Ya I read that too. Would I spend $500 for the day and night with VIP experience? Honestly NO way. I might get the front of the line pass but that would be the maximum I'd spend. I really don't in my opinion think its worth it to spend that much money.
I really wish Universal would think a little like Knott's. The more mazes and shows and attractions open the less crowds all in one spot. Plus I HATE going thru a maze in a conga line. I've been to quite a few attractions where it is just the group I'm I'm going thru a maze and you do NOT see anyone else plus they are on par or even better than Universal. So much so one actually made me cry with the scariness factor. If Universal had more offerings and lowered the capacity (I'd gladly pay more with less crowds). I wouldn't think twice about going.
Heck even looking forward to Knott's VIP maze which is an up charge. They're keeping details hush hush so I guess we will know how good or bad it is come Sept 21st.
Im heading into this years Halloween events with an open mind. The past few years Universal has come out on top for me maybe because it's a movie studio and their Horror Nights have surpassed Knott's even but this year I'm beginning to wonder.