Universal Studios Announces an Original Maze For Halloween Horror Nights - The Curse of Pandora's Box
Universal Studios has introduced a new haunted maze that is coming to Halloween Horror Nights. What I like about this is that it’s an original maze that isn’t really based on another previously existing film or TV property.
It’s called “The Curse of Pandora’s Box,” and it’s going to unleash the temptation. It’s explained that the maze “spills the evils of humanity across this twisted ancient Greek mythology-inspired experience.”
Here are the details that have been released:
Greed is the underlying theme of this all-new maze, resurrected from Universal Studios Hollywood’s vault of masterful storytelling that transports guests from the land of the living into the nightmarish netherworld of Hades. The scene begins with “Pandora’s Cabinet of Curiosities,” a dilapidated storefront set in modern times that is, nonetheless, eerily reminiscent of a structure that belongs in the dark and dangerous back alleys of Victorian London.
Amid every occultist artefacts and forbidden relics known to man, the bizarre shop houses an all-consuming collection of evil trapped behind glass-encased cabinets, including a giant, ornate box inlaid with human bones and adorned with the silhouette of a mysterious woman clasping her body with skeletal arms.
As guests pass through the shop they will hear a faint, yet seductive voice echoing the words, “anything can be acquired, anything our hearts desire,” beckoning maze-goers to tempt fate, just as a cataclysmic earthquake erupts, shaking the shop and swinging open the ornate box to awaken a demonic voice whispering in a foreign tongue to “come inside.”
Once Pandora’s Box has been opened and evil unleashed, it can never be closed again.
This maze is in addition to the previously announced mazes of Ghostbusters, Creepshow, Us, Universal’s classic monsters, House of a 1000 Corpses.
Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film. Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror movies, television shows and original stories come to life season after season. The terror bleeds to the streets of the parks with highly-themed scare zones, littered with menacing scare-actors lunging from every darkened corner to torment, terrify and scare “Halloween Horror Nights” guests.
Halloween Horror Nights begins Friday, September 6th in Orlando and on Friday, September 13th in Hollywood.