TravelChannel.com put the Orlando stop on its list of 10 best Halloween attractions for 2014.
The choices were not ranked, but listed alphabetically by state. Still, the website raved about Universal Orlando's contributions to celebrating Halloween.
Here's the review: "Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando should be at the top of anyone's Halloween bucket list, especially fans looking for big-budget scares. Movie industry experts craft haunted houses so loaded with detail that visitors walk through and feel like they've been dropped into an episode of 'The Walking Dead' or the movie 'From Dusk Till Dawn.' Other popular attractions featured at the theme park include Bayou of Blood, Dollhouse of the Damned and Roanoke -- Cannibal Colony. Those willing to face their fears can also enter, at their own risk, the Halloween house for a face-to-face meeting with Michael Myers, the iconic masked slasher from the movies."
Take a bow, Universal Orlando. (Travel Channel, for the record, is not part of NBCUniversal.)
Other favorites are Netherworld in Atlanta; Festival of the Dead in Salem, Mass.; 13th Gate in Baton Rouge, La.; Fright Dome in Las Vegas; Bennett's Curse in Jessup, Md.; ScareHouse in Pittsburgh; Queen Mary's Dark Harbor in Long Beach, Calif.; 13th Floor Haunted House in Denver; and the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is Weston, W.Va.