Scream N’ Stream, an innovative drive-through horror adventure, will return in 2021 with an all-new story and re-imagined experience! In a previous article, we discussed the expected changes to Scream N’ Stream’s process, including a virtual queue and scare/party zone called RAGE. At that time, we didn’t have many details about the actual show. Last night, however, Scream N’ Stream invited Orlando Decoded and others to a special media preview where we learned more about the horror adventure and actually got to experience two drive-through scenes (including live actors, high-quality audio, and special effects)! Thank you, Scream N’ Stream for such an awesome experience!
While there’s still plenty to learn about this exciting event, experiencing these two scenes gave us a much better idea of what to expect from the full show. Spoiler Alert: it’s gonna be pretty amazing!
The Battle Begins
Instead of the drive-in movie and cult-killer themes of 2020, this year’s event will have a very different story. Written by HHN veteran Patrick Braillard, guests are invited to a secret facility to observe a new military weapon. Of course, things go horribly wrong during our visit, and guests will have to battle their way to survival!
YOU are part of the story!
Battle, you ask? Oh yes! In this year’s story, your participation is key! Each car’s ticket will include the use of a pair of lasertag-like guns during the experience. You’ll use these weapons to defend your car (and protect a suppression device assigned to your vehicle)! If you have a large party, it might be possible to purchase additional guns for your adventure. These options and prices have not yet been released, but more details will come later. Remember that, for obvious reasons, drivers may not operate a gun.
Read: Scream N’ Stream 2021: New Details and Presale Tickets Released! for additional details about this year’s event!
We may only have gotten a taste of the combat, but WOW! This active participation adds SO MUCH to the experience – even if you’re not actually shooting. As the driver, I had a great time watching my passenger try (and sometimes fail) to shoot the apparent zombies and other enemies. Just like laser tag, shooters are aiming for specific targets on a person’s clothing or set piece. These points light up when a shot makes contact, so everyone knows if the shooter is hitting his or her mark! Finally, the actors were super responsive to both missed and successful gunshots – increasing the realism and overall fun feel to the experience!
Horror Adventure sets and effects will have a major upgrade!
Along with a brand new story comes a brand new atmosphere and feel to the event. With chainlink fencing, concrete structures, and flashing lights; even just a couple scenes created a convincing super-secret government project vibe! It’s obvious that the full show will be incredibly detailed and themed, with lots of special effects including ground-based firework fountains and digital screens!
But the upgrades don’t stop at the scenery! As we mentioned in our previous article, (and got to see in action last night), Scream N’ Stream will move its lighting, audio systems, and traffic signals to an overhead structure creating a more immersive and efficient experience. Additionally, scenes will be separated with physical barriers (like car wash flaps or dark SIF) to improve story integrity and better control the narrative flow.
Presale tickets are available NOW!
If you are ready to book your night of terror, presale tickets are already available! Buying your ticket now allows you to save a little bit of money (up to $25 off the door price) while maintaining the flexibility to schedule your exact visit date at a later time. Presale tickets give you a code which will be used to redeem a specific reservation when you’re ready to commit to a particular evening. When scheduling your ticket date, keep in mind that presale codes are not valid for the last two Saturdays in October or any date that is already sold out. Tickets are sold per car, not per person! Each pass includes as many individuals as there are seatbelts in the car – up to 8 people.
At the $55 presale price (plus taxes and fees of course), the maximum party would equal LESS THAN $8 A PERSON FOR ENTRY, making Scream N’ Stream one of the most affordable haunted evenings in Central Florida!
Even before last night’s preview, I was so excited to see Scream N’ Stream’s reimagined drive-through horror adventure. But this new format is even more immersive and fun than I expected! Once again I’d like to thank the creators for inviting us out to the event, and I can’t wait for the full experience.
If you are interested in visiting Scream N’ Stream this year, you should seriously consider purchasing a presale ticket. With flexible scheduling, plenty of time to secure the right battle partners, and great pricing; it will be hard to beat such an awesome deal. Don’t wait though! The presale won’t last forever!
If you’d like to hear more about last night’s preview, you can listen to myself and Jonathan Berrier discuss our experience on the Hung Up On Theme Parks podcast!