A 2021 PTR: HHN30 & More Updated 10/22 Denver Mini TR Art Museum & 13th Floor Haunted House

schumigirl

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Good to see you back posting Raeven!!!

Love your pictures, what a beautiful area you were visiting.......and love the clothes you`ve bought so far for HHN!!!!

Glad you`re back at work, that was quite a long time you were out, and hopefully we should all hear something soon about HHN....lots of mutterings around for sure!
 
  • Raeven

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    Glad to hear things are back on the table for you! I know I have my ear to the ground on everything with HHN. Virtual auditions/applications for TMs are happening as we speak so hopefully that means we are just gonna get an onslaught of announcements soon.
    Yeah, I really wanted to wait till I knew for sure with my job. I've been reading all the HHN rumors I can find :rotfl: and I heard about that. I'm hoping in the next few weeks.

    I love your shirt and the overalls! I just watched Sleepaway Camp for the first time so I'm kinda getting into a classic Slasher mood. Good thing I have Shudder now for all my Horror fixes :thumbsup2
    Thank you! I love slasher movies. Shudder has some good ones.

    Love your pictures, what a beautiful area you were visiting.......and love the clothes you`ve bought so far for HHN!!!!
    Thank you! I can't wait for some announcements so I know what other shirts to get :rotfl:

    Glad you`re back at work, that was quite a long time you were out, and hopefully we should all hear something soon about HHN....lots of mutterings around for sure!
    Glad to be back! And I'm hoping we'll hear something in the next few weeks.

    Gorgeous pictures! Glad you got a few days off and happy to see an update :goodvibes
    Thank you! It was nice to have a day off after that week even though I'd had a few months off before that :rotfl:
     

    Raeven

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    I’ve posted on other threads about Universal and masks- May do a mini trip report when I get home as things did change a bit from one week to next.
    I'm curious to hear what you thought! I've been trying out a lot of different masks, maybe I'll talk about that in my next post. (But I haven't really been outside in them).

    Love the clothes!
    Thank you!
     

    Monykalyn

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    I'm curious to hear what you thought! I've been trying out a lot of different masks, maybe I'll talk about that in my next post. (But I haven't really been outside in them).



    Thank you!
    I found the disposable masks were more comfortable as it felt good to change into new crisp dry ones every few hours, The only ride I didn’t like the mask on was Hulk- I love the launch! But I felt I couldn’t breathe with the mask pressed into my mouth so only did it once- and it was literally a walk on- we could have rode over and over.
     
  • DisneyLifePapioNe

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    I wish we could get a HHN update soon......!!!!!!!!!!

    Not just a rumored thing......

    A really real “Universal just dump the HHN 30 on us” update!!!
     

    KathyM2

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    My first week I had to work 7 days straight, first at a different location than I normally work in, and then to prep our store to get ready; and now I'm back at my store and finally had a few days off. I found out I was going back about 2-3 days after my last post. I'm both happy things are going back to normal, and missing having so much free time :rotfl: But I do feel a lot better planning vacations knowing things are opening up, and I'm back to work.
    It must be strange being back after such a long break, and under these strange circumstances! It's good you're getting a chance to try out different masks. I am hoping it's one of those things that you get used to the more you do it! I don't love them either!

    An acai bowl I got from a local place:
    That looks delish! I've been trying to make these at home, but have to try some new ingredients as I'm in a rut already lol
     

    Raeven

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    I found the disposable masks were more comfortable as it felt good to change into new crisp dry ones every few hours, The only ride I didn’t like the mask on was Hulk- I love the launch! But I felt I couldn’t breathe with the mask pressed into my mouth so only did it once- and it was literally a walk on- we could have rode over and over.
    Hm, I haven't tried disposable ones yet only cloth. But that makes sense for the heat.

    I wish we could get a HHN update soon......!!!!!!!!!!

    Not just a rumored thing......

    A really real “Universal just dump the HHN 30 on us” update!!!
    Me too! Although I'm not really sure if we'll be able to go anymore :sad:

    It must be strange being back after such a long break, and under these strange circumstances! It's good you're getting a chance to try out different masks. I am hoping it's one of those things that you get used to the more you do it! I don't love them either!
    I guess it was a little bit weird at first because we were working in a different place, but once our location opened up it seemed pretty normal. It's already been almost a month though so I guess it doesn't feel too weird. Although I do miss staying up late and watching Lifetime movies :rotfl: It hasn't been too terrible to wear them at work, but it's really cold in there.

    That looks delish! I've been trying to make these at home, but have to try some new ingredients as I'm in a rut already lol
    I had an even better one the following week with a different base! Maybe if you could change up the base? They have A LOT of choices on the menus at places that have them, maybe that could give you an idea for new topping ideas.
     

    Raeven

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    HHN/Chicago Trip?-11 weeks
    2nd Trip-23 weeks

    I believe we're nearing phase 4 now, and a lot of things have opened back up. (Except malls which I miss :sad: ). I've been back to work for about a month now, and it seems like everything's back to normal there. I've been trying out masks to see which are comfortable (mostly from Etsy and Fashion Nova). Luckily, it's very cold where I work so it usually doesn't feel that weird, but the ones with the elastic straps do hurt my ears after awhile.


    (I finally found a fox mask :rotfl:).

    Trip Planning

    Originally I was going to discuss this new speculation map when I got on here to do an update. I think everything looks good on this one except I'm not so crazy about Texas Chainsaw Massacre. (I've heard it'll be based on the 3D one which I've never seen) and if the house is 3D those have historically been my least favorite.



    But right now I'm not even sure if we'll be able to go to HHN this year.


    504429

    Things kind of took a turn since my last post about a week and a half ago where things were going well. Since then cases in Florida have kind of been skyrocketing and while Florida has an order on NYers to quarantine still (which I thought expired 7/7 but apparently no one knows for sure), now NY/NJ/Conn is asking people coming from 9 states (one of which is Florida) to also quarantine upon coming back.

    That all adds an extra level of complexity to the trip even if we can figure something out. But if we'd have to quarantine on both sides, there's just no one way we have that kind of time. I'm also starting to wonder what will end up closing again or getting cancelled if the cases keep going up. If the event is going on I want to find a way to go, so I still have the trip planned, but I think we may book a backup trip somewhere else (probably Chicago). Even if we can go we might only go for a couple days instead of 10 days because I'm unsure of what the HHN ticket situation will be. I don't want to cancel anything yet because things can change really quickly. If the numbers go down and things proceed then we could go (our quarantine order isn't state specific it has to do with numbers which is both good and bad in my opinion. Good because it isn't specifically for FL, but bad because it could change suddenly even while we're already on the trip). Worse case scenario if only our state is doing well we could go to NYC, but I'm not thrilled with that idea.

    504431

    We also cancelled our trip to Miami. I'm looking into other ideas for that trip. I'd like to go somewhere warm (because it's in Dec), but a lot of warmer places and big cities are spiking in cases and it's hard to tell what they'll look like then. I want to book flights because they're so cheap and I have credits, but I'm not sure where we'd like to go yet. Ideally, I'd have swapped it back to California (we don't have to quarantine coming from there), but their cases are also going up so I don't want to do that yet.

    504432

    Sorry this is such a bummer of an update! Maybe things will change again before my next update and be looking good again, but I'm trying to plan for the fact that it might not. I really miss traveling and was hoping we'd get to go now that things are opening back up.

    504433

    If this does end up turning into a PTR for next year, I hope you all still follow along! If we have some unrelated trips I'll share a bit about those, but I miss writing trip reports for the parks. Sadly, I don't see us being able to go to Disney at all even through next year because of the reservation system. But we'll definitely be at HHN next year!

    Some photos from the last week and a half:

    Last week I was finally able to get my hair done! & one the way I went to get another acai bowl, but decided to try one with a graviola base. I liked this base even more, it was so good!



    It was also Father's Day last weekend! We finally met my brother's new girlfriend at dinner, and I liked her a lot. She was really sweet.


    (My dad hates taking pictures so I don't have a lot of recent ones of him :rotfl:). Sadly, we are also very behind on 90 Day Fiance since I went back to work, but we're trying to find a day to marathon it. We're having my family birthday party this Sun (I get out of work later now on most days because our hours changed), but I'll let you know about the cake my dad makes this year. :laughing:

    My 28th birthday was on Wed! Here's a cute card from Josh:



    Restaurants just opened for indoor dining so we were able to go out to eat for my birthday which was nice because we haven't been to a restaurant since Valentine's Day.





    We went to a restaurant called Toro Cantina:







    Indoor dining was very distanced, and not many people were inside. But the dining experience seemed pretty normal other than that.

    I got a strawberry margarita:



    We got queso fundito as an appetizer. This was verrryyy cheesy and I liked it a lot.



    Then I got a braised beef burrito and Josh got an enchilada. The entrees were good, but it seemed like so much food! I'm not used to restaurant portions anymore. :rotfl:



    I had to also get some dessert. They had a cool chocolate piñata one, but since it was just me I went with the churros. Which I didn't expect to come out in their own cart :lmao:



    My sister also started her first job as a hostess today:




    & my other brother and his girlfriend had a little photoshoot in their prom wear before her graduation since they couldn't go. (She had a graduation ceremony at a drive in theater which is how a lot of schools around here are doing it this year).


     
  • PlutosRHM55

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    I've already come to terms with the fact that potentially HHN might not happen. FL has not dealt with any of this well at all. I have a lot of friends who are down there, majority cast members, and they are all terrified about going back to work. Some have been going to Universal to get out of the house once it opened but as far as I know, they've all gone back into quarantine it's getting so bad. I know it's gonna come down to the wire with HHN since it's Universal's biggest source of revenue throughout the year, but I'm ready. I have zoom call ideas and mini party ideas just to fill the void. HHN quarantine style, I will make it happen.

    In terms of the map, I'm still pretty pumped but I agree Texas Chainsaw was here recently. I've never done a 3-D house at HHN, Klowns is probably the closest, but I'm kinda curious how that would work for that property. I'm sad Legendary Truth got booted but having an Icons house AND an Anniversary House sounds amazing. Also, I think that Billie Eilish house might be the sleeper hit. Something about her at this event at this point has me curious and really thinking it through. Also, there were rumors that the vortex tunnel is returning in Beetlejuice and that has me HYPE.

    Glad to hear things are going well as we slowly transition back to normalcy! And happy belated!
     
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    Monykalyn

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    had to also get some dessert. They had a cool chocolate piñata one, but since it was just me I went with the churros. Which I didn't expect to come out in their own cart :lmao:
    Happy birthday! And OMG the churro cart!
    I personally hint it’s too early to freak about florida and other states cases rising. This was inevitable when things started opening for one. And - cases have been rising for weeks now (although not as sharply) but the death rates have been steadily dropping. Can’t go by just hospital rates either as the hospitals pretty much all shut down to make way for the gazillion covid cases coming (which didn’t happen). The CDC has a tracker that shows hospital rates across the states and breaks it down to covid/non covid too. Other than a few hotspots it really isn’t as dire as it sounds (yet anyway and hope it stays that way). Anyway choosing to be optimistic here :).
     

    DisneyLifePapioNe

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    Happy Birthday!!!

    The dinner looks great.

    I have been a bit nervous myself with all the talk of a huge surge in cases, I guess they ordered all bars closed again in Florida and Texas.......

    Fingers crossed that’s for sure....
     

    schumigirl

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    Love your pictures Raeven!!! You have a lovely family.

    And the card from Josh is so cute.....food looks lovely too and nice you were able to celebrate your birthday eating out. You look very pretty in that dress and will look forward to your picture of the cake that`s being made by you by your dad!!!!

    Oh don`t cancel just yet Raeven! You never know......keeping all things crossed you still get to Orlando. It`s true things can change so quickly. It`s a mess for sure, but I still think not knowing for sure is worse. I`m sorry for the trips you have cancelled....but completely understand, it does make sense.

    Of course we`ll still follow along for next year if it comes to that....I just joked to mac my trip report will end up being the longest pre trip report ever for next May......lol......you`ve got to laugh at times!!!

    But, enjoy your family celebration tomorrow.....hope it`s a good one!!!
     

    Raeven

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    I've already come to terms with the fact that potentially HHN might not happen.
    Same here. I just want to know one way or another so I can start planning to go somewhere else if that's the case.

    I've never done a 3-D house at HHN, Klowns is probably the closest, but I'm kinda curious how that would work for that property.
    The first two years I went they had 3D houses and they were not great imo. I find the 3D paint all around a little
    gimmicky. Kind of reminds me a local haunted house instead of an HHN one.

    And happy belated!
    Thank you!

    Happy birthday! And OMG the churro cart!
    THank you :rotfl:

    I personally hint it’s too early to freak about florida and other states cases rising. This was inevitable when things started opening for one. And - cases have been rising for weeks now (although not as sharply) but the death rates have been steadily dropping.
    I've heard all of that and personally am not worried about travel. But the way that information is being put out there I see a lot of people putting pressure on places to close again, and I could see it happening. It's also not really up to us, but more to the states and what their quarantine orders are. If we had to quarantine on both sides we just don't have the time to do so, and Florida will have to see a big decrease in cases before they're off the list for quarantine here. But of course in the next 2.5 months things could completely change.

    Happy Birthday!!!
    Thank you!

    I have been a bit nervous myself with all the talk of a huge surge in cases, I guess they ordered all bars closed again in Florida and Texas.......

    Fingers crossed that’s for sure....
    Yes I heard that too. Fingers crossed!

    Love your pictures Raeven!!! You have a lovely family.

    And the card from Josh is so cute.....food looks lovely too and nice you were able to celebrate your birthday eating out. You look very pretty in that dress
    Thank you!

    will look forward to your picture of the cake that`s being made by you by your dad!!!!
    He said it would be chocolate but "spiced up" so I'm not sure what that means yet :rotfl:

    Oh don`t cancel just yet Raeven! You never know......keeping all things crossed you still get to Orlando. It`s true things can change so quickly. It`s a mess for sure, but I still think not knowing for sure is worse. I`m sorry for the trips you have cancelled....but completely understand, it does make sense.
    I definitely won't cancel HHN till the last minute (unless there's some kind of announcement). But I'm going to make alternate plans just in case. It is very hard not knowing.

    Of course we`ll still follow along for next year if it comes to that....I just joked to mac my trip report will end up being the longest pre trip report ever for next May......lol......you`ve got to laugh at times!!!
    Lol yes we'll both have very long PTRs for next year :rotfl: Our first trip next year will probably be April/May too. Just not sure where yet.

    But, enjoy your family celebration tomorrow.....hope it`s a good one!!!
    Thank you!
     

    Lesley Wake

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    Luckily, it's very cold where I work so it usually doesn't feel that weird, but the ones with the elastic straps do hurt my ears after awhile.
    Have you looked at Ear Protectors on etsy? They are pretty cheap and basically turn the elastic ones into full around the head versions!
    Ideally, I'd have swapped it back to California (we don't have to quarantine coming from there), but their cases are also going up so I don't want to do that yet.
    Yeah, we just don't know how things are going to keep going here. Bars are already shut down again in most counties. The other ones aren't necessarily safer, just more stubborn! I don't know when we will get back to the office yet.
    My 28th birthday was on Wed! Here's a cute card from Josh:

    So cute!
     

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