Select Nights – September 15 – November 4
Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights, the nation’s premier Halloween event, puts you right into some of the most pulse-pounding moments in horror history. On select nights from September 15 through November 4, 2017, the streets of Universal Studios Florida theme park come alive with hordes of horrifying mutants, monsters and maniacs. With over 25 years of experience to draw from, nobody creates a more nightmarish Halloween event filled with truly original scares and authentic horror movie moments. Each night of Halloween Horror Nights, you can explore terrifying haunted houses, make your way through multiple scare zones where creatures lurk around every turn, enjoy outrageous live shows, and experience many of the park’s most exciting rides and attractions.
This year marks the 27th year for the event and there will be a record number of 34 nights that Halloween Horror Nights will be held. Dates for this year are:
15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Please keep in mind due to the intense nature of this event, it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.
In order to experience this event, guests must purchase separate Halloween Horror Night ticket media.
There are four different options that can be purchased that relate to Halloween Horror Nights. Gusts can purchase the General Admission ticket, where you choose which date you would like to experience the horrifying fun. General Admission Flex Tickets start at $77.99 and range to $85.99.
Halloween Horror Night Flex Tickets
Halloween Horror Nights Flex Tickets let you decide when you’ll dare to experience the most frightening Halloween event ever. Come any one event night from Sunday through Friday or any one event night from Sunday through Saturday.
Halloween Horror Nights Flex Tickets: Sunday – Friday
The most convenient way to experience this Halloween event is with a Halloween Horror Nights Flex Ticket. The Sunday through Friday option allows you to choose from any one of 26 nights.
Halloween Horror Nights Flex Tickets: Sunday – Saturday
With a Halloween Horror Nights Sunday – Saturday Flex Ticket, this option allows you to choose from any one of 34 nights.
Halloween Horror Night Frequent Fear Pass
For those who would like to experience Halloween Horror Nights on multiple evenings, you can purchase the Frequent Fear Pass.
Rush of Fear
Come back every event night during the first 10 nights of Halloween Horror Nights. Advance price – $91.99
Rush of Fear + Express
Take on the terror the first 10 nights of Halloween Horror Nights. When you include Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass with your Rush of Fear Pass, you’ll be able to bypass the regular lines one time at all the haunted houses, plus at participating rides and attractions. Advance price – $299.99
Get up to 21 nights of fear. EVERY Sunday–Thursday event night, the first Friday and Saturday, plus the last Friday. Advance price – $102.99
Frequent Fear + Express
Get up to 21 nights of fear. EVERY Sunday–Thursday event night, the first Friday and Saturday, plus the last Friday. When you include Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass with your Rush of Fear Pass, you’ll be able to bypass the regular lines one time at all the haunted houses, plus at participating rides and attractions. Advance price – $339.99
Frequent Fear Plus
Get up to 28 nights for one low price. Experience EVERY Sunday–Friday event night, plus the first and last Saturday. Advance price – $118.99
Frequent Fear Plus + Express
Get up to 28 nights for one low price. Experience EVERY Sunday–Friday event night, plus the first and last Saturday. When you include Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass with your Rush of Fear Pass, you’ll be able to bypass the regular lines one time at all the haunted houses, plus at participating rides and attractions. Advance price – $399.99
Ultimate Frequent Fear
Attend ALL event nights with the Ultimate Frequent Fear Pass. Advance price – $199.99
Ultimate Frequent Fear + Express
Attend ALL event nights with the Ultimate Frequent Fear Pass. When you include Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass with your Rush of Fear Pass, you’ll be able to bypass the regular lines one time at all the haunted houses, plus at participating rides and attractions. Advance price – $599.99
Guests wishing to enjoy a full Halloween Horror Nights experience can choose to purchase both tickets to the spooky fun, as well as their on-site hotel stay. Vacation packages provide Guests with on-site hotel accommodations, Park-to-Park daytime admission to theme parks, admission to Halloween Horror Nights. and more. Packages start at only $225 per adult, per night, tax inclusive.
Vacation Package Includes:
- 3-Night Hotel Accommodations
- 2 Park, 3-Day Park-to-Park Ticket to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure
- 1-Night Admission to Halloween Horror Nights (Sunday–Friday)
- Early Park Admission – one hour before the theme park opens to one Universal Orlando theme park
- Access to select live entertainment venues at CityWalk
Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass
In addition, due to the popularity of Halloween Horror Nights, (the haunted houses can quickly shoot up to having 1 to 2 hour waits) one of the best suggestions for those wishing to participate in the fun is to purchase the Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass. This pass allows you to cut past the regular lines at all the haunted houses, as well as at participating rides and attractions. Do be aware that only a limited number of these Express Passes are sold each night.
Halloween Horror Nights VIP Experiences
There are many Halloween Horror Nights VIP Experiences you can partake in. Guests can choose to participate in the R.I.P. VIP Tours where they can receive in-depth behind-the-scenes tour of some of Horror Nights’ most intriguing houses. During the Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tours get a daytime, lights-on, chilling look into how Universal Orlando’s Art & Design team transforms the biggest names in horror into haunted houses.
Each year, Halloween Horror Nights features multiple haunted houses. Many are themed after horror intellectual properties. Previous experiences include The Walking Dead, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Purge, American Horror Story, and Insidious.
In addition, each year, the creative and demented minds of Universal Creative include unique creations that are designed to frighten. Last year saw Ghost Town, Tomb of the Ancients, and A Chance in Hell.
American Horror Story
American Horror Story will return for 2017, this time focusing on brand new content from Season 2: Asylum, Season 3: Coven and Season 6: Roanoke. In Asylum, travel through the decades of the notorious Briarcliff – evade Dr. Arden’s grotesque human “Rasper”experiments and come face to “face” with the serial killer, Bloody Face. With Coven, New Orleans aesthetics will surround, as you’re drawn into the wrath of descendants of the Salem witches and their unquenchable thirst for power. Finally, Guests will relive the horrific story of the Millers in Roanoke – where you’ll be at the mercy of Piggy, the grisly Polk family and the ghosts of the blood moon.
This house will bring the iconic film to life. It will be the warped psychological thriller you know and love with a Halloween Horror Nights twist. You’ll come face-to-face with the murderous, ghostly entities around every corner. And of course, the best part will be trying to escape the sharpened edge of an axe.
Ash Vs. Evil Dead
The third house announced for 2017 is based off the Starz original series, Ash Vs. Evil Dead. You won’t need to have knowledge of the show or its characters, because Guests will be thrown into the very bloody world of Ash. The house will feature various locations from the first two seasons of the series.
SAW: The Games of Jigsaw
The fourth house announced is based off the the franchise Saw, SAW: The Games of Jigsaw. In the house, you’ll be part of a living preview of a trap featured in the new film JIGSAW. In this house, you’ll be funneled through claustrophobic, visceral experiences and be a part of the most terrifying “games” ever devised on screen. Some trials you may be familiar with and some will be completely unknown to you.
The Horrors of Blumhouse
What’s better than going through a haunted house based on your favorite horror film? How about going through one based on over five films from three of horror’s darkest franchises. This fall, the multiple films of Sinister, Insidious, and The Purge are coming to life at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, as Blumhouse Productions is responsible for producing some of the creepiest movies over the last two decades.
Scarecrow: The Reaping
An abandoned farmhouse stands in Nebraska. The bountiful fields ravaged by the farmers’ plows have spurred anger in the Land. Scarecrow guardians have risen from the soil to seek revenge. The harvest that will be reaped this season is you.
These Nosferatu are nasty, animalistic, and vicious, not sexy or cool. It’s the type of house that will make you cling to your date all the way to the exit.
This is one of the first times, in recent memory, that a scare zone has influenced a house. For Halloween Horror Nights 24, we had the Bayou of Blood scare zone. It was so strong in character and story that we had to revisit its story again, so in this house, you’ll explore the Dead Waters of the Voodoo Queen and her hellish realm.
It’s the ancient battle between good and evil. The Fallen are flying, jumping, and crawling up from the kingdom of darkness and laying waste to all who cross their path of destruction. These creatures are awesome…and yes, flying.
The scares are all around during Halloween Horror Nights and that couldn’t be more true in the various Scare Zones located throughout the park. Terror is lurking behind ever corner to jump out and scare you courtesy of scare actors. Whether you’re just walking through or watching others get the snot scared out of them, the Scare Zones can’t be missed!
Scare Zones have been announced for 2017 and include:
Trick ‘r Treat
The Trick ‘r Treat scare zone will be found in the Central Park area and is inspired by the film Trick ‘r Treat. Here, Sam will make sure we follow the rules of Halloween. In this zone, you’ll have the opportunity to come face-to-face with several characters from the film, and learn for yourself what happens when you don’t follow the rules.
In the New York streets, you’ll find The Purge scare zone. This time, Guests will experience a Purge night might play out in the streets of Universal. Some fan favorites will return, such as the auction and a very polite gentleman, but new surprises are also in store, like how do you clean up all the mayhem on the streets during a Purge night? Visit the clean-crew up crew with their trusty wood chipper to find out. Just don’t get too close…
Altars of Horror
Near the front gate, on Avenue of the Stars, will be the Altars of Horror scare zone. In this zone, Guests will find some of the larger than life characters featured in this year’s houses, and letting them have their own scare zone.
Located on the docks in San Francisco Guests will find themselves the victim of an INVASION! Visitors from far beyond have crashed their vessel, and are now wreaking havoc on the streets of San Francisco. They aren’t just here to destroy; these invaders are also on a mission to learn everything they can about us humans. Careful, or you may find yourself on the experiment table at the mercy of an alien scientist.
No Halloween Horror Nights would be complete without roaming hordes. This time, it’s the smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the chainsaw. Unhappy with how popular culture has made clowns scary, this grotesque gang of gigglers has risen from the grave, determined to show the world that if you want scary clowns, they’re going to make sure you get your worst nightmare.
The terror continues with live shows during Halloween Horror Nights. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure is a staple year in and year out, with their irreverent look at some of the year’s most interesting pop culture events. Additional shows also take the spotlight each year.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure
This will be the final year for the popular Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure. After 26 years of Excellent Halloween Adventures, these pop-culture icons are bringing their Farewell Tour to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. The “Farewell Tour” will give us all the perfect opportunity to give Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted “Theodore” Logan a proper sendoff. This year’s show is everything you’d expect from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure. It’s relevant. It’s ridiculous. It’s irreverent. It’s edgy. And at the end of the day… it’s just a good time. Since this is the final year for Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure, expect long lines to experience this show. If it’s a must for you, make sure you try to see one of the first or the last show of the evening. (With the exception of the final night of HHN….the final show will be packed!)
Academy of Villains: Afterlife
This group of powerhouse artists will make you bear witness to what happens after we leave this life. They’re going to give you one mind-blowing and shocking dance performance that will escort you from this world to the great beyond.
Universal Orlando Attractions
During Halloween Horror Nights, it’s not only about the frights. Sometimes you need a breather. Many of Universal Studios Florida’s popular attractions are opening throughout the evening to enjoy. Attractions that will be open for Guests include:
- Transformers: The Ride-3D
- Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
- Revenge of the Mummy
- Men in Black Alien Attack
- The Simpsons Ride
- Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Each year during Halloween Horror Nights, there are special food and beverage options specific to the event. Items include mini doughnuts on a stick, chili garlic chicken sandwich, onion ring burger, fresh calzones, pizza fries, and more. Here’s some of the special offerings and where you can find some of them, but be on the lookout for more great treats throughout the event.
- Pizza Fries: French fries topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni and sausage, baked like a pizza – KidZone Pizza Company
- Twisted Taters: It’s not your everyday potato chip – but a twisted version twirled around a stick and fried. Flavored seasonings include Sour Cream & Chive, Garlic Butter, Seasoned Salt or Salt & Vinegar
- Mini Donuts and Salted Bavarian Pretzels: Fried mini doughnuts, sprinkled with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar and salted Bavarian pretzels
- “Fiery Onion Ring” Burger: Spicy jack-pepper cheese and a dash of hot sauce – Mel’s Die-In
- Chili Garlic Chicken Sandwich: Grilled chicken breast, seasoned to spicy perfection with pepper jack cheese, spicy chili sauce and served with a side of fries – Richter’s Burger Co.
For those 21 and up, there are three new signature alcoholic beverages to choose from. The signature beverages are available only in select locations. There will also be expanded beer and wine throughout the event. Signature drinks include:
- Liquid Fear: a Vodka cocktail with cranberry juice and lemonade
- Liquid Courage: a tangerine rum cocktail with orange juice and sprite
- Midnight Madness: made of 50% Liquid Courage, 50% Liquid Fear, 100% Midnight Madness
Non-alcoholic option are also available in frozen form. They include Candy Corn, Pumpkin Spice or Smores.
Halloween Horror Nights Scareactor Dining Experience
Also, you can have the opportunity to fuel up for the fear with the Halloween Horror Nights Scareactor Dining Experience which occurs every event night at Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Cafe. Enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat themed dinner buffet with a special menu and a digital download of one photo taken during the dining experience. Plus, you might run into some of this year’s most popular scareactors.
To check-in for the Scareactor Dining Experience, Guests should head over to the Blue Man Group entrance before the scheduled check-in time in order to be escorted into Universal Studios Florida.
The cost is $49.95 per person, plus tax. To reserve your seating call 407-224-7840.
Arrive early. Due to the massive popularity of the event, the earlier you arrive, the more you will have the opportunity to experience the thrills and chills!
Halloween Horror Nights has a pretty active social media presence. Make sure to follow along for all the latest details and while you’re there, make sure to use the hashtag #HHN27
No masks or costumes will be allowed.
Looking for the wait times of each of the haunted houses? Get real-time wait times with Universal Orlando Resort’s app. For those that don’t have the app downloaded, there will be in-park wait time boards found throughout the park.
Universal CityWalk is a great place to grab dinner and drinks before the event begins.
For more information about Halloween Horror Nights, visit their event website.