Other than a Night Walk in a combined Scouts and Guides activity, I have never been to an actual horror event in my life. So I guess going for HHN4 for pretty much my virgin experience.
I have watched Slender gameplay before, but I always had to watch with my hand covering half the screen to prevent jumpscares. There was this time my cousin wanted to play a horror game called ‘Ib’ and I had to play it for them because they were too scared to do it. I guess when I’m around girls, I become a little more protective and try to act less scared, but in actual fact, I really want someone to hold my hand and tell me not to be afraid as well T>T
So my cousin’s bff had discount for HHN4 ($48) so they persuaded me to go with them. Tbh, I was really excited for it too, for Angel, Rachel, their bff Teresa, and I were all otakus. And I have wanted to meet Teresa for quite some time too haha.
Some basic information first. In HHN4, there are 4 Haunted Houses, 4 Scarezones, a circus/stunt performance thing and normal daily attractions.
Anyways, blahblahblah we reached USS and it was packed with people. We entered at 7.25pm and then after a while, the opening performance started. We hurried in and went to Bogeyman first, a scarezone. The queue was fast bc it just started, and we entered. To be fair, I had prepared myself for the worst beforehand. I braced myself, thinking that the frequency of my screams will be like 100Hz. But it was quite boring HAHA i screamed once or twice bc of jumpscares but overall nth much. Among the four of us, I led the way and all of us held hands. At the end, there was this scare actor looking for his daughter with a poster and he kept chasing Rachel bc he thought that she was his long-lost daughter xD hahaha that was a good one. In case you wanted to know, ‘Bogeyman’ was just full of furniture that scare actors jump out from.
We walked and found ourselves at the Transformers 3D Ride attraction. We came to USS once and we went for the transformers one 4 times in a row… I guess it was fun, exhilarating, short queue and good plot but still we went so many times already… Before I could say anything, Angel and Teresa started running in already. SIGH the special stuff are the horror attractions not these ones… Thankfully, queue was short and we didn’t waste too much time.
After a while, we came upon the ‘Jing’s Revenge’ haunted house. According to online reviews, it is one of the scariest? And Teresa’s friend had told her that the aliens in ‘The Lab’ haunted house were quite cute, so we ended up heading to ‘The Lab’ instead. But we had to ask for directions and walked through the Egyptian scarezone. Nothing much really, just a place to take pictures with scare actors.
We finally reached the place and entered, but found out that queue time was 60 minutes. But I guess we came all the way already, as well go for it bah. We queued and ended up queing for about 1.5 hours. The three of them mostly passed the time by reading manga, while I just stoned haha xD I was quite scared but we entered anyways. Hmm not gonna spoil anything but it was more disgusting than scary HAHA but the experience is best/most scariest, if you are in the middle of the group (10-12ppl) haha 😉 i literally freaked out so hard and was trying to push the ppl in front to get away from the scare actor x)
We passed by Far Far Away, and went for the Enchanted Airways roller-coaster. At first, I didn’t know it was a roller-coaster haha and entered unknowingly. To be honest, I am more scared of roller coasters than haunted houses idk why >< and i think I screamed more than all the other horror attractions added up tgtr HAHA i wanted to go for the Scary Tales scarezone but somehow we couldn’t find it.
We walked and came back to the main entrance. So, we decided to go for the clown haunted house. Queuing time stated was 45minutes but we only queued for about 25min. In my opinion, it wasn’t scary at all, but more fun and interesting than ‘The Lab’. The colourful dizzy bridge was super fun. But if you have epilepsy, DONT GO FOR THIS ONE. Omg its like a freaking spazzing concert where its like some 5-yr old was mashing light switches. At times, all you could concentrate on was the person in front of you and you just had to trust and follow the person.
Then we walked through the Demoncracy scarezone, and reached the transformers place again. We bought ice-cream and there was this shop that sold like ice cream in the form of really small balls idk how it tasted but Teresa bought it haha
It was 11.15pm so we headed to the main entrance, took a picture with the Minister of Evil, and went back. For me, I could have gone back anytime lah the entire thing lasted till 1.30am anyways. But my uncle was fetching us and I didnt want him to sleep late bc of us so we went back early.
Altogether, we missed out on Mati Camp and Jing’s Revenge haunted houses, the two supossedly scarier ones. And we didnt go for Scary Tales scarezone. But overall for $48, I believe it was quite worth it. If you don’t mind standing for relatively long time and you’d like to try out haunted houses, this is a good experience. Awesome to hang out with good friends, best to create memories with boyfriend/girlfriend. Encouraged to plan route using online map of HHN4 before going, so that can make efficient use of time.
Personally, even though I feel I am quite unlucky to have possessed certain traits and have been born in such a country, at least my cousins are always there for me, namely Rachel and Angel 🙂