|Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction|
|Attraction type||Haunted House|
|Event||Halloween Horror Nights 21|
|Park||Universal Studios Florida|
|Area||Woody Woodpecker's Kidzone|
|Housed in||Parade Warehouse|
|Based on||Christopher Columbus' Voyage
The Fog (Loosely)
The storyline of the house is based off of the urban legend that Christopher Columbus had a fourth ship on his journey to discover America.
Four ships began Columbus’s fateful voyage, only three became legend. Condemned to a watery grave, the mutinous and cursed crew of that 4th ship has returned with a vengeance. For within the walls of a Spanish fort, a maelstrom has brought from the depths....death itself.
The storyline of the haunted house is that prior to the start of the voyage which resulted in the discovery of America in 1492, Christopher Columbus, captain of the Santa Maria, and Antonio Cabot, captain of the Filipa Monez, both wanted to become the leader of the journey and were in constant rivalry with each other about who should be the leader. They eventually decided to go to Queen Izabella (who was actually Lady Luck) to decide who would win the position with a coin toss. Cabot chose 'heads' while Columbus was left with 'tails', and the coin landed on 'tails' resulting in Columbus becoming the leader of the voyage. Not long after the ships departed however, Cabot and his crew became increasingly more jealous of Columbus and so, they devised a plot to kill off Columbus so that Cabot would become the leader. Columbus and the captains of the Nina and the Pinta received word of Cabot's plans and the three other ships sank the Flipia Monez, killing Cabot and his crew. They then signed an oath in blood and said they were going to completely erase Cabot and the Flipa Monez from all records and were to never again speak of them, thereby establishing them as "forsaken".
In 1592, exactly 100 years following the start of the voyage, a strong hurricane is brewing along the coast of Spain. The hurricane is so powerful that it opens up a maelstrom in the waters and picks up the Flipia Monez from the bottom of the ocean floor, taking it above water once again and throwing it into a Spanish fort on the coast. Cabot and his crew then return as undead zombies and engage in violent battle with the Spanish soldiers guarding the fort.
Guests enter into the fort dungeon, the sounds of battle and shouting mixing with that of the raging hurricane outside. Water is seen pouring through the cell windows, and a Spanish soldier is hiding in one of the cells. In the cell across from him, a single Forsaken is seen hiding in the corner, his eyes glowing bright green as he turns his head to look at the guests. The wind blows, rattling the wooden shutters on a nearby window.
In the armory, a soldier has been impaled twice and left to die against a barrel. A wounded Spanish soldier reaches toward the guests for help as a Forsaken with a dagger stabbed into one of his eyes attacks the guests at two points in the line.
Entering the commander's quarters, the commander himself has been cut in half and his torso left to hang from the ceiling by its wrists, dripping blood. Foresaken hidden by his alter and in his closet both attack with knives.
Continuing past some tapestries into the fort church, a hole has been broken in the wall and the glowing eyes of several Forsaken are seen through the fog, approaching the fort. One of them, armed with a massive sword, stalks through the pews at his new targets. Two more Forsaken are hidden across from him, taking advantage of the distraction provided.
Exiting the church, guests are now outside in the courtyard. Passing under the twitching bodies of hanged soldiers, they enter the courtyard and are hit by gusts of wind and rain from the raging storm. The mainmast of the ship has fallen over the wall and crashed into the center fountain, and several Forsaken stand around it, silently watching the guests. Another pair descend the stairs near the hanging bodies. A pair of Forsaken travel back and forth down the line, taunting and attacking. Entering a narrow hallway, wind blows through cracks in the walls and rain falls.
Entering the Forsaken's ship through a hole in the wall, the floor is slanted at an angle, requiring guests to hold onto the handrails to keep their balance. Forsaken are hidden among the cargo nets and hammocks, and some hide in trapdoors in the floor.
Returning to the fort, the glowing eyes of a Forsaken are seen far off in the distance, apparently floating in the fog. A green light glows, and suddenly the Forsaken bounds his way across thin air to reach in through the window. Several more Forsaken hide among the hallways and alcoves as guests exit the fort.
- Forsaken Crew
- Spanish Soldiers
- The Forsaken masks all include brightly glowing green eyes.
- There is no actual facade to this house. You just enter straight into the dungeons.
- The commander's quarters scene included a painting of Queen Isabella on the wall, whom Lady Luck took the appearance of during the coin toss between Cabot and Columbus.
- The woodcut picture in the armory scene was used in "The Wolfman".
- The twitching bodies effect was previously used in "Silver Screams".
- The bell in the courtyard scene was used in "The Skoolhouse" scarezone.
- The church used a video screen in the hole in the wall to represent the army of Forsaken outside.
- Many animatronic or dummy Forsaken were used in the house, especially in the courtyard, to give the illusion of a greater crew than there was in the actual cast.
- The hallway after the courtyard had rubber floors to soak up the constant spray of water.
- The Forsaken that flies at the window used a harness system to "fly."
- As wheelchairs could not safely navigate the ship scene, wheelchairs were taken by an ops member along the scareactor path on the left side of the ship set. This occasionally resulted in collisions between the Forsaken in that area and the wheelchair.
- The house suffered a minor flood from the water effects early in the year; ironically, the year opened with severe storms that canceled the first Bill & Ted show of the year and flooded the paths around the tents.
- A scene from the house returned in Halloween Horror Nights 25 in the house Jack Presents: 25 Years of Monsters & Mayhem.
- This house tied for House of the Year in 2011 with The In-Between.
|Halloween Horror Nights 21|
|Characters: Lady Luck (Event Icon) • Floyd Mercer • Juliette • Edgar Allan Poe • Louis • Antonio Cabot • Edmond Clarke • Jonathan Hawthorn • H.R. Bloodengutz • The Citizens • The Horizon • The Thing • Elizabeth Hawthorn|
|Haunted Houses: Winter's Night: The Haunting of Hawthorn Cemetery • Nightingales: Blood Prey • The Thing • H.R. Bloodengutz Presents: Holidays of Horror • Saws N' Steam: Into the Machine • Nevermore: The Madness of Poe • The In-Between • The Forsaken|
|Scarezones: Your Luck Has Run Out • Nightmaze • Grown Evil • Canyon of Dark Souls • 7 • Acid Assault|
|Shows: Death Drums • Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure|