Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction
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Hotel Hell
Attraction type

Haunted House

Event Halloween Horror Nights VII
Park Universal Studios Florida
Area New York
Year 1997
Housed in Nazarman's
Based on Original

Hotel Hell was one of the three haunted houses that were featured during Halloween Horror Nights VII: Frightmares. It was located in Nazarman's.

History and Location[edit | edit source]

Like the previous four years, Universal decided to put a haunted house behind some of the building facades in New York (called the Nazarman's area) for their 1997 Halloween Horror Nights event. In 1993, Universal built structures and alleys behind these facades specifically to hold haunted houses. This haunted house would be focused around a haunted hotel, with each room representing different areas of the hotel.

Description[edit | edit source]

Check into one of the trendiest hotels in New York... at least, it was before it became the crumbling home to hostile ghosts, menacing phantoms, demented staff members and violent bums.

More than just the walls are falling down at the Hotel Hell. What was once one of the best hotels in New York City and today is not even its shadow, in the Hotel Hell today some terribly disturbing guests live. Calamities, murders and evil swarm within its walls - which seem to drip blood. If you enter the Hotel Hell you may never sleep well again.

Experience[edit | edit source]

Queue and Facade[edit | edit source]

Guests would enter the house by going down the entrance to Sting Alley (across from the Kongfrontation ride) According to concept art, the facade was of an old hotel with boarded-up windows. Guests would enter through the main office.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Concept art reveals that one room, most likely the first entered, was the hotel reception. According to a comment on this video, there was a crazed bellhop staring at guests on the right through a sliding peephole in this room. There was a kitchen with a scareactor portraying a mad chef with blood-splattered clothes holding a bloody cleaver. This room was filled with hanging meat covered in plastic wrap to create a wet and slimy sensation.

In one room there was a bloody toilet on top of a tall pile of rubble spewing either water or blood. There was also a mirror room with a vague strobe effect containing a ghost-like scareactor.

Other rooms included guest rooms, a dining room, and a laundry room. This is unconfirmed, but the laundry room was said to have featured the Rat Lady in a sewage pipe. According to this, there was also a bartender impaled by many shards of glass and a drooling hotel guest that jumped out of an elevator. There was also the smell of Pine Sol in various rooms. Another room featured a one-armed butcher and a meat slice with mystery meat in it.

Scareactors[edit | edit source]

  • Chef
  • Man in striped shirt (possibly sous-chef)
  • Man holding candelabra
  • Rat Lady (Unconfirmed)
  • Bartender
  • Elevator Guest

Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Michael Aiello interview

Pictures[edit | edit source]

Website Pictures[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Michael Aiello, the future showrunner of the event, appeared as a scareactor in this house, as a ghoul in a washing machine.
Halloween Horror Nights VII
Characters: Eyegore
Haunted Houses: Hotel Hell • Tombs of Terror • Universal's Museum of Horror
Scarezone: Midway of the Bizarre
Shows: Abra-Cadaver  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure VI: The Final Frontier  • Festival of the Dead Parade  • Frightmares
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