It’s been teased since Halloween of last year, but now, it’s official. Jack is back. A strange call came in at about 11 a.m. this morning, as the children’s classic “Pop goes the weasel” played, and slowed down. Then the familiar growling sound as Jack announced that yes, he was back. It’s the beginning of what is sure to be a fun season of teases, mischief and chaos, as the announcement season for Halloween Horror Nights kicks off into high gear.
Chaos Reigns seems to be the ultimate theme here this year, and it’s actually quite catchy. We see the old familiar Jack, only…he’s different somehow. A little meaner.
That’s a good thing for fans, but a bad thing for those who get in his way. Jack is the original HHN Orlando Icon, coming to life in 2000, and ushering in a huge age of “Icons” that would carry the event, and give it a voice. The icons would change every year, but Jack was always the favorite…just as many first children are. Over the years he’s changed and has become more of an icon, going from the typical clown, to even a ringmaster. Now he’s something…different. We just don’t know what yet. We also don’t know just what we will have in store for the rest of the icons that came after.
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Jack is just the tip of the iceberg, as the park promises more than ever before. The event will run a record breaking 30 nights, will have double the amount of scareactors roaming the park, and more houses than ever. That’s right, Halloween Horror Nights will have nine full haunted mazes. There will also be five scare zones, as well as two shows (one of which HAS GOT TO BE Bill and Ted), and roaming hordes! That’s a lot of mayhem for one place! The park hasn’t released the full details yet, but you can bet that they are coming soon.