Hey there, if this would be better in a different section, please let me know. I last went to HHN in 2014, and at the time I was fairly active on a different Universal board that no longer exists. Discussing the event with the folks there led to several tips and such that really made our trip better. I haven't really been able to find anything like that elsewhere, so I figured I'd post here. For example, in 2014 (this may have changed since then?) you were corralled into the a small section of street for about an hour while they set the park up. It was a fairly small space and when we were there it was pretty hot outside. Someone suggested I make reservations at Finnegans, and spend the time enjoying a meal (in the air conditioning). Sure enough, the line to get in was absolutely insane, but due to our reservation we had a great time while feeling bad for all the people stuck sitting out on the curb with no where to go. I believe I read they now have one haunted house that opens early for people to do while the streets and other sections get setup. Is this correct? Does anyone know if Finnegans, or any of the other restaurants, remain open during this time and allow for reservations? I'd be interested in whatever tips, tricks, suggestions, hidden things, or anything else that you all would like to share. Thanks!