Charity Auction: Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights Media Gift for Give Kids The World

In the fall, you always need to be a little leery when you receive a package from Universal Orlando.  See it’s Halloween Horror Nights season, and we’ve come to learn that they like to send, um…, errr…, let’s say, unique items to entice media members to experience their annual Halloween event.  In the past we’ve received a branding iron, a severed hand clutching a shock of hair, and a skull with removable top giving access to its brain.  Well imagine my excitement when a box from Universal Orlando was recently sitting on my porch awaiting my arrival home.  “Oooooh! It’s Halloween Horror Nights!” my oldest daughter shrieked, “this is my FAVORITE box we get all year.”  What can I say?  I guess Universal’s enticements are working.  Continue reading to see this year’s “gift,” and how you can bid on the item with 100% of the proceeds going to Give Kids The World Village.

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights Media Gift

OK, let’s get to it.  Opening Universal Orlando’s package revealed a padlocked wooden box with moss and vines and possibly dried blood caked on the outside.  There was also a note, inviting us to attend Halloween Horror Nights 23.

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Unlocking the padlock and lifting the top revealed a severed “head” with What Evil Has Taken Root? scrawled on the inside of the lid.  Upon closer inspection, there was something lodged in the head’s eye socket.  Oh, a USB drive containing all the media imagery for Halloween Horror Nights 23, lovely…

Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights Media Gift

Adventures by Daddy attended the media preview (click here for video of the event) as well as Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 23 opening night, and thoroughly enjoyed the festivities.  Therefore, we’d like to give back to the horror fans out there, and auction off our Halloween Horror Nights media gift for you with 100% of the proceeds going to our favorite charity, Give Kids The World.

Follow this link (or use the widget above) to give this Halloween Horror Nights media gift a good home.  You can place bids until Thursday, October 17, 2013, and 100% of the proceeds will go to Give Kids The World.  Those funds will help to provide a week-long cost-free vacation for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I’m a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.