I have a feeling, what with the size of the Water World queue, and most likely other mazes eating up large portions of the budget, this year's facade is gonna be pretty scaled down, at least compared to 2010/2011's. Maybe the scares will make up for that, as facades can sometimes trick people, with past mazes having really detailed ones, yet mediocre maze execution and vice versa.
I have noticed alot of scaling back on the facades compared to last year (Ghostbusters being the obvious exception). Last year we had incredibly detailed house facades with windows and decals; Poltergeist, Trick R Treat, Halloween 4, and The First Purge all had incredibly detailed facades that probably cost a pretty penny. UCM's castle facade couldn't have been cheap, either.
Now, alot of the facades are just painted walls: House of 1000 Corpses, Holidayz, Creepshow, arguably Us (though I'm sure there'll be some string lights on the outer edge). Other facades are just easy to prop up Tents, like Killer Klownz and FMTW. It probably helps keep costs low, e.g. on top of buying windows for the Poltergeist facade, you need two types of light for each window, garage doors, outdoor lights, lampposts, foliage, roof tiling, fake grass, wooden fences, etc. Meanwhile, First Purge needed chainlink fences, some corpses, a lot of fake trash (you gotta glue those puppies down), lights and fog machines, tons of fake windows and fake doorways, etc. Compare that to Creepshow or Holidayz, which just need a projection, a blank wall and some paint. It's thrifty, which I think is kinda neat.
Still, I'd love to see the classic Hollywood facades make a comeback next year, as they were one of my favorite parts of each maze. It definitely gave you something to look at while you were waiting two hours to enter a maze, lol.