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Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 Survival Guide

by Leap on June 6, 2019 2017 Orlando

Do you feel that chill in the air? Well, me neither ... this is Orlando, after all! Believe it or not, Halloween season will be here before you know it. The most creative minds at Universal Orlando have been brewing up new houses and scare zones to haunt you like never before. There were 10 horrifying houses for Halloween Horror Nights 28, a new record! And the team at Universal is hard at work for 2019. In fact, they've already announced dates for Halloween Horror Nights 29 — select nights from Sept. 6 to Nov. 2, 2019! Read on to catch up on the highlights from last year and to prepare for the coming event! Bookmark this post, because we'll be posting more updates in the coming year.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 - Graveyard

For many years running, Halloween Horror Nights Orlando has won Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Award for Best Halloween Experience. To get you ready for the nation's premier scare event, we bring you everything you need to know about Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 29. While we all await more details about this year’s houses (psst, Stranger Things is returning!) and scare zones, check out our guide to see highlights from last year, and learn what you should expect and how to navigate this popular event! As soon we get the details, we’ll update you here, so stay tuned.

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Halloween Horror Nights 29 Dates & Best Times to Visit

The event runs select nights September through November at Universal Studios Florida. For 2019, the dates run between Sept. 6 and Nov. 2, typically from 6:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. While all nights are popular, the crowds generally increase as it gets closer to Halloween.

The Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 dates are:

  • Sept. 6-8, 12-15, 18-22, 25-29
  • Oct. 2-6, 9-13, 17-20, 23-27, 29-31
  • November 1-2

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 29 - CrowdsBest Dates to Visit Halloween Horror Nights 29

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 impossible to see everything in one night without upgrading your experience. Still, picking the best night to attend as well as following our tips below will help you see and do as much as you can.

Most recommended days

September: 6, 7, 8, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26

October: 2, 3, 9, 10, 17 

Medium crowd days

September: 13, 14, 20, 21, 29 

October: 4, 6, 13, 23, 24

Most crowded days

September: 27, 28 

October: 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31

November: 1, 2

Halloween Horror Nights 29 Tickets

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 - Mel'sIt's important to note that Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event. It will not get you into the theme parks during regular hours. No need to worry though. We offer discount tickets for Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure or Universal's Volcano Bay if you want to visit during the day. You'll also need regular park admission if you want to take advantage of Halloween Horror Nights early entry (more on this below). While we will not be offering Halloween Horror Nights tickets this year, you may purchase them from Universal Orlando and book your discount hotel through us!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Houses & Strategy

The biggest draw of the event each year is the haunted houses. It takes months to construct these movie set-quality houses, and each one has a different theme. We probably don't have to tell you that lines can get very long for this event! If you want to make the most of your evening, you need to decide what is important to you. Do you want to just focus on houses? Would you like to see a few houses and the show? Would you just like to ride attractions since the wait times for them will be low? Since the houses are what most people come for — and see the highest waits! — they are our first priority.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 - Wait TimesWe 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 and Universal's Endless Summer - Surfside Inn & Suites — take advantage of the priority entrance gate until 8 p.m. to get in more quickly.) In our experience, the gates begin to open for guests between 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

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

The very best way to do more at the event is to take advantage of Halloween Horror Nights Early Entry, also known as Stay and Scream. You'll need regular park admission and a Halloween Horror Nights ticket to do this, but many of you will already be spending the day in the parks, so why not take advantage? We've written a full post on how Halloween Horror Nights Early Entry works.

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 staying in the park or arriving ahead of official opening could do five, six or perhaps more houses. If you want to experience everything, either purchase a Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass (only sold through Universal), plan on visiting Halloween Horror Nights multiple nights or opt for a RIP Tour (only sold through Universal).

Here are the Halloween Horror Nights Houses for 2019:

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 - Stranger Things Props

Stranger Things - Returning for 2019

Fan-favorite Stranger Things is coming back to Halloween Horror Nights Orlando in 2019. This all-new house will take you to Hawkins, Indiana and feature scenes not only from season two of the show, but also season three, which has yet to premiere on Netflix (you can watch it starting on July 4)! You’ll get to walk ( ... or run) through familiar locations, like Chief Hopper’s cabin and Starcourt Mall. Watch out for growling Demodogs!

An Arena of Gore with Nightingales: Blood Pit

As the first original house announced, Nightingales: Blood Pit will transport you back to Ancient Rome during its worst drought in centuries. A ruthless emperor declares that gladiatorial games will occur nonstop until the rains return. To add onto the bloodshed of the games, a horrifying species of primitive creatures — the nightingales — feast upon the dead and dying. You have to survive among the gladiators and the nightingales before one of them gets you!

Universal Monsters

In this new house, you’ll get to face many iconic monsters all in one! From Dracula in his gothic castle to the Wolfman in a Bavarian forest, you must escape these monsters one-by-one in each of their natural habitats. Watch out for Dr. Frankenstein’s monster, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Mummy and more. The more, the scarier — am I right?!

Depths of Fear

Dive into the unknown in this new original house. Workers of a deep-sea mining company have delved too deep and encountered "Mouthbrooders," a parasitic race of creatures that spew flesh-eating acidic eggs. You're trapped in a claustrophobic mining facility underwater as you witness infected miners being driven mad by infection, all while there's a high-pressure countdown to the self-destruction of the facility.

The six remaining houses for 2019 have not been announced yet, but here’s what we thought about the 2018 Halloween Horror Nights Houses:

Most Creative Scares: The Carnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces

The name really said it all here: Carnival Graveyard transported us to a junkyard full of leftover circus and carnival paraphernalia, acting as tools for our demise. Huge carnival signs, games and props made this such a fun maze to walk through, and we found some of the most creative scares of the houses in here.

Best Set: Slaughter Sinema

The dedication to backstory put Slaughter Sinema in our top three original houses. While queueing for the house, we found ourselves at a drive-in that offered teasers of the 80's B-movies we were about to experience inside the house. Spooky sorority girls and killer barbers were only a couple of the villains to keep an eye out for in this house. Slaughter Sinema honored the cheesiness of 80s horror movies with a gorgeous set and sincere scares.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 - Haunted Houses

Most Jumps: Dead Exposure: Patient Zero

This was easily the house that had me jumping the most, with well-executed scares and an awesome backstory: It's 1982 in Paris and there's been a zombie invasion. To avoid a zombie attack, you must take an antidote that causes "partial blindness." This house had tons of cool details, including one of the best scenes of the night on a Paris subway.

Best "Gotcha" Moments: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Following the plot of Halloween 4, Myers has escaped prison and is after his niece, determined to destroy everything in his path ... including you. We thought this was one of the best "gotcha" houses in terms of scares, but we also like more of a variety of characters.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 - Poltergeist

Best Creatures: Poltergeist

We entered the world of this 1982 supernatural horror film as we faced off against all of its nightmarish creatures ... the giant closet skull, a mantis-like monster and the beyond-freaky clown. Despite having not seen the movie, we thoroughly enjoyed this house for its quality scares and amazing set alone.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 - Scary Tales

Most Unique Storyline: Scary Tales: Deadly Ever After

We weren't sure what to expect with Scary Tales, but Universal blew us away with this house. The Wicked Witch of the West was in control of tormenting beloved storybook characters, and the outcome was much more creative, unique and twisted than expected. We loved the edgy twist on such classics ... the Goldilocks scene is our favorite!

Truest to the Horror Movie: The Horrors of Blumhouse

The Horrors of Blumhouse was one of our least favorite houses, but it was still a fun experience since we are fans of the featured films. It combined our worst nightmares from both "Happy Death Day" and "The First Purge" for an inescapably wicked experience and did a great job of staying true to both films.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 - Trick R Treat

Our Favorite: Trick 'r Treat

This was our favorite house based on a movie. The story behind Trick 'r Treat lent itself to an incredible house showcasing horrific details and delicious scents. We couldn't get enough of the villain, Sam ... is it bad if we thought he was kind of adorable? We LOVED how this house told the story of every twisted scene in the film.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 - Seeds of Extinction

Most Unique Atmosphere: Seeds of Extinction

A meteor has struck Earth, humans are extinct, and preying plants are out to get you with razor-sharp thorns, suffocating vines and poisonous pollen. Nature has gone wrong, and it's out to get you! We LOVED the concept of Seeds of Extinction, and it was a totally different atmosphere than any of the other houses, but it wasn't one of our favorites. With the exception of a couple of uniquely killer scenes, it mostly stuck to the same greenhouse vibes throughout.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Park Map (Click to enlarge)

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Park Map

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

Halloween Horror Nights Scare Zones & Shows

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

We’re excited to find out more details about the Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 scare zones. But in the meantime, check out the highlights from last year!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Scare Zones:

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Vamp 85

Vamp 85: New Year's Eve

Midnight strikes periodically throughout the night as party-crashing vampires ring in 1985. We kept an eye out for 80s icon lookalikes ... we saw Run DMC, Prince and Michael Jackson! Catching their performance on stage was so much fun.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - The Harvest

The Harvest

An old barn full of foul creatures set the scene for this harvest of flesh and screams. Located at the entrance of Universal Studios Florida on the street outside of Shrek, the Harvest featured spooky props representing each house and a wild array of performers.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Twisted Tradition

Twisted Tradition

Ancient evil awoke in Central Park, complete with rotting pumpkins chock full of human flesh. When we walked through, our first thought was, "These costumes are INSANE." Pumpkin guts poured out of faces beneath an archway of trees filled with glowing jack-o-lanterns. It was a sight to behold!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Chucky

Revenge of Chucky

The creepy doll himself was back with an army of toys that he twisted into new nightmares. We met Chucky's bizarre friends in the street and even caught Chucky perform a roast of the crowd before torturing his creator. Maybe it's just because we haven't seen the films, but this was our least favorite scare zone.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Killer Klowns

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

As for our favorite scare zone: Cotton candy spun from human victims, produced by horrifying alien clowns? Enough said. After recently watching the wonderfully cheesy 80s film, this scare zone was super enjoyable — with clowns that appear to be STRAIGHT out of the movie, cotton candy corpses and a million other fun details (including a rockin' theme song).

Academy of Villains: Cyberpunk - Halloween Horror Nights Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights Show - Academy of Villains: Cyberpunk

We'll be the first to admit it ... we miss Bill and Ted! However, Cyberpunk offered a fun, interactive show with a theme of robot villains that was super unique from the rest of the event. The stunts and choreography from this cast were beyond impressive, and the performers did a great job of getting the crowd hyped.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Academy of Villains

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Food and Beverages

Universal really brought the heat last year when it came to HHN-themed treats and snacks.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Pizza Fries

Why didn't anyone tell us about the Pizza Fries before? We have been seriously missing out on a legendary HHN menu item. Crinkle-cut fries topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and sausage are basically our dream menu item.

Stranger Things, of course, lent itself to some creative waffle treats. Photographed below, the Triple-Decker Waffle was adorned with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, jelly beans and Reese's Pieces. (And do you see those Christmas light cupcakes? Do you think the chocolate or red velvet would do a better job contacting Will in the Upside Down?)  Another fave item from last year was the fudge-dipped waffles on a stick and the Waffles and Syrup frozen drink.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Waffle Treats

What about alcoholic beverages, you ask? Well, last year, Halloween Horror Nights 28 served up a sweet selection. Flora enjoyed both of last year's signature cocktails: the Wicked Rad Punch and Totally L.I.T., which she combined in one of those neat split souvenir cups to make the Gnarly Twist.

The Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale has the perfect amount of seasonal flavor while still being crisp and refreshing.

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

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Merchandise

Each year, the event’s merchandise typically features all of the haunted houses and scare zones, so it’s almost guaranteed you’ll find a nice memento (whether it’s a T-shirt or a souvenir cup) for Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019.

Last year, we loved the 80s theme of the event and we were obsessed with all of the houses and scare zones. Some of these were already cult classics, or soon-to-be from Halloween Horror Nights alone. The merchandise highlighted ALL of our favorites, from Trick 'r Treat's Sam to all of our beloved Killer Klowns. The swag ranged from your typical event tees highlighting each house to actual props and masks.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Special Experiences

Here is what you can expect to scare up in terms of special experiences available at Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019.

Scareactor Dining Experience

Visitors can scare up an appetite at the Scareactor Dining Experience, at Universal Studios' Classic Monsters Cafe. Scareactors are available for photo ops, as you enjoy a themed, all-you-can-eat buffet. Last year, this package cost  $49.99 (plus tax) and includes dinner, a digital download of one photo taken during the experience and more. In 2018, dining experiences took place every night, with seating times between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Pumpkin Scareactor

RIP and Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tours

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

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Scare Actor Interaction

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

Halloween Horror Nights 29 Rides

While most of the focus of the night is on horror, some of the rides are open too. Waits are very low during this time, so it's a great way to experience them if you don't care as much about the houses. Please note that the regular Express Pass does not work during Halloween Horror Nights. These are the rides that will likely be open during Halloween Horror Nights 29:

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

Note: When we visited last year, some of the rides closed up to two hours prior to event close. For example, the night we attended, the park closed at 1 a.m. and we noticed both Fast & Furious and TRANSFORMERS were closed for the night at 11 p.m.

Our Top Tips for Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Entry Line

Buy your tickets in advance!

Halloween Horror Nights requires a separate ticket from regular theme park admission. Make sure to purchase in advance from Universal. You don't want to have to wait in any more lines than you have to!

Get to the park early

This 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 guests have a dedicated line from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the right side of the entrance. Even better is staying in the park after it closes for early entry.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Drinks

Leave the kids at the hotel 

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

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Killer Clowns Scare Zone

Leave your costumes and masks at home

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

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Scare Zone and Drink Kiosk

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 last year at Halloween Horror Nights 28. Be sure to wear cool, comfortable clothes.

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

Only take the necessities

As with any visit to Universal, you will go through metal detectors ... so we always recommend traveling as light as you can, but this holds especially true for Halloween Horror Nights 29. 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!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Stranger Things Line

Have a plan

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

Eat early

You'll find snacks for sale, as well as alcohol in abundance, throughout the park. Look for carts set up along the streets. Lines for food (and alcohol) 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 are the expected Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 dining options (in addition to food and beverage carts):

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

Splurge on snacks

If you have time to dedicate to fun food and drinks, be sure to check out the event-exclusive goodies. Last year, the headlining Stranger Things house lent itself to some delicious waffle treats worth trying. Eating (and Instagramming, TBH) these goodies is always enjoyable.

Watch out for the creatures of the night!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Vamps

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

Respect the scare actors

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

The anticipation for Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 is killing us! Are you planning on attending? What questions do you have for us about the event? Share in comments below. (Oh, and the Frog Family is trying to settle a debate on the best houses and scare zones of the year, so we toadally welcome your input.)

Related: Halloween Horror Nights Early Entry

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Aug 21, 2016 at 2:40 p.m. Melanie Says...

I will be attending for my first time October 2. My husband is sensitive to lasers and strobe lights etc. due to past seizures I didn't really think about this before booking this trip ???? How bad is it going to be with those effects? I assume these things are going to be in each house I will probably be going through some by myself. if I am by myself do they have "single rider lines" for houses? I doubt it but if I am by myself will they ask if there is a single and that way I can go through faster ? I'm really nervous about his reaction to HHN. I hope there is plenty of things that won't be so flashy in our faces. Thanks for the advice!

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Sep 17, 2016 at 11:22 p.m. Tony Says...

I went last night and can tell you for sure there are strobes and/or other disorienting effects in at least 4 of the houses (TWD, AHS, Halloween, & Lunatic's Playground). I don't remember there being any in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre house. Nonetheless, there are signs outside each line that will tell you if there are strobe effects. It would be worth your while to get an express pass so you can spend more time with your husband seeing other things like the shows, scare zones, or even a couple quick rides since the lines are essentially walk-ons.

I can't speak for the lines on your night (which will likely be somewhat worse than what we experienced), but the ones last night (9/16) were about an hour each, and something like 20 minutes if you had an express pass. Hope you both get to enjoy the evening!!

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Sep 14, 2016 at 3:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melanie,

There are no single lines for the houses and unfortunately no faster way unless you purchased the Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass. Maybe others can share their experience, but we don't definitely know yet what will be used in each of the houses.

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Aug 19, 2016 at 5:39 p.m. Jody Says...

I plan on attending HHN 26 on September 29th and am still debating whether or not to purchase the express pass. Are the lines really shorter with the pass or does the majority of people purchase the pass and the wait is just about the same in both lines. Thanks!!!

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Aug 22, 2016 at 8:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jody,

Most people do not purchase the pass, and yes, the lines are significantly shorter. If you are on the fence, you can wait to purchase when you get there.

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Aug 17, 2016 at 3:24 a.m. Ale Says...

Hey, so I am planning to attend HHN on early October, would you please post the map so I can print it and be ready?

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Aug 17, 2016 at 11:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ale,

We will as soon as it's available!

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Aug 15, 2016 at 1:18 p.m. Rob Says...

I will be in the area and thinking of attending but my girlfriend is not a big fan of scary attractions. Any way to figure out how scary this is?

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Aug 16, 2016 at 1:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rob,

It's scary. If she's not into being scared or doesn't like horror, we don't really recommend it.

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Aug 10, 2016 at 6:07 p.m. Maria Says...

I plan to attend HHN on Friday, Sept. 30th. Any idea about how long the wait lines might be - struggling with whether to pay the 99.00 for an express pass. Thank you.

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Aug 16, 2016 at 12:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

Generally, this event is very well attended. If you can afford the HHN Express Pass, we definitely recommend it.

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Aug 2, 2016 at 3:21 a.m. Murray Says...

We will be attending HHN 26 Orlando and are planning to book an RIP Non-Private tour. Can anyone provide details of what amenities the RIP Lounge has? I know it offers a cash bar, HHN prop displays, and icon charicters (Chance perhaps), but what about food and or merchandise? Also, are you allowed to re enter The lounge? We want to enter via the RIP gate and take in some of the action prior to our tour if we are allowed, but don't know if we have to stay in the lounge until the start of the tour. We plan to visit IOA with our families then just the guys are going to HHN after. Our youngest is only 2 and will likely be ready to head home by 6:00. We would like to book the 8:00 tour so we have a couple hours on our own before the tour. If we cannot leave the lounge, we will book the 7:00 tour and stay at IOA a bit longer.

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Aug 11, 2016 at 3:19 p.m. pas Says...

I have done the RIP tour on two different years and each year the "lounge" is a sad set of round tables covered with cheap table clothes and left over walmart Halloween decorations. The have a projector playing a dvd of some scary movie and a cash bar, that's it. I say this so that you are not disappointed when you arrive like I was. The tour is great to get through the lines, but that is about it. You need to stay right up the tour guides butt to hear any of the back story info on the houses and scare zones because it is a mob scene in the park. This will be my 11th year attending HHN and I love the mayhem, don't get me wrong, but the tour is more like a super express pass, not really a "tour"

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Jul 20, 2016 at 6:49 p.m. Kelly Says...

Hi, we will be in orlando oct 22-29 this year and doing HHN for the first time. Veteran of both universal parks during the day. I will be at the very end of my second trimester of pregnancy that week. Is there any "you can't do this haunted house while pregnant" signage? I emailed universal and all they said was no rides for me (duh) without answering my actual question. Don't want to buy a ticket only to find they wont let me in the haunted houses! I am somewhat concerned about drunken rowdy jostling, but only a little. We are looking at either weds oct 26 or sun oct 23 for dates to avoid peak crowds. Anything i need to know re being pregnant and things i can NOT do specific to HHN? Thanks

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Aug 16, 2016 at 6:07 p.m. ELiz Says...

I went when I was in my second trimester. I went to all the shows and houses. Avoided the rides. I just made sure it was my husband in front of me to protect me from a random person getting scared ahead of me in the houses and stopping short. That said I do not scare easily. If I did I may have reconsidered.

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Jul 22, 2016 at 2:40 a.m. Lexie Says...

Hi Kelly! I am a third time HHN pass holder, so I have been quite a few times. There is no "don't attempt this whilst pregnant" signage for any of the houses and I don't think anyone will stop you. I have seen some expectant mothers go through before (could not tell you how far along they were though). I have never felt pushed/rushed through a house to the point that I feared for my safety. The scare actors will still scare you though, so unless you find fear as a concern, then I think you will be fine! I have found Wednesdays to be an exceptionally low key night. I didn't attend Sundays as much, but still a chance for more middle and high school aged kids over the weekend. Hope this helped!

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Jul 23, 2016 at 12:35 a.m. Kelly Says...

Very helpful! Thank you!

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Jul 22, 2016 at 11:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lexie,

Thanks for sharing—this information is so helpful!

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Jul 19, 2016 at 11:10 p.m. Eric you Says...

my predictions of mazes or haunted houses for Orlando Florida universal studios Halloween horror nights could be purge, conjuring, american horror story, ash versus evil dead, and dark christmas the movie be featured for 2016.

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Jul 11, 2016 at 1:34 p.m. Jessica Says...

We were planning to do a 3 day park to park ticket from Oct. 14-16. Our kids are 11 and 8, and would not be excited to be scared. In fact, if the 8 yo gets creeped out at all, she'll never want to return to the park - ever. It looks like HHN is both Fri and Sat nights while we are there. If we start at US on Friday, will we have time to do most of the stuff before the park gets creepy on Friday night? What time do they start to let HHN guests in? And is there any spill-over to IOA? Or will that be family-friendly the entire time?

We haven't been to Universal with our kids yet. Have been Disney AP's for a while. The 11 yo is ready to do some more thrilling attractions. But I hate to spend the $ for his birthday weekend if our good times will be cut short by HHN both days we are there...

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Jul 12, 2016 at 2:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

There is no spillover to Islands of Adventure, and there is little evidence of Halloween Horror Nights in the park. You might see a few props, but they should not be super visible or creepy.

Use one of our touring plans in our Orlando app, which also includes wait times, and you should be able to see and do quite a lot before the park closes.

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Jul 7, 2016 at 3:47 a.m. Angela Says...

Hope this isn't a bad place to ask..

I really want to go check this out, but I can only go on September 22nd (I think it's the 2nd Thursday after opening) and can't afford an express pass. Could I still hit every haunted house and make a fun night of it or will I be overwhelmed by crowds? Thanks!!

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Jul 18, 2016 at 12:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela,

It takes some planning to hit all of the houses, but it can be done. We would highly recommend you arrive at opening for this and plan to spend the whole night. There will be crowds—this event is never not crowded.

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Jun 9, 2016 at 10:59 p.m. Ethan Says...

Ive attended HHN roughly 6 years in a row and I mostly have a great time throughout. One thing I stumbled upon that I haven't really seen elsewhere is what they had dubbed the "half pass". They would tell you that it does not exist at the front gate but if you were to ask a booth person selling fast past tickets within the park, they would sell you one. It's roughly half the price of a fast pass and won't start working until 11:00pm. I would usually go on all the rides at eat until 11. After, I would be able to go through all the houses with some time to spare each time I bought one.

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Jul 18, 2016 at 10:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ethan,

Thanks for sharing. This is a great tip!

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Jun 6, 2016 at 11:52 p.m. jade Says...

i have recently booked a trip to orlando for october 2017, not until next year but am staying for a week at universals cabana bay resort....i am going with my gran and 9 year old little sister who would not wish to attend this event and get very scared easily...at any point during the day when this event is on are there any signs of it...as in any scary sets or people walking around? this puts us off but still want to be able to enjoy the normal universal like usual....am just worried the time we have booked for and if we won't be able to avoid this event during the day still

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Jul 5, 2016 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jade,

No, you will not have a problem with the little ones being scared during the day. There may be a few props around, but it shouldn't be an issue.

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May 16, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Alyssa Says...

Hi, I will be going to Universal on October 23rd, which is one of the dates of HHN. I do not wish to attend this event, so could I leave Universal when the park closes for HHN and head over to Islands of Adventure for the rest of the night? What time does the park close to guests without HHN tickets?

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May 16, 2016 at 1:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alyssa,

Yes, if you have a Park-to-Park ticket, you can hop over to Islands of Adventure around 6 p.m.

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Apr 21, 2016 at 5:18 p.m. Jesse Says...

First, thank you for all the great info! All your write-ups and tools have been an extremely helpful resource as we plan our first time to these parks and events! I have your app already downloaded ready to go!

We (2 adults) are visiting Orlando during Halloween week 2016. We are planning to purchase the Universal P2P passes, and are super excited for HHN 2016! We want to get the very most out of HHNs. Are you able to advise when the RIP Tour tickets are typically released for sale? Is this the “best” way to experience HHN? How about general ticket sales? Should we wait to purchase our P2P tickets until those tickets are available – I only see HHN as an add-on right now and cannot add extra HHN days. We have plans to go a minimum of two nights, probably 3, to HHN and would like to see all the houses, weave some rides in there and dinner/drinks too. (very interested to see what these “blood bags” are like that folks keep talkin’ about, ha-ha!) Are the starting zones for 2016 released yet too; if not when are they typically “announced”?

Super excited for October to get here ^.^! Thanks in advance for any feedback/advice!

Best,

Jesse

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Apr 26, 2016 at 3:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jesse,

Universal has moved up the sale of tickets this year, and we do not know yet at this time when the RIP Tour tickets will go on sale. You are correct that only the add-on dates are currently available. The RIP Tour is a great way to experience Halloween Horror Nights, and you are guaranteed entry to all of the houses and express passes for the rides that are open during the event.

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Feb 23, 2016 at 8:39 p.m. melanie Says...

can any monsters anywhere touch children

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Feb 24, 2016 at 6:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melanie,

The scare actors are not supposed to touch anyone, including children, although accidents could happen because they do get close.

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Oct 20, 2015 at 6:17 p.m. Michelle Says...

Hi!

I was wondering if you knew how strict their costume policy is? We are planning to go as Timmy & Tootie from the Fairly Oddparents (their costumes are pretty basic) and was wondering if we would get turned down at the gate.

Thanks!

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Oct 26, 2015 at 1:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

Costumes will not be allowed. Subtle cosplay should be fine.

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Oct 20, 2015 at 1:04 a.m. Michellle Says...

Hi. Iv heard there is absolutely no alcohol served on HHN. Is this true? Going on Thursday.

Thanx

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Oct 20, 2015 at 9:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

No, this is not true. There is alcohol for sale around the park.

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Oct 17, 2015 at 5:15 a.m. erii Says...

im purchasing the florida resident ticket but I don't

have an ID yet will I be able to use my high school ID?

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Oct 26, 2015 at 2:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

I am not sure if that will suffice. Maybe others here will know, but you could also reach out to Universal directly.

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Oct 13, 2015 at 8:20 p.m. Nathalia Says...

Hi, I really want to go but my sister is so afraid of the monsters to touch her. Can you tell me if they touch the guests?

Thanks :)

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Oct 19, 2015 at 10:06 p.m. melissa Says...

hi they arent allowed to touch u. if they do, you can sue them

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Aug 15, 2016 at 3:45 p.m. Noah Says...

Oh c'mon, accidents can and will happen. Let's not be too quick with the "sue" mentality.

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Oct 14, 2015 at 10:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nathalia,

They do not touch guests, at least not intentionally.

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Oct 13, 2015 at 6:29 p.m. Buffy Says...

Is the Harry Potter ride accepting the express pass for HHN?

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Oct 13, 2015 at 4:57 a.m. Daniel Says...

I'm going to be there this Wednesday ... solo. Anyone else have experience going by themselves?

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Oct 11, 2015 at 6:04 a.m. Deb Says...

Our kids (17/18) are going on their own Nov 1. We are not getting tickets ahead as we already have park tickets and were told they need to see those to get addons. Will they sell out before we get there on Oct 30? Also is it going to be a problem sending 2 teenage boys on their own with all of the drinking young on there? They will not have express passes but will be in the parks early.

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Oct 14, 2015 at 11:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Deb,

Others can share their thoughts here, but these events can sell out any time. You should be OK on Nov. 1, but there is no guarantee. I don't think it will be a problem sending your sons, even with the alcohol consumption. This event has plenty of security and officers around the park.

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Oct 10, 2015 at 1:53 p.m. meghan Says...

Are we allowed to bring backpacks?

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Oct 14, 2015 at 10:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meghan,

Yes, you can.

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Oct 9, 2015 at 8:37 p.m. Lind Says...

we are buying a daytime ticket for islands of adventure and plan to go to Hhn as an add on ticket the same night. Can we do the early entry for Hhn.?

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Oct 14, 2015 at 10:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lind,

No, you would need to have a Park-to-Park ticket or use your 1 Day ticket at Universal Studios Hollywood to get in for early entry.

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Oct 9, 2015 at 5:27 a.m. Carol Says...

Hi!

My friends and I are going Oct. 16th. I'm trying to convince them to buy the Xpress pass. I've heard the express pass isn't accepted for Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. Is that true? Would you recommend going to that ride first if the express pass isn't accepted?

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Oct 14, 2015 at 10:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carol,

Yes, this is true. Actually, because of Early Park Admission for the Wizarding World, the best time to visit if you aren't staying on-site and have the benefit, is the afternoon. Be sure to download our Orlando Planning App, which includes wait times and customizable touring plans.

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Oct 9, 2015 at 1:41 a.m. Chris Says...

I suffer from severe motion sickness - do any of the Haunted Houses involve motion, swinging, spinning, or any other forced movements that could trigger severe nausea?

Thanks

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Sep 21, 2016 at 4:38 a.m. david Says...

I recommend not to do the 3D house. You can get really dizzy. I´m sure last year I did and actually don´t have any motion sickness issue

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Oct 14, 2015 at 10:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris,

This shouldn't be a problem.

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Oct 8, 2015 at 11:14 a.m. Mike F Says...

The event has become drunker and uglier. Universal is pushing the alcohol more and more, and they are controlling the messy, drunken crowd less. If anything they are selling them more alcohol rather than trying to maintain decorum. I have been going to this for years, it is has just become a sloppy mess. If you want a frat party / night club booze filled crowd, then this is your event. If you want a Halloween related theme park experience, then this is no longer the place.

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Oct 6, 2015 at 7:01 p.m. Abby Says...

You keep mentioning that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the ride are going to be open for HHN, but the Universal website does not have it listed as one of their rides open. Has anyone been yet this month that can confirm that Harry Potter world is open for the night?

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Oct 13, 2015 at 10:32 p.m. vincent Says...

It is open

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Oct 13, 2015 at 3:10 a.m. Laura Says...

We were there on Saturday and Potter was open.

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Oct 5, 2015 at 9:15 p.m. Keri Says...

Hi, we are going to HHN on halloween!! Do you think halloween night is going to be crazy busy? Also we bought HHN express pass, I'm wondering if this express pass works on the rides that are open during HHN? Much appreciated! Keri

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Oct 6, 2015 at 10:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Keri,

Yes, it includes the rides that are open as well as the houses.

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Oct 3, 2015 at 4:01 p.m. Deborah P Says...

Myself and 13 friends stayed at Cabana Bay Resort, all Florida residents, and went to HHN this past Thursday night. It was great. However, when going through security the physically went searching through our purses. The security guys physically reached into my purse where my cash and credit cards were, pulled my cigarettes out of my purse, opened the pack up then touching my cigarettes with his nasty fingers. The he takes my purse size bottle of Alieve and opens that and dumps some of the pills out into the palm of his hand...who does that? I have never gone though any security at that park or any other park that did this so intrusively! Then my girlfriend that had a back pack they literally dumped everything out and handled everything in her back pack. She was carrying items for a number of friends within the group that did not want to carry a purse and one being a friend that's diabetic. She had orange juice and snacks packed for her in case she had a sugar crash. GUESS WHAT...that jerk of security guard took all her snacks and OJ and trhew them in the garbage!!! THEN after our second house our friend had a sugar crash where her sugar levels were checked by a medic on the property and it was in the 40's...he managed to get her up to 54 and recommeded she leave or go the hospital. There was no OJ to be found on the property and we could not find any snacks that she needed to get her sugar levels up well into an our of being treated my the park's security. Had we had the OJ and snacks for her we could have cured her sugar crash much sooner before her levels dropped so dangerously low. She left the park...the rest of us lost time within the park thanks to their wonderful security that were such asses!

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Oct 12, 2015 at 12:28 p.m. gg Says...

Prayers for yours friend. :-( that she's o.k.

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Oct 11, 2015 at 2:47 p.m. cristina k Says...

I know Universal isn't going to publicly answer this, but as a caring Florida resident pass holder I would like to say Im so so sorry for the terrible and scary ordeal that ur friend had to experience, and for the amount of money you gave to Universal to have such a horrible experience and lost time. I know it may not mean much coming from us, but when I scrolled down to see what Universal had to say for themselves and saw no response whatsoever, I felt compelled to respond myself. Again I am so sorry that happened to you all :-(

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Sep 30, 2015 at 7:15 p.m. Kyle Says...

Hello,

I'm going to HHN on October 24th. My friend and I are going for the first time. We are going to do Universal first and then stay for HHN. Any tips or recommendations? We can't afford the express passes unfortunately. So any help would be great!

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Sep 30, 2015 at 12:07 a.m. Trina Tran Says...

This is my first time attending HHN. If I solely purchase a ticket for the event, will I still be able to go on the rides that will be open? Or will I have to purchase a park pass as well?

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Sep 30, 2015 at 10:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Trina,

The Halloween Horror Nights ticket includes all of the rides listed above in the post!

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Sep 28, 2015 at 9:10 p.m. Daniela Says...

I am going on October 15th. Do you think I will need a fast pass since it is on a Thursday? Thanks!!

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Sep 29, 2015 at 11:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daniela,

Having Express Pass isn't a bad idea for any of these nights. With more houses this year and the popularity of the event continuing to grow, it's busy even on slower nights. If you want to experience all of the houses plus the new shows and scare zones, I would recommend it or attending two nights. Keep in mind that the Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass is separate from the regular park Express Pass.

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Sep 26, 2015 at 11:49 p.m. Melissa Says...

Can I bring a GoPro camera as long as I only use it on the streets?

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Sep 28, 2015 at 2:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

Yes, that should be no problem.

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Sep 26, 2015 at 6:10 p.m. Aaron Says...

Hello, I'm going on October 8th, how long do you think the waiting time is going to be?

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Sep 24, 2015 at 12:55 a.m. Ashley Says...

Will Harry Potter world be included in the one night event pass???

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Sep 24, 2015 at 8:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley,

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley is open during Halloween Horror Nights.

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Sep 26, 2015 at 11:25 p.m. Mandy Says...

Are there some less scary areas such as Diagon Alley for those who get scared a little too easily?

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Sep 28, 2015 at 2:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mandy,

Any of the areas not in the scare zones should be fine. Springfield and Diagon Alley are probably the two largest.

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Sep 22, 2015 at 3:21 p.m. Mimi Says...

Hi,

I'm going this Thursday thru Monday to Orlando. And we plan to go Friday and Saturday and buying the two park pass. I see they having halloween events happening those days but I'm a chicken so i don't want to do any of that stuff. Do the parks close early b/c of this and kick you out b/c u don't have the halloween pass? Which park is safe from Halloween??

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Sep 23, 2015 at 1:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mimi,

The Halloween event is after Universal Studios closes for the day, so you don't have to worry about being afraid during the day. You can see the regular park hours on our Crowd Calendar.

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Sep 21, 2015 at 8:26 p.m. Dee Says...

My husband and I are going to Universal Oct 9-11th. We bought HHN tickets but am wondering which day would be best and least crowded to go: Friday or Sunday (Sunday being the day before Columbus Day holiday)?

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Sep 22, 2015 at 9:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dee,

We'd go with Sunday over Friday.

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Sep 21, 2015 at 2:53 p.m. Jeff Says...

First off, I have been attending the event with my wife for well over 17 years. As of 10 years ago, upon moving to Apopka, FL from Miami, FL, we have purchased the 'Frequent Fear Plus w/ Express' and have attended the Annual Passholder Party every year. On Opening night this year, it was the worst ever. The passholder event is just a long, wrap-around line that does nothing more than aggravate the masses. The express passes were obviously over-sold. The average wait with the express pass on the 18th and 19th was about an hour. A joke!

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Sep 28, 2015 at 8:44 p.m. Jay Says...

I'm not so sure. I have been at the event every night and almost every express pass line has been far less than an hour. It seems like the extra attractions have helped wait times this year.....

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Sep 19, 2015 at 10:20 p.m. Carlos Says...

Hello. Sorry for the obvious question but, at what time the event ends?? Thank you.

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Sep 23, 2015 at 1:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carlos,

The events usually end at 1 or 2 a.m.

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Sep 17, 2015 at 1:12 a.m. Rod H. Says...

Any info if The Minions ride will be open? They were last year....Thanks!!!!

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Sep 17, 2015 at 9:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rod,

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem will be open :)

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Oct 18, 2015 at 6:04 p.m. Sebastyan Says...

Wow! I had no clue! Thank you for adressing that.

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Sep 15, 2015 at 8:39 p.m. Kelly Says...

The event starts at 6:30 but they usually let you in the park about a 1/2 earlier. Somewhere I read it said to find the houses that will let you in earlier instead of getting in line and waiting. How do you know which houses start early though? Also, I am going Saturday on opening weekend and I looked at the weather and it looks to be a wet one. Anyone go on a rainy night and still have a good time? I hate for it to spoil the night. Only get one shot to go. I would think none of the scare zones would be going if it is raining. That would stink.

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Sep 16, 2015 at 6:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

Universal's employees will direct you to the open houses, so that won't be an issue. We've been on a night when it's rained, and depending on how wet it is, Universal does sometimes scale back on scare actors in the scare zones out of safety for everyone. The houses will still be open. I wouldn't let it stop you :)

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Sep 13, 2015 at 6:24 p.m. Michael Says...

My wife went last year and got me to head down with her this year. I'm a rabid amateur photographer. I plan on bringing my hi-end camera and flash to shoot the street scenes and actors. I fully understand flash photography isn't allowed inside any of the mazes or houses. I'll flip the switch to kill the flash, but will I be able to shoot with my DSLR inside the "no flash" zones?

I'm NOT doing this professionally, just a serious hobbiest.

We plan on being there 24Sep through 28Sep and most likely doing Thru, Fri and Sun nights!!

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Sep 14, 2015 at 8:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael,

We have been told at some of the houses, absolutely no cameras, but from our experience, as long as you don't use flash, you are fine shooting pics. Of course, it could be different thisyear. Bear in mind that if you stop to take the photos, people behind you do sometimes get annoyed ;)

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Sep 12, 2015 at 7:02 p.m. Kerri Says...

help!

We are staying at a Disney hotel as we are splitting the trip between Universal & Disney. Were going to HNN for the first time on October 28th, but my question is how do we go about transportation to & from HNN back to the Disney hotel? (As Disney obviously isn't going to offer free transport to another theme park) in the past we've used Mears, but would they still be open when HNN closes? and how much would it cost for a taxi?

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Sep 23, 2015 at 10:58 p.m. Lisa Says...

Hi Kerry,

We did this last year, so I would highly recommend Uber. It is half the cost and if you are a first time user, your first ride is free:)

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Aug 19, 2016 at 12:57 a.m. Ian Says...

How much was the Uber coming and going to hhn from Disney area. Thanks!

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Sep 14, 2015 at 9:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kerri,

You can estimate the cost of a taxi. Depending on how many are in your party, you may consider renting a car? Arranging tickets at that time shouldn't be a problem.

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Sep 10, 2015 at 9:52 p.m. Sebastyan Says...

Me and my father are headed to the park for HHN 25 and I was wondering what the typical waits for Sundays are. Also, it is my first year, and although I do expect to get really scared, I was wondering if you guys know which ones might be the most full and if an Express Pass is necessary to actually enjoy anything. Thank you for the information on how to survive!

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Sep 14, 2015 at 2:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sebastyan,

Expect waits no matter when you go. Even on Sundays you'll be looking at plus 1 hour waits on some of the houses. Those in the Woody Woodpecker zone typically have the shortest waits, because they are tucked away from the others.

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Oct 18, 2015 at 6:09 p.m. Sebastyan Says...

Thank you again! I just have one more question. What are typical ride waits? My friend tells me the latest are like 30 mins but another said some were 65 mins. What gives?

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Oct 26, 2015 at 1:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sebastyan,

Ride wait times fluctuate throughout the evening and depending on the ride.

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Sep 10, 2015 at 1:56 p.m. Carol J Says...

We have plans to attend Universal on a day that HHN is happening, but we don't want to attend the party... We are really only there for the HP World with our young children. Should we still go on this day and just leave when the park closes? The scary parts aren't until later on or does the park close early like Magic Kingdom does? WE don't want any unnecessary scares, but we've already planned out our week and gotten reservations etc. really don't want to change if we don't have to... Help

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Sep 10, 2015 at 11:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carol,

Only Universal Studios Florida closes early for Halloween Horror Nights. Universal's Islands of Adventure will be open later, so you may want to consider the Park to Park Ticket. You can see park hours on our Crowd Calendar. The scary parts do not begin until the evening hours, so no worries there!

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Sep 7, 2015 at 7:43 p.m. Becky Says...

I've heard in a podcast there is a separate line for bag check, that can be a long wait. Would cargo pants help avoid this wait?

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Sep 8, 2015 at 7:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Becky,

Yes, there is a separate line for bag check. I am not sure that cargo pants would help, but what would is if you keep what you carry in to a minimum. Have any bags opened already, so that you don't have to hold up the line, because everything will be searched.

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Sep 6, 2015 at 12:43 a.m. Jacqui Says...

Hi there,

I love HHNs and I've been twice in LA. This is my first time in Orlando. (I'm from Australia otherwise I'd go every year)

We are staying at Hard Rock and got 4 day universal pass and I purchased RIP tours for HHN. Once reading your info above it says that you get seating for Bill & Ted but not the other show. I thought all attractions were included in RIP. Could you please confirm as I am spending a bomb and don't want to miss out on anything.

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Sep 10, 2015 at 6:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jacqui,

The Jack the Clown show is not officially part of the tour, but you might be able to catch the show if you request it from the guide or catch it as you're walking by.

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Sep 5, 2015 at 5:24 p.m. Claudia Says...

Hi, my husband and I are planning to go to Universal Studios on Oct 29th (a thursday) and we are not staying for HHN, do you think we are going to face long lines during the day because of the night events?

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Sep 8, 2015 at 8 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Claudia,

Not necessarily. The event will likely bring in some increase in crowds during the day, but many of the Halloween Horror Nights attendees are local residents, many of whom will be working that day and just come in for the evening.

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Aug 8, 2017 at 6:42 p.m. Jen Says...

I am wondering if you can purchase a combination pass for during the day (park hopper) and Halloween night ticket for the same day entry, or do you have to buy the tickets separately?

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Aug 9, 2017 at 7:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen,

There are no combination tickets. You' need to purchase the HHN ticket and Park-to-Park tickets separately. We DO sell both at a discount! Our HHN Flex Ticket may work for you!

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Aug 27, 2015 at 5:57 p.m. Kelly Says...

Hi! This will be the first year i am going to Halloween Horror Nights and my boyfriend and i will be going October 7th, we bought our express passes. Do you think we will be able to get through everything in one night or we should buy another night pass? Thanks :)

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Aug 27, 2015 at 2:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

This is a good night to visit, and you should be able to experience most everything in one night, but if you wanted to experience everything and some of the houses more than once, I would think about two nights or Express Passes.

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Sep 3, 2015 at 10:13 a.m. Lisa D-F Says...

We will be headed to HHN25 on Thursday, Sept 24, express passes.... yes or no?

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Sep 8, 2015 at 8:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

Although this is a better night in terms of crowds, there is not going to be a "dead night" (other than the creatures). Express Passes will be helpful on all of the nights if you can afford them.

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