Question---Universal in OctoberUniversal Orlando: Rides closed due to Halloween Horror Nights?
From Dawn FrancisHello,
Posted August 16, 2010 at 7:02 PM
My family will be visiting Universal Orlando in October. We will specifically be in both parks on October 3 and 4. I have read reviews in the past that claim rides have been shut down during the day due to the Halloween events going on at night. Is this true? Should my family expect rides to be shut down?
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From Katie WhiteI have been before in October and the rides were not shutdown. They are normally shut down at night during horror nights and opened back up about 30 min later to be shifted into horror houses. And since Horror Nights is at USF, IOA should be fine.
Posted August 16, 2010 at 7:05 PM
From Hermione PotterFear Factor is always closed during horror nights because it's set up as the bill and ted show. Although, I've heard T2 might be used for Bill and Ted this year and Fear Factor for something else so it's possibly 2 shows that will be down and they aren't very good anyway.
Posted August 17, 2010 at 9:18 AM
The other rides may have different queue lines. For example, the Jaws boathouse is always used for a house. So jaws will still be open but the line will skip the boathouse (which, in October, it had better be doing anyway. That's the sign of like a 2 hour wait!).
From Brady AllenWent every year since HHN 15. Posieden was closed that year due to a haunted house inside. since then only Fear Factor has been closed. The rides have been open during HHN. RRR was closed last year at night but they were still ironing the bugs out. See ya Oct. 2nd HHN!!!
Posted August 17, 2010 at 12:15 PM
From Gareth HJust fear factor usually, which is no real loss.
Posted August 19, 2010 at 1:25 PM
Did hear some info on charactors this year for Bill & Ted.
From Domenik JostRides are open during HHN. Only thing that will affect rides is transition times between Universal Studios closing to day park guests and re-opening an hour or so later for Halloween horror nights. Rip Ride Rockit wasn't open last year due to the queue line going underneath the track and that was a safety issue since there are no safety nets. The Fear Factor stage gets used for the Bill and Ted Show and therefore the how has been shut down during that time period. Not that it matters now since more than likely Fear Factor is gone for good now. As for the T2:3D stage for Bill and Ted Rumor. It's a rumor, a bad rumor, there has been a rumor that is a long running joke among HHN fans now that universal was going to put USF under a GIANT tent for HHN. Yeah so any rumors like that fans dismiss as, oh we'll just build a giant tent over the park.
Posted August 19, 2010 at 5:32 PM
Gareth, I know quiet few details about this years Bill and Ted Show too, but I'm not going to release any because one I don't want to ruin it for anybody, secondly I don't want the Creative team mad at me for releasing it, and last but not least I have a friend in the show this year as one of the actors.
From Nick MarkhamWait Domenic, there are still no safety nets over the HRRR queue and it is still perfectly safe and open!
Posted August 19, 2010 at 6:06 PM
From Domenik JostActually yes there is a safety net over the crowd where the crowd surf maneuver is right in front of the station. I don't remember when they put it up but it's been there for a few months already.
Posted August 22, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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