Jack is coming to haunt your stay!

Back in April, our HHN Grand Poobah, Christopher Ripley wrote a great blog about how HHN once extended into the Resort Hotels. You can read this blog HERE. What we didn’t know (or maybe he did?) that history would be repeating itself this year at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort where guests can get exclusive access to a number of fright filled experiences!

Universal is inviting guests to “Jack up” their HHN resort expereince with:

Horror Icons Bar
Revel in past Halloween Horror Nights Icons in this wicked lounge. Purchase speciality drinks as well as spooky snacks. You’ll be surrounded by images of some of your favorite Icons, including Jack, Chance, The Storyteller, and more, along with props and costumes.

JACK’D UP Experience
Enter the twisted world of Jack the Clown and take a mind-trip through the chaotic Carnival of Carnage. Pose for photos, go inside Jack’s human-sized blender and undergo a maniacal transformation.

Both experiences are located at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. The JACK’D UP Experience is exclusive to guests of any Universal Orlando Resort hotel and the Horror Icons Bar is accessible to all guests.

JACK’D UP Experience takes place from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort on 9/3/21 – 10/31/21 only. Experience is only open to Universal Orlando Resort hotel guests with the presentation of the hotel key card. Guests of other Universal Orlando Resort hotels will receive a parking validation ticket for complimentary self-parking at Cabana Beach Bay Resort.

Dates, times, and/or experience details are subject to availability, changes, and/or cancellation without notice. Additional restrictions may apply – please always check directly with Universal Orlando.

All of the above is included in select HHN stay packages which can be booked HERE.

So there you have it, will you be booking these amazing HHN resort packages? Let us know in the comments!

Jack is back!!

Jack the Clown returns as the demented face of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights as the world’s premier Halloween event commemorates its 30th year – and select tickets and vacation packages are now on sale inviting guests to stay, scream and save. Halloween Horror Nights kicks off on Friday, September 3 and continues on select nights through Sunday, October 31, 2021.

The most notorious icon in event history, Jack’s return to Halloween Horror Nights 2021 will be fraught with terror and fear as the grisly circus clown invades every corner of this year’s event with unsuspecting “Jack Attacks” that will send guests running for their lives. His ominous and unrelenting presence will infiltrate every aspect of the event – from the streets, to the haunted houses to the places guests would least expect – leaving nowhere to turn and nowhere to hide.

Select tickets are on sale now for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, featuring a variety of ways for guests to customize their visit to stay, scream and save. Guests can save up to $52 on a single night event ticket when purchasing online, and book various event upgrades like the R.I.P. Tours, a guided tour experience that provides priority V.I.P. access to the haunted houses; Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tours, a daytime, lights-on tour of the haunted houses that offers a glimpse into how the scares are brought to life; and more.

Guests can also save up to $200 on vacation packages, starting at $149 per person, per night (based on a family of four), that include hotel accommodations, tickets to Universal Orlando’s theme parks and one-night admission to Halloween Horror Nights 2021. Universal Orlando hotel guests also receive exclusive benefits, including access to a dedicated entry gate for the event (with valid event admission), complimentary transportation to Universal’s theme parks and Universal CityWalk, and access to an all-new, limited-time “Jack’d Up” experience at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort – where guests get a closer look into the chaotic world of Jack and some of the sinister environments inspired by his past invasions of Halloween Horror Nights. Plus, the hotel’s Swizzle Lounge lobby bar will transform into the “Horror Icons Bar,” featuring specialty beverages and snacks inspired by the event’s most infamous icons, and props and costumes that pay an eerie homage to Halloween Horror Nights past.

Entering the Netherworld

Friday, July 24, 2020 will always be a date that Halloween Horror Nights fans remember. On that date, Universal made the difficult decision to cancel that year’s Halloween Horror Nights event. Even though this was sad news, I vowed to let HHN live forever and find a way to keep the Halloween season alive.

Desperate for my yearly dose of scares and fog scent, I began a frantic search of the Interwebz to find anything seasonal hunt that was still happening. To my luck, I discovered that the 13th Floor in Jacksonville was holding their event. Without a second thought, I bought tickets to the event and entered their portal to Bloody Mary’s Realm. If you would like to read my review of this event, then please click https://hhnunofficial.com/2020/09/21/having-a-bloody-good-time-at-the-13th-floor-jacksonville/ .

Still desperate for more jump scares and gore, my research led me to discover that Netherworld would also be holding their event. Even though I had lived in Atlanta in past, I had never attended the Netherworld event. It was always something I had wanted to do, but it even never ranked in urgency, compared to attending Horror Nights or Howl-O-Scream.

Just as I ordered my Netherworld tickets for October 10, 2020, the news broke that Universal Orlando was indeed having some kind of event. This event has come to be called HHN Lite, where they open two haunted houses during daytime park hours. So, since I already had my Netherworld tickets for a holiday weekend, I decided to make it a Halloween Celebration road trip. The plan was to attend Netherworld in Stone Mountain, Georgia on Saturday, October 10th then immediately head to Orlando and see the two HHN houses on Sunday, October 11th.

Obviously, you are an horror nights fan that is why you are on our site, so I will spare you with the HHN Lite details. Besides, I am pretty sure that you have seen or read reviews of the two/three houses by now. So, from this point on this article becomes a review of Netherworld’s 2020 event.

Haunted Houses

  • Halloween Nightmares – This was Netherworld’s mega house and oh boy was it good! Not mention, I got my dose of HHN fog here. The house told the story where a century a ago, two families got into a feud. Trying to win the fight, one of the families started to use evil powers that they stole from monsters beneath the Earth. Unfortunately, these evil powers transformed the family members into savage bat-like creatures and on Halloween night they slaughtered their enemies. This house featured: Weird Shadow Creatures, Pumpkin Patch Peril, The Gauntlet of the Scarecrows, Lair of the Ancient Alchemist, The Cavern of the Bat Beasts, The Spawn of the Zombie Queen, Levitating Vampires, Flesh Ripping Werewolves, The Lords of Autumn, The Temple of the Bat God, The Chamber of the Elder Thing, The Horror in the Walls and The Secret of the Swarm.
  • Cyborg Shock– This was Netherworld’s tent house. The story revolved around an unusual artifact that was stored in a top secret base. Wouldn’t you know it, but the artifact had secret powers and it been seizing control of the base’s advanced robotic section and started creating cybernetic lifeforms. From there, you had to fend your way though narrow halls and try to avoid the army of fused flesh with advanced armory. If you were lucky enough to survive, you mission then became to help humanity stop this machine horde from subjugating the Earth. The house featured: The Med Bot Massacre, Invasion of the Cyber Brains, Hunted by the Laser Droids, The Flesh Eating Chimera, The Iron Armored Hybrid, Vivisected in the Bio Lab, Kill-O-Watts Revenge, Mauled by the Melting Man, Attacked by the Androids and Harvested by the Extra Dimensional Horrors.

Both these houses were very good and could be considered HHN quality. If I had to chose a favorite house, then it would definitely be Halloween Nightmares, because it was the mega house and event’s main focus. Another thing that I liked about Halloween Nightmares, was that a staff member followed me through the maze. The staff member was on a radio set and he would let the scare actors know when I hit a certain mark, so that I was always at the right spot for jump scares. I felt this was a nice touch, and it definitely was a clever solution for the required social distancing issues.

Escape Rooms

Netherworld offers four escape rooms all year round!

  • Escape Nosferatu
  • Escape Sasquatch
  • Escape Tiki Island
  • Beware the Swamp Hag

You can book your escape room tickets by visiting http://www.escapethenetherworld.com

Midway

Outside Netherworld’s haunts you will find their Midway, where you can journey through large statue creatures and improve your social media presence with some awesome selfies.

Monster Museum

Netherworld also has it’s only museum to show off it’s creatures from past events. There is usually a separate charge to view this museum. However, when I went the staff member who followed me through Halloween Nightmares let me in for free. Yeah, I had been talking to him about my love for Horror Nights and he to was also an HHN fan. So, goes to show you, be nice to everyone. You never know with it will pay off for you. You can checkout the monster museum at https://fearworld.com/wordpress/house-of-creeps-monster-museum/ .

Laser Tag with Zombies!

During certain time of the year Netherworld converts their Midway to a playing field where you can fend off hordes of zombies with your trusty laser gun. If this sounds like your thing then checkout the details at http://www.netherworldlasertag.com .

Overall Review

So, overall Netherworld was a great experience. It is surely a most do for any horror fan. Plus, the tickets for this event are a lot cheaper then Halloween Horror Nights. If I was comparing this event to Horror Nights, then the event would get an overall rating of A- . I highly recommend the event and think you should give it a try.

You can get your tickets for the event at https://fearworld.com/wordpress/tickets/ or by calling (404) 608-2484 .

So, will you be adding a trip to Netherworld this spooky season? Let us know what you think of our review of Netherworld.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Universal Studios Hollywood is Hiring More Than 2,000 Team Members for this Summer

Universal Studios Hollywood is casting a wide net to fill more than 2,000 jobs at the world-class theme park destination, offering prospective employees a chance to work within the exciting entertainment industry and alongside some of the most popular rides ever created.

The positions run the gamut from full-time, part-time and seasonal to professional career opportunities. A highlight of available jobs includes those in Attractions, Entertainment, including Production Assistants and Show Controllers, Guest Relations, Park Services, Wardrobe, Retail, Parking and Food, including posts as Bartenders, Baristas, Cooks, Bakers, Food Stand Attendants and Runners. To apply, please visit www.USHjobs.com.

An array of professional jobs is available from Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and Engineering to Environmental Health & Safety. To apply, please visit www.NBCunicareers.com.

Universal Studios Hollywood brings to life the magic of movie and television production, entertaining guests from around the globe and immersing them in such thrill rides as “Jurassic World—The Ride,” which now features the all-new, extraordinarily realistic dinosaur, the Indominus rex, “The Secret Life of Pets:  Off the Leash!”, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” and “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem,” to name just a few.

The world-famous, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour takes guests through an authentic production studio, home to iconic outdoor sets and soundstages used in over 8,000 movies and television shows, as well as dynamic movie-based rides such as “King Kong 360 3D” and “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.”

More information about Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s Twitter @UniStudios, Facebook-Universal Studios Hollywood and Instagram @UniStudios.

Let the Speculation Begin!

Halloween Horror Nights hype season has begun and now we have to anxiously wait around till the complete line-up is announced. If you are a regular to the event, then you may have noticed a few similarities the last few years when it comes to the dates that houses have been announced. If not, do not worry I’m going to compare and contrast the house announcement dates from the last three years and see if we can come up with a descent list of expected announcement dates.

Previous House Announcement Dates

HHN 29HHN 28HHN 27
Wednesday, March 27, 2019Tuesday, April 3, 2018Thursday, February 23, 2017
Friday, April 12, 2019Thursday, April 26, 2018Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Monday, April 29, 2019Wednesday, May 16, 2018Friday, May 19, 2017
Tuesday, May 21, 2019Thursday, June 7, 2018Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Wednesday, June 26, 2019Thursday, June 21, 2018Friday, June 30, 2017
Wednesday, July 17, 2019Thursday, June 28, 2018Thursday, July 27, 2017
Thursday, July 25, 2019Wednesday, July 25, 2018Monday, August 14, 2017
Wednesday, August 7, 2019Wednesday, August 8, 2018Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Thursday ,August 8, 2019Thursday, August 9, 2018Thursday, August 17, 2017
Monday, August 12, 2019Tuesday, August 14, 2018Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Wednesday, August 14, 2019Monday, August 20, 2018Thursday, August 31, 2017
Thursday, August 15, 2019Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Let’s Look for a pattern

Looking at the previous announcements dates, it becomes apparent that Universal likes to make announcements during the time frame of May 16th – May 21st. Furthermore, this is the next available block of dates we are able to chose from. Another pattern is that Universal has announced multiple houses on June 7th.

What has been announced for HHN 30

HousesAnnouncement Date
Puppet Theater: Captive AudienceFriday, October 23, 2020
BeetlejuiceFriday, March 5, 2021

So, all the announcements this year have been on Fridays. Let’s assume Universal keeps this pattern of announcing on Fridays and we use the previously noticed patterns to predict the announcement schedule.

Let’s Make Some Predictions

Looking at the patterns here are the next Fridays Universal could announce houses.

Friday, May 21st
Friday, June 4th
Friday, June 18th
Friday, June 25th
Friday, July 16th
Friday, July 30th
Friday, August 13th
Friday, August 27th
Well, that is the pattern we noticed with Universal's announcement schedule. How did we do?  What with the new Jurassic World coaster currently soft opening, that sure does free up the publicity to talking Halloween!

Let us know when you think we will get the next announcement.

The time HHN expanded to a resort hotel!

Did you know in 2002 that Halloween Horror Nights expanded, not just to another park or to City Walk, but in 2002 for a few select nights HHN expanded into one of the hotels.  The resort hotels had long been in the HHN game with special gory food offerings and Halloween merchandise, but in 2002 they took it to a whole new level!

That’s right, for select nights in 2002 “The Eternal Rest” stayover package was offered exclusively at the Hard Rock Hotel.  The Universal hotels (and many along I-Drive) have been offering special HHN packages for nearly as long as HHN has been around, but unlike any of these packages, and any offered since, this package was a full on 1-on-1 extension of HHN, right into your hotel room!

The only released photo from the haunted rooms

For $585 per person, guests could spend a day and a whole night at HHN.  The idea was that guests would check-in to the Hard Rock Hotel and bag services would take care of their luggage, they would then spend the evening at HHN, followed by a no-so relaxing night inside a specially extended version of HHN right in your bedroom.  Essentially creating a mini HHN house right in your bedroom!

While guests were at HHN, Universal’s crews would specially theme and decorate one of the rooms.  Guests would return to the hotel at midnight to find skeletons in the closet, dry-ice smoke being pumped in via the ventilation systems, prop body parts in the drawers, a scene outta PSYCHO or Carrie in the bathroom with red dyed water pouring from your shower, cobwebs throughout the room and a prop spider in each bed.  Sounds of mice scattering, heavy breathing and even random baby cries would occur periodically through the night. 

Your beds were promised to be possessed with hidden motors that made them rattle and let out ghostly moans, and at some point in the night your bathroom mirror would crack, and then at 2.45 am, the room would become colder, with strange organ music playing and objects would move around with ghostly apparitions (using projectors), then you would receive a visitor…  two grim weirdos at 3am will usher in a coffin.  It would slowly open and a perfectly timed lightning strike would occur, inside would be an actor made-up as The Caretaker (the icon from that year) who would be on hand to read guests a delightfully devilish bedtime story.

The Caretaker reads guests a gory bedtime story

Though Hard Rock’s management had taken every opportunity to protect anyone who has purchased the “Eternal Rest Package” which included a 24-hour on call contact.  Guests were also expected to sign a waiver absolving the hotel of any responsibility for what “harm” or hilarity may come to pass during the night.

“This really will be unbelievably terrifying,” said a spokesperson. “Though it’s all in good fun, the line between realism and special effects will definitely be blurred. I expect many requests for an express early checkout.  They’ve pulled out all the stops and scares!” 

This is the only time this package has been offered for HHN guests and it is believed that take-up wasn’t popular enough for it to return.

Did you stay on this package in 2002 or would you stay in this now?  Let us know in the comments!

The Ghost Host with the Most is back for HHN30!

The world’s premier Halloween event, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, is back – returning this fall for its much-anticipated 30th year and unleashing a sinister lineup of horrifying experiences on select nights beginning on September 3 through October 31. Guests will face 10 terrifying haunted houses, five twisted scare zones and two outrageous live shows based on some of the biggest names in horror and pop culture – with the first haunted house of the season featuring the ‘ghost with the most’ and Halloween Horror Nights legend, “Beetlejuice.”

Beetlejuice was the first “ghost host” of Halloween Horror Nights – originally called ‘Fright Nights’ – during the event’s debut in 1991. As Halloween Horror Nights 2021 celebrates a milestone year, this former host will become the supernatural star of a bone-chilling haunted house based on Warner Bros. Pictures and Tim Burton’s Academy Award-winning horror-fantasy film. Guests will be at the whim of the self-described “Bio-Exorcist” as they shadow Beetlejuice’s every move through artfully recreated scenes from the popular film. From the infamous haunted attic within the Maitland home, to the model graveyard and Dante’s Inferno Room, guests will have the extraordinary chance to enter the movie surrounded by its most iconic characters. With brash defiance, Beetlejuice is ready to turn on the juice and see what shakes loose – and his plans don’t include returning to the land of the unliving.

And this is just the beginning… more details about Halloween Horror Nights 2021 will be revealed in the months ahead.

Universal Orlando will continue to monitor the environment and implement enhanced health and safety procedures for its operation of Halloween Horror Nights this fall. Specific details will be shared closer to the event’s debut.

Are you excited to see Beetlejuice return for this year’s HHN? Let us know in the comments!

First House for HHN 2021 Accidentally Confirmed

Peacock accidentally leaked a video late last night that confirms that one of the already built houses for HHN30 will be reused for 2021’s event. The video has since been removed from Universal’s Peacock streaming service. That house is Puppet Theatre: Captive Audience.

It will be located in Sprung Tent 1 and already has the seal of approval from horror supremo Greg Nicotero.

The storyline is said to be “Around the turn of the 20th century, Pesty’s Puppet Troupe from Eastern Europe set up shop the Grandeur Theatre in San Francisco. They were later joined by a Ballet group. One day, the theatre collapsed due to an earthquake, trapping the Puppet Troupe, Ballet Group, and patrons inside. Slowly, all of the trapped people go mad. The Puppet Troupe begins taking the patrons and mutilating them by turning them into puppets.”

As the house was leaked it is still unclear what the status of the house will be until Universal officially confirms it!

Are you excited for this house? Let us know in the comments!

Halloween Comes to Universal Orlando – Including the Debut of Two All-New Horrifying Haunted Houses

Universal Orlando Resort has launched a series of exciting experiences so that guests can celebrate the Halloween season at the award-winning theme park destination beginning September 26. Headlining Universal’s fall lineup is the official debut of two extreme haunted houses that will bring guests’ most sinister fears to light. Plus, guests may don Halloween costumes while visiting the theme parks, take part in trick-or-treating, embark on a fun scavenger hunt and more.

BRAVE TWO HAUNTED HOUSES IN UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA

Developed by the twisted minds of Universal Orlando, guests can scream their way through two all-new haunted houses where terrifying creatures await to haunt their every move. In “Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives,” one of Universal Pictures’ most notorious monsters will step out of the shadows as she stops at nothing to revive Frankenstein’s Monster at any cost. In “Revenge of the Tooth Fairy,” guests will be immersed in an original story that uncovers a dark ritual behind the innocent childhood tradition.

Access to the two haunted houses is included with theme park admission. There may be times when the Virtual Line experience is available for the haunted houses. Guests can use the Official Universal Orlando Resort App to select a Virtual Line time to visit. Haunted houses may be too intense for young children and are not recommended for guests under 13.

DRESS UP IN COSTUMES WHILE VISTING THE THEME PARKS

Guests can share their Halloween spirit and don family-friendly costumes while visiting Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Click here for complete costume guidelines.

TRICK-OR-TREAT IN ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE

While venturing through Islands of Adventure, guests 12 and under can trick-or-treat to collect Halloween candy at retail locations marked by pumpkin signage.

SCARECROW STALK IN UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA

Visitors can participate in the Universal Orlando Scarecrow Stalk, a new scavenger hunt that sends guests to find unique scarecrows and collect stamps at 13 retail locations throughout the park. A Halloween treat awaits those who successfully complete the stalk.

For additional Halloween treats this fall, guests can also:

Stop by the popular Halloween Horror Nights Tribute store, an immersive retail location dedicated to the legacy of the world’s premier Halloween event, to purchase limited-time “throwback” merchandise and to get a taste of the horror with an assortment of nearly 20 sweet and savory items.
Enjoy additional limited-time, crave-worthy food & beverage options to celebrate the season. In Universal Studios, this includes a variety of Halloween-themed drinks like the Frozen Candy Corn beverage at the all-new Skeleton Bar at Café La Bamba, the iconic staple, Pizza Fries, at Louie’s Italian Restaurant, and all-new food trucks near the haunted houses that feature uniquely themed items such as “Franken Fried Chicken & Funnel Brains.” In Universal CityWalk, guests can pick up the “Jack the Clown” and “Pumpkin Spice” specialty doughnuts at Voodoo Doughnut. Plus, guests can sip on specialty drinks themed after icons from Halloween Horror Nights history at Universal Orlando’s hotels, including “The Director” and “The Chance.”
Catch a classic horror flick at Universal Cinemark in CityWalk now through October 31.
Universal Orlando continues to implement its enhanced health and safety procedures and guidelines focused on “screening, spacing and sanitization,” and those practices will be applied to all experiences taking place this fall. Key measures include screening guests and team members, enforcing social distancing, requiring face coverings, limiting capacity at the parks, attractions and hotels, and increasing cleaning and disinfection procedures and more. Specific health and safety protocols for the haunted houses include:

Face coverings worn by team members – including scareactors – and guests.
Everyone following social distancing guidelines in the queue and inside the haunted houses. Plexi-glass will be installed in various areas to help keep separation between scareactors and guests.
The required use of hand sanitizer before entering each haunted house. It will also be available for guests to use immediately after they exit.
Managing the guest flow inside the haunted houses by pulsing travel parties and limiting capacity.
For more information about Universal Orlando’s Halloween seasonal experiences, incredible offers for guests to take advantage of this season – including the limited-time “Buy 2 Days, Get 2 Days Free” offer that is available for purchase through Sept. 30 – and Universal Orlando’s enhanced health and safety procedures, visit http://www.UniversalOrlando.com.

Having a Bloody Good Time at the 13th Floor Jacksonville

Once Universal Studios officially canceled Halloween Horror Nights in July, I began to look for other haunts that would possibly happen this year. Fortunately, the 13th Floor in Jacksonville was able to keep their doors open this haunt season. So, I did my research by using the 13th floor’s website https://www.13thfloorjacksonville.com/ and after seeing all the positive reviews, I decided to give this haunt a try.

Safety Procedures

Needless to say, the most important thing these days are the safety procedures that businesses use for their day-to-day operations. In this regard, the 13th Floor Jacksonville is top notch and sets the bar for any business trying to operate during these trying times.

The first and the most important measure is that everyone must wear a mask. This measure is even required for the scare actors inside and outside of the haunted house.

Second, the only way to get tickets for the event is by buying them online at https://www.13thfloorjacksonville.com/hours_pre.html . This allows the 13th Floor staff to run the event at an limited capacity, by having the group members to buy a ticket that is set up to view the house at a certain time slot. In fact, you are not even allowed to get in line until thirty minutes for your allotted time.

The final measure is that the staff uses the allotted time slots to pulse the house. This means your group will get to walk the haunted houses by yourselves and guarantee that social distancing is upheld.

Theme

The theme of this year’s event is called, “Deadly Reflections,” and revolves around the story of Blood Mary. As the story on 13th floor’s website goes, Mary was a early 20th century nomad with a vain and greedy heart. Her whole point in life was searching far and wide for the legendary Mirror of Viitor. This mirror was said to grant the power of knowledge, wealth and riches to those who peer into it. Once Mary finally finds the mirror, she takes one gaze. There she finds out that the mirror only rewards those with kind spirits and instead gets trapped inside. Now trapped inside, Bloody Mary’s rage was too intense to contain and to this day, her unrested spirit manifests itself throughout the mirrors with a deadly reflection ready to consume your soul.

Review

Overall, I thought the 13th Floor Jacksonville was a great time. I really loved the pulsing of the house and the fact that me group had the whole venue to ourselves. This was an incredibly huge house that took over twelve minutes to walk through. So, you definitely get your moneys worth. I also like that the house had a few creaky floors, slanted rooms and multiple mirrors that make the house can to navigate and make you feel uneasy. Another nice touch is that the actors here actually interact with you and help tell the story. For example, early on you meet a doctor outside the main house and he helps you enter Bloody Mary’s realm.

The only bad thing about the house was due to social distancing there was only about three scare actors in the house, so most of the scares come from puppets and air triggers. Also, the overall theming of the house was pretty generic and I do not really think this the house changes much year to year. So, the props are more likely reused each year. For example, there was a scene with Pennywise the clown and what does that have to do with Blood Mary? In fact, this haunted house about Bloody Marry only had a total of five mirrors, so overall the house does not present a cohesive theme.

If I had to give the event a grade I would give it a B+. Overall, the event is enjoyable and I am trying to not deduct points, because the event had to more then likely slim down the numbers for scare actors to maintain social distancing guidelines. I will definitely checkout the event in the future, because I really want to know what the experience is like with a full staff of scare actors.

Add-Ons

  • Ten dollar ticket upcharge to be ahead of the line. This option is called FAST Pass
  • Twenty dollar ticket upcharge to skip the line completely. This option is called Skip the Line
  • When you enter the haunted house the staff will take your parties picture besides a prop. The price to purchase the picture is fifteen dollars.
  • Axe Throwing Class for five dollars you get five axes to throw at targets
  • Bar 13 Bar is an outdoor bar where our 21+ patrons can enjoy spooky libations before or after experiencing the haunted house. All concessions are provided by Foremost Liquors and Wines
  • Mini Escape Games are a fully interactive and immersive experience unlike anything you have ever done before! Race the clock: Your group enters a room and has only five minutes to use clues and riddles hidden throughout the room that provide the tools necessary to meet the objective. As the clock ticks down and the pressure mounts…can you stay calm, can you escape? Price is five dollars per game and must be purchased online.

If you would like to hear audio from my visit to the 13th Floor Jacksonville, then please listen to my podcast at https://pod.fo/e/9cb2d