I took Universal Orlando’s “Unmasking the Horror” tour for the first time, which brought me through three Halloween Horror Nights haunted houses: The Forsaken, Winter’s Night, and my favorite of the year – Nevermore. While descending into the madness of Edgar Allan Poe, I stopped to pose for a photo in the room inspired by The Pit and the Pendulum. Fortunately, I escaped with my innards intact.
(Full tour report with videos and photos here.)Tweet
Disney celebrated the 40th anniversary of Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion with a special dinner event called Room For One More, which included an incredible live organist just like the ghostly one seen inside the ride. As the organist was guided away from the stage by the caretaker during a mid-meal break, I had someone snap a photo of me with them and the organ in the background. Later, I stuck around after the event had ended and got a better photo with the organist, which only a handful of people did, as it wasn’t really part of the event. He was kind enough to pose for a few pictures though before he vanished.Tweet
Yep, it’s me and Dr. Facilier again. But this time it’s not from Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, but rather a Haunted Mansion-themed Disney Parks Blog meet-up. The free event included a variety of entertainment, with some characters out for meet-and-greets. And I simply couldn’t pass up the chance to get another picture with Facilier. I think he even remembered me from last time. Perhaps now I have friends on the other side too…Tweet
I entered the Dark Side of the Gardens at Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream, which was packed with zombies. I’ve never seen the streets at this event more “alive” with entertainment. Good stuff. The new haunted houses were quite fun as well, but the streets were really the highlight of the night.Tweet