As promised here is part 2 of our review of Halloween Horror Nights 27 at Universal Studios Orlando: The Scarezones and the shows! If you haven’t attended HHN before, you may be confused about what exactly a scarezone is. Scarezones are different than houses or mazes because they are in common walking areas of the park. You do not wait in line and are able to move freely, as do the scare actors. These areas can be extremely immersive, placing you into the story they tell. A lot of people rush through on their way to houses or restaurants, but I feel it is very much worth checking these out for a while. Watching the scare actors in these zones scare others is one of my favorite pastimes!
Located in the New York area of the park and last featured in 2014 at HHN 24, The Purge makes for an awesome scarezone. While not much has changed from it’s original iteration, this scarezone is still very visceral and can feel quite real at times as the “bad guys” in this zone are just regular humans. Most sport masks, from Abraham Lincoln and George Washington to the familiar Gentlemen and even dirtbike and paintball masks to hide their identities as they cleanse their souls in the annual purge. There is a much more political edge to the zone this year, coinciding with Election Year, the third film in the Purge franchise. You will also see the christmas light cars and characters from that film as well. Also new this year is the Purge Cleanup Crew, a nasty woodchipper to get rid of all the mess after the event each year. Be warned, there is a splash zone.
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