House of Horrors for USFUniversal Orlando: What if this is what's being built instead of transformers?
From Andrew DoughertyI heard that it isn't Transformers coming to USF sadly but instead might be the Hiuse of Horrors. What do u guys think of that?
Posted June 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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From Anita NormanLove it! I think it would be something for everyone and not just for boys which I think Transformers would be. I would be very excited!
Posted June 21, 2012 at 4:15 AM
From Dominick DNope, I'm not keen on the idea. I don't like horror films that much (Jaws aside), and I would of preferred Transformers over this.
Posted June 21, 2012 at 5:01 AM
From Tim OdomThe more I have been thinking on this USO thing, the more I think we are setting ourselves up for disappointment. I would much rather have Transformers, but the location of this space makes me believe that this will probably be a shop or something, not something that make us all geek out in anticipation.
Posted June 21, 2012 at 5:04 AM
To use a line from some 70's movie, I have a bad feeling about this.
From Anita NormanOne of Universals big themes has always been monsters....I think a House of Horrors attraction would tie in nicely with the Monsters Cafe and the Horror Makeup Show. Face it....Universal's monsters will never go out of fashion while other current fads may be just that; fads.
Posted June 21, 2012 at 7:15 AM
From Tyler BellI hope not, unless they make it into some type of dark ride.
Posted June 21, 2012 at 8:03 AM
From James RaoSome sort of classic monsters dark ride (Disney style omni mover) would be a welcomed addition, IMHO. Plus the location next to the Monster Cafe would enhance the experience.
Posted June 21, 2012 at 8:49 AM
From Mark FairleighLove Universal Classic Monsters, so I would be psyched. Not all too familiar with the Hollywood attraction, but an attraction paired with the Monsters restaurant next door would be great. Plus it would fit perfectly with HHN. I still think this is a lot of rushed activity for something as relatively minor as a haunted maze attraction though. My money is still on Transformers.
Posted June 21, 2012 at 9:53 AM
From Skipper AdamI don't think a walk through version is practical. I like the idea, but it would have to be a vast improvement over the one in Hollywood to impress. Doesn't have to be super high tech. Some low tech could be charming, but it can't be as simple as the Hollywood version.
Posted June 22, 2012 at 12:31 PM
From Andrew DoughertyWhy not?
Posted June 22, 2012 at 5:40 PM
From Skipper AdamWith the higher attendance, especially once Potter expansion opens, having a walk through causes lines. A dark ride can have a higher capacity while providing a constant flow as well as making sure the guest are safe and behave. Also illusions and effects don't work as well on a walk through as they do a ride. Also take into consideration the fact that not everyone can walk too well, use stairs or that most people want something to sit down for after waiting in line.
Posted June 22, 2012 at 11:02 PM
From Anita NormanI don't necessarily think that a walk through would be a good idea but they should definitely try going with a ride based on the Universal Monsters. IMO it would be well received and longevity wouldn't be an issue since the monsters are often affiliated with Universal's beginning. Something similar to the Haunted Mansion (only more extreme of course) might be fun!
Posted June 28, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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