‘Halloween Horror Nights’ Starts Tonight: A Guide to Universal Studios’ Spooky Event

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Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights officially opens in Orlando tonight, September 6, and will continue through November 2. We’re bringing you a guide of everything HHN you need to know.


Single-night tickets start at $67.99 (+ Tax).

Multi-night tickets start at $109.99 (+Tax).

There are other add-ons you can add to your ticket, which include express passes, tours, dining plans, and more. (You must have a separate ticket to the event for these add-ons).

Express Pass (Starts at $89.99 + Tax)

Get to the fear faster. Skip the regular lines one time at all haunted houses, plus at participating rides and attractions. Event admission required and not included. (Pricing varies by date, subject to availability.)

Scareactor Dining Experience ($49.99 + Tax per person)

Make your meal part of the horror featuring special scareactor photo opportunities at Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Cafe. Requires separate event admission. (Subject to availability.)

Universal Dining Plan – Quick Service ($23.99 + Tax per person)

Enjoy a sinister selection of dining locations in Universal Studios Florida and Universal CityWalk. You can use the following dining plans into the night or purchase them specifically for the event:

  • Universal Dining Plan — Quick-Service
  • Universal Dining Plan — Quick-Service + Coca-Cola freestyle®Souvenir Cup
  • Coca-Cola freestyle® Souvenir Cup

R.I.P. Tour ($199.99 + Tax per person)

Join other fans and get a guided V.I.P. walking tour of the event. See more with front-of-the-line entry to haunted houses. (Separate event admission is required; pricing varies by date, subject to availability.)

Private R.I.P. Tour (please visit HHN’s website for more details.)

Get a guided V.I.P. walking tour of the event with Priority UNLIMITED V.I.P. front-of-the-line entry to haunted houses for you and your group of up to 10 people. (Separate event admission is required; pricing varies by date, subject to availability.)

Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tour (Daytime – $79.99 + Tax per person)

Take this daytime V.I.P. tour for a lights-on look at three or six haunted houses. Theme park and/or event admission is not included or required to participate in the tour. (Pricing varies by date, subject to availability.)

You can see the options and purchase tickets here.

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Stranger Things

STRANGER THINGS returns to Halloween Horror Nights™ in an all-new haunted house, plunging you even further into the chilling world of the Upside Down.

Jordan Peele’s Us

Jordan Peele’s new original nightmare comes to life as the Wilson family faces the ultimate opponent: themselves.

Universal Monsters

Frankenstein. Dracula. The Wolfman. The world’s most terrifying monsters have come together to tear you apart. It’s the more, the scarier.


Step right into the original Ghostbusters film where ghoulish spirits and ectoplasm-dripping phantasms materialize where you least expect.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

The Killer Klowns from Outer Space are back in an all-new haunted house that will have you screaming–and not with laughter.

House of 1000 Corpes

Rob Zombie’s epic horror masterpiece comes to life as you attempt to escape the blood soaked house of the psychotic Firefly family.

Depths of Fear

A mining corp built an installation in deep waters infested with something monstrous. There is no escape from your watery grave.

Graveyard Games

Enter a cemetery at night, where disrespectful teens have awakened vengeful spirits. Don’t be caught dead here after dark.

Nightingales: Blood Pit

In an Ancient Roman arena, grisly creatures are drawn to dead and dying gladiators. With nothing to protect you, you’re history.

Yeti: Tales of the Yukon

In a remote part of Canada, loggers and trappers seek refuge from the elements. You’re in Yeti territory, and they’ll stop you cold.

Read more about the houses here.

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Academy of Villains: Altered States

This wicked talented group of artists is back for an all-new, bigger and better performance featuring a killer mix of dance and theatrics.

Halloween Marathon of Mayhem

A monstrous new show is rising from the depths of Universal Studios’ lagoon. It’s a larger-than-life mix tape of retro mayhem.

Read about the shows here.

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Scare Zones

Zombieland: Double Tap

“Check the Back Seat.” “Beware of Bathrooms.” You’ve got to obey every rule if you don’t want to end up as meat in Zombieland.

Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe

Step into the heavy metal horror of Rob Zombie as his pulse-pounding music comes to life in a frenzy of raging madness.


A sinister 80s-inspired arcade has taken over the Avenue of the Stars and you only get one life. Once you scream, it’s game over.

Vanity Ball

Your flesh is the canvas in Hollywood. And these bladewielding artists can’t wait to take a scalpel to you.

Vikings Undead

Brutal, horn-helmeted warriors have risen from the grave and laid siege to Central Park. Bloodlust never dies.

Read more about the scare zones here.

Attractions Open

There will be quite a few attractions open during HHN, which will give you a break from all the scares. Universal lists the following as being open:

  • Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts™ (closes at 11pm)
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket
  • Men In Black: Alien Attack
  • Fast & Furious: Super Charged (Closes prior to event end.)
  • Transformers The Ride: 3D (Closes prior to event end.)
  • The Simpsons Ride (Open select nights only.)

For rules, tickets, and more information, make sure to head on over to Halloween Horror Nights’ website!

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