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Your Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

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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.


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!
  • 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. 

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Aug 20, 2018 at 7 p.m. Sam Says...

Looks amazing! What hotels are available to stay in?

Aug 20, 2018 at 7 p.m. SeannyD Says...

Wish I could go!

Aug 20, 2018 at 6:59 p.m. Alyssia Says...

Looks amazing!

Aug 20, 2018 at 6:58 p.m. Angela Says...

Look amazing! What fun!

Aug 20, 2018 at 6:57 p.m. me plus 3 Says...

sounds like fun.

Aug 20, 2018 at 6:32 p.m. Wyntear Rutledge Says...

I love HHN and go every year. Halloween is by far the best holiday!!

Aug 20, 2018 at 5:36 p.m. Matthew H Says...

This is pretty cool!

Aug 20, 2018 at 5:29 p.m. Ashleigh Says...

Great tips for Halloween horror nights. Thanks for the info undercover tourist

Aug 20, 2018 at 5:27 p.m. Carrissa Says...

This looks AWESOME!!

Aug 20, 2018 at 5:26 p.m. Carrissa Says...

This looks AWESOME!

Aug 20, 2018 at 5:06 p.m. Gina E Says...

This is sooo cool OMG I REALLY HOPE I WIN!!! <3 :D

Aug 20, 2018 at 4:56 p.m. Stephanie R Says...

HHN looks fun.....I haven’t decided if my family would love it or be horrified! Haha ????

Aug 20, 2018 at 4:56 p.m. Shanye Says...

Thanks for all your hard work! Trying to plan a trip and this is so helpful!

Aug 20, 2018 at 4:18 p.m. Bethany Says...

Love, love, love HHN!!! So sad I’ll be missing it again this year! ☹️

Aug 20, 2018 at 3:52 p.m. Julie Scalercio Says...

would love to go to halloween horror nights!

Aug 20, 2018 at 3:39 p.m. Commenter Says...

Would love to visit this!

Aug 20, 2018 at 3:36 p.m. Tasha Says...

Stranger Things! ❤️

Aug 20, 2018 at 3:31 p.m. LW Says...

I love Halloween events at all the parks!

Aug 20, 2018 at 3:29 p.m. Patricia Says...

How absolutely hauntingly fun! Time to get your Halloween on!

Aug 20, 2018 at 3:28 p.m. Alexandra P Says...

If I ever get to go to Horror Nights, this is the first place I am looking for info! Thanks Undercover Tourist for the great guides!

Aug 20, 2018 at 3:27 p.m. Tracy H. Says...

I'm a scaredy cat but I think my husband and son would have a blast!

Aug 20, 2018 at 3:23 p.m. Alexia Says...

This looks amazing!

Aug 20, 2018 at 3:11 p.m. Evelyn T Says...

Love to go looks awesome

Aug 18, 2018 at 12:32 a.m. Madyson Says...

Hi! so i was wondering if islands of adventure is open during the halloween horror night times and if there is anything related to HHN during the time or if it is safe to go without getting scared. Thanks!

Aug 22, 2018 at 12:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Madyson!

Islands of Adventure is usually open a bit later while HHN is taking place at Universal Studios. Some of the props are out during the day, but no scare actors or anything too terrifying!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 17, 2018 at 6:10 p.m. Andres Chauta Says...

When do the operating hours get announced

Aug 22, 2018 at 12:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andres!

Operating hours have been announced. :)

Keep hopping!


Aug 7, 2018 at 12:50 a.m. Kim Says...

Why is the event not open Sept. 27? The only thurs. during the 2018 season it seems to not be open

Aug 6, 2018 at 4:32 p.m. Helen Says...

Can you tell me when your horror night tickets go on sale please?

Aug 7, 2018 at 12:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Helen,

Stay tuned!

Keep hopping!


Aug 6, 2018 at 12:31 a.m. Nicolas Says...

Its possible to do HHN in one night?

Aug 18, 2018 at 2:50 a.m. Martha Says...

With express pass absolutely. With time to see some shows eat get drinks etc. Friday’s and Saturdays they are open late but I have done the whole park on a Sunday w/express no shows though but all rides and houses yes.

Aug 6, 2018 at 2:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicolas!

If you only have one night to experience Halloween Horror Nights, we recommend upgrading to the Express pass. There are tons of houses and scare zones to experience, so even with the Express pass, it will be tough to tackle them all.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 20, 2018 at 7:10 p.m. Tina goodwin Says...

We will be there in October!!! Can’t wait

Aug 2, 2018 at 6:03 p.m. Rosalind Medina Says...

LOVE IT, It's FUN and we try to make it every year. I can never get enough of HHN!!!!

Jul 31, 2018 at 1:23 p.m. Rachelle Says...

So they sell an early entry pass as a bonus to get in at 4pm....Do u know if this is to get in HHN early or to be able to go to the regular parks too?

Jul 30, 2018 at 3:52 p.m. Tracy Bushnell Says...

Is there a combo ticket for to enter universal park that morning and stay for hhn that same eveving

Jul 30, 2018 at 4:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tracy!

Great question. We have not seen any combo tickets available, but recommend calling Universal at (407) 224-7840 to verify.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 26, 2018 at 2:13 p.m. Cc Says...

My 14 year old son is interested in HHN. Lots of info is available re level of gore and scariness, which he will be fine with, but very little info about what I'm most concerned about--exposing him to mysogeny and sexual themes. Any info on how much of that we might encounter in the haunted house themes/characters and the shows? Thanks for all the great info!

Aug 9, 2018 at 12:19 p.m. nikki Says...

While I do think you won't have much of a problem with the houses, some of the shows (one in particular that I remember when we went a couple yrs ago) was VERY suggestive/implicit and the women were barely dressed. I think it was themed to something like an evil overlord was programming the girls to carry out his evil plans or something like that? It was honestly pretty dumb and I don't remember much haha. So I would caution you more about the shows as they often tend to be quite adult.

Jul 31, 2018 at 12:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

You can usually get an idea of what to expect depending on the theming of the shows and movies that the houses are based on. There are some sexual elements to some houses, but it’s not over the top.

Keep hopping!


Jul 23, 2018 at 4:19 p.m. Martine Says...


Bought my tickets and added de rip Tour :D

Do you have any idea from what time I can use the valet parking that is included with the rip Tour?

Will that be just before the event starts or can I park earlier on that day ;)

Jul 23, 2018 at 1:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Martine!

You will be able to use your valet parking earlier in the day! No worries.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 26, 2018 at 5:06 p.m. Martine Says...

That’s great!

Thank you for replying mommy grog (y)

Jul 16, 2018 at 3:38 a.m. daniel russell Says...

can u use the ecv in the houses

Jul 18, 2018 at 11:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daniel!

You cannot use ECVs in the houses, but a transfer wheelchair will be provided for you to use going through.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 15, 2018 at 12:29 p.m. Kyle Says...

Are you going to do a feature on the 2018 HHN Hollywood event? Also, any insider word on when tix go on sale?

Jul 18, 2018 at 12:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kyle!

We will most certainly update our HHN Hollywood Guide once we attend this year! Tickets typically go on sale in August, so keep an eye out.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 15, 2018 at 6:42 a.m. Luis Says...

This is my first year attending, is it allowed to record the event with a camera like a gopro?

Jul 17, 2018 at 5:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Luis!

You are allowed to bring a GoPro into the park, but not into the houses!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 12, 2018 at 5:22 p.m. Nakia Says...


Any word on whether Jimmy Fallon or the Fast and furious rides will be open during HHN? I can't find any info on the Universal site.

Jul 12, 2018 at 12:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nakia!

Awesome question. We can't confirm quite yet, but will update this post as soon as we know for sure.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 12, 2018 at 7:42 a.m. Nikki Says...


We want to go to universal on a 1 day ticket but don't want to do the Halloween event. Do they discount the day ticket as not open as long or are we best to get a 1 day 2 park pass so we can go to islands of adventure?

Jul 12, 2018 at 9:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nikki!

They do not offer special prices on tickets due to the limited hours for Halloween Horror Nights. However, you can always get discounted tickets through us! Purchasing a 1-day, 2-park pass sounds like an awesome choice so you can spend your evening in Islands of Adventure. There are tons of fun attractions there!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 10, 2018 at 3:25 p.m. Danielle Says...

Thank your for the information! Do you know until what time the Halloween Horror nights runs?

Jul 10, 2018 at 1:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Danielle!

This year, Halloween Horror Nights takes place Sept. 14 through Nov. 3, 2018 and will likely take place from 6:30 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 9, 2018 at 5:24 p.m. S. Mayo Says...

Attending HHN for the first time this year! This article has answered so many of my questions. I am so pumped for this event!!!! Thank you for giving me some insight on what to expect!

Jul 5, 2018 at 3:07 p.m. Jim Says...

Awaiting patiently for discounted HHN tickets! :)

Jul 4, 2018 at 10:07 p.m. dave williams Says...

Are day tickets discounted at all durng this time, due to the parks closing? What about islands of adventure? Do they operate normally and not close early? Trying to plan out a full day Friday and Saturday along with a rush pass for fri and sat night in september.

Jul 5, 2018 at 4:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dave,

Universal's Islands of Adventure does stay open during the event, so you'll be able to experience it during Halloween Horror Nights. Hop over to our discounted Universal Orlando tickets to get an idea of prices!

Keep hopping!


Jul 4, 2018 at 10:05 p.m. Captain Jack Says...

Does Universal Orlando allow guests with both a daytime park ticket and an HHN ticket to remain in the park in the holding areas during the transition from daytime operations to HHN? I'm asking because Universal Hollywood required a special "early entry" pass to stay inside the park during the transition.

Jul 5, 2018 at 1:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

That is what has been allowed in the past! We think it'll probably be the same again this year.

Keep hopping!


Jul 4, 2018 at 6:54 p.m. Desiree Says...

We will be going for our first time this year, it will be at the end of October. I don't see the date for when we were planning on going. I guess the question is is how accurate is the date? If you are not planning on doing the haunted houses, is it worth spending the money to go to this event?

Jul 5, 2018 at noon FrogBlog Says...

Hi Desiree,

The dates are all accurate and verified! The houses are the main attractions of the event. There are other things to do (such as scare zones and shows), but the houses are the best part!

Keep hopping!


Jun 29, 2018 at 5:06 p.m. Dianne Says...

Thinking of doing the RIP tour this year, this may be a weird question, but can you get a bathroom break if you need one or do you have to wait until one is scheduled?

Jul 3, 2018 at 12:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dianne,

Although they are probably scheduled, the tour is flexible enough to different times!

Keep hopping!


Jun 29, 2018 at 4:05 p.m. Natalie Says...


I was just wondering if you knew what dates are available for someone who has annual pass holder to universal for the free horror night ticket?

Thank you,


Jun 29, 2018 at 11:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalie,

Looks like the dates are: Sept 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 29, as well as Oct 2, 6, 12, 19, 26, 30 and 31!

Keep hopping!


Jul 23, 2018 at 4:43 p.m. Lucy Says...

We purchased 2 days to go to HHN, do you still recommend getting the Fast Pass for this nightly event? Or do you think we will have plenty of time to see it all in 2 nights.

is it even available?

Jul 23, 2018 at 1:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lucy!

Even with two nights, it will be tough to see all of the haunted houses and scare zones. There is a ton to explore! If the expense isn't too much for you, we definitely recommend adding the Express Pass.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 7, 2018 at 5:15 a.m. John Says...

Thank you for all the info! I'm going for 2 days for the first time ever this year. Regarding the express passes, I know I can buy those online but is it also possible to buy them at the park? I figured we'd go one night and then only buy them if we need to for the second night.

Aug 7, 2018 at 1:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John,

Yes, you can buy them at the parks! But be aware, sometimes they do sell out!

Keep hopping!


Jul 23, 2018 at 4:41 p.m. Lucy Says...

I think its also on October 21st too

Jun 25, 2018 at 4:54 p.m. Anna Says...

Do you think you will be selling discounted tickets to HHN this year? When? Do you think there is a risk that Sep 14th will sell out before you get discounted tickets?

Jun 25, 2018 at 4:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna,

Stay tuned! The first night is always a super busy night, so we recommend hoppin' on some tickets when you get a chance!

Keep hopping!


Jun 21, 2018 at 9:49 p.m. Antoine Says...


Any updates on having Halloween Horror Nights tickets on sale on your website this year? :)

Thanks again for all the details you provide, making it so easier for us to plan our vacation in September!

Jun 25, 2018 at 4:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Antoine,

Stay tuned for these!

Keep hopping!


Jun 10, 2018 at 5:04 p.m. Ryan Says...


Thanks for the write up. Still confused on one thing. To go to Halloween Horror Nights do you need a park admission ticket or does the HHN ticket include admission?

Jun 12, 2018 at 1:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ryan,

To attend just Halloween Horror Nights, you'll only need the HHN ticket!

Keep hopping!


Jun 7, 2018 at 3:48 p.m. Catalina Says...

At what time does the park close during HHN and how long does people have to wait in the holding areas inside the park? besides from eating, can you do anything else while waiting, like a ride? Thanks, great blog by the way!

Jun 8, 2018 at 1:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Catalina!

The park typically closes at 5 p.m. and no rides are available at this time. The park typically reopens for Halloween Horror Nights at 6:30 p.m. or 7 p.m., although these times are not set for 2018.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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