Alice Cooper’s ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ Maze Secrets Revealed
Alice Cooper's 'Welcome To My Nightmare' Maze at Universal Studios is drawing longer lines than any of the other attractions at the park, and a guided tour, complete with photographs, is now available.
As previously reported, the haunted maze coincides with Alice's recently released ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ record, as well as its classic 1975 predecessor, 'Welcome to my Nightmare.' The Los Angeles Times recently offered a full rundown of the terrors and thrills to be found inside.
The maze is designed around Alice songs, and heavily themed according to Steven’s recurring nightmares. Steven is a semi-autobiographical character in Cooper’s songs and as you might guess, he’s not the sort of person you would want to run into while touring an old abandoned, foreclosed house.
At the maze entrance, there is a gag real estate sign featuring a high school yearbook photo of Alice complete with his real name, Vince Furnier. While a medley of his music plays, Alice’s voice serves as the visitors guide.
Here are some of the props you can expect to see during the tour: a toy room filled with the playthings of a disturbed child, a defaced photo of Steven, rotting severed heads, a guillotine, an electric chair, skeletons, chainsaws, an embalming room, a blood spray, some venom, musty, moldy smells, a red beacon light and smells of antiseptic cleanser, which will help you find your way down the halls of the asylum.
The horrific characters and creatures you’ll want to avoid are: the blood splattered naughty nurse holding defibrillator paddles, the Alice look-alike in Steven’s childhood bedroom, a man-child dressed in a baby clothes with a pacifier and bib, more babies, these with glowing eyes, an executioner, Dr. Alice with a bone saw in the operating room, the shocking stilt walking headmaster, the boa constrictor snakes, the black widow spiders, the disemboweled bodies, a headless character and naturally, the zombies, cadavers and cocooned human bodies.
John Murdy, the creative director of Universal Studio's Horror Nights, told the paper that “Alice has been through the maze a couple of times already and he’s overjoyed. He was thrilled.” Halloween Horror Nights will run at Universal Studios Hollywood on Sept. 23, 24, 30 and Oct. 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31.