Do you hear that? That’s the sound of my tears. Today, Universal Orlando Resort officially announced via their Halloween Horror Nights Twitter account that the most frightening event of all, will not be happening this year, due to concerns of COVID-19.
this pain will be temporary. hhn is forever… and will come again. pic.twitter.com/72uyzTWDXE
— Halloween Horror Nights (@HorrorNightsORL) July 24, 2020
According to the post:
Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood have made the difficult decision to not hold Halloween Horror Nights events this year. Universal Orlando Resort will be focusing exclusively on operating its theme parks for daytime guests, using the enhanced health and safety procedures already in place. Universal Studios Hollywood continues to face ongoing business restrictions and uncertainty around its opening timeframe.
We know this decision will disappoint our fans and guests. We are disappointed, too. But we look forward to creating an amazing event in 2021.
Dates for this year’s event had been announced earlier this year.
This announcement is even more disappointing knowing that this was the 30th anniversary of the event, but given that it was such an important anniversary, hopefully this means that next year, they will be able to really bring the scary next year to make the new 30th that much better.