Vote of the week: A 'Treehouse of Horror' ride at Universal's theme parks?
Written by Robert Niles
Orlando-area theme park fans have been enjoying Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida for a week now, but the west coast version kicks off tonight at Universal Studios Hollywood.Tweet
I visited Disneyland's Halloween event earlier this week, which got me thinking about holiday overlays for popular theme park attractions, like Disney has created with Haunted Mansion Holiday. So I offer this question for you this morning:
Why doesn't Universal do a "Treehouse of Horror" overlay for The Simpsons Ride each year?
Sure, it's take a lot of work - a new film would have to be edited, or even written and shot. The queue would have to be redecorated. And Universal might have to renegotiate its licensing deal. But Disney made the investment for Haunted Mansion and It's a Small World, with wildly popular results. Universal could do the same. A Treehouse of Horror ride also would extend the Halloween theme into the park's regular operating hours in mid-September through early November, something I am certain many fans, especially those with kids a bit too young for HHN, would welcome.
Is there a downside, beside the expense? Perhaps that some HHN fans consider comedy a spice, one that in moderation helps flavor the event but that applied too heavily would change its character.
What do you think?
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