Halloween Horror Nights 2017

Addendum: I remember posting this. I remember finishing it and posting it. However – clearly my brain is a lying liar who lies because it’s December 29th, and here this post is unposted. I blame the foxen.

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The time for the annual trip to Universal City Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights is now upon us. And I made that trek early this year, with the largest group of people I’ve ever attended one of these events with. The event seemingly gets better with each passing year. Though there were some notable differences between this year and the last. For one, getting the pass for handicapped people capable of walking but not necessarily constant stop and go was more of a hassle this year than really ever in my memory. Rather than going to Guest Services as is the norm, I was directed further into the park. Where there was an unexpected line of people waiting to get this pass.

We did every maze. By far my favorite was The Shining. Not for the scares, because really there wasn’t a lot of actual scaring going on. But the total layout, the design. It was really neat. It felt like we were walking through the hotel, and then the frozen tundra outside the hotel.

But by far, my favorite thing about this year was the people I was with. We were a group of ten braving monsters, ghouls, and psychopaths. I had my best friends, my roommate, and the person who would shortly after this date become my partner. This was a great trip, and I can’t wait for next year.

 

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(Not pictured: One of my best friends, who is hiding like a sourpuss)

 

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