Halloween horror nights are here and we’ve seen all the creepy and scary things Universal Orlando has to offer this year!
While most of Universal Studios is being transformed, with haunted houses and scary actors almost everywhere, there is one popular area that has remained intact.
Here’s our idea for a scary area for Halloween EPIC horror nights at Universal Orlando!
Two words: Harry. Potter.
Yes, we think Harry Potter deserves to get into the creepy season! The entire Diagon Alley area stays the same during nights of terror, and has a LOT of potential. Think of all the possibilities! Or not, because we will present some of our favorite ideas to turn it into a zone of fear.
The whole atmosphere would be similar to the missing Diagon Alley from Half Blood Prince when it is invaded by Death Eaters, because that’s when it’s scariest! He Death Eaters would be everywhere, with these scary masks and even actors looking like the specific Death Eaters they are. portray without a mask.
We’d love to see actors portraying the characters in the film, as they do in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! Some of our choices would be for Bellatrix Lestrange, Draco Malfoy, Lucius Malfoy, Barty Crouch, Jr., Grayback and of course Dark Lord himself, Voldemort.
Universal could change the interactive points on the wand so that something scary or bad happens when you also use your wish there, such as spiders crawling or something breaking!
We don’t know how they would do it, but the Dark Mark should show up in the sky over the alley. Maybe they could use drones, fireworks or some kind of projection show that happens every 30 minutes. And the good dragon above Gringotts should exhale green fire instead of normal fire! Extra spooky.
Speaking of Gringotts, we want a travel overlay! On top of that, you might not succeed in your mission and Voldemort would capture you! Or really anything to make it more scary. There also need to be scary creatures around the area, such as the basilisk, a Boggart or Aragog that can be interactive and used as photographs.
Taking control of the show would be Voldemort reborn in the cauldron, like the Chalice of Fire scene. How fantastic would that be ?!
Also, remember the creepy witches and wizards hiding on Knockturn Street in the Chamber of Secrets, like the guy talking on the wall? Yes, we want them too!
Oh, and how we might forget: obviously dementors must be an important part of this overlay. They would fly, and when they approach you, you’ll feel a gust of cold air (it looks like Universal might invent something to do that, right?).
And as much as Floo’s powder is great, it can be a little surprising. We want to see how the people of Diagon Street are shot at random and scaring!
Now, for food and drinks. We definitely need to have themed foods! As for drinks, we think of polysuc potion, unicorn blood, Wolfsbane potion and Draft of Living Death.
When it comes to food, we think Florean Fortescue’s ice cream parlor should become creepy. Maybe it could be taken over by Cucucuc! Doesn’t that fit for some reason? Cuckoo having a creepy ice cream parlor? The flavors would be renamed for the night to represent a little more creepy stuff.
There should also be salty food, like something Merpeople would eat (it could be seafood) or horcrux-themed food. Another idea is to have the food Kreature prepares for Harry, Ron, and Hermione before they start liking the Deathly Hallows.
And here we go a little crazy: we also want a haunted house! Think about how amazing it could be with the sheer amount of material available. There could be a part that is like the maze of Goblet of Fire, with creatures coming out and a zombie Cedric Diggory, ending up in the graveyard. Then, we could walk around Azkaban Prison and see dementors and prisoners behind bars.
We could also attend a Death Day party at Hogwarts (since it takes place on Halloween). And to go to Hogwarts without boarding the Hogwarts express, we could use Floo powder! This could extend into the Forbidden Forest, where we would find many scary creatures and see Voldemort drinking unicorn blood. This section could also include the Scream Shack and the Womping Willow!
Finally, in the London area of Universal Studios, we could walk into 12 Grimmauld Place and come across the SCREAMING portrait of Mrs. Black, who could be played by a very talented actor. There would also be domestic elf heads on the walls, of course!
Universal, what do you think? Do you want to collaborate with us? But seriously, it would be great to experience it, especially if you’re a Harry Potter fan! But for now, we will continue to dream and think of other ideas. Stay tuned to All Ears for more Universal news and updates.
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