Universal Orlando introduced the first 3D house in 1999. There have been many 3D haunted houses since then.
3D Haunted House Years:
1999, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
The HHN 3D haunted houses utilize Chromadepth 3D. Chromadepth 3D uses paper glasses that contain special lenses. The lenses are similar to prisms. These lenses separate the color spectrum. Red appears to be closest to your eyes and blue/violet appear to be a greater distance away. This can create a sense of depth and disorientation when specific color combinations are used within the mazes.
Here is the current history of the 3D haunted houses at Halloween Horror Nights (Orlando):
Universal's Creature Features in 3-D!
Put on your 3-D glasses, as some of Hollywood's worst nightmares literally jumpy off the screen of a neighborhood movie theater at Florida's first ever 3-D haunted house.
Anxiety in 3-D!
Location: Soundstage 22
Enter the 3-D virtual reality of The House That Jack Built, and find yourself trapped in a malfunctioning 3-D video game.
Funhouse of Fear
Location: Thunder Falls Terrace
Nothing is what it seems in this mind-boggling maze of optical delusions and maniacal clowns that will have you running for the exit. Too bad there isn't one.
Jack's Funhouse in Clown-O-Vision!
This Jack’d up funhouse comes at you with more crazed, colorful clowns than you can shake a kid at.
The In-Between 3-D
Location: Sprung Tent #1
An ominous portal reveals a 3rd dimension where all is not what it seems: a realm where our world and another collide. Surrounded by fiendish creatures, your eyes will deceive you with every step through this phantasm of terror.
Penn & Teller New(kd) Las Vegas in 3D
Location: Sprung Tent #2
World-renowned magicians Penn & Teller have accidentally nuked Las Vegas, but don’t worry, it’s nothing a fresh coat of paint and a truckload of BS can’t fix. Come on down to New Vegas, where all that glitters isn’t gold, and in fact probably has fatal levels of radioactivity.
After Life: Death's Vengeance
Location: Sprung Tent #2
"This place needed to be cut out. I painted that town red, RED, RED!!!!!" I would kill'em all again. Carey was mine. Sparky, light me up."
Those are the words of serial killer, Bobby “The Blade". You will enter his realm of suffering in his AFTERLIFE in a new, original house. You will go on Bobby's journey from 2000 volts to where his victims have patiently waited him in his AFTERLIFE.
Mike Aiello says there is truly some crazy imagery going on in this maze. There are most definitely some In-Between homages...UV, Lasers, demonic souls. It is all wrapped in a brand new pulp type story. You will retrace the headlines Bobby made while on a murderous rampage through Carey. This will be in the vein of In-Between but with more violent aesthetics. You will go from his execution to his out of body experience.
This maze is darker from a thematic sense than we've done with our 3D mazes in the past.
Asylum in Wonderland 3D
Location: Shrek Theater #2
Follow the white rabbit through the looking glass and into a murderous 3D Wonderland. Is this world all in Alice's mind or are the images we see real enough to kill us?
Lunatic's Playground in 3D - You Won't Stand A Chance
Location: Tent #3 Rear of MIB
Step into Chance's realm where the lines between her twisted delusions and reality are continuously blurred. While Jack’s away, Chance has unleashed the horrors of her imagination. Her twisted delusions and reality are continuously blurred in a 3D playground of carnage. When the music box plays, the world shifts to her sinister theatre of the mind. But when the alarm starts ringing, Chance is thrown back into the brutal reality of her incarceration.