Published: September 26, 2009 at 9:36 AM
HHN Quick Visit last night report.
First off, buy your tickets online or over the phone and colect from the automated machines.
The lines to buy tickets were about an hour long, and this was an off peak night.
So on to the quick report.
Park was packed at 8pm, first and only house I attempted last night was the Wolfman House.
All I can really say is that it was decorated well. Good themeing and will be popular for a film that has yet to be released. The Hollywood stage had a screen with clips from the film showing (This was the queue), so it helped people understand it a little.
The line was advertised at 45 minutes and it took just about that.
Every other house had queues ranging from 45 to 90, too long for me to attempt on a walk about night.
Only 3 rides were open, RRR wasn't one of them, although that was running, one car at a time, with no lights at all.
The open rides were Revenge of the Mummy, 20 mins, Simpsons, 10, and Men In Black, 15.
Bill & Ted was "Excellent", better than last year, but still think there was room for much improvement.
Lots of great spoofing, and glad to see Bruno was included this year (Was disappointed Borat wasn't included 2 years ago).
Think the Billy Mays addition was funny, maybe a bit edgy, but thats B&T for you.
Michael Jackson was a welcome addition.
Overall, Bill & Ted was as expected. Fast paced, funny, sexy and current.
The scare Zones left a little to be desired. Hopefully these will get a little better as the event progresses.
One thing I can't understand though, is why Scareactors will pick on, Harass if you prefer, certain people, then seem surprised when they get pushed away by a scared, nay, terrified guest, then immediately jump out of charactor to tell them that they can't do that as its against the rules.
I witnessed just that last night, and while I understand that you can't touch a scareactor, there should be ENFORCED rules that a scareactor CANNOT harass one person throughout a scare zone. Scaring someone, yes, but to the extent that this person is cornered and has no option but to push thier way out?? Stupidity!!
After my false accusation last year I think there needs to be a greater "Handler" concentration to keep an eye on the safety of the guests, as well as the scareactors.