Halloween Horror Nights 30 starts exactly one week from today! This year’s event features 10 Haunted Houses, 5 Scare Zones and 2 Shows. One questions that has been on everyone’s mind is will Universal implement the Vinyl Dividers, as they did in last year’s event?
Will Vinyl Dividers be Placed in Houses at Halloween Horror Nights 30
The short answer is Yes! Today, Universal Orlando Resort has confirmed this with The Orlando Sentinel.
— Orlando Informer (@OrlandoInformer) August 27, 2021
This has been an ongoing question debated amongst the fandom of the event. While unfortunate, the measure make complete sense given today’s environment with with ongoing pandemic.
Last Year’s Event was Canceled
Last year, Halloween Horror Nights was canceled for the first time. 2020 was going to be a huge milestone for Halloween Horror Nights with it being the 30th Year of the event. Fortunately enough, Universal decided to still push forward with 2 Houses, which were available during the daytime. These houses came with some slight modifications, one being the placement of clear, vinyl dividers.
In a statement from last year’s event, Charles Gray, a senior show director said.
“It’s not only important to be safe but to feel safe,” said Gray. That includes park visitors and workers, both on stage and behind the scenes.”
While these vinyl dividers appear where scare actors try to scare you, they are also placed strategically where they do not. From last year’s event, this sometimes enhanced the scares and provided a distraction to maze-goers, allowing scare actors to catch you off guard.
In my opinion, it is better to be safe than sorry. However the look of the vinyl dividers may be distracting and unwanted, the event could have just as easily been canceled again. I am still very much looking forward to this years event despite these safety measures!
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[Source: Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Informer]
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