Oh… 3D Mazes. Over the past few years we have been receiving 3D Mazes right and left. They’re honestly kinda a standard like The Walking Dead (Even though it’s rumored to not come back this year) to expect a 3D Maze every year but as for this year…. There are rumors that we may follow the walkers and not return for HHN27.
“The Ifrit” has been one of the biggest people this year to pass around Rumors and this is his latest one that there will not be a 3D Maze at HHN27.
Now I can easily just end it off right there but I wanted to go into the History of 3D Mazes and how this could very well be true and why. So buckle up and take a Trip down Memory Lane!
Jack’s Funhouse in Clown-O-Vision (Carnival of Carnage, 2007):
One of the first proper 3D Mazes to ever be at Halloween Horror Nights was Jack’s Funhouse in Clown-O-Vision! It was where you entered Jack’s Funhouse and encounter all of his Maniacs! There’s not a lot of Reviews out due to it being in 2007 which from what I heard it did receive Positive Reviews and was said to be “More funny than scary”. It was the first 3D House ever though and Orlando wouldn’t receive another one until 2011…
The In-Between (No One Beats the House, 2011):
The Maze’s Plot was that Louis and Bubba both College Students open a Portal to a 3D Dimension where two worlds collide and you are surrounded by Creatures as you enter this Phantasm of Horror.
This Maze was tied for House of the Year with The Forsaken and met extremely positive reviews. It is held as one of the Best 3D Houses if not the best! The Next Year Orlando took a turn and wanted to do something different with their 3D maze.
Penn and Teller: New(kd) Las Vegas 3D (2012):
The Maze’s Plot was
” During an attempt at an enhanced version of one of their tricks, world-renowned magicians Penn & Teller accidentally nuke the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. But don’t worry, it’s nothing a fresh coat of new paint and a few truckloads of BS can’t fix. Come on down to New Vegas, where all that glitters isn’t gold, and in fact probably has fatal levels of radioactivity.”
Following that you enter the Maze and go through Las Vegas and see what the Magic trick has done to people. It was based on the Very popular Magicians Penn and Teller and during certain nights of the Event they would appear in the House or near.
The Maze had a very popular control room where People can press buttons and mess with other people walking through the Maze which was very unique. Reviews say that the Maze was Great and was very creative!
Afterlife: Death’s Vengeance (What Evil Has Taken Root?, 2013):
The Maze’s Plot was…
“Serial killer, Bobby “The Blade” Galletta, is about to meet Ole’ Sparky. 2000 volts are going to send him into a horrific realm of pain and suffering. His victims are bound to turn Bobby’s afterlife into an unimaginable and infernal torment.”
This Maze was very mixed as some people really liked it and some people actually didn’t like it very much or they disliked it. After this for Halloween Horror Nights 24 in 2014 there was No 3D Maze we didn’t go back to 3D Mazes until 2015.
Asylum in Wonderland 3D (2015)
The Maze’s Plot was…
“Follow the white rabbit through the looking glass and into a murderous 3D Wonderland. Is this world all in Alice’s mind or are the images we see real enough to kill us?”
It was the first Maze to be held in the Shrek Theater. The Maze also was based off a Scare Zone from HHN 2008 called also Asylum in Wonderland. The Maze and Scare Zone were both a twisted version of Alice In Wonderland.
The Maze made what is considered to be the most trippy Vortex Tunnel (as seen above) and is considered to be one of the most trippy houses at Orlando. It was met with mostly positive reviews and is considerable what I consider to be the Best Example of a 3D Maze.
Lunatic’s Playground 3D: You Won’t Stand a Chance (2016)
The Maze’s Plot was…
“While Jack’s away, Chance has unleashed the horrors of her imagination. Her twisted delusions and reality are continuously blurred in a 3D playground of carnage. When the music box plays, the world shifts to her sinister theatre of the mind. But when the alarm starts ringing, Chance is thrown back into the brutal reality of her incarceration.”
The Maze was the first house to be located in the MIB Tent. The Story followed after the Show from HHN 25 aka The Carnage Returns.
The Maze was considered to be the worst of the year and was the most poorly received Maze of 2016. People said it reused props from other 3D Mazes and just wasn’t all that great. Though our buddy Logan seemed to love it…
Wait doesn’t that remind you of a Certain Maze from Hollywood…
This was the Maze in 2015 that was also poorly received from Hollywood that ultimately people also said had reused props and walls from previous 3D Mazes like Black Sabbath: 3D and Clowns 3D: Music By Slash.
Ever since that Maze happened in Hollywood we haven’t seen a 3D Maze in 2016 and Murdy stated in a Q&A that we wouldn’t receive one this year.
A 3D Maze needs two things to be Weird and Trippy. If it doesn’t have those things then it fails to be a 3D Maze. Which is why Asylum in Wonderland 3D is a perfect example of a 3D Maze.
Now Lunatics Playground 3D: You Won’t Stand a Chance was also very poorly received as well. In 2013 Afterlife: Death’s Vegeance happened and it met very mixed reviews. Then in 2014 there was No 3D Maze. So it begs the Question.
What do you think? Do you think we will receive a 3D Maze this year? Do you think we won’t get one because of the Negative Reception of Lunatics Playground? Tell us in the Comments! We want to know your thoughts!