ThemePark Dan

Published: September 22, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Insidious was my favorite maze this year and I loved the Purge Scare Zone and opening Ceremony.

If you want to see the excitement first hand, check out my playlist. It features the opening Ceremony, Every maze the scare zones and Jurassic Park in the dark.

Happy Halloween!

Joshua Counsil

Published: September 22, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Great review.

If I partake in the Stay & Scream option, will I miss the opening ceremony portion of the evening?

Annette Forrest

Published: September 23, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Jacob - this was such a great column. I love Halloween, but I am more of a "spooky" as opposed to "scary" fan. MNSSHP is more my cup of tea. But I have always wondered about the Universal Halloween offerings.

Boy, you did a good job recapping them. Such great details and I loved your helpful hints on the order to do things. That would be a big help for those going...and it actually gave me a sense of what going would be like. Great pictures too.

Keep more columns like this coming because I just loved it!!!

Published: September 24, 2013 at 12:43 PM

I was lucky enough to enjoy the event in Orlando last year AND have the money to purchase the express pass. If you're not short on cash, I'd highly recommend it. Having visited on a Saturday night, lines were 2 hours or more, basically at a minimum. I was still able to attend every maze before I left for the night.

You also get the benefit of one fast ride on each of a few specific rides, however, during this event, there aren't many people wanting to ride those rides, so you don't get much benefit there as the lines are relatively short regardless.

I'm curious how the Cabin in the Woods maze is at Orlando, this year. That has to be one of my favorite films.