Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Travel

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

Since I was a kid, I’ve always been a huge lover of all things Halloween! Now that I have a son, I get to share my love of Halloween with him. I’ve been scouring the internet looking for the latest and greatest Halloween events; between scary movies and haunted houses we will be very busy this Halloween season. If you are like me and looking for something to do this Halloween check out Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. Halloween Horror Nights has been on my lists of attractions to visit for the last few years, it’s a must-see for anyone who loves Halloween. I’ve watched the videos over and over again and will make it my duty to visit Orlando next year.  This scary event includes an additional three original concept haunted houses and two all-new scare zones that will join the killer line up of experiences at Halloween Horror Nights 24. There are a total of 8 haunted houses in all,  PLUS MULTIPLE STREET EXPERIENCES & OUTRAGEOUS LIVE SHOWS MICHAEL MYERS COMES TO HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS: For the first time ever at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, guests will face the legendary horror icon Michael Myers as John Carpenter’s classic horror film comes to life. THREE ALL-NEW, ORIGINAL HOUSES UNVEILED The twisted minds of Universal Orlando’s Entertainment Team have created three original concept haunted houses for Halloween Horror Nights. Guests will “die laughing” in Giggles & Gore Inc., experience the terror of a community in cannibalistic turmoil in Roanoke – Cannibal Colony and face the horrors that exist in Dollhouse of the Damned. LATEST HOUSE ANNOUNCEMENT: DRACULA UNTOLD Universal Orlando breathes new life into history’s most notorious vampire in a terrifying new Halloween Horror Nights house where guests will be immersed in a living preview of the upcoming Universal Pictures’ film, Dracula Untold. Halloween Horror Nights is going on now through November 1st. So,if you are looking for the ultimate Halloween experience check it out, get ticket information and more...

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Hotel Review: The Water Club Hotel at Borgata

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Travel Reviews

Hotel Review: The Water Club Hotel at Borgata

With massive closings of hotels and casinos in Atlantic City, some think it is becoming a ghost town and a version of its former grandeur. I especially love traveling the East Coast, and have been to Atlantic City four times in just as many months. This is mainly because of the Borgata Hotel and Casino and their plentiful offerings when it comes to gambling and entertainment. The atmosphere is fabulous and so is the experience. So even though AC may be on its way down, as long as the Borgata is around, I will always be a fan of the area. With that being said, I’ve never stayed at Borgata until now. I was a guest in their hotel one night and then checked out and checked in to their sister property which is connected called The Water Club. While Borgata is ultra sexy with updated room, The Water Club is one step above that with luxe accommodations and an upscale vibe. As soon as you walk into The Water Club lobby, there’s a subtle difference between the two properties. If Borgata is A+, then The Water Club is exceptionally gifted. With a dark, yet shiny decor, and surrounded by water, it has a heartbeat of its own. The Water Club at Borgata features 43 floors and 800 guestrooms and suites. It also has its own spa (Immersion Spa) that is a two-story tranquil accommodation that I didn’t have the opportunity to try this go round, but will be sure to indulge during a future visit. The Water Club also has retail shops including Just Cavalli and Hugo Boss, and residences which are modeled after urban lofts. During my stay, I was placed in a Club Room at The Water Club which also happened to be one with accommodations for the handicapped, and the visually and hearing impaired. The bathroom was extra roomy because of it, but you will get no complaints here. I love a large bathroom. The room was sleek and stylish with leather pillows and 400 thread count Egyptian Cotton sheets. Below are a few photos of the room and accommodations at The Water Club Hotel at Borgata (taken with my iPhone 6 at night—sorry for the dark pics): The Water Club Hotel Club Room      (Got on the bed and then thought to take photos afterwards. So the bed didn’t look like this when I checked in—LOL)     Bathroom area   The Water Club Hotel Lobby     My stay was quick, but I was really impressed with both Borgata and The Water Club Hotel at Borgata. I am hoping that Atlantic City will continue to thrive despite the recent shutdowns. It truly is a fun place to visit. For more info on Borgata and The Water Club Hotel at Borgata, click here. It is cheaper to book a room at both properties...

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