Halloween Horror Nights 2 review

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37 Responses to Halloween Horror Nights 2 review

  1. Nigel October 20, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    Hey dejiki! I’m planning to go tonight, what route/plan would you suggest I take in order to go on all the houses and ‘big’ rides with the least wait? Thanks!

    • Dejiki October 20, 2012 at 8:54 am #

      (This comment was edited on 21st October. Changes in bold)

      Hi Nigel,

      I would highly suggest:

      1. Be at the park gates very early, like 7:00pm and start to wait at the entrance. Once the gates open, quickly form up lines to the ticket gantries and get into the park as soon as possible.

      2. Skip all the scare zones and photo-taking first. Go to Dungeon of Damnation first, followed by Death Alley and the Insanitarium.

      – You should be able to at least clear one of the Haunted Houses before 8:30pm. If the wait time exceeds 70 minutes, you might want to skip the Haunted Houses until 11:30pm.

      – From 11:50pm onwards, the wait times for Haunted Houses should be less than 10-30 minutes. NOTE:This really depends. The wait time for Death Alley was 100 minutes at 11:55PM during the second night.

      3. After you’re done with the three Haunted Houses, head to the rides. Battlestar Galactica and Transformers: The Ride will have the longest wait time.

      I would actually suggest skipping the rides to experience the Haunted Houses and Scare zones, which are not available in the day.

  2. zha October 20, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    Hi Dejiki,

    Great Review:) May I ask, what you think of booking an RIP tour for HHN2? wil it be worth it? Thank you

    • Dejiki October 20, 2012 at 10:32 am #

      Hi zha,

      The HHN2 RIP tour is ideal if you prefer to have a guided tour around the scare zones, and access the haunted houses and park attractions with hardly any waiting time.

      You will be able to visit all three haunted houses and most of the park’s major attractions within 2.5~3 hours. The RIP tour guide will also provide backstory for each scare zone and haunted house to add onto the experience of Halloween Horror Nights.

    • Princess October 21, 2012 at 11:46 am #

      RIP is the best option if you have the cash. It’s definitely worth all your money, because it guarentees you can visit all the halloween attractions at least once, even twice if time permits. You even get priority in photo taking with the characters, which can take a long time.

      On the side, you also can rest in the VIP lounge, sip TWG tea, and get ready for the long night, before the event, instead of joining the mad crowd in front of the entrance (no joke). You can also get 10 FnB voucher to grab supper before heading home, and 10% off mechandise if you are interested.

  3. TimidGirl October 20, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    Hi Dejiki!

    Thank you for your detailed write up on your adventure for Halloween Horror Nights 2.
    I am now slightly more prepared and have a slight clue on what is expecting. I will be going along with 2 other friends tonight and I am still very much afraid. Would you recommend the same route to take as Nigel if I wish to level up my scare intensity slower?

    Thank you! 🙂

    • Dejiki October 20, 2012 at 11:05 am #

      Hi TimidGirl,

      As you said that you are still afraid, perhaps heading to the Haunted Houses first might not be the best idea. However, I believe that once you walked through one of them (and screamed your heart out), you will feel a lot more comfortable and start to enjoy the experience.

      If you wish to gradually level up the intensity of scares, instead of going directly to The Insanitarium via Madagascar and Far Far Away after walking out of “House of Dolls”, walk towards New York. Have a stroll through the “Total Lockdown” and “Bizarre Bazaar” scare zones, so that you can get used to the dim environment, props and scare actors.

      When you are in the Haunted House, hold hands (or lock your arms) with your other two friends. Walk slowly, explore each room and keep an eye out for scare actors coming out from their hiding spots. I wouldn’t advice looking at the floor or keeping your eyes closed – you’ll miss the incredible amount of detail in the Haunted House’s rooms!

  4. Rachel October 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    what attire should we wear to the event? 🙂

    • Dejiki October 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

      Hi Rachel,

      It’s best to dress for comfort – it’s an outdoor event. Wear comfortable flat shoes as the floor may be uneven and/or wet!

  5. Ken October 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Hi Nicholas,

    You’ve done a great review of the show!
    Very detailed and informative but did not ruin expenctant guests’ experiences.

    Thumbs up!

  6. Joe October 21, 2012 at 12:21 am #

    Was at the event tonight (20/10) and the Dungeon of Damnation was totally inspired, seriously I would say maybe the scariest maze of all my HHN’s since 2003… Loved Insanitarium too and Death Alley, but Dungeon was just great, even with loads of people going through, It had us running… And the use of powerful intermittent strobes in Insanitarium, people just didn’t know which way to turn. So many disturbing scares and truly original too. Great, great night, I was very impressed. Joe from Australia.

    • Dejiki October 21, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

      Great to hear from you, Joe!

      Did you get an Express pass? How long did you wait for the Haunted Houses and attractions?

      • Joe October 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

        Yes definitely Express Pass, coming all this way, wasn’t going to leave that to chance! Queue length and time factors are probably the only thing that people complain about…!

  7. Melvin October 21, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Hi. May i ask whether are photos allowed to be taken inside the haunted houses?

    • Dejiki October 21, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

      Hi Melvin,

      Photography and video recording is not allowed in the haunted houses. You can take photos at the three scare zones, so be sure to capture as many photos as you can!

      • Melvin October 21, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

        So would i be able to bring in my camera but won’t take any pictures or they dun even let us bring a camera inside?

        • Dejiki October 21, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

          Yes, you would be able to bring your camera into the Haunted Houses. As long as you don’t switch it on and start taking photos or record a video, it will be fine.

  8. Per October 22, 2012 at 4:12 am #

    I’m more or less pleased. I do not feel the scares was enough though. For me it was rather boring, but that might be because I’m rather used to it. During “Death Alley” I were fortunate enough to be behind some girls who seemed to be screaming of pretty much everything. It almost became comical.

    The queues 21/10 seemed to be around 30-45 minutes for all haunted houses. I didn’t see it go up towards 100 minutes. I did, on the other hand, see it being 65+ minutes for the transformers ride.

    One room that completely took me by surprise was the “spiral” bridge room at the end of Dungeon of Damnation. I’m not quite sure whether it was me or the bridge moving. This comes even from someone who’ve been on offshore supply ships with 25-30m high waves. I really liked that part, but they could’ve added more to it.

    For me it was a 3.5/5 night in total. I do feel that I need to travel to Universal Studios Singapore once more during daytime to experience the other rides though, but I’m not quite sure whether I can afford to dish out another SGD 68. We’ll see I suppose.

    • Dejiki October 22, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

      Hi Per,

      Glad to hear that the crowd conditions were better on the 21/10. There were definitely a lot less people at the park compared to the first two nights.

      How did you feel about the padded cell in the Insanitarium (with strobe effects) and the final exit room?

      The bridge in the spinning room in Dungeon of Damnation does not move at all, but if one is were to stare at the spinning portion, they will feel disoriented. I’ve been to these types of rooms before and some people do feel like they are going to fall over.

  9. Chris October 22, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    Hi, thanks for your review and strategy! It was really helpful (: Was there on Sunday (21/10) and we managed to finish all 3 haunted houses before 9pm (without the express pass)! The park opened early though, slightly after 7:30pm and the crowd was much lesser on a Sunday night. We went straight in for Dungeon of Damnation and Insanitarium, and for the latter, we were even the only 2 at some of the rooms! Really scary… Thanks again for your great write up, it was an awesome night! 😀

    • Dejiki October 22, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

      Hi Chris,

      Great to hear that you had fun! So which Haunted House do you like best?

  10. Marcus October 23, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Heading there Friday night… very excited!
    We also (specially…!!) arranged to have dinner in KT’s Grill during the park conversion to skip the queues at the turnstiles and I’m going to direct the group to go to the Dungeons first so that we’re the only ones in there (well, we’re a group of 12, so it won’t be SO empty. haha)… thanks for you strategy though – will be very useful to maximize time! Plan to do haunted houses first, then rides then scare zones until the end.
    Might even do 2 rounds of haunted houses if we have the time and if we don’t need to use the express pass the first time around!!

    • Dejiki October 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

      Hi Marcus, It’s great to know that you have a plan and intending to take advantage of being patrons at KT’s Grill.

      Going to Dungeon of Damnation as the first thing is a good idea, but why not walk in the Dungeon one by one (instead of going as a group?) 😉

      With right planning and (some running!), it’s definitely possible to do two rounds of Haunted Houses even if you don’t have an express pass, but you’ll need to sacrifice the other attractions in the park. If you have the express pass, it’ll be a lot easier to achieve that and you can go for the rides too.

      Right after Dungeon, go straight to Death Alley (or Insanitarium, but I’d recommend Death Alley since you’re nearby). You should be able to finish all three Haunted Houses by 8:45PM if all goes well, with 4 more hours to spare for a second go, or even more.

      • Marcus October 23, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

        Thanks for the tip on going into the Dungeon one by one (since we’ll be eating right opposite, we can get there as the first for the night… just hope none of us actually throw up dinner… haha)… might either do 1 by 1 or 2 by 2…
        We all have express passes, so going to make total use of them. Am going straight to Insanitarium right after the Dungeon cos hopefully that one will be empty at that point (with people still coming in and being “stuck” at the Doll area). Also very keen to do the Lost World Ride and Battlestar at night, so those will have to go somewhere in between.
        As you can tell, I’m quite excited… haha.

        • Dejiki October 23, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

          It’s good to be excited – I’m sure the Haunted Houses will definitely be memorable. For my first walkthrough in all the Haunted Houses, I was always the first person to step anywhere (extra thrill factor for me) and I made sure to leave a big gap between me and the next group in front of me. That gave the scare actors ample time to “prepare”.. haha.

          Be sure to come back and post your comments on HHN2’s scare zones and haunted houses! – I’d like to hear what you think and also discuss on some of the most interesting rooms inside (shouldn’t discuss now as it’ll be spoilers for you 😉 )

          • Marcus October 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

            will definitely come back to discuss!! will also remember your tip on the space between groups for a “reset”!

  11. Ekira October 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    Hey! Love your post!
    And loving the pictures, may i just ask what camera did you use?


  12. Ekira October 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    Hey Dejiki! Love your post on HHN 2!
    I had a lovely time with my cousins!
    And also loving the pictures, may i just ask what camera and equiment you used for taking the pictures while you were there?

    Thank you! Keep on posting!

    • Dejiki October 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

      Hi Erika,

      Photos were all taken with the Sony NEX-5N. 🙂

  13. Awky October 25, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    Hi! Great post there 😀 Looking forward to my trip here this coming Saturday 🙂 One of my main concerns, however, is the weather. Will the park close early if it rains?

    • Dejiki October 25, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

      Hello! 🙂

      In case of rain, the event will still continue. You may want to refer to the “What if it rains during HHN2?” section above.

      Do bring umbrellas just in case! Poncho are available at the park at $3 each.

  14. Chuwei October 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    Hi, for those who are interested or keen in going tonight, 25th. I have a pair of tickets for sale at only $90, I couldn’t make it so my loss is your gain. you may contact me at 98800666. thanks! sorry to hijack your thread.

  15. Jasmine October 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    What is the minimum age requirement to go in the park? And are we allowed to wear costumes?

    • Dejiki October 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

      There is no minimum age requirement, but I would suggest that children below age of 13 to be accompanied with an adult.

      Costumes and masks are NOT ALLOWED at Halloween Horror Nights.

  16. Justin October 26, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    Hey guys, any idea if the main door tickets and priority passes will sell out? i only plan to purchase them at around 5pm.

    many thanks,

    • Dejiki October 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

      Hi Justin,

      I highly don’t recommend buying at 5pm on the same night you’re visiting. Try to buy in advance. Tickets for today and Saturday are already sold out. Express passes may still be available until 10-11pm during the event. They may get sold out earlier if the park is too crowded though.

  17. meltz October 28, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    Really need to thank you for the tips .. managed to complete the ghost house without express pass .. good job =n

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