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Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction

GHOST TOWN
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Ghost Town
Attraction type Haunted House
Event Halloween Horror Nights XIV
Park Universal Studios Florida
Area Production Central
Year 2004
Housed in Soundstage 22
Based on Original
Followed by Ghost Town: The Curse of Lightning Gulch (2016)

Ghost Town was one of the seven haunted houses that was featured during Halloween Horror Nights XIV. It was located in Soundstage 22. During Halloween Horror Nights 26, the house got a sequel, Ghost Town: The Curse of Lightning Gulch.

Description Edit

Strangled by gold fever, the violent town of Lightning Gulch disappeared in a fierce thunderstorm that swallowed up the settlement and all its ill-fated souls. Today there is no trace of the Gulch... except when vicious storms range, once again revealing all of the buildings and the tortured ghosts that lurk in its streets, saloons, and alleyways. Still desperate to protect long lost treasure, these wretched spirits remain blinded by the lust for gold and enraged by greed.

Website Edit

On the Halloween Horror Nights XIV website in the patient file records you saw a newspaper showing various disasters that took place in Lightning Gulch. There was also tape recorder where if you clicked on it you heard a man going insane talking to a female psychiatrist about how he found a map with the lost town of Lightning Gulch and how he compared places on the map to places in real life to find where Lightning Gulch had been located. He eventually found Lightning Gulch during a thunderstorm. There he found a saloon. In the saloon he found gold coins and he took some of them. Ever since he took them the ghosts of the people who had the coins had been haunting him asking him to give the money back. Also in the patient records you found the map and a telegram.

Experience Edit

Queue Edit

Outside, a large screen shows violent scenes occurring in the western town of Lightning Gulch. There are gunfights, hangings, and numerous other violent occurrences. A vicious lightning storm strikes the town of Lightning Gulch, and floods wash the town away, killing everybody in it. Then, you see newspaper clippings, which talk about strange happenings in the Gulch, such as figures being sighted in the supposedly abandoned ghost town.

Haunted House Edit

You then enter the town of Lightning Gulch. You find yourself on a ranch in the town. A lone ghost cowboy stands behind a low wooden fence on your left. In front of you, there is a saloon, with an old rocking chair, and bones hanging under the roof. The cowboy says "Welcome, idiots, to Lightning Gulch. This town is haunted, and if I were you, I d turn around and go back where I came from. Don t touch anything here, or you'll be stuck here forever, like me". Then, when someone said it wouldn't be that bad to be stuck there, the ghost cowboy said "I'm not very pleasant to be around. I'll make you shovel my horse s poop every day". The ghost cowboy then follows you, leaning on his stick, giving you an ominous glare. He also says "You look scared, and you re not even in there yet. The real screaming will begin soon ".

You then enter the saloon. A lady jumps out at you from the right as you enter. The bartender, who is wiping off the bar, glares at you. He then follows you down the bar, and squirts you with some air and water from a beer tap. A ghost cowboy then runs out at you from behind a piano.

You escape from the saloon into a long, dimly it hallway, with many doors on both sides. You hear loud screaming, as well as loud bursts of lightning as you walk down this hallway. Residents of Lightning Gulch jump out at you from the doorways, shouting random things like "Stay the night!" .

You then turn right and enter the town's general store. A ghostly little girl, who is holding a teddy bear, jumps out at you from the left, and asks "Wanna play?" . As you walk further into the general store, there is a salesman on your left, and a cook on your right, who is hiding behind roach infested shelves of canned goods. The salesman catches your eye, and follows you through the store. When you reach the end of the counter, he reaches for you, and says "Your escape plan didn't work!" . The cook, who also followed you, reaches for you and says "Stay the night!" .

You then enter the town jail. The warden is sitting in a chair, shouting at prisoners and grinning menacingly at you. His face glows green. You then pass between two cells, where the criminals of Lightning Gulch, reach for and yell insults at you.

After turning another couple corners, you enter the room where the town's carpenter works. As you enter, he reaches for you from the left, saying "Burials, cremations, embalming!". There are a few upstanding wooden coffins on your right. A ghost cowboy jumps out from behind them, reaches for you, and says "This one looks just right for you!" You then leave the carpenter room. As you leave, the carpenter leans over, and whispers in your ear "Don't delay now".

You then enter the town's butcher shop. You hear loud chopping sounds, and push through large slabs of rotting cows to make your way through this room. The butcher reaches for you as you try to escape.

You then enter the barns, where you hear the sounds of horses neighing, and the smell of fresh horse manure hits your nose. You see a cowboy hanging in front of you. Another cowboy jumps out at you from a stable on your right.

You then enter the mine shaft, which has caved in. Ghostly miners on both sides reach for you, asking for help. The small light in the shaft suddenly goes out, and loud, strong burst of air hit you. The ground beneath you also starts to tremble and shake.

You rush out of the mine shaft, and enter a churchyard, where a few cowboys come after you from both sides. You then see an open coffin in front of you. A ghostly lady reaches at you from the left, and one last cowboy jumps at you from the right, in a finale attempt to keep you stuck in the town of Lightning Gulch forever. Luckily, you manage to escape out into the cool night air.

Legacy

Pictures Edit

Halloween Horror Nights XIV
Characters: The Asylum Patient (Event Icon)  • Eddie Schmidt  • Jack the Clown  • The Caretaker  • The Director
Haunted Houses: Castle Vampyr  • Deadtropolis  • Disorientorium  • Ghost Town  • Horror Nights Nightmares  • Hellgate Prison  • Horror in Wax
Scarezones: Field of Screams  • Fright Yard  • Midway of the Bizarre  • Point of Evil
Shows: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure  • The Festival of the Dead Parade