Hey Thrill Seekers,
Last year I was luckily enough to visit Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 24. If you’re not familiar with HHN, its best described as a living nightmare. Universal go into painstaking detail recreating or creating houses and street experiences to scare the bejesus out of you. Last year I came face to face with Michael Myers, the villain from the Halloween movies!
This year I’m guessing is going to be special. Its Universal’s 25th year of horrors and that sounds like an excellent excuse to up the screams, but what can we expect? Here are my some of the rumours I’ve heard about Universal Halloween Horror Nights 25.
Expanding into 2 parks
Yup thats right, one of the rumours doing the rounds is that Halloween Horror Nights is too big for just one park. Traditional all the houses and street experiences have taken part in Universal Studios but my spies tell me that this year they’ll be opening it up in Islands of Adventure. This in turn will allow them to expand their Walking Dead presence.
The most important part of any Halloween Horror Night are the houses, this year I’ve heard that the following houses are being considered;
- Nightmare on Elm Street
- American Horror Story
- The Walking Dead
- Alfred Hitchcock themed house
- The Strain-Anytime
- Jack the Clown
Universal sent out a questionnaire late last year asking a select bunch of people (including me) to comment on some of these ideas, so they are definitely in consideration.
The street experiences are great, to continue the feeling of being scared there are select areas of Universal Studios devoted to scare zones. As you walk through these scare zones with hundreds of other visitors you can expect all sorts of nasties to jump out at you. For HHN25 we’ve heard these concepts are being considered…
- The Walking Dead
- The Purge
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre
- Horror Parade
One of the highlights of my visit was the Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure a cheeky show aimed at adults. This year Bill & Ted look certain to return along with perhaps a couple of these.
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure
- Horror Rock Band
- Rocky Horror Picture Show
- Penn & Teller Style Magic Show
- Circus Freak Show
Again none of these ideas have been confirmed by Universal and I’m sure they’ll be a few curve balls thrown (see Dracula Untold as a good example) before the official line up is confirmed.
We’ll of course keep you updated here on the blog and let your know as soon as tickets are available to purchase.