Halloween Horror Nights 21Universal Orlando: I'm getting pumped up for my annual trip to Universal Orlando and Halloween Horror Nights and I hadn't noticed any love on the site so far for this years event!
From Eric GI have been going to Halloween Horror Nights for the past 7 years and I can't wait to make trip number 8. I have been ridiculously addicted to the HHN website and the games of chance that are included in the site. It appears that Universal is playing off the fact that this year is the 21st year they have been running the event and have themed it to gambling/games of chance. I was wondering if anyone else has been playing these games and if they are planning on attending the event. If you have never been, I truly recommend the trip. Universal is the standard to which I hold all other Halloween related attractions. I can't wait to hear back from you all!!
Posted August 15, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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From Colton McLaughlinI've played ( and beat ) all the games. I am excited for this year; it seems like it's going to be a totally new experience.
Posted August 15, 2011 at 2:33 PM
I will be there at least once, I'm just not sure when yet.
From Orrin CarstarphenHotel reservations are already made. Cant wait.
Posted August 15, 2011 at 6:21 PM
From Mark FairleighTotally psyched for our 13th HHN run!!! Haven't played the game yet...need to check it out pronto.
Posted August 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM
From Anthony MurphyDon't worry, it will be covered pretty fully!
Posted August 15, 2011 at 8:33 PM
From Eric GOh I have NO doubt that Robert and the team at TPI will be fully covering the event, I just am starting to get that itch since I can see my trip on the horizon and I needed a place to get it off my chest - haha. I have beat all the games so far and I'm waiting for them to update again so I can add to my house of cards!!
Posted August 16, 2011 at 5:01 AM
From Brady AllenOct. 1st 45 days 5hrs. 43 min. 08sec till my plane takes off
Posted August 16, 2011 at 11:12 AM
From Eric GI'm gonna be down there from October 17-24. I cannot wait! Universal should be officially opening the site with the house descriptions in the next few weeks!!
Posted August 16, 2011 at 11:51 AM
From Bob LiebeI'm going to Universal from 9/20/11 to 9/27/11. The opening weekeng of HHN 21 will be during that time. I'm going to be taking my 11 year old nephew and was wondering if HHN would be to scary for him. I've never been to HHN but I'd really love to try it if my nephew could go. He's pretty fearless. He often shows me up on thrill rides. Any feedback would be appreciated!!! :)
Posted August 16, 2011 at 4:43 PM
From Eric GBob - the event is pretty intense and Universal has a warning on their website that it may be too intense for people under 13. Having said that, if your nephew is fearless and enjoys a good scare then he should be ok. I have seen plenty of kids his age and younger enjoying themselves over the years. If he is mature enough to know it's all fake than he should do just fine. I hope that helps. I'd be happy to give any additional advice or answer any questions you would have. Feel free to ask!
Posted August 16, 2011 at 6:07 PM
From Bob LiebeThanks for the info Eric! I think I'll play it by ear and see how my nephew handles the first few days at the parks. Does anyone know if there is still a haunted house in Old Town? Maybe we could go there to see how reacts to it first. He is great with thrill rides but I have no idea with about a haunted house. He loves Halloween and scary stuff, but who knows!?
Posted August 19, 2011 at 9:44 PM
From Colton McLaughlinTwo images of the icon have been released. One was by "accident" at Burger Kings across Florida, and the other is supposedly a screenshot of the commercial, which was given by anonymous inside source. She looks like she has the potential to be an insidious and sadistic icon.
Posted August 26, 2011 at 11:17 AM
From Thomas CrainCommercial leaked on Youtube. Lady Luck feels like a female Jack.
Posted August 26, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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