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Alien vs Predator Invades Halloween Horror Nights

horror-nights Alien vs Predator Invades Halloween Horror NightsTo celebrate Alien vs Predator‘s 10th anniversary, 20th Century Fox and Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood have teamed up for the yearly Halloween Horror Nights event to launch a maze based around Alien vs Predator. It’s essentially a theme park-style attraction based around various franchises. Like the Alien War attraction a few years ago. The one in Orlando is based around a Weyland-Yutani research facility where people are caught in a battle between Aliens and Predators. The one is Hollywood will be different and will feature a crashed Predator spaceship with xenomorphs on the loose – similar to the premise of 2007’s AvP Requiem.

In Universal Orlando’s spine-chilling maze, guests will find themselves thrust right into the middle of the primordial battle between the Aliens and Predators as they visit one of Weyland-Yutani’s secret facilities to assist with a situation that has surfaced. Communication has been lost with a bio-weapons research facility in Central America which houses many divisions dealing in extra-terrestrial technologies, specifically the Alien Xenomorph species. Pieces of transmissions were received detailing that the facility has become compromised and another alien species called Yautja – commonly known as Predators – are hunting both the Xenomorphs and any human presence found. Guests will have to navigate through the labyrinth of destruction within the facility as they struggle to survive the ancient feud between these two deadly species.

The terrifying new “AVP: Alien vs Predator” maze at Universal Studios Hollywood will answer the proverbial question asked by mankind since the beginning of time: Are we alone in this dark, vast universe? “AVP: Alien vs. Predator” will once and for all shed light on the answer when it brings to life the violent creatures cohabitating our world as it pits two rival alien species in a fight to the death with Earth as their battleground. This menacing maze will uncover a dangerous alien spaceship carrying a race of hunter aliens known as Predators and a threatening new alien life form that uses human hosts to propagate its species. After crash landing in a remote section of America and escaping to the countryside, the alien and predator become hunter and prey with guests caught in the crossfire.”

Universal have also got assistance from special effects duo Tom Woodruff and Alec Gillis from Amalgamated Dynamics and they have allowed the team to cast from the molds of the creatures they used for the AvP movies. Halloween Horror Nights takes place in Orlando, Florida and in Hollywood, California between September 19, 2014 and November 1, 2014. You check out the promo trailer below:

Thanks to RazorSlash and Aliens Collection for the news.



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  1. 85
    Twitter:

    "Spaceship coming tomorrow for AVP! Our scenic vendor built it off site in four different sections... Hope it fits! It's freaking big! LOL"

    "The AVP maze is really starting to shape up now. Props have been loading in...Saw some for the Predator trophy wall today...coooool"
  2. RakaiThwei
    While Orlando is getting the better deal, Hollywood is doing the small town setting because of the Walking Dead attraction which is being featured as the main attraction.. So obviously they have to accommodate for that. It shouldn't damper your experience, and if it does.. clearly, you're not letting yourself have fun.
  3. 85
    Multiple day passes went on sale today through their Facebook and Twitter, day to day tickets go on sale next week. And they basically confirmed on twitter that they're gonna have a Queen!
  4. RakaiThwei
    Ten years and people are still complaining about the ADI molds? I'd understand if this was another movie being made but this is an attraction and a one time thing. Guys, you're literally supposed to lose yourself and just enjoy the show.. otherwise you're depriving yourself some enjoyment. Which is you know, the whole point of this attraction.. to have fun.  :-\
  5. Xenomrph
    Are they really 'celebrating' this? What next? The 30th anniversary of Jaws the Revenge?
    I thought about how they might do an 'Alien' haunted house, to celebrate the 35th anniversary, and it really wouldn't work. 'Alien' is scary because there's only one Alien but it's all very measured, timed scares to emphasize tension and dread. A haunted house attraction is based on the idea of a ton of jump-scares, so you can funnel as many people as possible through the attraction and let them all get some kind of "jump" at some point in the experience. AvP is a pretty smart choice since you can have a large variety of potential jump scares for both species, it allows for more creativity.

    I really wish I'd gotten to go to HHN in 2011 when they did 'The Thing'.
  6. Bio Mech Hunter
    Interesting. Might be fun.

    I'm wondering, though. If this is kind of a celebration of AVP's 10th anniversary for Halloween, why is AVP:R so heavily infused? In fact, it appears most of what's advertised is from AVP:R. Yech...
  7. Xenomorphine
    Oh, went to the Orlando one during 2010 - absolutely brilliant! My only regret was that I didn't have anyone with me. You really need a friend to experience it properly.

    They convert the entire park over for several evenings. They plan it virtually the moment the last one finishes, which means they've had a whole year to work on it. The exteriors has several 'zones' and then they convert certain interiors to haunted house-like experiences.

    Sounds like this will be one of the interiors which is made up and converted.

    Truly wish I could have gone to this one.
  8. Xenomrph
    Oh shit, nice. It's just that the Orlando website mentions the AvP maze, but the Hollywood one doesn't, so I got confused.

    So the two mazes are actually going to be different? That's pretty awesome.
  9. El Diablo
    I wish this wasn't just at Orlando. Visiting Hollywood is feasible. Orlando... somewhat less so. :(

    It's going to be at both Universal Studios Orlando and Hollywood.



    More info:

    http://www.coaster-net.com/news/2451-aliens-vs-predator-invades-halloween-horror-nights

    "In Universal Orlando’s spine-chilling maze, guests will find themselves thrust right into the middle of the primordial battle between the Aliens and Predators as they visit one of Weyland-Yutani’s secret facilities to assist with a situation that has surfaced. Communication has been lost with a bio-weapons research facility in Central America which houses many divisions dealing in extra-terrestrial technologies, specifically the Alien Xenomorph species. Pieces of transmissions were received detailing that the facility has become compromised and another alien species called Yautja – commonly known as Predators - are hunting both the Xenomorphs and any human presence found. Guests will have to navigate through the labyrinth of destruction within the facility as they struggle to survive the ancient feud between these two deadly species.

    The terrifying new “AVP: Alien vs Predator” maze at Universal Studios Hollywood will answer the proverbial question asked by mankind since the beginning of time: Are we alone in this dark, vast universe? “AVP: Alien vs.
    Predator” will once and for all shed light on the answer when it brings to life the violent creatures cohabitating our world as it pits two rival alien species in a fight to the death with Earth as their battleground. This menacing maze
    will uncover a dangerous alien spaceship carrying a race of hunter aliens known as Predators and a threatening new alien life form that uses human hosts to propagate its species. After crash landing in a remote section of America and escaping to the countryside, the alien and predator become hunter and prey with guests caught in the crossfire.”


    I've been attending the Halloween event in Hollywood for the past several years and believe me, Universal has always delivered when it comes to their mazes. They recreated the prison from season three of THE WALKING DEAD last year and previously constructed a huge animatronic Freddy Krueger snake nearly swallowing a victim whole from A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS. I'm dying to see how they pull this off.
  10. RazorSlash
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    HHN - Orlando @HorrorNightsORL  ·  47m
    This one is gonna be intense, gang! The maze takes place within a Weyland - Yutani research facility dealing in bio-weapons..
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    HHN - Orlando @HorrorNightsORL  ·  43m
    Communication had been lost with the facility dealing in extra-terrestrial technologies, specifically Xenomorph.
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    HHN - Orlando @HorrorNightsORL  ·  42m
    Pieces of transmissions were received detailing that the facility had become compromised and another alien species called Yautja Predators..
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    HHN - Orlando @HorrorNightsORL  ·  41m
    Predators are hunting both the Xenomorphs and any human presence found...
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    HHN - Orlando @HorrorNightsORL  ·  40m
    Guests will have to navigate through the labyrinth of destruction as they struggle to survive the ancient feud.
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    HHN - Orlando @HorrorNightsORL  ·  39m
    This is a soundstage maze.. And we are incorporating elaborate puppet builds to achieve our Aliens.
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    HHN - Orlando @HorrorNightsORL  ·  34m
    Aliens, Predators, face huggers, chest bursters.. And possibly a few surprises.
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    HHN - Orlando @HorrorNightsORL  ·  26m
    The maze is just finishing construction and into the first few days of scenic.. The detail is just awesome...
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    HHN - Orlando @HorrorNightsORL  ·  25m
    Before every maze is built we first design a CG model. These models allow us to see the maze in a pre-vis sense...
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    HHN - Orlando @HorrorNightsORL  ·  22m
    My last tweet tonight is one of the corridors from our CG model.. Enjoy!
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BuPtmmuIEAENpha.jpg:large
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