Official map of HHN:
Official map of HHN:
OOOOH Transformers is open. Probably the last time that happens. King Kong was open the first year and not after. I will never go to Universal on non HHN days, so here's my chance to try it.
And it looks like TCM is downstairs. Thanks Dex...nice work!
Okay got this out of the way. Gotta say, the Transformers ride was awesome. Wasn't really expecting it to be so given the movies, but it delivered. I'll say, the Walking Dead maze + Terror Tram were by far the biggest disappointments. The zombies were scarce in the maze, and while their were a few memorial zombies from the show, they were placed in odd areas. The tram, was as expected from the previous versions. The only difference is they dropped the King Kong portion this time around. You get out at Whoville, make the walk upward towards Bates Mansion, and then proceed to the War of the Worlds set. Pretty much it. Dale's RV makes a sweet appearance.
The best mazes were Alice Cooper 3D, and La Llorona which was the same as last year. Alice Cooper had better spots (and Go-Go dancers) but La Llorona had a great set. The Universal Monsters remix is what is expected since the same thing can be shown during the day, but is still nice. Silent Hill was decent enough filled with attractive slutty nurses and various large men with block heads. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was okay. Pretty much whatever the Saw one is like.
But, the Bill and Ted thing was terrible. It was awkward with the dancing to pop culture references for the year, few of which I even knew. They did make fun of the Kings, and the popularity it doesn't have. I don't really see how it fits the Halloween experience, but okay.
Also disappointing was how few actual scare zone peeps there were. I hope there are more when it gets closer to Halloween, but seriously, maybe 15-20 guys total.
Lappy and I had fun though. Definitely needed those front of line passes. As unfortunate as the Walking Dead portions were, the other mazes were really great designs.
I kept seeing previews for 13 nights of halloween on ABC Family and Disney Channel this weekend. I am jacked up.