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

Postby SharkTums » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:10 am

cfc wrote:The Bill and Ted show hasn't been funny for years, although I used to enjoy it--once.


It's turned into "Ouch My Balls" for a few years now.

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

Postby robbalvey » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:13 am

SharkTums wrote:It's turned into "Ouch My Balls" for a few years now.

That and...

"HOW DARE YOU EVEN TAKE YOUR PHONE OUT AND IF YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT TAKING A PHOTO WE WILL BAN YOU FROM ORLANDO FOREVER LIKE OMG PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY RIGHT NOW SERIOUSLY LIKE RIGHT NOW!!!!!"

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

Postby max_power2007 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:16 pm

i love bill and ted so much

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

Postby laqueefa » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:06 pm

robbalvey wrote:
SharkTums wrote:It's turned into "Ouch My Balls" for a few years now.

That and...

"HOW DARE YOU EVEN TAKE YOUR PHONE OUT AND IF YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT TAKING A PHOTO WE WILL BAN YOU FROM ORLANDO FOREVER LIKE OMG PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY RIGHT NOW SERIOUSLY LIKE RIGHT NOW!!!!!"

"Dude, I was just responding to a text...."

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

Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:28 am

http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/hhn-news.php#SZ

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There is one aspect of Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights no one can escape… the SCARE ZONES. They're the first and last things you'll experience, and it's our chance to make sure there is no way to hide from the scares.

This Halloween Horror Nights, we're inviting you to join the celebration of blood and bone at what can only be called The Festival of the Deadliest – an ancient tradition from the depths of where nightmares are born.

A gathering of the most unearthly, hellish terrors has emerged from the darkest corners of despair. It calls to those who long for the thrill of the scare and wish to have their fears made real. You'll be drawn like moths to a flame, and once you join this hallowed celebration, your nightmares will never end.

You'll find the heart of the Festival on the streets of Hollywood in Universal Studios Florida, but its claws have spread throughout Horror Nights. Here's what awaits you every night…

Trick 'r Treat
First up, it's time to make sure everyone understands the rules of our haunted holiday. Get a proper Halloween education in our Central Park scare zone inspired by the film Trick 'r Treat. We're excited to have Sam visit and make sure we follow the rules of Halloween.

As a longtime fan of classic horror anthology films, Trick 'r Treat is a favorite of mine that pays perfect homage to that genre. In this zone, you'll have the opportunity to come face-to-face with several characters from the film, and learn for yourself what happens when you don't follow the rules.

The Purge
Next up, we have a returning story to our New York streets with The Purge. This time, our approach was to create a zone that showed how we think the events of a Purge night might play out in our streets.

There are some fan favorites returning such as our auction and a very polite gentleman. We also have some new surprises in store. For example, how do you clean up all the mayhem on the streets during a Purge night? Visit the clean-crew up crew with their trusty wood chipper to find out. Just don't get too close…

Altars of Horror
Near the front gate, on Avenue of the Stars, we have our Altars of Horror. For me, this zone is very exciting because we're bringing something to the streets for our horror fans that we have never done before.

In this zone, we're taking some of the larger than life characters featured in this year's houses, and letting them have their own scare zone. A lot of work goes into bringing these iconic film characters to life in our houses. Now you'll have the opportunity to get an even better look at them.

Invasion!
Set in a time decades ago, our docks in San Francisco find themselves the victim of an INVASION! Visitors from far beyond have crashed their vessel, and are now wreaking havoc on the streets of San Francisco.

They aren't just here to destroy; these invaders are also on a mission to learn everything they can about us humans. Careful, or you may find yourself on the experiment table at the mercy of an alien scientist.

Roaming Hordes
Lastly, no Halloween Horror Nights would be complete without roaming hordes. This time, it's the smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the chainsaw. Unhappy with how popular culture has made clowns scary, this grotesque gang of gigglers has risen from the grave, determined to show the world that if you want scary clowns, they're going to make sure you get your worst nightmare.

ACADEMY OF VILLAINS: AFTERLIFE
But wait! There's more. The question is, "can you handle more?" I'm happy to share ACADEMY OF VILLAINS: AFTERLIFE will be returning to put on an all-new killer performance. This group of powerhouse artists will make you bear witness to what happens after we leave this life. They're going to give you one mind-blowing and shocking dance performance that will escort you from this world to the great beyond.

As you can see, the streets will be alive with plenty of horror, mayhem, and celebration. The opportunity to bring favorite horror films to life and tell our own unique horror stories makes every day a thrill. My favorite part of the event is walking the streets each night as our scare actors make these terror-filled tales a reality. Every scream I hear puts a huge smile on my face.

Pick up your tickets today—I'll see you out on the streets!
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby CaptainUnknown » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:55 pm

I tentatively have a plan to go to HHN the last night of the event, Monday 11/4 through school. How busy has the last night usually been?
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby BlahBlahson » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:12 pm

^You're golden, though that last date is a Saturday. November is never busy and it usually doesn't go past the 1st or 2nd of Nov. . Last Bill and Ted show ever will probably be harder to get into than years past. Be sure to look at some of the online guides to plan your trek around the park.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby CaptainUnknown » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:03 pm

I went to HHN last year on a Friday and primarily focused on the scare zones/rides/Academy of Villains due to maze waits. :cry: I intended to catch Bill & Ted, but I couldn't see that there was a different schedule for Friday night vs Saturday night. I hate conga-lining though a haunt. Whether it's going through one or working one. Not everyone gets all the scares, and then it's not personal.
Speaking of which, I've always thought that the Saw franchise would work better as an escape game rather than a maze/scarezone. Saw will rely too much on Billy/the Pig Masks/jump scares from those in the traps and lose all meaning that the last 3 films did when they focused on Hoffman.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:43 am

Went and got KT her first and last rides on Dragons today (also my last rides). It really is a shame to get rid of two really awesome coasters that people get off of and run back around to the re-ride area. Look, I get that they don't duel and that sucks. I haven't ridden them much since they stopped that and in fact, this was my first time riding since the stupid metal detectors and fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo were put in, but DAMN, they're still running amazing, just like they did in 1999. I do question the decision to completely rebuild a ride that is themed to a property that your competitor now owns, while scrapping a ride 1000 feet away that ties into the biggest property you own. I blame JK Rowling mostly for this as we always knew she wasn't happy with Universal keeping those in 'her' area. The fact that Sinbad will remain while dragons gets scrapped is pretty harsh. Anyways, I've said my piece and I'm done. Here are some pix of KT!
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:03 am

SharkTums wrote:Went and got KT her first and last rides on Dragons today (also my last rides). It really is a shame to get rid of two really awesome coasters that people get off of and run back around to the re-ride area. Look, I get that they don't duel and that sucks. I haven't ridden them much since they stopped that and in fact, this was my first time riding since the stupid metal detectors and fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo were put in, but DAMN, they're still running amazing, just like they did in 1999. I do question the decision to completely rebuild a ride that is themed to a property that your competitor now owns, while scrapping a ride 1000 feet away that ties into the biggest property you own. I blame JK Rowling mostly for this as we always knew she wasn't happy with Universal keeping those in 'her' area. The fact that Sinbad will remain while dragons gets scrapped is pretty harsh. Anyways, I've said my piece and I'm done. Here are some pix of KT!


I know this has been said 1,000 times but what a waste of two great coasters! I expect nothing less from JK Rowling, at the end of the day its just another ego ruining things for other people.
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