First review of Halloween Horror Nights 16
OK, I just got back from Halloween Horror Nights 16
at Universal Studios Florida
. This is what I have to say: What happened Universal?
This was my second year, last year being my first.
Last year was superb, Islands of Adventure (last year's setting for HHN) made a great setting -- plenty of space, it's dark, loads of areas for scare zones and lots of scaretaters! Bill & Ted was "Excellent" and the houses were prety good too.
This year? It was light, so scaretators couldn't hide! Three scare zones, that's all. Something much better could have been done with Amity; where was the smoke? The theme's there already, you just need to act on it!
The houses that I did tonight were laughable. In particular the Psycho House. Considering Psycho 4 was filmed there you think they might have put a bit more effort into it, maybe use some props from storage!
Anyway, I will return another night to see if they improve on it and add a bit more. I know I wasn't alone in my comments as people leaving as early as 10pm were grumbling.
It will be better. Opening weekend is notoriously scarce on the scareactors and thrills. In the coming weeks, as things get busier, you will see more things going on. The ratlady will return, so will the chainsaw drill team, and ROBOSAURUS.....but on busier peak nights. I'm going in two weeks, so I cant wait to see what they have going on then. I'm also going to HOS tonight. Make sure to check out ioacentralradio.libsyn.com for a HHN spectacular including interviews with TJ Mannarino, Midnight Syndicate and more.. Also next week I'll have a live report from HOS.
I went there for about 3 hours last night and I was disappointed.
Thanks for making this a Blug Flume Robert.
Well, I've never been to Florida and probably won't in the near future so I can only hope the USH version is better.
Oh no, I dont want to hear that... this year looks like its supposed to be so good. Last year was good but not as good as the year before (HHN 14) I hope this is just universal getting the kinks out and seeing what works and what doesnt. my crew and i will be heading out on the 20th so hopefully it shapes up by then. We always have a good time when we go but let's hope they turn the lights off when we go and give us a chance to get scared... well, only time will tell.
Just wanted to share a few comments about the opening weekend. We did Friday and Saturday night. Overall, I would say it was above average, but not spectacular. First,we were routed to the left down Rodeo Drive. Everyone had to go that way. I am sure it's to control the crowds. Unfortunately, we didn't want to go that way Saturday night because we had done all four
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