|Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction|
|Seeds of Extinction|
|Attraction type||Haunted House|
|Event||Halloween Horror Nights 28|
|Park||Universal Studios Florida|
|Area||Woody Woodpecker's Kidzone|
|Housed in||Second Parade Warehouse|
History and Location[edit | edit source]
On August 8th, 2018, Universal announced that a haunted house based on the concept of evil sentient plants in a post-apocalyptic Earth would be coming to their Halloween Horror Nights event that year. The codename for this house was "Meteor", a reference to the meteor that hit the Earth in the story of the house.
The house would be located in The Second Parade Warehouse, a large building built to store any excess parade floats that can't fit in the First Parade Warehouse. This would be the first haunted house located in this building.
Description[edit | edit source]
Humanity is extinct, wiped out by a cataclysmic meteor. In its wake something monstrous has taken root.
You’ll be unnerved by familiar sights that have been overtaken by invasive vegetation. But soon your horror will ripen as you realize these plants are predatory, and you’re easy pickings. From strangling vines, to deadly beautiful blooms, to phosphorescent plants that glow with evil, fear is fertile in this gruesome garden.
Settings[edit | edit source]
- Desert Valley Mall
- First Bank of Arizona
- Good Harvest Daycare
Experience[edit | edit source]
Queue and Facade[edit | edit source]
The queue entered from the outside of the entrance for A Day in the Park with Barney. You would walk through the pre-show area for Barney and exit out the back. You would then go along a road that wraps around the pavilion that contains some parade floats. You then go around the back of the pavilion which leads you to the front of the Second Parade Warehouse. Outside of the Second Parade Warehouse was a school bus overgrown with plants that would grow green at night. On the wall of the Second Parade Warehouse, a projection would show a timeline from the first day when the meteor crashed, to the fifth day. You entered the building from behind the ruins of the Desert Valley Mall.
Walkthrough[edit | edit source]
When guests entered the mall, they were greeted with a sunglass store with a Bloom creature next to it. They then would walk down a hallway with a toy shop and a security shop to their left and right. After that guests would enter the First Bank of Arizona where three Maw creatures and a SkeleVine attack them. Then, they entered the vault where two Thorn creatures swipe at guests.The next room was Good Harvest daycare where dead babies could be seen in cribs as well as many toys. Water drips from the ceiling as guest come face to face with two fungus creatures.
Exiting Kid Care and entering a small alleyway that leads to The Gulp, guest would be attacked by another SkeleVine creature. Entering The Shop 'n Go guest would come across a Thorn that has resided near the checkout counter and as they progress further within the Gulp they will stumble upon two more Bloom creatures attacking from the left and right side. Guests then would go outside to the loading dock which had another Thorn and Bloom creature. The next scene has lots of wind and a crashed airplane with a dead pilot hanging from it. A giant willow tree would attack in this room. After that, guests would enter a hallway and immediately be attacked by a Thorn to the high right. Going deeper within the Hallway, guest come to find that the walls are align with corpses and plants with pulsating lights. Strong winds and water drips are felt when walking through and the sound of heavy breathing is heard being emitted from the surrounding vegatation. At the end of this hallway is another Thorn creature. Leaving the hallway and entering a restaurant where the second floor has collapsed, which causes the guest to walk on a tilted walkway. Moving along the walkway we are then attacked by another Fungus creature along with two Pod Creatures. Stepping off the tilted floor and entering The final room of the house which was Filippa Monez flowers. Guest would be attacked by a Pod Creature and a Big Creature that are protecting the giant green pods that are surrounding the room. These pods would drip water and shot air. Leaving the room, guest would be attacked by one last Big Creature on the way out.
Scareactors[edit | edit source]
- Thorn Creatures x5
- Maw Creatures x3
- Skele-Vine Creatures x2
- Blooming Death Creatures x4
- Fungus Creatures x3
- Willow Plant Creatures x1
- Pod Creatures x3
- Big Plant Creatures x2
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- A few scareactors in the house took it upon themselves to hide a few easter eggs of their own in the house. In the form of squeaky toy robots and aliens. The placement of them would change nightly and would also get more outrageous as the event went on. The most notable being in the Crash scene in the plane. See Pictures.
- Blake Braswell considers this house as one of his favorite experiences because of the sceneries and the way the scareactors could blend in very well.
- This house was the first (and so far only) house to use a tilted floor to represent something other than a boat.
- This was the first house with zero humanoid actors at all and no voices. (Credit to Zombieman)
- The school bus that appeared outside the facade was used for the Halloween Horror Nights 27 scarezone, The Purge.
- Even though the facade was the “Desert Valley Mall”. Only two rooms actually take place within the mall. The rest of the house is set going through the town of Tucson, Arizona.
- There is a sign advertising "Jack & Eddie's Sunwear". This is an homage to Jack Schmidt and Eddie Schmidt, two event icons.
- Also, a sign saying C.J Mcpherson's Home Security is seen in the house. This is a reference to the character Charlie McPherson who is the main character in the Halloween Horror Nights: Reflections of Fear haunted house, Dead Exposure.
- One of the rooms takes place in Good Harvest Daycare. This is most likely a reference to the Good Harvest Orphanage.
- In the Kid Care scene. A small plush of figment could be seen in the corner under the caved in ceiling.
- In the house, there was a window that advertises "The 144oz Lightning Gulp". Lightning Gulch is the name of the town from the houses Ghost Town and Ghost Town: The Curse of Lightning Gulch.
- The 144 oz Lightnin' Gulp cup can be seen next to the soda machine in the convenience store.
- Inside of the shop, there are a few comic books that reference past Halloween Horror Nights haunted houses and scarezones, namely the Ultra Violent Comics for The In-Between and Asylum in Wonderland 3D, the Creatures comic book, and The Rhyme of the Corn book from the Halloween Horror Nights XIV website for Field of Screams.
- The titles of the comic books are: The Radioactive Hunchback, They Came From Planet 711, The Rhyme of the Corn, Night of Fright, Asylum in Wonderland, Creatures!, Strange Mysteries, Grotesque Gastronomy - Flesh Eaters From The Crypt, Captain Action, The Corpse In The Trunk, True Suspense Stories.
- Moments before the meteor hit. The Gulp owner had just recently committed suicide via shotgun and his remains could be seen to the left of the checkout counter on a pile of boxes. This is a reference to the segment in the movie “Creepshow” called “Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill”.
- There is a billboard for a Battle of the Bands that reads “BATTLE OF THE BANDS AT THE PHOENIX ARENA! Featuring The Sif Squad, The Gold Room (Shining reference), Death Horse, Aiello & The Aiellos (Creative Director Mike Aiello), Latex Mold And More.” Another poster mentioned "The Carey Ohio Pops".
- There was a "Let's all go to the Lobby" sign that was reused from Horrorwood Die-In.
- The slanted walkway is supposed to represent the second floor of Mexican restaurant caving in.
- Filipa Monez Flowers was on one of the windows. This is a reference to the Filipa Monez which appeared in the Halloween Horror Nights 21 haunted house, The Forsaken.
- A very well hidden lost dog poster showed that a Dog named “Zoe” if found was to be returned to Sal’s Salvage yard. The same salvage yard that is the central location inCarnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces.
- There's a note that can be seen on the table that reads "To my dearest Sarah, I can't believe that in less than a week I will get to be with you again. I've been counting down the days. As pretty as the flowers are here, you're still the most gorgeous one to me. See you soon baby! Yours truly, MOMO."
- When the meteorite hit, the art gallery was presenting an exhibit showing pictures from the Dustbowl Era (which was a nod to Scarecrow: The Reaping). There is a quote on the wall introducing the exhibit: "Leon Rigsby was a photographer, naturalist, and environmental prophet. His collected works in the "Cracked Dirt" series, gives the viewer a glimpse into the history and landscape of the American Dust Bowl of the nineteen thirties. It will take a miracle from the highest point of Heaven to bring green back to this dirt. Only scarecrows stand sentry on the farmlands. I have not seen any people on these lands in many weeks." (Credit to Zombieman)
- The baby doll shop is called "Let's Make A Baby."
|Halloween Horror Nights 28|
|Haunted Houses: Stranger Things • Dead Exposure: Patient Zero • Trick 'r Treat • Slaughter Sinema • Carnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces • Seeds of Extinction • Poltergeist • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers • The Horrors of Blumhouse • Scary Tales: Deadly Ever After|
|Scarezones: The Harvest • Revenge of Chucky • Killer Klowns From Outer Space • Vamp '85: New Year's Eve • Twisted Tradition|
|Unofficial Scarezones: Roaming Mechanics • Chainsaw Carnies|
|Show: Academy of Villains: Cyberpunk|