Remember that big issue I had at Dorney Park? The park VP reached out to me and addressed it. You an read the details at the bottom of the original post.
Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando have announced that their next house will be an Alice Cooper house at both locations.
While I like Alice Cooper, I am not sold on the concept of this for one reason – I fear it is a cost-saving measure. Hollywood had Alice Cooper last year. This year both locations have him. Why does anyone need to do both HHN events if they are similar? Both Disney Parks and Universal Studios seem to be doing this attraction cloning in each park location. I don’t think it’s the best idea anyone ever had. I’d rather see Alice in Orlando this year and something new in Hollywood.
HHN is at its best when there is innovation and a cohesively developed theme around the event. The best year I had the pleasure of attending was 2008’s Bloody Mary. That year they had an interactive website and all kinds of craziness. I haven’t seen them put in the same effort since then. It is probably due to the fact that the return on investment is the same with or without interactivity for the fans and that people like me who would consider flying to both locations are as rare as unicorn poo.
In more awesome mews, I am still convinced that Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Verbolten is the type of ride that we will look back on in 20 years as a game-changer. I hope they keep maintaining it so that the effects always work well, because to my very jaded Disney World twice a year self, Verbolten looks better than anything Disney has released in a long time. Check out this awesome Verbolten documentary. You can see the reverence they have for the ride they replaced – the Big Bad Wolf: