This time we were up and out of the room around 9am. We headed over towards Universal and decided to stop at the "world largest McDonalds" This place was packed. We got in line for breakfast around 10am and just as we were getting to the 1 person taking orders it was 10:30 and they were no longer serving their bistro breakfast. I asked to speak to the manager seeing as we had been in line for 30 minutes and no one had given us any kind of warning that we would not be able to order our breakfast. The manager was a jerk to us and basically said it was our problem. He was really lacking in any type of customer relations skills thats for sure.
We arrived at Universal around 11am and went to the Studios. We rode the Mummy ride and saw Twister and decideded to head to IoA as we would be at the Studios later that evening. We rode the Hulk, Spiderman, and Jurrasic Park River Adventure before eating lunch. After lunch we walked over to Dueling Dragons and got a peek at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I hate to say this but once Harry Potter is open, I think at least IoA will be a must do on our trips to Orlando. I am a huge fan and cannot wait to see what they do bringing these books to life.
It was almost time for the Studios to close and we wanted to be in the park so we didn't have to go through the metal dectectors or deal with the large lines going into the park so we hurried back over. We were placed into the "holding" area and got a table in Finnagins and had a few drinks while waiting for the park to reopen.
If you enjoy haunted houses, Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate event. This was the 2nd time I have attended these and it did not disappoint. I would suggest that you pay the ~$40 and get an Express Pass. We would not have been able to go though all the houses had we not had one. The wait for some of the houses were near 2 hours. They had massive soundstages set up for the lines. We went straight for the "signature" house "Reflections of Fear" . This is the house that gives the story of the main character "Bloody Mary" She appears several times throughout the house. She will also make appearances in the park by being projected onto sides of buildings randomly. My husband was very impressed with this house and was pretty excited about the "adult" theme of the evening. The next house was "Dead Exposure" and this was our favorite house of the evening. You never knew what to expect next and it was very scary! "Scary Tales" was the next house and again it didn't dissapoint. We were able to do the other 5 houses and while they were good, they were no where near as awesome as the first 3. We also saw the Bill and Ted's show which I thought was ok and not as good as the show I had seen a few years back. The scare zone were pretty neat and the "scareactors" were very interactive. Hubby has some great pictures which I will try to get him to post on our flickr account for you to see.
All in all it was a very long day. We were all exausted by the end of the day. My husband loved Horror Nights. He said that #1 it was nice to do something other than Disney and #2 he enjoyed the adult aspect of it. He liked that they didn't try to make it PC and really pushed the edge. It is truely an adult event. I enjoyed it as well and was scared a good bit. I am just amazed at the high level that these houses are done in. The prep for these houses is incredible and it is something that while I don't think I need to go to every year I will return again to.
Tomorrow-More EPCOT and Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party
Let's remember it all started with a mouse