Theme park keeps Halloween spookery
Wednesday, October 10, 2001
Orlando, Fla. -- Universal Orlando officials say they won't tone down the scares their Halloween Horror Nights will give tourists despite fears caused by the recent terror attacks.
"While we're extremely sensitive to the events of Sept. 11 and their impact on people, we also know that escapism can alleviate a lot of tension," said Adrian LePeltier, Universal's director of show development and one of Horror Nights' creators. Universal is bucking a trend toward a less fearful Halloween this year. Many retailers are rethinking their approach to the first major holiday since the attacks in New York and Washington.
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