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Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction

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Blood Ruins
Attraction type Haunted House
Event Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror
Park Universal Studios Florida
Area Production Central
Year 2005
Housed in Soundstage 22
Based on Original

Blood Ruins was one of the seven haunted houses that were featured during Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror. It was located in Soundstage 22.

History and Location[edit | edit source]

For their 2005 event, Universal created their own demented country that runs on blood and sacrifice. One of the houses they chose to have at the event was a house featuring a medieval village where monks woud torture various victims. It would be called Blood Ruins.

This haunted house was originally supposed to be located in the large queue for the Dueling Dragons attraction. However, because they wanted to keep the ride open they moved it to Soundstage 22. The house that was originally going to be in Soundstage 22 was a voodoo themed house, but because Blood Ruins fit more with the Terra Cruentus theme, they decided to remove the voodoo house and put Blood Ruins in Soundstage 22.

Soundstage 22 is one of the smaller soundstage facilities designed to be used as filming locations for movies and television shows.

Description[edit | edit source]

Evil and cruelty are the only survivors of this plague-ravaged medieval village where torture is life and death your only escape.

Still ruled by defrocked monks, the ruin at the old Blood Abbey serves as prison, hospital and asylum to a population of fresh mankind “donors”. In centuries before its walls began to crumble, the Blood Abbey was the place where terrible tools of torture were invented. Now these instruments have found new use as Ore Mongers fanning the flames of Dragon Forge demand a never-ending supply of blood for the tempering of the Blade.

Role in Terra Cruentus[edit | edit source]

The Blood Ruins (or Blood Abbey) was a distant village in the back of the Dragon Forge where demented monks would dwell. They would use the materials leftover from the creation of the Terra Blade to create various torture devices and use them on those who have proven themselves unworthy of sacrifice to the Terra Queen. They would use the blood from the torture to give to the Ore Mongers of the Tangleroot Fire Pits in order to temper the Blade. There was also allegedly a plague that ravaged the village.

Website[edit | edit source]

On the map of Terra Cruentus found on the Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror website, visitors could click on and view the Dragon Forge region of the map. There, they could access the page for the Blood Ruins by clicking on a stocks device. The page showed a table with various scrolls, candles, scrolls, and books. Clicking on one of the scrolls allowed visitors to read about the role of the Blood Abbey Monks in the land. They could also click on a book where they can read and hear about what happens when you commit a crime in the village.

Website Pictures[edit | edit source]

Website Audio[edit | edit source]

Audio that played on the House Page:

Song that played on the Website Page: Ancient Temple by Midnight Syndicate

Audio that played when the Book was clicked on in the Backstory Page for the first time:

Audio that played when the Book was clicked on in the Backstory Page for the second time:

Audio that played when the Book was clicked on in the Backstory Page for the third time:

Experience[edit | edit source]

Queue and Facade[edit | edit source]

Guests would enter the queue in between Soundstage 21 and Soundstage 22. On peak nights they would enter near the front (right behind The Boneyard). On non-peak nights they would enter from the back (near Soundstage 20). The queue would eventually lead to one of the doors in Soundstage 22, which was where guests entered the house. When guests entered the soundstage, they were greeted with a huge entrance to a medieval village with impaled corpses on top of it.

Haunted House[edit | edit source]

Throughout this house, guests would go through various buildings in the medieval village, with scenes of torture and bits of flesh and hide hanging from the ceiling. There were a few outdoor scenes with many plants. One room had a bunch of ropes. The scareactors in this house were dressed as villagers in medieval times, most of them wearing brown hoods.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror
Characters: The Storyteller (Event Icon)  • Terra Queen  • Eelmouth • Terra Ladies  • The Black Guard • Terra Ghouls • Knucklegrunts  • The Gentlemen • Ore Mongers  • Guderalle  • Blood Abbey Monks
Areas of Terra Cruentus: Terra Cruentus  • Terra Gate  • Iron Bone Gorge  • The Cantina  • The South Hollow  • Gorewood Forest  • Dragon Forge  • Blood Abbey  • The North Hollow  •The Mountain Beyond Maldaken • North Hollow Household  • Maldaken Pass
Haunted Houses: Blood Ruins  • Body Collectors  • Cold Blind Terror  • Demon Cantina  • The Skool  • Terror Mines  • Where Evil Hides
Scarezones: Blood Thunder Alley  • Fire Pits  • Cemetery Mines  • Terra Guard Run
Shows: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure  • Terra Throne
Unofficial Scarezones: The North Hollow  • The South Hollow
Miscellaneous: Terra Clue Game  • Rat Run
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