Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort

Select Nights – September  – October 2021

Halloween Horror Nights Guide

Halloween Horror Nights has been cancelled for 2020. Details can be found hereThe following information about the 2019 event. 

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 6 through November 2, 2019, 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 29th year for the event and there will be 42 nights that Halloween Horror Nights will be held. Dates for 2019 are:

6, 7, 8, 12,13, 14 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31

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Please keep in mind due to the intense nature of this event, it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

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2019 Ticket Options

In order to experience this event, guests must purchase separate Halloween Horror Night ticket media.

For 2019, there are two different options that can be purchased that relate to Halloween Horror Nights. Gusts can purchase the Single Night General Admission ticket, or they can choose from a Multi-Night Ticket, called the Frequent Fear Pass.

Halloween Horror Single Night Tickets

Halloween Horror Nights Single Night Tickets let you decide when you’ll dare to experience the most frightening Halloween event ever. For 2019, Guests can purchase the Single Night General Admission tickets start at $66.99 and range to $93.99.

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 any event night during the first 17 nights of Halloween Horror Nights. Advance price – $109.99

Rush of Fear + Express
Take on the terror the first 17 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 – $334.99

Frequent Fear
Get up to 23 nights of fear. EVERY Sunday–Thursday event night, the first Friday and Saturday, plus the last Friday. Advance price – $119.99

Frequent Fear + Express
Get up to 26 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 – $374.99

Frequent Fear Plus
Get up to 34 nights for one low price. Experience EVERY Sunday–Friday event night, plus the first two nights, and the last Saturday. Advance price – $139.99

Frequent Fear Plus + Express
Get up to 30 nights for one low price. Experience EVERY Sunday–Friday event night, plus the first two nights, and the 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 – $459.99

Ultimate Frequent Fear
Attend ALL event nights with the Ultimate Frequent Fear Pass. Advance price – $259.99

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 – $679.99

Vacation Packages

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 $139 per adult, per night, tax inclusive.

Vacation Package Includes:

  • 4-Night Hotel Accommodations
  • 3 Park, 2-Day Park-to-Park Ticket with 3 Days Free to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure
  • 1-Night Admission to Halloween Horror Nights
  • Early Park Admission – one hour before the theme park opens to one Universal Orlando theme park
  • Access to select live entertainment venues at CityWalk

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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. Price starts at $89.99.

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.

Stay and Scream

Will you be spending the day at Universal Studios Florida, but spending the evening at Halloween Horror Nights? Consider participating in the Stay and Scream option! The park closes to daytime guests at 5:00 p.m. on Halloween Horror Nights nights, but if you have a ticket from that evening’s event, you are allowed to remain inside the park in a designated “Stay and Scream” holding area. By staying in the park in the “Stay and Scream” area, Guests will be able to have a jump on the general public and are typically able to experience at least one or two houses before the masses begin to really hit the houses. Anyone can access this opportunity if they have any valid daytime park ticket, including annual passholders.

Tip: You’ll want to make sure you’re in the par before 4:30 p.m. to avoid the massive arriving Halloween Horror Nights crowd.

Stay and Scream locations are:

  • The Springfield section near Fast Food Boulevard features priority access to the first two haunted houses that open each evening. Guests are allowed into the two houses with entrances there between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m. Guests are released from the area at 6:00 p.m., and can be the first to queue for the house nearest to Men In Black.
  • The New York area holding area includes Finnegan’s bar, which offers a full liquor bar and table service food. (Reservations are necessary and almost impossible to obtain. However, you can traditionally “walk up” to the bar and order a drink, with a substantial wait.) Guests who stay here are released around 5:45 p.m. and can enter the houses near Rip Ride Rockit and Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.
  • A small overflow holding area is located in Hollywood near the Hello Kitty store. There is no food or beverage available here, but you do get early access to the sound stages.

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2019 Haunted Houses

Halloween Horror Nights Haunted Houses

Each year, Halloween Horror Nights feature multiple haunted houses. Many are themed after horror intellectual properties. Last year’s IP houses include Stranger Things, Halloween 4, Trick ‘r Treat, and The Horrors of Blumhouse.

In addition, each year, the creative and demented minds of Universal Creative include unique creations that are designed to frighten. Last year, Guests could experience Dead Exposure: Patient Zero, Slaughter Sinema, and Carnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces.

This year, there will be 10 houses in all for 2019. Here’s what’s been announced so far:

Stranger Things

Things are about to get stranger. Universal will be working closely with Netflix to bring this popular series to life. This house will spotlight the second and third season of the hit show and will recreate some of the show’s most iconic scenes. During the trip to Hawkins, Indiana this time, Guests will come face-to-face with snarling Demodogs, as well as make their way through iconic scenes and locations, from Chief Hopper’s cabin to the Starcourt Mall.

Nightingales: Blood Pit

Nightingales: Blood Pit is an original Halloween Horror Nights concept that will transport Guests back to Ancient Rome where a ruthless emperor reigns and gladiatorial games are put on for bloody entertainment. As if the bloodshed that occurs just normally during something like this isn’t enough, things get worse thanks to the creatures that are introduced! The nightingales feed on both the dead and dying. You’ll try to survive them alongside the gladiators as the ravenous nightingales notice that fresh blood has come into their midst.

Universal Monsters

Universal is going back to their roots with the next house announced. The iconic classic monsters that we all know will be out to terrify. They are ready to unleash havoc and are thirsty for anything in their path. Of course, as you try to escape, you’ll enter each of the monster’s domains, but they are determined not to let you leave. Guests will be able to come face-to-face with Dracula in his gothic castle, the Wolfman in a dark Bavarian forest, the man-made monster within Dr. Frankenstein’s lab, have an encounter with vicious Creature of the Black Lagoon, and the ancient evil of the Mummy.

Depths of Fear

This non-IP announced house called Depths of Fear will take Guests into a deep-sea mining company where the miners have found themselves in a dire situation, as they’ve gotten too deep in the water and they’ve now come across a parasitic and deadly race of creatures called Mouthbrooders. Here, you’ll find yourself trapped in the claustrophobic underwater installation with these slithering monsters and your worst nightmares will come to life as these Mouthbrooders spew flesh-eating acidic eggs at human hosts and you witness miners being driven mad by the infection. Oh and let’s not forget the fact that pressure is mounting as the self-destruct sequence counts down to the inevitable implosion of the facility.

Yeti: Terror of the Ukon

The Yeti is coming! The story for this unique house goes that deep in the remote tundra of the Yukon, loggers and trappers are seeking refuge from the cold of an arctic blizzard. But out in the darkness is a lurking terror that is far more dangerous than the elements. Guests will enter a logging camp that’s been torn apart and see floors that are caked with snow, but wait….why are there bones and gore? Right outside, you’ll see that screams are frozen on the faces of those who fled the towering monsters only to succumb to the elements, but there is no escape. Just when you thought the only thing to fear was the elements, you’ll notice the trail of blood that is leading to the caves that none have lived to see. As you enter the maze of caves, you’ll hear the screaming echoes of those who couldn’t escape the inevitable. If you survive long enough to see find end, you’re likely to find the remains of those who came before you. These Yetis are vicious and will stop at nothing for a taste of blood. If the bitter cold doesn’t get you, they most certainly will.


Who you gonna call? This is the first time ever that the classic film, Ghostbusters, will be coming to Halloween Horror Nights in house form. This year, the film celebrates 35 years. In this house, Guests will be able to walk through favorite scenes like the New York Public Library, the Temple of Gozer and more, as you are transported to the streets of New York as the rift between worlds opens, releasing ghoulish spirits, specters and ectoplasm-dripping phantasms. Guests will come face-to-face with Slimer, the all-power Gozer the Gozerian, the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and more. Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston will certainly have to save the day!

Killer Klowns from Outer Space


Last year, Killer Klowns from Outer Space was one of the most popular scare zone, so the Universal team has brought it to live in a house this year. During this year’s house of the cult classic film, you’ll come across things that weren’t featured last year, in addition so some familiar things. New characters include the baby Klowns, Boco, and Klownzilla and new scenery will include things like the Klowns’ circus-tent spaceship, and the cotton candy cocoon storage room where they keep their victims. Throughout the house your sense of smell will be in use, as you’ll catch whiffs of familiar fairground fare like sweet cotton candy, stale buttery popcorn and ice cream. This is all just an illusion though, as lurking in the shadows are the murderous gang of klowns that awaits you.


Based on the hit film from earlier this year by Jordan Peele, Guests will walk through the Wilson family beach house and the Santa Cruz Pier, where you might spot a familiar character outside of the Fun House. You’ll also venture through the unnerving tunnels that stretch for miles deep below America and come face-to-face with “The Tethered”. “The Tethered” are a group of terrifying doppelgängers of every living man, woman and child in the country. It’s definitely proof that you are your own worst enemy. As you venture deeper through the house, you will be transported to modern-day, and witness “The Tethered” rise-up from their underground labyrinth, ready to take on their counterparts – determined to enact their plan of murder and revenge.

Graveyard Games

Graveyard Games takes Guests into the Ascension Parish Cemetery where you’ll witness the repercussions of the disrespectful antics of two teens who have awakened the spirits of the dead. As you roam through the cemetery, you’ll wind through dark mausoleums and decaying coffins and you’ll find that Ghosts have risen from the tombstones to exact their revenge as you try to escape. You’ll see skeletal beings, ghastly apparitions and vengeful spirits all with a purpose of trying to drag you to the grave. And in the end, you’ll find out what happened to those who set out to deface the cemetery. In addition, with this house, Guests will be able to chat with a few of the local teens and storytellers of the town by opening Facebook Messenger to the Halloween Horror Nights page where you’ll be able to learn the history and spooky legends that the cemetery keeps.

2019 Scare Zones

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! The following are the Scare Zones for 2018. 


Zombieland Double Tap

Based on the hit film and its upcoming sequel, this scare zone puts you in the middle of the United States of Zombieland. The infection has spread and bloodthirsty zombies are everywhere. The most important rule to remember: Always double tap.

Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe

Step into the heavy metal horror of Rob Zombie’s music and imagery in this scare zone. From otherworldly beings to brutal maniacs, you’ll come face-to-face with his twisted creations.


This is an 80s-inspired arcade that has taken over. At first glance, you may think it’s a party. However, you quickly learn that “Game Over” means a permanent end for you. There’s a gang of neon slashers who are out to play in this game you won’t want to lose.

Vanity Ball

In the streets of Hollywood, your flesh becomes the canvas as blade-wielding artists slice up willing participants into horrific living works of art.

Vikings Undead

We’re all familiar with the brutal Viking warriors. It’s terrifying enough thinking about facing them alive. Now picture facing them as the undead. They have risen and laid siege to Central Park with an onslaught of gore.

2019 Shows


Halloween Horror Nights Live Shows

The terror continues with live shows during Halloween Horror Nights.

Academy of Villains: Altered States

The show this year is where man’s true nature is dragged out into the dark, gothic streets of anarchy. With a wicked mix of dance, acrobatics and theatrics, Academy of Villains is back for an all-new performance of pounding synths and neon lights.

Halloween Marathon of Mayhem

Guests will have the opportunity to experience a brand nighttime spectacular featuring iconic scenes from top horror films, cult classics and TV shows in their show, “Halloween Marathon of Mayhem”. “Halloween Marathon of Mayhem” will feature be iconic scenes from Netflix’s Stranger Things, Ghostbusters, Universal Monsters and Killer Klowns from Outer Space and will blend of fountain-based visuals, state-of-the-art technologies and special effects. Show times will take place multiple times each event night. They are 10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m., and 12:00 a.m.

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:

Halloween Horror Nights Map

If you will be attending the event this year, take a look at the map to see where each of the houses, scare zones, and more will be located.


Halloween Horror Nights Dining

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 from 2019 and where you can find some of them, but be on the lookout for more great treats throughout the event.


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 $49.99 per person, plus tax. To reserve your seating call 407-224-7840.

TheMouseForLess Tips

  • 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!
  • For those who are looking to make sure that they accomplish every house in one night, buying Universal Express may be your only option, as the event crowds have gotten much larger.
  • Make sure to purchase tickets ahead of time. Not only do you get to save a little money, but the lines for Halloween Horror Nights ticket purchases are extremely long, delaying your ability to enjoy the haunts.
  • 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 #HHN29
  •  Looking for a break from the scares? Diagon Alley is open to Guests and doesn’t feature any Halloween Horror Nights overlays.
  • No masks or costumes will be allowed.
  • Get real-time wait times of each haunted house 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.
  • In addition, TERROR TRIVIA will be available on the app. Here you can prove your knowledge of the event and compete for a coveted spot on the leader boards with 11 horror-packed levels, featuring questions about this year’s haunted houses and the history of the event.
  • Universal CityWalk is a great place to grab dinner and drinks before the event begins.
  • You get free admission to select CityWalk clubs with your event ticket, so head over after to keep the night going.
  • We know that these events are scary, but don’t attack scareactors.
  • For more information about Halloween Horror Nights, visit their event website.
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