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

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:26 am
by KBrylczyk
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.

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

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:51 am
by DarkOne
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

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

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:23 pm
by piers
HHN is my favourite thing in the world!

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

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:43 pm
by OrlandoGuy
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.

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

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:57 am
by SharkTums
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. :(

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

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:57 am
by cfc
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).

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

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:03 am
by Hilltopper39
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.

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

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:04 am
by Satans Hockey
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?

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

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:34 am
by SharkTums
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)

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

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:17 pm
by OrlandoGuy
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.