I'm lucky to live in Florida, which means I can go to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida as much as I wish. I get a Frequent Fear Plus pass each year, which gets me in every night but Saturday.
If you're able to visit more than once, is it really worthwhile? Here are my top four reasons on why once is never enough:
1) The event changes over the course of the season. Halloween Horror Nights is constantly getting tweaked and polished over the course of the event. It's fun to come several times and watch the gradual changes or to come at the beginning and end of the season and compare the difference.
2) You get to see all the special effects. Many of the haunted houses have time-based special effects that you'll miss if your timing is off as you follow the conga line through. If you come more than once, you have multiple chances to catch all the effects.
3) You get to see both casts. Each haunted house has two alternating casts of scareactors, and each brings its own unique flavor to the house. I like to make sure that I see both casts multiple times. It's like getting two houses for the price of one, and I usually end up with a favorite cast for each house by the end of the season.
4) You don't have to rush. There's so much to see and do at Halloween Horror Nights that it's hard to accomplish, even if you have an Express pass. You've got eight houses to see, plus all the scare zones and two shows. If you don't eat dinner before the event, you need to fit food in there somewhere, too.
It's possible to do everything, or at least almost everything, in just one night, but it's much nicer to know you can come back more than once. That removes a lot of the pressure and lets you slow down and enjoy yourself more because you're not worried whether the wait for La Llorona is going to interfere with the next Bill and Ted performance.
I know that not everyone has the chance to come to the event more than once, and you'll still have a great time even wit a single visit. However, for the locals, coming as many times as possible is the best way for fright fans to enjoy it.