Ok so I made a little trip to the UO resort today, to get some photo updates fon Halloween Horror Nights XX... and it is looking it will be an epic time. So first with the Halloween Horror Night Pictures
Big Screen... set up
Muerto... it means death
This will look wicked cool with black lights
Clearly intended to scare! lol
Just hanging around
I really love this artwork
yessss.... can't wait
I can't wait..I really can't wait.
Ok so just sooooo much detail this year.
This scare zone is going to ROCK!
So it appears that each of the old Icons from HHN is getting it's own "set" this totally made me geek out!
The Story Teller?
I photographed this area last week... nothing has changed
Pumpkins, Pumpkins everywhere...
This pumpkin was carved to look like Jack. I was trying to find the other icons carved into pumpkins...
Short rant. If you haven't seen Bill and Ted's at HHN, the you MUST stop what you are doing and plan a trip to the Universal Orlando Resort for Halloween Horror Nights. This is the years last show (rumored) and if it is, you must catch it before it becomes part of "yester-studios"
Zombie Gras theming so far the lightest. I am not sure if it is just light or if they haven't finished yet.
This is going to be one scary scare zone!
Waiting for HHN is torture!
he he he
Shore rant: I went to IOA really ONLY to get Butter Beer. After seeing the lines for Butter Beer, here (bothsides) and inside 3 broomsticks, and near FJ... I LOVE Butter Beer, but I will not wait 15+ minutes to buy it. I am really excited to see how much guest spending is up at Universal. KUDOS!!!!
Today FJ Journeys line was 30 mins to 70 mins depending on time of day etc. Today did not feel like mid September.
Ok now on to some fun looks at some Abandoned buildings at UO. Backstory...
Back before Islands of Adventure and the complete resort area there was a Hard Rock Cafe that had a private entrance into the park. This Hard Rock Cafe from the sky was shaped like a Guitar.
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Well when they built the resort area they sandwiched this building between the HardRock Hotel and the Kid Zone at Universal Studios.
(Google Map of it's location)
So I decided to stroll over there and see how it is doing.
These planters carefully mask the entrance to the old HardRock Cafe
The tip top
This just made me giggle
This also made me giggle
Universal's Duffy Bear
Ok now the super duper secret pictures..... For YEARS I have wanted to explore the Triceratops Encounter. For those of you not familiar, watch this 6 min shakey home video of this cute experience
YouTube - Jurassic Park Triceratops Encounter | Islands of Adventure
Soooo long story short I played "Russian Tourist" where I stumbled into this restricted area and did not speak english (feel free to flame me all you want, but enjoy the few photos I got)
Part of the Queue
Good theming, bad camera
So much cool old equipment
The abandoness of it made it REALLY feel like Jurassic Park
All in all it was in really good condition, and seems like it has received maintenance. There have been rumors that this will make a return, and there was construction equipment around so I wouldn't be surprised if by next spring we saw something happen (but this is pure speculation based on no information just what I observed).
This is all!