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This video which is funny actually got me thinking..

Have you had a bad experience in line with someone? The lines are long and you're with these people for over an hour at times. Are they going to do anything different this year?

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My top two worst line experiences:

2002: In line for Evilution and some drunk guy behind us pushes me off the path at the Discovery Trail and I pull every muscle in my ankle while also spraining it. Yeah, I was not a happy camper and it's a damn could thing I wasn't mobile or I would've beat the living shit out of in line and gotten thrown out of the park myself. I've never had anything hurt so bad in my entire life...and it ruined us being able to go back to the event that year at all because I was on crutches. I hope whoever that bastard was choked on his next beer that night.

2007: In line for Dead Silence, a girl in front of me turned around and threw up on my shoes because she was drunk out of her mind.

Every year there are those random idiots who must smoke in line, drink to much, want to pick a fight, etc...if nothing else, what happens in line can be interesting. Or make you want to beat the living shit out of someone. :)

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Out of my two times of going to Orlando, I think my only irritating experience had to be last year in line for Hades.. it wasn't really anything damaging or experience ruining like Hush had experienced, but it was just annoying more than anything. Anyway.... there was this group ahead of me that had been taking constant pictures of themselves in line, every few seconds was *flash flash flash!*. It didn't ruin my experience like I said, but it was just more than a little irritating.

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My favorite line experience was last year, in line for one of the SS houses, don't remember which. A family was in line with a boy about 10 years old; he points to the one of the jello shot girls and says "look mommy, that's a ho!" His mother was embarrassed, but whoever I was with that night thought it was hilarious and told the mom so. Who was with me that night?

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See? It seems to always be drunk people ruining everyone elses time... I ALWAYS encounter annoying drunk people in line at hhn.

I beg the HNN community to control your liquior at the event. Please.

Sincerely, LostAlice

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Well this in not really a bad experience but in line at zombiegeddon this couple in front of my group were clearly drinking quite a bit and they kept talking to us the entire time about random things, now i dont mind talking to strangers at the lines but they were a bit annoying. :P

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Thankfully I've never had to dela with drunks or anyting unpleasant in any line. I only had to deal with htiso ne perosn who was smoking in line but no biggie....security took care of it in a blink of an eye.

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Eh, the more you attend the easier it is to tone it out. Back ground noise as far as I'm concerned.

After 20 years of attendance, I can honestly say the only two incidents that I remember are the ones I mentioned above...other than that, our time in lines over the past two decades haven't resulted in much. I mean we do point and laugh at people, but that's just our natural behavior.

We drink so that everyone else around us in line is less annoying. It's amazing, after a few Guinnesses, I could care less what anyone around me says or does...just don't throw up on me or trip me.

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I was waiting in line for Zombiegeddon when this woman behind me started throwing up everywhere (This went on for a while, the group she was with would just stand there and laugh at her). Eventually crew members came in to clean the mess she made (and was still making, she managed to hold it in until they left). I hoped they would escort her out of the line, but they failed to do so. I let her and her group go in front of me for Zombiegeddon (The last thing I needed was to have her throw up on me as I was walking thu the house) and the result was her and her group ended up holding up the line because she could barely walk. Worst experience I've had at HHN thus far.

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Seems like every year, someone is either smoking weed or has been/is drinking heavily right in front or behind my group. Last year in the line for Zombiegeddon, a group of drunk frat dudes started high fiving everyone they walked by, along with shouting, "OH YEAH!" when the high fives connected. Interesting people at HHN.

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As I said "background noise". Once you are in your 6th year of attendance you really start to give way less of a shit about a lot of that, and working it you become even more apathetic to the "line situation". You guys are spectating, we're in the trenches dealing with those guys.

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Mostly background noise for us too.

My most memorable, although not bad, experience was when the really, really drunk couple in line in front of us for Dead Exposure decided they HAD to have a turkey leg. I warned them we were close to the entrance, but the guy ran off and bought one anyway. Sure enough, we were almost going into the house when he got back, so his girlfriend shoved the hot, greasy turkey leg down the front of her white pants! Then she danced around and screamed from the pain. When she finally pulled it out, he stashed it in his cargo pants pocket. God, I wish I'd had a video camera.

Speaking of video, if you have a phone that takes it, it can be a big help with line troubles. Last year in the Zombie line, we had trouble with a family (I think parents and older teen/young adult) so I whipped out my phone and said, "You'd better back off because I'm recording this. Young punk proceeds to literally, physically threaten me! (kids, don't do drugs, it fries your brain). I said, "You know, I just recorded your threat. Want to make another one?" He shut up after that, but had the brass ones to complain about us to the team member outside the end of the house. He ranted for a while, and then I finally said, "This is going to be settled in one of two ways. I'll give these people a chance to walk away right now and drop it. Otherwise, I want an Orange County officer here right now to review my video and advise me on what charges I can press." Oddly enough, the jerk family suddenly needed to go somewhere else very quickly.

But that's outside the norm. You can tune out most of the obnoxious people or just drop back in line a little.

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I have only had 1 interesting situation. Normally I'm not even paying attention to the others around me. But we were towards the end of Havoc last year, and my brother and friend were in front of our line. Well, this was my brothers first HHN (which by the way he loved!), and Havoc was one of the first 3 houses we did with him. He was 12 last year. Anyways, we were towards the end of the house, and 1 scareactor got my brother really good, and kind of ran/rushed away from the actor and accidentally ran into a random guy in front of us. The guy turned around, yelled at my brother and told him to "stop it". First of all, it was an accident. Second of all, he had no right to literally get up in my 12 year old brother's face and yell at him. Once we exited the house he darted off and we couldn't find him, because we would have confronted him about it.

That's about the only thing I can remember to be honest!

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A few years ago I watched another guest get pulled out of line for being drunk and disorderly by the police. By the time I got through the house the police were still trying to arrest him and watched him get tazed.

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i've never had an altercation in line, but i've had some rather odd moments, including running into a group of some guys last year while waiting for Havok, whom i thought were from New Jersey, mainly because they were constantly referring to Jersey Shore by shouting "T-shirt time!!". but aside from that, it hasn't been that much of an issue which evolved into being absolutely obnoxious.

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Trust me, people from NJ HATE THOSE kinds of guys! I used to live in Toms River, NJ and worked at the Jersey shore. THOSE guys were the idiots that used to get beat up all the time! Freaking North Jersey and NYC idiots ruining what is really great at the shore!

NO ONE has EVER said T shirt time before the losers on the Jersey Shore said it. I mean, they went to their "own" country of Italy and can't hook up to save their lives. People laugh at them over there as well.

i've never had an altercation in line, but i've had some rather odd moments, including running into a group of some guys last year while waiting for Havok, whom i thought were from New Jersey, mainly because they were constantly referring to Jersey Shore by shouting "T-shirt time!!". but aside from that, it hasn't been that much of an issue which evolved into being absolutely obnoxious.

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My most memorable line experience was something that happened a few years ago. Being the weather geek that I am, I knew the night I had chosen to go there was a good chance of rain so I brought an umbrella. Well sure enough, my friend and I were in line for one of the houses and it starts pouring! I took out my umbrella and my friend and a bunch of other people from the line were under it trying not to get soaked (I told them whoever could fit under it was welcomed lol). Suddenly, this group of people idiots start PUSHING to jump the line! They were trying to get past me & the people around me because they were getting wet (their excuse)! We had to get security and they kicked them out of the line. :lol:

What really gets me is that they were all like, "Well, you have an umbrella - you don't have to worry about getting wet!" (WTF, that makes NO sense). And they were a group of Nuyoricans ("C'mon, it's cool, we're all boricuas." - YES, they totally said this to me. <_< ); no offense to any Nuyoricans that may be reading this (though if you're part of HNN, you would NEVER take part in that kind of douchebaggery... right?). :lol: I love my PRican people, but *smh*.

"Failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.".... Just sayin'.

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While I was waiting in the long 8o-minute line for the Orfanage, some drunk couple behind me was singing loudly, arguing, and then bumping into me almost constantly. He was cussing like crazy and constantly complaining for how long the line was and then elbowed me to ask what time it was. Before I got in the house, he stated that Freddy better be in there to give him a high-five.Pretty annoying experience to say the least.

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i've never had an altercation in line, but i've had some rather odd moments, including running into a group of some guys last year while waiting for Havok, whom i thought were from New Jersey, mainly because they were constantly referring to Jersey Shore by shouting "T-shirt time!!". but aside from that, it hasn't been that much of an issue which evolved into being absolutely obnoxious.

I was definitely in a line with these guys last year. So annoying, it was like every other minute they would shout "T-Shirt Time." Something similar, in 07 I was in a long line for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre house and there was a group of guys yelling "Buttscratcher" like they were trying to sell them (Family Guy reference I think). Pretty much as annoying.

Other than those annoyances, the only "bad" experience in a line was waiting behind this guy that lit up a cigarette every time the line stopped moving. Even when some Universal employees came to get him to stop, he'd just hide it and start smoking when they were gone. I guess as my worst line experience it's not so bad at least.

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I was definitely in a line with these guys last year. So annoying, it was like every other minute they would shout "T-Shirt Time." Something similar, in 07 I was in a long line for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre house and there was a group of guys yelling "Buttscratcher" like they were trying to sell them (Family Guy reference I think). Pretty much as annoying.

Other than those annoyances, the only "bad" experience in a line was waiting behind this guy that lit up a cigarette every time the line stopped moving. Even when some Universal employees came to get him to stop, he'd just hide it and start smoking when they were gone. I guess as my worst line experience it's not so bad at least.

speaking of smoking, i wonder if the staff are ready to take any action if anyone pulls out the E-cigarettes to smoke in line.

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speaking of smoking, i wonder if the staff are ready to take any action if anyone pulls out the E-cigarettes to smoke in line.

God, I wish everyone would go to those e-cigs. You get your nicotine in line...I get to spend the night without choking on my own snot overproduction...everyone's happy. And not much Uni can do about it, since the rule is against smoking, not against producing water vapor.

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In 08, after standing in line for about 20 minutes on one of the nights I went to HHN alone (because I like to party!), the guy in front of me (also alone) offered to sell me Drugs. I was like "uhm, n. . . no?" ..... Then we got to wait in line another half hour or so. It was so deliciously awkward that I bet he was thinking "man this is awkward - I'm glad I'm on Drugs."

.... Why did he wait 20 minutes...? What high-level processing was his brain doing during that time? Was he sizing up whether I would be a potential buyer, the line a perfect marketplace, and surrounded the perfect configuration among other humans?

What made him decide that I was a good person to ask? Do I just give off a vibe of "this person is absolutely RIPE to buy Drugs off of a stranger in line at a theme park - he's practically jumping off the vine"? If so, is there some kind of non-invasive procedure I can have to change that?

Does the fact that he asked me to begin with automatically imply - as I suspected - that this carefully-plotted plan had, in fact, worked in the past? That some other Waiting Guy said "why, it's funny you should ask, because I was just thinking of how awesome it would be if I could commit a felony right now in this public place!" ?

If I would've said yes, what would he have even sold me? Would he have done it right there? Would we have to go somewhere to do the exchange? If so, I'm led back to my first question: why wait 20 minutes? That just means after the Reasonable Transaction we'd both just have to wait in line that long again! Could he have not thought of that 15-20 minutes earlier?

Or was he not thinking at all, completely empty headed for 20 minutes, then just quietly thinking about whether it would be a good idea, in general, to offer to sell Drugs to this random stranger?

If so - and really, if so to any of these questions - how did he come up with "I shall do this obviously strongly-conceived act" as his conclusion?!

And, for that matter, who actually offers to sell someone Drugs by literally saying "hey, dude . . . do you want to buy some Drugs?" An effective businessman knows that he must be much more specific than that were he trying to close the deal. Unless he actually had a product called Drugs, which would be something I'd definitely want to at least take a look at, since I'd only heard of specific *kinds* of drugs, not Drugs as a proper noun. I think if that were the case, though, he probably would've specified. And most likely would've called me dude again, since that's what you're called when performing any form of activity in the world of Drugs/drugs.

Maybe I'm overthinking it, but the experience has provided me countless hours of daydream amusement since that magical day in 2008. I like to imagine that he was going to try to sell me Ecstasy in an attempt to start a chain reaction whereby all the other strangers in the line around us would buy Ecstasy and we could have had ourselves a nice little makeshift Rave in the line! That would've been a WAY better story . . . . Plausible, too!

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