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Your Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

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Summary

Just like your recurring nightmare, Halloween Horror Nights returns year after year to haunt Universal Studios Florida. To get you ready for the nation's premier scare event, we bring you everything we know about Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights. From the terror-filled haunted houses to the sinister scare zones, learn what you should expect and how to navigate this popular event!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Marathon of Mayhem: Carnage Factory Show from 2021

 

Overview of Halloween Horror Nights

It's only June, but the most creative minds at Universal Orlando Resort are currently in the middle of brewing up the haunted houses, scare zones and more for Halloween Horror Nights 31. Keep hopping back to his blog as more information about the event is released, if you dare.

Halloween Horror Nights 2022 Dates and Tickets

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Entrance

The event runs select nights from September through November at Universal Studios Florida. In 2022, Halloween Horror Nights will kick off Sept. 2 and run until Oct. 31. The event typically lasts from 6:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. or 2 a.m (usually, with October dates running an hour later than September dates). 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. The 2022 event dates are:

  • Sept. 2-4, 7-11, 15-18, 21-25, 28-30
  • Oct. 1-2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-31

It's important to note that Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event. You can now get discounted single-night tickets through us, frogs!

An HHN ticket will not get you into the theme parks during regular hours. No need to worry, though! We also 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. Universal Studios Florida generally closes at 5 p.m. for those not staying for the event (though Universal's Islands of Adventure will maintain its normal closing time if you have a park-to-park ticket and would like to hop). 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! If you can't get enough screams in one night, there are usually multi-night tickets available directly through Universal Orlando. Stay tuned for HHN Express passes, R.I.P. tours and Behind-the-Screams tours.

Best Dates to Attend

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 (which we'll get into later). 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 Orlando Special Experiences

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - The Storyteller Scissors

For the past couple of HHN events, Universal Orlando Resort hotel guests have had access to limited themed experiences at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Last year, Jack the Clown and other HHN icons took over in a "Jack'd Up" experience.

Those looking for an enhanced Halloween Horror Nights experience might consider one or two scary good add-ons which take you through the gauntlet of ghastly creatures and a multitude of menacing maniacs. The R.I.P. Tour is a guided experience that grants V.I.P. access to everything Halloween Horror Nights has to offer. The tour includes one-time entry to all of the houses, reserved seating at select shows, Universal Express Unlimited ride access at all participating rides and attractions for the date of your tour, a pre-tour reception in Cafe La Bamba, access to exclusive cash bar locations, complimentary valet parking and a commemorative tour credential, lanyard and pin.

There's also a Private R.I.P Tour option which grants you and up to nine other frogs all the same perks as the regular R.I.P Tour, plus UNLIMITED priority V.I.P. entry to all the houses, a customizable itinerary and a My Universal Photos 3-Day photo package.

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 rooms in select houses.

Halloween Horror Nights 2022 Touring Plan

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.

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.

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 2021, we were able to knock out two houses before the event officially started at 6:30 p.m (on a Thursday night in September).

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

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 the 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 R.I.P. Tour (only sold through Universal).

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Map

This was the official map for Halloween Horror Nights 2021! Keep in mind that the queues get quite long for the houses closest to the front gates. Waits for houses in the back of the park are typically shorter early in the evening but build throughout the night.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022 Houses

Universal Orlando has started announcing the houses for Halloween Horror Nights 2022! We'll keep this list updated as houses continue to be announced:

Universal Monsters: Legends Collide

After the electrifying success of "The Bride of Frankenstein Lives" last year, Universal is diving back into the world of its beloved creepy creatures with "Universal Monsters: Legends Collide." Travel back to the 19th century in this all-new and original maze where you'll come face-to-fangs with three horror icons of the silver screen: Dracula, The Wolf Man and The Mummy.

The full moon is rising and this triple threat of terror are looking for The Amulet of Ra, a powerful artifact that could not only lift The Wolf Man of his curse ... but help The Mummy and Dracula to rule mankind. Watch out because all three monsters have been pitted against each other on a bloody collision course of chaos — and you're about to be caught in the crossfire.

Halloween

If there's one thing we know about Michael Myers ... it's that he always come back. Based on John Carpenter's 1978 slasher classic, frogs will wander through this maze which will take you through The Shape's dilapidated home as you relive iconic moments from the film. Beware because this knife-wielding maniac will stop at nothing to get his long-awaited revenge. Do you have what it takes to survive an encounter with the "embodiment of pure evil"?

The Horrors of Blumhouse

Inspired by the new supernatural thriller, "The Black Phone," and horror-comedy, "Freaky," you'll need to outrun TWO serial killers, The Grabber, a demented magician, and The Butcher, who has switched bodies with a teenage girl. Escape The Grabber's "fun" house where ghostly whispers try to help you escape, and watch out for The Butcher, who is on the hunt for her next victim.

While we await the other house announcements, check out our video of one of the most chilling houses from last year, "The Haunting of Hill House."

Halloween Horror Nights Scare Zones

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)! We do not have information on the 2022 scare zones, but take a look at the ones from 2021.

Crypt TV

The delightfully devious monsters from Crypt TV have made their way out of the television screens and onto the streets of San Francisco. We saw infamous fiends including the Look-See, Sunny Family Cult, Harclaw, Miss Annity, the Girl in the Woods, the Door in the Woods, Itsy Bitsy, Soot, Milk & Cookies, Shelley and the Birch.

Halloween Horror Nights - Crypt TV

Each set piece and costume was marvelously crafted and brought us right into the world of these menacing monsters. We didn't see any scare actors roaming freely around in here but this scare zone is proof some things can be terrifying even when they're standing right in front of you.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - 30 Years 30 Fears

30 Years, 30 Fears

Now that you've entered, there's no turning back. Production Central, as always, is home to the very first scare zone you'll encounter, and last year, the malevolent monsters from HHN's past took over. Jack, Lady Luck, the Storyteller, Chance and all of their fearsome fellow icons returned — and scared the living daylights out of us once again.

There wasn't a better welcome to HHN than raging metal music, bright bursts of pyro, sinister stilt-walkers, devilish dancers and, yes, that iconic and blinding fog. This scare zone was short but perfectly nostalgic as posters of our favorite icons welcomed us back to Halloween Horror Nights for its petrifying pearl anniversary.

Seek And Destroy

The Controller sees all on the embattled streets of New York. A ruthless alien cyber regime has taken over and their renewable energy source is downright terrifying. Humans have become fuel in this apocalyptic city, leaving you with only two options: Submit to the Controller or be destroyed.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Seek and Destroy

This scare zone was the closest we got to feeling like a crash landing in a dystopian future. An army of faceless soldiers patrolled the streets with clubs and chainsaws while the Controller and his cyborg queen recruited loyal subjects from the stage. This simple yet effective scare zone was incredibly innovative and quite possibly our favorite of the event.

Gorewood Forest

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Terra Queen

The Terra Queen is back ... and she's coming to reclaim her throne and remake the world in her terrifying image. Sixteen years after the horrific sacrifices of Terra Cruentus, you're invited to return to the Gorewood Forest in Central Park, a realm of transformation where the queen's menacing minions are on the hunt for fresh blood to feed her ever-growing power.

From hidden tree-dwellers to people-sized rats, the creatures that lurked in the fog of the forest were truly terra-fying. The pièce de résistance of this scare zone, though, was the ruthless ruler herself who stood on her pedestal, daring us to enter her domain.

Lights, Camera, Hacktion: Eddie's Revenge

Halloween Horror Nights - Treaks and Foons

After last appearing at HHN 25, Jack's brother, Eddie, has returned and transformed the streets of Hollywood into his own personal film set. On a mission to make the goriest sequel "La La Land" has ever seen, he has cast vampires, evil clowns, creatures from the watery depths and other gruesome beings from past events. Get ready for your short — and painful — cameo.

Invasion. Vamp 55. Treaks and Foons. These were just a few of the former scare zones Eddie brought back with him to help him seek his revenge. The neglected icon was certainly the centerpiece of this scare zone but he was surrounded by some of the best characters HHN had to offer last year. This area was chaotically delightful, wonderfully nostalgic and, of course, filled with the satisfying sound of chainsaws.

Halloween Horror Nights Entertainment

Every year, Universal produces two spectacular shows which are perfect places to take a break from the terror. One takes place at the lagoon and is a thrilling combination of projections, water and music and the other takes place on the former Fear Factor Live stage. The shows for 2022 have yet to be announced, so in the meantime, here's a look at the eerie entertainment that graced last year's event:

Marathon of Mayhem: Carnage Factory

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Carnage Factory

A terrifying show that celebrated the top names in horror and HHN history came to life each night in Universal Studios’ lagoon with images that will forever haunt our nightmares.

A horror rock opera celebrating ghosts, gore and all things ghastly, Carnage Factory was a feast for the eyes and ears. In his quest to extract our fear, Jack brought along his fellow icons, unleashed Universal's Monsters, welcomed us to Hill House and sent chainsaw-wielding Leatherface chasing after us. The water effects were top-notch (especially when they turned red emulating blood gushing out of the lagoon) and the metal remixes that provided the soundtrack had us banging our heads all the way through.

Halloween Nightmare Fuel

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Nightmare Fuel

A fiery new show ignited Halloween Horror Nights 30, featuring nocturnal creatures, aerialists of the night and frightful fire performers. This epic performance was set to pulse-pounding rock, metal and electronica music that was loud enough to drown out the screams.

Nightmare Fuel told the story of a young man trying to escape the horrors that haunt him in his sleep. The stage was literally set ablaze as incredible performers took us inside the man's darkest nightmares with rockin' dance moves and mind-blowing magic tricks that left our jaws hanging.

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. (Note that the regular Express Pass does not work during Halloween Horror Nights — if you want to skip the ride lines during the event, you'll need an HHN Express Pass.)

These are the rides remained open during Halloween Horror Nights 30:

Check out the event map for attraction closing times, and schedule in 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

Note: Some of the rides may close up to two hours prior to the end of the event. For example, Diagon Alley, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D and Rip Ride Rockit usually close early.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Dining and Merchandise

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Pizza Fries

Munch on the iconic Pizza Fries (crinkle-cut fries topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and sausage) or its sister snack — the S'mores Fries (sweet potato fries, marshmallow, chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs).

Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Jack'd Donut Slider

As always, many of the houses even have their own dedicated food kiosk and last year's booths killed it. The fiendish Tooth Fairies came for our cavities with sweet treats such as Monte Cristo Waffle Sticks and Shattered Glass Candied Apples. Jack the Clown served up circus-themed favorites, including Dr. Pinetti's Confetti Battered Oreos and Tiny's Twinkies. The Crain family hosted a tea party from Hell with items such as Jalapeño Popper Sandwiches and Luke's Grilled Cheese. The Pumpkin Lord cooked up some gourd-themed grub in the form of Pumpkin Guts and Field of Screams Gyoza. Just look at that Jack'd Donut Slider!

What about alcoholic beverages, you ask? Well, there are plenty of liquid courage concoctions to wash down your fear. Last year, we tried the Arnold Palmer-based Poison Tea Party and the refreshing and fruity Ghoul Juice (both of which had a hint of allspice in them). For the fearless teens, Fanta created three exclusive Flavorween mixes for the event that we were able to get at Coca-Cola Freestyle machines around the park: Fanta Grape Goblin, Fanta Orange Jack-O-Lantern and Fanta Strawberry Scary Skull.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Frankenstein Cupcake

Universal Studios' Classic Monster Cafe served up classic German dishes such as Reibekuchen (potato pancakes with applesauce) and beautifully dichromatic ice cream cones. And you can always go to Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store for desserts galore.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Tribute Store

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 2022. You can usually look for T-shirts and other ghoulish delights in the Tribute Store in Universal Studios Florida which will open closer to the start of the event. Last year, the Five and Dime store in the Hollywood section of the park had shirts, posters, backpacks and more from the HHN preview merchandise display.

Also, in Islands of Adventure, there was a new All Hallows Eve Boutique. This new merchandise spot was like a mini Tribute Store — complete with jack-o-lanterns and skeletons around every corner — and was the perfect place to pick up T-shirts celebrating some of last year’s Halloween Horror Nights houses including Beetlejuice and the famous HHN icons, as well as cups, hats, socks, blankets and pumpkin spice sauces.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Tips

1. 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!

2. Consider an Express Pass

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Express Kiosk

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 houses 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 it only works after 11 p.m. Just keep in mind that both of these Express Pass options are subject to availability.

3. Arrive Early

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Hotel Guest Entrance

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 also usually have a dedicated line from 6:30 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.

4. Leave the Kids at Home 

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.

5. Leave Your Costumes and Masks at Home

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Crypt Scare Actor

Universal won't let you in with them. Plus there are enough costumed creatures inside the park!

6. Dress Light and Stay Hydrated

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 30. Wear cool, comfortable clothes.

On top of being deceptively hot and humid, Halloween Horror Nights is a pretty intense event. Bring a water bottle to make staying cool a breeze and save money. Only bottled water is available.

7. Only Bring 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. 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!

8. 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.

9. 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 2021 dining options (in addition to food and beverage carts):

  • TODAY Cafe
  • Universal Studios Classic Monsters Café
  • Bone Chillin'
  • Jack’s Place and Carnival Courtyard
  • Finnegan's Bar & Grill
  • Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
  • Häagen-Dazs
  • Louie's Italian Restaurant
  • Richter's Burger Co.
  • Mel's DIE-IN (Mel's Drive-In)
  • Beverly Hills Boulangerie
  • Starbucks
  • The Fountain of Fair Fortune
  • Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour
  • The Hopping Pot
  • Fast Food Boulevard
  • KidZone Pizza Company

10. Splurge on Snacks

If you have time to dedicate to fun food and drinks, check out the event-exclusive goodies. Eating (and Instagramming, TBH) these goodies is always enjoyable.

11. Watch Out for the Creatures 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.

12. Respect the Scare Actors

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 just ask if you really feel the need. They'll usually be happy to pose for (or with!) you.

Halloween Horror Nights - Hacktion Scare Actor

Are you planning on attending Halloween Horror Nights Orlando in 2022? What questions do you have for us about the event? Share in the comments below. 

Related: Halloween Horror Nights Early Entry

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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.

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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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Sep 23, 2019 at 7:25 p.m. Alyssa Says...

Hi there!

I am going to HHN this October, however I am light-sensitive to strobe lights from my epilepsy.

I always go to haunted houses and Busch Gardens HowlOScream and make our fine.

***But are CAUTION signs posted at each house/scare zone?

Much appreciated! ????

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Sep 27, 2019 at 9:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alyssa,

Yes, there are caution signs outside each of the haunted houses! We don't remember seeing any outside of the scare zones. They have some flashing lights (specifically Vanity Ball), but no intense strobe effects.

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Sep 23, 2019 at 3:44 p.m. Lacey Says...

Is Diagon Ally and all the shops open during HHN? We really want to spend time at Harry Potter world and that’s about it so HHN seemed a good time.

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Sep 24, 2019 at 2:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lacey!

Select stores and restaurants are open in Diagon Alley during Halloween Horror Nights. The ride may close early, around 11 p.m. If you’re going to Halloween Horror Nights solely for Diagon Alley, we’d advise against spending the extra money and put that money towards Express instead or hop over on a day with low projected crowds.

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Sep 20, 2019 at 1:39 p.m. Annamarie Says...

So I'm surprising my husband by taking him to horror nights, we haven't been since our kids were small (I'm talking like 14 years) and I wasn't into the haunted houses then n still am not now but I'm doing it for him (bc I'm a big scaredy cat ????). Can I get some advice on how to not totally freak out in the houses and is it true that they don't touch you? That's my biggest fear but i think that if they really don't, I'll probably be ok! I really am looking forward to it!! Thanks for any advice!

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Sep 20, 2019 at 12:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Annamarie!

We toadally understand - the event is definitely cut out for the bravest of frogs! The scare actors DO NOT touch you. Look out for holes in the walls and listen to screams in front of you – that way you can expect a scare. Have a great time!

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Oct 21, 2019 at 9:56 p.m. Mark Says...

I would mention that from lots of experience in Haunted attractions that the biggest danger is another patron nearby you jumping and flailing about in the dark. You could easily get hit by someone else reacting to a creature and if you jump and flail yourself, you could hit something hard in the dark like a wall or prop.

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Sep 18, 2019 at 6:42 p.m. James P Says...

I will be flying in late my first night. How late will they let you enter through the turnstile on a night where HHN closes at 1 AM? Maybe I can get the Taxi to drop me off at the Valet Parking area to shorten the walk over?

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Sep 20, 2019 at 9:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi James!

They tend to stop admitting guests about half an hour before HHN closes that evening. Otherwise, you should be good to go!

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Sep 16, 2019 at 5:05 p.m. Soniya Says...

Hi Leap! Hope I didn’t miss my question already being answered in the comments. My husband and I are planning to go to HHN for 1 night either Oct 26 or Nov 2 (I know it’ll be super busy!). My main goal is seeing the Stranger Things haunted house, and however many others I can squeeze in after. I don’t want to explore the park earlier, just want to attend HHN. And don’t plan to go on rides. Would you recommend Fast Pass or Early Entry add-on if I don’t want to pay for reg park admission? And if I want to have lesser wait times only because it’s annoying?

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Sep 16, 2019 at 12:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Soniya!

Because it will be super busy, and to maximize the amount of houses you can hop to while minimizing wait times, we'd definitely suggest Express Pass if you can swing it.

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Sep 15, 2019 at 6:56 p.m. Sam Says...

We have annual passes and have guests coming into town that do not. We are not interested in doing the HHN. Will we still be able to go to both Universal and Islands of Adventure Friday morning and afternoon?

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Sep 16, 2019 at 12:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sam!

Yes, both parks are open during the day. USF closes for HHN at 5pm, but IOA is usually open until 9pm (but double check park hours). Have fun!

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Sep 15, 2019 at 3:38 p.m. Shadowballer Says...

Hello,

Thanks for all of the great info! Does the R.I.P ticket include BOTH stage shows?

Thanks much

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Sep 20, 2019 at 9:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

The RIP Tour definitely includes the Academy of Villains show, but reserved seating at the Halloween Marathon of Mayhem show will only be included in certain private tours. Hope this helps!

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Sep 15, 2019 at 12:51 p.m. Rebecca Says...

I have a question about the houses. My husband can’t me around strobe lighting and such for medical reasons. Are there lots of this in the haunted houses. We don’t want to pay the extra money if we won’t be able to do much bc of medical reasons. Thanks to anyone that can help!

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Sep 16, 2019 at 12:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca!

The majority of the houses DO have the strobe lighting, so we'd recommend saving that extra cash for a regular park day instead.

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Sep 13, 2019 at 5:18 p.m. Phylicia Says...

We are planning a visit in October and would like to hit bot MNSSH and HHN along with Epcot Food and Wine, but looking to get the best bang for our buck. If we attend HHN is it like MNSSH and you can enter and ride rides during those hours or is it just the houses?

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Sep 13, 2019 at 1:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Phylicia!

How fun! For HHN, select rides are open during the event, but not all, including TRANSFORMERS, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Revenge of the Mummy, Men in Black Alien Attack, Fast & Furious and The Simpsons Ride (open select event nights only). Have a great time!

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Sep 13, 2019 at 4:21 p.m. Marcie S Says...

Hi!

I’m trying to figure out my theme park strategy for 10/11 and 10/12. A group of us are going to HHN on 10/11 and don’t know if we should do universal studios throughout the day and then just IOA on the 12th. We were originally going to do IOA during the day on 10/11 and then HHN at universal at night but not sure if that’s too ambitious (ie get through the major rides). We do have someone in our party with a disability so we will have the assisted pass for the group. What are your thoughts?

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Sep 13, 2019 at 4:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marcie!

We’d suggest hopping to USF on the 11th (including HHN) and IOA on the 12th, just to make sure you all get to see everything! There are a few rides (like Gringotts, Rip Ride Rockit, Mummy) open during HHN, but rides like Despicable Me and Jimmy Fallon are not running, so that’s something else to keep in mind. With it being a Friday night in October (closer to Halloween), HHN will likely be much busier. Have a great time!

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Sep 12, 2019 at 12:40 p.m. Ronda Says...

So my family is coming in Saturday afternoon and we're staying until Tuesday night at Portofino's. We have purchased a buy two get three free tickets. We originally were coming into late Saturday night but our flight time is changed and we're actually going to be able to go to the parks around 3. I'm now just reading that'll be a Halloween party 11/2/19.

We did not purchase the water park tickets, only Adventure Park to Adventure Park. Not sure if I want to spend the money for the Halloween party I'm sure adult teens would love this.

Will be be able to access the parks for a couple hours before the Halloween party is to save money or should we just splurge and do the Halloween party? My concern is a staying up so late and then having to get up early the next day to get the full use of the park. Any suggestions or tips would be appreciated and I'm very grateful. This is our first time going to Universal.

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Sep 13, 2019 at 1:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ronda!

This is a tough one! This largely depends on what your family likes to do, and what sort of value you think those two hours are on your first day's visit :) Yes, you'd be able to access the park between 3 and 5 p.m. on HHN night before the parks close to the general public. However, if your adult teens would love HHN, then it may be worth spending a little extra to stay (and having to get them out of bed extra early in the morning!). Others in the Frog Pond may be able to weigh in with their own experiences to help you weigh the pros and cons - either way, have fun!

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Sep 11, 2019 at 9:56 p.m. Mariah Says...

A little off topic from HHN, but I've been looking all over and can't really seem to find anything helpful. I was wondeirng if anyone could give a round about, safe number for spending money for two people. We are going from October 27-November 1. Everything is paid for (hotel, park tickets, HHN tickets, fast passes, meal plans, photos, ect.). We were thinking $1,500 to cover extra meals, alcohol, souvenirs, ect. Thank you!

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Sep 11, 2019 at 3 p.m. Fabiana Says...

Planning on going to Universal and Halloween Night. My husband and daughter are super excited. But maybe me and my son would prefer not to go into the houses or get too scared. Is it possible to just enjoy it while walking around and going to the rides. Or that will be also too scary?

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Sep 11, 2019 at 4:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Fabiana!

There are scare actors and zones around the park, even as you're walking from area to area, so while you can avoid the houses, it may be a little too scary for folks who aren't wanting to be spooked :) We'd suggest having a fun visit during the day with your son and leaving your husband and daughter to enjoy the thrills and chills at night!

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Sep 10, 2019 at 7:56 p.m. Michiel Says...

Thanks for this useful info. Are the showtimes for Academy of Villains published somewhere?

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Sep 13, 2019 at 8:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michiel,

The showtimes for Academy of Villains are at 8, 9, 10:30 and 11:45 p.m.!

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Sep 8, 2019 at 4:39 p.m. Emily Says...

If I buy an express pass is it $89 on top of the ticket for event admittance?

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Sep 9, 2019 at 10:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily,

That's correct - the Express Pass comes in addition to the entry fee.

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Sep 13, 2019 at 2:36 a.m. Dawn Says...

The express pass for HHN, is it also for the rides?

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Sep 13, 2019 at 1:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dawn!

The Express Pass for HHN is valid for the select rides that are open during the event, including TRANSFORMERS, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Revenge of the Mummy, Men in Black Alien Attack, Fast & Furious and The Simpsons (on select nights).

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Sep 23, 2019 at 1:42 p.m. Angeline Lein Says...

Me and my husband have express passes for horror nights this weekend Fri Sept 27th and sat the 28th what rides will be open those days? The harry potter?

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Sep 23, 2019 at 9:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angeline!

The rides available during HHN 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 (on select event nights).

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Sep 8, 2019 at 6:36 a.m. Lauren R Says...

Thank you so much for all of the information!!! You rock!

We are planning to go on Wed 9/25 and were thinking about NOT doing express because it isnt a peak day. If we changed our minds, do you know if express is available for purchase later? Or would you recommend just getting it now? Thank you so much in advance :)

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Sep 10, 2019 at 9:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren!

Thanks so much for the high praise - and for hopping by! Our answer largely depends on whether or not you want to hit all of the houses. If so, we’d recommend getting express in advance to be safe. Theoretically, all of the houses would need to have waits of 35 minutes or less to hit all 10 in 6 hours. If you’re OK with missing a few but still hit the majority of them, you can upgrade to express in the park, though these are limited and can sell out. Hope this helps!

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Sep 4, 2019 at 5:14 p.m. Eric you Says...

well universal studios Orlando Florida has not been doing any Halloween horror nights related tweets or anything on face book or instant gram or on their official blog for days what is going on but mike's social media is still active along with other of the accounts of the creators of this years Halloween horror nights in both parks in Orlando Florida and Hollywood California.

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Sep 3, 2019 at 10:21 p.m. Eric you Says...

now we wait for decorations at the front arch for Halloween horror nights in Orlando Florida and we kind of food and drink offerings might be coming this year.

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Sep 3, 2019 at 1:20 p.m. Mike Says...

Hey folks,

If planning to go the weekend of Sept 12/13, if only ONE of these scnearios, which would you choose? One night with express pass (Friday), or two nites with no express pass, but maybe the early screams thing for $25?

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Sep 3, 2019 at 10:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike!

On peak nights, even with an Express Pass, you may need to wait an hour in line (when the normal line is 2-3 hours long) for popular houses, so you may not be able to get through all of the houses in one night. Given that Sept. 12/13 is only the second weekend, it shouldn’t have peak crowds, but Fridays and Saturdays are the busiest days of the week (as opposed to Thursday), so we think either plan is a good one - we'd personally go with whichever is cheaper and/or works best with your schedule!

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Sep 4, 2019 at 11:09 a.m. Mike Says...

That makes sense, thanks. Regarding strategy, once I see the new map that comes out, should we plan according to proximity or plan according to what houses we want to see when we first show up where crowds are minimized? Proximity meaning do houses close together but not at top of our list? Thanks for your input!

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Sep 5, 2019 at 8:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike!

Our pleasure - hoppy to help! We'd suggest hitting the houses in order of priority, hitting your must-dos first just in case things are busier than expected or time gets away from you (which is easy to do with so much to see and do!). Then, we'd double back to hit any that we missed so that way if we can't get to all of them, the ones we missed are ones that we maybe care a little less about.

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Sep 4, 2019 at 10:11 a.m. Geegee Says...

What about opening night September 6. There are 18 of us going and I want to see all the houses. Do I need to get an express pass for everyone or do you think it will not be too busy due to the hurricane? Also we have a 4 and 6 year old. Are they allowed in?

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Sep 4, 2019 at 3:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Geegee!

We don't anticipate it being too crowded, but with so many houses to visit, it still may be hard to get to all of them! While there are no age requirements, we highly suggest leaving the tadpoles at home as Halloween Horror Nights can be pretty scary (even for full grown frogs!).

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Sep 3, 2019 at 2:17 a.m. Eric you Says...

i wonder if Wednesday will be team member or employee preview day or night for Halloween horror nights in Orlando Florida hopefully good sneak previews of haunted house maze attractions and scare zones along with shows happens on that day but lets us see about if the hurricane makes any changes or canceling a few nights of Halloween horror nights or not.

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