“A Haunting Look at History” event to spotlight Halloween Horror Nights past with Universal Orlando designer presentation

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Universal Orlando and the Orange County Regional History Center in downtown Orlando have announced a special dinner event entitled “A Haunting Look at History.” Scheduled for Saturday, August 24, 2013, some of Universal’s top creative minds behind Halloween Horror Nights will offer a behind-the-scenes look at creations from 2011, including Lady Luck and The Forsaken.

Video: Lights-on walkthrough of The Forsaken haunted house

The panel will feature TJ Mannarino, Rick Spencer, Mike Aiello, David Hughes, Kim Gromoll, and Patrick Braillard, discussing how Halloween Horror Nights concepts go from idea to final product, with an emphasis on historically-based haunted houses.

The event is being presented in conjunction with the ongoing History Center exhibit, “A Year in the Life: Backstage to Onstage at Universal Orlando® Resort exhibition.”

Video: Backstage to Onstage exhibit tour with TJ Mannarino

“A Haunting Look at History” will take place from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Tickets are $40.00 for members and $55.00 for non-members, including a reception, dinner, and the presentation, and may be purchased by calling 407-836-7010.

Universal Orlando’s art and design team previously discussed Halloween Horror Nights and other seasonal topics at the Orlando History Center in a similar event held in December 2011:


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