Harry Potter Halloween for muggles?

Universal Orlando: To compete with Disney's Halloween event for kids?

From duncan henny
Posted June 21, 2010 at 7:42 AM
i know this is early but.... do you think universal should start a halloween event at islands of adventure to rival disney's not so scary halloween event for the younger theme park guests having harry potter could make this a good idea what do you think?

From Hermione Potter
Posted June 21, 2010 at 8:34 AM
The only reason I don't see this working is that Universal already has the terrifying Halloween Horror Nights at Studios which comes complete with guests who know that it's okay to yell and curse and stumble drunkenly through the scare zones because it's an adult event. If they only acted this way inside the gates of studios, fine, but we all know they don't. They start drinking in Citywalk in transit to the event and keep drinking on the way out. I have to believe this would be a negative to the parents who would have to shuttle their children through Citywalk into Islands.

Although I've seen some parents bring their young kids into horror nights and force them through the houses so who knows?

From Robert Niles
Posted June 22, 2010 at 9:59 AM
I think this could work brilliantly as a day-time overlay of the area - as an alternative to HHN in the evening.

That said, I don't think Universal would need to, or even should try to, pull this off this year. But next year it could really help invigorate the area during Halloween. It's just such a natural fit.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted June 22, 2010 at 4:31 PM
And by that time, I believe both halves of the Deathly Hallows movie will have been released, and they could tie a Halloween event in with that. I agree with Robert...good idea, they should do it...but not this year.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted June 23, 2010 at 7:25 AM
Its a great fit, but I still see Harry Potter being for a bit older kids anyway.

I like they Halloween dynamics now with Disney offering a fun event and Universal offering a scary event! Everybody wins!

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