It has been confirmed by both coasts in Orlando and Hollywood that both HHNs smashed all records this year on attendance numbers, customer satisfaction and more. On Orlando USF’s Senior Director Entertainment Creative Development Mike Aiello tweeted:
Team Accomplishment Shout Out: #HHN27 broke every record! Attendance, Ratings, Revenue. Most of all it was a hell of a lot of fun to put up! Cast, Crews, Creatives, Artists, Technicians, in all disciplines.. everyone. Amazing job! .@HorrorNightsORL
— Michael Aiello (@Michael_Aiello) November 10, 2017
While over on the West Coast HHN Supremo John Murdy tweeted:
Back in the office for the first time since HHN ended. Amazing to see we broke all our previous HHN records for the 12th straight year! That’s the support of our fans! Will be always be eternally grateful to the people who support HHN! THANK YOU!
— Horror Nights (@HorrorNights) November 8, 2017
It was definitely noticeable by our crew at HHNU that most nights the attendance ranged from busy to packed for Orlando, with the last few nights being absolutely rammed; though that is more likely down to the vacating Bill and Ted factor.
It goes to show how successful our ‘little Halloween event’ has grown, from a small few party nights that pulled in mostly the locals to THE premiere world-class event it is today.
So thank you every Creative, Scareactor, Producer, Performer, Artist, Operative, Makeup Artist, Costumer, Technician, Custodian and everyone in between.
Universal you did it again, you smashed it, so here’s to HHN28!