- Nov 7, 2016
I hope they can keep up with the atmosphere and expand upon what they've done this year. I think this is the most Halloween feeling event we've ever had with the most decorations and zones you see throughout the night. I think the year we had Trick r Treat was the right direction, but then with Covid, things took a nose dive. Getting rid of Lower Lot scarezones was a huge blow to the event and then not having the backlot mazes made things even sadder because that eliminated more zones.Next year's event might just be the biggest in terms of atmosphere and things to do at this rate
If I could personally change the event in anyway, I'd put decorations on the lower lot -- just atmosphere stuff that doesn't get in the way. Bring back the backlot maze area as well as the JP Overflow venue (we don't need the one where Klowns is at now, imo, nothing special about it and clogs up the walkway to the backlot). With Walking Dead, Waterworld, Parisian, Mummy, JP, SS28, and 3 on the lower lot, plus a Tram, that could be 9 mazes plus a Terror Tram. Sounds like a lot to do, but with a proper early entry that starts at 5pm like old times, it'd be doable. Keep Wizarding World open with Death Eaters but expand that a bit. If they want to put more mazes in Curious George, go for it, but I'd be fine without -- could be useful if they want to get rid of Parisian, JP, Mummy and Walking Dead or something though.
For keeping budget down with that much stuff, I'd put Evil Dead Rise in Horror Hotel to keep most of the sets. A sequel maze to Scarecrow and finally a proper follow up sequel maze to La Llorona. I'll excuse Halloween one more time if it's the 2018-2022 films. Expand NOPE/Us to the whole tram or let Jordan Peele come up with something on his own. If Blumhouse has another round, very easy to keep that facade. Reuse whatever they can for the next Universal Monsters installment.