House of Horrors for USF
What if this is what's being built instead of transformers?
I 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?
Love 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!
Nope, 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.
From Tim Odom
Posted June 21, 2012 at 5:04 AM
The 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.
To use a line from some 70's movie, I have a bad feeling about this.
One 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.
I hope not, unless they make it into some type of dark ride.
From James Rao
Posted June 21, 2012 at 8:49 AM
Some 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.
Love 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.
I 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.
With 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.
I 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!
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