HHNU posted a link to an Orlando Sentinel article yesterday, where The Sentinel had devised a drinking game for patrons of HHN to undertake while they enjoy the event. The article can be read here.
HHNU has for the last 3 years brought the best news and rumors for HHN fans, constantly looking for sources and information to pass onto the diehard fans of this event. We told you about The Shining and Scarecrows loooong before any other news outlet. However that said, we have also tried to be the mouth-piece of the scareactors who work tirelessly every year to make this event the success we know it to be.
That’s why we were shocked to hear last night that patrons who had read this Sentinel article and were trying the game were becoming a nuisance to the scareactors. Reports came to us last night of actors being grabbed, pushed, shouted at and otherwise verbally and physically abused.
This is not acceptable by any definition.
Yes, drinking is an ingrained activity at this event and is actively encouraged by Universal with all the different concoctions of drinks that they sell but bad behaviour is not.
If you get so drunk as to actively hurt, endanger or just touch a scareactor, then that is not okay. No one says here that drinking should be banned but bad behaviour towards these actors cannot be tolerated. They should be respected at all times.
HHNU apologies for sharing this article and our small part in this debacle. However, Orlando Sentinel wrote this article and it is still being read by their millions of readers right now – so in respect of safety to the scareactors, I ask we all petition The Sentinel to remove the article post-haste.