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It sounds like Universal has really stepped their game up this year and has the event back to where it was a few years ago. Really looking forward to it this year! Did you get a chance to check out the Rock Horror Picture Show live show?

 

Pretty cool that they let you film inside of all of the houses, I assume that was a media only thing though right?

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How long is the Bill and Ted show? Is it best to see early or later, I'm going Thursday night and we have Express passes. Just trying to see the best time to fit in the show.

It's about 30 minutes. I do recommend getting there early, but it does seem like they are doing a LOT of shows. I most certainly wouldn't miss it, and if you have Express, I'd say hit up B&T earlier and then use your express passes for the mazes when the lines are much longer.

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I am so absolutely excited about this! I have wanted to go to HHN in Orlando for over 7 years and THIS YEAR IS FINALLY my turn! Everything I have been seeing looks absolutely fantastic! Thanks for the update!

I gotta say, La Llorona looks ok. I really liked what Hollywood did last year. I was disappointed to see they didn't bring the large props of La Llorana eating children lol. Those were so fantastic, I can't believe they made the decision to leave them out!

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I gotta say, La Llorona looks ok. I really liked what Hollywood did last year. I was disappointed to see they didn't bring the large props of La Llorana eating children lol. Those were so fantastic, I can't believe they made the decision to leave them out!

 

Yeah, I agree with you. We had heard from all of our SoCal friends how great La Llorona was and at the preview they talked about bringing it over and even adding some stuff. Then we found out they actually took out the best parts! Seemed a bit odd for sure.

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I was disappointed to see they didn't bring the large props of La Llorana eating children lol. Those were so fantastic, I can't believe they made the decision to leave them out!

 

Maybe La Llorana threatened to sue defamation of character. Hey, nobody likes to be labeled as a "child eater."

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How long is the Bill and Ted show? Is it best to see early or later, I'm going Thursday night and we have Express passes. Just trying to see the best time to fit in the show.

It's about 30 minutes. I do recommend getting there early, but it does seem like they are doing a LOT of shows. I most certainly wouldn't miss it, and if you have Express, I'd say hit up B&T earlier and then use your express passes for the mazes when the lines are much longer.

 

Ok, Thanks for the advice.

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I'm planning my tour strategy and have a question. Anyone know which of this year's houses line entrance begins in WoodyWoodpecker's Kidzone area but exits over between MIB and Simpsons? In the past, usually 1 of the 2 house entrances in the kid area exits by MIB while the other exits by the house line entrance. Thanks!

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I'm planning my tour strategy and have a question. Anyone know which of this year's houses line entrance begins in WoodyWoodpecker's Kidzone area but exits over between MIB and Simpsons? In the past, usually 1 of the 2 house entrances in the kid area exits by MIB while the other exits by the house line entrance. Thanks!

 

My advice would be there for opening at 6pm then to head to Walking Dead, then La Lorona and then Afterlife since their exits lead into each other. It's saves lots of time and walking. Plus you'll be in the right area for the first showing of Bill & Ted (usually a little after 7pm) if you don't hit too many lines.

 

I get the Frequent Fear Pass and do three nights while on vacation so I can do all the houses, shows ect without express. But if you want to do it in one night and see the shows you really need an express pass.

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I have to share with you all. Finally got our trip all booked! We did purchase express passes for HHN. I also was hoping for some suggestions from all you IOA and USO pros out there.

 

We arrive to our hotel (best western plus) on the 14th. We are about a mile from the parks. We check out the 17th.

With that said, here were my potential plans for what parks on what days.

 

Option 1: 15th Head to early entry of Wizarding World, hang at Islands of Adventure for the day, next day,16th, hang at USO and that night knock out HHN.

Option 2: 15th hang at USO for the day. 16th Early entry at wizarding world and then head into IOA for the day then head to HHN that night.

Option 3: Hit IOA for two days, then knock out the few rides we want to do, and the mazes at HHN with express pass.

 

 

I don't know! Help me out guys. I will have my car so I am tempted to maybe even hit Busch Gardens one day, or one of the disney parks while we are over there for a day.

 

Any help, suggestions, anything would be fantastic!

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^For IOA, definitely hit the Harry Potter ride first thing, if you're willing to separate your party single rider line is good.

 

Busch has a bus that leaves the Universal bus lot and costs $10 if you don't have a park hopper for their parks if you're not driving.

 

I'd look into the stay and scream thing where if you're in the Uni during the day you stay, they clear the park and then straight into HHN. Also the behind the screams tours during the day are excellent.

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^For me it goes as follows:

 

Best: American Werewolf in London tied with Cabin In the Woods.

 

Worst: Havoc

 

Both Werewolf and Cabin had some amazing sets. Evil Dead was up there too but I found that more of a walk through of the movie rather than scary, if that makes sense. Werewolf had some great scares where you'd get hit from both sides with a whole "no place to hide" type of feeling. The puppets were absolutely incredible and never before have I felt this scared by a puppet.

 

Cabin's sets were great and they too did a lot of the scares from both sides. The final stretch of the house was just absolutely amazing for scares. I got hit 3 times during the final "cubes" scene and there was a nice couple of HHN Easter eggs in there from HHN's past as well.

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What's the consensus on the best maze this year?

Hands down "American Werewolf in London"!

 

im going to HHN sunday october 14th, whatre my chances of actually going through all of the mazes ??

are you doing the stay and scream? Regardless I would do cabin first...if you have time do werewolf right after...RUN to kids zone and do walking dead followed by llorna. It will put you out by afterlife...hit that up. Head to havoc then do the remaining soundstage houses. I would do evil dead then resident evil.

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We did four nights straight and had all the houses, each night, done in about 1.5-2hrs with careful planning and utilizing stay and scream as well as two nights with the passholder early entry.

 

But for normal stay-and-scream, they take you back to Werewolf in London... Do that and go right to Cabin afterward. Once Cabin is complete, go to Evil Dead then to Resident Evil. Go right back to the 3D house and try to get that done and Llarona afterward which usually has a shorter wait compared to the Walking Dead house... By this time, walking dead is probably very busy. Go back up front and hit Havoc and catch Bill and Ted depending on timing. Later on, Walking Dead dropped to 10-20mins from the 60+min waits right in the beginning. You should easily be able to do them all if you work quickly at the beginning.

 

The longest waits of the event were always Cabin, Evil Dead and Walking Dead... I would focus on the front houses first though, as like I said, the Walking Dead/Llarona houses got shorter later on.

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