Across social media in the last few days people have been sharing a tweet from the official Halloween Horror Nights twitter account suggesting that we won’t be getting an icon this year at HHN27. Here’s the tweet:
People have been bummed out saying that this proves that we won’t be having an icon this year and we’re bummed too. That’s why we wanted to look at this and see if that is the actual answer to the question that everyone has been asking… so here goes, this is why we think we WILL have an icon:
- English, English
George Edwards above tweets:
“It means no icon. Or is that what they want you to think?….”
The HHN handle answers to confirm his statement. His statement however, is not just confirming the no icon but asking a question; he’s asking “that’s what people want you to think?“. It’s this second part that the HHN handle confirms by the “ding, ding.”
This theory is only compounded when the trickster HHN above says “23, 24 & 27” which is in reference to the years that HHN in Orlando did not have an icon.
2. History, history
The HHN years 22, 23 and 24 did not have an icon. There’s a couple of reasons for this but primarily the event was run differently in those years with more of a focus on mirroring the Hollywood event was implemented in Orlando. A contract was signed to make The Walking Dead the main focus of the event and a backstage a reorganization saw the Universal Creative Team whom are usually tasked with building the attractions taking a more active role in HHN, whereas it had always previous been just the Art and Design Department.
Many of these new implementations were scaled back for 25 and 26 with more icon focused events. Indeed, ironically Chance herself was also scaled back in 26. But, the organization has moved on from 22, 23 and 24 where the theming was nil (lots of black and roots n’ stuff we now have color, skulls, and bags of theme) and the Creative department now being very busy with Nintendo’s, Fast and Furious’ and Fourth gates to be focusing on HHN. That’s why we think we will have an icon, as A&D have always loved an icon…
If you wanna read more about HHN History, click here.
3. Rumors, rumors
We reported here in April that the icon was likely to be scarecrow, this was based on some intelligence we received, this later morphed into the rumor that one of the houses would actually be scarecrow based. Then comes along our friend the Ifrit…
Their house is known
Its role has grown https://t.co/TRlSIffHVC
— The Ifrit (@fireoftheifrit) June 30, 2017
Ifrit says the house featuring the Scarecrows could be more than just a maze, so could our icon theory from way back be right? Combine this with the rumors on Lady Death, Nathaniel Crowe, Voodoo Queen, Caretaker and Cindy it would be a bit of let down to not have an icon as there has been so many rumors about one! The only let down to this theory is that by this time last year, we already knew our icon, Chance. If all else fails maybe we’ll get a mascot instead…
So there you have it, our theories and ideas behind the icon this year – but what says you? Let us know in the comments! Icon or not?