The Sabre Magazine Fall Issue Volume 1 - Page 12

ENTERTAINMENT Halloween Horror Nights REPORTER: Camila Basora Halloween Horror Nights resurrected the supernatural in the Orlando area for its 24th time this year on September 19. For select nights on the last few weeks of September and throughout the month of October, one was able to experience horror come alive in the Universal Studios Florida theme park. With eight themed haunted houses ranging from movie-inspired ideas to originally made ideas, street scare zones encompassing all areas outside and in between the houses, live shows, and more, the Amusement Today’s “Best Halloween Event” Golden Ticket award-winning Halloween Horror Nights has never failed to elicit screams and terror from its visitors, and it didn’t fail this year. Annually, hundreds of thousands of people from around the globe are drawn to this spine-chilling experience. Tony Timpone, Editor of Fangoria Magazine, said, “After visiting scream parks all across the U.S. for the last 20 years, I can easily say that Universal’s is the best in the business… Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate Halloween experience.” This year, AVP: Alien vs. Predator; Halloween; From Dusk Till Dawn; Dracula Untold; and The Walking Dead were reinvented into haunted houses in addition to three originally inspired ideas. The Walking Dead, for the third consecutive year, made the headline, as The Walking Dead: End of the Line allowed visitors to attempt to survive through the most recent season of AMC’s The Walking Dead in the largest, longest maze Universal Orlando had ever created. This house was twice the size of any other house previously built and featured more scare actors than the other houses. Those who did not wish to enter the mazes were still not safe from horror. The Purge: Anarchy, Face Off - In the Flesh, Bayou of Blood, and MASKerade: Unstitched attacked the theme park streets as scare zones. Scare zone actors enter restaurants and stores, limiting any body’s attempt to hide. Although the houses and other events span the length of the park, select rides were still open to visitors such as Revenge of the Mummy and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit. Halloween aficionado or not, Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights provides an unforgettable and unique experience to your ordinary Orlando trip.