A Scaredy cat goes to Halloween Horror Nights

| September 30, 2008 | 6 Replies

I had the opportunity to attend Universal Studios, Orlando  FL.  Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) last Friday. First a little history, I have spent years avoiding anything scary. I figure I have had enough scary things happen in my life that I didn’t need to pay money to be scared. But I can be persuaded to try something new every now and then.

I met Will and Corey outside of Universal Studios. I thought I was going to be late because the lines of cars trying to get into the park were very long. Be prepared that the parking charges are higher for Horror Nights.

The first thing you notice is the fog everywhere. It’s hard to believe this is the same park in the dark. We started down the Path of the Wicked where there were plenty of aliens and creatures. The Wicked Witch of the West was on top of a building taunting the crowd below. I told Corey and Will I didn’t think I wanted to do the haunted houses so we decided to just walk through the six scare zones.

This is Will taking video.

This is Corey.

I kept reminding myself that these were just scareactors enjoying themselves as I walked through the scare zones. I didn’t have anyone jump out in front of me so I didn’t do any screaming. It was fun watching the people that were surprised.

We just kept missing the shows. They did seem very popular. I would suggest if you are going to HHN to visit their website and do a little reading to know when the shows are and the story behind each haunted house. The map is very hard to see in the dark. The lines were long for the Haunted houses so you might want to think about purchasing the HHN Express pass. It allows you to scream past the regular line at the Haunted houses.

I think my favorite part of the event was the people with chainsaws in front of the Disaster attraction. There were plenty of screamers there. When we were in Fractured Tales one of the characters wanted to eat my head. I told him to go right ahead. Corey got a picture. The lady in the glass coffin with the rats was also fun to view.

My only negative is the amount of drinking that goes on in the park. There were drink stations it seemed every 50 yards. They had stands selling blood shots in between them. As the evening went on there were a lot of drunks staggering around. I would leave the kids at home for this one.

So I found out that I could handle Halloween Horror Nights. Maybe next time I will try the haunted houses.

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