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  • Saddlesore Swanson
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    I was there on Saturday night and it was absolutely, completely terrible.

    I'm co-signing all of yncgha's post.

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  • Professortango
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    Originally posted by frecky View Post
    From what Ive been told, weekends are always pretty busy. I went on a Wed, and got through everything pretty quick. Even the lines for rides were short.
    I've always gone to the Haunt and Saturdays, but this year was bad. I generally can do all of the mazes except for maybe 2-3 and both the hanging and the big show. This year, we only did 5-6 (Feary Tales and Asylum are only one line), and the only reason we did that many is we left Dead Idol Live early, and didn't line up for that or the hanging as we usually do. If we had stayed in Dead Idol, we would have walked out doing only 3 mazes. Not good at all.

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  • Dustysage
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    ADMIN NOTE:
    Just a reminder to the members. Please don't attack people just because you disagree with them. There are ways to disagree without being rude or condescending.

    If someone didn't enjoy the event, that is OK. If you did, just tell us why you liked it, don't attack the other person for not liking it.

    This is also a reminder to members to please use their reputation voting and report post feature when they see someone breaking the rules.

    Thank you for your help!

    -Dusty

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  • frecky
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    Originally posted by justjohn View Post
    Same here, we went on Thursday and there was NO ONE there! We got there at 7:15 and hit most of the mazes by 9:30. We watched a couple of shows, then hit the last two and we were home by midnight! Perfect night too! It was the closest we have ever been to the hanging. I almost got blood sprayed on us a few times.
    My rule of thumb is to always do these special events on weeknights, otherwise theres not enough time.

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  • justjohn
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    Originally posted by frecky View Post
    From what Ive been told, weekends are always pretty busy. I went on a Wed, and got through everything pretty quick. Even the lines for rides were short.
    Same here, we went on Thursday and there was NO ONE there! We got there at 7:15 and hit most of the mazes by 9:30. We watched a couple of shows, then hit the last two and we were home by midnight! Perfect night too! It was the closest we have ever been to the hanging. I almost got blood sprayed on us a few times.

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  • frecky
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    Originally posted by duckiedianne View Post
    I went on Saturday and I was rather disappointed. I've been before and had a great time and I had fun this time but it was....not great. The basic problem was that they oversold so the place was PACKED! The wait times for most of the mazes were at least an hour. Usually when you go into a maze you walk, then they stop your group to let the monsters reposition themselves so they can scare the crap out of you. On Sat there were so many people that they just rushed everyone through the maze so the monsters had no time to set up for the next scare. You would hear the monster growl at the person 3 feet in front of you and so you knew where they were and there weren't as many good scares.
    Previous years, I've come home with a hoarse voice and this time I only got scared a handful of times! I was bummed!

    Another problem with the crowding was that the sliding monsters had no room to run and slide up to you! Those are my favorites and I only saw 3 or 4 monsters do it and they were to other people!
    From what Ive been told, weekends are always pretty busy. I went on a Wed, and got through everything pretty quick. Even the lines for rides were short.

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  • duckiedianne
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    Originally posted by ycngha View Post

    Knotts Halloween Haunt should be your first choice. It's just fantastic, and you just know they've got evil elves already working on Halloween Haunt 2007 and 2008. They're the best game in town for a reason: care, love, and quality for their product. It's obvious. I can't wait to go.
    I went on Saturday and I was rather disappointed. I've been before and had a great time and I had fun this time but it was....not great. The basic problem was that they oversold so the place was PACKED! The wait times for most of the mazes were at least an hour. Usually when you go into a maze you walk, then they stop your group to let the monsters reposition themselves so they can scare the crap out of you. On Sat there were so many people that they just rushed everyone through the maze so the monsters had no time to set up for the next scare. You would hear the monster growl at the person 3 feet in front of you and so you knew where they were and there weren't as many good scares.
    Previous years, I've come home with a hoarse voice and this time I only got scared a handful of times! I was bummed!

    Another problem with the crowding was that the sliding monsters had no room to run and slide up to you! Those are my favorites and I only saw 3 or 4 monsters do it and they were to other people!

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  • dsnylndmom
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    Thanks for sharing your experience and Welcome to Mice Chat!

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  • frecky
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    Originally posted by justjohn View Post
    Its a good one. They also do paranormal tours and dinners. They set you up with a psychic to take a tour and learn the history of the ghosts of the Queen Mary. You can also take part in an investigation where they set you up with the equipment and a team and youinvestigate the ship.

    You were in our neighborhood BTW, we can see the Queen when we cross the street to the park. All the way down from Ventura or somewhere abouts right?
    Border of Ventura/LA counties, yeah. Took us about 45 min-an hour to get there (little bit of traffic). Ive done the regular day tour that has the self guided tour/ghost tour, which I thought was pretty cool. Its one of my fav places to go.
    If people are looking for the scare factor, Id have to highly recommend this.

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  • justjohn
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    Its a good one. They also do paranormal tours and dinners. They set you up with a psychic to take a tour and learn the history of the ghosts of the Queen Mary. You can also take part in an investigation where they set you up with the equipment and a team and youinvestigate the ship.

    You were in our neighborhood BTW, we can see the Queen when we cross the street to the park. All the way down from Ventura or somewhere abouts right?

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  • frecky
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    Originally posted by justjohn View Post
    We still haven't done Universal so thanks for the heads up. I have to recommend Queen Mary Shipwreck. This one is spectacualr! It isn't even so much of hte monsters jumping out, but a bunch of the mazes go below decks. These are FREAKY (not Frecky)! Super dark and quiet with the occasional drips and such and the haunted history. This one is kind of $$, but if you go the opening week, its half priced.
    We went Sat night and had lots of fun. Definately worth your $30

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  • justjohn
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    We still haven't done Universal so thanks for the heads up. I have to recommend Queen Mary Shipwreck. This one is spectacualr! It isn't even so much of hte monsters jumping out, but a bunch of the mazes go below decks. These are FREAKY (not Frecky)! Super dark and quiet with the occasional drips and such and the haunted history. This one is kind of $$, but if you go the opening week, its half priced.

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  • sediment
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    Congratulations: you were born yesterday. And you have now grown up wiser.

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  • frecky
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    Im willing to bet that most of the reason it was so busy was just because it was Friday the 13th.

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  • Flickering Bulb
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    i was there on saturday (the 14th) and i have to admit, i was rather disappointed as well. i was surprised that they only had 2 mazes. we got to the gate around 6:30 pm, and managed to enter the park at 7:02 pm. we quickly went for the mummy ride and jurassic park b/c we knew they would get crowded later in the night (which they did). both rides were almost walk ons, and then we head for the terror tram.

    i thought it could have been much better. instead you walk between barracades and you could easily see what's around you and if any monster is headed towards you ahead of time. it felt like a marathon w/ the monsters. the story of the "director" was cool though. i enjoyed the asylum, and house of horrors, but i wish there were more.

    we also managed to do T2 3D which was the same... and we caught Slaughter World which was lame i think. just some dirty language that makes jocks go "wwooooo!! yeahhh!!" whatever... i didn't care for it.

    it was fun, but not great, i'd rather spend my money on Knott's.

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  • MickeyD
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    Given my work schedule and the work schedules of the people I went with (not to mention traffic) there was no way we were going to be able to be there right at 7 on Friday night. We knew this going in and fully accepted it. We also realized that it was going to be crowded and had no problem with that either. What we did have a problem with was the mediocrity of the whole evening. Next time we're going to skip it and go to Knott's.

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  • EagleWings
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    Who in their right mind would bring a child to this? Are you a sick person?

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  • Lane
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    I like the tram it was really cool to walk around the bates motel but there was lots of dead spot in between scenes. And in the advertisments dont they say not recommended for children?? so the language was fine and i found the tram to be funnier. Some of the monsters said some "bad words" and it was hallarious! but the park just lacked things to do and is was dissapointing. there was just TOO MUCH empty areas like the coke zone area. Did anyone see the chucky thing?

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  • EagleWings
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    I went early because you never show up late to events like this. It starts at 7 so be there by 7. And the the tram tour.. if you wanted to see the whole backlot then go during the day.. they already said multiple times it wouldn't be the whole tour. I don't know why people are so mad about the lines duh it would be crowded. Make the most of it and go early.

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  • piratesmom
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    Hubby and I went last night. We got there at 6:45 and were in the park by 7, security check didnt take that long. It rained a bit the first hour and like pp, most things didnt start until 8, so we just walked around and checked out the atmosphere.

    We did the House of Horrors, and being that we havent been to Universal in the day time for about 2 years, we werent sure to expect. We waited in line about 1/2 hour and I didnt like it much, but hubby did. After that we deceided to go over to the Tram tour and do that. We waited in line about 45min, but the line continuously moved, once on the tram we were shocked by the vulgarity of our tram guide, but being that we are older and have kids we are in the habit of tryin to be aware of vulgarity around our kids (we went by ourselves last night..kids at grannys), but we blew it off. The only reason we really went to Universal for this is the fact that we were able to get off the tram and get close to the Psycho house.

    We didnt do the Asylum, due to the fact that the wait was 80 minutes and I dont have the patience for that, so we went and saw the Fear Factor show and it was ok, the typical sexual inuendo and such, but it was what I had expected...crap.

    We went down by the Mummy ride and were dissapointed that they didnt have more going on there, so we went back upstairs.

    WE killed the rest of the time just walking around and observing people and things.

    My opinion..it was ok, hubby and I had gone to Knotts about 2 weeks ago, and had a great time. We enjoy the VIP dinner and all the mazes, and with all the rides going on we can get to all the mazes, than go back to our favourites and do those again and again. Knotts always puts on a great show and I dont think that anyone will be able to pull off the greatness that they do each year.

    Univeral tried and from the crowds last night I would say had a good opening. I was also dissapointed by the fact that we didnt see anything of the "director", I thought for sure they would have had something for him to do during the night, except for the occasional voice over the park saying "the director requests your presence at...etc"

    If they do it again next year we might try it again, but for us, Knott's will always be our first stop!!

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