They had a child swap. The first row of switchbacks by the building was left empty and created a space for people to wait that was open to the entrance and the exit area.Oh yeah... and how are they handling families with small children? I assume this is a terrifying house...
I see the upside down was leaking out of the house a little bit.
I think because of the push from Netflix for Stranger Things day it’s hard to say. If it wasn’t for that then it would obviously be a test to see how a house would do during the day or with regular crowds. So the question is how much of this was Universal pushing to do something extra and how much was from Netflix trying to push to promote their marketing campaign.So uh, what was the intention behind opening this up during the day?
I always feel like their testing something out when they do stuff like this
It really comes down to cast staffing and spending the money on something to withstand the number of people. That’s really hard and a lot of money.Perhaps this is for the HHN 29 thread
Buuuut, what is the likelihood we see certain houses open to day guest more regularly?
They do have a spooky but still kid-friendly IP at their disposal ... Scooby Doo. Pure speculation, but end it with a multiple room meet & greet, it's a thought as a temporary thing.Hypothetically speaking, if Universal decides to close multiple attractions at once they would need the extra capacity to spread crowds. Here's the issue though: all the rumored/proposed closures (FFL, Shrek, KidZone) are all family/children experiences. Which is why I find it odd for Universal to open a HHN maze "for capacity" when it's not the intended audience. It could work as just a walkthrough without characters and just lights/effects on.
I don't think they will build something new, just use Stranger Things... remove some gore and your good.They do have a spooky but still kid-friendly IP at their disposal ... Scooby Doo. Pure speculation, but end it with a multiple room meet & greet, it's a thought as a temporary thing.
Well, in Hollywood, The Walking Dead did get a year-round haunted house... But for the most part, the IPs used for HHN or only ever written as short-term contracts that last only during the the event. Also, many of those IPs don't have the draw big enough to last all year, the way that The Walking Dead did in its hayday, and Stranger Things does now.