In honor of the 35th anniversary of Alien, and the 10th anniversary of AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Universal Studios theme parks are adding a new horror maze inspired by AVP: Alien vs. Predator to their Halloween Horror Nights event this year.
Watch the teaser video for AVP: Alien vs. Predator attraction here below.
The AVP attraction, which will at both Universal Studios Orlando in Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood in California theme parks starting Friday, September 19, 2014, is said to be “by far the most technically complicated and ambitious maze” created for the yearly Halloween event, which runs on select days throughout September and October and is a separate ticket event.
Universal worked closely with Twentieth Century Fox to create puppetry, elaborate costumes, and unique environments that will have theme park guests experience firsthand “an epic battle where only the strong will survive.”
Here’s some more details about the new maze:
In Universal Orlando’s spine-chilling maze, guests will find themselves thrust right into the middle of the primordial battle between the Aliens and Predators as they visit one of Weyland-Yutani’s secret facilities to assist with a situation that has surfaced. Communication has been lost with a bio-weapons research facility in Central America which houses many divisions dealing in extra-terrestrial technologies, specifically the Alien Xenomorph species. Pieces of transmissions were received detailing that the facility has become compromised and another alien species called Yautja – commonly known as Predators – are hunting both the Xenomorphs and any human presence found. Guests will have to navigate through the labyrinth of destruction within the facility as they struggle to survive the ancient feud between these two deadly species.
The terrifying new “AVP: Alien vs Predator” maze at Universal Studios Hollywood will answer the proverbial question asked by mankind since the beginning of time: Are we alone in this dark, vast universe? “AVP: Alien vs. Predator” will once and for all shed light on the answer when it brings to life the violent creatures cohabitating our world as it pits two rival alien species in a fight to the death with Earth as their battleground. This menacing maze will uncover a dangerous alien spaceship carrying a race of hunter aliens known as Predators and a threatening new alien life form that uses human hosts to propagate its species. After crash landing in a remote section of America and escaping to the countryside, the alien and predator become hunter and prey with guests caught in the crossfire.”
Already announced for this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” are “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Face Off: In the Flesh,” and “The Purge: Anarchy” attractions. We’ll let you know when more are added.