Halloween Horror Nights 2019 at Universal Studios Orlando

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Well guys, it’s that time of the year; Horror fans can attend the Horror event of the year, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. I live in Florida so I attended the event in Orlando. Fans can attend HHN during the following dates: September 06 – November 02, 2019. Being a fan of Horror movies, I first attended my first HHN last year, and of course I had to attend again this year ! This blog post will be about my time at this year’s HHN (unfortunately I wasn’t able to record in the haunted houses, but I got some great pics !

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

When we got to Universal Studios, we had a few hours before the HHN event began, so we decided to have lunch at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville restaurant; I had a raspberry Margarita to drink, which had the right amount of sweet & alcohol; Honestly I wasn’t hungry, because I was too excited about HHN, so I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich with fries, which was good. 

HHN’S 2019 Merch

Okay so let me just say, that this year’s merch is cool, retro, and colorful –which I love by the way. I had a hard time trying to decide what merch I wanted to buy, but you’ll see what I bought towards the end 😉 I also loved how the merch booths were all representing the haunted houses ! 

2019 Haunted Houses

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This year’s HHN had a whopping ten haunted houses, which included:

Stranger Things
Jordan Peele’s Us
Universal Monsters
Ghostbusters
Killer Klowns From Outer Space
House of 1000 Corpses
Depths of Fear
Graveyard Games
Nightingales Blood Pit
Yeti: Terror of the Yukon

Unfortunately we weren’t able to go to all ten houses, but I did meet my goal of going to five of them which included: Jordan Peele’s Us, Universal Monsters, Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Nightingales Blood Pit, and Yeti: Terror of the Yukon Details. Towards the end, I’ll rank the five houses that I attended from my most favorite to least favorite ! Also I wasn’t able to capture some of the houses via photo/video, but let’s get started !

Killer Klowns From Outer Space – This one was fun; It felt like a crazed carnival klown house; Plus the Klowns were also creepy lol 

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Universal Monsters – This one was awesome; Getting to see the Classic Monsters was cool. This house was also on my must see list, and it was definitely one of my favorites !

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Nightingales Blood Pit – This one was okay; I liked that the setting had us feeling like we were in the ancient Roman times. 

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Haunted Houses (Most Favorite to Least Favorite)

Okay so as I stated above, I wasn’t able to see all ten houses, but seeing five of the houses in addition to getting on some rides, made the night great ! So with that being said I’m going to rank the five houses that I did go to, starting with my most favorite to least favorite !

Universal Monsters – This one is my favorite; From the way the Monsters were displayed on the warehouse, to seeing those legendary monsters in the house, I loved it ! The house was so detailed, I felt alive lol ; This house was definitely fun to go through and I really enjoyed it ! 

Killer Klowns From Outer Space – This house was fun and reminded me so much of the movie; Smelling the popcorn, and seeing the cotton candy cocoons, I was like wow ! And then the klowns with their big creepy grins, they were scary enough lol; This house was awesome ! 

Jordan Peele’s Us – I really enjoyed the movie, so I was excited when they announced this as one of the houses; This one did not scare me a lot, but the house was nice; I was literally walking through the movie and I thought the set up was amazing, it was very detailed. 

Yeti: Terror of the Yukon  – Now typically when we hear about Yetis we think scary and big; I felt like this while walking through the house; There were torn up and dismembered bodies throughout the house, and the suspense of not knowing when the Yeti would come out; This house was fun, but not memorable ! 

Nightingales Blood Pit – Okay the ancient Roman setting was nice; The scares of this house was about the same as the Yeti house; It was nice to experience, however the house was fun, but not memorable ! 

Drink Break – The Twilight Gateway 

I couldn’t do HHN without getting an alcoholic beverage in a souvenir cup, so you know I had to get one, and of course I got the Universal Monsters cup ! The drink I got was The Twilight Gateway, which is a tequila-based cocktail with watermelon, pineapple juice, orange juice, and grenadine — It was good, just the right amount of sweet and alcohol lol, how all drinks should be !

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Universal Studios Orlando Attractions – The attractions that were open during HHN

Not only did we go to some haunted houses, we got on the rides that were open, which was also a plus ! The following attractions were open:

Transformers The Ride – 3D
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Revenge of The Mummy
Men In Black Alien Attack
The Simpsons Ride
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley
Fast & Furious Supercharged

We went on all the attractions, except we weren’t able to go to Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley ! 

Transformers The Ride – 3D

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Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

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The Simpsons Ride

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Fast & Furious Supercharged

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Our favorites were the Transformers The Ride – 3D, Revenge of The Mummy, and The Simpson Ride — These three were fun, exciting, and definitely worth riding ! The Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit was scary; Yeah you get to choose music to listen to on the ride, but I couldn’t enjoy it because I was too busy screaming lol.

2019’s HHN Souvenirs

This year’s merch is fun, retro, and colorful, so you know I had to buy some; Like last year, I bought a shirt, a shot glass, and of course my souvenir cup !

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Wrapping up 2019’s HHN

I had a great time at  this year’s Halloween Horror Nights ! The houses were fun, edgy, and well planned out; We were able to get on all the attractions, except one;  And even though I wasn’t able to go to the other five houses ( The houses I also wanted to see were Stranger Things, Ghostbusters, and House of 1000 Corpses), I had an amazing time; I definitely enjoyed this year’s HHN, and honestly liked it better than last year’s ! 

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#HHN29 – Until next year !

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That’s a wrap on 2019’s HHN; Will you guys be attending the event this year ? If so, what houses were your favorite ? What are your most anticipated houses ? As always thanks for reading !

Thinking About Traveling Solo ?

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Wanderlust is the strong desire to travel. Whether that means traveling to other countries, states, cities, or towns, I can definitely say that I have this desire. While I haven’t traveled solo, I often think about this and how it would be to travel by myself. Sometimes you have friends and family that cannot makes those trips or you have people who like to travel solo to have that freedom to do what they want when traveling. I follow blogs and Instagram pages that often go on solo trips and if they can do it, so can I.  Some of these blogs and pages have great tips on solo travel, which is helpful, if you are interested in traveling by yourself; I am aware a topic or idea like this may raise questions and concerns like it did with me, that’s why I see no problem following or reading about traveling solo so you can have an idea on how to prepare and enjoy yourself. One solo travel blog in particular, which I will link below has some helpful and detailed tips (which I love). While traveling is a dream/ goal of mines, I do hope solo traveling is something I can do soon.

Here are some perks of solo traveling from solotraveler.com

-You do what you want, when you want. Traveling single, you’re on your own schedule.

-You’re free to meet locals and other travelers — and, because you’re alone, it happens often and easily.

-You’re able to focus on the destination and all it offers without distractions.

-You enjoy periods of quiet for reading, art, reflection… you have as much downtime as you want.

-You follow your own interests, be they bungee jumping or combing archives.

-You receive special treatment as locals often go out of their way to enhance your solo travel experience.

I mean how NICE does this sound — Traveling with others is fun, but to have and go by your own schedule, and to do things that you like to do is even better !

To read more helpful, detailed, and great tips on solo travel, definitely check out the following link: https://solotravelerworld.com/

Also leave a comment below if you plan to travel solo, or if you have traveled solo ! 

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