There are currently 189 days until Halloween Horror Nights opens to the world and I couldn’t be more excited.
For the event’s 27th year they are running a total of 34 nights which is a welcome extension in my opinion. Last year’s event received an unprecedented extension when Hurricane Matthew caused the event to shut down for two nights.
Sadly, I wasn’t able to attend the extended nights as I was in New York for the marathon.
Adding to the insanity of this year we will see an event night on a Tuesday where Halloween will be falling. The event will continue into the following weekend which will likely be an ideal time to visit as a lot of attention will be on Disney for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon weekend.
From what I heard of last year’s November dates, it was a quiet time and a wonderful opportunity to really experience everything without the insanity of the crowds. I’m excited to give it a go which will make it a crazy weekend for me since I will be running that morning. Not going to stop me from getting my horror fix one last time!
Now it’s a matter of waiting on announcements for houses and entertainment offerings. I’ve heard some rumors but it’s not my place or desire to spread false information on the internet so I’ll be waiting patiently like everyone else to find out more about what’s to come for Horror Nights.
Last year the first house (Texas Chainsaw) was announced in April so I’m hoping we don’t have too long to wait.
I would gladly welcome to return of crowd favorite, Academy of Villains. As anyone who follows me on Instragram knows, I was instantly hooked to the show upon my first viewing and my face was a regular in the crowd.
I truly loved the American Horror Story house and would love to see a continuation of that as well.
The original house “Tomb of the Ancients” was also one that I really enjoyed as, visually, it was stunning.
I wish I was one of those allowed to take photos inside the houses and have early access but, alas, I am not. Perhaps I’ll spend the next few months feverishly working towards figuring out how that all works.
Until then, I’m just going to watch this video over and over again.
189 days ya’ll.