Last night my husband and I went to Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights for a third time. We had Front of the Line passes. Again last night was SOLD out and you definitely needed those passes to see/do everything without rushing. We did NOT do the Simpsons nor see Bill and Ted's since we manage to see it on Employee Preview night. I will start off by saying last night was the BEST of all 3 visits. The scare zones were right on as we just walked and stood in each one, the mazes and just everything in general.
We decided to head downstairs with unite a few others extra early BUT that proved more difficult. When the park closes at 6pm they really need to do the park swe MUCH faster. Another park closes even earlier and their park sweep is done so
that they are ready to go long before the event. I am definitely doing the survey this year with that suggestion. I don't see why the park can't close at 5pm on Horror Nights. Anyways we headed downstairs by 6:45pm the only thing opened was Transformers. We stood around until the event started and didn't need to use our passes walked into Silent Hill (first victims).
Silent Hill: not sure but this maze just keeps getting better and better. Not sure if it was the energy of the scareactors ready to go on their victims or what. I never saw one movie nor played the video games yet this has become one of my favorite mazes. There's one room where the scareactor don't want to give it away but uses something properly to really make you try to avoid anywhere near them. We did this maze twice. 10/10
Next up Texas Chainsaw Massacre: I LOVE LOVE this maze. I was so hesitant to go in here on preview night because of my feared Leatherface. Again we just walked in so we didn't use our passes. I give kudos to the scareactors for use of a couple rooms and mixing it up instead of using their props waiting for their victims. Plus the dining room scene, gas station and graveyard get me every single time. 10/10
We rode Revenge of the Mummy, Jurrasic Park in the Dark with (summer splash still on) and Transformers before going back thru the mazes a second time using our passes. By now it was close to 8pm and both mazes had about a 35 minute wait by this point. After the mazes we took a break to grab some food.
We headed up to the upper lot. Now by this time it was 9pm and glancing at the wait time board we knew our passes would come in handy. We headed for Terror Tram.
Terror Tram The Walking Dead: my favorite Terror Tram of all Horro Nights. It seems all the previous years Terror Tram just didn't cut it for me. This year however Terror Tram exceeded expectations. I guess partly because it's tied into The Walkimg Dead. It was pitch black outside making it much more eerie and not knowing when where you'd come across the path of a "walker". The ony drawback is they need to keep people moving. The majority were taking yes "flash pictures" and video. I mean come on people do you have to document everything? There was a couple who stopped in front of us to take pictures or video and I said something to the employees helping keep the line moving and they immediately made them continue on. One of the "walkers" in War of The World's set thought it would be funny to try to actually pull my Duffy out of my hands. Luckily I had a death grip on him. I just wish the tram wasn't a tie in to the series and had more of a storyline with what we were actually going to experience. The "camping scene" and a couple others before you reach the Psycho House were completely dark. That was a bummer. 10/10
After Terror Tram it was time to walk around the scare zones.
Witches: we would stop to take NOM flash pictures of the decorations and out of nowhere a witch or monster would come from behind completely freaking me out.
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Toys: same thing in this scare zone. I love the detail. The flashing TOYS sign with some light up jack o lanterns in the window just brilliant. Again stopped to take some non flash pictures and toys monsters would come and scare me from behind.
Klownz: I do enjoy watching the clowns do their job of scaring park guests.
Ok next up was La LLorona: out of all the mazes the previous visits I did enjoy this maze even though it's a repeat of last year with some a lot of changes. Anyways last night this maze was in my top mazes. I was getting nailed left and right by just about everything in this maze. I started to panic because the line came to a dead stop for awhile once again I just wanted to keep moving but couldn't. I was screaming so much i madethe girls behind us laugh.I live the additions to this maze this year.10/10
House of Horros Monster Remix: I don't like this haunted house in regular park hours and for Horror Nights this is no exception. The addition of monsters really doing their job, music, lights and set pieces it does something to this maze. Previous years the overlay made no sense. It just didn't work. However this year I felt that the theme was a good choice. 8/10
The Walking Dead: this maze was one of my favorites last night. The "walkers" had the timing down. There is so much to take in and for the first time last night it seemed I was just captivated by the tiniest details. I give kudos to one "walker" in particular. He came up to me and said "where are you going? I want to eat your brains." then others just seemed to come at me out of nowhere. I did think the one section of the maze they had the timing down and were really working it the way it should have been during preview night. 10/10
Last maze of the night Alice Cooper Goes To Hell 3-D: no real scares in this maze. I really felt like it was weak out of all the other mazes. Don't get me wrong there us plenty of details maybe that's why I like it because there is just so much to see. It's a great maze just the timing needs to be worked on to get it to where the others are. For the first time last night I nearly stopped to take in Dante's Inferno because it definitely is impressive. There's so,etching about babies that's just evil so to add babies to this maze just brilliant. 8/10
Sadly last night was the last time for us at Horror Nights this year. We were done and left the park about 11:45 pm. We have some new Halloween events to experience and yes I will be reviewing them on here. First up tonight Paranoia at the Santa Momica Place.