No Extra Halloween ‘Mazes’ at Common Studios Hollywood


Could 24, 2022, 3:05 PM ·

The long-time artistic director of Common Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights simply confirmed that the park is not going to have any mazes at this yr’s Halloween occasion.

Since you need to discover that assertion actually unbelievable, you seemingly are ready for the catch. And right here it’s. Common Studios Hollywood this yr formally will begin calling its Halloween Horror Nights sights “homes,” simply as Common Orlando has performed for years. Mazes are useless; lengthy dwell homes at Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights.

John Murdy confirmed the vocabulary change in a Tweet earlier right this moment:

“A suppose it’s solely acceptable to take a second of silence to mark the passing of the time period ‘maze’ from the lexicon of HHN at USH. They shall therefore ahead be referred to as ‘homes’ within the vernacular of HHN at UO. As Bob Dylan as soon as wrote, ‘The instances they’re a altering’…”

Murdy despatched off the maze with some cheek:

“I’m a bit bitter that my glorious options to interchange the phrase ‘maze’ have been rejected outright! So that you received’t be experiencing any ‘Boo Bins,’ ‘Scare Shanties’ or ‘HorrorHaus’ any time quickly! Oh properly! Thanks for the recollections ‘maze.’ I hope to get misplaced in you down the road.”

The Bride of Frankenstein maze
Final yr’s The Bride of Frankenstein maze at Common Studios Hollywood would now be a home.

Common final week introduced Common Monsters: Legends Collide as the primary home for Halloween Horror Nights this yr at each Common Studios Florida and Common Studios Hollywood. Common’s use of the phrase “home” to explain these sights now seems to not be only a case of the press launch being written in Orlando. It was a acutely aware determination to standardize the vocabulary used for Halloween Horror Nights on each coasts.

Personally, I by no means warmed to the time period “maze,” as I assumed it implied presenting some choice to decide on amongst a number of paths, which I’ve by no means seen in a HHN property. (Lengthy-timers, appropriate me within the feedback with an instance when you have one!) However “home” is lower than good, too, as many Halloween Horror Nights sights prolong past one construction into a number of settings. These aren’t “homes.” They’re adventures!

Finally, the stuff at Halloween Horror Nights are sights like the opposite rides and reveals and walk-throughs out there within the parks. However I get why parks would need a distinctive time period when selling them, to replicate that they’re one thing momentary for an after-hours occasion relatively than a everlasting ingredient of the park. Finally, maybe it would not matter what a park calls these Halloween sights, as long as it makes use of its most popular time period persistently.

Which Common hadn’t. Till now.

Halloween Horror Nights this yr begins Friday, September 2 in Orlando and on Thursday, September 8 in Hollywood, operating choose nights via October 31.

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