Islands of Adventure to host Halloween Horror Nights this fall

Posted Thursday, June 13, 2002 4:44 AM | Contributed by dankding

Universal Studios' annual Halloween Horror Nights is moving to a newer and bigger venue this fall: Islands of Adventure. The park has had great success for the event, with attendance surpassing daytime admissions in some cases. It was wildly popular even last year after 9/11.

Read more from the Orlando Sentinel.

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Thursday, June 13, 2002 6:01 AM
As far as I'm concerned, this is a must-attend event. Past Halloween Horror Nights at Universal have been amazing... Amazingly scary that is. Having Islands host the event I feel is a perfect move, because as they state in the article, there are so many more "nooks and crannies" for monsters to hide in, and as everyone knows, its just better park... The real question now is, what rides will remain open into the night? I'm just hoping for Dueling Dragon's with all the lights off. :)

I'd Rather Be Riding Roller Coasters
*** This post was edited by FloridaCoasterRider on 6/13/2002. ***

Thursday, June 13, 2002 7:12 AM
rollergator's avatar Fire at nite! Pyrrhock and I are on a first-name basis......;)
Thursday, June 13, 2002 8:28 AM
AWESOME! I am so excited!

I love theme parks' Halloween events as much as coasters. Universal's event was intensely scary when I first attended in '96. Now, their event is merely blood curdling. Hopefully, this move to IOA will ratchet up the scares.

Regarding which rides will be open, I think all of the adult rides will be. It wouldn't look very good to have the guests walking around state-of-the-art thrill rides that are closed, would it? :-) *** This post was edited by Anastasia BeaverHausen on 6/13/2002. ***

Thursday, June 13, 2002 9:06 AM
As if the queue in Dueling Dragons isn't scary enough, you'll have to worry about somebody popping out.
Thursday, June 13, 2002 10:13 AM
Yea, I remember someone commenting that they should make the Dueling Dragon's queue line a haunted house. Oooooooo
Thursday, June 13, 2002 11:44 AM

That queue to me is already scary enough....But If you do make it even more scary they should make it a Medieval Times Haunted house.

Thursday, June 13, 2002 12:51 PM
Heres the press release.

[There's no need to post here what's already on the Internet... it wastes bandwidth and disk space. -J]
*** This post was edited by Jeff on 6/14/2002. ***

Thursday, June 13, 2002 4:32 PM

Wow. Talk about getting my attention. This event has SO much potential!

Could Knotts Scary Farm finally have some competition??

Just wondering, but the majority of Florida park attendance comes from out of town tourists rather than locals? Do you think that this event will draw the locals more than tourists?

Friday, June 14, 2002 4:06 AM

Hockeyman~ Thanks for the press release.

CoasterFanMatt~ I'm such a Halloween addict that I travel to Knotts Scary Farm every year. I'll let you know how it compares to the Islands. :-)

Regarding the market for the event, I think it's mostly Floridians who attend. But I'm sure someone who works for the industry could say for sure.

Wednesday, October 16, 2002 11:00 AM
HHN XII Takes its all this year with the scariest haunted house i have ever experienced...



this is not an ordinary haunted house... this has some serious scares... alot of people came out this house with fear in their eyes and i didn't know why until i walk into this terrifying house... Dr. Caine is terrifying especially in my favorite scare... One tip walk slowly... You will see why this house is so serious... I dare you, walk slowly.... I dont suggest to take smaller kids into this one its pretty bad...Bad as in scary... I saw a few little ones coming out crying so dont put the little through this one... Maxium carnage and project evilution is alright for the little one to not too little... i didnt get to do scary tales or fear factor... Line will be 2+ hours good luck... Park is terrifying very well done...

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