|Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction|
|Legendary Truth: The Wyandot Estate|
|Attraction type||Haunted House|
|Event||Halloween Horror Nights: Twenty Years of Fear|
|Park||Universal Studios Florida|
|Housed in||Soundstage 22|
|Based on||Legendary Truth: Awakening|
|The Legend of Hell House|
History and Location[edit | edit source]
In 2010, Universal decided to have a haunted house dedicated to the Legendary Truth group, a "spirit-seeking" group dedicated to documenting the supernatural invented for the 2008 event. The house would mainly focus on a haunted house infested with all kinds of ghosts. It would be called Legendary Truth: The Wyandot Estate.
A scene from this house also appeared in the Death section in the interactive game, The Warehouse eXXperience which appeared on the Halloween Horror Nights website. The house would be located in Soundstage 22, one of the smaller soundstage facilities designed to be used as filming locations for movies and television shows.
In 2010, Halloween Horror Nights gave one lucky couple the chance to get married at Halloween Horror Nights. The winners chose this haunted house as the location for their marriage. In 2015 the house would receive a tribute scene in the haunted house, Jack Presents: 25 Years of Monsters & Mayhem.
Description[edit | edit source]
Using a machine that gathers ghosts, the Spirit Seekers are about to get more than they bargained for. The Spirit Seekers have created a machine to attract spirits, and are broadcasting live from one of the most "haunted" sites in the US. Ghosts of the Wyandot Estate, built by Malcolm and Lydia Wyandot, are told to have inhabited there since Malcolm killed his wife, 13 guests and himself on October 30, 1929. Now as the murdered hear their call they answer the team with terrible violence.
Story[edit | edit source]
The Spirit Seekers have come up with a machine that actually gathers spirits toward it. The group has decided to do a live broadcast from inside one of the most reportedly "haunted" sites in the entire United States, The Wyandot Estate, built in the 1920's in Carey, Ohio by the entrepreneur Malcolm Wyandot and his wife Lydia. The house has been rumored to be haunted since Malcolm brutally killed 13 dinner guests and his wife Lydia before committing suicide on October 30, 1929. The team is about to get more than they bargained for as the murdered hear their call and answer with terrible violence.
Experience[edit | edit source]
Queue and Facade[edit | edit source]
The entrance to the queue for this house was right outside the Universal Music Plaza. The line for this house looped around the inside of the Universal Music Plaza. Guests would then start walking towards Soundstage 22 and enter the soundstage from the left side.
Once inside the soundstage, guests would pass by a small electronics trailer bearing the Spirit Seekers logo and covered with computer equipment and TV monitors. Walking up the steps to Lydia's Bed & Breakfast, a ghost hunter in the entryway (next to some more computers and equipment) briefs the guests on their journey and welcomes them to the investigation.
Haunted House[edit | edit source]
Entering the first hallway, guests pass over a plexiglass floor and see a ghost with a glowing face gliding under their feet, distracting them from another which lunges from a side alcove. Looking off to the side, the wall seems to become transparent and a ghost looks to be floating behind the wallpaper. Portraits on the wall change as the guests walk past them, turning into grotesque corpses.
Passing by a long, empty hallway, guests enter a sitting room with several couches and chairs around a center area. A ghost flies backwards down a nearby hallway, apparently being dragged by some unseen force. Suddenly, faces appear in the windows along the back wall with a slamming noise accompanying them, and as the last face disappears a ghost lunges out from a room next to them.
In the bedroom, a young girl sits on a bed and plays around in the sheets. Suddenly, the bed begins to glow and drawers slam open and shut, furniture shakes, and a cymbal-banging monkey toy activates on its own. Another ghost appears from the closet.
Entering a room loaded with computer equipment, it appears to be entirely empty except for a single ornate chair....which suddenly rises up and reaches for the guests.
Passing into the conservatory, several bronze statues stand around the room and among the plants. As lightning flashes, the statues come to life and leap at the line and change poses. Guests enter another hallway, where a hole broken through a door shows a glowing image of The Storyteller on the other side, distracting them from several more ghosts.
In the final room, more computer equipment and wires cover the basement as the spirit-gathering machine works. Several ghosts are hidden throughout the room, and light flashes and gusts of air blow from the cloth-covered shelves as the spirits fly.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The computer in the opening sequence was used in Interstellar Terror.
- The Storyteller was seen in one of the portraits in the under the floor scene.
- The long, empty hallway before the sitting room was known as the Banshee Hallway, and was originally meant to have a ghost on a flying rig make a long, swooping dive over guests' heads. Problems with the rig resulted in the stunt being scrapped and the hallway remained empty for the duration of the event.
- A scene from this house was used in the house Jack Presents: 25 Years of Monsters & Mayhem.
- The house was unique in that several live-feed cameras were set up at points around the house, that would livestream to the internet every night.
- This house, along with the other houses featured that year, had no scareactors portraying victims. The ghosts in this house were known as Unified aggressors who were out to get you no matter what.
|Halloween Horror Nights: Twenty Years of Fear|
|Characters: Fear (Event Icon) • Jack the Clown • The Caretaker • The Director • The Storyteller • The Usher • Cindy Caine • Eddie Schmidt • Chance • The Inmates of Shadybrook Asylum|
|Haunted Houses: Legendary Truth: The Wyandot Estate • PsychoScareapy: Echoes of Shadybrook • Hades: The Gates of Ruin • ZombieGeddon • The Orfanage: Ashes to Ashes • Havoc: Dogs of War • Catacombs: Black Death Rising • Horror Nights: The Hallow'd Past|
|Scarezones: Esqueleto Muerte • The Coven • Saws N' Steam • Zombie Gras • Fear Revealed • HHN: 20 Years of Fear|
|Shows: Brian Brushwood: Menace and Malice • Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure|