When an amusement park announces a ride will be closing, we have seen fans over the years gather to take in that last ride. We think back to Big Bad Wolf at Busch Gardens. We witnessed ourselves with final riders jockeying for the last ride on the Georgia Cyclone, people lined up at Walt Disney World for one final trip on The Great Movie Ride, and a final experience on Ellen’s Energy Adventure, but what happens when it is a show? Universal Studios is preparing for the last show [today] of its long-standing, fan-favorite show, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure. This is a show that has consistently drawn huge crowds over the past 26 years and has so many die-hard fans.
Universal Orlando officially announced what the plans are for the Wyld Stallyns last show. Wristbands will be given out in the Springfield sections of the park and will be required for the last four shows. They will begin passing out wristbands for the last show of the night first when Halloween Horror Nights opens. How fast will these wristbands go? We believe they will run out very quickly as we have been watching the activity of fans across social media. Universal Orlando has a Stay and Scream pass. If you are not aware, Halloween Horror Nights is a separate admission ticket. They close the park early, make everyone leave, and then reopen it unless you have the Stay and Scream pass. This allows you to stay in the park. Fans have started to purchase these passes and organizing a meetup at 11:00am to wait in line until 6:30pm to be amongst those that receive the final show wristbands. Guests who hope to be in attendance for the very last show will have to be among the first 1,000+ in line for wristbands when Halloween Horror Nights opens and lined up in the Springfield area of the park.
Before the show begins, Universal Studios announces that no photography and video recordings are allowed. Universal has not posted a change to that as of yet. With this being the very last show, we have a feeling that this rule may get broken a few times tonight. Universal has been getting many requests about a live stream of the final show and, so far, they have not made a comment. We will be following news about this final Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure throughout today, and, if we see an announcement, we will provide information and the link as those becomes available. “Be excellent to each other and party on dudes!”