The story so far Day 10 More shopping and Halloween Horror Nights We had a bit of a lie in today, knowing that it was going to be a late one tonight I think we didnt get up until about 10 (after a week of early starts catching up on sleep was much needed!) We headed back to the Florida Mall for a bit of shopping, as last time we had only had time to go to A & F. After a few hours of leisurely browsing we headed back, after a quick detour to the Toys R Us in the car park (I think this was the Toys R Us I spent so all my money in when I was 10 years old!) We got back to the hotel and changed up ready to head to Universals Halloween Horror Nights. I was just a little bit excited about this I absolutely love horror films and the thought of walking around a haunted house being chased by chainsaw wielding maniacs sounded like my idea of heaven! Here's me from a few days earlier getting excited about HHN! The plan was to catch the I Trolley at about 3 (no driving today, I was looking forward to a beer or ten tonight ), so we could have a late lunch/early dinner at City Walk, get into Universal for about 5 so we could have a few rides before the start of HHN. Heres a pic of Em studying the I trolley map! (can you tell there is lack of pictures taken today?!) I managed to convince Em to eat at NBA City (as we had a 20% discount voucher from the internet) and we ordered a big platter with various bits on it, I think there were chicken wings, some kind of prawn skewers, a quesadilla of some kind and something else. It was quite disappointing, this and Yak and Yeti were the only 2 meals all holiday that didnt hit the spot. NBA City is a cool place to eat or have a beer if you like basketball though. Lucky Em eh After being dragged out of the NBA shop we went down to the park. We got in about 4.45 and had a few goes on the Mummy, a few on Jaws (Ems new favourite!) and then had a stroll around the park whilst it was closing. It was virtually empty as everyone was being kicked out ready for HHN. Okay onto the main event........ HHN For those who might not be aware of HHN, the event sees the entire park take on the halloween theme. There are 8 haunted houses to walk around (in which there are loads of people dressed up ready to jump out on you!) 6 scare zones and there are a few shows on too, as well as a few of the 'normal' rides being open. The event is definitely NOT for children! Do you like what thy've done with Mel's Drive In ?! We had stay and scream tickets, which meant as long as we were in the park before closing we could stay in a special holding area whilst they sorted the park out, and then we would be released into the first of the haunted houses. This method meant we got about 30 minutes of the park to ourselves before the general public were let in. If anyone is considering going to HHN I would definitely recommend the stay and scream tickets The queues for some of the houses got to over 100 minutes long during the evening, the 30 minutes were very much needed! We were in the holding area for about 30 minutes and whilst here we met up with a few fellow DIS Members - Metro West (Universal guru and HHN expert! ) and Schumi Girl and her family. It was great fun meeting a few of the people from these boards and all of them had been to HHN before so it was great to be able to ask all the silly questions we had and listen to a few stories from past HHNs. After about 45 minutes we were released into our first house. As we walked in I wasnt really sure what to expect but I was ridiculously scared! Em was even worse, she was standing behind me holding my hand really tight! As we started walking through the house I felt really on edge properly scared but I soon realised that it was actually more funny than scary! By the time we went to the third house we were both actually wanting to be scared and trying to attract the scareactors attention as we were walking around the houses! We managed to get through all 8 houses and did all of them but one for a second time (thanks to our express passes!) We also saw the Bill & Ted show, which was really funny. Apparently they have this show every year and its a satire of various events from the year they take the mick out of the years films, music etc.