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Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights Survival Guide

by Leap on September 18, 2017 699 Orlando   Video

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 - Trick 'R' Treat Scare Zone ClownNot for the faint of heart, Halloween Horror Nights succeeds in entertaining, terrifying and otherwise unnerving thousands of visitors each year. We attended the first two nights of this Halloween Horror Nights 27 at Universal Orlando and can tell you this year is no exception. Across the board, the houses were spectacular, each bringing its own twisted form of terror. Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, the returning American Horror Story and The Horrors of Blumhouse were all standouts. The scare zones featured some of the liveliest cast of characters we've encountered — Trick 'R' Treat and The Purge were our favorites.

For the Halloween Horror Nights uninitiated, the most creative minds at Universal Orlando Resort begin planning months and months in advance for this event. No detail is overlooked! For many years running, it has won Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Award for Best Halloween Experience. To get you prepared and excited for the nation's premier scare event, we wanted to bring you everything you need to know about Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 27. With houses that are more elaborate every year, you'll want to make a list of your priorities at the outset, get to the park early and plan ahead. In this guide, you'll find details about what to expect from this year's houses, scare zones and other brand-new experiences — plus tips for navigating the event!

Ready to get your scare on? We're selling discount Halloween Horror Nights Flex Tickets for Sunday-Friday nights.

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27

Quick Links: Dates | Tickets | Map | Houses & Touring Advice | Scare Zones | Shows | Special Experiences | Rides | Tips

Halloween Horror Nights 27 Dates & Best Times to Visit

The event runs select nights Sept. 15 through Nov. 4, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. at Universal Studios Florida. While all nights are popular, the crowds generally increase as it gets closer to Halloween.

The Halloween Horror Nights 2017 dates are:

  • September 15-17, 21-24, 29-30
  • October 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-31
  • November 3-4

Best Dates to Visit Halloween Horror Nights 27

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 Scene

Unlike many other fall theme park events that generally bring in families for one night, Halloween Horror Nights scares up a good portion of guests, especially locals, who attend multiple nights throughout the season to experience the fear over and over. The nature of the event and the number of locals have a significant impact on crowds. Saturdays are the busiest nights, with Friday nights not too far behind them. The very best nights to attend as far as crowds go are Wednesdays. Because of the volume of houses at these events—last year there were nine of them!— it is pretty much impossible to see all of them in one night without upgrading your experience. Still, picking the best night to attend as well as following our tips below will help you see and do as much as you can.

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 - Survival Guide - Entrance at opening

Most recommended days to attend Halloween Horror Nights

September: 16, 17, 21, 22, 24

October: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19

Medium crowd days to attend Halloween Horror Nights

September: 15, 23, 29

October: 1, 6, 8, 15, 25, 30, 31

November: 3

Most crowded days to attend Halloween Horror Nights

September: 30

October: 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29

November 4

Halloween Horror Nights 27 Tickets

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 Cinderella Trick 'R' Treat Scare ZoneIt's important to note that Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event. It will not get you into the theme parks during regular hours. No need to worry though. We offer discount tickets for Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure or Universal's Volcano Bay in addition to Halloween Horror Nights.

For 2017, Universal Orlando has new ticket options for Halloween Horror Nights. It is no longer offering the combo tickets that could be bundled with regular theme park admission. Instead, it is offering two types of tickets—those sold by date you wish to attend or flex tickets if you don't want to choose in advance.

As we mentioned earlier, we're selling discount Halloween Horror Nights Flex Tickets for Sunday-Friday nights. This is great if you're not sure what day you'll attend but are OK with it not being a Saturday. Universal sells an additional flex ticket if you want the option of attending a Saturday, but it is the most expensive option. If you don't mind being locked into a specific date, Universal sells additional ticket options that may be a better value.

In year's past, those using a combo ticket could remain in Universal Studios Florida in a special "holding area" when the park closed and be one of the first ones in when Halloween Horror Nights opened. Even though the combo tickets are gone, we expect people who have regular theme park tickets AND Halloween Horror Nights tickets will be able to do the same thing.

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 - Saw Line

The biggest draw of the event each year are the haunted houses. It takes months to construct these movie set-quality houses, and each one has a different theme. We probably don't have to tell you that lines can get very long for this event! If you want to make the most of your evening, you need to set your priorities at the outset. Decide what is important to you. Do you want to just focus on houses? Would you like to see a few houses and the shows? Would you just like to ride rides since the wait times for them will be low? Since the houses see the highest waits during this event, that is what we've focused on.

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 Hotel Entrance

We recommend getting to the park at least 45 minutes ahead of the official opening at 6:30 p.m. so you can hit a few of them with minimal waits. Typically, Universal opens the gates earlier than the official starting time. (If you're staying at one of the Universal Orlando Resort properties—Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Universal's Hard Rock Hotel, the Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resorttake advantage of the priority entrance gate until 8 p.m. to get in more quickly.) In our experience, the gates begin to open for guests between 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

In years past, the very best way to get into the event early has been to spend the day at Universal Studios Florida (or Universal's Islands of Adventure if you have a Park-to-Park ticket. You'll want to be in Universal Studios before it closes and head to one of the park's "holding areas." The holding areas put you in prime location to a number of houses. Usually at least one house is opened early—with little to no wait!—for each holding area.

These holding areas are subject to change at any time, so please be aware that they may not all be in operation during your visit. Our best advice is to check when you get to the park to confirm which holding pens are open. That said, there is almost always a holding area located around Finnegan's Irish Pub, which offers a place to get out of the heat, enjoy a drink or a bite to eat and prepare for the evening fun.

We generally prefer Finnegan's for a couple of reasons. First, you can have an early dinner and a drink in the pub, which is one of our favorite restaurant inside Universal Studios, and the pub is quite lively while waiting for Halloween Horror Nights. Second, you are in a good location to reach a bunch of house locations. In recent years, there have been tough decisions to make, because there have been up to three holding locations. Last year, here were the holding locations and the houses that open early to them:

  • Finnegan's—Dead Waters and The Fallen
  • The Hello Kitty area near the front of the park—American Horror Story
  • Springfield U.S.A.

Tad has put together a video that showcases the locations of the holding areas. Check it out below.

With the Hello Kitty area opening to American Horror Story—one of the most popular houses, you would think it would be tempting to hang out there. But this holding area is much smaller than the others, so it can get crowded. It also doesn't offer as much in the way of food and drink than the others. If American Horror Story is your top priority, this may be your best bet. The Simpsons area offers good food and drink options and is near quite a few houses, but they typically see lower waits in general because of their location. We still think Finnegan's is your best bet.

Halloween Horror Nights Park 27 Map (click to enlarge)

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 Map

Queues get quite long for the houses closest to the front gates. Waits for houses in the back of the park are shorter early in the evening but build through the night.

Because of the number of houses and the popularity of the event, it is almost impossible to see them all in one night. We recommend choosing four or five must-do houses, especially if you want to see the shows, and get those in first. Then see if you have any time left after you’ve checked them off the list. Those of you staying in the park or arriving ahead of official opening could do five, six or more houses. If you want to experience everything, either purchase a Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass (only sold through Universal), plan on visiting Halloween Horror Nights multiple nights or opt for a RIP Tour (only sold through Universal).

Halloween Horror Nights Houses

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights American Horror Story Wait Times

American Horror Story : Volume 2

Three seasons of FX's popular series have come to life in this uber maze with incredible details and a few truly amazing effects. In Asylum, guests travel through the decades of the notorious Briarcliff. Coven transports you to New Orleans and push you into the wrath of descendants of the Salem witches. Finally, relive the horrific story of the Millers in Roanoke. For us, it doesn't get much more terrifying than the asylum, but perhaps it's a personal issue;) American Horror Story's location at the front of the park and its length—roughly double the size of the others—means it sees very high waits. If you are one of the first to enter the park, see it first. Otherwise, save it for the end of the evening.

Ash Vs. Evil Dead

Based off the hit STARZ show Ash Vs. Evil Dead, this maze puts you squarely into the world of this crazy show based off the cult film. Immerse yourself in '70s nostalgia and detailing as you step inside. You'll encounter plenty of chain saws and Deadites as Ash takes up arms against this evil.

SAW: The Games of Jigsaw

Master craftsman "Jigsaw" returns to Halloween Horror Nights with a new collection of traps. The house re-enacts some of the most twisted traps from all eight of the "SAW" movies. Its final scene is a preview of latest installment of the "SAW" series, "JIGSAW," which opens Oct. 27. If torture is your idea of terror, this one will truly terrify you.

The Shining 

Perhaps the most anticipated house of the year, Stanley Kubrick's The Shining immerses guests in the psychological torment that takes place at the Overlook Hotel. Guests will encounter many of the iconic scenes from the film — yes, even that one involving the elevator. Because of this house's popularity, expect long lines most of the night. If you can't see it at the start of the evening, save it until the end.

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The Horrors of Blumhouse

Are you ready for one amazing maze that features three of horror’s darkest franchises? Blumhouse Productions has created some of the most terrifying films over the last two decades. This year, the worlds of "Sinister," "Insidious," and "The Purge" are coming together for one uniquely terrifying experience. Each of the films are tied by the themes that run through all of these iconic horror franchises. Plus, elements of the upcoming "Insidious: Chapter 4" — coming 2018 — are featured in this maze. This house felt like it was packed "gotchas" at every turn.

Halloween Horror Nights Houses - Original Houses

While fans flock to Halloween Horror Nights 27 to experience their favorite films and shows, the original houses pack the same about of terrifying thrills. Dreamed up by the twisted minds of Universal Creative, the original houses feature chilling storylines, amazing sets and plenty of ways to make you scream. Here are the original houses at Halloween Horror Nights Orlando in 2017.

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 The Fallen Wait Times

The Fallen

Featuring a similar setting to the fan-favorite Gothic haunted house, The Fallen is set inside a cathedral. In this lair of winged creatures, you're trapped inside the eternal war of light versus dark. Look for a never-been-used effect inside this one!

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Dead Waters

On the banks of a murky swamp, you'll enter the home of the Voodoo Queen and her village of creatures and creepy voodoo dolls. This house features a partially-sunken paddle-wheeler, designed to keep visitors off-balance as they wander through. This has been an early fan favorite among the original houses, largely because of the incredible detailing.

Scarecrow: The Reaping

Wander into a Depression-era farm that's haunted by menacingly tall scarecrows. The farmhouse has been overtaken by "scarecrow guardians" who are seeking revenge against the farmers.

The Hive

Set in the 1980s, you'll make your way into a nest of bloodthirsty vampires. Universal says they have taking "everything that is 'sexy, beautiful or cool' about vampires and destroying it, offering up “animalistic and vicious” creatures." 

Halloween Horror Nights Scare Zones

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 Trick 'R' Treat Scare Zone

Second to the houses but central to the terror are the street experiences, more commonly referred to as "scare zones." The scare zones are in various open areas of the park with their own sets, sounds and, yes, even scents. Expect to be terrified and harassed by creatures of the night. These scare actors come out of nowhere and have no illusions about respecting your personal space (although they are not allowed to touch you, and you are not allowed to touch them)!

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 Altar Scare Zone

Festival of the Deadliest – Step inside an ancient tradition from the depths of where nightmares are born. Terrifying creatures from the darkest corners of despair will emerge to surround AND scare you. This scare zone is set to terrify on the streets of Hollywood.

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 Trick 'R' Treat Scare Zone

Trick 'r Treat - Inspired by the film "Trick 'r Treat" this Central Park scare zone promises to show you the rules of this haunted holiday. You'll come face to face with characters from the films, including the terrifying Sam. Are you ready to know what happens when you don't follow the rules? With a cast of interesting characters, including a few from your favorite fairy tales, this was easily our favorite.

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 Purge Scare Zone

The Purge - Returning to terrorize the New Your Streets, The Purge scare zone shows how a night of Purge might play out in the street. This was our second-favorite scare zone and — at the risk of sounding a little too depraved — one of the most fun to witness.

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 Scare Actors

Altars of Horror - Get your photo ops with some of the iconic film characters from this year's houses, including the infamous Grady sisters from The Shining. This scare zone is positioned perfectly near the front gate on Avenue of the Stars as you walk in.

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 Invasion

Invasion! - Beings from another planet have crashed on earth and are creating chaos on the streets of San Francisco.

Halloween Horror Nights Shows

Academy of Villains: Afterlife - This performance troupe and their mind-blowing dance performances will show you what happens after we leave this life. Full of mayhem and maniacal terror, the Academy of Villains show will have you stomping and screaming for more!

Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure - Bogus. Universal has announced that this will be the final time we'll be treated to Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure. This crowd pleasing will no doubt crank up the fun pop culture references and raunchy humor for its farewell performances.

Halloween Horror Nights 27 Special Experiences

Scareactor Dining Experience

This year, visitors can scare up an appetite at the Scareactor Dining Experience, at Universal Studios' Classic Monsters Cafe. Scareactors are available for photo ops, as you enjoy a themed, all-you-can-eat buffet. This package cost  $49.99 (plus tax) and includes dinner, a digital download of one photo taken during the experience and more. Dining experiences take place every nights, with seating times between 5 and 7 p.m.

RIP and Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tours

Those looking for an enhanced Halloween Horror Nights experience might consider these special tours that take you through the gauntlet of ghastly creatures and a multitude of menacing maniacs. The RIP Tour is a guided experience that grants VIP access to everything Halloween Horror Nights has to offer. Tour includes one-time entry to all of the houses, reserved seating at Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure, Universal Express for one-time use on each attraction (weather permitting), and admission to the exclusive RIP Lounge with cash bar locations throughout the tour.

The Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tour gives guests a unique, lights-on look into the Art & Design team’s process as they transform our deepest fears into haunted houses. Guests can choose from Behind The Screams: 3-House Unmasking the Horror Tour (two and a half hours, morning or afternoon) or a Behind The Screams: 6-House Unmasking the Horror Tour (four to five hours). The tours give you the chance to see houses with the lights on and a chance to photograph every gory detail of select houses. More details about both can be found here.

Halloween Horror Nights 27 Rides

While most of the focus of the night is on horror, some of the rides are open. Waits are very low during this time, so it's a great way to experience them if you don't care as much about the houses. Please note that the regular Express Pass does not work during Halloween Horror Nights. These are the rides open during Halloween Horror Nights 27:

  • TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D
  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • Men in Black Alien Attack
  • The Simpsons Ride

Our Top Tips for Halloween Horror Nights 2017

Buy Halloween Horror Nights tickets in advance 

Halloween Horror Nights requires a separate ticket from regular theme park admission. You will save money, and you won't have to wait in line to buy Halloween Horror Nights tickets.

Get to the park early!

This is the single best way to ensure you make the most of your night. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., but Universal often lets guests in up to half an hour early. Universal Resort guests have a dedicated line from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the right side of the entrance. Even better is staying in the park after it closes for the day before the night's event begins (see my notes on this above).

Leave the kids at the hotel 

This event is too intense for young children. It is not recommended for those under age 13. Leave them with a sitter service or at the resort's children's activity center.

Leave your costumes and masks at home

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 SkeletonUniversal won't let you in with them. Plus, there are enough costumed-creatures inside the park!

Take only the necessities with you

To make getting through security a snap, take only your phone, a couple of credit cards, Halloween Horror Nights tickets, cash, ID and camera. You will be asked to remove everything—and we mean everything—from your pockets!

Have a plan

This is absolutely key to this event, especially if you want to see most of the houses. Plan in advance what your priorities are. Map out your evening, based on where and when you'll be starting.

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 Grady Sisters

Eat early! 

You'll find snacks for sale as well as alcohol in abundance throughout the park. Look for carts set up along the streets. Lines for food (and alcohol) aren't terribly long, but the lines to the houses and attractions are! Fuel up before you leave or early in the evening, and you can spend more time getting the daylights scared out of you.

Here are the Halloween Horror Nights 27 dining options we expect to be open (in addition to food and beverage carts):

  • Universal Studios Classic Monsters Café
  • Finnegan's Bar & Grill
  • Louie's Italian Restaurant
  • Richter's Burger Co.
  • Mel's Drive-In
  • Beverly Hills Boulangerie
  • Starbucks
  • Ben & Jerry's

Watch out for the creatures of the night!

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 Invasion! Scare Zone

If you want to avoid the street creatures, although we can't imagine why you'd want to, they largely stick to the streets and leave guests on the sidewalks alone.

Are you planning on attending Halloween Horror Nights 27? What questions do you have for us about the event? Share in comments below.

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Nov 3, 2017 at 9:07 p.m. Stephen Says...

Hi,

Out of curiosity, is the whole park open during the HHN if you just wanna walk around the rest of the park?

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Nov 5, 2017 at 3:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephen,

Only selected areas of the park are open during HHN.

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Oct 21, 2017 at 4:41 a.m. Ver Says...

Do I have to Pay extra for parking if I stay all day in the park ?

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Oct 23, 2017 at 9:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ver,

No, you do not need to pay extra if you stay all day.

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Oct 18, 2017 at 2:36 a.m. karol m Says...

Hi !! I plan on arriving to orlando on oct 31. I arrive late after 10pm. Will I still be able to visit CityWalk or do we still have to purchase HHN tickets to enter CityWalk as well?

Thank you

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Oct 18, 2017 at 8:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karol,

You do not need HHN admission to visit CityWalk.

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Oct 3, 2017 at 8:19 p.m. deb mullis Says...

Will the crowds be better the week after Halloween? We can't get there until those dates and wondered if that might be a better time.

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Oct 4, 2017 at 8:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Deb,

Yes, crowds tend to be a better after Halloween.

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Oct 2, 2017 at 2:48 a.m. Amy Says...

Do you have to purchase a regular park ticket then buy the HHN ticket so you can get in to the park? Or can you just buy the HHN ticket and still can get in and ride? Thanks.

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Oct 2, 2017 at 8:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

Halloween Horror Nights is a separate ticket event. Purchasing an HHN ticket for select days will allow you to enter as early as 5:30 p.m. Many rides are closed during HHN since the focus is on the mazes and shows.

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Sep 30, 2017 at 9:37 p.m. Amanda setney Says...

Hi, I was wondering if Butterbeer will be available during the event?

Thanks

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Oct 2, 2017 at 9:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

Yes, Diagon Alley is open during the majority of HHN for your Butterbeer fix!

Keep hopping!

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Sep 26, 2017 at 9:36 p.m. Crystal Says...

I have purchased a frequent fear pass for HHN, what I'm wondering is if it works to go back to my hotel during the middle of the night. For example can I go in from opening til 8pm, return to the hotel for some rest, then go back in at midnight? I thought there used to be no readmittance but I'm actually finding it difficult to see that anywhere in the ticket restrictions or elsewhere. By chance has it changed this year?

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Sep 27, 2017 at 3:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Crystal,

You are allowed to exit and re-enter HHN during its operating hours. Know that you will need to go back through security and wait in line all over again.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 21, 2017 at 2:59 p.m. Chayce Says...

Do you know if the coke freestyle refillable cups and popcorn buckets will work during HHN? Thanks!

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Sep 21, 2017 at 10:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chayce,

On our visit during opening weekend, we did see people using the Freestyle machines, but did not notice the popcorn. Hope that helps!

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Sep 29, 2017 at 9:35 p.m. Meredith H Dockery Says...

My husband and I may go during our trip in October. Do the houses have moving parts, such as tunnels, moving floors or for the most part is it stationary?

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Oct 2, 2017 at 9:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meredith,

All of the mazes are stationary.

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Sep 18, 2017 at 8:44 p.m. Disney Lover Says...

How crowded is HHN typically on actual Halloween? Planning on going to Universal during the day, staying in a holding area, and then going to HHN at night. Will express passes be necessary I've read that HHN on Halloween is usually not too crowded. Anyone have experience with this ?

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Sep 18, 2017 at 8:24 p.m. Amy Says...

Does anyone know what their policy is with book bags during Horror Nights? Are temporary lockers still available for the rides?

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Sep 19, 2017 at 8:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

While security is very tight during HHN, you may bring a bag. No food or drink allowed.

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Sep 18, 2017 at 4:55 p.m. Kim Linds Says...

Just attended last night for the first time. It delivered on the horror. One heads-up/critique for all you HP fangirls, ESCAPE FROM GRINGOTTS CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT! Don't wait until the end of the night to ride it or you will be crying in your butterbeer.

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Sep 18, 2017 at 2:38 a.m. Ashley Says...

I am planning on going this weekend (September 23rd). I read that you said Saturdays are busy nights but from previous experience do you think an express pass is absolutely necessary? They are so expensive just trying to decide. How long are the waits "normally" for houses on a Saturday in September? I was hoping to get into 3-4 plus rides.

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Sep 19, 2017 at 1:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley,

It really depends on the night and the maze. We've seen waits of 90 minutes and above on some Saturdays. An Express pass would definitely cut down on your wait time.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 17, 2017 at 4:04 p.m. donald Says...

Can yo still get a HHN add on ticket at the ark? They usually advertise at the park add on ticket to HHN at a discounted drive after you have day time tickets. I do not see the option on the website but they often do it at the park when you are there.

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Sep 18, 2017 at 8:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Donald,

If the HHN day you are visiting is not sold out, then you may purchase tickets at the gate.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 16, 2017 at 5:11 p.m. Emily K Says...

Hi ! I'll be going to Universal on Oct. 31st and want to go to HHN that night, I am wondering if you recommend buying the express passes, this is my first time and I don't exactly know what to expect.

I was also reading that you are able to stay in the park if you're in already in between the regular universal hours and the HHN opening.

Thanks !!

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Sep 17, 2017 at 5:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily,

Halloween night at HHN is usually very crowded. We recommend the express passes. If you have HHN and regular day park passes, then you may stay in the park.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 11, 2017 at noon Carlos Says...

I'm from Brazil and we're going to HHN for the first time. Do you think is a good idea go to IOA near of the lunch time, go to some rides and wait for the event? Tks and congrats for this blog. It's help me a lot.

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Sep 17, 2017 at 3:17 a.m. Brandon Says...

Yes, since some of the rides remain open during HHN I'd spend most of the afternoon at IOA. Enjoy your stay and remember to tip your servers and bar tenders!

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Sep 12, 2017 at 11:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carlos,

That's a good strategy. We recommend being inside Universal Studios Florida around 4:00 p.m. so you may enter the holding areas for HHN when they open.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 2, 2017 at 1:13 a.m. Carol Says...

Please say that the Walking Dead House will still be announced!

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Sep 1, 2017 at 8:34 p.m. Kate Says...

it's our first time to Halloween horror at universal. what haunted houses do you recommend? we are only going for 1 night so wanna make the most of it xx

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Sep 5, 2017 at 11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kate,

All of the houses are new this year, so we don't have favorites :) It really matters on what you want to see. Arrive early and consider the front of line pass to make the most out of your visit.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 29, 2017 at 4:05 a.m. amber sia Says...

Are you about to go into islands of adventure without the halloween pass after 6? or do i still have to buy the hhn ticket ????

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Aug 29, 2017 at 10:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amber,

There are no bundled HHN/theme park tickets available this year. The HHN ticket only allows entry into Universal Studios Florida during Halloween Horror nights.

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Sep 1, 2017 at 3:13 p.m. Rebecca Says...

Is the Harry Potter train open to guests with park-to-park day tix as well as HHN tickets who want to travel from IOA to US? If so, any tips or restrictions on timing?

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Sep 1, 2017 at 3:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca,

Guests with park-to-park daytime tickets may board the Hogwarts Express after Universal Studios' closing as long as IOA remains open. If you have HHN tickets, we would suggest taking Hogwarts Express from IOA around 4:30 p.m. so you may enter a holding area and be ready for HHN.

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Oct 3, 2017 at 1:51 a.m. Rebecca B. Says...

This will be my first time going to HHN, I was wondering what the rides will be like? I know you said some will be closed, do you know what rides will be open? My main focus will be to ride the rides and try a haunted house or two. Thanks!!

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Oct 2, 2017 at 9:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca,

In the post, scroll down to Halloween Horror Nights 27 Rides for the list of open rides.

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Aug 21, 2017 at 4:55 a.m. Avada Kedavra Says...

I've never been, but the Tim Tracker has lead me to wanting to go to HHN! This is a great blog that contained a lot of info about HHN and why I should go!

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Aug 21, 2017 at 4:05 a.m. CK Says...

I want to go!

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Aug 21, 2017 at 4:05 a.m. Deb Says...

So fun!

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Aug 21, 2017 at 1:39 a.m. Sarah Gonzalez Says...

Never been to Universal, would love to take my family!

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Aug 21, 2017 at 1:23 a.m. KESH Says...

LOVE IT!

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Aug 21, 2017 at 1:17 a.m. KC Says...

I would love to attend it again! Went many moons ago & loved it

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Aug 20, 2017 at 11:06 p.m. April Gupton Says...

Looks super scary!

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Aug 20, 2017 at 10:49 p.m. Craig Clarkson Says...

I only wish that when I was a kid that this type of entertainment was available. The thoughts and preparation that goes into this is beyond amazing

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Aug 21, 2017 at 2:55 a.m. Danielle elizabeth Says...

I loved Halloween horror nights last year and am so excited for the houses this year????????

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Aug 21, 2017 at 12:18 a.m. Paul Says...

My daughter loves this

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Aug 20, 2017 at 9:43 p.m. Lisa Holt Says...

We LOVE HHN! We've been able to go the last 4 years and are looking forward to going again this year in September. Thanks for all the great tips! We've been using them for a few years now. :-)

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Aug 20, 2017 at 8:45 p.m. Jessica Bagwell Says...

This looks like a blast! I love that you included the most crowded days on here! Thanks! :)

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Aug 20, 2017 at 8:10 p.m. AMOmomOF3 Says...

This looks seriously awesome! I hope to make it there.

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Aug 20, 2017 at 7:05 p.m. Sher Kurwa Says...

Awesome blog! Thanks!

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Aug 20, 2017 at 7:01 p.m. Kim Jacobson Says...

This looks like a great time! Love horror films and shows.

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Aug 20, 2017 at 7:01 p.m. Lisa Eddy Says...

My daughter would love this! =)

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Aug 20, 2017 at 6:48 p.m. Andrea Hinckley Says...

This is so exciting! This would be a blast!

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Aug 20, 2017 at 6:01 p.m. Jessica Oleary Says...

This was a very helpful and informative post! I feel prepared to attend now....can't wait!

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Aug 20, 2017 at 5:38 p.m. Margaret C Says...

Looks awesome, my family would love this!

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Aug 20, 2017 at 4:41 p.m. ada miller Says...

This looks so fun! Ive gotta put this on our bucket list because my family would love this!

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Aug 20, 2017 at 3:56 p.m. Tleecet Says...

Amazing blog with some much great information about Halloween Horror Nights @UniversalOrlando which I hope to visit one day soon! #undercovertourist

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Aug 20, 2017 at 3:49 p.m. Erika C. Says...

Ohhh this looks SO cool!! Thank you so much for the chance, what an amazing trip this would be!

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Aug 20, 2017 at 1:19 p.m. cynthia dawson Says...

Wow this looks so fun! my family would love it!

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Aug 20, 2017 at 11:25 a.m. NikkiP Says...

This looks amazing!

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Aug 20, 2017 at 1:52 a.m. J.Predmore Says...

Universal Orlando & Halloween - my two favorite things!

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Aug 20, 2017 at 1:14 a.m. Alyse Says...

I love Halloween and I love Universal...it would be awesome to attend Halloween Horror Nights!

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Aug 19, 2017 at 11:18 p.m. Paula Adams Says...

How fun to be at Universal Orlando for Halloween! Would love to try the Harry Potter ride! Thanks Undercover Tourist!

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Aug 19, 2017 at 8:57 p.m. Kelly Kriefall Says...

What a great way to entertain the teens!

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Aug 19, 2017 at 8:33 p.m. Crygon Says...

Great write up. Can't wait to go!

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Aug 19, 2017 at 4:57 p.m. ANNA E Says...

went last year and had an awesome time

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Aug 19, 2017 at 4:28 p.m. BYates Says...

Halloween Fests are my favorite! Thank you for all the great tips and insights!

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Aug 19, 2017 at 6:34 a.m. Andrew Giordano Says...

Thanks for the great info. I visited Universal Halloween Horror Nights way back in 1995. It was a blast then, and I look forward to going back this year!

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Aug 19, 2017 at 4:46 a.m. Janelle Says...

I would love to go here for Halloween!

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Aug 19, 2017 at 2:30 a.m. Alyssa N Says...

Reading this article gets me super pumped for Halloween this year!

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Aug 18, 2017 at 9:47 p.m. Mama Herr Says...

Would LOVE to go someday!

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Aug 19, 2017 at 5:28 p.m. Emily Says...

This trip would be incredible. I would love to see Universal on Halloween. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter would be unbelievable. I loved it when it wasn't Halloween, and it would be even better in the fall. Read about my experiences here: http://www.emilyschultz90.com/wonderful-wizarding-world/

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Aug 18, 2017 at 9:05 p.m. Murat Kolcalar Says...

Looks so much fun!

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Aug 18, 2017 at 8:54 p.m. webyite Says...

Planning trip and came across this site! For the win!

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Aug 18, 2017 at 7:44 p.m. Lolla_Fan Says...

Loved HHN last year. Trying to figure out how to get back this year.

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Aug 18, 2017 at 4:01 p.m. Zoe k Says...

Looks like so much fun!

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Aug 17, 2017 at 11:50 p.m. Jen Jen 227 Says...

I have never been but am "dying" to go!!

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Aug 17, 2017 at 10:59 p.m. Steve S. Says...

How fun! This will be an awesome trip with my granddaughters!

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Aug 17, 2017 at 9:40 p.m. Tashawn Says...

Look like alot of fun! Purge zone sounds perfect!

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Aug 17, 2017 at 8:24 p.m. Marlene Says...

Bucketlist!!!

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Aug 17, 2017 at 7 p.m. Theresa L Says...

This is HIGH on my wish list!

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Aug 17, 2017 at 5:47 p.m. jim2b2001 Says...

Ahhhh!!!! Looks scary

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Aug 17, 2017 at 5:08 p.m. Beth Shelton Says...

Wow that is amazing!

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Aug 17, 2017 at 2:58 p.m. mary warning Says...

I would love to go to Halloween Horror Nights! Hope I win a free trip.

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Aug 17, 2017 at 7:34 a.m. Kenia Says...

My family has always loved to celebrate Halloween. It would be nice to celebrate at Universal Studios.

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Aug 17, 2017 at 6:05 a.m. Margaret Sarsfield Says...

This looks like my version of heaven

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Aug 17, 2017 at 3:30 a.m. Kara Says...

Wow, I had no idea they put on such an elaborate Halloween event. It looks terrifying.

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Aug 17, 2017 at 2:02 a.m. Christa Sunderland Says...

That looks and sounds like a bunch of fun :D I hope I get to go one day soon :) What are your suggestions for those with handicap issues that want to go and have fun and be scared?

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Aug 17, 2017 at 1:35 a.m. Jon Says...

Looks amazing

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Aug 16, 2017 at 8:43 p.m. chan young Says...

Looks fun! Most excited to see the Walking Dead section.

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Aug 17, 2017 at 2:01 a.m. Sarah Hale Says...

can't believe there's an AHS haunted house. My husband would love it!

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Aug 16, 2017 at 8:22 p.m. Kathryn Hoehn Says...

This really looks fun!

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Aug 17, 2017 at 4:34 p.m. David P Says...

Looks scary!

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Aug 16, 2017 at 5:41 p.m. Emily C W Says...

This looks terrifying and amazing!

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Aug 16, 2017 at 3:02 p.m. Jojobananas Says...

Looks scary, but fun!

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Aug 16, 2017 at 3:28 a.m. Cindy Genest Says...

OMG, this event looks totally awesome. I'd probably wouldn't be able to sleep for weeks. I bet Universal does an excellent job during this Halloween event.

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Aug 16, 2017 at 3:01 a.m. Kathy Smith Says...

WOW....love the article. Sounds like it would be a blast to go during the Halloween season. Unfortunately we haven't had the chance to go to Universal yet, as my son has had numerous surgeries. He is now 10 and I know he would have a blast.

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Aug 16, 2017 at 2:20 a.m. Jeannette Harkin Says...

This was very informative on busier times and days and maps of the different haunted houses and activities...thks!

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Aug 16, 2017 at 1:26 a.m. Gabriel Lezama Says...

Here's to surviving HHN 27 and beyond!

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Aug 16, 2017 at 12:06 a.m. JMacMama Says...

This looks sooooooo creepy, but so fun! I've wanted to go for a while now!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 11:36 p.m. Linsay Franks Says...

I love Halloween it's my favorite holiday. And haunted houses arw so much fun! This looks awesome!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 11:29 p.m. Brian S Says...

I'd love to go!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 10:06 p.m. Angela Gallagher Says...

Looks like fun!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 10:03 p.m. MaydayFate Says...

This looks like a blast. I want to go!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 10:02 p.m. Amy Pepe Says...

I am so excited to go for the first time this year!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 9:42 p.m. Vmidd Says...

I don't know if this is too scary...

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Aug 15, 2017 at 8:52 p.m. Tammy Catterton Says...

Wow this look like alot of fun for sure . I never been to Universal what a way to celebrate my 60th birthday

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Aug 15, 2017 at 8:25 p.m. Judi H Says...

Definitely not for me!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 8:23 p.m. Lela Danow Says...

Excellent and helpful guide!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 7:28 p.m. R Meeks Says...

Thanks Undercover Tourist for the insight into Universal. I've never been, but my bff says she enjoys it.

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Aug 15, 2017 at 7:13 p.m. JW LEE Says...

So Much Great Info!!! THX!!! Don't go to Disney Halloween sans the Frog!!! if you wanna have Fun!!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 7:05 p.m. Barbara Bess Harman Says...

We used this survival guide last year 2016 and it was a lifesaver. We are planning on going again this October because of UnderCover Tourist and all the great deals we got. We loved it so much. Thank you.

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Aug 15, 2017 at 6:54 p.m. BradenK Says...

This looks awesome!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 6:47 p.m. Cara McDonnell Says...

I was born 6 minutes before Halloween, it's always been my favorite holiday. I would love to attend this with my husband as a birthday trip. We would leave the kids with Nana!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. Cooki Says...

I would have to go to this in the daytime! I'm such a chicken but I've been told this is a SUPER GREAT experience, I wouldn't mind going my first time with 3 friends!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 6:41 p.m. Zoa Wilson Says...

Sounds like some spooky fun!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 6:11 p.m. Jolene Penton Says...

Thanks for the info! This is the first I've heard about all this going on. Sounds awesome!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 5:43 p.m. Lisa Candanedo Says...

This freaks me out. I've seen some clips on Ellen and there is no way i could make it.

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Aug 15, 2017 at 5:21 p.m. L Upton Says...

This looks super creepy and fun! I'd love it!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 5:10 p.m. Meredith Says...

So excited to visit for Halloween this year!!!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 5:10 p.m. Jessica Says...

LOVE LOVE LOVE <3

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Aug 15, 2017 at 5:05 p.m. karen anglin Says...

This looks awesome!!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 4:41 p.m. Cherise Klug Says...

Thank you so much for offering a chance at such a great trip for those of us who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford it. You are the best!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 4:38 p.m. blogilatesgal Says...

Can't wait! This is going to be awesome!!!!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 4:21 p.m. Johanna Says...

I need to conquer my fear of horror nights... I went in high school once and have never bee back! Lol

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Aug 15, 2017 at 3:54 p.m. Gij Says...

Love Orlando and would love to visit this during Halloween!!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 2:31 p.m. Liz Ticona Says...

Wow this looks so terrifiying LOL but definitely a once in a lifetime experience :) Would love to go!! I live only 2 hours away but due to financial reasons I haven't been able to go to any of the parks in Orlando ... Crossing fingers! Thanks !

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Aug 15, 2017 at 10:21 a.m. Chloblerone Says...

wOOOOOOOOO!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 1:31 p.m. Caitlin Says...

This looks amazing! Would love to go!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 4:52 a.m. Gabrielle Gattuso Says...

Halloween is the best time of the year! Would love to go!

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Aug 15, 2017 at 2:04 a.m. Mary Jo Says...

I have only been to Universal Studios a couple of times, but not during Halloween Horror Nights. This sounds like a great time!

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Aug 14, 2017 at 8:28 p.m. Neal Trautloff Says...

Looks really fun!

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Aug 14, 2017 at 5:18 p.m. Paula B Says...

Sounds like a great time! Been wanting to get Universal for a couple years now to see the Harry Potter Stuff! Halloween might be a good time to go!

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Aug 14, 2017 at 4:23 p.m. SP Says...

Free entry

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Aug 14, 2017 at 7:06 p.m. Michael Rawlings Says...

Entry for free trip. great

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Aug 14, 2017 at 3:40 p.m. Dolores Miranda Says...

Looks so exciting!!I am hoping to go one day!

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Aug 14, 2017 at 2:18 p.m. Jessica Nonato Says...

Great information! Thanks

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Aug 14, 2017 at 2:10 p.m. Tabitha Says...

My family loves Halloween! It would be so amazing to do it at a theme park! A dream come true actually!

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Aug 14, 2017 at 4:51 a.m. Rieva Says...

Looks SPOOK-tacular!

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Aug 14, 2017 at 3:30 a.m. Kim Cowgar Says...

Tons of great tips! I've never been to the Halloween Horror Nights but it sounds like it would be a lot of scary fun- that adrenaline-fueled kind of fun lol

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Aug 14, 2017 at 1:23 a.m. Trina Heeter Says...

Thanks for offering such an awesome contest!

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Aug 13, 2017 at 11:57 p.m. Michelle L. Davis Says...

Looks scary and yet it looks fun too!

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Aug 13, 2017 at 11:50 p.m. Loc Vu Says...

That looks so much fun. I didn't know it was a separate ticketed event. Thanks for the tip!

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Aug 13, 2017 at 8:11 p.m. Randy W. Says...

Very scary for a theme park holloween night. I would love to go and take the family for a good scare!!

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Aug 13, 2017 at 7:50 p.m. KARI LORZ Says...

I LOVE/HATE this stuff... i love to watch it yet am soooo scared. Could I handle it? I dunno but I want to find out!

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Aug 13, 2017 at 1:10 p.m. Erin c Says...

Looks scary!

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Aug 13, 2017 at 3:18 a.m. tiffany Says...

Wow, that virtual experience looks really interesting!!

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Aug 13, 2017 at 1:19 a.m. Ron Ablang Says...

Definitely looks like a fun time to visit.

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Aug 12, 2017 at 11:05 p.m. Crystal Wonitoy Says...

I would love to see the American Horror Story stuff!

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Aug 12, 2017 at 10:44 p.m. stephen samarjian Says...

I love the setup they do for Halloween!

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Aug 12, 2017 at 6:25 p.m. Lora Says...

really hope to experience it this year

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Aug 12, 2017 at 5:54 p.m. Misti503 Says...

Wow this looks insanely good! So much effort & thought put into it. Really hoping to see this craziness!

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Aug 12, 2017 at 4:22 p.m. Glow2182 Says...

This looks so amazing!

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Aug 12, 2017 at 3:46 p.m. Melissa Says...

Had a blast last time we went. Would love to go again!

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Aug 12, 2017 at 2:22 p.m. rebecca wetzel Says...

For the Love of Halloween ~ I must go and get my scare on!

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Aug 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. Gina Says...

I would love this. I am not sure that my husband would love it.

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Aug 12, 2017 at 2:12 a.m. Michelle Bartley Says...

Would love to go to this! Great tips!

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Aug 12, 2017 at 2:03 a.m. JANIS OTTERSON Says...

Most recommended days to attend Halloween Horror Nights very good to know!

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Aug 12, 2017 at 1:53 a.m. ATLMOM Says...

I would love to attend this year to celebrate my husband and my 20th wedding anniversary, but we will have to wait...unless we win the contest! ;)

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Aug 12, 2017 at 1:04 a.m. TammyA Says...

Looks like a super fun time will be had by some lucky family thanks to Undercovertourist.com. I sure hope we get to go this Halloween!

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Aug 12, 2017 at 12:27 a.m. Lindsay Henige Says...

Looks super creepy!

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Aug 12, 2017 at 12:14 a.m. bdink1223 Says...

Wow! That is a lot of great information - thank you so much!!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 11:20 p.m. jim Says...

Sounds great!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 11:11 p.m. paula Says...

I would be screaming for sure!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 9:08 p.m. Lisa Chesnut Says...

Looks so scary but so fun!!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 8:54 p.m. Stephanie Fredrick Says...

This is sooooo awesome!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 8:41 p.m. Lindsey C. Says...

I went many years ago once, probably a decade ago. It was so much fun then and looks like it has continued to improve even more!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 8:22 p.m. Pat Says...

WOW This would be the best Halloween trip ever!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 7:34 p.m. Shannon Says...

My hubby would LOVE this!!!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 7:06 p.m. Mycroft Says...

Would so love to go!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 7:03 p.m. James Raschel Says...

This looks way too cool!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 6:16 p.m. TJ Says...

Would so love to go

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Aug 11, 2017 at 6:05 p.m. Kevin Says...

Excellent info.

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Aug 11, 2017 at 5:16 p.m. alicia brown Says...

This would be so fun now that my kids are old enough!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. Patricia Raschel Says...

I've got to check this out!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 5 p.m. Cdog Says...

Not for me, but looks like a lot of people will really enjoy it!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 4:47 p.m. Beth @ HungryHappenings Says...

This event looks like so much fun. I definitely want to attend!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 4:36 p.m. Marly Says...

This is so cool to plan ahead!!!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 4:29 p.m. David Says...

Lots of folks seem to really love being scared!

HHN looks like a great place to be for that.

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Aug 11, 2017 at 4:18 p.m. MeJones4 Says...

My mother in law would LOVE this!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 4:18 p.m. Geralyn Says...

I would love to be terrified in Orlando!

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Aug 12, 2017 at 1:27 a.m. Mel Says...

Hope it is a lot cooler for Halloween ????

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Aug 11, 2017 at 3:40 p.m. candy smith Says...

Our family loves to be scared...bring it on

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Aug 11, 2017 at 3:25 p.m. SaraG Says...

Looks fantastic and fun, but also scary!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 3:20 p.m. Denise Says...

Hope they bring back the Repository

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Aug 11, 2017 at 3:14 p.m. Dawn H Says...

This looks so scary!! I don't even think my husband will stay calm!! LOL

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Aug 11, 2017 at 2:42 p.m. cathy t Says...

Great site, loves the awesome tips, couldn't vacay in fl w/out my undercover tourist!!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 2:34 p.m. Alison Says...

So much information, thanks. I did not realize that it other rides are open and you do not have to go through the houses if you do not want too - grateful for this!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 2:25 p.m. Amanda Mayo Says...

So super helpful!! Loved reading this!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 2:20 p.m. Berta Says...

One day I will make it back to a HHN event.

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Aug 11, 2017 at 2:19 p.m. Rachel Beth Powell Says...

My sister and I are SO hoping to attend this year!!!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 2:16 p.m. daniella Says...

I love horror! This looks so fun!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 2:14 p.m. Stephanie Says...

Way too scary for me! Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is more my style!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 1:26 p.m. Disneytowsleymom Says...

Maybe it's time to try out Universal!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 1:19 p.m. Shanna B Says...

I really can't wait to go!! I never been doing halloween!!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 1:18 p.m. Rhianna Says...

I wish I could go back!!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 12:45 p.m. Cheyenne A. Moseley Says...

I wish I could take my brother and sister for their birthdays in October!!!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 12:31 p.m. Nicole Says...

Can't wait!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 11:34 a.m. William D Says...

What could be better than Halloween at Disney!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 11:27 a.m. mark flickinger Says...

great info for planning

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Aug 11, 2017 at 2:52 p.m. C Dubs Says...

Does anyone know when park guests have to leave who don't have HHN tickets?

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Aug 14, 2017 at 8:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Guests without HHN tickets will be asked to leave when Universal Studios closes for day guests.

Keep Hopping!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 11:16 a.m. Justin Offutt Says...

Looks like a ton of fun. Hope to make it down this year.

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Aug 11, 2017 at 11:05 a.m. Tommyny Says...

cant wait to go back! I got engaged in universal!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 10:22 a.m. Lisa Says...

Looks like fun

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Aug 11, 2017 at 8:25 a.m. EMC Says...

Wow!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 4:03 a.m. Chelsey Says...

I am trying to win the undercover tourist trip to Universal Studios for the Halloween horror nights. I have never been to a theme park on a holiday and I am really excited to have a chance at getting to go. Halloween is my favorite time out of the whole year. I always had make all my costumes. And I can't wait to see what I will be making this year.

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Aug 11, 2017 at 3:43 a.m. Shawna Says...

I wish I could do this once this year. It looks like a Lot of fun.

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Aug 11, 2017 at 3:42 a.m. Jenna Meier Says...

I really want to go again! I went once maybe 8 years ago and it was awesome! It looks like it keeps getting better every year! It's so much fun!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 3:01 a.m. Ready_2B_Scared Says...

Looking forward to my first time visit for this event.

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Aug 11, 2017 at 2:49 a.m. Jamie Oakman Says...

This looks awesome!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 2:44 a.m. nick Says...

nice post!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 2:31 a.m. Holly Says...

We haven't been to Universal yet. We booked our Disney hotel through you for our September trip this year.

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Aug 11, 2017 at 2:09 a.m. Rocky Turner Says...

This would be the GREATEST getaway for me and my family EVER !!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 1:38 a.m. Flutemom Says...

I would love to be at Universal for Halloween!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 4:58 a.m. Pamelanoa Says...

⭐️Yeah

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Aug 11, 2017 at 2:14 a.m. Dana Ross Says...

Halloween Horror night aree the best!!Great Fun

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Aug 11, 2017 at 1:34 a.m. John Hoang Says...

Sounds amazing! Would love to go one day!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 12:54 a.m. Barbara Moore Says...

looks like a lot of fun

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Aug 11, 2017 at 12:35 a.m. ElishaEp Says...

Amazing! You could easily spend several days here and not get bored!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 12:35 a.m. Julie Says...

Sounds like a great time!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 12:23 a.m. CC Says...

Is there anything halloween-related during the day in the parks for under 13 kids?

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Aug 14, 2017 at 8:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi CC,

There are no Halloween activities for those under 13 during the day at Universal Studios.

Keep Hopping!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 12:19 a.m. ijsje Says...

Looks Great!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 12:18 a.m. Nikita Thadani Says...

Seems like a fun scary night to spend with my family

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Aug 11, 2017 at 12:14 a.m. Steven Lewis Says...

Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday by far!

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Aug 11, 2017 at 12:04 a.m. Olivia Walker Says...

I've been wanting to go to this for like years now. I really hope this is the year I finally get to go. These tips will really come in handy.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 11:56 p.m. Jacklyn Says...

I'm still sad I missed the Cabin in the Woods house they did a couple of years ago! Hopefully I'll make it to Universal during the Halloween season one of these days.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 11:39 p.m. Chad Says...

Great post. Looks awesome.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 11:38 p.m. Corry L. Says...

This would be so much fun! I love a good scare but I'm afraid I'd be going solo as the rest of my family don't like being scared. lol

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Aug 10, 2017 at 11:38 p.m. Clayton hand Says...

I've never been. Really want to go this year.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 11:21 p.m. cvsweeper Says...

I hope to go here this year, looks awesome!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 11:20 p.m. mbvsweeper Says...

Looks like a great time!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 11:20 p.m. dvsweeper Says...

I went here a few years ago, it's a great time!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 10:49 p.m. Scot Says...

Looks like fun! Thanks for the info!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 10:47 p.m. Tony Campbell Says...

These are some great tips!! We hope to go soon!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 10:34 p.m. Darren Cooley Says...

This looks like an awesome time!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 10:10 p.m. Vicki Vaught Says...

Great information to help us decide if we want to attend!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 10:09 p.m. kbone Says...

looks awesome

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Aug 10, 2017 at 10:01 p.m. Ginger L Says...

looks fun

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Aug 10, 2017 at 9:50 p.m. Cupcake615 Says...

This looks like a blast! Must do this!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 9:49 p.m. Peg Says...

Looks like fun.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 9:47 p.m. GoddessAthena Says...

I'm so excited for this! I love theme parks at Halloween, heck I love Halloween period! Vampires, zombies, werewolves, swamp creatures and everything in between. Customary at my house to have monster movie marathons the closer we get to Halloween. Wouldn't be it without it!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 9:45 p.m. Claudia B Says...

It would be my first time but more than excited

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Aug 10, 2017 at 9:43 p.m. Steelersnic314 Says...

Halloween is my favorite time of year! We didnt get to go on a family vacation this summer, so I'd love to make it here!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 9:35 p.m. Stacey Grantham Says...

I have always wanted to go to Halloween Horror Nights and never had me kids at the right age, but now I do.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 9:32 p.m. Christine Says...

Thanks for the great blog posting - Can't wait for our next trip!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 9:22 p.m. Jen Says...

I see we're all putting in our comments for the sweepstakes. :-)

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Aug 10, 2017 at 9:19 p.m. Thiago Calbo Says...

I'm looking forward for the sweepstake.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 9:17 p.m. Tonya Says...

When I was little we has some local carnival groups that would put on haunted houses during halloween!! It was always so much fun, and scary too!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 9:16 p.m. Dorie Says...

Wow looks amazing!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 9:13 p.m. Desiree Says...

This looks great! Thanks for the tips! I hope I can get there!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 8:50 p.m. Dan V Says...

It looks terrifying ! Awesome !

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Aug 10, 2017 at 8:41 p.m. Cynthia K Says...

This is not my thing. Give me Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party any day.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 8:31 p.m. Janice Brady Says...

I hope to go this year. This is great and useful information

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Aug 10, 2017 at 8:29 p.m. G Alvarez Says...

Looks like so much fun! Hope to visit someday.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 8:19 p.m. Licia Dandridge Says...

This would be so cool! I'd love to experience this with my family. Thank you for the opportunity!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 8:16 p.m. Vicki Says...

Extra thanks for the packing list

I'm also very glad to see all the other things to do and see, for the people who don't want to go in the houses. Would you say the shows get very crowded? Is it important to get there early?

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Aug 11, 2017 at 7:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Vicki,

We recommend arriving 30-45 minutes before the shows to secure a spot.

Hoppy Planning!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 8:02 p.m. Kellyanne D Says...

Have never been to Universal for Halloween Horror Nights but it's something I'd like to do. I have heard it gets crowded.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 7:57 p.m. fieldfairy529 Says...

I love all of the classic horror movie themes, but where is JAWS? And Psycho?!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 7:57 p.m. Sara Says...

My husband and kids would love this!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 7:44 p.m. Kalbin Says...

Thanks for the crowd calendar and date recommendations. We used your info for Disney this summer and it was spot-on!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 7:42 p.m. Rose H Says...

So excited for fall!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 7:39 p.m. ncarrero Says...

Look forward to going this year!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 7:20 p.m. Christina Wahrmund Says...

You gave some really good travel hints. Thanks.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 7:06 p.m. Genesis Says...

Awesome!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 7:02 p.m. Christopher Reid Says...

the dopest

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Aug 10, 2017 at 7:02 p.m. mojo Says...

Looks like so much fun.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 6:46 p.m. Chant Says...

Thanks for the great article, and especially for the details around most & least crowded days!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 6:42 p.m. Christopher Reid Says...

This is so much fun!!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 6:35 p.m. Amanda M Says...

Oh, wow! They have really stepped it up since I went in high school. Looks so SCARY!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 7:15 p.m. Gail Williams Stone Says...

This does look amazing! I haven't been since 2003. I would love to go.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 6:33 p.m. Stephanie Renee Says...

Hope to visit this fall!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 6:24 p.m. Cassandra Says...

I always love you're amazing tips aka survival guides to all the theme parks. I have yet to attend HHN, but reading this makes me need to go ASAP. You guys were the ones who also got me to finally attend MNSSHP. Thanks for always breaking it down.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 6:23 p.m. Danielle Fuller Says...

This looks fun! Can't wait to go!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 6:19 p.m. Samantha Anderson Says...

I Would Love to go to HHN. We'll be there at that time hoping i might get to go one night!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 6:16 p.m. Bryana D Says...

I love Halloween! I hope I get to attend one day!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 6:14 p.m. Brandi R Says...

So are all of the rides open during the event?

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Aug 10, 2017 at 6:08 p.m. RMS Says...

Great post to get you prepared for the fun. Can't wait!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 6:07 p.m. DIEGO FREIRE Says...

I've never been there during the Halloween season. I was planning to fly somewhere else this septembre but You frogs are making me wanna go there next sept sooooo bad...

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:54 p.m. jentn Says...

This looks amazing! Halloween is my favorite holiday and Universal is doing it right.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:52 p.m. Christina C Says...

I'm so glad for this blog...we are planning a trip in October and my husband is a Halloween freak! Can't wait to go!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:47 p.m. Amy Petriello Says...

I can't wait to go! I love Halloween

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:47 p.m. AKP Says...

I can't wait to go! I love Halloween

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:47 p.m. Jillya35 Says...

I dunno if I can handle all the scares!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:44 p.m. LdKar Says...

Hoping to make it this year!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:42 p.m. EPL Says...

This looks really sick (in every way sick could be interpreted). I feel like I should go.....

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:37 p.m. David Says...

I used to go hunted housing when I was 18.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:34 p.m. VLN_RNR Says...

I so wish we were able to go to HHN this year...we are supposed to arrive the day after it ends. Fingers crossed that we win a trip and can piggyback it with our current plans!! How awesome would that be?!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:33 p.m. Shante Dorrell Says...

This looks like wonderland for the friend I'm going with, but I can already imagine the bruises she'd leave on my arm.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Julie Campbell Says...

This looks frightening!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:29 p.m. Sara Beth Says...

The Walking Dead part would be my favorite!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:25 p.m. Croak Says...

Can't wait to go this year, first timer, be gentle with me...

~croaker

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:21 p.m. Mary Anne Says...

I would love to be here for this! We go to the Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream in Williamsburg every year. Would love to make the trip to Florida to see Universal's events!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:18 p.m. Heather Says...

Great info! Thanks!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. djembehappy Says...

What a thorough post! I've only been to Universal twice in my life, and never for Halloween Horror Nights. Reading this really makes me want to go! Halloween is my favorite - I'm already celebrating in July. Hopefully I'll get to make it out to this sometime.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:13 p.m. Sean Says...

This looks like a great time!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:13 p.m. Kamela Kern Says...

This looks like it could be a trip to be remembered forever! My family and I would love to attend sometime.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:11 p.m. Mary A Servantes Says...

Grown-up Halloween fun!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:09 p.m. Disgirl519 Says...

This looks so good and crazy.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:09 p.m. Amanda Wylie Says...

My daughter would die! Get it? Eh?? Haha!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:07 p.m. Rachel K. Says...

The houses look truly terrifying. Eekers.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:06 p.m. Lanola Says...

This will be fun. Love Halloween!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:05 p.m. Angela Brinker Says...

Fun!0

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:02 p.m. Josh C Says...

HHN is my favorite way to celebrate the Halloween season! Really looking forward to the new houses and scares this year!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:02 p.m. Jkedisneydoll Says...

I love Universal! And this looks terrifying!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:11 p.m. Megan M Says...

just what I was thinking! Scary but fun.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:01 p.m. Hsstuebie Says...

Looks so fun!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 6:04 p.m. David E. Says...

Universal is always fun, I alway apreciate all the info and inputs given by UT, it helps a lot to plan our visit.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:01 p.m. Melawesome Says...

This looks so fun!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 5:18 p.m. lisa dailey Says...

can't wait to come back this year!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:56 p.m. jtransleau Says...

I go every year and I am so excited!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:56 p.m. Laura Says...

I'm so glad I found this today! I actually had a trip planned for October for my husband and my 5th anniversary trip, but due to financial reasons and school expenses for the kids, I had to cancel it yesterday! (Insert sad Aweeee here) I was heartbroken. We have never been to HHN and my husband has never been to any Universal theme park, so I was so looking forward to going with him for his first time! I had been following the announcement of the themes of the houses and attractions throughout the year (We love American Horror Story!) and had done a lot of research using your past guides and website! You guys are so helpful! I've bought tickets from your website several times for past disney trips and you guys have the best prices on the web! Always smooth sailing with you guys! Thanks for all you do for us adventurers! Keep up the good work! Maybe I will get lucky and get to take my hubby on the trip after all! He works too hard and REALLY needs a vacation!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:55 p.m. Emily Orsborn Says...

I'm not sure if I could survive that!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:53 p.m. LissaKay Says...

C4C

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:52 p.m. CDJ Says...

looks like a unique time to visit

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:51 p.m. MissusS Says...

Thank you for such an awesomely detailed article!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:49 p.m. Josh Doremus Says...

This is super cool! I would love to see it in person!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:48 p.m. Erika Seeley Says...

So excited about this!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:45 p.m. Dana Says...

Cannot wait to go back! I am so excited!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:42 p.m. billykp Says...

awesome stuff....can only hope to see it one day

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:37 p.m. Erin Says...

Have never been to Universal. Kids would LOVE it!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:37 p.m. Doug D Says...

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:37 p.m. Francesca Gould Says...

Looks absolutely frightening!!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:34 p.m. Daria Till Says...

I've never been to HHN! Would love to go!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:33 p.m. Gualterio Says...

Cant Wait for september! Thanks for The tips

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Juan Perez Says...

I would love to go to horror nights!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:29 p.m. Audrey Wyatt Says...

Super informative, as always! I love seeing all applicable information in one place instead of searching website to website!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:26 p.m. purplesuze Says...

I can't wait to be there!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:26 p.m. Juli Murphy Says...

I can't wait for this! Harry Potter world AND being scared out of my mind? Win win!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:25 p.m. Dan C Says...

Sweet, my wife loves Halloween

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:24 p.m. Deanna Fernandez Says...

Omg, can't wait for The Shining house!! Last year my favorite was American Horror Story

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:23 p.m. Darlyn Says...

Looks like a scream!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:23 p.m. Dawn Panagos Says...

Can't wait to finally get here! Hopefully someday!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:22 p.m. Hillary G Says...

Wow! I had no idea this existed and I must go. So fun!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:21 p.m. Lisa Says...

Looks like awesome fun!!! We always get out tix from UndercoverTourist! Love your crowd calendar =D

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:20 p.m. Monique v G Says...

My cousin and I will be visiting Orlando during this event. It would be great if we could go there this year. Last time we had to leave the park 'early' because we didn't have tickets.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:20 p.m. brenda Says...

looks like a blast. have been wanting to go!!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:17 p.m. Christina M Says...

omg this is so helpful!!!!!!!!!! i would love to go!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:15 p.m. Carolyn Drea Schroeder Says...

This would be so amazing to go to! Halloween is my favourite holiday!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:13 p.m. Erica K Says...

Looks like a TON of fun!!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:13 p.m. Cynthia Says...

I'd love to visit Universal Orlando. My son has asked to go for his 16th birthday.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:08 p.m. Evelyne Morissette Says...

OHHHH I wanna go so bad, gonna have to extend my vacay now!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:06 p.m. Jennifer Taylor Says...

It looks like a scary good time!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:05 p.m. Angelique Corder Says...

Heeerree's Johnny!!!!

I cannot wait to experience the Shining!!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:05 p.m. French Lady Says...

Eek! These are great tips, but I still think I'm too much of a weenie to enjoy it as much as my hubby will!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:04 p.m. jamie Says...

i want to go there so badly. my father loves horror so it would be great to go there sometime.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:02 p.m. Gibelle Says...

So detailed. I love it! I love this website for it.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:02 p.m. MITZI ROSALES Says...

my husband will love this

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:59 p.m. Lisa2 Says...

Can't wait until the kids are a little older and we can do this!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:56 p.m. KR Says...

I've never been during Halloween, but this looks like a blast!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:54 p.m. M Jac Says...

I've always wanted to go to one of these. Maybe this is the year?

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:53 p.m. Jenn @ Fairest Run of All Says...

I need to get braver for these haunted houses!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:53 p.m. Melissa Ellis Says...

My whole family LOVES Halloween Horror!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:53 p.m. kcamp Says...

Awesome! Can't wait! Thanks for the tips!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:51 p.m. Mark S Says...

Exciting!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:51 p.m. Colin B Says...

Great article.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:50 p.m. Cramer Says...

This looks like it would be great to check out.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:49 p.m. RandyM Says...

Awesome!!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:49 p.m. Liesel Says...

Seems super spooky.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:49 p.m. HalloweenEnthusiast Says...

Such great tips as always on planning when to go and what to see!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:49 p.m. saloria Says...

I can't wait for HHN this year! My son is 14 and I've been wanting to take him!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:49 p.m. Laura V. Says...

Oh my! So scary! But it would be fun! ha!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:48 p.m. Sherry K Says...

This looks like so much fun! I wish I could go this year!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:46 p.m. Mina Says...

WOW!! How exciting would it be for the kids to experience Halloween at a place this grand!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:46 p.m. Kristy G. Says...

Sounds like fun!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:44 p.m. Erik Says...

Scary

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:41 p.m. BOS Says...

Wanna be there!!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:41 p.m. Jo-Ann Coles Says...

This looks like an awesome time! Can't wait to be able to go!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:41 p.m. BCantEven Says...

Is this too scary for smaller children? My ds is 6 and he's been through haunted houses and went to the haunted train at Tweetsie Railroad. He's pretty tough but if it's too gory or graphic I wouldn't want him to see. People jumping out at you or dressed like a zombies are one thing... dead bodies laying around with fake blood is another.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 11:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Gore. Blood. Graphic violence... it's all there. Halloween Horror Nights is not recommended for those under 13.

Keep Hopping!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:40 p.m. Hoppin Terror Says...

Amazing information, thank you!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:39 p.m. amy warren Says...

My husband really wants to go, but I'm a chicken. Maybe I could wait poolside while he went ;)

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:39 p.m. Ramona Farris Says...

What an awesome way to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary! We love Halloween!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:38 p.m. Chris Says...

Awesome

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:37 p.m. Laura M. Says...

Yes! I am so excited to go this year!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:37 p.m. Ginny Says...

I want to go!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:36 p.m. Stijn120 Says...

Very convenient all that information! Thanks!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:35 p.m. APCasey Says...

I've been waiting nearly a decade for my daughter to finally be old enough to attend HHN at Universal Orlando, and this year we finally reached age appropriateness!!! I want to go SO BAD!!! They do such an amazing job with every aspect of this event, its truly a must-see if you love Halloween.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:33 p.m. Kathi Mom of 4 boys Says...

I didn't know they did this! We never been. I think my older boys were LOVE this!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:33 p.m. JakeM Says...

I have been planning to attend a HHN event for a while. I think this year is the year. It seems light a frighteningly good time!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:33 p.m. Kelly Says...

This is a bucket list entry for all horror movie buffs!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:31 p.m. Ashley Stehling Says...

I think it's going to be too scary for us!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:31 p.m. Susan Lobsinger Says...

This looks awesome!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:31 p.m. Candace Says...

LOVE the classic movie monsters!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. Aprel mathews Says...

So fun! Can't wait to go again!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:37 p.m. Sylvia Zajis Says...

I have always wanted to take my son to this theme park and with the enormous amount of details that go on during the Halloween festivities, I know we would have such a great time! I can only imagine the memories we would make there! Love the discount rates being offered as well!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:33 p.m. lorena Says...

I'll see you there....lol

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:58 p.m. Monica Says...

Had a hard time commenting so finally clicked reply. :) Hhave not been to Halloween Horror nights since the kids were born. My older two would love this!!1

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. John H Says...

This looks like fun!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:29 p.m. Kristie Says...

This would be so much fun with my best friend, we LOVE Halloween!!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:45 p.m. John Newcomb Says...

Would love to win this, got to go at this time of year would be great

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:29 p.m. MichaelL Says...

Sounds like fun

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:29 p.m. Heidi2858 Says...

This looks great! I scare easily! I've never been to Universal.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:52 p.m. Kristine Exum Says...

It is sure to be a fun experience!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:28 p.m. gillian smith Says...

I've never been to HHN! Would love to go!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:28 p.m. Shari W. Says...

This is like one-stop shopping for everything about HHN!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:28 p.m. Cheryl Navarrete Says...

Thanks for this detailed post - it helps knowing exactly what to expect when considering whether to take my kids.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:28 p.m. Geraldine Says...

Wow, what thorough guidance. Thanks!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:28 p.m. Amy B Says...

This looks amazing!! I hope to get there some day!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:28 p.m. Sandy Winborne Says...

Thanks Mr. and Mrs. Frog for all the great info!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:27 p.m. Eletha S Says...

This looks like so much fun I hope to get to go some time

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:27 p.m. Shar Says...

FUN!!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:24 p.m. Momof2boys Says...

Freaky!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:24 p.m. Gary D Says...

I can't wait to see the Ash vs Evil Dead house!!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:22 p.m. Chadbag Says...

Scaaarrrryyyyyy!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:21 p.m. WendyDoo Says...

Looking forward to visiting during frightfest, but worried about my 8 year old. whats the best way to find age approprate events?

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:20 p.m. April Carey Says...

Looks like so much fun! Would love to win a trip!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:20 p.m. Katie Bartz Says...

Great article.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:20 p.m. Preston Jensen Says...

This looks like a blast!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:19 p.m. nettajean Says...

Thanks for the great information!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:18 p.m. kulwicky Says...

I like to be scared.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:16 p.m. Jamie F Says...

This looks SPOOKTACULAR! What great tips!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 2:54 p.m. Jana Says...

Looks soooo FUN!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 12:20 p.m. JohnD Says...

I can not wait!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 10:37 a.m. Brittany Gillheeney Says...

This sounds amazing

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:47 a.m. Blair Says...

Awesome post.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 4:46 a.m. Christina A. Says...

This looks like a real blast! I would love to attend! The tips are really great too--it's good to be prepared when going to a busy event at Universal!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:45 a.m. Elized Tirado Says...

Looks so intense! My kids and I are huge Universal/ Disney fans. I've taken them before, but always been during summer. However, my youngest LOVES Halloween and he would be so excited . Fingers crossed! Good Luck to everyone ..and UCT, Stay awesome!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:28 a.m. shannon fowler Says...

We live in orlando, so we will definitely be going. Its worth going to even if you don't live here. I love that they do something amazing every year.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 1:18 a.m. Taylor B Says...

Maybe one day when I'm no longer a scaredy cat, I'll visit USF during Halloween Horror Nights. Until then, I'm going to enjoy your coverage of the frightful festivities from the comfort and safety of my home lol.

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Aug 10, 2017 at 1:01 p.m. Sunni D Robertson Says...

Me too! ????

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Aug 10, 2017 at 12:43 a.m. Mike D Says...

VR would be a freaky edition. Bet there'd be lots of kinks to work out though

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Aug 9, 2017 at 11:32 p.m. Renee Smason Says...

Looks like something right in my kids wheel house.

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Aug 9, 2017 at 10:20 p.m. Beth Ann Says...

I wen to Disney World and Universal Studios during Halloween time when I was in 3rd grade (like 20 years ago) so I think it's time to go back as an adult! :)

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Aug 9, 2017 at 10:15 p.m. Sarah Y. Says...

That crowd though! Maybe one of these days I'll finally visit during prime season :)

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Aug 9, 2017 at 9:45 p.m. Nikki M. Says...

Thanks for all the helpful info!

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Aug 9, 2017 at 8:57 p.m. Johnsondvm13 Says...

Thanks for this great blog post! My husband and I LOVE halloween and we are hopefully going to get to Universal for Halloween in 2018!

Thanks for giving out the best advice and tips!!

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Aug 9, 2017 at 7:56 p.m. Melanie Hook Says...

Omg. Going to this is one of my dreams!

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Aug 9, 2017 at 7:55 p.m. Juli Varvarezis Says...

I have never been to this, but this looks seriously scary and awesome!

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Aug 8, 2017 at 10:33 a.m. Daniel Says...

Hi there,

We are visiting Halloween Horror nights this coming October but two party members do not want to partake. I was wondering, would Island of adventure be open to the public when Halloween Horror nights are on in Universal Studios or will both parks close at 6pm although Horror nights are only in the one park?

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Aug 8, 2017 at 7:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daniel,

The closing hours vary on Islands of Adventure, but it is not open as late as Universal Studios during HHN.

Keep Hopping!

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Aug 4, 2017 at 7:01 p.m. Jesse Says...

I feel like this should be all over the internet, but I can't seem to find the closing hours of HHN 27? We are going on Sunday, Sept 24th. Are we talking 1am? 2am? Midnight? How late is HHN open? Thanks.

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Aug 7, 2017 at 11:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessie,

HHN Orlando closing hours are not posted and it depends on the day. In our experience, the earliest they close is midnight.

Keep Hopping!

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Aug 4, 2017 at 12:17 a.m. Ian V Says...

We will be at the horror night on Wed, Oct 4th. With it being one of the recommended days to go, should we still get an express pass if we want to try to do all the haunted houses? Or will lines be short enough to do them all without an express pass since its a less busy day?

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Aug 6, 2017 at 2:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ian,

While it's a less-busy day, there will still be waits. You'll be able to do more, and perhaps even see a haunted house more than once, with an Express Pass.

Keep Hopping!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 3:01 a.m. Deborah Says...

Thanks for the great info!

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Aug 2, 2017 at 2:44 a.m. Nelson Says...

Hi, I will be visiting HHN this year. What date between the 27th of October and the 4th of November do you think will be least crowded?

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Aug 2, 2017 at 10:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nelson,

The least crowded would definitely be after Halloween. Nov. 3 is one of our most recommended days to experience the event due to the least amount of crowds. Try going then if you can!

Keep hopping!

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Oct 6, 2017 at 3:02 p.m. Larry Says...

I am going on the 11th. Did you get the express passes? Did you need them?

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Jul 26, 2017 at 3:21 a.m. JROO Says...

Hi-

Planning my visit! Your site is SUPER helpful! I am debating on opting for the VIP package. Regarding the entrance to the houses: does VIP tour guide trump the express pass? My understanding is that with the VIP you can visit ALL of the houses. Do you think on a non-peak night with an express pass you can get to all of them? I am not necessarily interested in all of the other benefits of VIP tickets.

Thanks!

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Jul 27, 2017 at 3:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Yes, if you visit on a non-peak night with an Express Pass and show up early, then you should be able to do everything you want. If you're not interested in all of the other VIP benefits, then you'll want to stick with the Express Pass.

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Jul 25, 2017 at 11:29 p.m. Alejandro Says...

si tengo una entrada para Universal Studios y a las 5 cierra pero tambien tengo entradas para HHN27 te hacen salir o puedes quedarte dentro del parque??

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Jul 27, 2017 at 4:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hola,

Si ya está en Universal Studios Florida durante el día, puede dirigirse a una de las "áreas de espera" del parque antes de que cierre para el evento. Usted estará en la localización principal a un número de casas y por lo general por lo menos una casa se abre temprano para cada área que sostiene.

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Jul 19, 2017 at 5:58 p.m. Elle Says...

I am taking my kids to Islands of Adventure during the DAY on October 1, 2017 which just so happens to be one of the days of HHN. Is there anything scary (decor or people in costumes, etc) already setup at the park during the day? Or does all the scary stuff not begin truly until 630pm?

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Jul 19, 2017 at 1:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elle,

Halloween Horror Nights is only at Universal Studios Florida; you should be fine at Islands of Adventure.

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Jul 19, 2017 at 4:20 p.m. Dave Says...

On previous visits, I've seen that you can purchase tickets for HHN while actually enjoying a day in the park, are these ticket prices cheaper than the add on that you can purchase at the gate? Or the price of the Coca Cola promotion (both currently at around the $83 mark for the day I'm going)? I have already purchased the express pass for the day from the HHN website, I'm just trying to work out which is going to be the cheapest option for the actual ticket.

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Jul 17, 2017 at 12:45 a.m. Ben Says...

Is the HHN just at universal studios or is it at islands of adventure as well? We will be coming with small children and are trying to plan the day.. maybe start at Studios and end in IOA in the evening

Thanks

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Jul 17, 2017 at 4:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ben,

Halloween Horror Nights is just at Universal Studios. Your plan sounds like a great one, as crowds will start to build at Universal Studios once it gets closer to the event time in the evening.

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Jul 14, 2017 at 2:53 p.m. Heather Says...

Is it worth it to book the RIP tour or would an express pass be sufficient for Friday, Sept 29?

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Jul 14, 2017 at 12:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

It depends on what you're wanting to do. If you want to do everything the RIP tour includes, then yes it would be worth the purchase. However, if you're just wanting minimal waits for the houses (and don't care much for the extra stuff on the RIP tour), then an Express Pass would be sufficient. We predict Sept. 29 to be a medium crowded day, so an Express Pass would definitely cut the wait down for you.

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Jul 13, 2017 at 9:36 p.m. Leon Says...

Hi!

My family and I are going on Oct 31th, 2017.

Do you think we will we be able to visit all the houses on this day with the HHN Express Pass?

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Jul 14, 2017 at 12:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leon,

Oct. 31 will definitely be one of (if not the most) crowded days of the event. Having the Express Pass will help avoid extremely long waits, but you should still expect heavy crowds and lines. The pass can cut your wait time by half usually. That being said, the waits can reach as long as two hours on peak nights, so you still might have to wait up to an hour for one house.

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Jul 8, 2017 at 5:44 p.m. Jess Says...

Hey!

I'm going to Orlando from the Sept 29th to Oct 2nd.

I was planning on going to Island of Adventure and Univesal on Friday and Saturday during the day. And on Sunday attend the HHN.

At what time will the parks be closing to prepare for the HHN?

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Jul 9, 2017 at 8:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jess,

Our Crowd Calendar lists park operating ours. Check it out to help plan your visit.

Hoppy planning!

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Jul 6, 2017 at 2:12 p.m. Bel Says...

Hey there! I'll be attending on Oct 28th, which is Saturday. I don't really have the chance to go on any other date so I want to be realistic as to how peak will this day actually be. Would the waiting be around 3hours like most say? Do you recommend the express pass? Which I don't really think I can afford!

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Jul 6, 2017 at 4:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bel,

Saturdays are extremely popular, so the 3-hour waits would definitely apply. We recommend the express pass to ease that wait time and see more mazes and houses!

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Jun 11, 2017 at 9:14 p.m. Alberto Says...

Does anyone at what time the HHN closes? this means my wife is going to pick up me at the end, but I dont know if it is till midnight or later. Thanks

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Jun 11, 2017 at 6:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alberto,

We have not seen official operating hours posted yet. Depending on the evening, we would expect closing times after midnight or later.

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May 20, 2017 at 10:13 a.m. robyn Says...

im going to hhn 27 but I'm going to universal in july can i buy tickets then for hhn?

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May 22, 2017 at 8:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Robyn,

As as far as we know, only day-of HHN tickets are sold at the gate. Your best bet would get them in advance online.

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May 23, 2017 at 4:21 p.m. Laura R Says...

Do you know when/if you will be selling HHN tickets?

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May 24, 2017 at 8:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

We're working on getting HHN tickets. Keep checking back with us!

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Oct 25, 2016 at 2:01 a.m. Cherie Says...

I am going to HHN this coming Sat Oct 29th. I do not smoke cigs anymore, but I do use a vapor. Will it be ok to bring that in, but MOST IMPORTANTLY -- can I bring in a bottle of 'juice' (as its called) - the liquid we use to refill our vapor. Thanks!

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Oct 23, 2016 at 5:42 p.m. Jennifer Says...

Hello my bf bought a HHN express pass. Does that mean we can go to the parks as well? On the page it says it includes it but when he printed it, it says admission not included. He paid $280 for it ????

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Oct 25, 2016 at 12:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

The HHN Express Pass is just good for the event.

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Apr 22, 2017 at 8:28 p.m. Kymesha Johnson Says...

Hi I love Halloween horror nights too????

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Oct 16, 2016 at 12:41 p.m. Melissa Says...

Hello- I apologize if this question has been answered already. Bought an HHN ticket and express pass. Will the express pass be allowed one time for each ride that's open, such as Gringotts, or will it only work on a couple rides? Trying to decide whether to attempt Harry Potter or not...

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Oct 21, 2016 at 10:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

Just to confirm, your Express Pass is for Halloween Horror Nights? If so, it includes one time use for each ride that is open and each house.

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Oct 10, 2016 at 1:07 a.m. Karissa Says...

Hello,

This is our first year where we will be attempting to go to horror nights. I know halloween is on a monday this year. I know it's impossible to know this answer for sure but do you think it would be possible to get same day tickets for halloween night?

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Oct 11, 2016 at 12:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karissa,

It is possible if you are OK taking a chance.

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Oct 11, 2016 at 12:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karissa,

It is possible if you are OK taking a chance.

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Oct 2, 2016 at 4:17 p.m. Billy Says...

October 23 might need to be moved to most crowded the locals have school off on the 24th and the express is 139.99 that night, it will most likely be the most crowded Sunday of the season.

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Oct 3, 2016 at 10:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Billy,

Great catch!

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Oct 23, 2016 at 6:15 p.m. lauren Says...

The school calendar does not show that Orange County schools are closed Oct 24. Are you certain local schools close this day? Why would they?

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Sep 30, 2016 at 10:05 p.m. Winnie Says...

Hi!

I am staying at a Universal resort and I will have a express pass from them. Do you know if I can use that express pass at Horror Nights as well?

Thanks

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Oct 3, 2016 at 10:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Winnie,

Unfortunately you cannot. But do take advantage of the priority entrance for resort guests (right side of the entrance) if you aren't staying in the park. You can get in more quickly.

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Sep 29, 2016 at 6:06 p.m. Aimee Rigor Says...

Are we allowed to bring in hydroflask containers into the park?

and can they be filled with water already or must they be empty before entering?

Does the same rules apply for Universal Studios Hollywood?

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Oct 12, 2016 at 10:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aimee,

They should be OK but would need to be empty.

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Sep 28, 2016 at 1:31 p.m. Jose Says...

I purchased HHN Express Passes in advance, and now, someone in our party cannot attend. I don't expect a refund, but it says they can't be transferable. Do they really check ID's to ensure they match the name on the preprinted Express Pass?

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Oct 11, 2016 at 9:54 p.m. Jeanne Mcintyre Says...

I have been to Halloween horror nights for 13 years in a row I have never had them check and ID for a single day pass. If the passes are multi-day however they do use thumbprint technology to assure that the same person that use the ticket on the first night continues to use it on all the available nights.

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Sep 28, 2016 at 2:02 a.m. Ian Says...

Do you know roughly how long each haunted house is? I saw walkthroughs of 3-4 minute are they really that short? I also got the RIP tour do you think 7pm is too early will it still be light out to experience do you recommend I change it to later Thanks!

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Oct 20, 2016 at noon FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ian,

Yes, the houses are that short or shorter. I think 7 p.m. is fine since many of the houses are covered and indoors.

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Sep 27, 2016 at 6:20 p.m. Lisa Says...

I purchased a ticket for hhn at universal orlando. Do i need a separate park pass to take advantage of the rides that are open during hhn?

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Oct 3, 2016 at 11:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

If you have the Halloween Horror Nights ticket, you do not need a separate ticket to ride the rides during the party.

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Sep 27, 2016 at 6:42 a.m. Lauren Says...

How long is the wait in the lines?

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Oct 3, 2016 at 11:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren,

Waits vary. If you arrive at opening, they can be short to non-existent. They can go up to a couple of hours.

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Sep 27, 2016 at 6:40 a.m. Linda Says...

Do Florida residence get a discount on the express pass? If not what days are recommended in late October to go to HHN?

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Oct 20, 2016 at 12:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda,

No, they do not. The post outlines the best days in late October, a Wednesday or Thursday is ideal.

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Sep 27, 2016 at 12:34 a.m. Lydia Says...

The article mentions once all the HHN info is set there will be a touring plan released. Has this been published yet?

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Oct 3, 2016 at 11:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lydia,

We have added our advice above!

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Sep 26, 2016 at 2:18 p.m. Mirta Says...

This is my first time to HHN. Is it required for a park pass to be purchased in addition to the HHN pass?

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Sep 28, 2016 at 7:24 p.m. Melissa Says...

Hi Mirta,

I think you were asking if you'll need a park admission pass as well as a HHN ticket. NO--you only need the HHN ticket for this event, unless you plan on hanging out at the park earlier in the day.

-Melissa

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Sep 26, 2016 at 10:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mirta,

Yes, you will still need to pay for parking.

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Sep 26, 2016 at 1:55 a.m. Ian T Aiuto Says...

I had two questions. I am going on 10/28 so excited we have booked the RIP tour so we can experience everything. I booked a 7pm time so we can ride the rides after but do you think we will experience everything if it still light out or should I change it??

I also am wondering how many minutes does it take to go through each house? Are they pretty decent length or short? I was seeing walkthrough 3-4 minutes each house but it in years past I don't remember them being that short! I am hoping that it isn't the entire house and just part. would appreciate any advice. Thanks so much!!

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Oct 3, 2016 at 11:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ian,

With the RIP tour, you can definitely experience all of the houses and shows.

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Sep 25, 2016 at 7:21 p.m. Patty Says...

We are planning on being at Universal October 15-17. Does HHN impact the closing time of IOA or will that park be open until 8 on Saturday the 15th? Just trying to plan and thinking doing IOA on the 15th, HHN on 16th and then we could have a day at USF on the 17th that goes until 8. Thanks for your help.

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Oct 3, 2016 at 11:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patty,

Yes, Universal's Islands of Adventure usually stays open later during Halloween Horror Nights. You can see the official opening and closing times for your dates on our crowd calendar.

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Sep 15, 2016 at 6:35 p.m. Brad Says...

When you do a 2 or 3 day park to park with HHN, does that get you access into HHN each day or just once?

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Sep 21, 2016 at 11:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brad,

Specific details are on the ticket pages, but these combo tickets offer one night admission for Halloween Horror Nights. You can see all of our Universal Orlando discount ticket options here:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/universal-orlando-resort/

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Sep 15, 2016 at 6 p.m. Amy Says...

Hi! I saw in the first paragraph of this story, that you are once again offering discount tickets for this event. If I only want to attend HHN and not go to the park during the day, can I still buy a HHN discount ticket from this site? Thanks!

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Sep 21, 2016 at 10:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

This year, we are only offering the Park-to-Park Halloween Horror Nights Combo tickets. You can see all of our Universal Orlando discount ticket options here:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/universal-orlando-resort/

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Sep 14, 2016 at 4:11 p.m. Jesse Says...

Is it true after 10 pm express passes are half off at HHN?

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Sep 17, 2016 at 5:07 a.m. Jen McIntyre Says...

Yes passes are half price after 10pm.. The only caveat is that they could potentially sell out... I can't say the frequency of this but it is most likely to happen on Saturday nights, and Friday/Saturday nights late in October

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Sep 13, 2016 at 5:13 a.m. Janet C. Says...

Hi, I will be visiting HHN in October and have a question. I have lived in Florida only a year now but never got my Florida license, seeing as I do not drive so there wasn't much reason to get it. I plan on buying my ticket online and using a Coca-Cola UPC code to get my Florida resident price for the ticket. I plan to print them out at home as well. So my question is, will they ID me at the entrance if I already have my tickets? I am concerned that if they do ID me, they will not let me enter with a Fl resident ticket because I do not have a FL license.

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Sep 21, 2016 at 8:42 a.m. steven Says...

u need ur id when u pick up the tickets, if not you will be charge the difference for regular admission.

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Sep 19, 2016 at 7:54 p.m. Robin Says...

My son didnt have Florida ID but used copy of Florida lease which worked fine.

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Sep 18, 2016 at 1:59 p.m. Lori Says...

Hi Janet I purchased my tickets by phone and the customer service rep said I will have to show my license at the gate.

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Sep 14, 2016 at 3:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Janet,

Maybe others could share their experience, but it's a possibility you will need to show ID.

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Sep 14, 2016 at 3:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Janet,

Maybe others could share their experience, but it's a possibility you will need to show ID.

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Sep 17, 2016 at 9:48 p.m. Alexa Says...

No, they do not check ID at the gate!

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Sep 12, 2016 at 12:33 p.m. Michael Says...

I am attending Sunday, October 2nd, and I am also debating on an express pass for HHN, but I want to get the most out of my experience. With that day, do you have any suggestions on if I will be missing out on too much without an express pass?

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Sep 14, 2016 at 3:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael,

If you plan your evening carefully, you can generally get a lot done. These events are busy and there is a lot to see, so it's unlikely you would experience everything.

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Sep 6, 2016 at 12:43 p.m. monkeydevil Says...

We have Universal 2 day Park Hopper passes plus the HHN. Planning to do HHN on Sun 10/2 and will do one of the Universal Parks during the day. Does it matter which park we are in during the day? I am leaning toward USF that day and IOA another day.

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Sep 14, 2016 at 4:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

You can be in both parks during the day if you have Park-to-Park tickets, but you want to hop over to Universal Studios Florida before it closes at 5 p.m. if you want to remain in the park before Halloween Horror Nights, so you can get a jump on the action.

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Sep 2, 2016 at 3:27 p.m. Lisa Says...

I plan on attending universal studios at the end of September but all I want is to go to Harry Potter world. Will I be able to avoid any and all scarers and scare zones?

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Sep 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

Yes! You just need a regular park ticket, and you'll be fine.

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Sep 8, 2016 at 2 p.m. Jess Says...

We are in a similar situation. We are coming the week before HHN begins next year, but heard decorations are up already. We want to experience the whole park, but we have a 2 year who's less than thrilled about scary stuff. Are the decorations close to HHN decorations or just pumpkins etc? Should we go another time?

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Sep 14, 2016 at 4:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jess,

The props that are out during the day are very minimal. It should not be an issue.

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Aug 25, 2016 at 10:28 a.m. Erika Says...

Hi,

I'm planning to go on Sunday October 2 and I'm debating whether to purchase express passes because there is no school that following Monday and I'd really like to avoid an unexpected crowd. Any suggestions?

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Sep 3, 2016 at 3:58 p.m. Elise Says...

Usually during the day for October is pretty dead at the park

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Aug 23, 2016 at 9:09 p.m. Alice Says...

Is there any sexual things in the mazes or shows? ... I'm trying to avoid that. Reason why I won't go back to knotts try thrive on all of that.

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Sep 11, 2016 at 2:34 p.m. Sebastyan Says...

Although it might not be the case, American Horror Story is known to contain some sexual content, but they might tone it down.

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Aug 22, 2016 at 9:57 p.m. Joe Lee Says...

Hi Guys. The wife and I will be in Orlando from October 28th, so we figured the best night to visit would be October 31st. As this is a Monday, we figured it might be quieter, but will it actually be busier because it Halloween?

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Aug 28, 2016 at 7:20 p.m. Carly Says...

Halloween is one of the quietest nights actually. Most locals get HHN done before their own Halloween plans.

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Sep 27, 2016 at 6:48 a.m. Linda Says...

How dead is it? Like are the lines better then most nights or just by a little?

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Oct 3, 2016 at 10:18 a.m. Natalie Says...

My partner went to HHN on Halloween 2 years ago (after visiting many other times that month) and said it was the quietest he'd ever seen it, no waits longer than 30 mins for the houses so I would expect this year would be similar. Obviously because you can't wear costumes for the park, most parkgoers prefer to go else where on Halloween night.

Nat

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Aug 22, 2016 at 5:17 p.m. j Says...

I'm a resident. I don't want to hit the park during the day. I'm only interested in the hhn event. do I need to purchase a ticket for the park as well? or can I just purchase the hhn ticket?

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Aug 24, 2016 at 1:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi J,

You just need the Halloween Horror Nights ticket.

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Aug 21, 2016 at 2:40 p.m. Melanie Says...

I will be attending for my first time October 2. My husband is sensitive to lasers and strobe lights etc. due to past seizures I didn't really think about this before booking this trip ???? How bad is it going to be with those effects? I assume these things are going to be in each house I will probably be going through some by myself. if I am by myself do they have "single rider lines" for houses? I doubt it but if I am by myself will they ask if there is a single and that way I can go through faster ? I'm really nervous about his reaction to HHN. I hope there is plenty of things that won't be so flashy in our faces. Thanks for the advice!

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Sep 17, 2016 at 11:22 p.m. Tony Says...

I went last night and can tell you for sure there are strobes and/or other disorienting effects in at least 4 of the houses (TWD, AHS, Halloween, & Lunatic's Playground). I don't remember there being any in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre house. Nonetheless, there are signs outside each line that will tell you if there are strobe effects. It would be worth your while to get an express pass so you can spend more time with your husband seeing other things like the shows, scare zones, or even a couple quick rides since the lines are essentially walk-ons.

I can't speak for the lines on your night (which will likely be somewhat worse than what we experienced), but the ones last night (9/16) were about an hour each, and something like 20 minutes if you had an express pass. Hope you both get to enjoy the evening!!

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Sep 14, 2016 at 3:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melanie,

There are no single lines for the houses and unfortunately no faster way unless you purchased the Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass. Maybe others can share their experience, but we don't definitely know yet what will be used in each of the houses.

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Aug 19, 2016 at 5:39 p.m. Jody Says...

I plan on attending HHN 26 on September 29th and am still debating whether or not to purchase the express pass. Are the lines really shorter with the pass or does the majority of people purchase the pass and the wait is just about the same in both lines. Thanks!!!

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Aug 22, 2016 at 8:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jody,

Most people do not purchase the pass, and yes, the lines are significantly shorter. If you are on the fence, you can wait to purchase when you get there.

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Aug 17, 2016 at 3:24 a.m. Ale Says...

Hey, so I am planning to attend HHN on early October, would you please post the map so I can print it and be ready?

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Aug 17, 2016 at 11:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ale,

We will as soon as it's available!

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Aug 15, 2016 at 1:18 p.m. Rob Says...

I will be in the area and thinking of attending but my girlfriend is not a big fan of scary attractions. Any way to figure out how scary this is?

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Aug 16, 2016 at 1:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rob,

It's scary. If she's not into being scared or doesn't like horror, we don't really recommend it.

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Aug 10, 2016 at 6:07 p.m. Maria Says...

I plan to attend HHN on Friday, Sept. 30th. Any idea about how long the wait lines might be - struggling with whether to pay the 99.00 for an express pass. Thank you.

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Aug 16, 2016 at 12:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

Generally, this event is very well attended. If you can afford the HHN Express Pass, we definitely recommend it.

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Aug 2, 2016 at 3:21 a.m. Murray Says...

We will be attending HHN 26 Orlando and are planning to book an RIP Non-Private tour. Can anyone provide details of what amenities the RIP Lounge has? I know it offers a cash bar, HHN prop displays, and icon charicters (Chance perhaps), but what about food and or merchandise? Also, are you allowed to re enter The lounge? We want to enter via the RIP gate and take in some of the action prior to our tour if we are allowed, but don't know if we have to stay in the lounge until the start of the tour. We plan to visit IOA with our families then just the guys are going to HHN after. Our youngest is only 2 and will likely be ready to head home by 6:00. We would like to book the 8:00 tour so we have a couple hours on our own before the tour. If we cannot leave the lounge, we will book the 7:00 tour and stay at IOA a bit longer.

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Aug 11, 2016 at 3:19 p.m. pas Says...

I have done the RIP tour on two different years and each year the "lounge" is a sad set of round tables covered with cheap table clothes and left over walmart Halloween decorations. The have a projector playing a dvd of some scary movie and a cash bar, that's it. I say this so that you are not disappointed when you arrive like I was. The tour is great to get through the lines, but that is about it. You need to stay right up the tour guides butt to hear any of the back story info on the houses and scare zones because it is a mob scene in the park. This will be my 11th year attending HHN and I love the mayhem, don't get me wrong, but the tour is more like a super express pass, not really a "tour"

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Jul 20, 2016 at 6:49 p.m. Kelly Says...

Hi, we will be in orlando oct 22-29 this year and doing HHN for the first time. Veteran of both universal parks during the day. I will be at the very end of my second trimester of pregnancy that week. Is there any "you can't do this haunted house while pregnant" signage? I emailed universal and all they said was no rides for me (duh) without answering my actual question. Don't want to buy a ticket only to find they wont let me in the haunted houses! I am somewhat concerned about drunken rowdy jostling, but only a little. We are looking at either weds oct 26 or sun oct 23 for dates to avoid peak crowds. Anything i need to know re being pregnant and things i can NOT do specific to HHN? Thanks

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Aug 16, 2016 at 6:07 p.m. ELiz Says...

I went when I was in my second trimester. I went to all the shows and houses. Avoided the rides. I just made sure it was my husband in front of me to protect me from a random person getting scared ahead of me in the houses and stopping short. That said I do not scare easily. If I did I may have reconsidered.

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Jul 22, 2016 at 2:40 a.m. Lexie Says...

Hi Kelly! I am a third time HHN pass holder, so I have been quite a few times. There is no "don't attempt this whilst pregnant" signage for any of the houses and I don't think anyone will stop you. I have seen some expectant mothers go through before (could not tell you how far along they were though). I have never felt pushed/rushed through a house to the point that I feared for my safety. The scare actors will still scare you though, so unless you find fear as a concern, then I think you will be fine! I have found Wednesdays to be an exceptionally low key night. I didn't attend Sundays as much, but still a chance for more middle and high school aged kids over the weekend. Hope this helped!

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Jul 23, 2016 at 12:35 a.m. Kelly Says...

Very helpful! Thank you!

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Jul 22, 2016 at 11:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lexie,

Thanks for sharing—this information is so helpful!

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Jul 19, 2016 at 11:10 p.m. Eric you Says...

my predictions of mazes or haunted houses for Orlando Florida universal studios Halloween horror nights could be purge, conjuring, american horror story, ash versus evil dead, and dark christmas the movie be featured for 2016.

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Jul 11, 2016 at 1:34 p.m. Jessica Says...

We were planning to do a 3 day park to park ticket from Oct. 14-16. Our kids are 11 and 8, and would not be excited to be scared. In fact, if the 8 yo gets creeped out at all, she'll never want to return to the park - ever. It looks like HHN is both Fri and Sat nights while we are there. If we start at US on Friday, will we have time to do most of the stuff before the park gets creepy on Friday night? What time do they start to let HHN guests in? And is there any spill-over to IOA? Or will that be family-friendly the entire time?

We haven't been to Universal with our kids yet. Have been Disney AP's for a while. The 11 yo is ready to do some more thrilling attractions. But I hate to spend the $ for his birthday weekend if our good times will be cut short by HHN both days we are there...

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Jul 12, 2016 at 2:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

There is no spillover to Islands of Adventure, and there is little evidence of Halloween Horror Nights in the park. You might see a few props, but they should not be super visible or creepy.

Use one of our touring plans in our Orlando app, which also includes wait times, and you should be able to see and do quite a lot before the park closes.

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Jul 7, 2016 at 3:47 a.m. Angela Says...

Hope this isn't a bad place to ask..

I really want to go check this out, but I can only go on September 22nd (I think it's the 2nd Thursday after opening) and can't afford an express pass. Could I still hit every haunted house and make a fun night of it or will I be overwhelmed by crowds? Thanks!!

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Jul 18, 2016 at 12:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela,

It takes some planning to hit all of the houses, but it can be done. We would highly recommend you arrive at opening for this and plan to spend the whole night. There will be crowds—this event is never not crowded.

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Jun 9, 2016 at 10:59 p.m. Ethan Says...

Ive attended HHN roughly 6 years in a row and I mostly have a great time throughout. One thing I stumbled upon that I haven't really seen elsewhere is what they had dubbed the "half pass". They would tell you that it does not exist at the front gate but if you were to ask a booth person selling fast past tickets within the park, they would sell you one. It's roughly half the price of a fast pass and won't start working until 11:00pm. I would usually go on all the rides at eat until 11. After, I would be able to go through all the houses with some time to spare each time I bought one.

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Jul 18, 2016 at 10:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ethan,

Thanks for sharing. This is a great tip!

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Jun 6, 2016 at 11:52 p.m. jade Says...

i have recently booked a trip to orlando for october 2017, not until next year but am staying for a week at universals cabana bay resort....i am going with my gran and 9 year old little sister who would not wish to attend this event and get very scared easily...at any point during the day when this event is on are there any signs of it...as in any scary sets or people walking around? this puts us off but still want to be able to enjoy the normal universal like usual....am just worried the time we have booked for and if we won't be able to avoid this event during the day still

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Jul 5, 2016 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jade,

No, you will not have a problem with the little ones being scared during the day. There may be a few props around, but it shouldn't be an issue.

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May 16, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Alyssa Says...

Hi, I will be going to Universal on October 23rd, which is one of the dates of HHN. I do not wish to attend this event, so could I leave Universal when the park closes for HHN and head over to Islands of Adventure for the rest of the night? What time does the park close to guests without HHN tickets?

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May 16, 2016 at 1:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alyssa,

Yes, if you have a Park-to-Park ticket, you can hop over to Islands of Adventure around 6 p.m.

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Apr 21, 2016 at 5:18 p.m. Jesse Says...

First, thank you for all the great info! All your write-ups and tools have been an extremely helpful resource as we plan our first time to these parks and events! I have your app already downloaded ready to go!

We (2 adults) are visiting Orlando during Halloween week 2016. We are planning to purchase the Universal P2P passes, and are super excited for HHN 2016! We want to get the very most out of HHNs. Are you able to advise when the RIP Tour tickets are typically released for sale? Is this the “best” way to experience HHN? How about general ticket sales? Should we wait to purchase our P2P tickets until those tickets are available – I only see HHN as an add-on right now and cannot add extra HHN days. We have plans to go a minimum of two nights, probably 3, to HHN and would like to see all the houses, weave some rides in there and dinner/drinks too. (very interested to see what these “blood bags” are like that folks keep talkin’ about, ha-ha!) Are the starting zones for 2016 released yet too; if not when are they typically “announced”?

Super excited for October to get here ^.^! Thanks in advance for any feedback/advice!

Best,

Jesse

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Apr 26, 2016 at 3:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jesse,

Universal has moved up the sale of tickets this year, and we do not know yet at this time when the RIP Tour tickets will go on sale. You are correct that only the add-on dates are currently available. The RIP Tour is a great way to experience Halloween Horror Nights, and you are guaranteed entry to all of the houses and express passes for the rides that are open during the event.

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Feb 23, 2016 at 8:39 p.m. melanie Says...

can any monsters anywhere touch children

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Feb 24, 2016 at 6:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melanie,

The scare actors are not supposed to touch anyone, including children, although accidents could happen because they do get close.

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Oct 20, 2015 at 6:17 p.m. Michelle Says...

Hi!

I was wondering if you knew how strict their costume policy is? We are planning to go as Timmy & Tootie from the Fairly Oddparents (their costumes are pretty basic) and was wondering if we would get turned down at the gate.

Thanks!

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Oct 26, 2015 at 1:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

Costumes will not be allowed. Subtle cosplay should be fine.

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Oct 20, 2015 at 1:04 a.m. Michellle Says...

Hi. Iv heard there is absolutely no alcohol served on HHN. Is this true? Going on Thursday.

Thanx

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Oct 20, 2015 at 9:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

No, this is not true. There is alcohol for sale around the park.

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Oct 17, 2015 at 5:15 a.m. erii Says...

im purchasing the florida resident ticket but I don't

have an ID yet will I be able to use my high school ID?

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Oct 26, 2015 at 2:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

I am not sure if that will suffice. Maybe others here will know, but you could also reach out to Universal directly.

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Oct 13, 2015 at 8:20 p.m. Nathalia Says...

Hi, I really want to go but my sister is so afraid of the monsters to touch her. Can you tell me if they touch the guests?

Thanks :)

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Oct 19, 2015 at 10:06 p.m. melissa Says...

hi they arent allowed to touch u. if they do, you can sue them

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Aug 15, 2016 at 3:45 p.m. Noah Says...

Oh c'mon, accidents can and will happen. Let's not be too quick with the "sue" mentality.

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Oct 14, 2015 at 10:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nathalia,

They do not touch guests, at least not intentionally.

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Oct 13, 2015 at 6:29 p.m. Buffy Says...

Is the Harry Potter ride accepting the express pass for HHN?

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Oct 13, 2015 at 4:57 a.m. Daniel Says...

I'm going to be there this Wednesday ... solo. Anyone else have experience going by themselves?

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Oct 11, 2015 at 6:04 a.m. Deb Says...

Our kids (17/18) are going on their own Nov 1. We are not getting tickets ahead as we already have park tickets and were told they need to see those to get addons. Will they sell out before we get there on Oct 30? Also is it going to be a problem sending 2 teenage boys on their own with all of the drinking young on there? They will not have express passes but will be in the parks early.

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Oct 14, 2015 at 11:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Deb,

Others can share their thoughts here, but these events can sell out any time. You should be OK on Nov. 1, but there is no guarantee. I don't think it will be a problem sending your sons, even with the alcohol consumption. This event has plenty of security and officers around the park.

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Oct 10, 2015 at 1:53 p.m. meghan Says...

Are we allowed to bring backpacks?

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Oct 14, 2015 at 10:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meghan,

Yes, you can.

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Oct 9, 2015 at 8:37 p.m. Lind Says...

we are buying a daytime ticket for islands of adventure and plan to go to Hhn as an add on ticket the same night. Can we do the early entry for Hhn.?

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Oct 14, 2015 at 10:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lind,

No, you would need to have a Park-to-Park ticket or use your 1 Day ticket at Universal Studios Hollywood to get in for early entry.

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Oct 9, 2015 at 5:27 a.m. Carol Says...

Hi!

My friends and I are going Oct. 16th. I'm trying to convince them to buy the Xpress pass. I've heard the express pass isn't accepted for Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. Is that true? Would you recommend going to that ride first if the express pass isn't accepted?

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Oct 14, 2015 at 10:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carol,

Yes, this is true. Actually, because of Early Park Admission for the Wizarding World, the best time to visit if you aren't staying on-site and have the benefit, is the afternoon. Be sure to download our Orlando Planning App, which includes wait times and customizable touring plans.

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Oct 9, 2015 at 1:41 a.m. Chris Says...

I suffer from severe motion sickness - do any of the Haunted Houses involve motion, swinging, spinning, or any other forced movements that could trigger severe nausea?

Thanks

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Sep 21, 2016 at 4:38 a.m. david Says...

I recommend not to do the 3D house. You can get really dizzy. I´m sure last year I did and actually don´t have any motion sickness issue

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Oct 14, 2015 at 10:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris,

This shouldn't be a problem.

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Oct 8, 2015 at 11:14 a.m. Mike F Says...

The event has become drunker and uglier. Universal is pushing the alcohol more and more, and they are controlling the messy, drunken crowd less. If anything they are selling them more alcohol rather than trying to maintain decorum. I have been going to this for years, it is has just become a sloppy mess. If you want a frat party / night club booze filled crowd, then this is your event. If you want a Halloween related theme park experience, then this is no longer the place.

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Oct 6, 2015 at 7:01 p.m. Abby Says...

You keep mentioning that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the ride are going to be open for HHN, but the Universal website does not have it listed as one of their rides open. Has anyone been yet this month that can confirm that Harry Potter world is open for the night?

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Oct 13, 2015 at 10:32 p.m. vincent Says...

It is open

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Oct 13, 2015 at 3:10 a.m. Laura Says...

We were there on Saturday and Potter was open.

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Oct 5, 2015 at 9:15 p.m. Keri Says...

Hi, we are going to HHN on halloween!! Do you think halloween night is going to be crazy busy? Also we bought HHN express pass, I'm wondering if this express pass works on the rides that are open during HHN? Much appreciated! Keri

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Oct 6, 2015 at 10:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Keri,

Yes, it includes the rides that are open as well as the houses.

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Oct 3, 2015 at 4:01 p.m. Deborah P Says...

Myself and 13 friends stayed at Cabana Bay Resort, all Florida residents, and went to HHN this past Thursday night. It was great. However, when going through security the physically went searching through our purses. The security guys physically reached into my purse where my cash and credit cards were, pulled my cigarettes out of my purse, opened the pack up then touching my cigarettes with his nasty fingers. The he takes my purse size bottle of Alieve and opens that and dumps some of the pills out into the palm of his hand...who does that? I have never gone though any security at that park or any other park that did this so intrusively! Then my girlfriend that had a back pack they literally dumped everything out and handled everything in her back pack. She was carrying items for a number of friends within the group that did not want to carry a purse and one being a friend that's diabetic. She had orange juice and snacks packed for her in case she had a sugar crash. GUESS WHAT...that jerk of security guard took all her snacks and OJ and trhew them in the garbage!!! THEN after our second house our friend had a sugar crash where her sugar levels were checked by a medic on the property and it was in the 40's...he managed to get her up to 54 and recommeded she leave or go the hospital. There was no OJ to be found on the property and we could not find any snacks that she needed to get her sugar levels up well into an our of being treated my the park's security. Had we had the OJ and snacks for her we could have cured her sugar crash much sooner before her levels dropped so dangerously low. She left the park...the rest of us lost time within the park thanks to their wonderful security that were such asses!

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Oct 12, 2015 at 12:28 p.m. gg Says...

Prayers for yours friend. :-( that she's o.k.

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Oct 11, 2015 at 2:47 p.m. cristina k Says...

I know Universal isn't going to publicly answer this, but as a caring Florida resident pass holder I would like to say Im so so sorry for the terrible and scary ordeal that ur friend had to experience, and for the amount of money you gave to Universal to have such a horrible experience and lost time. I know it may not mean much coming from us, but when I scrolled down to see what Universal had to say for themselves and saw no response whatsoever, I felt compelled to respond myself. Again I am so sorry that happened to you all :-(

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Sep 30, 2015 at 7:15 p.m. Kyle Says...

Hello,

I'm going to HHN on October 24th. My friend and I are going for the first time. We are going to do Universal first and then stay for HHN. Any tips or recommendations? We can't afford the express passes unfortunately. So any help would be great!

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Sep 30, 2015 at 12:07 a.m. Trina Tran Says...

This is my first time attending HHN. If I solely purchase a ticket for the event, will I still be able to go on the rides that will be open? Or will I have to purchase a park pass as well?

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Sep 30, 2015 at 10:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Trina,

The Halloween Horror Nights ticket includes all of the rides listed above in the post!

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Sep 28, 2015 at 9:10 p.m. Daniela Says...

I am going on October 15th. Do you think I will need a fast pass since it is on a Thursday? Thanks!!

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Sep 29, 2015 at 11:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daniela,

Having Express Pass isn't a bad idea for any of these nights. With more houses this year and the popularity of the event continuing to grow, it's busy even on slower nights. If you want to experience all of the houses plus the new shows and scare zones, I would recommend it or attending two nights. Keep in mind that the Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass is separate from the regular park Express Pass.

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Sep 26, 2015 at 11:49 p.m. Melissa Says...

Can I bring a GoPro camera as long as I only use it on the streets?

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Sep 28, 2015 at 2:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

Yes, that should be no problem.

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Sep 26, 2015 at 6:10 p.m. Aaron Says...

Hello, I'm going on October 8th, how long do you think the waiting time is going to be?

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Sep 24, 2015 at 12:55 a.m. Ashley Says...

Will Harry Potter world be included in the one night event pass???

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Sep 24, 2015 at 8:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley,

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley is open during Halloween Horror Nights.

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Sep 26, 2015 at 11:25 p.m. Mandy Says...

Are there some less scary areas such as Diagon Alley for those who get scared a little too easily?

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Sep 28, 2015 at 2:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mandy,

Any of the areas not in the scare zones should be fine. Springfield and Diagon Alley are probably the two largest.

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Sep 22, 2015 at 3:21 p.m. Mimi Says...

Hi,

I'm going this Thursday thru Monday to Orlando. And we plan to go Friday and Saturday and buying the two park pass. I see they having halloween events happening those days but I'm a chicken so i don't want to do any of that stuff. Do the parks close early b/c of this and kick you out b/c u don't have the halloween pass? Which park is safe from Halloween??

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Sep 23, 2015 at 1:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mimi,

The Halloween event is after Universal Studios closes for the day, so you don't have to worry about being afraid during the day. You can see the regular park hours on our Crowd Calendar.

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Sep 21, 2015 at 8:26 p.m. Dee Says...

My husband and I are going to Universal Oct 9-11th. We bought HHN tickets but am wondering which day would be best and least crowded to go: Friday or Sunday (Sunday being the day before Columbus Day holiday)?

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Sep 22, 2015 at 9:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dee,

We'd go with Sunday over Friday.

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Sep 21, 2015 at 2:53 p.m. Jeff Says...

First off, I have been attending the event with my wife for well over 17 years. As of 10 years ago, upon moving to Apopka, FL from Miami, FL, we have purchased the 'Frequent Fear Plus w/ Express' and have attended the Annual Passholder Party every year. On Opening night this year, it was the worst ever. The passholder event is just a long, wrap-around line that does nothing more than aggravate the masses. The express passes were obviously over-sold. The average wait with the express pass on the 18th and 19th was about an hour. A joke!

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Sep 28, 2015 at 8:44 p.m. Jay Says...

I'm not so sure. I have been at the event every night and almost every express pass line has been far less than an hour. It seems like the extra attractions have helped wait times this year.....

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Sep 19, 2015 at 10:20 p.m. Carlos Says...

Hello. Sorry for the obvious question but, at what time the event ends?? Thank you.

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Sep 23, 2015 at 1:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carlos,

The events usually end at 1 or 2 a.m.

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Sep 17, 2015 at 1:12 a.m. Rod H. Says...

Any info if The Minions ride will be open? They were last year....Thanks!!!!

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Sep 17, 2015 at 9:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rod,

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem will be open :)

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Oct 18, 2015 at 6:04 p.m. Sebastyan Says...

Wow! I had no clue! Thank you for adressing that.

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Sep 15, 2015 at 8:39 p.m. Kelly Says...

The event starts at 6:30 but they usually let you in the park about a 1/2 earlier. Somewhere I read it said to find the houses that will let you in earlier instead of getting in line and waiting. How do you know which houses start early though? Also, I am going Saturday on opening weekend and I looked at the weather and it looks to be a wet one. Anyone go on a rainy night and still have a good time? I hate for it to spoil the night. Only get one shot to go. I would think none of the scare zones would be going if it is raining. That would stink.

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Sep 16, 2015 at 6:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

Universal's employees will direct you to the open houses, so that won't be an issue. We've been on a night when it's rained, and depending on how wet it is, Universal does sometimes scale back on scare actors in the scare zones out of safety for everyone. The houses will still be open. I wouldn't let it stop you :)

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Sep 13, 2015 at 6:24 p.m. Michael Says...

My wife went last year and got me to head down with her this year. I'm a rabid amateur photographer. I plan on bringing my hi-end camera and flash to shoot the street scenes and actors. I fully understand flash photography isn't allowed inside any of the mazes or houses. I'll flip the switch to kill the flash, but will I be able to shoot with my DSLR inside the "no flash" zones?

I'm NOT doing this professionally, just a serious hobbiest.

We plan on being there 24Sep through 28Sep and most likely doing Thru, Fri and Sun nights!!

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Sep 14, 2015 at 8:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael,

We have been told at some of the houses, absolutely no cameras, but from our experience, as long as you don't use flash, you are fine shooting pics. Of course, it could be different thisyear. Bear in mind that if you stop to take the photos, people behind you do sometimes get annoyed ;)

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Sep 12, 2015 at 7:02 p.m. Kerri Says...

help!

We are staying at a Disney hotel as we are splitting the trip between Universal & Disney. Were going to HNN for the first time on October 28th, but my question is how do we go about transportation to & from HNN back to the Disney hotel? (As Disney obviously isn't going to offer free transport to another theme park) in the past we've used Mears, but would they still be open when HNN closes? and how much would it cost for a taxi?

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Sep 23, 2015 at 10:58 p.m. Lisa Says...

Hi Kerry,

We did this last year, so I would highly recommend Uber. It is half the cost and if you are a first time user, your first ride is free:)

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Aug 19, 2016 at 12:57 a.m. Ian Says...

How much was the Uber coming and going to hhn from Disney area. Thanks!

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Sep 14, 2015 at 9:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kerri,

You can estimate the cost of a taxi. Depending on how many are in your party, you may consider renting a car? Arranging tickets at that time shouldn't be a problem.

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Sep 10, 2015 at 9:52 p.m. Sebastyan Says...

Me and my father are headed to the park for HHN 25 and I was wondering what the typical waits for Sundays are. Also, it is my first year, and although I do expect to get really scared, I was wondering if you guys know which ones might be the most full and if an Express Pass is necessary to actually enjoy anything. Thank you for the information on how to survive!

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Sep 14, 2015 at 2:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sebastyan,

Expect waits no matter when you go. Even on Sundays you'll be looking at plus 1 hour waits on some of the houses. Those in the Woody Woodpecker zone typically have the shortest waits, because they are tucked away from the others.

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Oct 18, 2015 at 6:09 p.m. Sebastyan Says...

Thank you again! I just have one more question. What are typical ride waits? My friend tells me the latest are like 30 mins but another said some were 65 mins. What gives?

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Oct 26, 2015 at 1:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sebastyan,

Ride wait times fluctuate throughout the evening and depending on the ride.

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Sep 10, 2015 at 1:56 p.m. Carol J Says...

We have plans to attend Universal on a day that HHN is happening, but we don't want to attend the party... We are really only there for the HP World with our young children. Should we still go on this day and just leave when the park closes? The scary parts aren't until later on or does the park close early like Magic Kingdom does? WE don't want any unnecessary scares, but we've already planned out our week and gotten reservations etc. really don't want to change if we don't have to... Help

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Sep 10, 2015 at 11:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carol,

Only Universal Studios Florida closes early for Halloween Horror Nights. Universal's Islands of Adventure will be open later, so you may want to consider the Park to Park Ticket. You can see park hours on our Crowd Calendar. The scary parts do not begin until the evening hours, so no worries there!

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Sep 7, 2015 at 7:43 p.m. Becky Says...

I've heard in a podcast there is a separate line for bag check, that can be a long wait. Would cargo pants help avoid this wait?

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Sep 8, 2015 at 7:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Becky,

Yes, there is a separate line for bag check. I am not sure that cargo pants would help, but what would is if you keep what you carry in to a minimum. Have any bags opened already, so that you don't have to hold up the line, because everything will be searched.

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Sep 6, 2015 at 12:43 a.m. Jacqui Says...

Hi there,

I love HHNs and I've been twice in LA. This is my first time in Orlando. (I'm from Australia otherwise I'd go every year)

We are staying at Hard Rock and got 4 day universal pass and I purchased RIP tours for HHN. Once reading your info above it says that you get seating for Bill & Ted but not the other show. I thought all attractions were included in RIP. Could you please confirm as I am spending a bomb and don't want to miss out on anything.

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Sep 10, 2015 at 6:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jacqui,

The Jack the Clown show is not officially part of the tour, but you might be able to catch the show if you request it from the guide or catch it as you're walking by.

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Sep 5, 2015 at 5:24 p.m. Claudia Says...

Hi, my husband and I are planning to go to Universal Studios on Oct 29th (a thursday) and we are not staying for HHN, do you think we are going to face long lines during the day because of the night events?

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Sep 8, 2015 at 8 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Claudia,

Not necessarily. The event will likely bring in some increase in crowds during the day, but many of the Halloween Horror Nights attendees are local residents, many of whom will be working that day and just come in for the evening.

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Aug 8, 2017 at 6:42 p.m. Jen Says...

I am wondering if you can purchase a combination pass for during the day (park hopper) and Halloween night ticket for the same day entry, or do you have to buy the tickets separately?

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Aug 9, 2017 at 7:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen,

There are no combination tickets. You' need to purchase the HHN ticket and Park-to-Park tickets separately. We DO sell both at a discount! Our HHN Flex Ticket may work for you!

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Aug 27, 2015 at 5:57 p.m. Kelly Says...

Hi! This will be the first year i am going to Halloween Horror Nights and my boyfriend and i will be going October 7th, we bought our express passes. Do you think we will be able to get through everything in one night or we should buy another night pass? Thanks :)

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Aug 27, 2015 at 2:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

This is a good night to visit, and you should be able to experience most everything in one night, but if you wanted to experience everything and some of the houses more than once, I would think about two nights or Express Passes.

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Sep 3, 2015 at 10:13 a.m. Lisa D-F Says...

We will be headed to HHN25 on Thursday, Sept 24, express passes.... yes or no?

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Sep 8, 2015 at 8:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

Although this is a better night in terms of crowds, there is not going to be a "dead night" (other than the creatures). Express Passes will be helpful on all of the nights if you can afford them.

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Aug 26, 2015 at 12:02 a.m. Kimberly Says...

Will the wizarding world of Harry Potter be open?

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Aug 26, 2015 at 8:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kimberly,

It was not last year, and we'd expect that it won't be open again this year.

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Sep 15, 2015 at 3:22 p.m. Matt Says...

Universal has confirmed it will be open for limited hours during the event.

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Sep 15, 2015 at 2:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Matt,

Yes! What's still not clear is whether Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts will be open.

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Aug 25, 2015 at 9:18 p.m. Stephanie Says...

Super Helpful! I have been to the event before in October and was with girls so we didn't mind hanging out on the 1-2hr long lines. This year I am going for opening weekend September 18 and 19 with my boyfriend and he HATES long waits. Do you think we will need an express pass since it is so early in the season?

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Aug 27, 2015 at 1:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie,

We just updated the post with information about the least crowded and most crowded dates. For those days, I would consider Express Passes. Friday should be better than Saturday, but you might want them for both nights. Keep in mind that there is a separate Express Pass for Halloween Horror Nights vs. regular park Express Pass.

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Aug 24, 2015 at 3:23 a.m. Ann Marie Moore Says...

Staying at Orlando Hard Rock. Going to HHN 25 Wed Oct 7th & Thurs 8th. My 13 and 11 year old love haunts but are not staying up past 10-11pm! If I walk them back to hotel can I get back in? Would Wed or Thurs be best to take them? Should I get E-pass both nights? Thanks for your help.

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Aug 24, 2015 at 10:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ann Marie,

This event is perfect for the horror fans! You can definitely walk the kiddos back to the Hard Rock and then return to the park, just know that you will go through security again, so the later you can wait in the evening (closer to 11 p.m.), the better. As far as crowds, Wednesday will be better than Thursday. I don't think you need the Express Pass if you are going two nights, but that also depends on when you plan to arrive and how much you like lines. If you arrive when it opens, or even better are already in the park when it closes for regular guests, then you can really get a jump on the crowds and tackle a couple of houses within the first hour. Waits will higher as the evening goes on. It's really about how much waiting you are willing to do.

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Aug 24, 2015 at 1:46 a.m. Eric you Says...

i really hope that something is unveiled tomorrow or on Tuesday for Halloween horror nights 25th year.

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Aug 22, 2015 at 3:54 a.m. Chris Says...

We'll be heading down the last week of September and experiencing HHN for the very first time on Sept. 24 which, coincidentally, is my birthday. I think I'm a little confused, though. If I understand correctly, all attractions are open during the day, but only certain attractions will be open on HHNs along with the mazes and scarezones? Also, how close do the scareactors come into your personal space, if at all?

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Aug 26, 2015 at 6:03 p.m. Hayleigh Says...

Hi Chris, I have previously attended HHN 23, and I can tell you that the scareactors come close enough for you to feel their breath on your skin, but they wont harm you. I had a lady play with my hair but that was about as much contact as I got.

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Aug 26, 2015 at 9:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris,

Happy early birthday! You are correct that only certain attractions will be open during HHN. While the scare actors are not meant to touch you, but I've had one close enough that I could feel his breath on the back of my neck before I knew he was there.

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Aug 18, 2015 at 9:49 p.m. MD Says...

We are planning to go on Oct 23, with our small children who are very sensitive to scary things. I was under the impression that nights of horror is a separate event and didn't think it would affect us during the normal daytime hours. Is this true? Is nights of horror set up in the park where my kids will see it during the daytime?

Any info will be helpful, I'm having a difficult time trying to figure out exactly how it operates.

Thanks!

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Aug 20, 2015 at 10:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi MD,

You are correct. It won't affect you at all during daytime hours. Enjoy!

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Aug 14, 2015 at 9:17 p.m. Laura Says...

Thank you for all this information! Very helpful as I'm planning to go there in October, the only thing I have on my mind is that I'm torn on whether to buy Express pass tickets or not, can anybody advise me? We'll be there on Wednesday 21st.

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Aug 24, 2015 at 11:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

Wednesday is a fairly good day as far as crowds go, but the closer you get to Halloween, the more busy these events get. If you want to visit all of the houses and some more than once, I would recommend Express Passes. When you get to the park also makes a big difference. If you are already in the park when it closes and remain in one of the holding areas, you'll get a much bigger jump on the houses than most other people.

Maybe others will also share their thoughts too!

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Aug 14, 2015 at 5:26 p.m. Thomas Weltch Says...

This post was awesome!

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Aug 13, 2015 at 3:28 p.m. Kim Says...

Do you know anything about the Dining Plan? Can you spread it out throughout the day and into HHN?

If I bought the dining plan with my day ticket and got the unlimited refills option - can I have my lunch during the day and save my snack for during HHN and use the refills during HHN?

thanks

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Aug 14, 2015 at 8:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

Yes, you can use the dining plan during Halloween Horror Nights. One quick-service meal, one snack and unlimited refills are included in the Best Value plan, so you could use that meal for lunch or dinner.

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Jun 28, 2015 at 4:20 p.m. CaptainBeyondFocusandBlackSabbathfandrummer Says...

Hello,silly question - I'm aware that there's a no mask/costume policy,but my 11 year old cousin wants to go to the show looking like that stupid band Mudvayne he likes,anyway,it's not really a mask,it's just makeup and he agreed not to go in full costume,so he'll be wearing regular clothes.

I'm pretty sure that still counts as costume,but I promised my aunt I'd ask anyway.

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Jun 29, 2015 at 6:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Unfortunately, I don't think it's going to work. He could always try it, but most likely he'd have to remove the makeup.

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May 16, 2015 at 4:58 p.m. Nicola Says...

My son will just be a couple of weeks off 13 years of age when we plan to go will he be allowed into the event

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May 19, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicola,

Yes. There is no age limit for the event. You don't see a ton of kids in the park as compared to other kid-friendly Halloween events, but if your son is into horror, he will absolutely love it!

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May 6, 2015 at 2:41 p.m. Andrea Says...

Can someone please tell me if the Express Pass prices for the Halloween Horror Nights is on top of the price for this event? Thanks

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Aug 7, 2015 at 3:40 a.m. Will Hoover Says...

Hey-

Yes you have to pay extra for them. You can find all the prices on the website.

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May 11, 2015 at 7:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrea,

Yes, Express Pass for Halloween Horror Nights is in addition to the special event ticket.

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Nov 28, 2014 at 10:07 a.m. itsnemo Says...

Anyone know what to do with the blood bags? anyway to clean the inside/reuse it or is it purely used as something to remember the night?

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Oct 19, 2014 at 12:21 a.m. Karla Says...

I have friends who attended last Saturday and said they're relived they didn't spend the money on th express pass. Said lines were 30mins to 1 hour at worst --- yet I've read in many posts that it's crucial for a Saturday. We are going oct 25 and are torn on what to do. Any advice? Thanks!

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Aug 13, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Brenda Kim Says...

My brother and I are going on Oct 25th as well. We bought the express pass and this is why. Last year we also went on a Sunday and we did not get the Express Pass and did not get to visit all the houses and we were there from beginning to end and did not ride any rides. Why? because the main one Halloween, had a 3 hour wait. So yes some of the houses have about a 20-30 minute wait, but the BIG houses have at least an hour to three hour wait. If you want to do all of the houses, see the shows and ride a few rides, then buy the express pass, otherwise there is absolutely no way to do them all in one night.

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Oct 16, 2014 at 6:53 p.m. Helen Says...

Is this event appropriate for kids 9 and 11 yo? Thanks.

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Oct 17, 2014 at 7:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Helen,

It all depends on the kids and how they react to scary and sometimes intense situations. You are the best judge of that. Do know that From Dusk Till Dawn is fairly racy by Halloween Horror Nights standards, definitely PG-13.

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Oct 7, 2014 at 1:02 a.m. adrianna Says...

Are you allowed to bring your camera and take pictures on the scare zones and around the streets?? not inside the haunted houses obv!

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Oct 7, 2014 at 7:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Adrianna,

Yes! Taking pictures on the streets is fine.

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Sep 19, 2014 at 1:11 a.m. Dave Says...

Thanks for the info. We're going next Thursday. We will be in the park all day, so we were wondering where the holding areas would be, and if we could eat at Finnegan's while we wait. Sounds like we can. In previous years, the front HHs have opened in sequence, so it would help to know if that's the case this year, and, if so, what order they open in. Upfront information is very valuable. We have express passes, so that should help, although in past years we have found that being inside the park when it opens means you can generally do all the HHs without wait, if you do them in the right order. We're leaving for Fla. Tuesday, so we'll be sure to read anything you post before that. Thanks again. Your information is extremely helpful.

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Sep 23, 2014 at 9:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dave,

Yes, the holding areas are in place for this year, and we do recommend Finnegan's. See if you can book a table, because it does get very crowded in there! The house openings are staggered, but there will be a few open for you when you are let out of the "pen". Do those first and then head to the houses furthest back in the park, and save your Express Passes for the busiest houses at the front of the park (From Dusk Till Dawn and Walking Dead). Or, if you think you might want to visit From Dusk Till Dawn and Walking Dead more than once, hit the open houses first, then head to FDTD and WD when waits are lower, before visiting the houses in the back.

Let us know what you decide and drop us a line here when you get back!

Best,

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Sep 17, 2014 at 12:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi everyone,

Mommy Frog and I will be heading to opening night this Friday! I can't wait. Anybody have any questions I can sleuth for you while we're there?

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Sep 23, 2017 at 9:52 p.m. Justin N. Says...

Hello there! Last year, me and some friends attended HHN 26 and got express passes for half off around halfway through the event (around 10 pm). Is this a hoax? Were we scammed into paying what we thought was full price? In addition, will that return this year? Thanks so much !!!! Love the blog.

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Sep 25, 2017 at 3:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Justin,

Hmmm. That's not something we've experienced. Perhaps another reader can share some insight into how often this happens?

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Aug 11, 2017 at 4:46 p.m. Hollie Says...

We have never been to Universal! This would be an awesome first trip!!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 12:12 p.m. Jean Fowler Says...

I love the details you provide that I haven't seen anywhere else! Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Frog, we have an outstanding guide to planning our trip to Orlando!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 12:09 p.m. Jean Fowler Says...

The detailed information is an outstanding tool for planning our trip to Orlando. Thanks , Mr. and Mrs. Frog!

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Sep 24, 2015 at 3:50 p.m. Marisol Says...

My family and I are going on Sunday, November 1st...the final night...we already purchased our entrance tickets but were holding off on buying the Express Passes...do you think we will need them for that day since it is a Sunday, the final night of the event and it's the day after Halloween?

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Sep 28, 2015 at 2:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marisol,

It is nice to have them if you can afford them on any of the nights. With more houses this year than last, you really would need the Express Passes to experience all of them and the shows. That said, this date is not expected to be as crowded as some.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 22, 2015 at 4:01 p.m. joanne Says...

I have a question we will be there Sept 23-27 we will not attend halloween horror nights but wanted to know if they close the park early because of it? thanks

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Aug 26, 2015 at 9:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joanne,

You can view park hours on our Crowd Calendar.

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Sep 21, 2014 at 2:13 a.m. Anna B Says...

Are you able to go into all houses and all rides an unlimited amount of times? Are you able to go into all houses in one night?

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Oct 12, 2016 at 8:21 p.m. Crystal Says...

I go every year. (always on a Saturday which is the busiest night). I have found that on Saturday the ONLY way to see everything is with a fast past and it still takes the entire night. Make sure to see the houses you really want to see first. Just in case. My husband and I always do the rides last because we can do those any time. Hope this helps!

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Aug 10, 2017 at 6:02 p.m. Jill P Says...

Thanx Crystal, very helpful!!

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Sep 23, 2014 at 9:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna,

Yes, you can revisit the houses and rides as much as you would like. Just keep in mind that the waits can be quite long for the houses, especially as the night goes on, and you might not have time to see all of them.

Best,

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Aug 12, 2017 at 12:31 a.m. Jennifer Zach Says...

Yes! Zach Pack would LOVE to win this 1.???? My kiddos have missed out a bunch since I went back to school????

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Aug 18, 2017 at 2:44 p.m. Stephanie Mitchell Says...

Thanks for this blog. I never knew much about the Holloween Horror nights before #undercovertourist

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