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"Never Go Alone" — Your Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2021

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - PinterestLeap's Note: Good news, horror fans! After canceling last year's event, Universal Orlando Resort confirmed that Halloween Horror Nights 30 will be hoppening on select nights, starting Sept. 3 through Oct. 31, 2021. Universal Orlando will continue to monitor the environment, and specific details about health and safety procedures will be revealed closer to the event's debut. Tickets are on sale now!

Have you had any good nightmares lately? While the 2020 event was canceled, we expect a full slate of houses for 2021's epic event. The most creative minds at Universal Orlando Resort are brewing up all-new scares and reimagined haunts inspired by the past. The evil geniuses promised 10 brand-new haunted houses, five scare zones, live entertainment and more for its 30th anniversary. Halloween Horror Nights will return on select dates from Sept. 3 to Oct. 31, 2021. We may still have information from past years (so you can prep and plan for the future!), but be sure to bookmark this post because we update it as new information is released.

We're hoppy to announce that an old friend is making his terrifying comeback. The most notorious icon in HHN history, Jack the Clown, will be returning to scare the living daylights out of us frogs! This year, he'll be invading every corner of the event with unsuspecting "Jack Attacks" that will send you running for your life. Nowhere is safe, as Jack's ominous and unrelenting presence will infiltrate every corner of the event — from the streets to the houses to places you will never expect in your wildest nightmares.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Jack Returns

You won't just find Jack at the event itself, though. Universal Orlando Hotel guests will be granted access to an all-new, limited time "Jack'd Up" experience at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Here, you'll be able to get a closer look into the world of Jack and some sinister environments inspired by his past invasions of Halloween Horror Nights. Additionally, the hotel's Swizzle Lounge lobby bar will transform into the "Horror Icons Bar" and will feature speciality beverages and snacks inspired by the event's most infamous icons, as well as props and costumes that pay an eerie homage to HHN past.

For many years running, Halloween Horror Nights Orlando has won Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Award for Best Halloween Experience. To get you ready for the nation's premier scare event, we bring you everything we know about Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights. Keep reading to learn what you should expect and how to navigate this popular event! 

Quick Links: Dates | Tickets | Map | Early Entry | Houses & Strategy | Scare Zones & Shows | Special Experiences | Rides | Tips

Halloween Horror Nights 2021 Dates & Best Times to Visit

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Line at Entrance

The event runs select nights September through November at Universal Studios Florida. This year, Halloween Horror Nights 30 will start Sept. 3 and run until Oct. 31, 2021, typically from 6:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. The event initially runs on weekends, then expands to include Wednesdays and Thursdays closer to Halloween. While all nights are popular, the crowds generally increase as it gets closer to Halloween. Halloween Horror Nights will be scaring up the night on the following dates in 2021:

  • Sept. 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30
  • Oct. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

Best Dates to Visit Halloween Horror Nights

Unlike many other fall theme park events that generally bring in families for one night, Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 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. It is nearly impossible to see everything 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.

Halloween Horror Nights Tickets 2021

It's important to note that Halloween Horror Nights 2021 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 if you want to visit during the day. You'll also need regular park admission if you want to take advantage of Halloween Horror Nights early entry (more on this below). And don't froget, you can book your discount hotel through us too! Universal did announce that guests who purchased tickets or packages for the canceled Halloween Horror Nights 2020 event and did not request a full refund will be able to use their tickets or packages to visit the 2021 event. More details on how guests can use their tickets for Halloween Horror Nights 2021 will be shared in the months ahead.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Houses & Strategy

The biggest draw of the event each year is 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 decide what is important to you. Do you want to just focus on houses? Would you like to see a few houses and the show? Would you just like to ride attractions since the wait times for them will be low? Since the houses are what most people come for — and see the highest waits! — they are our first priority.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Blood Pit Line

We recommend getting to the park at least 45 minutes ahead of the official opening at 6:30 p.m. to make the most of your time. 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, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls ResortUniversal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal's Aventura Hotel or Universal's Endless Summer — take 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.

If experiencing every house is a priority for you, plan on visiting at least two nights or investing in Express.

The very best way to do more at the event is to take advantage of Halloween Horror Nights Early Entry, also known as Stay and Scream. You'll need regular park admission and a Halloween Horror Nights ticket to do this, but many of you will already be spending the day in the parks, so why not take advantage? We've written a full post on how Halloween Horror Nights Early Entry works. In 2019, we were able to knock out three houses before the event officially started at 6:30 p.m (on a Thursday).

Because of the number of houses and the popularity of the event, it is impossible to see them all in one night. We recommend choosing four or five must-do houses, and get those in first. Then, see if you have any time left after you’ve checked them off the list. Those of you who are staying in the park or arriving ahead of official opening could do five, six or perhaps even 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).

Like we mentioned, planning these houses takes a lot of time — and back in October 2020, Universal gave a sneak peek of a house they planned to have as part of HHN 30! Puppet Theater: Captive Audience was ready to make its dark debut in 2020 before the event was canceled. In a special behind-the-scenes video, Universal gave us all an advance look at the scares to come. You can see the full video here. So far, Universal has yet to officially reconfirm this house. It's also unknown if the Revenge of the Tooth Fairy, which ran in a modified format last year, will also return. But stay tuned!

Here's a look at the houses confirmed for Halloween Horror Nights 30!

Beetlejuice

After debuting as an exclusive surprise during Halloween weekend in 2020, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE is coming to haunt, taunt and send you screaming out of the Maitlands' home. Wander checkerboard hallways and succumb to your fate in the Lost Souls Room. Stroll through the model graveyard and let loose in Dante's Inferno. Crash a dinner party you'll never forget and witness the wedding of the century. The classic Tim Burton film is coming to life — more twisted and terrifying than ever!

The Haunting of Hill House

Halloween Horror Night Orlando - The Haunting of Hill House

Welcome to Hill House. Full of decaying remains, this aging mansion lives — even if all its inhabitants are long dead. In this haunted house inspired by Netflix's "The Haunting of Hill House," each unsettling room and darkened hallway takes you deeper and deeper into your greatest fears. Encounter infamous ghosts, including the Tall Man, the Bent-Neck Lady, the Ghost in the Basement and more. Step foot in the dreaded Red Room where only the sound of your own screams awaits you. Walk in the footsteps of the Crain family as you either escape the estate's eternal stranglehold or succumb to the house's powerful forces — leaving you to wander the endless halls forever ... alone.

Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives

One of two houses that were open to daytime guests at Universal Studios Florida last year, Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives picks up where the 1935 classic film "The Bride of Frankenstein" left off. Enter the ruins of the tower that came crashing down over Frankenstein's monster and his bride and watch in horror as she attempts to bring him back to life at any cost. Get caught in a frenzied battle between the Bride of Frankenstein and the Brides of Dracula, who she captures and drains in hopes of reanimating her lost love. The Bride is honing her diabolical genius one harvested body part at a time. Be careful ... because she might just need one of yours.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

That horrific sound could only mean one thing. You're about to come face to face with Leatherface and his cannibalistic family. From the dilapidated gas station to that eerie, old farmhouse, you'll witness unimaginable horrors around every corner. Explore the familiar rooms of the Sawyer house where you'll be chased by cannibals with carving knives, meat cleavers, meat hooks and, of course, that roaring, slicing, flesh-ripping chainsaw. It's time to experience the 1974 film for yourself, and hopefully, leave in one piece.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Park Map 

We do not yet have an official map for Halloween Horror Nights 2021. For now, know that the 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 throughout the night.

Halloween Horror Nights Scare Zones & Shows

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)!

While we wait for more details about the 2021 event, here's a look back at Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 Scare Zones:

Zombieland Double Tap

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Zombieland Double Tap

Based off the "Zombieland" movie and its sequel, this scare zone welcomed us to the United States of Zombieland. We fended off the spreading infection and bloodthirsty zombies. We just had to remember: Always double tap and beware of the bathrooms. The blue lighting and extra fog hid the zombies pretty well!

Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe

Rob Zombie's music came to life in this scare zone. His heavy metal sounds and imagery took center stage as we came face-to-face with his twisted, otherworldly creations. There was also a photo-op of the car that resembled a Munster Koach from the "Dragula" music video.

Anarch-Cade

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Anarch-Cade

Neon slashers were out to play this 80s-inspired arcade game, which took over Avenue of the Stars. However, we quickly learned that "Game Over" meant a permanent end. This was one of the first scare zones we encountered. We loved the neon colors and arcade game-inspired props.

Vanity Ball

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Vanity Ball Scare Zone

You know what they say: "Beauty is pain." In the streets of Hollywood, blade-wielding artists sliced up willing participants into horrific living works of art. We saw them strut down the runway, showing off their grotesque make-overs.

Vikings Undead

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Vikings Undead

We faced brutal undead Viking warriors, who took over Central Park. There was a lot of bloodlust and gore in this scare zone. We spotted a very tall Viking who seemed to be in charge of scaring guests entering their territory. Out of all the scare zones, we enjoyed this one the most because it completely transformed once the sun went down. It was also the narrowest, so we were forced closer to the Vikings.

Halloween Horror Nights Shows: 

Academy of Villains: Altered States

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Academy of Villains: Altered States

The Academy of Villains show returned with an epic experiment of mind and body in 2019. Man’s true nature was dragged out into the dark, gothic streets of anarchy. This performance featured a killer mix of theatrics and dance, including an aerial performer and a mind-blowing contortionist that we weren't able to look away from. The show had performances at 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and 11:45 p.m.

Halloween Marathon of Mayhem

This show made its debut in 2019, providing even more spooks and scares. The lagoon lit up with iconic scenes from "Stranger Things," "Ghostbusters," "Universal Monsters" and "Killer Klowns from Outer Space," with water effects, lasers and projections. The 10-minute show took place at 10 p.m., 11 p.m. and 12 a.m. each night. We hope it returns in 2021!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Food and Beverages

Universal really brought the heat in 2019 when it came to HHN-themed treats and snacks!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Pizza Fries

The Pizza Fries returned and were as popular as ever. These crinkle-cut fries topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and sausage are basically our dream menu item (and we wish they were available year-round!). However, the new S'mores Fries (sweet potato fries, marshmallow, chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs) added some competition.

"Stranger Things" inspired a series of tents called Starcourt Mall Food Court, which was dedicated to the restaurants spotted in the background of season three, such as Imperial Panda (Chinese food) and Ole Amigo (Mexican food).

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Starcourt Mall

What about alcoholic beverages, you ask? Well, Halloween Horror Nights 29 served up a sweet selection. There were four special event drinks: The Saturn, Vampire's Curse, The Twilight Galaxy and Blood Pit. Two frozen drinks — Syrup & Waffles and Candy Corn — made a return.

I was especially impressed by the beer selection at the special event drink booths. With quite a few craft beers on tap, the Pumpkinhead Ale was my favorite. This was the perfect Halloween Horror Nights beverage for me and perhaps for many other Papa frogs out there!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Merchandise

Each year, the event’s merchandise typically features all of the haunted houses and scare zones, so you’ll be sure to find a nice memento (whether it’s a T-shirt or a souvenir cup) for Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2021. Look for T-shirts and other ghoulish delights in the Tribute Store in Universal Studios Florida. 

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Special Experiences

Here are some of the special experiences that normally hoppen during Halloween Horror Nights. (Some have not been confirmed yet for 2021.)

Scareactor Dining Experience (Not Confirmed)

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Scareactor Dining Experience

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 is $49.99 (plus tax) and includes dinner, a digital download of one photo taken during the experience and more. Get more details and book here once reservations open up.

RIP and Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tours (You Can Book Now!)

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. The tour includes one-time entry to all of the houses, reserved seating at Academy of Villains, 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.

Rides Open During Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Men In Black

While most of the focus of the night is on horror, some of the rides are open too. 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 were the rides that remained open during Halloween Horror Nights 29:

Check out the event map for attraction closing times, and be sure to schedule time to hop on your faves if this is a priority for you!
  • TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D
  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • Men in Black Alien Attack
  • Fast & Furious – Supercharged
  • The Simpsons Ride (open select event nights only)

Note: When we visited in 2019, some of the rides closed up to two hours prior to event close. For example, the night we attended, the park closed at 1 a.m. and we noticed that Fast & Furious, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts and TRANSFORMERS were closed for the night by 11 p.m.

Our Top Tips for Halloween Horror Nights Orlando

Buy your tickets in advance!

Halloween Horror Nights requires a separate ticket from regular theme park admission. Make sure to purchase in advance (bonus: you can save money too). You don't want to have to wait in any more lines than you have to!

Consider an Express Pass only if hitting all 10 houses in one night is a priority

We always get asked if the Express Passes are worth it. Our answer is that it really depends on when you're going and if you want to hit all 10 houses in one night. We'd definitely recommend it on Fridays and Saturdays in October, especially closer to Halloween. Wednesdays and Thursdays are less busy days, and if you take advantage of early entry (see our next tip!), you have a better chance of hitting all 10 without an Express Pass.

Universal does sell Express Passes at kiosks throughout the park. So if you change your mind while you're there, you have that last-minute opportunity. You can also buy an Express Pass that's half the original price but only works after 11 p.m. Just keep in mind that both of these Express Pass options are subject to availability.

Get to the park early

We can't stress this enough: Arriving early is the single best way to ensure you make the most of your night. The event typically begins at 6:30 p.m., but Universal often lets guests in up to half an hour early. Universal Resort hotel guests have a dedicated line from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the left side of the entrance. Even better is staying in the park after it closes for early entry, so you can hit a few houses before it gets super busy later at night.

Leave the kids at the hotel 

Lily always stays at home for Halloween Horror Nights. 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 won't let you in with them. Plus there are enough costumed creatures inside the park!

Dress light and stay hydrated

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Anarch-cade

Is it just us, or is September in Orlando hotter than ever before? Despite taking place mostly after dark, we were still sweating our lil' frog legs off all weekend at Halloween Horror Nights 29. Be sure to wear cool, comfortable clothes.

On top of being deceptively hot and humid, Halloween Horror Nights is a pretty intense event. Be sure to hop on those free cups of water periodically, or bring a water bottle to make staying cool a breeze.

Only take the necessities

As with any visit to Universal, you will go through metal detectors ... so we always recommend traveling as light as you can, but this holds especially true for Halloween Horror Nights 30. When walking through crowded haunted houses and being spooked by scare actors in the streets, you won't want to be hauling too much with you. We recommend a small bag that securely closes ... you don't want anything important spilling out when you jump in fright!

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.

Eat early

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Mel's DIE-IN

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 drinks can get long at times! Fuel up before you leave or early in the evening, and you can spend more time getting the daylights scared out of you.

Here were the Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 dining options (in addition to food and beverage carts) — we expect a similar list for the 2021 event:

  • TODAY Cafe
  • Universal Studios Classic Monsters Café
  • Finnegan's Bar & Grill
  • Louie's Italian Restaurant
  • Richter's Burger Co.
  • Mel's DIE-IN (Mel's Drive-In)
  • Beverly Hills Boulangerie
  • Starbucks
  • San Francisco Pastry Co.
  • Ben & Jerry's
  • The Fountain of Fair Fortune
  • Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour
  • Fast Food Boulevard
  • KidZone Pizza Company

Splurge on snacks

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Candy Corn Frozen Drink

If you have time to dedicate to fun food and drinks, be sure to check out the event-exclusive goodies, like this candy corn (nonalcoholic) frozen drink. In 2019, the hit Stranger Things house also lent itself to some delicious waffle treats worth trying. Eating (and Instagramming, TBH) these goodies is always enjoyable.

Watch out for the creatures of the night!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Chainsaw Creature of the Night

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.

Respect the scare actors

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Rob Zombie Scare Zone

Last but not least, please remember that the scare actors are people too! No matter how monstrous they may seem, the scare actors will not actually touch or hurt you ... so please treat them with the same respect! Keep your hands, food, drinks and any unkind words to yourself for the best experience for everyone involved. This event is all about having FUN! Avoid using flash to photograph any "creatures" in the scare zones, and be sure to ask if you really feel the need. They'll usually be happy to pose for (or with!) you.

Are you planning on attending Halloween Horror Nights Orlando in 2021? What questions do you have for us about the event? Share in comments below. 

Related: Halloween Horror Nights Early Entry

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Jul 28, 2021 at 4:36 p.m. Wendy Says...

Hi. If we want to do a weekend trip for Horror nights and only do Horror nights do we need a park ticket or just a ticket to HHN? Thanks.

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Jul 28, 2021 at 12:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wendy!

Since you're only attending Halloween Horror Nights, you'll just need a HHN ticket!

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Jul 19, 2021 at 5:41 p.m. Celia Says...

Hello! We'll be attending HHN this year at the end of Oct. We'll have our kids with us (ages 13 and 16). My son (13 y.o) enjoys haunted houses, but I realize these may be more intense than your average haunted house. My daughter (16 y.o) is nervous!! I may opt to riding some rides with her while the son enjoys houses with Dad. Has there been many preteens/teens at these events in years past? We may think twice about bringing them if this is predominantly an adult event (aka 90%+ adults) Any advice you can offer for the nervous 16 y.o is welcome, too! TIA!

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Jul 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Traci Says...

The RIP tour says that it keeps reserved seating for you. While on the tour, do they take u to the show?

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Jul 20, 2021 at 10:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Traci!

Currently, the live entertainment has not been announced yet. But in the past, yes — the show is built into the tour's itinerary.

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Jul 6, 2021 at 7:53 p.m. RAD Says...

We are new annual passholders and have already visited once since we bought our passes. I was planning another trip with our kids (10 and 11) September 15-18 as I thought the crowds would be low. Any reason to be concerned that the crowds might actually be high during the day since HHN will have already started? Also, if we leave Universal Studios by 5pm can we be sure we will miss the scare actors? I don't think my kids are ready for the scary stuff.

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Jul 6, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

It's possible you might see an increase in crowds on Friday and Saturday (17th and 18th), but it's still relatively early in the HHN season (it gets busier on the weekends in October). You can check expected crowd levels on our Crowd Calendar! Universal Studios Florida closes to daytime guests at 5 p.m. so you would not see any scare actors while you're there. Universal's Islands of Adventure stays open for a few more hours, so you can spend some time there if you don't want to leave that early. HHN is only at Universal Studios Florida.

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Jul 4, 2021 at 7:39 p.m. Lana Says...

I couldn’t see on the website, I did see the starting time is 6:30pm but does anyone know what time the HHN would close on a Sunday?

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Jul 1, 2021 at 1:22 p.m. Jessica Says...

My daughter is 18 and is terrified of clowns. She will be coming but her and her dad will not be doing HHN. Are there scary characters in City Walk and Island of Adventures she will see or is it ok for her to go?

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Jul 1, 2021 at 8:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica!

No, there aren't any scare actors in CityWalk or Universal's Islands of Adventure.

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Jun 26, 2021 at 6:05 p.m. Rea Says...

If we are planning an October trip to Fla and looking at doing both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Orlando while there but have no interest in the HHN. What time do reg day pass people get kicked out of the park on HHN days?

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Jun 27, 2021 at 9:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rea!

HHN does not take place at Islands of Adventure, so you would be able to stay until its official park closing time. Universal Studios Florida usually closes at 5 p.m. for daytime guests.

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Jun 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. Carlisa Says...

Hello, we plan to attend HHN this year, and we plan to stay in one of the onsite hotels. My boyfriend is not a fan of rides and we ONLY want to do HHN. Do we have to purchase park passes to get in and will we still be able to get early access?

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Jun 27, 2021 at 9:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carlisa!

No, you do not need regular park admission if you're only going for HHN. As Universal hotel guests, you will have a dedicated entry lane for faster access into the park, but early entry isn't available unless you're already in the park for daytime hours. We'd still advise arriving early, as the gates often open a little early to start letting people in. In past years, Universal has sold a special "Scream Early" ticket for about $25 per person, which allowed HHN guests to enter the park, starting at 3 p.m., so they could take advantage of the early entry holding areas without daytime admission, but so far, a similar option has not been offered this year (and we're not toadally sure if there will be one, but we'll keep our eyes and ears out).

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Jun 23, 2021 at 11:55 p.m. Dani Says...

Are the haunted houses open during the day like they were in 2020 or only during the night with the separate HHN ticket?

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Jun 24, 2021 at 8:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dani!

This year, it'll be back to having haunted houses only open at night with a separate HHN ticket.

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Jun 23, 2021 at 4:55 a.m. Chris Says...

My wife will be visiting Universal Florida on Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1st. We are debating on HHN for 1 night or 2. Considering we will be getting an Express Pass, would we be able to do everything in one night? We are also staying at the Hard Rock so I believe we'll have a separate line to get into HHN quicker?

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Jun 23, 2021 at 9:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

If you decide on only one night, we'd suggest Thursday over Friday to increase your chances of getting through every house. There is a separate entry line for hotel guests, and we'd recommend arriving early if you don't have day admission (if you do, take advantage of the Stay & Scream holding areas). Since you'll be getting Express passes, we think one night should be fine (especially if it's a Thursday night), as it's still relatively early into the season. In 2019, we went on the last Thursday night in September, and we managed to get through a majority of the houses without an Express pass. This year, we think HHN could potentially be more crowded overall though, due to pent-up demand from it being canceled last year, so Express passes would still help you get the most out of the event.

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Jun 19, 2021 at 12:50 p.m. David Moskowitz Says...

Hi! A few of my family and myself will being going to HHN at the end of September. My wife does not like being scared by people. Is it possible for her to go with us to HHN and avoid the scare actors? Are there scare free zones or ways to limit her exposure to scare actors? Are there scare free places she can sit in while the rest of us are in the houses? Or would she be better off staying at the resort? Any advice? Thank you very much for your assistance!

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Jun 21, 2021 at 8:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a scare-free zone, though it usually closes early by 11 p.m. and she would have to go through multiple scare zones to get to it. There are small pockets of other scare-free zones, but she would still need to go through at least one scare zone, as two of them are usually near the entrance. If she can brave through some of them, there would be places to sit (by the lagoon behind Transformers and in Central Park). If you look up HHN maps from previous years, you can see where the scare zones are (they usually stay the same year after year), but also note that scare actors with chainsaws usually roam in the Simpsons area, which isn't marked as a scare zone. But overall, if she wouldn't want to go on rides and would only sit around, then it may not be worth it for her.

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Jun 18, 2021 at 5:34 p.m. brianna gentile Says...

Hello! My BF and I just bought 2 day 3 park tickets AND HHN tickets. I was planning on doing universal during the day on halloween and then HHN later in evening, which means we would have early access. Do we still wait in line for those who are already in the park? Or once they start kicking everyone out in the park that dont have HHN tickets we just start walking around and doing stuff? How have the crowds been for HHN on Halloween? I know I will have early entry, but really want to do as many houses/mazes as possible and am debating if it would be worth it to get express pass for event although I have early access. Also, the other day I have tickets we were planning on doing VB during day and IOA afterwards into the night on 11/3. Does that sound like enough time to experience both?

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Jun 21, 2021 at 11:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brianna!

Since you'll be in the park, you won't have to exit and re-enter the park, but when it's time for the park to close for day guests, you will need to go to one of the Stay and Scream holding areas. We feel that crowds on Halloween can vary, depending on demand and the day of the week it falls, and this year, it's hard to predict. Since it falls on a Sunday, it may not be as crowded as Friday and Saturday during that same weekend, but on the other hand, it could be busy since last year's event was canceled. If you can swing for Express, we'd recommend buying in advance now before prices increase so you have a higher chance of getting through all of the houses. Though if you want to wait it out until you're there, they've also sold half-priced Express tickets (if available) after 11 p.m. which could be a good option if it ends up not being super busy but you need more time. You can get a rough idea of what Universal expects crowds to be like by looking at the ticket prices, if that helps you too. Volcano Bay likely won't be as busy since it's early November (and it falls during the week), so we think combining Volcano Bay and IOA into one day would be a good plan.

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Jun 9, 2021 at 1:01 p.m. Jenna Says...

Planning on late Sept trip and just saw the HHN. Is it best to get a 2 park pass to go back and forth to get the most out of a day pass only since they close universal only if not interested in HHN? Or, if interested in HHN, just come to that? Having a hard time paying for full day pass when they close at 5. Thoughts?

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Jun 9, 2021 at 10:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenna,

If you're not interested in HHN and you're only planning to spend one day at the parks, then yes, we'd recommend a Park-to-Park ticket so you can hop over to Islands of Adventure once Universal Studios Florida closes early for HHN.

If you are interested in HHN, then it depends! Depending on the night, HHN can be so busy that it's hard to fit in all of the houses - let alone do anything else (though usually ride wait times can be lower, due to more people waiting in lines for houses). So if you're more interested in HHN than rides, just attend the event. But if you want to experience as many things as the park has to offer while you're already there, then we'd recommend both a day ticket and a HHN ticket.

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Jun 5, 2021 at 8:58 p.m. PAT Says...

If we are staying on site at one of the 3 hotels that give you the express pass, would this also hold true for our tickets for HHN if we are not using one of our day park passes?

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Jun 8, 2021 at 9:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pat,

While Halloween Horror Nights does offer event-specific Universal Express passes, the benefit for premier hotel guests only applies to daytime Universal Express access.

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May 8, 2021 at 11:12 a.m. Trish Says...

Hi, will all the rides in IOA be open during the HHNs? Thanks.

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May 10, 2021 at 7:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Trish,

No, unfortunately, Universal's Islands of Adventure is subject to regular park hours and does not stay open late during Halloween Horror Nights.

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Apr 17, 2021 at 4:13 p.m. Anissa Bourke Says...

I was wondering if the Food and Wine Fest in Epcot overlaps the Fright Fest in Universal and if so what are the typical dates for that? Thank you

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Apr 19, 2021 at 8:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anissa,

Yes! The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival and Universal's Halloween Horror Nights overlap. This year, the Food and Wine Festival will take place from July 15 to Nov. 20 (which is starting unusually early — generally, the festival lasts from late August to mid-November), while HHN will take place on select nights from Sept. 3 to Oct. 31 (generally, it takes place in September and October).

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Mar 23, 2021 at 5:49 a.m. George R. Says...

Hi ! I'm going in October 2021 , will be visiting 4 days the Universal parks along with WDW other days , we have 2 small kids so we want to skip HHN , we know is not for small children , any advice ? Do HHN happen every day of October or just some days ? Thanks in advance :)

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Mar 23, 2021 at 5:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi George,

In October 2021, Halloween Horror Nights will be hoppening every Wednesday night through Sunday night, as well as Tues., Oct. 26. Hope this helps!

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Mar 22, 2021 at 9:11 a.m. Dawn Says...

Hi, I’m trying to figure out what days do the 80’s night usually fall on for HHN in Orlando? Or do they have them at all? I know HHN in Hollywood were I believe on Thursdays. Trying to plan a 10 day Orlando vacation at most parks, and trying to pack as much in as possible.Would like to go on an 80’s night to HHN if possible. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thx

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Mar 22, 2021 at 4:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dawn,

In the past, there have not been specific '80s Nights during Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando, but there have been '80s themed thrills, including the haunted houses themselves. For instance, we expect some '80s influence inside the Beetlejuice house this year! As for general advice, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays are generally less crowded. Hope this helps!

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Mar 21, 2021 at 2:08 a.m. Sarah Waites Says...

Hi! This is my first time ever going to Universal or HHN! I am a big horror fan and want to get EVERYTHING I can out of our visit to both. We are planning on staying in the park, should we get 3 day tickets to the parks and HHN. Or would 2 days be enough to cover everything there is to see?

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Mar 22, 2021 at 4:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah,

You're going to have a toadally awesome time! We'd say it depends on when you're going during the HHN season. If you'll be there in early September right when HHN is starting, then it likely won't be as crowded and you may able to get a lot accomplished in two days (especially if you go on a Wednesday or a Thursday). But if your visit is hoppening in October, closer to Halloween, then you may want to consider three days. That said, we're still not quite sure what the park capacity limits will be like during that time. If there are capacity limits, crowds may be lower than years past. Stay tuned for more details! Overall though, if your top priority is to experience everything you can, then planning for three days wouldn't hurt if you can swing it.

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Mar 16, 2021 at 7:17 p.m. Kacey Darnell Says...

when WILL Halloween NIGHTS OF HORROR TICKETS GO ON SALE

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Mar 16, 2021 at 2:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kacey!

No dates have been released just yet, but we've got our eyes and ears open! We'll be sure to update as soon as they're on sale so you can hop on it :)

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Apr 30, 2021 at 2:55 p.m. bekki Says...

Have the dates for purchasing the tickets been released as of yet?

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Apr 30, 2021 at 9:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bekki,

Not yet! We'll keep you updated once we hear more.

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Mar 5, 2021 at 9:35 p.m. Patches Coffman Says...

I understand that the daytime express pass doesn't work during HHN, but does the HHN pass include rides and houses, or just the houses? And how close do they usually have people enter the houses precovid years? I don't want to have a nonstop line of people in front and rear of me cause scares can be hit or miss.

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Mar 9, 2021 at 9:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patches!

Yes, the HHN Express Pass includes both rides AND houses! :) Pre-COVID, there was a pretty steady stream of people, so we generally had someone both in front of and behind us. This is a new year, with new operating procedures, so this year may be different. We'll keep you posted as we hear more!

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Oct 13, 2020 at 12:12 p.m. Molly O Says...

Is it worth taking our kids to Universal in October if we do NOT wish to attend HHN? Will we get less time in the parks? We are hoping to pop on over to WDW for the MNNSHP for a night if possible. Thanks!!

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Oct 13, 2020 at 11:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Molly!

We think so! Generally, Islands of Adventure stays open later than Universal Studios Florida during HHN time, so you should still be able to get in some good ride time :)

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Sep 11, 2020 at 2:12 p.m. Lisa Greene Says...

We have attended the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party but we have never attended this one at Universal. I just wonder if it would be too scary for my 8-year-old son.

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Sep 11, 2020 at 9:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

We generally advise that only older kiddos attend, since HHN can be pretty intense, even for adults :) We leave our kiddos at home for this one.

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Jul 10, 2020 at 10:28 p.m. Juan Says...

We're expecting to arrive Sat 10/31 and planning to visit HHN30 both Sat and Sun 11/1 which is the last night this year. If we get one of the in-advance tickets they're currently selling, can we visit the Park both days? I don't fully understand what blockout dates mean (Saturday 31/1 is one of them). Is it worth to get an express pass too?

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Jul 13, 2020 at 5:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Juan,

If you are talking about the Buy an Event Night, Get a Second Free that Universal is offering, the answer is that you would be able to use the ticket for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Halloween Horror Nights. This is only for the special event and thus only includes Universal Studios Florida during the event. If you wish to visit the other park, you would need to purchase separate theme park admission.

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Jun 28, 2020 at 5:18 p.m. Jacqueline B Says...

We will be arriving at Universal Studios at 3:00 pm and staying for HHN that same evening (we have a regular park ticket and a separate HHN ticket). When the park closes at 5pm, will any of the restaurants be open to eat dinner between 5pm and 6:30 pm ? I understand you can stay in holding, but can you eat dinner as well?

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Jun 29, 2020 at 12:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jacqueline,

Yes! Typically, there are restaurants open in the holding area. Finnegan's is usually open in the NY area, and several restaurants are open in the Simpsons area.

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May 27, 2020 at 2:55 a.m. Wanda Moore Says...

How much are the tickets for Halloween Horror Night?

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May 27, 2020 at 9:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wanda!

The price can fluctuate based on the date, but these tend to range from $70-$120 or so. Hope this helps!

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May 22, 2020 at 11:09 p.m. Lisa Says...

Stupid question but confused on the prices....if we want to go to universal during the day and stay for HHN, whats the price for universal since it’s half a day there? Do they offer a ticket for both attractions....day universal and HHN?

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May 26, 2020 at 8:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

If you'd like to head to Universal during the day and Halloween Horror Nights in the evening, you'd need admission to both the park(s) and the event. Last year, Universal offered a Scream Early ticket that allowed Universal Studios Florida admission starting at 3 p.m., plus entry to HHN. Not all tickets for this year's event have been released, but we're keeping our eyes peeled for ticket options and will be sure to update this post accordingly once we know more! :)

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May 27, 2020 at 3:45 a.m. Lisa Says...

Thanks for replying!! Seems so expensive to pay full admission to universal to only stay open till 5:00 and then have to pay over $80 for HHN. Lol. Would be way to expensive for family of 4 lol

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Mar 17, 2020 at 3:13 p.m. Marc Says...

Hello. We were thinking of visiting Universal Studios Florida on Friday 10/23 and Monday 10/26 (before our return flight at 7pm), but do not want to do the Halloween Night. Do you know how long the park will be open for visitors who did not purchase the Halloween ticket? Do they kick us out at a certain time? Does the Halloween night impact any rides during the regular park days (as in they are closed because they are setup for Halloween Night, or other changes that they do to serve Halloween Night)? What should we consider if we just want to visit the parks as a regular visitor and not do the Halloween Night? Thank you.

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Mar 19, 2020 at 4:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marc,

Typically on event nights the park closes to regular guests at 5 p.m. There should be no impact to rides.

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Oct 30, 2019 at 8:48 p.m. Karen Cazares Says...

I’m going in a few mins to the HHN event. I bought my ticket on Groupon is this the only ticket I need or do I also need ticket for the actual studios? Also how much is parking?

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Oct 31, 2019 at 3:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen!

You should only need your Groupon ticket. Parking is $26 for general admission, or free after 10 p.m. Have fun!

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Oct 29, 2019 at 8:04 p.m. Anna B Says...

How busy do you anticipate it being on Halloween with it being a Thursday night

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Oct 29, 2019 at 4:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna!

Halloween tends to be pretty busy - we're expecting a 7/10 in terms of crowds.

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Oct 30, 2019 at 12:07 a.m. Anna B Says...

If you hade to choose Thursday night 10/31 or Friday night 11/1 which do you think would be less busy

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Oct 30, 2019 at 1:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna!

Great question! It's really a toss up - Halloween will be busy, but Friday will, as well! If we had to guess, we'd say Halloween night will be slightly less busy than Friday.

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Oct 28, 2019 at 8:01 a.m. Joseph Paul Says...

I just Love Orlando and Its Halloween Nights. Last year I watched horror nights in a show.

Just in case anyone who is buying tickets for it I would recommend to use pure vpn service while onlline shopping. I just some how remained safe from a hacker. so please be safe. Thanks :)

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Oct 19, 2019 at 1:54 a.m. Doggie Says...

What do you expect the crowds to be like on Nov 1 & 2? Generally, after Halloween is a great time to go. However, this year the only HHN days after Halloween are on a Friday and Saturday. How busy do you think it will be on those days? Thanks.

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Oct 21, 2019 at 1:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Doggie!

We have the exact same thoughts - generally, those are great times to go, but with it being a Friday and Saturday, we think things will be busier than usual! According to our Crowd Calendar, those dates are forecast to be a 6 and 7 out of 10, respectively. If you do go, make sure you hop back to update us!

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Oct 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Susan Says...

If you’re in the park in a holding zone before 5:00. You can get to see all 4 of the major houses in the front In less than 2 hrs on a Saturday as we did. We then makes our way to the back and did more. So on October 26th we got in holding zone at 4:30 and we got to see 8 out of 10 houses and went on 4

Rides and got to eat dinner as well

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Oct 31, 2020 at 2:07 p.m. Lisa Says...

What time did you head home ?

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Oct 17, 2019 at 2:57 p.m. Michael Says...

Will there be horror nights in 2020?

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Oct 17, 2019 at 10:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael!

Dates haven't been confirmed yet, but we'd bet on yes :)

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Oct 14, 2019 at 11:44 p.m. Rose Says...

Hi Leap!

We are planning to get a park hopper for IOA and USF and then would like to go to HHN! Just wanted to know if it is possible to to get back to IOA after the HHN begins.

Thanks!

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Oct 16, 2019 at 8:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rose!

Yes, it is possible to return to IOA until that park closes (which is usually until 8 p.m.). However, if you plan to go on Oct. 24, IOA closes at 7 p.m., and on Oct. 29 & Nov. 1, IOA closes at 6 p.m. Just to be sure to hold onto your HHN ticket, so you can re-enter over there!

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Oct 14, 2019 at 2:18 p.m. Auston Harper Says...

Do you know ware the neon people got their costumes from if so can you please let me know -Auston

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Oct 12, 2019 at 4:42 p.m. Leslie Says...

How do we know which rides will be open tonight? Tickets purchased.

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Oct 15, 2019 at 9:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leslie!

The rides open during Halloween Horror Nights are TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Revenge of the Mummy, Men in Black Alien Attack, Fast & Furious – Supercharged and The Simpsons Ride (open select event nights only). Hope you had a great time!

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Oct 12, 2019 at 2:07 a.m. Ann Says...

Can you list the house the scariest to least scary. Also, I have and 11 year old daughter who loves Halloween and Haunted Houses. She does not scary easy at all and has been to haunted house before and been perfectly fine. I know it says not recommended under 13 but can she go tough the houses. If so are there any you would recommend her not doing? She really wants to go and didn’t want to make her feel left out because she is the youngest and can’t go with the rest of the family

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Oct 15, 2019 at 3:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ann!

Your 11 year old is able to go, but we don't recommend it, as some can be pretty scary. Ghostbusters should be the least scariest (though there may be a little language involved), then Killer Klowns. House of 1000 Corpses and Nightingales are both very gory (and we saw a grown man crying outside of Nightingales, so we'd suggest she sit that one out). Graveyard Games is very dark, and Depths of Fear was very loud (but got the most screams from us). Since you and your daughter know what she can handle best, we'd suggest checking out our YouTube channel to watch videos of the houses first to see what they are like first hand.

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Oct 9, 2019 at 3:14 p.m. Johnny Says...

Very excited. Wife and I are going tonight, it’s the only night we can go because of work and kids but it’s supposed to rain all night! What can we do?

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Oct 9, 2019 at 4:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Johnny!

Hooray for date night! So sorry about the rainy day, but it may actually thin out the crowds a little. The event will happen rain or shine, though the rain may temporarily close some of the scare zones. We'd pack your poncho or umbrella and stake out some places to grab a drink or a snack together in the event that you'd rather duck out of the elements for a bit. Have a great time!

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Oct 9, 2019 at 4:13 a.m. tom Says...

Did all 10 houses without express past saturday and finished all 10 by 9:30 paid for the scream early ticket and it was worth every penny. Do the popular houses first and then head straight to the back of the park before 7pm Finished all 10 no problem. Longest wait was 15 minutes

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Oct 9, 2019 at 8:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Super hopful, Tom - thanks for sharing!

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Oct 8, 2019 at 8:13 p.m. LaToya Says...

Hi,

What if it rains? Will they close the houses? I can imagine the scare zones will close but just was wondering.

Thanks

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Oct 9, 2019 at 4:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi LaToya!

The event will be hoppening rain or shine, though the Scare Zones may close temporarily when it rains, like you mentioned, but the rest should remain open!

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Oct 8, 2019 at 2:28 p.m. Sam V Says...

Hello! I bought the scream early pass that allows you to go in at 3pm-5pm then held in a holding area. But I want to also see the opening ceremony and from what I’m reading it doesn’t look like the early pass will allow me to see it. Do you know the best way to get in the front to see the opening ceremony? And how/where the opening ceremony takes place?

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Oct 10, 2019 at 12:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sam!

Unlike Halloween Horror Nights in Los Angeles, the opening ceremony for Halloween Horror Nights Orlando is a little more informal. You may see some scare actors welcoming people at the gate, but there's not anything official that takes place. We'd opt for early entry versus trying to hop outside of the park to see it :)

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Oct 1, 2019 at 9 p.m. Hanna Says...

Hi!

The half price Express Pass, are those only available in park at the Kiosk? I couldn't find info online to purchase.

Thanks for such a wonderful, helpful article.

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Oct 3, 2019 at 8:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Hanna!

You are so welcome - thanks for hopping by! That's correct; these are only available at the event (if not sold out). There’s a bunch of small stands inside and outside of the park. You also don’t have to wait until 11 p.m. to purchase (you can buy once you get there, but just can’t use them until the specified time). They ARE subject to availability though, so be sure to hop on them quickly!

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Oct 1, 2019 at 3:24 a.m. Chris Says...

Which is the best alcoholic drink? Thanks! :)

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Oct 1, 2019 at 4:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

There are four specialty cocktails: the Blood Pit and Vampires Curse were favorites, although if you like gin, the Saturn was also great! They were fruity, but not too sweet. We also loved the Dufftobestfest beer at the Duff Beer stand. It’s served during Oktoberfest season all day long. We also like going into Diagon Alley and grabbing one of their specialty beers (such as the Dragon Scale) — they're about the same price as the domestic beers served at the beer tents (although the line is typically shorter) but you get more of a craft beer. Last but not least, if you want a standard cocktail, we found that going into Finnegans was the best option for a quick AC break and strong drinks. Enjoy!

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Sep 30, 2019 at 9:36 p.m. Andy o Says...

I have a balance problem and use a walking stick for balance is this a problem bringinging my stick inside?

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Oct 2, 2019 at 4:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andy!

This should be toadally fine! Have a great time.

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Sep 30, 2019 at 3:46 a.m. RM Says...

Will be visiting for 1 day, Halloween. Imagine this is the busiest day possible. If I wanted to see all 10 houses, would the R.I.P Tour be the best way to guarantee that to happen, and will it? Or even with the R.I.P be subjected to express wait times?

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Sep 30, 2019 at 10:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

If you can swing it, we think it's worth considering for that night. If you do choose to go on the R.I.P. tour, you'll get front-of-the-line access, bypassing guests with Express Passes as well.

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Sep 30, 2019 at 12:53 a.m. Mari Says...

Hello! I suffer greatly from claustrophobia, but I hate the idea of not trying the houses. Can you leave a house once you’re in it if it proves to confining for those with my condition? Thank you!

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Oct 1, 2019 at 8:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mari,

We love your attitude. You're right — it never hurts to try! Yes, there are team members at various points inside the houses, and they are more than hoppy to help you exit if needed.

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Sep 29, 2019 at 7:28 p.m. Alexis Says...

Are disposable cameras allowed inside the park?

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Sep 30, 2019 at 9:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alexis!

They are - just be sure to turn your flash off!

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Sep 29, 2019 at 5:17 p.m. Amanda Says...

I’m going to HHN tonight and we’re doing Islands Of Adventure (i think that’s what it’s called) during the day and then we have a ticket for HHN i’m universal can we still ride rides there even tho we have a one park ticket used for Islands?

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Sep 30, 2019 at 10:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

Yes, select rides and attractions are open at Universal Studios during Halloween Horror Nights.

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Sep 27, 2019 at 11:43 p.m. Brian Says...

Hi!

Just a quick question. If we purchase the Halloween Horror Nights tickets from Undercover Tourist for October 29th, will we be able to purchase the express pass from the Universal Studios website for the exact same day or are there restrictions in which you have to purchase both the Halloween Horror Night tickets and the express pass from Universal Studios website?

Thank you for your help!

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Oct 4, 2019 at 2:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian!

That's correct - you can purchase Express directly through Universal even if you purchased tickets for the event itself from Undercover Tourist :) Have a great time!

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Sep 24, 2019 at 12:11 a.m. Tracy Says...

We are staying at a partner hotel and early park admission is included with our package. Does that apply to HHN and if so what time?

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Sep 24, 2019 at 2:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tracy!

The Early Park Admission privileges do not apply to HHN.

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