...why wouldn't it be finished before official open?FYI House of Horrors isn't finished yet
On the one hand, it feels unfinished--particularly the sets. On the other, I know a few people doing Rush of Fear who are maybe doing one more night beyond this weekend. Seems kind of crappy not have it ready by opening night.FYI House of Horrors isn't finished yet
It got some rough reviews last night but I will be my own judge tonight. I'll let you know how it stacks up against last years :thumbs:I just wanted to point out that "Welcome to My Nightmare" (both the album and maze) are NOT based on Alice Cooper's life. It is a fictional story about "Steven" a psychopath who believes he is still a child. Steven and his alter-ego "The Spider" reappear in Alice's albums over and over.
You've managed to articulate this perfectly. It just feels like a step backwards.Alright here are my thoughts after opening weekend,
The streets IMO are just flat, I don't care for them at all. Scarezones used to be like an attraction you had to visit before you left. Now its usually actors just marching by you. Hell I think they spend more time walking then they do scaring. Also the theming in the streets just sucks. The reason their SO MUCH FOG is because their is nothing to it. A couple of props and some lighting. Mix in the worlds supply of fog with marching bands of dead people and you have the streets this year.
Only 5 for me and not in any orderMade it to Silent Hill and Walking Dead tonight. Silent Hill was completely lost on me, but friends familiar with the game seemed to like it. Walking Dead felt like an average zombie house with a couple TWD sets pasted on--unfortunately, in doing so, the house misses the whole point of the series. Too tired to expand on that now, tho. Overall I have to say, take out Gothic and at least 6 of the 8 houses last year would be a shoo-in for House of the Year in 2012. Yes, 2011 was an unusually strong line-up, but I had hoped that was the start of a trend.
Finally got to see scareactors going into stores and Finns tonight. It was fun to watch--tho I get the sense the staff didn't necessarily appreciate it--but I don't know that it makes up for the total lack of scare zones. I think the ideal would be a hybrid between the two formats (say, 4 set zones, 2 roaming hoardes). I never realized how much the scare zones add to the event but I definitely feel their loss.
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You've managed to articulate this perfectly. It just feels like a step backwards.
Haven't done Dead End since preview night, I think I need to go back to see what I missed that everyone else is getting out of it.
Cool shots, btw.
Coming from Ma every year to go to HHN we always get the express pass so we get to see all the houses. Never had that kind of an experience with the Express and not worried about it. It always has done what it implies. Its worth the moneyAnyone use Express last night? I saw a post on FB saying that the Express lines were almost as bad as the regular lines? I just got a new job and can't take any days off now so I was going to try and go on the 13th. I'd rather not drop $100 on an Express Pass if it doesn't do what it's supposed to do.
On Friday night I waited 35-40 mins in the express line for Gothic. People were complaining like crazy so it was fixed last night. But then again last night I had to wait roughly 40 mins in the express line for Cooper. There are two problems their having in the express lines. 1. Their are issues with staff not being trained correctly. They don't understand the pulse nor are some of them familiar with the scanner. I witnessed numerous times this weekend where the team member would just let the stand bye line have free reign and force the express line to trickle in. 2. The scanners and tickets are having major issues. The scanner is having issues picking up the barcode on express tickets when they are in the lanyard sleeves they sell. On top of that their are a large amount of express tickets bought online that are being rejected.Anyone use Express last night? I saw a post on FB saying that the Express lines were almost as bad as the regular lines? I just got a new job and can't take any days off now so I was going to try and go on the 13th. I'd rather not drop $100 on an Express Pass if it doesn't do what it's supposed to do.