Florida: Amy Seimetz and Halloween Horror Nights
Florida has a couple of connections to Stranger Things. The first is Amy Seimetz who played Becky Ives, the sister of Terry Ives who was believed to be Eleven’s mother. Amy Seimetz is originally from Florida.
We’re introduced to Becky Ives when Joyce and Hopper go to find out where Eleven came from and what happened at the lab. She is Terry’s caregiver and doesn’t know much about what happened to her sister or her baby.
We don’t see Becky again until Eleven makes her way to see her and her sister to find out exactly who she is. But Becky worries about Eleven staying with a mother who is, for the most part, catatonic. So she decides to call the Hawkins police aka Chief Hopper who Eleven was running from anyway. As a result, Eleven runs from the Ives’ house and we don’t see them again.
The other link between The Sunshine State and the Netflix show is Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
There is a Stranger Things maze where you can experience all the terrors of season 2 and 3 as you try to figure out your way through the maze.
Who knows when you’ll find yourself up against The Mind Flayer, the Demogorgon or something else. Unfortunately, as you can probably guess, the Halloween Horror Nights aren’t happening this year because of the pandemic.