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HHN Hollywood 2018 Construction Thread

Discussion in 'Halloween Horror Nights 2018' started by Freak, May 24, 2018.

  1. rageofthegods

    rageofthegods Veteran Member

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    Yeah, Holidayz is probably the zone to beat this year, but Harvest might just beat it to become my favorite zone.
     
  2. Spookies n' Stuff

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    I'm super intrigued to see the characters for Harvest, including the Bonesy Bros.
     
  3. HHNManics

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    TRICK 'R TREAT (Scare Zone)
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    TERROR TRAM: HOLLYWOOD HARRY'S DREADTIME STORIEZ:
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    UNIVERSAL MONSTERS:
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    THE FIRST PURGE:
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    THE HORRORS OF BLUMHOUSE CHAPTER TWO:
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    HUGE Massive thanks to my good friend @ThemeParkAccess for all these photos he took today. 1 week till Opening Night.
     
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  4. HorrorNightsFan13

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    Anyone else notice Horrors of Blumhouse says Blumhouse of Horrors?
     
  5. rageofthegods

    rageofthegods Veteran Member

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    The name's more clever now, HotY! /s

    EDIT: one more thing: if the only movies represented are Unfriended and ToD, why are there three poster spots on the facade? Is the third one the original horror ending?
     
  6. Wesker69

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    He's actually a friend of mine.. so I'll tell him to behave & try NOT to channel his inner Warwick Davis

    All I wanted was pumpkins, scarecrows, cobwebs, spiders, and spooky s**t... sooo eh.. i'm good.

    Um... have you seen other haunt events? Hell, Orlando has done it a few times now- "Field of Screams" (2004), "Harvest of the Souls" (2006), "Twisted Traditions" (2018)... probably forgetting one. But yea. Cornstalks, hay, pumpkins... some haunts have a redneck barn/farm themed maze ("Knotts")

    I'm finally off work this weekend (next 3 days actually), so I'm going to head up to the park tomorrow morning and do a full update...
     
  7. Freak

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    That's pretty gutsy for Hollywood to put up. Give it two weeks and it'll be gone.
     
  8. Wesker69

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    Really? How is that gutsy? Did you not notice the crucified skeleton/stick people? There is nothing gutsy or "OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY DID THAT!" in regards to the goat. That figure more or less straight up represents one of the many physical embodiments of Samhain (Orlando had him as a shirtless scareactor in 2008- Fractured Tales scarezone & in the finale of The Hallow). It is traditional Halloween at its core. And its not like its doing a demonic children sacrificing ritual.. Besides, this is the same event that had a "Welcome to Hell" entrance scarezone in 2009 complete with "nude" blood-covered sinful go-go dancers.. :love:

    Anyway, here's my construction update from Saturday. Its not the greatest & the studio tour bypassed the metro sets entirely. Meh...
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    ^instead of go-go dancers, we get "Disco Pumpkinhead & Darth Hellhound"

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    HALLOWEEN 4
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    ^It is so great having this back, however.... it looks so awkward being naked... It really needs to be themed. With the left side being so empty & lacking any of the flame shooters, they should make that half look like a spooky dead tree... As for the other side? do another dead tree, but without the branches stretching across due to the flame shooters being on that side. Themeing goes a long way.
     
  9. Wesker69

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    Part 2.....

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    First we've got an excessive amount of black wall action with the castle facade... Then this underwhelming maze exit. They REALLY should've had castle exterior walls for this exit to connect to this archway. This looks so bad & budget cut. :chainsaw:

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    ^speaking of budget cuts... welcome back 2016 Purge Election Year scarezone skeletons. Absolutely HATE these dioramas.

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    ^They've started putting up divider walls for the queue..

    Holidayz in Hell (scarezone)
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    ^I wish they would utilize this huge blank wall.... it would be great to see a huge banner that says "Holidayz in Hell"... its so plain..
     
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  10. Wesker69

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    part 3...

    Hollywood Harry's Dreadtime Storiez (Terror Tram)
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    ^another year of no effort made to utilize this set in some way... sigh.. Its as bad as them cutting it from Grinchmas!

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    ^Its like they don't even try anymore at this point... Also, cutting it close like always. same crap, different year...

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    Okay... so that wraps up this past saturday's "meh" update... will be at the park early monday (this morning) for a quick round of pics...
     
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  11. RoseBlight

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    I think the two to the left are Unfriended and Unfriended: Dark Web with the one to the right being ToD.
     
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  12. KreepyKarpy

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    Unfriended: Dark Web is confirmed to be not in the maze.

    I'm thinking that the two on the left are Truth or Dare and Unfriended while the one on the right is a Blumhouse poster (maybe a custom film festival sign or just straight up the Horrors of Blumhouse promo art without the posters).
     
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  13. rageofthegods

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    That's what I thought too, but Murdy's specifically said that Dark Web isn't gonna make an appearance, only the 1st one.

    EDIT: That's probably what it is @KreepyKarpy; it's just that, I kinda hate that it's not symmetrical.
     
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  14. Fallow

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    My guess is it it'll be a poster of the Blumhouse logo with the creepy girl on it, setting up the eventual encounter/plot.
     
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  15. Wesker69

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    Here is a small update from way earlier today.... just been too lazy to post the pics :out:

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    ^I just really like that gargoyle statue... imagine two of these on the arches

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    ^Employee Preview on wednesday.... and so many props that still need to be put in place.. Yikes.

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    ^They were relocating & repositioning the clown mannequins

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    ^Employee Preview is wednesday and they're STILL not ready yet. Definitely a very lackluster terror tram.. again. Typical Hollywood Harry..
     
  16. Wesker69

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    Here's the main archway from last night

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    FUN FACT: They wanted to give the archway the fully themed treatment with the vines, BUT the higher ups said no due to budget & whatnot
     
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  17. DeliciousOatmeal

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    I would honestly even take projection mapping over no scenery at all.
     
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  18. Wesker69

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    They already technically project lighting onto the arches already, so no reason they couldn't make the minimal extra effort. But i'm sure they'd use "budget" as an excuse for not doing it.

    Here is a very brief construction update from wednesday before Employee Preview
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    ^sooooooo.... these two particular pieces of set decor were removed as of wednesday. This is what is now in Hell's Harvest next to the Studio Store

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    ^As I said before, the designated "school bus massacre photo-op" would be mannequins. I was hoping for a "group photo-op", but the kids & Sam on the bus works too.

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    I figured the crucifiction imagery would be removed sooner rather than later. Disappointing but inevitable.
     
  20. DTH

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    I just think it's hilarious it didn't even make it until opening weekend. Someone must've complained before the event even started. It's like the rated R movie you hear having to go to the MPAA several times to cut back it's NC-17 rating. I want the Unrated version of Horror Nights, dang it!!!
     
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