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Your Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

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Summary

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

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

 

Overview of Halloween Horror Nights

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

Halloween Horror Nights 2022 Dates and Tickets

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Entrance

The event runs select nights from September through November at Universal Studios Florida. In 2022, Halloween Horror Nights will kick off Sept. 2 and run until Oct. 31. The event typically lasts from 6:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. or 2 a.m (usually, with October dates running an hour later than September dates). The event initially runs on weekends, then expands to include Wednesdays and Thursdays closer to Halloween. While all nights are popular, the crowds generally increase as it gets closer to Halloween. The 2022 event dates are:

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

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

An HHN ticket will not get you into the theme parks during regular hours. No need to worry, though! We also offer discount tickets for Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure or Universal's Volcano Bay if you want to visit during the day. Universal Studios Florida generally closes at 5 p.m. for those not staying for the event (though Universal's Islands of Adventure will maintain its normal closing time if you have a park-to-park ticket and would like to hop). You'll also need regular park admission if you want to take advantage of Halloween Horror Nights early entry (more on this below). And don't froget, you can book your discount hotel through us too! If you can't get enough screams in one night, there are usually multi-night tickets available directly through Universal Orlando. Stay tuned for HHN Express passes, R.I.P. tours and Behind-the-Screams tours.

Best Dates to Attend

Unlike many other fall theme park events that generally bring in families for one night, Halloween Horror Nights Orlando scares up a good portion of guests, especially locals, who attend multiple nights throughout the season to experience the fear over and over. The nature of the event and the number of locals have a significant impact on crowds. Saturdays are the busiest nights, with Friday nights not too far behind them. The very best nights to attend as far as crowds go are Wednesdays. It is nearly impossible to see everything in one night without upgrading your experience (which we'll get into later). Still, picking the best night to attend, as well as following our tips below, will help you see and do as much as you can.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Special Experiences

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - The Storyteller Scissors

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

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

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

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

Halloween Horror Nights 2022 Touring Plan

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

We recommend getting to the park at least 45 minutes ahead of the official opening at 6:30 p.m. to make the most of your time. Typically, Universal opens the gates earlier than the official starting time. (If you're staying at one of the Universal Orlando Resort properties — Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Universal's Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls ResortUniversal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal's Aventura Hotel or Universal's Endless Summer — take advantage of the priority entrance gate until 8 p.m. to get in more quickly.) In our experience, the gates begin to open for guests between 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

The very best way to do more at the event is to take advantage of Halloween Horror Nights Early Entry, also known as Stay and Scream. You'll need regular park admission and a Halloween Horror Nights ticket to do this, but many of you will already be spending the day in the parks, so why not take advantage? We've written a full post on how Halloween Horror Nights Early Entry works. In 2021, we were able to knock out two houses before the event officially started at 6:30 p.m (on a Thursday night in September).

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

Because of the number of houses and the popularity of the event, it is impossible to see them all in one night. We recommend choosing four or five must-do houses and get those in first. Then, see if you have any time left after you’ve checked them off the list. Those of you who are staying in the park or arriving ahead of the official opening could do five, six or perhaps even more houses. If you want to experience everything, either purchase a Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass (only sold through Universal), plan on visiting Halloween Horror Nights multiple nights or opt for a R.I.P. Tour (only sold through Universal).

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Map

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

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022 Houses

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

Universal Monsters: Legends Collide

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

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

Halloween

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

The Horrors of Blumhouse

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

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

Halloween Horror Nights Scare Zones

Second to the houses, but central to the terror, are the street experiences, more commonly referred to as "scare zones." The scare zones are in various open areas of the park with their own sets, sounds and, yes, even scents. Expect to be terrified and harassed by creatures of the night. These scare actors come out of nowhere and have no illusions about respecting your personal space (although they are not allowed to touch you, and you are not allowed to touch them)! We do not have information on the 2022 scare zones, but take a look at the ones from 2021.

Crypt TV

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

Halloween Horror Nights - Crypt TV

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

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - 30 Years 30 Fears

30 Years, 30 Fears

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

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

Seek And Destroy

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

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Seek and Destroy

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

Gorewood Forest

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Terra Queen

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

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

Lights, Camera, Hacktion: Eddie's Revenge

Halloween Horror Nights - Treaks and Foons

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

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

Halloween Horror Nights Entertainment

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

Marathon of Mayhem: Carnage Factory

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Carnage Factory

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

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

Halloween Nightmare Fuel

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Nightmare Fuel

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

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

Rides Open During Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Men in Black

While most of the focus of the night is on horror, some of the rides are open too. Waits are very low during this time, so it's a great way to experience them if you don't care as much about the houses. (Note that the regular Express Pass does not work during Halloween Horror Nights — if you want to skip the ride lines during the event, you'll need an HHN Express Pass.)

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

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

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

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Dining and Merchandise

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Pizza Fries

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

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

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

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

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Frankenstein Cupcake

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

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Tribute Store

Each year, the event’s merchandise typically features all of the haunted houses and scare zones, so you’ll be sure to find a nice memento (whether it’s a T-shirt or a souvenir cup) for Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022. You can usually look for T-shirts and other ghoulish delights in the Tribute Store in Universal Studios Florida which will open closer to the start of the event. Last year, the Five and Dime store in the Hollywood section of the park had shirts, posters, backpacks and more from the HHN preview merchandise display.

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

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Tips

1. Buy Your Tickets in Advance

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

2. Consider an Express Pass

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Express Kiosk

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

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

3. Arrive Early

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Hotel Guest Entrance

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

4. Leave the Kids at Home 

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

5. Leave Your Costumes and Masks at Home

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Crypt Scare Actor

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

6. Dress Light and Stay Hydrated

Is it just us, or is September in Orlando hotter than ever before? Despite taking place mostly after dark, we were still sweating our lil' frog legs off all weekend at Halloween Horror Nights 30. Wear cool, comfortable clothes.

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

7. Only Bring the Necessities

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

8. Have a Plan

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

9. Eat Early

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Mel's DIE-IN

You'll find snacks for sale, as well as alcohol in abundance, throughout the park. Look for carts set up along the streets. Lines for food and drinks can get long at times! Fuel up before you leave or early in the evening, and you can spend more time getting the daylights scared out of you.

Here were the Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2021 dining options (in addition to food and beverage carts):

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

10. Splurge on Snacks

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

11. Watch Out for the Creatures of the Night!

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

12. Respect the Scare Actors

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

Halloween Horror Nights - Hacktion Scare Actor

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

Related: Halloween Horror Nights Early Entry

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Jul 19, 2017 at 4:20 p.m. Dave Says...

On previous visits, I've seen that you can purchase tickets for HHN while actually enjoying a day in the park, are these ticket prices cheaper than the add on that you can purchase at the gate? Or the price of the Coca Cola promotion (both currently at around the $83 mark for the day I'm going)? I have already purchased the express pass for the day from the HHN website, I'm just trying to work out which is going to be the cheapest option for the actual ticket.

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Jul 17, 2017 at 12:45 a.m. Ben Says...

Is the HHN just at universal studios or is it at islands of adventure as well? We will be coming with small children and are trying to plan the day.. maybe start at Studios and end in IOA in the evening

Thanks

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Jul 17, 2017 at 4:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ben,

Halloween Horror Nights is just at Universal Studios. Your plan sounds like a great one, as crowds will start to build at Universal Studios once it gets closer to the event time in the evening.

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Jul 14, 2017 at 2:53 p.m. Heather Says...

Is it worth it to book the RIP tour or would an express pass be sufficient for Friday, Sept 29?

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Jul 14, 2017 at 12:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

It depends on what you're wanting to do. If you want to do everything the RIP tour includes, then yes it would be worth the purchase. However, if you're just wanting minimal waits for the houses (and don't care much for the extra stuff on the RIP tour), then an Express Pass would be sufficient. We predict Sept. 29 to be a medium crowded day, so an Express Pass would definitely cut the wait down for you.

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Jul 13, 2017 at 9:36 p.m. Leon Says...

Hi!

My family and I are going on Oct 31th, 2017.

Do you think we will we be able to visit all the houses on this day with the HHN Express Pass?

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Jul 14, 2017 at 12:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leon,

Oct. 31 will definitely be one of (if not the most) crowded days of the event. Having the Express Pass will help avoid extremely long waits, but you should still expect heavy crowds and lines. The pass can cut your wait time by half usually. That being said, the waits can reach as long as two hours on peak nights, so you still might have to wait up to an hour for one house.

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Jul 8, 2017 at 5:44 p.m. Jess Says...

Hey!

I'm going to Orlando from the Sept 29th to Oct 2nd.

I was planning on going to Island of Adventure and Univesal on Friday and Saturday during the day. And on Sunday attend the HHN.

At what time will the parks be closing to prepare for the HHN?

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Jul 9, 2017 at 8:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jess,

Our Crowd Calendar lists park operating ours. Check it out to help plan your visit.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 6, 2017 at 2:12 p.m. Bel Says...

Hey there! I'll be attending on Oct 28th, which is Saturday. I don't really have the chance to go on any other date so I want to be realistic as to how peak will this day actually be. Would the waiting be around 3hours like most say? Do you recommend the express pass? Which I don't really think I can afford!

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Jul 6, 2017 at 4:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bel,

Saturdays are extremely popular, so the 3-hour waits would definitely apply. We recommend the express pass to ease that wait time and see more mazes and houses!

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Jun 11, 2017 at 9:14 p.m. Alberto Says...

Does anyone at what time the HHN closes? this means my wife is going to pick up me at the end, but I dont know if it is till midnight or later. Thanks

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Jun 11, 2017 at 6:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alberto,

We have not seen official operating hours posted yet. Depending on the evening, we would expect closing times after midnight or later.

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May 20, 2017 at 10:13 a.m. robyn Says...

im going to hhn 27 but I'm going to universal in july can i buy tickets then for hhn?

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May 22, 2017 at 8:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Robyn,

As as far as we know, only day-of HHN tickets are sold at the gate. Your best bet would get them in advance online.

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May 23, 2017 at 4:21 p.m. Laura R Says...

Do you know when/if you will be selling HHN tickets?

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May 24, 2017 at 8:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

We're working on getting HHN tickets. Keep checking back with us!

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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.

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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.

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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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