course starting near Chick-fil-A and follows the Marathon route on Magic Mountain Parkyway to finish under the Marathon arch.  Parents may accompany their children or cheer them on at the finish line.

For more information and to register, please visit: http://scmarathon.org/

Six Flags Magic Mountain to celebrate 3rd annual Holiday in the Park! November 19 – January 1

Six Flags Magic Mountain celebrates its 3rd annual Holiday in the Park!

Santa Clarita, Calif. – It’s the most wonderful time of the year as Six Flags Magic Mountain celebrates Holiday in the Park featuring thrilling rides, tasty treats and exciting family entertainment for

Holiday fun is coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain!
Holiday fun is coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain, Nov. 19 – Jan. 1!

the holiday season, from November 19 – January 1 . Six Flags Magic Mountain Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of colorful lights, carolers performing classic yuletide favorites and personalized meet-and-greets with Santa and his helpers. Enjoy all the wonderful aromas of the season while satisfying your appetite and quenching your thirst with hot chocolate, cider, custom fudge, holiday-inspired funnel cake flavors and many other traditional favorites.   Buy your Six Flags Magic Mountain tickets online and save.  Print your tickets at home and skip the ticket booths – go straight to the gate!

 

https://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/special-events/holiday-park

Still time to enjoy frightful fun at Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Biggest and Scariest Halloween Event Ever! Oct. 21-23, and 28-30

 

New Haunted Attractions Include a Themed Scare Zone, Largest Maze in Park History, and Expanded

A Frightfully fun Halloween celebration is going on now through Oct. 30 at Six Flags Magic Mountain!
A Frightfully fun Halloween celebration is going on now through Oct. 30 at Six Flags Magic Mountain!

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Santa Clarita, Calif. – Six Flags Magic Mountain’s 24th season of Fright Fest® will be the biggest and scariest in the Park’s history. The exciting line-up of new haunted attractions includes a new scare zone themed after the Warner Bros. Pictures highly anticipated film, Suicide Squad, and the largest outdoor maze in the Park’s history, Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising.  The expansion also includes more roving “scare-actors” than ever before and an additional Fright Fest weekend, bringing the total to 19 event days.

Voted the Best Theme Park Halloween Event in 2016, Six Flags Magic Mountain leaves no tombstone unturned to deliver what guests want most…an all-out terrifying experience. Fright Fest will include a total of seven electrifying mazes, seven dare-to-enter scare zones, and roaming zombies around every corner. If that’s not enough, Six Flags Magic Mountain will add a sinister element to some of the theme park’s monster coasters by turning off the lights, leaving riders to face their fears in total darkness – literally.

This year’s stunning new scare zone, Suicide Squad: The Six Flags Fright Fest Experience will transform the Park’s DC UNIVERSE area into DC’s Midway City, where some of the “Worst Heroes Ever” from the highly-anticipated film Suicide Squad will be roaming the streets.  Darkness and chaos will reign as some of DC Comics’ most famous supervillains will be found among the mass destruction from the film. State-of-the-art digital imagery and fiery special effects will create an inferno as buildings burst into flames and creatures attack from every angle.  “It feels good to be bad” at Suicide Squad: The Six Flags Fright Fest Experience.

The Park’s largest outdoor maze ever built, Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising, debuts in 2016 in a brand new location.  Covering more than 40,000 square feet, this massive maze will strike terror into the brave souls entering a post-apocalyptic city inhabited by nomad warriors who rule with bone-crushing iron fists and the dead stalk the living. Larger-than-life props, fire, fog and other special effects make this a must-experience maze.

Back by popular demand haunted scare zones include TERRORtory Twisted, located in the Screampunk District, which is Magic Mountain’s biggest scare zone and features steam-spewing mechanical beasts relentlessly hunting down their victims. Beware of the terrifying giant spider looming at the entrance.

Coming back for the third year, three popular mazes incorporate state-of-the-art props, Hollywood-quality make-up, and story lines not meant for the faint-of-heart. Enter the world of Red’s Revenge…over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house you go, but in this fairytale, guests and the wolf are hunted by Red and her demonic minions. Vault 666 is an old abandoned research facility where genetic experiments crossing humans with animals were once conducted and just recently the frightening secrets have been unearthed, exposing terror and mayhem from deep within the unsecured vault. Willoughby’s Garden of Darkness, a dense labyrinth of man-eating plants and evil apparitions, is inhabited by Innocence, the Willoughby’s youngest daughter, who is always looking for a ghostly playmate…so keep loved ones close.

Also returning is the demented 3D twist, Toyz of Terror 3D, the defunct toy factory haunted by wicked windups, freakish furries and deranged dolls…and if that’s not enough to scare the wits out of even the bravest, guests are now forced to experience the madness in 3D terror. Willoughby’s Resurrected is a reincarnation of the Willoughby family’s beloved haunted mansion that includes hair-raising horror down long harrowing hallways and around each nightmarish-turn.  Don’t miss Chupacabra, where guests come face to face with this elusive blood-thirsty creature as it petrifies the local Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival.

In addition to the two new haunted attractions this year, five additional scare zones around the park leave guests nowhere to hide and screaming to get out alive. After entering Fright Fest through the gates of Demon’s Door, face the undead in Zombie Xing. In Nightmares – A Twisted Fantasy, childhood fears and favorite bedtime stories take on a perverse twist, freak out on Exile Hill when unimaginable sinister souls appear without warning, and throughout the Wasteland, barbarian humanoids dare guests to enter the carnage of Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising.

Beginning each night at 7 p.m. and traveling throughout the park are the crazed comic-like characters who will run amuck through unsuspecting guests.

Spooktacular shows include the hypnotists, who put park guests in compromising scenarios in their hilarious stage show located in Golden Bear Theater, and the very popular VooDoo Nights, where Ghoul Rock has gone pop with a musical spectacular sure to entertain. Be sure to dust off your thriller moves and join in the fun in the Full Throttle Plaza.

For the little monsters, a Trick or Treat Trail and Halloween Crafts round out the activities during the day.

Fright Fest Operating Hours and Days:

10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.: September 17, 24, 30, October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.: September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

For more information on Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest, visit our website at www.sixflags.com/magicmountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain Season Passes are on sale.  For just $10 more than a one day ticket, you’ll get unlimited visits now through the end of the 2016 season with no blackout dates. Purchase four or more Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor or Combo Passes and you’ll get one FREE parking pass.  Additional Season Pass perks include free tickets for friends, park admission to Fright Fest, Holiday in the Park and more.  Season Passes can be purchased at the main gate ticket booths or online at sixflags.com.  Online Pass purchases are eligible for low monthly payments through the Membership program.

Season Passholders may also take advantage of our best value in Dining by purchasing a 2016 Season Dining Pass.  For one low price you can enjoy a variety of meal options on each visit.  Dining passes may be purchased at the park or online at sixflags.com.

Save time and money.  Buy and print your tickets at home and go straight to the gate.  Plan ahead and save up to $25 on Six Flags Magic Mountain general admission when you purchase your tickets in advance of your visit date.  Get more details and buy now at sixflags.com

Six Flags Magic Mountain, the undisputed thrill capital of the world, is located at 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, north of Los Angeles off Interstate 5 at the Magic Mountain Parkway exit.  The Park is currently open daily. For information call (661) 255-4111 or visit us at www.sixflags.com/magicmountain.

https://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/store/season-passes

 

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 55 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.

 

About Suicide Squad
From writer/director David Ayer comes “Suicide Squad,” starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman and Viola Davis.  Based on the characters from DC, the film also stars Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, and Karen Fukuhara.  It is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment production, a film by David Ayer, “Suicide Squad.”  The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The film opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters August 5, 2016.  “Suicide Squad” is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language. www.suicidesquad.com

 

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
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Irving Berlin’s classic musical, ‘WHITE CHRISTMAS’ coming to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

 Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS November 29 – December 4, 2016

Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS

November 29 – December 4, 2016

NOW ON SALE

Hollywood, Calif.- This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! The timeless movie “White Christmas” is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to “put on your wish list.”

Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process.

Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! Give everyone the gift they’re dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.

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Recommended for All Ages. Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre.