Interview: Universal Orlando director of art and design TJ Mannarino on Halloween Horror Nights 2010

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Wrapping up our Halloween Horror Nights 2010 interview series is a chat with TJ Mannarino, director of art and design for Universal Orlando’s Entertainment department. Mannarino has been around Universal Orlando since the days of Nickelodeon Studios in the ’90s. He has seen Halloween Horror Nights morph from a rather small Halloween time event into the ground-breaking terror-filled mega-event it is today.

So in honor of the event celebrating its twentieth anniversary, I reminisced with Mannarino about some favorite Horror Nights moments from the past:

(This interview is also available in audio format in Show 286 of the Inside the Magic podcast.)

Our Halloween Horror Nights XX interview series also included opening night conversations with show directors Patrick Braillard and Mike Aiello.

In the meantime, don’t miss all of our Halloween 2010 coverage, including a full event review of Halloween Horror Nights XX, video from its scare zones, and more behind-the-scenes details.

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