The thing with "No New Mazes" is eventually you are going to run out of ideas/intellectual property to draw from. I mean most horror movies these days are either remakes, rehashes or not scary because they just try and torture and gross you out.
The other fact is, Universal pays WAY too much money to use things like Rob Zombie, Saw, Alice Cooper only once.
While I don't think mazes need to last as long as some Haunt Mazes, I think 2-3 seasons is probably enough.
Or even maybe have a new maze, take a couple of years off and then bring it back after 3-4 years.
There are certainly some older Haunt mazes I'd LOVE to see brought back (Malice in Wunderland/Terrorvision as examples) and I'd LOVE to see the Halloween maze again at HHN.
I don't know the landscape of the area, but can they put 2 or 3 mazes along the Tram's route?
I've noticed the maze area on the tram area near the Bates Motel was taken down. Was it the congestion, noise complaints from neighbors, or was it just not working?
While I thought it was somewhat bare, it did help to increase the length of the route.
I noticed that last week as well. It either was removed for the reasons you stated or is being taken down after the last HHN night of the week and put back up before the the next HHN night to preserve the photo op.
^It was taken down after opening weekend because of crowd control.
That personally sounds like a great idea to me and definitely could be pulled off but I can already see them saying no without much thought being put into it.
In all actuality, they should just take out the WOTW set (seriously, it's just a bunch of debris. Only the plane and the cut in half houses are impressive... everything in between though is just junk). Doing that would open up a HUGE field where you could house 4 or 5 GIANT under-the-tent mazes, probably the size of the T2 queue. It would almost be like a little carnival setting - - have vendors, porter potties and such for those who stay down there quite a while. Give people a 2 hour maximum (with help of a wristband before boarding the Terror Tram or something) since lines should be fairly short since capacity control can be handled FIRST HAND.
It would be ofcourse accessed after the Terror Tram and you can reboard the tram to go back up to the park.
However, the entire area will be gone and some condos will move in some time soon anyway and the Terror Tram will be forced to move (if the plan is still in effect).
^yes the mazes are quite detailed but the Talent at Knotts to me anyway this year was much better......there were more people in the mazes....and less people at the parks meaning not just one long line going through mazes.
Its hard to be scared when the person in front of you just got jumped at......plus Universal also has the lights on too much to not see a lot of the actors. This is one of the reasons I also like the Tram because its outside and more places in the dark to hide.
Another good theme for the terror tram?
And I was thinking,there have been alot of horror genre tv shows (The Walking Dead,American Horror Story,etc).Could this be the start of tv themed houses?
American Horror Story
the walking dead