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How To: Halloween Horror Nights

  • September 23, 2022
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Head into the fog for a night of spooks you won’t forget. When it’s Halloween in Orlando, you head to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal. This year’s event is bigger and scarier than ever. With haunted houses, scare zones, live entertainment and shows, HHN merch, and special food and drink there’s so much to do. Tickets are required for this event and can be purchased online here. Here’s our how to guide for Halloween Horror Nights.

Halloween Horror Nights may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

Head through the gates to start your nights of spooks. Halloween Horror Nights feature 5 different scare zones through Universal Studios: Conjure the Dark, Sweet Revenge, Graveyard: Deadly Unrest, Horrors of Halloween, and Scarecrow: Cursed Soil. Get ready to be stalked by the things that nightmares are made of.

Visit the 10 unique haunted houses that are guaranteed to haunt your dreams.

The Weeknd: After Hours Event

You know The Weeknd…But do you know the depths of his macabre mind? Enter the surreal nightmare of his After Hours music. This is a nightmare like none other. Explore the dark side of some of your favorite songs all while being stalked and facing scare after scare. 


Journey back in time to 1978 and step into the original horror classic, Halloween. Michael Myers is back and out for blood. You don’t want to get caught by this ruthless killer on his brutal spree. You’ll be right in the center of some of the movie’s iconic scenes alongside the embodiment of pure evil. 

The Horrors of Blumhouse

This double feature from Blumhouse will have you running for the exit. In Freaky you’re placed right in the middle of a terrified teenager and the ruthless serial killer she’s swapped bodies with. But the scares don’t stop there. Once you think you’re safe, you’ll have to make a desperate escape from the basement of The Grabber to avoid being the next victim in The Black Phone.

Universal Monsters: Legends Collide

Get caught up in the middle of the ultimate battle between some of Universal’s most iconic monsters. In their search for the amulet that will break their curse, who will win in this epic battle: The Wolf Man, Dracula, or The Mummy? 

Spirits of the Coven

Get lured into a 1920s speakeasy by a coven of beautiful flapper witches. Once you’re trapped they reveal their true identities. The witches are on the hunt for new victims for the witches brew. Escape before you become what’s bubbling in the cauldron. 

Bugs: Eaten Alive

Step into the 1950s house of the future, specially a bug free future. But it doesn’t quite go as planned. Soon you’re surrounded by creepy crawlies that just keep mutating. The house quickly turns into a breeding ground for flies, roaches, spiders, maggots, larvae, wasps, bees, and any other bugs you can think of. 

Fiesta de Chupacabras

Join in, with a Latin American Village, the celebration of the creature chupacabras. What you don’t know is the real reason for celebration: the villagers are leading you straight to the legendary creature to spare themselves from his feast.

Hellblock Horrors

A prison of some of the world’s most terrifying otherworldly creatures is scary enough, but what happens when the interdimensional power core that powers the prison fails? With all these supernatural creatures on the loose, it’s the guests who have to figure out how to destroy the prison before the creatures destroy the world.

Dead Man’s Pier: Winter’s Wake

What may seem like a sleepy New England fishing village quickly becomes your worst nightmare. This unofficial sequel to the 2016 scare zone Dead Man’s Wharf features undead fishermen emerging to seek their revenge. Survive being reeled into the deep and drug under to the depths of the Atlantic.

Descendants of Destruction

What happens when you descend into the subway tunnels of deserted New York? Each step takes you deeper and deeper into the devolution of humans into mutants hungry for a feast of the last remnants of humanity.

Live Entertainment and Shows

This year features two unique live shows: Ghoulish! A Halloween Tale and Halloween Nightmare Fuel Wildfire. Travel beyond the grave with Ghoulish! as a ghost story becomes a reality on Universal Studios’ lagoon. But that’s not all…Nightmare Fuel is ablaze with a new nightmare. Pyro and aerial performers are here to spark and reignite your fears.

What’s a special event without a little merch? This year features tons of classic merch like Universal Monsters and HHN 2022 specific merch—we’re all over the Lil’ Boo collection. Whether you want a t-shirt, coffee mug, pin, magnet, keychain, or home decor item, HHN has got you covered.

If you’re feeling a little hungry moving from house to house don’t worry, HHN has you covered. This year ‘s Halloween Horror Nights menu has over 75 items inspired by the season and the lineup of terror.

We’re a big fan of garlic parm twisted taters and the tamales de Los Muertos stuff with pork and cheese. The new Pepperoni Pizza Skull is a must-try! And of course we had to mention the liquid courage options! Sip on your fave beers, wine, or a fun themed cocktail like our faves the electric death!

Happy Spooky Season

We can’t wait for all the spooks and scares hidden around each corner. What are you planning on visiting during your trip to Halloween Horror Nights?

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