Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

P. 1326: Race Through New York Grand Opening Event!
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 4 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
I'd like to buy a vowel!
User avatar
 
Posts: 3060
Joined: 26 May 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Gender: Male
Age: 31

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby KBrylczyk » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:26 am

I know she's insane and all that, but Chance is hot.

Also I'm sad I won't get to make it to HHN again this year. It's been so long since I've been to Orlando's version. Instead I'll be doing the Philly area events which, while still fun and have tons of scares, aren't nearly as detailed and immersive.
Image

I Guess Donkeys Are Okay
 
Posts: 4
Joined: 12 Jun 2005
Location: Philadelphia
Gender: Male

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby DarkOne » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:51 am

Anyone interested in join a small group for a private RIP tour of HHN on Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 pm?

My wife and I have the tour booked, and we have two people that are joining us. We're looking for 2-6 more people to share the costs and the expertise of a private tour guide. This means you will get front of the line access to each house, as many times as we can do it!!

This will be our fifth HHN. Two years ago, we did a public RIP tour, and had such a great experience, that we decided to up the ante with a private tour.

The private tour starts about 6:30 and ends when the park closes. The private tour is limited to 10 people and gets front of the line to all houses all night.

The details:

* Private RIP tour booked for Thursday, September 29, 6:15 PM.
* Tour guide will be with us until the park closes (1:00 AM) except for a 30-minute break.
* We will create the touring plan with the tour guide.
* Our plan is to tour each house at least twice. There are 2 casts for each house, and we'd like to see each one. We do not plan to use the tour guide for any rides (we can do that during the day...)
* We will have VIP seating for Bill & Ted.
* We will see the Scare Zones as time permits

We are looking for a minimum of 2 more people to join us to make it worthwhile. With 6 people, the cost will be $355 per person. If we get the full 10 people, the costs drops to $213 per person. If we don't get at least 6 people, we will cancel the private tour.

Please PM me with any questions. Look forward to meeting you.

Steve in Philly

TPR's Hairstylist to the Stars!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1646
Joined: 15 Oct 2006
Location: On the wagon...
Gender: Male
Age: 33

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby piers » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:23 pm

HHN is my favourite thing in the world!

I wrote the book about donkeys!
 
Posts: 430
Joined: 18 Mar 2014
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby OrlandoGuy » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:43 pm

KBrylczyk wrote:I know she's insane and all that, but Chance is hot.


I guess...if youre into chubby chicks ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

This year didn't quite do it for me. Little cohesion. Houses all good but not *great*. In my opinion, 24 was the best of all the "new era of darkness" years with Halloween being one of the greatest houses of all time. Still, nothing holds a candle to everything pre-2010.

Site Admin
User avatar
 
Posts: 31863
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Location: Swimming in the Ocean
Gender: Female
Age: 36

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:57 am

OrlandoGuy wrote:Still, nothing holds a candle to everything pre-2010.


I completely agree, but I think we live in a different world now and will never see events like those again. :(

I've gone pantless!
User avatar
 
Posts: 32621
Joined: 21 Sep 2005
Location: In the lair of the Huge Hummel Boy (which is conveniently located near Williamsburg, Va.)
Gender: Male
Age: 57

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:57 am

Yeah, I'd love to see some more original houses that aren't so dependent on IPs, such as The Walking Dead (enough with the frickin' zombies, already).
Image
Image

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 3024
Joined: 01 Mar 2005
Location: Jacksonville,FL
Gender: Male

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:03 am

SharkTums wrote:
OrlandoGuy wrote:Still, nothing holds a candle to everything pre-2010.


I completely agree, but I think we live in a different world now and will never see events like those again. :(


Seems like 2010 was also round about when the Bill and Ted show became....... a bit less interesting, probably not a coincidence.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Donkey.
 
Posts: 289
Joined: 28 Mar 2016
Location: New York City
Gender: None specified

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Satans Hockey » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:04 am

OrlandoGuy wrote:
KBrylczyk wrote:I know she's insane and all that, but Chance is hot.


I guess...if youre into chubby chicks ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

This year didn't quite do it for me. Little cohesion. Houses all good but not *great*. In my opinion, 24 was the best of all the "new era of darkness" years with Halloween being one of the greatest houses of all time. Still, nothing holds a candle to everything pre-2010.



What was so different pre 2010?

Site Admin
User avatar
 
Posts: 31863
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Location: Swimming in the Ocean
Gender: Female
Age: 36

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:34 am

Satans Hockey wrote:What was so different pre 2010?


I'm sure some of our more HHN Enthusiasts can answer better but...

- Event at BOTH parks
- New things every year that were different from all other events such as the Foam Party at IOA or the Foam Party in old Kong building
- Houses with interesting gimmicks (indoor attraction buildings and outside, wearing head lamps, complete darkness houses, etc.)
- Haunting attractions (Jack on Jaws and Earthquake!!!!)
- More entertainment
- Friendlier event with less people (no people all in black waving flashlights at the ground yelling at you to keep moving every five feet)

I wrote the book about donkeys!
 
Posts: 430
Joined: 18 Mar 2014
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby OrlandoGuy » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:17 pm

SharkTums wrote:
OrlandoGuy wrote:Still, nothing holds a candle to everything pre-2010.


I completely agree, but I think we live in a different world now and will never see events like those again. :(


Yeah, it's sad but I don't see any major attractions, at HHN or just Universal/Disney in general, opening without some sort of IP attached to them in the near future. Almighty dollar and all that. It just sucks because the crazy amount of creativity and originality is what put HHN on the map in the first place and allowed them to get to the point they're at now.

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 4 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron