A few weeks ago we told you about the fan vote for the new Scare Zone at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood. We are pleased to announce the winning scare zone is none other than "Mask-A-Raid"!!!
We look forward to this new scare zone when HHN opens in a couple of months.
The full press release is below.
Online voters said “Bon appetite” and selected “Mask-a-Raid,” a Scare Zone concept based on a hoard of blood thirsty cannibals masquerading as French aristocrats, in the first-ever Universal Studios Hollywood “Halloween Horror Nights” Choose Your Scare online voting competition. The winning Scare Zone concept will materialize in disturbingly real detail at the terrifyingly popular event in Fall 2014.
“We are always listening closely to what our fans want, but this was the first time ever that we actually went out and put the power completely in their hands to determine part of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ content,” said John Murdy, Creative Director, Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “The avalanche of votes we received confirmed our fans’ desire to be part of the process, and we are happy to give them exactly what they want.”
The new Scare Zone, staged in the theme park’s French Street location, will transport guests to a time when masquerade balls were a staple of the social calendar in pre-Revolutionary War France. However, visitors will soon learn that behind the elaborate, jeweled masks of powdered and perfumed party-goers are members of a blood-thirsty cannibal cult.
In addition to the new Scare Zone, and after rave reviews from fans, Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” is bringing back AMC’s “The Walking Dead” for an unprecedented third consecutive year. A terrifying maze – “Walking Dead: End of the Line” – and “Terror Tram: Invaded by the Walking Dead” will be inspired by Season 4 of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award®-winning television.
This year’s bone-chilling maze will place guests at the heart of a harrowing journey to seek sanctuary at Terminus, an elusive destination that promises community for all. Meanwhile, “Terror Tram: Invaded by the Walking Dead” will send guests on the road to Terminus, interspersed with landmarks and walkers from Season 4, including the “burned moonshine cabin,” “charred walkers” and “mud walkers.”
TWO LA-BASED FAN EVENTS CELEBRATE THE POWER OF “TRANSFORMERS” AS NEW FILM “TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION” HEADS TO THEATERS IN JUNE
Universal Studios Hollywood Hosts Exclusive Transformers Fan Experience and Official “BotCon” Convention Kicks Off in Pasadena, Beginning Friday, June 20 – Sunday, June 22
WHAT: Universal Studios Hollywood hosts the 2014 TRANSFORMERS FAN EXPERIENCE
When: Friday, June 20th from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608 | Phone: (800) 864- 8377
Cost: $75, includes admission to all rides and attractions, in addition to the breakthrough thrill ride, “Transformers: The Ride—3D,” as well as after-hours access from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Tickets and more information: https://ushtix.com/Transformers |www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com
The TRANSFORMERS Fan Experience to include:
WHAT: “BotCon” 2014 TRANSFORMERS COLLECTORS CONVENTION – Pasadena Convention Center
When: Saturday, June 21, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 22, 2014 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Pasadena Convention Center | 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, California 91101
Cost: Adults: $20; Children 5-12: $10; Children 4 and under: Free
Early Bird admittance is available for $60 on Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Parking is available at the Paseo Colorado shopping center for a daily rate of $9
Tickets: Available on site. For more information: www.BotCon.com |questions@BotCon.com
The annual TRANSFORMERS Collectors’ Convention to include:
We headed up to Universal Studios Hollywood this week to bring you a long overdue update from one of the biggest construction zones in any park in the U.S.. The amount of work going on in this park is amazing, and all three of the major projects are just getting started.
We also saw the first bit of Halloween Horror Nights set dressings on the Studio Tour.
We'll start our update on the upper lot and a look at the Springfield and Hogsmeade construction area. Now that the buildings are taking shape, it's a bit easier to get an idea where both Springfield and Hogsmeade will be, even though they'll be opening a year apart.
The pole is pretty much the dividing line between the two area's. Springfield will be on the left, Hogsmeade on the right.
Pointy roof = Hogsmeade. Square roof = Springfield.
Disregard the Flintstones BBQ ...
An aerial view. The buildings are HUGE when you are close to them.
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
Moving beyond Springsmeade (I think we'll call it that) we see the HUGE show building for Forbidden Journey.
Every time I see this I'm amazed that just 9 months ago (on September 6) the last show was held at the Universal Amphitheater.
Once the building is closed in we'll start seeing Hogsmeade construction spread to this area.
Extreme Close-Up ... wooaaaahhhh!!!
From the other side on the Tram Tour
A few more up-close shots
From the parking structure you can see the other side of the building. It's massive. And remember, Hogwarts Castle still needs to be built.
First wooden frame for Hogsmeade or something else?
Fast and Furious: Supercharged
Since it was announced, construction on Fast and Furious: Supercharged has started moving along pretty quickly as well.
The best spot to get pictures of Fast and Furious isn't in the parks.
Super Silly Fun Land
It seems like it's taken forever to finally show you all of the parts of Super Silly Fun Land, but here it is. The water-play area is now open.
Rules are good MmmKay
Even the trash cans are Super and Silly and Fun (and Land?)
The Super Awesome Despicable Me characters were all out and were very popular.
Just a couple of quick Studio Tour notes including some set-dressing for Halloween Horror Nights for the Terror Tram
The Collapsing Bridge is back open
♪ I bless the rains down in Africa ♪ ...err Mexico (talk about a reference that ages me)
On the War of the Worlds set, we noticed a couple of new set pieces that weren't really "War of the Worlds" but could be for some event this fall. =)
Car ... not War of the Worlds
Fence ... not War of the Worlds
Thunderbird Motel (Rooms by the Hour) ... DEFINITELY not War of the Worlds. Anybody know what this could be in reference to? I Googled it but nothing came up.
Also don't forget, voting for the new Halloween Horror Nights Scare Zone starts today (June 6). Click the link for all of the details. It could be the most important vote you cast this year!!!
Around The Park
Just a couple of minor notes from the rest of the park.
Krusty's tongue is getting a refurb (insert your own joke here)
Whoever said they don't like no parfait?
Probably my favorite picture of the day (along with the one of Agnes)
That's going to wrap it up for this update, hope you enjoyed it.
We didn't head down to the lower lot but I assume the construction of the Starbucks is progressing nicely. We'll make a point to head down there next time.
Thanks again for all of your support, it's very much appreciated. Please Share!!!