Universal Fans Decide Between $1 Million or Halloween Horror Nights

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Even though it is only June, Halloween fans are more excited than ever to celebrate this year, as Halloween was essentially canceled last year due to the pandemic. This year, Orlando theme parks are all celebrating the spooky holiday!

One theme park that has a cult-like following for their Halloween event is Universal Orlando Resort. Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights event takes place in the evenings during the months leading up to Halloween. The event offers shows, scares zones, and incredibly detailed, intricate, and terrifying haunted houses.

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Guests who attend are able to see popular IPs such as Beetlejuice, Ghostbusters, and Stranger Things come to life (depending on the year and houses available), as well as original haunted house ideas.

Now that Universal is celebrating Halloween Horror Nights 30 this year, and popular characters such as Beetlejuice and Jack the Clown have been announced, fans cannot wait to attend the event. Twitter is a breeding ground for Horror Nights fans to unite and discuss the event, and the official Halloween Horror Nights account (@HorrorNightsORL) is often the source of conversation.

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Recently, Halloween Horror Nights Tweeted a question that seems to have a unanimous answer amongst horror fans.

u get $1M but you are obligated to live without me, hhn or horror movies. would you do it?

answer carefully

The choice between receiving $1 million or attending Halloween Horror Nights and watching horror films may cause some to sway in the direction of money, but for Horror Nights fans, money seemed to not be an option. The Twitter thread quickly grew with responses, most of which favor HHN in comparison to the money!

Susan Arendt (@SusanArendt) said she can only go on without Horror Nights for one year for the money, not forever.

Ever again? Like, for the rest of my life? No deal.

I could do it for a year.

Matt Cox joined in the conversation with agreement stating:

Yeah, honestly the experiences I’ve had watching and thinking about movies like The Babadook and Annihilation are priceless to me.

Glitter & Gloom (@glitterngloom41) will take horror over cash any day.

As much as I want $1M, no, I couldn’t do that! I need my horror!

Chaotic_Neutral (@urmemel0rd) is also team Horror Nights!

hell nah. hhn, and horror movies are all better than 1M

Stacey Lake (@StaceyRenee729) is all about the experience.

Life’s joy is in experiences, not money. Especially when it’s HHN and horror experiences.

Lori Gaudin (@cajnwhitetiger) tried to trick us, but it obviously #TeamHorrorNights.

Absolutely … NOT … I’ll eventually make a million but I’ll do it going to HHN and watching horror movies

Frodo P. Gryffindor (@Squirrelly2K) was shocked to turn down the million, but did.

This may be the first time I’ve ever turned down the million dollars.

The thread continues with many more agreeing that Halloween Horror Nights, the Twitter account, and horror films are priceless and $1 million could not sway them to ever betray their loyalty to the event!

Tickets begin at $70.99 if purchased online and the event will begin on September 3 and will run until October 31.

So what would you pick? $1 million or Halloween Horror Nights? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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