Universal Orlando sends a “heads-up” media invitation gift as Halloween Horror Nights 2013 opening night draws near

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To make sure we’re ahead of the game, Universal Orlando dropped a gruesome gift on our doorstep this afternoon, officially offering an invitation to this Friday’s opening night of Halloween Horror Nights 2013.

This year’s media gift is no exception to the annual tradition of sending particularly preposterous packages to build hype for Halloween Horror Nights. When the large heavy brown box showed up, I could only imagine what I’d find inside.


Video: Halloween Horror Nights 2013 media gift from Universal Orlando


Below is an unboxing of Universal’s “present” to us, followed by a sampling of the haunted house images found on the USB drive included inside the box. What evil has taken root? See for yourself…

Halloween Horror Nights 2013 media gift from Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights 2013 media gift from Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights 2013 media gift from Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights 2013 media gift from Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights 2013 media gift from Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights 2013 media gift from Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights 2013 media gift from Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights 2013 media gift from Universal Orlando

The “brain surgery” message on the included note is a reference to last year’s gift, which required even more hands-on attention to get to the media kit buried within a rotten skull. This year’s head seems to be a bit more fresh, still squishy and covered in bloody flesh. Despite featuring a few marks atop its head, there is nothing inside this time.

Here’s a sneak peek into some of the new mazes this year:

Halloween Horror Nights 2013 begins at Universal Orlando this Friday, September 20. Check back here to Inside the Magic for complete coverage of the event, including a preview… tonight!

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