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Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction
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The Orfanage: Ashes to Ashes
Attraction type Haunted House
Event Halloween Horror Nights: Twenty Years of Fear
Park Universal Studios Florida
Area Amity
Year 2010
Housed in JAWS Queue
Based on Original (Loosely inspired by Guillermo del Toro's the Orphanage)

The Orfanage: Ashes To Ashes was one of the eight haunted houses that were featured during Halloween Horror Nights: Twenty Years of Fear. It was located in the JAWS Queue.

History and Location[edit | edit source]

The original icon to be featured at the 2010 Halloween Horror Nights event was going to be Cindy. She would have an icon house called Orfanage: Ashes to Ashes. The story of the house is that Cindy burned down her orphanage. However, Cindy was scrapped as the icon and was replaced by Fear. The house still remained mostly unchanged.

Universal advertised this house as the first one to feature an actual fire. Many fans who actually entered the house were disappointed, as the fire was very small and it was located outside of a window.

A scene from this house also appeared in the Sacrafice section in the interactive game, The Warehouse eXXperience which appeared on the Halloween Horror Nights website. The house was located in the extended queue for the JAWS ride, making it the seventh haunted house in this location.

Description[edit | edit source]

The burned out shell of an orphanage contains the souls of the forgotten and the lost, who all scream one name: Cindy. No oxygen tanks allowed.

Ashes to ashes, forever now dust. For years she has existed in the shadows, never getting her due. Misunderstood by all around her, she has had enough of her playthings at the Good Harvest Orphanage - now is the time for vengeance. This burned out shell contains the souls of the forgotten and the lost who all scream one name: Cindy.

Setting[edit | edit source]

The setting was the Good Harvest Orphanage, which had at some point burned down thanks to Cindy's apparent pyrokenetic powers.

Experience[edit | edit source]

Queue and Facade[edit | edit source]

Guests would enter the queue next to the entrance to the JAWS ride. The queue would loop around a few times before reaching the facade. Guests would enter the house through the charred entrance of Good Harvest Orphanage.

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Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is the house in the JAWS Queue, so as with other houses in the past, you get to take advantage of the "barn" feel. Its supposed to be a burning orphanage with the kids still in it, so there's lots of burning and crackling, and even a live fire effect at the end. One of the interesting things about the construction is that the wood that was used in the house was burned by Universal to give it the smoky smell and create the realistic feeling that you really were in a burning building.
  • Most of the kids are wearing creepy animal masks.
  • In 2012 it was revealed that The Orphans that appeared in this house were a part of The Morphan Legion, most likely due to their childish nature.
  • The blonde girl floating in the walls was to represent the original Cindy Caine before she became evil and evolved into her darker side with dark hair and darker look.
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
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