|Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction|
|Dracula: Legacy in Blood|
|Attraction type||Haunted House|
|Event||Halloween Horror Nights: Ripped from the Silver Screen|
|Park||Universal Studios Florida|
|Housed in||Soundstage 23|
|Based on||Dracula (1932)|
Dracula: Legacy in Blood was one of the eight haunted houses that was featured during Halloween Horror Nights: Ripped from the Silver Screen. The revised the classic horror story of Count Dracula. It was the second of the three classic monster trilogy houses, the other two being The Wolfman and Frankenstein: Creation of the Damned, all three of which were built in Universal's soundstages. Dracula: Legacy in Blood won House of the Year at the end of the month-long run. It was located in Soundstage 23 along with Frankenstein: Creation of the Damned.
Welcome to Castle Dracula on the night of “The Calling.” Vlad Dracula bids you welcome – be you one of the chosen women who has been called or merely a mortal man. Those who have been chosen must decide whether to join the Dark Prince in everlasting life as his brides, or reject his offer and suffer for all eternity. The blood must be renewed. The fate of the legacy hangs in the balance – Dracula’s legacy of blood.
As the line passed through the queue for Twister...Ride it Out, guests moved into the production facilities, where they entered a soundstage.
Guests entered the cold, foggy Eastern European castle grounds. Dozens of victims were impaled on stakes in various stages of decay. A dinner table is set up under the bodies, but whoever had been eating there apparently left already.
Inside the door, Dracula and his beautiful brides attacked from side hallways before guests moved into a long hallway. Brides lined the hallway, bursting out from behind the curtains with loud screams and colored strobes. They would then move outside to the top of the castle wall, where a bride reached down from a window above. The next room had the insane Renfield, a mental patient who serves Dracula in return for insects and small animals to eat.
Guests entered the library, with long hallways of shelves and shields that boxed you in. Several brides were hidden in alcoves, and a bride floated above the victims, twirling above shelves.
Next were the catacombs under the castle, with tunnels that seemed to stretch endlessly into the distance. Several brides hid in the tunnels, while one was hidden in a small hole next to the line. From there, guests would pass by coffins filled with skeletons. One hid one of Dracula's feral brides, horrifying creatures that lived only to eat.
As guests passed by several bodies hanging from hooks (with a feral bride hiding behind them), they would enter the final room. A massive spiked press was in the middle of the room, ready to squeeze the last drops of blood from drained body parts. Several feral brides attacked amidst multicolored strobes. As guests ran for the exit, Dracula, transformed with a bat-like face, leapt from behind a red curtain with a roar.
- At the end, blood splattered on guests. Guests curious enough to try it, discovered it was actually cherry juice.
- This house won House of the Year in 2009.
- Partially inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula (Coppola).
|Halloween Horror Nights: Ripped from the Silver Screen|
|Characters: The Usher (Event Icon) • Billy • Chucky • The Wolfman (Sub Icons) • Sam Meetz • Count Dracula • Frankenstein's Monster|
|Haunted Houses: The Wolfman • Dracula: Legacy in Blood • Frankenstein: Creation of the Damned • Leave it to Cleaver • SAW • The Spawning • Chucky: Friends til the End • Silver Screams|
|Scarezones: Containment • War of the Living Dead • Apocalypse: City of Cannibals • Shadows from the Past • Cirque Du Freak • Horrorwood Die-In • Lights Camera Hacktion!|
|Shows: The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute • Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure|