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Your Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

by Leap on October 10, 2022 4311 Orlando   Video

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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! Already itching to hop back into the fog next year? Well, do we have a Halloween surprise for you! Universal has already announced that an all-new haunted house inspired by the USA & SYFY hit series, "Chucky", will be coming to HHN32. We can't wait to play with our favorite killer doll!

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Overview of Halloween Horror Nights Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights 31 is officially underway at Universal Studios Florida! Evocative of its anniversary, this year's event celebrates all things All Hallows' Eve — from the legend of the very first Halloween to the modern tradition of trick-or-treating and everything eerie in between. The Pumpkin Lord welcomes you to his dastardly domain. Keep reading to learn all you need to know about Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights. But first, a word of warning: Halloween Horror Nights is an intense event not suitable for all ages — and this post may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Dates and Tickets

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The event runs select nights from September through November at Universal Studios Florida. In 2022, Halloween Horror Nights kicked off Sept. 2 and will run until Oct. 31. For the first time this year, the event now runs from 6:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. every Wednesday to Sunday (except Sept. 14) and on Halloween night! While all nights are popular, the crowds generally increase as it gets closer to Halloween. Though this year, considering the event returns to "normal" for the first time since 2019, coupled with the general trend of increased travel in 2022, we expect a busier than normal season.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022 Dates

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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! And two ADDITIONAL dates have been added to the lineup to maximize the season's scares — Tuesday, Oct. 11 and Monday, Oct. 24.

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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 multi-night tickets now available directly through Universal Orlando. Additionally, Universal directly sells HHN Express Passes, R.I.P. Tours, Behind-the-Screams Tours, Scream Early tickets and a scare actor dining experience — all of which are currently available.

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

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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. This year, Universal's dastardly monsters are taking over. Guests staying at any of Universal Orlando's eight hotels can pose for photos with The Wolf Man, Dracula and The Mummy at "Universal Monsters: Gallery of Legends," an immersive themed experience honoring these icons of the silver scream. Additionally, the hotel's Swizzle Lounge has gotten a spooky makeover. Just walk right up to the bar and take your pick of one of the creepy specialty cocktails. These experiences will be available to hotel guests from Sept. 2 to Oct. 31, 2022.

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.

The scare actor dining experience is back this year! The buffet meal includes a photo opportunity with a scare actor and one digital download of one photo taken during the experience. Guests should arrive at Louie's Italian Restaurant 15 minutes early prior to the scheduled seating time printed on the back of their ticket.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Park 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 a 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. On opening night, the gates opened at 5:55 p.m.

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On opening night, Universal Monsters: Legends Collide hit its highest wait time of 100 minutes very early on at 6:50 p.m. whereas Bugs: Eaten Alive hit its highest wait time of 100 minutes fairly late at 11:20 p.m. The wait for Hellblock Horror never went over 50 minutes all night. Descendants of Destruction had low wait times at the beginning and end of the night and only sharply spiked to 90 minutes at around 7:10 p.m. Bugs: Eaten Alive, Dead Man's Pier: Winter's Wake, Fiesta de Chupacabras and Spirits of the Coven had their lowest wait times at the beginning of the night, whereas Hellblock Horror, Halloween and The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare all had their lowest wait times at the end of the night (the latter two of which only went under 45 minutes during the last hour of the night). The Weeknd, Halloween and The Horrors of Blumhouse all seemed to be the houses that people with early entry rushed to, but The Horrors of Blumhouse did hit a lull after the crowd exited at around 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. One way to do this is by having regular park admission and a Halloween Horror Nights ticket. If you're spending all day in the parks anyway, taking advantage of this option is a no-brainer! Another way is by purchasing a Scream Early ticket which will allow you to enter Universal Studios from 3 to 5 p.m. We've written a full post on how Halloween Horror Nights Early Entry works. This year, we got the most popular house of the event done before the official opening time!

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 nearly impossible to see them all in one night. We recommend choosing four or five must-do houses and getting those in first. Then, see if you have any time left after you’ve checked them off the list. Those who are staying in the park or arriving ahead of the official opening could do five, six or perhaps even more houses. We have been able to get all 10 houses done by utilizing Stay and Scream and being very strategic with our night — getting the bulk of the houses done during both the early entry period and the last two hours of the event, while taking the middle of the night when wait times are highest to get on rides and see shows.

If you want to experience everything, not have to worry about waiting in long lines, be a little more lax with your night and even get the opportunity to go through a few houses a second time, either plan on visiting Halloween Horror Nights multiple nights, opt for a R.I.P. Tour (only sold through Universal) or purchase a Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass (only sold through Universal).

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We cannot overstate how invaluable Express is. Using Express, our longest wait time all night was only 17 minutes for Halloween which had a posted wait time of 85 minutes and our shortest wait time was 7 minutes for Spirits of the Coven which had a posted wait time of 25 minutes. The most impressive use of the pass during the night was for The Horrors of Blumhouse which we only waited 9 minutes for while the posted wait time was 100 minutes. By saving our Express passes at the beginning of the night when wait times were still short, we were able to go back through Universal Monsters: Legends Collide with Express at the end of the night and only waited 10 minutes while the posted wait time was 25 minutes. In the last half hour of the night when Team Members eliminated the Express queues, we were also able to walk right into both Descendants of Destruction and Bugs: Eaten Alive!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Haunted Houses

From ginormous insects to ghostly fishermen and horror's biggest monsters to music's biggest superstar, beware. Danger lurks around every corner.

Spirits of the Coven

You've traveled back in time to the Roaring '20s and have fallen under the spell of an alluring troupe of flappers. Little did you know that these bewitching women are actually a coven of wicked witches. Watch in horror as they unveil their true haggish form and beg for mercy as they cast a dark curse in this spirited speakeasy.

Enter the Salem Meatpacking District where something sinister is brewing. This house starts out super fun with upbeat jazz music playing in a swingin' speakeasy. Suddenly, things take a turn for the wicked as the witches shed their glamorous facades and your only goal is to avoid fermentation.

Bugs: Eaten Alive

"Why, it's just the bee's knees!" You've been invited to tour a 1950s home of the future but what seems like a utopian paradigm quickly turns into a living nightmare when an infestation of insects moves in. Surrounded by slime and covered in creepy crawlers, being bitten is the least of your worries. Prepare for imminent extermination.

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Living up to its name, this house is crawling with insects of all shapes and sizes (literally). Described by many as this year's "comedy house," the concept is wildly creative as Bzzzcon Industries' Extermin-Air demonstration goes bad in the worst way possible. Be warned: this house is not for the trypophobic.

Fiesta de Chupacabras

Behold the legend of the chupacabra — a vicious creature from Latin American folklore that appears when the moon rises and feasts on the blood of any animal that dares cross its path. What starts as a colorful celebration turns into a brutal bloodbath as these thirsty monsters set their sights on you and your amigos.

This might just be as gory as it gets. Masked villagers hunt you down to feed you to the hungry monsters of the night. The masks are gorgeously crafted as are the many chupacabra puppets — whose bark might just be as bad as their bite. Soak in the smell of raw meat and roasting flesh. Tener cuidado, brave traveler.

Hellblock Horror

This is no ordinary penitentiary. The inmates here are the worst of the worst — monsters who have no concept of the word mercy. Enter with caution because if these creatures escape their captivity, every hallway becomes a mess hall. And you're on the menu.

A high-security prison escape is bad. It's infinitely worse when the prisoners are bloodthirsty monsters. Long-time Halloween Horror Nights fans will definitely recognize a few of the creatures in here. Be prepared for a dark hallway, disorienting fog and some striking strobe effects near the end.

Dead Man's Pier: Winter's Wake

A quiet and quaint New England fishing village like this is usually ripe with ghost stories. Do you have what it takes to survive one? Fishermen swallowed by the waves have washed ashore and are eager to seek their revenge. Hide from their hooks and navigate their nets. They'll stop at nothing to secure their live human bait.

This house is easily our favorite of the year as it features one of the most stunning set designs we've ever seen at HHN. Your journey takes you from an abandoned seaside village to a ghostly fishing vessel lost to time and the way each scene flows to the next is beautifully innovative. I don't want to spoil a lot but there's a moment with a violinist that is utterly breathtaking. If you want to see the house in all its ghostly glory, check out our walk-through below:

Descendants of Destruction

Deep inside the dark and deserted tunnels of New York's subway system reside hordes of hungry mutants. Against your better judgment, you descend into their feeding ground. Don't count on the trains for a quick escape. They haven't been in operation for quite some time.

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Another house with a particularly notable set design — especially the dilapidated subway station facade and the train that feels just as claustrophobic as the ones in New York City. This post-apocalyptic nightmare is truly terrifying and just gets more dark and more devious as you make your way through the tunnels.

The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare

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Prepare for "blinding lights," slashers, bandaged maniacs and terrifying toad-like creatures as you enter the nightmarish world of The Weeknd. His album "After Hours" and the visuals from accompanying music videos will be reimagined into this haunted house. You'll first enter the Nightmare Extraction, where you'll see a lifelike figure of The Weeknd strapped into a chair with a headset, with the grotesque images from his mind being pulled out of his head and flashing onto monitors all around — only to face all of those horrors throughout the rest of the house.

Set to some of The Weeknd's most beloved songs, this house is one humongous music video — and you're the star. From a masquerade gone mad to a disorienting mirror maze (yes, that one) and even a terrifying train that comes inches from making you roadkill, the pop star takes you under the knife and doesn't hold back. (Beware: this house is heavy on the strobe lights.)

The Horrors of Blumhouse

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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.

This house is basically two separate houses — however, each section takes you almost scene-by-scene through each frightening film. First, enter Blissfield where The Butcher is out for blood and has all kinds of tricks up his red leather sleeves. Then, enter 1978 Denver where you're taken by The Grabber and that unsettling phone on the wall is your only chance of escape. We think this house, specifically "The Black Phone" half, was the scariest of the night.

Halloween

If there's one thing we know about Michael Myers ... it's that he always comes 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"?

Are you prepared to relive the night he came home ... ? This house starts with Michael's childhood when he brutally murdered his sister and then jumps forward in time where you're caught in a cat-and-mouse game between the killer and the brave Laurie Strode. Hiding in every single corner and ultimately surrounding you on all sides, there's no escape from The Shape.

Universal Monsters: Legends Collide

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Universal dived 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 also help The Mummy and Dracula to rule mankind. Watch out because all three monsters have been pitted against each other on a bloody collision course of chaos — and you're about to be caught in the crossfire.

If you love Revenge of the Mummy, you'll love this house. The Egyptian tomb where it's set is absolutely gorgeous. Listen closely in the queue as you'll hear how The Wolf Man has located the amulet. Every night, a new monster is the winner of this battle, and on opening night, The Mummy came out on top.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 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)!

Horrors of Halloween

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The fog may not be the only thing you get a whiff of walking into Production Central. Terror has taken root at Halloween Horror Nights as the malevolent Pumpkin Lord makes his welcomed return. Navigate the vines and pay your respects to His Gourdliness. (Say hi to Li'l Boo for us!)

An epic entrance to the event, The Pumpkin Lord welcomes you to his kingdom. While this scare zone is fairly small, one of our favorite details is that if you look closely enough, you'll find elements of all the other scare zones hidden in the vines. It also has a killer soundtrack that definitely sets the rockin' and epic mood for the night.

Scarecrow: Cursed Soil

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Something is being reaped in Central Park and it isn't the harvest. Sinister scarecrows have awakened at this abandoned farm and are dying to seek their long-awaited revenge. Can you outrun their sickles and scythes?

This scare might be the best use of the Central Park space that we've ever seen at this event. Almost like a mini house, the abandoned barn you walk through to get from Hollywood to Springfield isn't so abandoned after all. The scarecrow sentinels made of pig heads, rotting pumpkins and even mutated stalks of corn are all looking to hunt you down.

Sweet Revenge

Major Sweets has set up shop in the streets of New York. Unfortunately, a sugar rush isn't the only thing his customers suffer from. His cursed confectionery has turned innocent children into crazed killers. Your parents did warn you that candy's bad for you ... right?

New York always kills it with their scare zones and this one is no different. From the corrupted kids in costume to the scared citizens begging for help, it's impossible not to get snuck up on here. The standouts of this zone are the massive Halloween parade floats — on one of which we saw Major Sweets get to the key to the city ... before brutally murdering the mayor.

Graveyard: Deadly Unrest

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The glamorous streets of Hollywood are now home to Nettlewoods Cemetery, a moss-covered resting place where loved ones come to mourn. However, on Halloween night, a dark storm arrives and awakens long-dead spirits. Ask not for whom the bell tolls, friends; it tolls for thee.

Beautifully lit and wonderfully eerie, this scare zone has everything from restless spirits to living statues and even the reaper himself. While this zone is delightfully spooky all night, we recommend hitting it up once the sun sets to get the full effect. Just don't get too close to the crypts ...

Conjure the Dark

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On the very first All Hallow's Eve, a wicked sorceress summoned unearthly creatures from a dark dimension. You'll find these menacing monsters lurking on the streets of San Francisco, all of whom have an insatiable appetite for human blood.

Another scare zone with an amazing soundtrack from heavy metal to beautifully ethereal, this zone shines with its gnarly and gruesome creature design. We also loved watching the wicked sorceress cast her evil spell and unleash her loyal minions onto the streets. Do not make these demons angry. They won't hesitate to strike.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 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. Here's a look at the eerie entertainment that graces this year's event:

Ghoulish! A Halloween Tale

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Gather 'round the lagoon for a ghost story you won't ever froget. This sinister new show brings spirits to life with wicked water, petrifying projections and menacing music.

This show was such a fun break mid-way through our night. The visuals are wonderfully spooky and the music selection is fantastic — especially the ragtime version of Rihanna's "Disturbia" and an eerie version of "Blinding Lights" (which makes sense when the show is formatted as a visual version of a phonograph record). What starts funny and kooky, though, all of a sudden turns dastardly and dark. This is one vinyl we can't wait to replay over and over again.

Halloween Nightmare Fuel Wildfire

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A fiery new show ignited Halloween Horror Nights 30, featuring nocturnal creatures, aerialists of the night and frightful fire performers. Set to pulse-pounding rock, metal and electronica music, this epic performance was loud enough to drown out the screams. We're so hoppy it's returned this year with a new nightmare, more red-hot than ever!

While the story is very similar to last year's version of the show with a man trying to escape his worst nightmares (still with the same mind-blowing magic tricks), this year's version sets the stage ablaze from start to finish and is a roarin' good time with songs such as "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" or "Ready or Not."

Rides Open During Halloween Horror Nights Orlando

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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 that are remaining open during Halloween Horror Nights 31:

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 (type code 666 for a playful surprise)
  • Men in Black Alien Attack
  • Revenge of the Mummy (now in technical rehearsals!)

Note: The rides do close up to two hours before the event officially ends so ride them early if you want to get on them.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Food and Merchandise

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - S'mores 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), both located in Kid Zone, as well as the famous Twisted Tater.

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As always, many of the houses and iconic HHN characters even have their own dedicated food kiosk. Look for traditional Mexican favorites with a deadly twist, such as the Tamales de Los Muertos and the Roasted Sweet Potato & Mushroom Street Tacos, at the Dia de Los Muertos booth. Chow down on returning favorites such as the No "Chance" in Hell PB&J and Fried Oreos®, as well as new terrifying treats such as the Pepperoni Pizza Skull and the Tombstone Red Velvet Cake Pop (both of which were delicious!) in Gramercy Park and San Francisco. See if you can stomach the cuts in Sting Alley, such as the Fresh Ground Princess and Spoiled Angry Bear Meat. Play with your freaky food at the Chucky Booth with options such as The Good Guys Burger and the Chili Lee Ray. Choose safe or scary at the Bridge Food booth with either the Churro Dog on the Stick or the Maggot Covered Cheese Dog (a Korean-style corn dog, rolled in puffed rice, topped with gochujang drizzle and black sesame seed).

What about alcoholic beverages, you ask? Well, there are plenty of liquid courage concoctions to wash down your fear. The Weeknd has stocked his After Hours Bar with drinks such as the Save Your Tears cocktail and a variety of ciders, ales and wines. The Dia de Los Muertos bar also has two smoking hot options with the Burning Skull and Michelada cocktails. Additionally, you'll find other event bars located around the park, featuring the Ghoul Juice and Electric Death specialty cocktails, and at various food booths. The Dirty Valentine at the Chucky booth was perfectly sweet and fruity!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Dirty Valentine

In addition to the Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store which is stocked with desserts galore, you can find other sinful sweets at the Today Café such as the Coconut Yuzu Eyeball and the Hallow's Eve Caramel Apple Pop Tart, as well as the San Francisco Pastry Company which is selling other cursed confectionaries such as the Spirit Board Blackberry Cheesecake and the Witches Cauldron Brownie.

Last but certainly not least, the horror extends into Universal CityWalk where you'll find the Black Magic Milkshake at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, the Chucky doughnut at Voodoo Doughnut and a few new dastardly drinks at the rethemed Dead Coconut Club (on event nights only) such as The Java Monster and The Haunted Isle.

Here are the Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022 dining options (in addition to food and beverage carts):

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Mel's Die-In

  • TODAY Cafe
  • Bone Chillin'
  • Finnegan's Bar & Grill
  • Häagen-Dazs
  • Louie's Italian Restaurant
  • Richter's Burger Co.
  • Mel's DIE-IN (Mel's Drive-In)
  • Starbucks
  • The Fountain of Fair Fortune
  • Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour
  • Coke Refresh
  • Fast Food Boulevard
  • Twisted Tater Tent
  • KidZone Pizza Company

Halloween Horror Nights Merchandise

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 sweatshirt or a souvenir cup) for Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022. Pop into Universal Studios' Tribute Store this year for a Halloween celebration like none other. Keep your hands, arms, feet and legs inside the vehicle as you "ride" through a pumpkin patch where sinister scarecrows are lurking, a spooky cemetery where restless spirits have awakened and a witch's cottage where a powerful sorceress is brewing up something terrible ... before entering Haunted Hollow Hills' Halloween Festival where the tricks are just as delightful as the treats. You can usually find T-shirts, sippers, candles and other ghoulish delights here, as well as in Five & Dime and the Universal Studios Store in Universal Studios, the Universal Studios Store in CityWalk and the Islands of Adventure Trading Company and the All Hallows' Eve Boutique in Islands of Adventure.

Other Universal Studios Florida shopping venues open during the event are:

  • Supply Vault
  • The Film Vault
  • Sahara Traders
  • San Francisco Candy Factory
  • Diagon Alley Shops
  • Borgin & Burkes
  • MIB Gear
  • Simpsons Games
  • Kwik-E-Mart

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

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 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 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. (However, if the tadpoles do tag along, strollers are not allowed in the houses.)

5. Leave Your Costumes and Masks at Home

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

6. Dress Light and Stay Hydrated

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Freestyle Cup

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 or purchase the HHN Freestyle cup for a fun souvenir. Aside from that, only bottled water is available for purchase.

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 - Food Booth

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. We noticed food lines started to decrease after midnight.

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!

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando - Sweet Revenge

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.

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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Aug 1, 2019 at 3:10 p.m. Eric you Says...

the press conference today unveiled a new theme park and a resort plus new restaurants and shops for Orlando Florida universal studios resort this one is called epic universe now time to get back to Halloween horror nights we have 3 haunted house maze attractions five scare zones and a show maybe return of academy of villains that would totally be terrifying and epic.

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Aug 1, 2019 at 2:07 p.m. Russ Says...

We are visiting in October, is there a duel park one day pass with a HHN add on with express pass for both? Thanks.

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Aug 1, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Russ!

At this time, you'd need to purchase the regular admission ticket and Halloween Horror Nights ticket separately (with the Express addition). However, Universal has a promo package right now that includes 4-Night Hotel Accommodations, 3-Park 4-Day Park-to-Park Ticket1 to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure AND Universal’s Volcano Bay, Early Park Admission and 1-Night Admission to Halloween Horror Nights. You can find that offer here. We'll keep our eyes and ears open for other deals!

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Jul 31, 2019 at 6:44 p.m. Eric you Says...

hopefully something new and epic comes tomorrow with the big press conference for universal studios Orlando Florida or at midsummer scream at long beach California on August 3 or August 4 see what will be unleashed.

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Jul 31, 2019 at 2:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

We are right there with you, Eric! Whatever it is, we bet it's exciting :)

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Jul 27, 2019 at 3:35 a.m. Jeremy Schraw Says...

Would you happen to know if the handicap access pass works for the haunted houses during Halloween Horror Nights? Thanks for any information you may be able to provide.

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Jul 30, 2019 at 3:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeremy,

Yes, Universal's Attraction Assistance Pass still works for haunted houses during Halloween Horror Nights. You will need to either call ahead (within 30 days of your visit) or visit guest services once you arrive, as they issue the pass on a case-by-case basis that's determined by their requirements.

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Jul 25, 2019 at 7:27 p.m. Amber Says...

How early in the year can we purchase tickets to HHN.We don't have funds for this year,but would love to attend in 2020

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Jul 25, 2019 at 4 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amber!

These generally go on sale in early summer.

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Jul 25, 2019 at 4:10 p.m. Eric you Says...

well killer clowns from outer space has been unveiled to be coming to Halloween horror nights in both Orlando Florida and Hollywood California this year hopeful next is house of a thousand corpses or replacement original along with unknown intellectual property haunted house maze attraction then the originals like Pandora's box for Hollywood California and graveyard hide and shriek for Orlando Florida along with Orlando Florida's five scare zones like anarchy arcade zombie land or original replacement rob zombie music and films or replacement a vikings themed scare zone and a plastic surgical clinic scare zone or original hospital themed scare zone.

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Jul 24, 2019 at 10:51 p.m. Eric you Says...

now lets see we still have killer clowns from outer space or original house/ attraction maze of a thousand corpses or original unknown intellectual property and graveyard hide and shriek for Orlando Florida Halloween horror nights.

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Jul 24, 2019 at 7:05 p.m. Easy E Says...

Do you know what the hours are for HHN Orlando on September 19th? BTW I love how thorough you are in breaking down everything possible for HHN.

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Jul 24, 2019 at 2:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Easy E!

Thanks for hopping by! HHN starts at 6:30 on Sept. 19, though end time may vary. Have a great time!

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Jul 24, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Eric you Says...

now we should wait for forty or 36 or 33 or thirty or 25 or 22 or twenty days until Halloween horror nights begins for Orlando Florida and 50 days or so for Halloween horror nights in Hollywood California. come on we need more houses/ mazes/ attractions to reveal for both coasts. Orlando Florida should also have its scare zones and a show maybe the return of academy of villains or something new revealed soon.

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Jul 19, 2019 at 11:15 a.m. LISA MACON Says...

I bought the HHN BOGO tickets prior to June 5 and HHN Express Pass tickets for one of the nights we are going. They are just paper at this point. Will they convert the Express Pass to some type of wrist band or lanyard once we check in? Just not sure how that works.

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Jul 19, 2019 at 9:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

Yes, once you arrive, you'll be given a wristband and lanyard for your Express Passes. Have fun!

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Jul 18, 2019 at 8:33 a.m. Michael Biggs Says...

Hi, I'm confused about the dates and just want to confirm, all websites show it finished November 2nd, but the official website calendar shows Novemeber 3rd as a date (and the date on the television on this first image on this website also shows November 3rd. Is the last night for this definitely November 2nd?

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Jul 18, 2019 at 8:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael!

HHN's main site here and UOR's site here we're only seeing that the event will take place through Nov. 2. Hope this helps!

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Jul 17, 2019 at 7:04 p.m. Eric you Says...

i hope tomorrow is also a shared reveal or original or when 49 or 44 or 40 or 36 or 33 or 30 or 25 or 22 or 20 or 16 or 11 or ten days until the event opens in Orlando Florida and before Sept 12 for Hollywood California.

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Jul 17, 2019 at 4:20 p.m. Eric you Says...

we got ghost busters coming to Halloween horror nights in both Orlando Florida and Hollywood California this year now we wait for killer clowns from outer space house/ maze of a thousand corpses unknown intellectual property house or original maze graveyard hide and shriek along with whatever the Pandora's box or exclusive new original house for Hollywood is going to be along with Orlando's scare zones like zombie land or original scare zone in new York area plastic surgical center scare zone for Hollywood vikings scare zone in central park rob zombie music and films scare zone where killer clowns from outer space was last year and anarchy arcade where harvest was last year and the year before that altars of horror and before that was chances scare zone and before that scary tales and before that a masquerade gone wrong scare zone.

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Jul 16, 2019 at 9:26 p.m. Neil Wilkinson Says...

hi there ...I have a 14 day pass for all the universal parks, and also an r.i.p experience booked. doi have to buy a separate entry ticket to hhn29?

thanks

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Jul 18, 2019 at 10:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Neil!

Yes, unfortunately you will need valid Halloween Horror Nights admission, as well (a separate ticket).

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Jul 16, 2019 at 9:25 p.m. Eric you Says...

i wonder if jack and chance return this year or next year definitely next year since it is the thirty year for Halloween horror nights in Orlando Florida this year could have a appearance in a house or a scare zone as a preview or something like a show or something.

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Jul 16, 2019 at 4:43 a.m. Sabrina Says...

If I purchased HHN tickets, will I be able to ride the attractions that are open these days even though I don't have the day park tickets?

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Jul 16, 2019 at 3:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sabrina,

Yes, you can, but keep in mind that only select rides will be open.

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Jul 15, 2019 at 4:15 p.m. Eric you Says...

i want something revealed could it be these choices of killer clowns from outer space house or original of a thousand corpses or original ghost busters or original tooth fairy or replacement intellectual property based on a movie or television show along with graveyard hide and shriek as our haunted houses/ mazes along with anarchy arcade zombie land the movie or original scare zone rob zombie music and films or original vikings scare zone and plastic surgery scare zone along with the return of academy of villains.

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Jul 13, 2019 at 12:25 p.m. Morgan Says...

Do you have to purchase the park ticket if you only plan on going to HHN?

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Jul 15, 2019 at 9:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Morgan!

If you are only planning on attending Halloween Horror Nights, you won't need a park ticket (though you won't be able to head into the park until official HHN time).

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Jul 7, 2019 at 10:32 p.m. Eric You Says...

i hope we get our next five haunted houses/ mazes for Orlando Florida's Halloween horror nights event along with the five scare zones unveiled plus other surprises coming soon maybe one tomorrow or 55 or 50 or 49 or 44 or 40 or 36 or 33 or 30 or 25 or 22 or 20 days come on we are dying for fear to go to the max let one last shot in the 1980's begin.

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Jul 4, 2019 at 1:36 p.m. Susan joseph Says...

My son and his fiancée are long time HHN attendees.. he owns a horror toy business of collectibles.. their dream is to get married at HHN on Friday the 13th of September. 2019.. is there any way they can do that .. it’s just them and 2 witnesses. Please give me any help or suggestions to make this happen!!!

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Jul 9, 2019 at 8:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan!

Oh my gosh, a love story for the ages! We love this idea - we'd suggest giving Universal Studios a call to see what options they may have at (407) 224-4233.

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Jun 27, 2019 at 2 a.m. Brian Says...

Hi, we will be at Disney during the end of October, but have never been to universal. We are not into the scary and gory stuff, how can we visit but avoid halloween horror nights?

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Jul 1, 2019 at 11:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian,

Because Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event, you can avoid the haunted houses and scare zones during the day! Some decorations may remain out, but the large props typically stay covered under a tarp. The park closes to daytime guests in the evening, but you can head over to Islands of Adventure if you have a park-to-park ticket, as Halloween Horror Nights only takes place at Universal Studios Florida.

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Jun 11, 2019 at 4:01 p.m. Adam Says...

Have you heard any news about when HHN Express Passes will go on sale online? Or have you found any info on pricing for it this year? I can't find anything yet!

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Jun 12, 2019 at 7:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Adam!

We haven't heard anything just yet - we'll keep you posted as soon as we hear more!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 7, 2019 at 2:08 p.m. Bellefaith42 Says...

Why wouldn't Universal start HHNs early this year (ie. Aug 29) when people will be flooding to Orlando for Disney's Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening?

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Jun 7, 2019 at 12:47 p.m. Laura R Says...

I was not able to go to HHN last year (2018) but we have our tickets for this year!

Just saw Express Pass prices. Holy Moly! I do not remember them being that expensive. $140!! I thought it was about $80 the last time I went .. which would have been in 2017.

Yowza. Need a second mortgage on the house for this trip.

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Jun 5, 2019 at 7:15 p.m. Lisa Says...

Hi. Do you know if the RIP tickets go on sale this week please It will be our first HHN visit and we are travelling from London. Got 9 days at HRH!! Cannot wait. So excited.

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Jun 7, 2019 at 10:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

The RIP tickets are available now - have a frogtastic time!

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May 8, 2019 at 6:34 p.m. Max Says...

Hi there :) We are planning a trip in the fall for a quick 3 day weekend and are not interested in HHN. Are the day crowds affected by the event? Should we avoid the first weekend ? Sept 6-7. Thank you for all you are doing for theme park lovers ! :)

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May 13, 2019 at 11:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Max!

We are just hoppy to help! Thanks for taking the time to drop by. It is likely to be busier than usual this fall because of the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Even though the new land is not at Universal, there will likely be some lift in crowds at most area parks. As far as HHN impacting crowds during regular park hours, it does a little and more so on weekends vs. weeknights.

Hoppy planning!

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Apr 30, 2019 at 9:49 p.m. Mariah Says...

Hi!! :)

I was just wondering if there were any chance of the recent Universal film "Us" being featured in HHN 2019?

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May 1, 2019 at 12:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mariah!

That would be so neat! We haven't heard any news about it being included, but the zone and house announcements aren't done just yet :) We've got our eyes and ears open!

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Apr 28, 2019 at 7:11 a.m. LouB Says...

We are thinking of staying at the Hard Rock for our. Universal visit, as this includes express passes. Do you know if we can use these for the houses on HHNs, or is there a separate pass we’d need to buy? Thanks

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May 1, 2019 at 1:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

That's a great idea, and you're going to love Hard Rock, but the houses at HHN requires a separate Express Pass.

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Apr 26, 2019 at 11:54 p.m. Eric you Says...

my ideas for possible themes is Eddie Schmidt the brother of jack the clown and Cindy the daughter of Albert the caretaker they decide on teaming up for being ignored and not getting their own event for so many long years now they want revenge they decide to bring along some old and new friends from the past and present to bring pain and suffering to everyone who has ignored them.

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Apr 26, 2019 at 4:25 p.m. Eric you Says...

i hope we get a reveal sometime this week or next week we need more reveals Halloween horror nights 2019 begins on September 6 for Orlando Florida and maybe September 13 for Hollywood California or on the same day that Orlando Florida's event starts. i hope we get more shows and maybe a icon or a very good central theme for this year.

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Apr 25, 2019 at 5:52 p.m. T.Mason Says...

I have never been and thinking of bringing my 2 girls and staying at one of the hotels on site. Do you know if they offer the shuttle to HHN to and from the hotels? Thanks so much!

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Apr 26, 2019 at 7:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Yes! If you are staying at an on-site hotel, there is shuttle service. Some offer boat service, and most are all within a 15-minute walk as well.

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Apr 15, 2019 at 2:56 a.m. Eric you Says...

i wonder what the other eight houses/ mazes along with the five scare zones plus shows are going to be along with if we have a icon this year or good central theme to tie in everything.

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Apr 15, 2019 at 8:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

We are wondering the same thing, Eric! We'll update as soon as we know more :) If only it were fall already!

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Apr 11, 2019 at 10:10 p.m. Mariah Says...

Hi everyone! :)

I'll be visiting in October and plan to do HHN two nights!! :)

I know prices for the fast passes have not yet been realeased for 2019, but I was wondering if anyone has previously gotten them and remembers how much they were? Just trying to get an idea of what I'll be paying.

Thanks!

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Apr 20, 2019 at 6:48 p.m. Machon Says...

We paid about $79/per night in addition to the regular admission prices for HHN Express passes.

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Apr 30, 2019 at 8:54 p.m. Mariah Says...

Okay! So, the original price of the HHN admissions plus an additonal $79 for the express pass?

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Apr 9, 2019 at 1:59 p.m. Laura Says...

I am planning to take my family to Universal for one day in October. My kids are too little for the Halloween nights. If we stay on the Islands of Adventure side once evening hits will we be away from the "scary" stuff?

Thanks!

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Apr 9, 2019 at 9:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

Yes, you will!

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Apr 1, 2019 at 5:55 p.m. Jennifer Says...

Does Islands of Adventure close early on Halloween Party nights?

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Apr 2, 2019 at 8:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

Islands of Adventure typically stays open later on party nights :)

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Mar 28, 2019 at 3:41 a.m. Chivahn Wilkens Says...

I was wondering if the dates you have for this year are confirmed? I can't find them anywhere else. We'll be in Orlando for our honeymoon in September and want to do both HHN and MNSSHP and I don't wanna buy tickets to MNSSHP only to have that be the only date we could go to Universal. Also, any word when HHN tickets go on sale?

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Mar 28, 2019 at 8:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chivahn!

Yes, the dates we have are confirmed. You can find them on Universal Orlando's website here, as well (in the top right corner, you'll need to click "Dates" which will provide you with a drop-down calendar). Tickets are on sale now.

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Mar 13, 2019 at 1:04 p.m. Kate Says...

Do you think Wizarding world will be redecorated for Halloween with the Dark Magic light show coming up?

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Mar 13, 2019 at 10:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kate!

The dates the show will run in Orlando have not been announced just yet, but we've got our eyes and ears open!

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Feb 22, 2019 at 3:57 a.m. CiCi Says...

So I understand that at night when HHN starts some of the rides are closed. What about during the day before it starts? Are all the rides open? I'm mainly wondering if Diagon Alley will be open during the day.

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Feb 26, 2019 at 9:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cici,

Yes! Unless there is a refurbishment going on, all rides, including those in Diagon Alley, will be open during regular hours.

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Feb 26, 2019 at 9:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cici,

Yes! Unless there is a refurbishment going on, all rides, including those in Diagon Alley, will be open during regular hours.

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Feb 11, 2019 at 3:48 p.m. Keri Holder Says...

Is IOA open on HHN for regular guests? We’re considering going to the parks the day our flight arrives around 1, but it won’t be worth it if we’re kicked out of all of the parks at 6:00!

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Feb 12, 2019 at 12:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Keri,

Yes! Islands of Adventure typically stays open later for this very reason.

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Feb 7, 2019 at 12:37 p.m. Sharon Richardson Says...

We are planning a first time trip to HHN. Which would be better the RIP pass or the express pass? I can’t seem to find prices for the express pass or where they can be purchased. I am only seeing the RIP info. What’s the difference?

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Feb 8, 2019 at 7:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sharon,

The Express Pass is a separate, shorter line into the houses. The RIP tour is a tour that will jump both lines. Express Passes don't appear to be available yet, so keep checking!

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Nov 25, 2018 at 9:57 p.m. Dave Jones Says...

Hi Family Frog,

Firstly, thanks for an amazing resource; I remember reading through your website in the early hours of the morning, before my first day at Universal, and I managed to get on every ride thanks to your expert guidance. I'm planning a return trip to Orlando around Oct/Nov 2019 and was wondering, does HHN tend to make the parks busier in the daytime before the evening events? I'd quite like to pay the extra and attend HHN, but not at the cost of the parks being over-crowded. Any advice much appreciated. Thanks!

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Nov 26, 2018 at 2:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dave!

Great question. Just like any time you visit the park, there are ups and downs in crowds throughout the event ... some affecting regular park hours, and some not. We recommend checking out our Crowd Calendar for day-by-day specifics. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 31, 2018 at 12:02 p.m. Ghislaine Says...

Hi, thanks so much for all these tips. I plan on going this Saturday, November 3, which happens to be the last night of HHN. I’ve haven’t been to HHN since 2015. I remember on this 2015 trip they were selling expresss passes inside the park but I wanted to know if they still do. I would like to know if for the last day if an express pass will still be worth it or if I can survive without one.

Thank you.

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Oct 31, 2018 at 10:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

As the final night AND a Saturday, HHN is likely to be pretty busy with Orlando locals, if nothing else. Express Passes are sold at kiosks throughout the park, so you can always check out the crowds and upgrade if needed :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 28, 2018 at 10:21 p.m. feena Says...

do I need a horror night ticket if I have a general admission ticket?

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Oct 29, 2018 at 10:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Yes, you need a separate ticket to stay for Halloween Horror Nights.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 24, 2018 at 6:10 p.m. Dee Says...

I’m on a tight budget but want to go to the Horror park how much is the regular admission and express pass cost?

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Oct 25, 2018 at 5:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dee!

Check out all of the ticket options to find what's best for your budget.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 23, 2018 at 7:21 a.m. Jane Doe Says...

Harry Potter's Gringotts also closes at 11pm, FYI.

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Oct 22, 2018 at 5:41 p.m. Jennifer Says...

If I purchase an after 2pm day/ night ticket will my party just stay in the park until HHN begins?

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Oct 23, 2018 at 9:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

That is correct, as long as you have a ticket for HHN as well.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 21, 2018 at 12:49 a.m. Jonathan myhill Says...

I have a good question what is that drink at the Coca-Cola fountain of Hi-C what flavor is it something orange so can you please tell me what flavor it is I really love that Drink..?

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Oct 24, 2018 at 8:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

It might be Orange Lavaburst :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 20, 2018 at 8:42 p.m. Natalie Says...

Hi, great post I was wondering is Halloween Horror Nights handicap accessible for someone that’s in a wheelchair that is unable to walk?

Thank you,

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Oct 22, 2018 at 10:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalie!

It sure is! If you're using an ECV, you will be transferred to a normal wheelchair (provided at each house) to go through the houses. It's very accommodating and easy to navigate!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 20, 2018 at 1:59 a.m. Robert Says...

Hi! Do you know of any drink passes for HHN? We did Howl’O’Scream last year at bush gardens and got unlimited refills with a souvenir cup. Do you know of anything similar for this event?

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Oct 25, 2018 at 8:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Robert!

There is a souvenir fountain beverage cup available that gives you discounted refills at the event :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 8, 2018 at 1:42 a.m. Jesus Says...

Are portable chargers allowed?

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Oct 9, 2018 at 9:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jesus!

They sure are, and we definitely recommend bringing one!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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