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

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:09 pm
by robbalvey
bert425 wrote:I thought the Killer Klowns had a house at Universal this year? (or were they just a scare zone)?

Just a scare zone.

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

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:23 am
by jedimaster1227
The Universal Orlando Resort has announced that the Halloween Horror Nights "Stranger Things" house will reopen to all day guests on November 6th in celebration of Stranger Things Day.

For the first time ever, Universal Orlando Resort will give guests the opportunity to brave an entire, fear-filled Halloween Horror Nights haunted house during the day, after the event has closed.

On November 6, the Upside Down will return to Universal Studios Florida as the incredibly-popular “Stranger Things” haunted house returns for one day to commemorate the anniversary of Will Byers’ disappearance in the critically-acclaimed Netflix series.

Guests will walk in the footsteps of Will as they encounter iconic scenes, characters and environments from the first season of the series – including the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory, the Byers home adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights and the predatory Demogorgon…which will stalk their every move.

Guests will also be able to enjoy foods and beverages inspired by Netflix’s “Stranger Things” at select locations within Universal Studios on November 6, including San Francisco Pastry Company, Beverly Hills Boulangerie and a special Benny’s Burgers food tent.

The “Stranger Things” haunted house will open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, and access is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida or with an Annual or Seasonal Pass. Passholders will also get access to the haunted house’s Express line by showing their valid pass at the entrance to the house.

The “Stranger Things” haunted house may be too intense for guests under 13. To purchase park tickets, including Annual Passes which are now available with up to six months FREE, visit http://www.universalorlando.com.

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

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:49 pm
by jarmor
I think this is great but my only problem is your eyes adjusting from complete brightness to almost darkness.

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

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:34 am
by PKI Jizzman
Oh man I thought they were going to say they're just going to keep it open nightly going forward, haha. It would be so cool to have a year round haunt and change the story/IP every quarter.

Stranger Things...Day? :roll: Okay everyone gets one I guess.

When is it Theme Park Review day?

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

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:35 am
by SharkTums
PKI Jizzman wrote:Oh man I thought they were going to say they're just going to keep it open nightly going forward, haha. It would be so cool to have a year round haunt and change the story/IP every quarter.


Many locals are assuming this is kind of a 'test' to see if we'll get a year round house similar to USH.

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

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:54 am
by jedimaster1227
^I'm hoping it pans out! I'd much rather get a year round Stranger Things house than a year round Walking Dead house!

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

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:43 am
by Jew
PKI Jizzman wrote:Oh man I thought they were going to say they're just going to keep it open nightly going forward, haha. It would be so cool to have a year round haunt and change the story/IP every quarter.

Stranger Things...Day? :roll: Okay everyone gets one I guess.

When is it Theme Park Review day?


November 6 was the day Will Byers disappeared in the show.

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

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:36 am
by jedimaster1227
Last night TPR was invited to attend a media preview of this year's Holidays at Universal Orlando offerings! Across both parks, Universal puts their own spin on the holidays, offering extra entertainment, decor and delicious treats for all guests to enjoy.

At Universal's Islands of Adventure, guests can experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter which includes holiday decor, a special holiday set for the Frog Choir and The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle, a nighttime projection show on Hogwarts Castle itself... And in time for the season, Warm Butterbeer makes its delicious return! The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular returns this year for guests at Islands of Adventure. This classic show debuts a new set this year, which looks fantastic--and the Grinch is as terribly fun as usual! ;)

Over at Universal Studios Florida, Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter carries over to London and Diagon Alley with additional decor and a holiday show for Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees. Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's returns after its debut last year, running on select nights throughout the season. Mannheim Steamroller also returns for live performances of the holiday classics on select evenings.

Even at the resort hotels across property, you'll find special holiday decor, photo opportunities and some special moments!

And don't forget, if you're looking to experience New Year's Eve at Universal, EVE at Universal CityWalk is definitely the way to go!

There's plenty to experience this year for the Holidays at Universal Orlando--I highly recommend you plan to visit to soak in the holidays!

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

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:37 am
by Zero One
It appears that Universal is on the forefront of a new trend: customized cotton candy. You can pick various flavors (like vanilla, berry, and birthday cake) and then have them throw in some mix-ins (sprinkles, marshmallows, rock candy or needs). You can even have a spiral lollipop as the stick! When finished the cloud of candy is about the size of a small child.

It was super popular. Universal dedicated a whole store for it in Suess Landing and it was packed with people. I also saw lots of families posting selfies with their finished creations. It also appears to be the new thing across Orlando. A friend of mine who works at a different hotel/resort says they just started selling them this week too.

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

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:10 pm
by SharkTums
Pretty sure Disney is also doing crazy new cotton candy flavors at Springs right now too.

Did some park people get inspired at IAAPA!?!? ;)