My friend brought his girlfriend this past weekend. He hasn't been since 2010 and he even said it all looked familiar and he remembered it all being the same, so I'm sure most people who go on a yearly or every 2 years notice it.
Yep, that is a major criticism this year. The event has become 'static'. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw them try to spice things up next year, maybe even bring back the concept for an HHN-Icon.My friend brought his girlfriend this past weekend. He hasn't been since 2010 and he even said it all looked familiar and he remembered it all being the same, so I'm sure most people who go on a yearly or every 2 years notice it.
I agree, the behind the screams have been disappointing this year. I really wanted to see the making of the Insidious maze and Evil Dead mazes. So far the only one that has been somewhat interesting has been El Cucuy.I thought the Director was such a creative concept. I remember the marketing was quite heavy during that year as well. They had videos detailing his crimes and history and promo ads with The Director. Speaking of marketing, has anybody else noticed how it seems much less effort is put into the "behind the screams" videos, detailing the construction and concepts of the mazes? Also, the annual short horror film competitions seemed to have disappeared.
I'm really wondering if budgets have been cut, or if maybe budgets had to be spent in other places (more elaborate mazes, renting backlot space).
I don't think they'd shut down Minion Mayhem in favor for a maze. It'll be USH's newest attraction, so they'll use it as just another crowd eater.If Despicable me is open maybe we will regain that area for a maze. I think Terror Tram needs to host a maze to change things up and cut down on other wait times. Id love to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show make a return. It was really well done. NEW PROPS!! Redesign the NY Street entrance look. The empty shipping containers are getting old. Put more effort into the viral marketing.
They could also host a maze in SSFL while keeping Minion Mayhem operating. No need for a flat ride and some playgrounds to be open during HHN!They wouldn't need to shut the ride down depending on how much open space is out around the building. I do agree it is unlikely but still a possibility if absolutely needed, especially since construction will still be happening by next year. Hell, if Bill and Ted is gone for good Castle Theater could host a maze as it did in the past.
That's what I was getting at. Or the maze could be on the back or side of MM (if space permits and doesn't effect operation) and use SSFL as queue, similar to how the mazes used to be placed.They could also host a maze in SSFL while keeping Minion Mayhem operating. No need for a flat ride and some playgrounds to be open during HHN!
The early run of HHN used to have a Freak Show. Maybe that could return (Animal Actors), although nearly all haunts have one of those now. Just keep in mind, the more attractions and shows running means the more staff required, which means a higher budget. Budget is probably the reason we don't have things like Slaughterworld anymore.My wish list for HHN 14:
An American werewolf in London
Cabin in the woods
Maze based on a scary video game: resident evil, dead space, last of us
No more universal monsters resurrection or music/rockstar mazes
Sci-fi maze: alien, predator, thing, Prometheus
Return of purge scare zone
Return of Chucky's insult emporium
Treehouse of horrors Simpsons overlay
Return of Insidious
To get people of the streets and make maze lines shorter:
Return of King Kong 360 3d skull island express
Return of slaughterworld (people eater)
Show in animal actors theatre
4d horror show in shrek or just keep shrek open
Return of rocky horror picture show
Show in globe theatre?