The 10 Scariest Haunts in Southern California (UPDATED for 2018)

If Horror is your thing, Southern California is a great place to get your scare on. With a variety of haunts that go from skipping a beat, to stopping your heart completely, SoCal has something for everyone. We’ve listed our favorite haunts in order of slight fright, to unescapable terror. Do you dare visit one of our Top 10 Scariest Haunts in Southern California?

(This post was updated October 9th, 2018. Questions or comments? Leave them below!)

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Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park in an epic way!

On Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12, Universal Studios Hollywood visitors are invited to take part in an exclusive event to honor the blockbuster action-adventure that brought dinosaurs out of extinction a quarter century ago.

The Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration will roar to life with a private screening of the original Jurassic Park at Universal CityWalk’s all-new, state-of-the-art Universal Cinema. Afterwards, guests will head inside Universal Studios Hollywood, to enjoy the rest of the event, adjacent to the theme park’s thrilling “Jurassic Park—The Ride.”

Guests will receive a special commemorative lanyard and unlimited access to all things Jurassic, from the action-packed theme park ride, to viewing original props – including the Gyrosphere as seen in the record-breaking Jurassic World – as well as original dinosaur models from the movie, costume displays and an interactive expo area. Live entertainment, themed food and merchandise will also be available to complement the event.

Guests are also invited to dress up as their favorite character from the franchise! Costume guidelines requirements can be found here.

This epic event requires a separate ticket purchase to attend, and it will sell out! Get your tickets here before they’re extinct!

Kat Meoz “Christmas In Hollywood” Video Premiere with LA Radio Legend Rodney on the Rocks

LA garage rocker Kat Meoz recently released the video for the song “Christmas In Hollywood.” The song is featured on Rodney Bingenheimer’s “Santa’s Got a GTO, Vol. 2” holiday compilation, and Rodney himself makes a cameo in the video. [Read more…]

Santa Gets High-Tech at Santa HQ

In partnership with HGTV, three SoCal shopping centers are hosting an interactive Christmas experience – Santa HQ. We were invited to check out the big guy’s arrival at Lakewood Center and enjoy some fun activities and a free photo package.

Santa HQ adds a special twist to your typical mall Santa. In the digital era we live in, it’s only natural that Santa gets an upgrade too! The interactive experience is fun for the whole family, and keeps the kids engaged and in awe while they wait for their turn with the big guy. [Read more…]

Juice It Up’s Seasonal Favorites Are Back!

Juice It Up! recently announced the return of their all-time seasonal guest favorites, the Merry Mocha Mint Smoothie™, the Pumpkin Pleaser Smoothie™, and its heartier counterpart, the Pumpkin Pleaser Smoothie Bowl™. They sent us a gift card to try out these limited-time flavors, so we popped in for a taste! [Read more…]

Islands’ NFL Happy Hour Menu

Islands’ new NFL Happy Hour, kicked off on September 7th with the start of the NFL season. As their guest we were able to try some of the food and drink items and hear more about what’s new at Islands! [Read more…]

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart – Tickets on Sale Now!

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is coming to Southern California! This year’s ice skating extravaganza features stories and characters from Disney-Pixar’s Finding Dory and Inside Out for the first time in a live production! [Read more…]

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern Oktoberfest Menu

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern (JFAT) recently released their new Oktoberfest menu that includes 3 dishes, a dessert and beer offerings!

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Top Haunt in SoCal: Reign of Terror in Thousand Oaks!

Reign of Terror made the number one spot on our list of The 10 Scariest Haunts in Southern California and we got the chance to stop by this past Friday and check out what was in store for haunt lovers this year. Can you handle the Reign of Terror?

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AMG Opens Their First U.S. All-You-Can-Eat Location in Lynwood!

Disclosure: We were invited to a complimentary media tasting in order to try out a variety of offerings from this restaurant. No other compensation was given in exchange for this post.

AMG recently opened their very first All-You-Can-Eat location in the United States. Located in Plaza Mexico in Lynwood, the new restaurant boasts a huge selection of 45 AYCE items. And their prices are affordable – $20.99 for an adult dinner, and $15.99 for an adult lunch. [Read more…]