Share This!Live the sweet life this week at Harbor Nights, a special event at Portofino Bay Resort on October 12. This and more on in this week’s Universal Orlando Weekly Preview.Weekly Crowd LevelsDetailed crowd level information can be found here.Weather Report Park Hours and AdmissionCityWalk is open until 2:00 a.m. with free self parking starting after 6:00 p.m.Single-day, one-park tickets are at Anytime pricing October 6. Base tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure are $124 per adult and $119 per child (plus tax).Single-day, one-park tickets are at Value pricing October 7 – October 12. Base tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure are $115 per adult and $110 per child (plus tax).Two-day, two-park tickets are $264.99 per adult and $254.99 per child (plus tax).Volcano Bay tickets are at Anytime pricing at $80 per adult and $75 per child (plus tax).Refurbishments and ShowtimesFear Factor Live: Closed until November for Halloween Horror NightsShowtimes are available on Universal Orlando’s website.EventsLoews Portofino Bay is holding Harbor Nights – La Dolce Vita Friday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. For $55 per person plus tax guests are able to sample select wines and gourmet food, relax with a live band, and enjoy the ambiance of the resort’s Harbor Piazza. A VIP ticket is available for $90 per person plus tax and includes reserved seating and a private wine station.Halloween Horror Nights returns September 14 through November 3. Explore ten haunted houses, five scare zones, and one show based on the horror movies and culture of the 80s! Experience TV shows and movies like Stranger Things, Poltergeist, and Halloween 4 along with original concepts such as Carnival Graveyard. Tickets start at $62.99 plus tax and are now available. Check out our event preview with tips and tricks here.See you next week, and make sure to leave a question below for the Mail Bag!
Tigers drop to 6-3 in WVCBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — D.C. Everest scored three times in the top of the first inning, and it proved to be enough as the Evergreens topped Marshfield 5-1 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference softball game Thursday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.Marshfield scored once in the bottom of the first inning and had plenty of other chances to make it closer but could not convert.The Tigers had two runners on in the second, third, fourth and seventh innings but could not muster another run against D.C. Everest pitcher Miranda Gajewski.Two dropped pop-ups in the bottom of the seventh kept Marshfield alive before Everest was finally able to record the final out. Gajewski finished with seven strikeouts and scattered six hits in the complete-game effort.“She’s (Gajewski) been great all four of our years,” Marshfield coach Dan Costa said. “I’m biased because I think (Megan) Donahue is the best pitcher in the league, but if Donahue’s not, (Gajewski) is. She throws hard, has a good changeup, spins it well off the plate, and they do a good job mixing it up inside and outside.”Kaitlyn Konrardy had a double for the Tigers, who fall to 10-4 overall and 6-3 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. Everest is now 11-8 and 8-2 in conference play.Marshfield will play at the Escanaba (Mich.) Invitational on Saturday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Evergreens 5, Tigers 1D.C. Everest 300 000 2 – 5Marshfield 100 000 0 – 1WP: Miranda Gajewski. LP: Megan Donahue.Top hitters: DC, Rachel Plautz 2×4, 2 runs; Miranda Ostrowski 1×3, 2 RBIs. M, Kaitlyn Konrardy 2B.Records: D.C. Everest 11-8, 8-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 10-4, 6-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference.