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Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 Survival Guide

by Leap on October 1, 2019 2161 Orlando

Breaking news, frogs! Universal Orlando Resort announced the dates for Halloween Horror Nights 30! The event will be returning for its 30th anniversary for 39 select nights from Thursday, Sept. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. You'll face all-new scares and reimagined haunts inspired by the past in 10 brand-new haunted houses, five scare zones, live entertainment and more. Details about Halloween Horror Nights 30 will be unmasked next year. Stay tuned for updates!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando PinterestIt's that scary time of year again! Fog is in the air, and your worst nightmares are wreaking havoc inside Universal Studios Florida for Halloween Horror Nights. The most creative minds at Universal Orlando have brewed up new houses and scare zones to haunt you like never before on select nights from Sept. 6 to Nov. 2, 2019.

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. We were lucky to attend a couple nights of the event so we could share all of the terrifying details. Check out our guide to learn what you should expect and how to navigate this popular event! 

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

Halloween Horror Nights 29 Dates & Best Times to Visit

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Line at Entrance

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, 17-21, 23-27, 29-31
  • November 1-2

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

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, 21, 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

It'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). We are also hoppy to announce we are offering Halloween Horror Nights tickets this year. And don't froget, you can book your discount hotel through us too!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Houses & Strategy

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

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Blood Pit Line

We recommend getting to the park at least 45 minutes ahead of the official opening at 6:30 p.m. to make the most of your time. Typically, Universal opens the gates earlier than the official starting time. (If you're staying at one of the Universal Orlando Resort properties — Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Universal's Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls ResortUniversal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal's Aventura Hotel 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. This year, we were able to knock out three houses before the event officially started at 6:30 p.m (on a Thursday).

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

Stranger Things 

Fan-favorite Stranger Things has returned to Halloween Horror Nights Orlando in 2019. This all-new house takes you to Hawkins, Ind., and features scenes not only from season two of the show, but also the brand-new season three. With so much material to work with, this is the longest house of the night to walk (or run) through — our RIP tour guide said it has 14 scenes. You'll see your favorite characters, such as Eleven using her telekinesis powers, and face the creepy Demodogs. Flora hates to admit that she hasn't seen the show, but she was impressed ... as were super fans, like me!

Nightingales: Blood Pit

The original house Nightingales: Blood Pit transports you back to Ancient Rome during its worst drought in centuries. A ruthless emperor has declared that gladiatorial games will occur nonstop until the rains return. To add onto the bloodshed of the games, you find out the origin of the nightingales (which first appeared in 2011's Nightingales: Blood Prey) as they feast upon the dead and dying. We could practically smell death in the air. This house felt a bit claustrophobic but had some good jump scares that got us!

Universal Monsters

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Universal Monsters

In this new house, face many iconic monsters all in one — the more, the scarier! 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. My personal favorite was the Creature from the Black Lagoon scene because the lighting really makes you feel like you're underwater. (Look up to see a body "floating in the water" above you!)

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 sound design is incredible in this house! The blaring alarms and the buzzing of electrical failure heighten the urgency to get out as quickly as possible.

Ghostbusters

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Ghostbusters Entrance

I ain't afraid of no ghosts ... but I still got scared in this house! For the first time ever, Ghostbusters is coming to Halloween Horror Nights. Just in time for the original movie's 35th anniversary, you'll be transported to New York and walk through favorite scenes from the New York Public Library and the Temple of Gozer. Save the day with Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston, as you face Slimer, Gozer the Gozerian, Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and more ghoulish spirits. It's definitely more of a fun tribute house than one that's packed with jump scares. I don't want to spoil anything, but there was at least one jump scare that got me good!

Yeti: Terror of the Yukon

Fellow loggers and trappers have frozen to death while trying to escape the Yeti clan from the torn-apart logging camp in the remote Canadian tundra. But it's not just the winter elements you need to fear. You enter the labyrinth of caves into Yeti territory, and meet the same doom of those who came before you and couldn't escape. The beasts will not stop until the snow turns blood red. Look high and low for yetis in all shapes and sizes.

Us

Ready to face your evil doppelgänger? This haunted house is based off the horror movie hit, "Us," that was released earlier this year. Follow in the footsteps of Adelaide Wilson through the Wilson family beach house and Santa Cruz Pier, as well as the underground tunnels that stretch for miles below America. Beware of "The Tethered," a group of doppelgängers of every living man, woman and child in the country. They're ready for murder and revenge! As far as best sets go, we think this incredibly detailed house is at the top of the list.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Killer Klowns Photo-Op Outside House

Universal Orlando brought back last year's popular scare zone and has turned it into a full-fledged house. This new experience will feature the baby Klowns, Boco and Klownzilla, who weren't at last year's scare zone but are ready to bring terror this year. Before you enter their circus tent, grab a photo with some of those Killer Klowns. Don't be fooled by the sweet smells of cotton candy and buttery popcorn ... it's a sign that the Klowns are right around the corner! And don't let the bright neon colors and whimsical carnival music distract you. The Klowns can come at you from any direction — in my case, two directions at the same time.

Graveyard Games

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Graveyard Games

In Ascension Parish Cemetery, it's normal to find teenagers playing games among the tombstones. But it appears that two teens went too far, and they have defaced the cemetery and awakened the spirits. Ghosts of every shape and form will seek revenge as you try to escape the maze of mausoleums and decaying coffins. While waiting in line for this original haunted house, you can chat with a few teens and town storytellers to learn more about the history and legends of the cemetery. You just need your phone to open Facebook Messenger to the Halloween Horror Nights page. *Spoiler alert*: Hands down, the creepiest part is at the end as you hear the ghosts whispering, "Come play with us," in total darkness.

House of 1000 Corpses

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - House of 1000 Corpses

Let's just start off with the facts. Yes, there are a thousand corpses in this house. You confront the Firefly family and encounter the legendary Dr. Satan. Keep an eye out for Fish Boy, the latest addition to Captain Spaulding’s Museum of Monsters and Madmen. If you don't like guts and gore, this house probably isn't the one for you.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Park Map 

Check out the official park map for Halloween Horror Nights 29, so you can get an idea of the layout of the haunted houses and scare zones. 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)!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019 Scare Zones:

Zombieland Double Tap

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Zombieland Double Tap

Based off the Zombieland movie and its upcoming sequel, this scare zone welcomes you to the United States of Zombieland. Fend off the spreading infection and bloodthirsty zombies. Just remember: always double tap and beware of the bathrooms. The blue lighting and extra fog hide the zombies pretty well!

Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe

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

Anarch-Cade

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Anarch-Cade

Neon slashers are out to play this 80s-inspired arcade game, which has taken over Avenue of the Stars. However, you'll quickly learn that "Game Over" means a permanent end for you. This is one of the first ones you encounter. We love the neon colors and arcade game-inspired props.

Vanity Ball

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Vanity Ball Scare Zone

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

Vikings Undead

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Vikings Undead

Face brutal undead Viking warriors, who have risen and taken over Central Park. Expect a lot of bloodlust and gore from this scare zone. We spotted a very tall Viking who seemed to be in charge of scaring guests entering their territory. Out of all the scare zones, we enjoyed this one the most because it completely transforms once the sun goes down. It's also the narrowest, so you're forced closer to the Vikings.

Halloween Horror Nights Shows: 

Academy of Villains: Altered States

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Academy of Villains: Altered States

The Academy of Villains show returns this year with an epic experiment of mind and body. Man’s true nature is dragged out into the dark, gothic streets of anarchy. This all-new performance features a killer mix of theatrics and dance, including an aerial performer and a mind-blowing contortionist that you just can't look away from. Catch the show at 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 10:30 p.m. or 11:45 p.m.

Halloween Marathon of Mayhem

A brand-new show is providing spooks and scares at this year's event! The lagoon lights up with iconic scenes from Stranger ThingsGhostbustersUniversal Monsters and Killer Klowns from Outer Space, with water effects, lasers and projections. Shows take place at 10 p.m., 11 p.m. and 12 a.m. each night, and it's only 10 minutes long. If you're in the area and it's close to showtime, it's worth checking out. But don't stress over it if you need hit more haunted houses!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Food and Beverages

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

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Pizza Fries

The Pizza Fries are back, and they're as popular as ever. These crinkle-cut fries topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and sausage are basically our dream menu item. However, adding some competition is the brand-new S'mores Fries (sweet potato fries, marshmallow, chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs).

Stranger Things has inspired a series of tents called Starcourt Mall Food Court, which is dedicated to the restaurants spotted in the background of season 3, such as Imperial Panda (Chinese food) and Ole Amigo (Mexican food).

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Starcourt Mall

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

I was especially impressed by the beer selection at the special event drink booths. With quite a few craft beers on tap, the Pumpkinhead Ale was my favorite. This was the perfect Halloween Horror Nights beverage for me and perhaps for many other 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 you’ll be sure to find a nice memento (whether it’s a T-shirt or a souvenir cup) for Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019.

This year, we were obsessed with the variety 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 Ghostbusters to Universal Monsters. 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

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Scareactor Dining Experience

Visitors can scare up an appetite at the Scareactor Dining Experience, at Universal Studios' Classic Monsters Cafe. Scareactors are available for photo ops, as you enjoy a themed, all-you-can-eat buffet. This package is  $49.99 (plus tax) and includes dinner, a digital download of one photo taken during the experience and more. Get more details and book here.

Available on select event nights:

Sep. 6, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29

Oct. 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31

The first seating begins at 5 p.m.

RIP and Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tours

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

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

Halloween Horror Nights 29 Rides

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Men In Black

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

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

Note: When we visited 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 that Fast & Furious, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts and TRANSFORMERS were closed for the night by 11 p.m.

Our Top Tips for Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 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 (bonus: you can save money too). You don't want to have to wait in any more lines than you have to!

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

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

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

Get to the park early

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Holding Area

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 guests have a dedicated line from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the left side of the entrance. Even better is staying in the park after it closes for early entry, so you can hit a few houses before it gets super busy later at night.

Leave the kids at the hotel 

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

Leave your costumes and masks at home

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

Dress light and stay hydrated

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Anarch-cade

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

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

Only take the necessities

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

Have a plan

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

Eat early

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Mel's DIE-IN

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

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

Splurge on snacks

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Candy Corn Frozen Drink

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

Watch out for the creatures of the night!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Chainsaw Creature of the Night

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

Respect the scare actors

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Rob Zombie Scare Zone

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

Are you planning on attending Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2019? 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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Oct 25, 2016 at 2:01 a.m. Cherie Says...

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

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

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

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Oct 25, 2016 at 12:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

The HHN Express Pass is just good for the event.

Keep hopping!

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Apr 22, 2017 at 8:28 p.m. Kymesha Johnson Says...

Hi I love Halloween horror nights too????

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Oct 16, 2016 at 12:41 p.m. Melissa Says...

Hello- I apologize if this question has been answered already. Bought an HHN ticket and express pass. Will the express pass be allowed one time for each ride that's open, such as Gringotts, or will it only work on a couple rides? Trying to decide whether to attempt Harry Potter or not...

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Oct 21, 2016 at 10:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

Just to confirm, your Express Pass is for Halloween Horror Nights? If so, it includes one time use for each ride that is open and each house.

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Oct 10, 2016 at 1:07 a.m. Karissa Says...

Hello,

This is our first year where we will be attempting to go to horror nights. I know halloween is on a monday this year. I know it's impossible to know this answer for sure but do you think it would be possible to get same day tickets for halloween night?

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Oct 11, 2016 at 12:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karissa,

It is possible if you are OK taking a chance.

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Oct 11, 2016 at 12:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karissa,

It is possible if you are OK taking a chance.

Keep hopping!

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Oct 2, 2016 at 4:17 p.m. Billy Says...

October 23 might need to be moved to most crowded the locals have school off on the 24th and the express is 139.99 that night, it will most likely be the most crowded Sunday of the season.

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Oct 3, 2016 at 10:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Billy,

Great catch!

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Oct 23, 2016 at 6:15 p.m. lauren Says...

The school calendar does not show that Orange County schools are closed Oct 24. Are you certain local schools close this day? Why would they?

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Sep 30, 2016 at 10:05 p.m. Winnie Says...

Hi!

I am staying at a Universal resort and I will have a express pass from them. Do you know if I can use that express pass at Horror Nights as well?

Thanks

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Oct 3, 2016 at 10:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Winnie,

Unfortunately you cannot. But do take advantage of the priority entrance for resort guests (right side of the entrance) if you aren't staying in the park. You can get in more quickly.

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Sep 29, 2016 at 6:06 p.m. Aimee Rigor Says...

Are we allowed to bring in hydroflask containers into the park?

and can they be filled with water already or must they be empty before entering?

Does the same rules apply for Universal Studios Hollywood?

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Oct 12, 2016 at 10:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aimee,

They should be OK but would need to be empty.

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Sep 28, 2016 at 1:31 p.m. Jose Says...

I purchased HHN Express Passes in advance, and now, someone in our party cannot attend. I don't expect a refund, but it says they can't be transferable. Do they really check ID's to ensure they match the name on the preprinted Express Pass?

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Oct 11, 2016 at 9:54 p.m. Jeanne Mcintyre Says...

I have been to Halloween horror nights for 13 years in a row I have never had them check and ID for a single day pass. If the passes are multi-day however they do use thumbprint technology to assure that the same person that use the ticket on the first night continues to use it on all the available nights.

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Sep 28, 2016 at 2:02 a.m. Ian Says...

Do you know roughly how long each haunted house is? I saw walkthroughs of 3-4 minute are they really that short? I also got the RIP tour do you think 7pm is too early will it still be light out to experience do you recommend I change it to later Thanks!

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Oct 20, 2016 at noon FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ian,

Yes, the houses are that short or shorter. I think 7 p.m. is fine since many of the houses are covered and indoors.

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Sep 27, 2016 at 6:20 p.m. Lisa Says...

I purchased a ticket for hhn at universal orlando. Do i need a separate park pass to take advantage of the rides that are open during hhn?

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Oct 3, 2016 at 11:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

If you have the Halloween Horror Nights ticket, you do not need a separate ticket to ride the rides during the party.

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Sep 27, 2016 at 6:42 a.m. Lauren Says...

How long is the wait in the lines?

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Oct 3, 2016 at 11:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren,

Waits vary. If you arrive at opening, they can be short to non-existent. They can go up to a couple of hours.

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Sep 27, 2016 at 6:40 a.m. Linda Says...

Do Florida residence get a discount on the express pass? If not what days are recommended in late October to go to HHN?

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Oct 20, 2016 at 12:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda,

No, they do not. The post outlines the best days in late October, a Wednesday or Thursday is ideal.

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Sep 27, 2016 at 12:34 a.m. Lydia Says...

The article mentions once all the HHN info is set there will be a touring plan released. Has this been published yet?

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Oct 3, 2016 at 11:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lydia,

We have added our advice above!

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Sep 26, 2016 at 2:18 p.m. Mirta Says...

This is my first time to HHN. Is it required for a park pass to be purchased in addition to the HHN pass?

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Sep 28, 2016 at 7:24 p.m. Melissa Says...

Hi Mirta,

I think you were asking if you'll need a park admission pass as well as a HHN ticket. NO--you only need the HHN ticket for this event, unless you plan on hanging out at the park earlier in the day.

-Melissa

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Sep 26, 2016 at 10:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mirta,

Yes, you will still need to pay for parking.

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Sep 26, 2016 at 1:55 a.m. Ian T Aiuto Says...

I had two questions. I am going on 10/28 so excited we have booked the RIP tour so we can experience everything. I booked a 7pm time so we can ride the rides after but do you think we will experience everything if it still light out or should I change it??

I also am wondering how many minutes does it take to go through each house? Are they pretty decent length or short? I was seeing walkthrough 3-4 minutes each house but it in years past I don't remember them being that short! I am hoping that it isn't the entire house and just part. would appreciate any advice. Thanks so much!!

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Oct 3, 2016 at 11:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ian,

With the RIP tour, you can definitely experience all of the houses and shows.

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Sep 25, 2016 at 7:21 p.m. Patty Says...

We are planning on being at Universal October 15-17. Does HHN impact the closing time of IOA or will that park be open until 8 on Saturday the 15th? Just trying to plan and thinking doing IOA on the 15th, HHN on 16th and then we could have a day at USF on the 17th that goes until 8. Thanks for your help.

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Oct 3, 2016 at 11:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patty,

Yes, Universal's Islands of Adventure usually stays open later during Halloween Horror Nights. You can see the official opening and closing times for your dates on our crowd calendar.

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Sep 15, 2016 at 6:35 p.m. Brad Says...

When you do a 2 or 3 day park to park with HHN, does that get you access into HHN each day or just once?

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Sep 21, 2016 at 11:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brad,

Specific details are on the ticket pages, but these combo tickets offer one night admission for Halloween Horror Nights. You can see all of our Universal Orlando discount ticket options here:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/universal-orlando-resort/

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Sep 15, 2016 at 6 p.m. Amy Says...

Hi! I saw in the first paragraph of this story, that you are once again offering discount tickets for this event. If I only want to attend HHN and not go to the park during the day, can I still buy a HHN discount ticket from this site? Thanks!

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Sep 21, 2016 at 10:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

This year, we are only offering the Park-to-Park Halloween Horror Nights Combo tickets. You can see all of our Universal Orlando discount ticket options here:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/universal-orlando-resort/

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Sep 14, 2016 at 4:11 p.m. Jesse Says...

Is it true after 10 pm express passes are half off at HHN?

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Sep 17, 2016 at 5:07 a.m. Jen McIntyre Says...

Yes passes are half price after 10pm.. The only caveat is that they could potentially sell out... I can't say the frequency of this but it is most likely to happen on Saturday nights, and Friday/Saturday nights late in October

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Sep 13, 2016 at 5:13 a.m. Janet C. Says...

Hi, I will be visiting HHN in October and have a question. I have lived in Florida only a year now but never got my Florida license, seeing as I do not drive so there wasn't much reason to get it. I plan on buying my ticket online and using a Coca-Cola UPC code to get my Florida resident price for the ticket. I plan to print them out at home as well. So my question is, will they ID me at the entrance if I already have my tickets? I am concerned that if they do ID me, they will not let me enter with a Fl resident ticket because I do not have a FL license.

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Sep 21, 2016 at 8:42 a.m. steven Says...

u need ur id when u pick up the tickets, if not you will be charge the difference for regular admission.

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Sep 19, 2016 at 7:54 p.m. Robin Says...

My son didnt have Florida ID but used copy of Florida lease which worked fine.

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Sep 18, 2016 at 1:59 p.m. Lori Says...

Hi Janet I purchased my tickets by phone and the customer service rep said I will have to show my license at the gate.

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Sep 14, 2016 at 3:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Janet,

Maybe others could share their experience, but it's a possibility you will need to show ID.

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Sep 14, 2016 at 3:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Janet,

Maybe others could share their experience, but it's a possibility you will need to show ID.

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Sep 17, 2016 at 9:48 p.m. Alexa Says...

No, they do not check ID at the gate!

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Sep 12, 2016 at 12:33 p.m. Michael Says...

I am attending Sunday, October 2nd, and I am also debating on an express pass for HHN, but I want to get the most out of my experience. With that day, do you have any suggestions on if I will be missing out on too much without an express pass?

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Sep 14, 2016 at 3:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael,

If you plan your evening carefully, you can generally get a lot done. These events are busy and there is a lot to see, so it's unlikely you would experience everything.

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Sep 6, 2016 at 12:43 p.m. monkeydevil Says...

We have Universal 2 day Park Hopper passes plus the HHN. Planning to do HHN on Sun 10/2 and will do one of the Universal Parks during the day. Does it matter which park we are in during the day? I am leaning toward USF that day and IOA another day.

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Sep 14, 2016 at 4:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

You can be in both parks during the day if you have Park-to-Park tickets, but you want to hop over to Universal Studios Florida before it closes at 5 p.m. if you want to remain in the park before Halloween Horror Nights, so you can get a jump on the action.

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Sep 2, 2016 at 3:27 p.m. Lisa Says...

I plan on attending universal studios at the end of September but all I want is to go to Harry Potter world. Will I be able to avoid any and all scarers and scare zones?

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Sep 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

Yes! You just need a regular park ticket, and you'll be fine.

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Sep 8, 2016 at 2 p.m. Jess Says...

We are in a similar situation. We are coming the week before HHN begins next year, but heard decorations are up already. We want to experience the whole park, but we have a 2 year who's less than thrilled about scary stuff. Are the decorations close to HHN decorations or just pumpkins etc? Should we go another time?

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Sep 14, 2016 at 4:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jess,

The props that are out during the day are very minimal. It should not be an issue.

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Aug 25, 2016 at 10:28 a.m. Erika Says...

Hi,

I'm planning to go on Sunday October 2 and I'm debating whether to purchase express passes because there is no school that following Monday and I'd really like to avoid an unexpected crowd. Any suggestions?

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Sep 3, 2016 at 3:58 p.m. Elise Says...

Usually during the day for October is pretty dead at the park

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Aug 23, 2016 at 9:09 p.m. Alice Says...

Is there any sexual things in the mazes or shows? ... I'm trying to avoid that. Reason why I won't go back to knotts try thrive on all of that.

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Sep 11, 2016 at 2:34 p.m. Sebastyan Says...

Although it might not be the case, American Horror Story is known to contain some sexual content, but they might tone it down.

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Aug 22, 2016 at 9:57 p.m. Joe Lee Says...

Hi Guys. The wife and I will be in Orlando from October 28th, so we figured the best night to visit would be October 31st. As this is a Monday, we figured it might be quieter, but will it actually be busier because it Halloween?

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Aug 28, 2016 at 7:20 p.m. Carly Says...

Halloween is one of the quietest nights actually. Most locals get HHN done before their own Halloween plans.

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Sep 27, 2016 at 6:48 a.m. Linda Says...

How dead is it? Like are the lines better then most nights or just by a little?

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Oct 3, 2016 at 10:18 a.m. Natalie Says...

My partner went to HHN on Halloween 2 years ago (after visiting many other times that month) and said it was the quietest he'd ever seen it, no waits longer than 30 mins for the houses so I would expect this year would be similar. Obviously because you can't wear costumes for the park, most parkgoers prefer to go else where on Halloween night.

Nat

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Aug 22, 2016 at 5:17 p.m. j Says...

I'm a resident. I don't want to hit the park during the day. I'm only interested in the hhn event. do I need to purchase a ticket for the park as well? or can I just purchase the hhn ticket?

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Aug 24, 2016 at 1:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi J,

You just need the Halloween Horror Nights ticket.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Melanie,

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

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

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

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

Hi Jody,

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

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

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

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

Hi Ale,

We will as soon as it's available!

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

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

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

Hi Rob,

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

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

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

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

Hi Maria,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very helpful! Thank you!

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

Hi Lexie,

Thanks for sharing—this information is so helpful!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Jessica,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Angela,

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

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

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

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

Hi Ethan,

Thanks for sharing. This is a great tip!

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

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

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

Hi Jade,

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

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

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

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

Hi Alyssa,

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

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

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

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

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

Best,

Jesse

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

Hi Jesse,

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

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

can any monsters anywhere touch children

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

Hi Melanie,

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

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

Hi!

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

Thanks!

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

Hi Michelle,

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

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

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

Thanx

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

Hi Michelle,

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

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

im purchasing the florida resident ticket but I don't

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

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

Hi there,

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

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

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

Thanks :)

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Nathalia,

They do not touch guests, at least not intentionally.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Deb,

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

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

Are we allowed to bring backpacks?

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

Hi Meghan,

Yes, you can.

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