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Review: Halloween Horror Nights 26

For the 14th year in a row, RexandtheBeast.com traveled to Orlando, Fl to attend Halloween Horror Nights at the Universal Orlando Resort. The event this year would host nine haunted houses (mazes), five scarezones, and two live shows. We found HHN 26 to be superior to the 25th-anniversary edition last year. Although HHN 25 seems…

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Review: The Repository at Halloween Horror Nights

Rex and I were initially skeptical of the virtual reality upcharge attraction called “The Repository” at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando, FL. After all, we had yet to experience a VR attraction that did not leave us nauseated and frustrated. But hey, this was Halloween Horror Nights – surely this would not be your average, run-of-the-mill, cheapo VR…

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Lunchtime with Rex and the Beast – A New Podcast

In case you haven’t noticed, Rex and I have been recording a new kind of podcast we are calling “Lunchtime with Rex and the Beast.” Rex and I speak on the phone almost every day and talk about theme park news, but we don’t have time to officially podcast for 30-40 minutes. So, we decided…

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Scenes I Hope To See In Halloween At HHN26

The creative team behind Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights has a significant challenge in attempting to satisfy the craving of horror movie lunatics like me who notice every little detail while also producing a haunt that will appeal to a mass audience. That, I believe, is more difficult than it appears. This year’s HHN event looks…

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Three Ways To Ruin A Haunted House

The haunting season is almost here (well, 4 months is pretty close anyway). Occasionally RexandtheBeast.com likes to help haunted house guests experience the most out of a haunted attraction, and the best way to do that is to avoid three massive mistakes. As a reminder, here they are again for your consideration. 1. Do Not…

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“The Exorcist” Is Coming To HHN 26

To the surprise of most Halloween Horror Nights fans, Universal Orlando released information during the month of April for two of the forthcoming HHN 26 mazes. One of those mazes will be The Exorcist, the legendary 1973 film directed by William Friedkin and written by William Peter Blatty. Wow. These are deep waters for Universal Orlando….

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Star Wars Land In Light Of The Force Awakens

Last August I wrote this opinion piece on the announcement of ‘Star Wars Land’ at the Walt Disney World Resort. I provided a few reasons why I was “pumped” at the announcement and a few reasons why I was “not pumped.” In light of the jaw-dropping success of The Force Awakens, I think my primary…

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The Beast Reviews HHN 25

Halloween Horror Nights 25 has come and gone for RexandtheBeast.com. We look forward to attending HHN in Orlando, FL all year long and this trip was another great one. This article will deal exclusively with Halloween Horror Nights, but we had an epic trip in other ways as well, including a tremendous room at the…

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Our Favorite Maze – Halloween Horror Nights 20

Rex and the Beast are recalling our favorite mazes from past HHN events as we get closer to our arrival in Orlando on September 17. Click the event to see our previous favorite mazes: HHN 13 HHN14 HHN 15 HHN 16 HHN 17 HHN 18 HHN 19 Rex’s Favorite Maze From HHN 20: Horror Nights:…

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Our Favorite Maze – Halloween Horror Nights 19

Rex and the Beast are recalling our favorite mazes from past HHN events as we get closer to our arrival in Orlando on September 17. Click the event to see our previous favorite mazes: HHN 13 HHN14 HHN 15 HHN 16 HHN 17 HHN 18 Rex’s Favorite Maze From HHN 19: Silver Screams This is…

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