Now it's time for Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights! It was an awesome event, and the scareactors were wonderful! We met up with our really good TPR trip friend Fernando/Nando (screen name Nando!), who we met on the Deep South Trip last year! I think we are his charity project. The theming at USH was top notch, but that is to be expected. It was extremely crowded, so anyone who goes, absolutely needs to get a Front of the line pass, and ClubTPR
offers a great discount! So, the eternal Halloween question is, which is better, HHN or Haunt. I haven't done any of them in previous years, so I can only compare this years event. I think both events were incredible, but I did like Knott's just a little bit more.
USHHN Good: Incredible theming, Bill & Ted's show (All their other shows are also very professionally done), Better looking scareactors (more realistic), popular movie based houses, and hot chicks!
Knott's Good: Tons of Mazes!, Lots of rides, great theming, fun scareactors (they interacted more versus staying in character, but both have their benefits), great pre-scare dinner event.
USHHN Bad: Only 4.5 (Vampire and Chucky are the 1/2. Vampire because you can do it during the day) mazes. Massive lines without Front of the Line Pass.
Knott's Bad: Theming is great, but it's not Universal. No front of the line offered (except for the TPR event). Some scareactors didn't stay in character onstage (talking to each other normally in front of the GP).
The big debate between the two is quality over quantity, and it is really tough to compare them. I mean, would you rather go to a park with 5 of the worlds biggest and fastest coasters, or a park that has 14 good coasters? At the Universal event, I went through each maze at least three times, and while they were incredible, after a while you started to learn where the scare actors hid. At Knott's, we were barely able to get through all 14, and each one was completely different so you didn't get bored. As for the shows, Universal definitely takes the cake. I liked the Hanging, but there is a huge gap in professionalism between that and Bill and Ted's. Anyway, enough of my ranting. On to the pictures!!!!