Tournament quarterfinals: Universal Studios Florida's Halloween Horror Nights vs. Mardi Gras

March 25, 2011, 7:34 AM · It's time for the second quarterfinal in the 2011 Theme Park Insider Tournament: America's Best Theme Park Event. The way the brackets have worked out, this contest is essentially your chance to pick the best special event at Universal Orlando Resort.

Today, we're matching up Universal Studios Florida's Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights XX at Universal Orlando

vs. Universal Studios Florida's Mardi Gras

Universal Studios Florida's Mardi Gras

Fall haunts and scare zones vs. late-winter/spring concerts and scarf zones? Which event is more your style?

Post your thoughts in the comments, and feel free to spread the word on Facebook or Twitter, if you'd like to rally extra votes to your pick. Voting will be open until noon Eastern on Saturday. Then come back Monday morning for our next match-up: an all-Christmas battle between Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

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March 25, 2011 at 2:40 PM · One more reminder for Universal Orlando fans: We're looking for readers to join Team TPI. If you're a frequent Universal Orlando visitor and would like to help other TPI readers by writing about the Universal parks and hotels now and then, follow the link to learn how to apply to join the team.
March 25, 2011 at 7:36 PM · I enjoyed Mardi Gras tonight, but I had to vote for HHN. The Mardi Gras event is so short (around 4 hours) in comparison to HHN and so much more is offered at horror nights (albeit for a fee) that it has to win.

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