Readers' Opinions

From Anon Mouse on August 7, 2014 at 2:54 PM
$65 is awfully cheap for a special events pass even if it must be combined with the annual pass.
From Jay R. on August 7, 2014 at 3:38 PM
Jacob,

I heard the AVP maze will have different storylines in Hollywood & Orlando. (This might have changed, though)

In Hollywood, the setting will be within a spaceship with the aliens & the predators, so I think that tweet was in reference to the Hollywood maze.

In Orlando, the maze is suppose to focus on a secret Weyland-Yutani corporation bio-weapons facility.

I might try Trapped this year at Knotts, seems like it would be fun.

From Russell Meyer on August 8, 2014 at 10:21 AM
I'm really looking forward to the AVP maze. Those characters can only be pulled off when the makeup and costuming are near perfect, which Universal tends to be really great at. Some local haunts have tried to do Alien and Predator makeups, and they typically just look sloppy, and aren't in well designed sets. I think the AVP maze could be even better than the Walking Dead maze this year.
From Kris V on August 8, 2014 at 2:16 PM
In my opinion, Alien vs. Predator could be hit or miss. I base this on Orlando's attempts with the Thing franchise. The first Thing house was very scenic to walk through, but was low on scares. It also relied on a bunch of puppets. The second Thing house (based on the prequel) was much better when it came to scares. On top of that, it was an improvement over the film it was based on. No doubt, I believe the AVP house will look great, but a great looking house with no scares does not make for fun repeat visits. I bet it will be in one of the "tents" over by MIB.

I wasn't sold on the film trailer for Dracula Untold (it looked like a lame version of the Batman Begins formula for Universal monsters), but that doesn't mean it won't make for a good house. The Wolfman was a great house based on a very boring film.

Does anyone know if the Halloween film house been confirmed yet? If so, that means we're probably only getting 3 original story houses and five IPs. That's the same as last year, but I really wish it could be an even amount, especially if the scarezones are going to be based on IPs as well. I know IPs bring in the money, but man, we have had some awesome original houses over the years and I would hope that the creative team would stretch themselves to continue this.