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Halloween Horror Nights V

In 1995 Universal had to find a way to recreate Halloween Horror Nights due to its popularity. The pressure to top previous years was present with the event creators. This problem led to the creation of a main character to distinguish each year.

Halloween Horror Nights V was the first year an “icon” or single figure was presented, The Crypt Keeper. This icon was from the HBO series Tales From the Crypt where he told creepy stories and life lessons in a not so traditional way. 

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Halloween Horror Nights 1994

 

Halloween Horror Nights 1994 was the first Horror Nights that added Scarezones to the event. Horrorwood was the first scarezone that featured the Chainsaw Drill Team, the Lizzie Borden Band and more. This new concept provided a safer way of organizing the crowds on theme park streets. Halloween Horror Nights IV was also the last time Robosaurus would appear at the event. The monstrous robot would not make an appearance for another twelve years.

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Halloween Horror Nights 3

Halloween Horror Nights 1993

 

Halloween Horror Nights III was marketed as the 3rd  Annual Universal Studios Florida Halloween Horror Nights and was held for five nights. Creators for HHN 1993 brought in consultants, the Elm Street Hauntreprenuers of Irving, Texas, who recommended Universal concentrate more on startling people than grossing them out. Halloween Horror Nights III was also the first year of three different mazes, two with brand new concepts.

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Universal Orlando Annual Passholders August 2016 Perks and More!

Passholder Appreciation Kick-Off Event

The Universal Orlando Resort is kicking off Passholder Appreciation Days! Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure will stay open late for Passholders, giving private access to select attractions and venues in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter –Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, Jurassic Parkand Marvel Super Hero Island. Plus Passholders will be able to experience the new ride, Skull Island: Reign of Kong.

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HULK Construction Update Footage

On today’s construction trip we’re heading over to Islands of Adventure to check on the HULK and KONG attraction status.

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Ride Highlight: E.T. Adventure

Let’s get ready to take a far out journey with the popular creature known as E.T.

A classic Universal Studios Florida dark ride and the only remaining original attraction based on the 1982 Steven Spielberg film. The sci-fi film takes viewers on an epic ride of friendship and loyalty with the extraterrestrial and a young boy named Elliot.

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Twister Closing at Universal Studios

Universal Studios Orlando has just announced that Twister: Ride It Out will officially be closing on November 2, 2015. This closure will make way for the new Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon attraction.

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Time to Prove Your Allegiance to the Autobots

Orlando has been officially Tranformatized (my own word, lol) and if you were anywhere near Universal Studios you would have felt the excitement roaring in the air. In true Universal style the grand opening show was spectacular.

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“Halloween Horror Nights XXII Survival Guide”

I am such a scaredy-cat that I wonder why I place myself in paid situations to be frightened. I started going to Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) back in 2005 and I became addicted to the fun, excitement, and detail that Universal puts into this event. I am going to share with you my HHN survival guide for 2012:

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