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Every year, on select fall nights, the world of horror takes over Universal Studios on both coasts. With ghoulish treats, sinister scares, and haunting houses, Halloween Horror Nights often advises you to never go alone.

What is Halloween Horror Nights?

Halloween Horror Nights bills itself at the premier halloween event having won Best Halloween Event by Amusement Today 13 times. This separately ticketed event includes your admission to Universal Studios, please note that to park hop to Island’s of Adventure in Orlando, FL you will need another ticket. The event varies from year to year with themes and number of houses. These haunted houses are inspired by the biggest names in horror, and some of Universal’s classic monsters. Walk through scare zones where 

scareactors hide behind every turn just waiting to make you scream. Insane live shows take place throughout the night. Looking for less intense thrills, select rides will be available during the event. You can also expect that to see themed food and drinks that mirror the themes of the houses and scare zones, and of course unique merchandise. One of the highlights of any Universal event is the Tribute Store, last year it was themed to an old school dark ride and was one of my favorite parts of the event.

Who is this event for?

Universal highly advises against anyone under the age of 13 attending the event. The event is intense for lack of a better word. There are literally jumps around every corner. The only “safe” zone in 2022 was back in Diagon Alley, but the second you came out, there were people waiting to scare you. If you are not a fan of horror, or jump scares, this is not the event for you. This is 100% not a family friendly event. There will be language, blood, and is potentially traumatizing for young minds. Guest costumes of any sort are banned.

However, if you love horror, don’t mind a bit of gore, and have decent bladder control, this is the event for you. The costuming, the theming, the food, I fully understand why HHN is an award winning halloween event. I went for one night last year and I’m already scheming to find a way to go back again and again. Luckily Universal offers varying level of tickets so you can add multiple Halloween Horror Nights onto your Universal vacation. This is a great event to do with a group of people!

Are you ready to be scared? Dates and packages for Halloween Horror Nights have not been released yet for 2023. If you request your HHN quote today, you will be one of the first people to book when release dates drop, so fill out the quote request form and don’t forget to request your favorite Halloween Queen, Ellen Q. The pumpkin lord commands it (IYKYK).

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