Im getting the front line fear ticket as its actually a fairly decent bargain price. Im also curious about their second tier pass which supposedly has additional house elements that others do not see. Im uncertain if this means the entrance into the houses are different or different endings. Either way it reminds me of old school howloscream with the houses that split into two different areas. You may want to also consider the bg version as they have quite a few houses as well. That one though there is some shenanigans going on with the front of the line pass but I guess it is to be expected as they probably will have more people than sw. Too bad they don't have the fright feast. That was always the best deal out there for halloween. Oh well.me too. First year I'm skipping HHN. I didn't like the games they played with express pass prices. They suddenly jacked them up $20 for my dates with zero notice, after just a week on the site, then another $20 again a few days later - again with no notice, all before they posted any official multi-day, AP or blackout tic info that allowed people to plan which days they wanted to go.
I had tics & EP in the cart and was just waiting on the ok from my boss to take the time off, when 2nd hike hit. At that point, was so fed up, decided I wasn't about to spend $40 more per person on EP vs someone who bought the same thing a week ago, so decided to give SW a shot. I know it's much smaller and they don't have the talent/experience/studio resources HHN does, but I'm sure we'll still have fun.