It is Haunt season yet again and Universal is coming out strong with their cherished yearly event, Halloween Horror Nights (HHN)! This year brings Evil Dead to HHN finally along with other franchises such as Insidious, Walking Dead and Cabin in the Woods, among others. Now, the event occurs in both Universal theme parks here in the USA, one at Hollywood, CA and another at Orlando, FL. These two events are under separate direction, with John Murdy overseeing Hollywood's event, and Michael Aiello directing Orlando's event. What I would like to know is, which Haunt is better? Being under different direction and with extremely different resources, which comes out on top for you and why? Now, most people, like myself, do not have the luxury of attending both events. In such case, what makes your event special and more entertaining and in what areas does yours lack? I now for a fact that Hollywood has been sparse on space and has two levels of theme park to accommodate, but they do have the coveted Terror Tram and original makeup design which remains unmatched. On the other hand however, Orlando possesses more venue space to accommodate prop and set design while also hosting the Rocky Horror Picture Show this year. Maybe the fear factor is most important to you, or perhaps simply the realistic sets and actors take center stage. Either way, both parks offer amazing events which thrill people of all types and continues to do so year after year. So, I will leave the discussion up to you, which Haunt do you think is better and why?
In order to help guide your answers or jog your memories, below are some videos and reports on this year's Haunts. Please beware of some vulgar images and SPOILERS! Either way, please feel free contribute to the conversation!
Hollywood summary video: Halloween Horror Nights 2013 at Universal Studios Hollywood - YouTube
Orlando in-depth review with videos:Halloween Horror Nights 2013 house-by-house review and tips as Universal Orlando unveils impressive scale in gory detail | Inside the Magic
Official HHN websites:Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios