Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando 10/25/07

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Friday, October 26, 2007 4:02 AM
Okay so I just got back from Universal's Halloween Horror Nights and had a really good time yet hell of a scary time! This was the second halloween event I've been to this year with Busch Gardens Tampa Hallo scream being my first. All I have to say to Universal is that they did an amazing job! I can see why it's been going on for so long and the crowds keep coming.

I got their a little after 6PM, as I went to try out dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe, which I must say is really good. I had the grilled chicken entree that came with mash potatoes, gravy, and veggies. I'm glad this restaurant is back home in NYC because I will defiantly go their again. AnYways, I got their and walked around a bit being that some areas in the front weren't open. Around 6:20 I walked up to the Dead Silence House and noticed it wasn't open till 6:30 yet their was a huge line for it. The host recommended that we all go to Freddy's House which he said "only had a 5 minute wait". I skipped pass it and went to Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Walkers. He was actually telling the truth!

Freddy's House was a complete nightmare IMO. I thought of him being scary until in every corner, he would pop out and say something that freaked me out! I had one group of girls who begged to hold on to my arm because she was terrified. Me being scared myself didn't make it any better. I think my heart had to be beating like it was on steroids. Universal really captured what it would feel like if you were caught in the movie! 5 Stars!

Next was Psychoscareapy: Home for the Holidays.
This was another house that was very funny, yet creepy. I didn't quite understand it but loved the blood and gore on these zombies, I guess. It was about a 10 minute wait.
3 1/2 Stars.

Quick restroom break and it was on my favorite Indoor Roller Coaster, Revenge of the Mummy. I get a kick out of how guest are unaware of that launch and that last drop. They were running both sides which had my wait last about 5 minutes as a single rider. Later on that evening, I was pretty sure they would need that second side. 5 stars!

The next house was Vampyr Bood Bath. I'm not all that in Vampires and it kind of remind me of After hours: Club Muse at Hallo Scream except Universal's was alot more themed. The wait was about 10 - 15 minutes.
3 1/2 stars.

Right after that, I went to Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Flesh Wounds. This was the the 2nd house that had me take my hood and cover it completely over and my hands holding it tight. Hearing those chainsaws, walking through the basement I saw in the movie, the old man who's handicap bang on the floor, Leatherface chasing behind you, etc. I could go on, but I think you get the point. My wait time ended up being about 15 - 20 minutes.
5 stars.

At this point I was already into another restroom break. The time had to be about 7:30 pm. I was on a steady pace, so I went onto the next house, going clockwise to the right, was Friday: The 13th Camp Blood.

This was the 3rd of the terrible 3 that had me again, holding tightly to my hood and ducking like I was really about to get my turn. Hearing that lady on the bed scream and move jason on top of something like he was getting ready to swoop down was horrifying! their was a moment when a woman touched my shoulder by mistake while Jason came from a corner and I freaked out! lol, I think if their was a camera in this house, I would have gotten the best male scared shot! The wait time for that was 25 minutes.
5 stars

After that, I turned around and walked turnaround and walked towards the the south Street area where I ended up getting stopped by a huge crowd that was for Jack's Carnival of Carnage. I thought this was a great, entertaining show. Jack seems to be a huge celebrity as a matter of fact because I couldn't even get my picture taken with him using my camera. Once this was over, i really had to start moving though crowds as we were all pretty much on top of each other.

They all seemed to be moving towards
The Thing: Assimilation which I ended up getting in line for. Now it was posted that the wait was 45 minutes, but they really keep those lines moving. My wait was about 30 - 35 minutes. I did like the story and thought that the theming was good but I just didn't get scared of this one. When I saw the dog, I did get nervous because I thought something would but it was still a good house.
4/5 stars

Once exiting The Thing, I noticed that Jack's 3D was their but was clocking in on 90 minutes. That was when I noticed something was wrong. I wanted to see the Bill & Ted show because one of my friends said it was really funny and this was around 9PM now. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't parks do something when parks become overcrowd? It took me almost 20 minutes just to make my way to Bill & Ted. I think the park is way too small to host an event this popular. I understand it's a profit thing, but come on. Not only did I miss the the show because it was full, but I couldn't do anything else because the line time was clocking in on everything at 75 - 100 minutes. I was just in shock that this was happening.

10 minutes of thinking of how my time was and what was left to do. I decided to wait it out and do Dead Silence which clocked in at a 75 minute wait. It seem like the lines were moving but they went on forever. I felt like I was in line for Kingda Ka or TTD. Was the house worth the wait...Not really because I was so caught up in how long the line that the fear factor went down. Some of the things I did like was how it was close to the movie as possible. I loved how the dolls turned when someone entered the room, how Mary Shaw first comes out the funeral home, and how the room gets dead silence and all of a sudden, she's there and everyone runs like hell! If the wait was short I would have like it more.
4 stars

Since I missed Bill & Ted again, waiting for Dead Silence. I went to get just a pizza to eat. I walked through the mummy area, where the clowns are and through the Earthquake area with the guys who have chainsaws. It's funny how guests bug out hearing those chainsaws near them or clowns honking horns/screaming. lol, classic moments!

Finally, It was on to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and I'd have to say that it was the best Theme Park show I've seen thus far. I didn't know it last 30 minutes but it was worth it. Those jokes and skits were very funny. I never knew just how funny "It's Britney Bitch" or "Leave Britney Alone" etc. would be. I heard stories of parents highly upset that such language would be used, but they do state that it's geared towards an adult audience. You can't blame that on them.

Bill & Ted was a great way to end the night and I'm glad I didn't give my ticket away. My only problem was that the park was just too overcrowded, leading to certain areas not being cleaned and line time being ridiculously long, which I do understand. I think Universal was trying to go all out this year and the turn out was successful; maybe a little too successful, lol. I did pretty good though considering I got their a little after 6 and leaving at 12, riding 7 out of 8 houses. I was hoping I could ride the mummy again but the main entrance had a 80 minutes wait, around 9:15 pm, and the single rider line long. Still had a blast. My souvenir was a black/red light up hat and a matching boa, super!j/k j/k Thanks for reading this trip report and have a good day!

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