Opening night was an improvement over Employee Preview night. Bill and Ted's was the best so far even beats this years The Hanging at Knott's. For me Texas Chainsaw was my favorite. Of the 3 times I went thru it each time I was scared throughout the entire maze especially the "grave digger". The metal door effect was awesome. The dining room scene was too. It seemed the talent had their timing down and even my husband was scared at one point. Silent Hill was great too even though I don't get "the bunny room" at the end. It is a bit of a letdown. The Walking Dead was MUCH better than preview night. Terror Tram this year is my favorite of the Terror Trams. Alice Cooper has a lot of detail and no matter how many times I go thru it there's always so much to look at and take in. La Llorona this year seems better than last year (maybe because at one point I found a monster staring at me thru the dolls waiting on me to turn the corner). House Of Horrors has the best layover of previous years and is just fun.
After having been to both Universal and Knott's this year I find Knott's to have a lead way with some new mazes, talent and overall feel. Universal is good but they need more mazes, new and innovated ones and limit the number of guests. Think that's why Knott's doesn't seem as bad because the park has more to offer.