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All the New Details for Halloween Horror Nights

All the New Details for Halloween Horror Nights

Attention Halloween fans! We have all the latest details regarding your FAVORITE event for the spooky season!

Halloween Horror Nights

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Everyone has a favorite holiday. While some people are decidedly Christmas people, others are staunchly Halloween people. If you love the Halloween season, there is one annual event that is absolutely to die for.

Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) is an absolutely bone-chilling event dreamed up by Universal. And let me tell you, this is no Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. It is an actual scream-fest.

WARNING: This Post Contains SCARY pictures. Turn back now if you do not want to see them.

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Halloween Horror Nights offers haunted houses themed to some of the biggest names in fear! This is not for the faint of heart! It is gore and scares and terror. In fact, according to Universal at Halloween Horror Nights, “You’re never quite sure if your spine is tingling with dread or sheer excitement.”

HHN also offers 5 Scare Zones! Additionally, you can take in frightful entertainment options. And, of course, visitors can enjoy a selection of Universal Orlando’s rides, dining, and shopping!

And, now here is a breakdown of all the Halloween thrills that await.

Haunted Houses for 2023

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This year promises to be full of the best kind of dread with a lineup of 10 haunted houses. (I told you these pictures were scary.)

Stranger Things: You’ll need your squad to resist Vecna’s gruesome curse. Like Eleven, now’s your chance to stop him once and for all as you take on the scariest season of Stranger Things yet.

The Exorcist Believer: Two missing girls have been found with no memory of what happened to them. But wherever they went, the ultimate evil has returned with them. Enter the most terrifying scenes from the new Blumhouse film.

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The Last of Us: You will encounter the haunting and overgrown world of the video game in a brand-new, terrifying way. Stay silent if you want to survive a multitude of Clickers, Hunters, and more.

Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count: Chucky, the serial killer doll, is back for a new gorefest! And now, he’s hijacked his own haunted house with all kinds of bloody hijinks. Will you survive his ultimate kill count?

Universal Monsters Unmasked: Descend into the Paris Catacombs and face a horde of Monsters: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Phantom of the Opera, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and the Invisible Man.

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Dr. Oddfellow’s Twisted Origins: You won’t be able to resist going inside Dr. Oddfellow’s menacing menagerie of twisted oddities. But the price for you and your friends is steep: the cost of your souls to feed his immortal power.

Yeti: Campground Kills: You are about to venture into a 1950s campground overrun by huge, menacing yetis who rip apart anyone who gets in their way. You must flee to the ranger tower to escape.

The Darkest Deal: Blues musician Pinestraw Spruce will have to face the music after meeting with The Collector and trading his soul for musical glory. You will soon learn the terrible price of fame.

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Blood Moon: Dark Offerings: In a Colonial-era village, moon-worshippers witness a blood moon at their fall festival. They take it as a sign to hunt down any non-followers, including you.

Dueling Dragons: Choose Thy Fate: Two warlocks of great power became dragons after trying to take Merlyn’s spell book. Now, you will be at the center of the epic battle.

Scare Zones

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If you wander into one of the 5 Scare Zones, be prepared because the scareactors will stalk you.

  • Dr. Oddfellow’s Collection of Horror
  • Dark Zodiak
  • Jungle of Doom: Expedition Horror
  • Vamp ’69: Summer of Blood
  • Shipyard 32: Horrors Unhinged

When Does it All Begin?

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Fortunately, you will not have to wait long to enjoy all Halloween Horror Nights has to offer. It kicks off in less than a month!

You can enjoy HHN at Universal Orlando Resort on select nights from Friday, September 1-November 4, 2023. And, the night owls of the world will be trilled to know the event runs from 6:30 PM to 2:00 am.

Who Should NOT Attend?

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In case you missed it, this is a scary event. If you think the photos are scary, you will DEFINITELY think the event is scary. As a matter of course, Universal cautions that HHN contains loud sounds, low lighting, and sudden movements and effects.

If your thrill level ends at (or before) the Haunted Mansion in Disney World, this is not going to be fun for you. Moreover, if you don’t like to be chased, this is not the one. But, if you love horror movies and a good rush of good old-fashioned adrenaline, you are going to LOVE this.

Most importantly, you should also know that Universal cautions against bringing children. Again, this is not a family-friendly event unless your children love this kind of disturbing scary stuff. In fact, there is a warning on the event information that states, “event may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 13.” So, enter only if you dare.


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Tickers are available for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights between Sept 1 and Nov 4 as well as Halloween Night. Ticket pricing varies depending on the night you select. with single-night tickets beginning at $79.99. Passholders are eligible for a discount!

Even better, if you want to visit again and again, you can also purchase Halloween Horror Nights Frequent Fear passes to get into HHN on multiple evenings. Passes start at $169.99 for the first 18 events, and they run as high as $374.99 for all 48 nights. There are multiple tiers available depending on when and how often you’d like to visit.

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You can also purchase Express passes, starting at $119.99. If you want even more thrills, add a VIP tour.

If you are on the East Coast, you can also enjoy a different version of the event at Universal Studios Hollywood starting on Thursday, September 7.

Are you scared yet? Will you be attending Halloween Horror Nights this year? Have you been in the past? Did you enjoy it? Let us know in the comments.

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Julie Humes

Monday 31st of July 2023

I am too scared to go! I would love to look at the decorations etc and special effects - but I would pass out if I got chased!


Monday 31st of July 2023

Thanks for reading Julie. I am pretty scared to go myself! I have seen Universal decorated for the holidays though, and there is some fun stuff up during regular hours. The scary stuff usually doesn't come out until event time.

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