HHN Orlando Spoiler Free Review of the houses!

After a brief hiatus and a fun weekend vacation to check out opening weekend and going a third time last Saturday, I feel like I am ready to tackle a spoiler-free review of Halloween Horror Nights Orlando or HHN29. I missed a few announcements, but I cannot wait to get into it so lets start with this.

This year, I feel there is a large variety of stories and opportunities for everyone to enjoy it. The line up is very strong on the originals side and has some great IP’s to draw the crowd in. While I will not rank them yet until the end of the season, I want to break each house down for you and show how different they all are. I am going to go down the list in order of how I typically would go through the houses.

First stop is Graveyard games. The story deals with modern day teens messing with a local graveyard and they end up getting attacked by the ghosts. If you follow the Halloween Horror Nights messenger, you definitely get more out of the house as it ties the whole story together, but it is fun either way! I love the scares and traditional haunt vibe mixed with some modern day technology which does not take away from it if you do not want to follow along. Overall, a very strong house.

Universal Monsters is just amazing. In this house, you go into the layers of the Universal Classic monsters and some you did not even think you would see. The effects in this house are so much fun and a lot of the scenes are just beautiful. One of my faves is phantom in this personally, but the mummy gets a lot of likes too. This is definitely an awesome house that puts all of the monsters together very well and gives them a fresh look.

Nightengales: Blood Pit is a continuation of a Horror Nights original Nightengales, but in ancient Rome. This house has an awesome facade and has a lot of gore as the name implies. It delivers on the gladiator theme and a has a couple of cool effects but I would still say the original Nightengales: Blood Prey in 21 was a bit more fun. I love this house for what it is though and I enjoy it every time.

Depths of Fear is you in a submarine being attacked by fish creatures and the submarine you are in is going to explode as you are trying to be evacuated in escape pods. It also has some cool effects in a few rooms with screens and a couple of cool rooms, but the fish people are funny to me. I can see where people like this house, but I cannot take the creatures seriously and if the timing is wrong I feel like you miss out on a lot.

House of 1000 Corpses based on the Rob Zombie movie from 2003. I have to say that this house ties enough of the movie into it and it is a great house. While I enjoy the movie, I have heard people who do not like the movie and think it is too gory have still enjoyed the house. It has every scene from the movie you want and everyone’s favorite clown Captain Spaulding. This is the fun house to me and I love the music as you walk through as well.

Stranger Things is here for its second round and it has seasons 2 and 3 in it. While I enjoyed seeing some of the scenes from both seasons, I felt a stronger presence of season 2 and most of it was effects and not enough scareactors. I think the scenes were fun and that it must be tough to get people who look young enough and can work this event so I can understand why it is set up how it is. I wish they had not combined both seasons because I believe that could’ve helped it but the new things they try for this property are fun to watch but that each run through has gotten better.

US was a house that I am most surprised about for me. I did not have high expectations for it walking in but ended up enjoying it. I love how they utilize music and scenes from the movie to coordinate the scares and it was fun. I love the final room of this house and how creepy it is and I would say that its gotten better each run through as well the more I see.

Yeti: Terror of the Yukon is just fun and horror all mixed into one. The huge yetis and townspeople throughout this house are awesome and I believe the facade is cool as well, literally and figuratively. You can see the effort put into this house and the effects and scares are awesome.

Ghostbusters was the most anticipated house this year I would say if you are looking for the movie in this house, it won’t disappoint. It has all the scenes you want and all of the characters, and one cool room with an interaction with a certain receptionist that’s fun. I loved the beauty of this house and all of the scenes and the detail they put into it. The house brings me right in like I am going through it with the guys and my proton pack is on and ready to go.

Final stop is Killer Klownz from Outer Space. This is another intellectual property that was at Halloween Horror Nights last year as a scare zone and it is even better as a house. While I do not get any scares in this one myself, I love all of the smells and buttons you can push throughout that trigger things. It also shows and gives everything from the movie that you would want. If you are a fan of the franchise, you will enjoy going through this house and the facade is a cool photo op so don’t forget to check that out.

Well for tonight that is going to wrap things up. Tomorrow I will discuss scare zones and the shows and break down food and drink as well. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts and hopefully I did not spoil anything for you. Thanks for reading and until next time, see you in the fog!

Halloween Horror Nights update: Final Houses

As the clock strikes closer to the witching hour, Halloween Horror Nights Orlando made some announcements to give us a final taste of what is in store over the past week. They gave us the final three houses and all of the scare zones, and in this review I will talk about the houses. Personally, I am excited for two of these final house announcements and the third I know they will do a good job with and will bring in the crowds because it was so popular. I will dive right in and tell you all about US, Graveyard Games and House of 1000 Corpses.

So after having such a positive review in theaters this past year, Jordan Peele and Universal paired up and gave us, well, US. According to the review, in this house you will walk through the Wilson family beach house and Santa Cruz Pier “where you might spot a familiar character outside of the Fun House.” Rumors seem to be going towards The Lost Boys which was famously set at the Santa Cruz Pier or it could everyone’s favorite clown Jack, and personally I would love either one. We will also go through the tunnels that are apparently below America and come face-to-face with “The Tethered” who are doppelgängers of every living person.

The concept will be as if you are in the footsteps of Adelaide Wilson when she meets and deals with her tethered double, Red. After that you will be transported to modern-day and we will see “The Tethered” come up and try to kill their look-alike from above ground. Overall, I am hoping that this will be a good house but since I had low expectations and experiences with this movie, I will wait until I see it.

Next up we go to another original IP to play some games. In the Ascension Parish Cemetery we will end up seeing the aftermath of two teens who were disrespecting the dead and they are mad and seeking revenge. As we walk through the cemetery we will be going through mausoleums and decaying piles of coffins and we will see ghosts of every shape and style. By the end of this house, they say you will learn not to mess with graveyards anymore.

One cool feature of this is house though will be the social media aspect before you enter the haunted house. With Facebook messenger you can talk with a few of the local teens and storytellers of the town by having it opened to the Halloween Horror Nights page. You’ll learn the history and background of the story through this feature which will definitely be cool. I think this extra feature will be cool and it has been a while since they have done a graveyard so having that vibe back will be awesome.

Last but not least, Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses was announced. We will apparently be able to come face to face with the firefly family and their home of horrors. We will get to be victims of Dr. Satan this go around and as if that is not enough, we will get to go through Captain Spaulding’s Museum of Monsters and Madmen. pay attention though to his newest addition which is a certain fish boy we know and love! Of course, according to them that is if we survive all of this and make it to the end. While it might the least detail from the three I have discussed tonight, I remember watching this movie as a child and being terrified. I cannot wait to see how they portray this and I am excited to get to go through some of Rob Zombie’s most twisted thoughts that he put on screen.

So after tonight, we finally have all of the houses. Starting September 6th we will get to see all of these fun and scary mazes. Make sure to get your tickets before it it sold out at https://orlando.halloweenhorrornights.com/site/hhn/products/event-tickets and make sure to come find me opening night!

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed. Comment below and tell me what house you are looking forward to the most this year! Until next time, see you at the parks!

Passhole Announcements!

These past couple of weeks have had a few announcements and updates. Although I have been writing about Halloween Horror Nights and going on Motorbike Adventures, I have not missed them. Lets take a look at the parks and see whats been going on.

At Busch Gardens, they have made some announcements towards their Halloween event Howl-o-Scream. The event is running from September 20th until November 2nd and they have a ticket promotion going on until 07/21. Depending on group rates, single night or multi-night you can find a ticket ranging from $24-$59. This is very exciting and new and although there were rumors of free entry with a park ticket had circled around, this is still a very reasonable price and I cannot wait to go. Right now they have only announced two repeat houses “The Black Spot” and “Simon’s Slaughterhouse” but stay tuned as they announce more.

In the house of mouse, Disney has a lot going on too. Magic Kingdom is celebrating its 64th anniversary and the construction for Tron is going up fast. We also have announcements for when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open the second installment in the lands in California and Florida. Rise of the Resistance will open in Hollywood Studios in Florida on December 5th 2019 and in Disneyland in California on January 17th 2020. So while California got the whole land first, Florida will get the second installment first which seems fair. Overall it is an exciting time there too.

Last but not least, Universal has had some openings as well as their Halloween Horror Nights announcements. The first installment of the Endless Summer Resort called “Surfside Inn and Suites” is now open and has been getting good reviews for a value hotel. They also had a restaurant open in CityWalk as well. Bigfire American Fare is now where Emeril’s used to be and it has also opened to good reviews and I cannot wait to try it.

So as you can see there is quite a lot to do and explore in the parks and a lot of things coming up as well. Stay tuned here for more updates and reviews as I venture around the parks and try new things.

So that’s it for now folks. Thanks for reading and feel free to like and comment below. Let me know what you are looking forward too most or where you have gone that’s new and enjoyed! Until next time, see you at the parks!