The Wife has always been a big fan of Haunted Houses. One of our first dates was to a grade school haunted house with peeled grape eyeballs and macaroni brains. It was still fun, even though it was not the scariest haunted house. But then, we weren’t kids either.
On our first trip to Disneyland, during an October, their Haunted Mansion was closed for maintenance. How can you close a haunted house in October? The next time we went it was open, but it had been given a Nightmare Before Christmas makeover and was not exactly the same as I remembered it. Oh well.
We live close to Six Flags over Texas and often go to their haunted nights, but much of the stuff is outside and it take a while to get dark around here. There are a lot of smaller haunted houses here and there, so the Wife often hits one or two of those. She sometimes drags me along with her, but I am not as impressed with things as I used to be.
Our favorite haunted houses are in Kansas City in an old warehouse district. They are top haunted houses with a lot of rooms, lots of people jumping out at you, and lots of cool set pieces. These are great Halloween activities, but I doubt that I will be getting up there again this year. Besides, it’s a been there, done that kind of thing now.
The London Dungeon is a great little place in London that is not exactly a haunted house, but is filled with elaborate Halloweenish sets and costumes. It’s more of a wax museum, but it did have a few scares here and there as well.
We have never been to the Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort, but it does sound like our kind of thing. I like the large haunted house props and the fun Halloween costumes. Haunted houses are one of our things to do on Halloween. In fact, The Wife tends to like Halloween stuff all the time. The prices seem a tad high, but them, most of these mega haunted houses are pretty expensive. Someone has to pay for all those spooky Halloween decorations. Maybe we can get away for a few days and check it out.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 20
For 24 Nights This Fall, Guests Will Face New Haunted Houses, Scarezones, Shows at Nation’s Most Frightening Halloween Event
WHAT: Two decades of diabolical icons. Two decades of preying on the fears and nightmares of millions of people. Twenty years of horror. For 24 nights this fall, Universal Studios Florida will be home to all-new haunted houses, inescapable scarezones, hundreds of frightening “scareactors” and live shows. Guests will be immersed in the horrors of years’ past and introduced to brand-new frights.
OFFERS & TICKET PRICES:Universal Orlando Resort is offering a variety of ways to experience Halloween Horror Nights 20, including:
The Gory Getaway Vacation Package includes three-night hotel accommodations at a Universal Partner Hotel, one 2-Day Base and Halloween Horror Nights Combo ticket, one 5×7 souvenir photograph and access to live entertainment at Universal CityWalk. Guests visiting during the day also receive Early Park Admission to Islands of Adventure before the general public. The Gory Getaway Vacation Package starts from $299 per adult, and can be booked online at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com or by calling 1-888-467-7677 (HORROR-7).
Advance tickets for Halloween Horror Nights are now on sale for $74.99 plus tax.
Guests can buy Halloween Horror Nights 20 tickets at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com or by calling 1-888-467-7677 (HORROR-7). Because of the event’s popularity, tickets for weekend nights are expected to sell out and should be purchased well in advance. For more information, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
WHERE:Universal Studios Florida theme park at Universal Orlando Resort
WHEN:September 24-25, September 30-October 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 20-24 and 27-31