Your Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022 (2022)

Summary

Just like your recurring nightmare, Halloween Horror Nights returns year after year to haunt Universal Studios Florida. To get you ready for the nation's premier scare event, we bring you everything we know about Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights. From the terror-filled haunted houses to the sinister scare zones, learn what you should expect and how to navigate this popular event!

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  • Overview
  • Park Plan
  • Haunted Houses
  • Scare Zones
  • Entertainment
  • Rides
  • Tips

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Overview of Halloween Horror Nights Orlando

With less than a month to go, we're hyping ourselves up and getting ready to face the thrills of Halloween Horror Nights — especially now that all of the haunted houses, scare zones and entertainment have officially been announced. Keep hopping back to this blog as more information about the event is released, if you dare.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Dates and Tickets

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The event runs select nights from September through November at Universal Studios Florida. In 2022, Halloween Horror Nights will kick off Sept. 2 and run until Oct. 31. For the first time this year, the event now runs from 6:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. every Wednesday to Sunday (except Sept. 14) and on Halloween night! While all nights are popular, the crowds generally increase as it gets closer to Halloween.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022 Dates

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It's important to note that Halloween Horror Nightsis a separately ticketed event. You can now get discounted single-night tickets through us frogs!

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An HHN ticket will not get you into the theme parks during regular hours. No need to worry, though! We also offer discount tickets forUniversal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure or Universal's Volcano Bay if you want to visit during the day. Universal Studios Florida generally closes at 5 p.m. for those not staying for the event (though Universal's Islands of Adventure will maintain its normal closing time if you have a park-to-park ticket and would like to hop). You'll also need regular park admission if you want to take advantage of Halloween Horror Nights early entry (more on this below). And don't froget, you canbook your discount hotel through us, too! If you can't get enough screams in one night, there are multi-night tickets now available directly through Universal Orlando. Additionally, Universal directly sells HHN Express Passes, R.I.P. Tours, Behind-the-Screams Tours, Scream Early tickets and a scare actor dining experience — all of which are currently available.

Best Dates to Attend

Unlike many other fall theme park events thatgenerally bring in families for one night, Halloween Horror Nights Orlando scares up a good portion of guests, especiallylocals, who attend multiple nights throughout the season to experience the fear over and over. The nature of the event and the number of locals have a significant impact on crowds. Saturdays are the busiest nights, with Friday nights not too far behind them. The very best nights to attend as far as crowds go are Wednesdays. It is nearly impossible to see everything in one night without upgrading your experience (which we'll get into later). Still, picking the best night to attend, as well as following our tips below, will help you see and do as much as you can.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Special Experiences

For the past couple of HHN events, Universal Orlando Resort hotel guests have had access to limited themed experiences at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort. This year, Universal's dastardly monsters are taking over. Guests staying at any of Universal Orlando's eight hotels can pose for photos with The Wolf Man, Dracula and The Mummy at "Universal Monsters: Gallery of Legends," an immersive themed experience honoring these icons of the silver scream. Additionally, the hotel's Swizzle Lounge is getting a spooky makeover. Just walk right up to the bar and take your pick of one of the creepy specialty cocktails. These experiences will be available to hotel guests from Sept. 2 to Oct. 31.

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Those looking for an enhanced Halloween Horror Nights experience might consider one or two scary good add-ons which take you through the gauntlet of ghastly creatures and a multitude of menacing maniacs. The R.I.P. Tour is a guided experience that grants V.I.P. access to everything Halloween Horror Nights has to offer. The tour includes one-time entry to all of the houses, reserved seating at select shows, Universal Express Unlimited ride access at all participating rides and attractions for the date of your tour, a pre-tour reception in Cafe La Bamba, access to exclusive cash bar locations, complimentary valet parking and a commemorative tour credential, lanyard and pin.

There's also a Private R.I.P Tour option which grants you and up to nine other frogs all the same perks as the regular R.I.P Tour, plus UNLIMITED priority V.I.P. entry to all the houses, a customizable itinerary and a My Universal Photos 3-Day photo package.

The Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tour gives guests a unique, lights-on look into the Art & Design team’s process as they transform our deepest fears into haunted houses. Guests can choose from Behind the Screams: 3-House Unmasking the Horror Tour (two and a half hours, morning or afternoon) or a Behind the Screams: 6-House Unmasking the Horror Tour (four to five hours). The tours give you the chance to see houses with the lights on and a chance to photograph every gory detail of select rooms in select houses.

The scare actor dining experience is back this year! The buffet meal includes a photo opportunity with a scare actor and one digital download of one photo taken during the experience. Guests should arrive at Louie's Italian Restaurant 15 minutes early prior to the scheduled seating time printed on the back of their ticket.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Park Plan

The biggest draw of the event each year is the haunted houses. It takes months to construct these movie set-quality houses, and each one has a different theme. We probably don't have to tell you that lines can get very long for this event! If you want to make the most of your evening, you need to decide what is important to you. Do you want to just focus on houses? Would you like to see a few houses and the show? Would you just like to ride attractions since the wait times for them will be low? Since the houses are what most people come for — and see the highest waits! — they are our first priority.

We recommend getting to the park at least 45 minutes ahead of the official opening at 6:30 p.m. to make the most of your time. Typically, Universal opens the gates earlier than the official starting time. (If you're staying at one of the Universal Orlando Resort properties —Loews Portofino Bay Hotel,Universal's Hard Rock Hotel,Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort,Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort,Universal's Aventura HotelorUniversal's Endless Summer — take advantage of the priority entrance gate until8 p.m. to get in more quickly.)In our experience, the gates begin to open for guests between 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

Thevery best way to do more at the event is to take advantage of Halloween Horror Nights Early Entry, also known as Stay and Scream. You'll need regular park admission and a Halloween Horror Nights ticket to do this, but many of you will already be spending the day in the parks, so why not take advantage? We've written a full post on how Halloween Horror Nights Early Entry works. In 2021, we were able to knock out two houses before the event officially started at 6:30 p.m (on a Thursday night in September).

If experiencing every house is a priority for you, plan on visiting at least two nights or investing in an Express pass.

Because of the number of houses and the popularity of the event, it is impossible to see them all in one night. We recommend choosing four or five must-do houses and getting those in first. Then, see if you have any time left after you’ve checked them off the list. Those of you who are staying in the park or arriving ahead of the official opening could do five, six or perhaps even more houses. If you want to experience everything, either purchase a Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass (only sold through Universal), plan on visiting Halloween Horror Nights multiple nights or opt for a R.I.P. Tour (only sold through Universal).

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This was the official map for Halloween Horror Nights 2021! Keep in mind that the queues get quite long for the houses closest to the front gates. Waits for houses in the back of the park are typically shorter early in the evening but build throughout the night.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Haunted Houses

Universal Orlando has finally announced all of the houses for Halloween Horror Nights 2022! Beware. Danger lurks around every corner.

Spirits of the Coven

You've traveled back in time to the Roaring '20s and have fallen under the spell of an alluring troupe of flappers. Little did you know that these bewitching women are actually a coven of wicked witches. Watch in horror as they unveil their true haggish form and beg for mercy as they cast a dark curse in this spirited speakeasy.

Bugs: Eaten Alive

"Why, it's just the bee's knees!" You've been invited to tour a 1950s home of the future but what seems like a utopian paradigm quickly turns into a living nightmare when an infestation of insects moves in. Surrounded by slime and covered in creepy crawlers, being bitten is the least of your worries. Prepare for imminent extermination.

Fiesta de Chupacabras

Behold the legend of the chupacabra — a vicious creature from Latin American folklore that appears when the moon rises and feasts on the blood of any animal that dares cross its path. What starts as a colorful celebration turns into a brutal bloodbath as these thirsty monsters set their sights on you and your amigos.

Hellblock Horror

This is no ordinary penitentiary. The inmates here are the worst of the worst — monsters who have no concept of the word mercy. Enter with caution because if these creatures escape their captivity, every hallway becomes a mess hall. And you're on the menu.

Dead Man's Pier: Winter's Wake

A quiet and quaint New England fishing village like this is usually ripe with ghost stories. Do you have what it takes to survive one? Fishermen swallowed by the waves have washed ashore and are eager to seek their revenge. Hide from their hooks and navigate their nets. They'll stop at nothing to secure their live human bait.

Descendants of Destruction

Deep inside the dark and deserted tunnels of New York's subway system reside hordes of hungry mutants. Against your better judgment, you descend into their feeding ground. Don't count on the trains for a quick escape. They haven't been in operation for quite some time.

The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare

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Prepare for "blinding lights," slashers, bandaged manics and terrifying toad-like creatures as you enter the nightmarish world of The Weeknd. His album "After Hours" and the visuals from accompanying music videos will be reimagined into this haunted house. You'll first enter the Nightmare Extraction, where you'll see a lifelike figure of The Weeknd strapped into a chair with a headset, with the grotesque images from his mind being pulled out of his head and flashing onto monitors all around — only to face all of those horrors throughout the rest of the house.

The Horrors of Blumhouse

Inspired by the new supernatural thriller, "The Black Phone," and horror-comedy, "Freaky," you'll need to outrun TWO serial killers: The Grabber, a demented magician, and The Butcher, who has switched bodies with a teenage girl. Escape The Grabber's "fun" house where ghostly whispers try to help you escape, and watch out for The Butcher, who is on the hunt for her next victim.

Halloween

If there's one thing we know about Michael Myers ... it's that he always comes back. Based on John Carpenter's 1978 slasher classic, frogs will wander through this maze which will take you through The Shape's dilapidated home as you relive iconic moments from the film. Beware, because this knife-wielding maniac will stop at nothing to get his long-awaited revenge. Do you have what it takes to survive an encounter with the "embodiment of pure evil"?

Universal Monsters: Legends Collide

After the electrifying success of "The Bride of Frankenstein Lives" last year, Universal is diving back into the world of its beloved creepy creatures with "Universal Monsters: Legends Collide." Travel back to the 19th century in this all-new and original maze where you'll come face-to-fangs with three horror icons of the silver screen: Dracula, The Wolf Man and The Mummy.

The full moon is rising and this triple threat of terror are looking for The Amulet of Ra, a powerful artifact that could not only lift The Wolf Man of his curse ... but also help The Mummy and Dracula to rule mankind. Watch out because all three monsters have been pitted against each other on a bloody collision course of chaos — and you're about to be caught in the crossfire.

Until we visit the first night of HHN, check out our video of one of the most chilling houses from last year, "The Haunting of Hill House."

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Scare Zones

Second to the houses, but central to the terror, are the street experiences, more commonly referred to as "scare zones." The scare zones are in various open areas of the park with their own sets, sounds and, yes, even scents. Expect to be terrified and harassed by creatures of the night. These scare actors come out of nowhere and have no illusions about respecting your personal space (although they are not allowed to touch you, and you are not allowed to touch them)!

Horrors of Halloween

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The fog may not be the only thing you get a whiff of walking into Production Central. Terror has taken root at Halloween Horror Nights as the malevolent Pumpkin Lord makes his welcomed return. Navigate the vines and pay your respects to His Gourdliness. (Say hi to Li'l Boo for us!)

Scarecrow: Cursed Soil

Something is being reaped in Central Park and it isn't the harvest. Sinister scarecrows have awakened at this abandoned farm and are dying to seek their long-awaited revenge. Can you outrun their sickles and scythes?

Sweet Revenge

Major Sweets has set up shop in the streets of New York. Unfortunately, a sugar rush isn't the only thing his customers suffer from. His cursed confectionery has turned innocent children into crazed killers. Your parents did warn you that candy's bad for you ... right?

Graveyard: Deadly Unrest

The glamorous streets of Hollywood are now home to Nettlewoods Cemetery, a moss-covered resting place where loved ones come to mourn. However, on Halloween night, a dark storm arrives and awakens long-dead spirits. Ask not for whom the bell tolls, friends; it tolls for thee.

Conjure the Dark

On the very first All Hallow's Eve, a wicked sorceress summoned unearthly creatures from a dark dimension. You'll find these menacing monsters lurking on the streets of San Francisco, all of whom have an insatiable appetite for human blood.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Entertainment

Every year, Universal produces two spectacular shows which are perfect places to take a break from the terror. One takes place at the lagoon and is a thrilling combination of projections, water and music and the other takes place on the former Fear Factor Live stage. Here's a look at the eerie entertainment set to grace this year's event:

Ghoulish! A Halloween Tale

Gather 'round the lagoon for a ghost story you won't ever froget. This sinister new show will bring spirits to life with wicked water and petrifying projections.

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Halloween Nightmare Fuel Wildfire

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A fiery new show ignited Halloween Horror Nights 30, featuring nocturnal creatures, aerialists of the night and frightful fire performers. Set to pulse-pounding rock, metal and electronica music, this epic performance was loud enough to drown out the screams. We're sohoppyto hear that it's returning this year with a new nightmare, more red-hot than ever!

Rides Open During Halloween Horror Nights Orlando

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While most of the focus of the night is on horror, some of therides are open too. Waits are very low during this time, so it's a great way to experience them if you don't care as much about the houses. (Note that the regular Express Pass does not work during Halloween Horror Nights — if you want to skip the ride lines during the event, you'll need an HHN Express Pass.)

These are the rides that remained open during Halloween Horror Nights 30:

Check out the event map for attraction closing times, and schedule in time to hop on your faves if this is a priority for you!

  • TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D
  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • Men in Black Alien Attack

Note: Some of the rides may close up to two hours prior to the end of the event. For example, Diagon Alley, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D and Rip Ride Rockit usually close early.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Food and Merchandise

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Munch on the iconic Pizza Fries (crinkle-cut fries topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and sausage) or its sister snack — the S'mores Fries (sweet potato fries, marshmallow, chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs).

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As always, many of the houses even have their own dedicated food kiosk and last year's booths killed it. The fiendish Tooth Fairies came for our cavities with sweet treats such as Monte Cristo Waffle Sticks and Shattered Glass Candied Apples. Jack the Clown served up circus-themed favorites, including Dr. Pinetti's Confetti Battered Oreos and Tiny's Twinkies. The Crain family hosted a tea party from Hell with items such as Jalapeño Popper Sandwiches and Luke's Grilled Cheese. The Pumpkin Lord cooked up some gourd-themed grub in the form of Pumpkin Guts and Field of Screams Gyoza. Just look at that Jack'd Donut Slider!

What about alcoholic beverages, you ask? Well, there are plenty of liquid courage concoctions to wash down your fear. Last year, we tried the Arnold Palmer-based Poison Tea Party and the refreshing and fruity Ghoul Juice (both of which had a hint of allspice in them). For the fearless teens, Fanta created three exclusive Flavorween mixes for the event that we were able to get at Coca-Cola Freestyle machines around the park: Fanta Grape Goblin, Fanta Orange Jack-O-Lantern and Fanta Strawberry Scary Skull.

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Universal Studios' Classic Monster Cafe served up classic German dishes such as Reibekuchen (potato pancakes with applesauce) and beautifully dichromatic ice cream cones. And you can always go to Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store for desserts galore.

Here were the Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2021 dining options (in addition to food and beverage carts):

  • TODAY Cafe
  • Universal Studios Classic Monsters Café
  • Bone Chillin'
  • Jack’s Place and Carnival Courtyard
  • Finnegan's Bar & Grill
  • Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
  • Häagen-Dazs
  • Louie's Italian Restaurant
  • Richter's Burger Co.
  • Mel's DIE-IN (Mel's Drive-In)
  • Beverly Hills Boulangerie
  • Starbucks
  • The Fountain of Fair Fortune
  • Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour
  • The Hopping Pot
  • Fast Food Boulevard
  • KidZone Pizza Company

Halloween Horror Nights Merchandise

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Each year, the event’s merchandise typically features all of the haunted houses and scare zones, so you’ll be sure to find a nice memento (whether it’s a T-shirt or a souvenir cup) for Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022. You can usually look for T-shirts and other ghoulish delights in the Tribute Store in Universal Studios Florida which will open closer to the start of the event. Last year, the Five and Dime store in the Hollywood section of the park had shirts, posters, backpacks and more from the HHN preview merchandise display.

Also, in Islands of Adventure, there was a new All Hallows Eve Boutique. This new merchandise spot was like a mini Tribute Store — complete with jack-o-lanterns and skeletons around every corner — and was the perfect place to pick up T-shirts celebrating some of last year’s Halloween Horror Nights houses including Beetlejuice and the famous HHN icons, as well as cups, hats, socks, blankets and pumpkin spice sauces.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Tips

1. Buy Your Tickets in Advance

Halloween Horror Nightsrequires a separate ticket from regular theme park admission. Make sure to purchase in advance (bonus: you can save money too). You don't want to have to wait in any more lines than you have to!

2. Consider an Express Pass

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We always get asked if the Express Passes are worth it. Our answer is that it really depends on when you're going and if you want to hit all 10 houses in one night. We'd definitely recommend it on Fridays and Saturdays in October, especially closer to Halloween. Wednesdays and Thursdays are less busy days, and if you take advantage of early entry (see our next tip!), you have a better chance of hitting all 10 houses without an Express Pass.

Universal does sell Express Passes at kiosks throughout the park. So if you change your mind while you're there, you have that last-minute opportunity. You can also buy an Express Pass that's half the original price but it only works after 11 p.m. Just keep in mind that both of these Express Pass options are subject to availability.

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3. Arrive Early

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We can't stress this enough: Arriving early is the single best way to ensure you make the most of your night. The event typically begins at 6:30 p.m., but Universal often lets guests in up to half an hour early. Universal Resort hotel guests also usually have a dedicated line from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the left side of the entrance. Even better is staying in the park after it closes for early entry, so you can hit a few houses before it gets super busy later at night.

4. Leave the Kids at Home

Lily always stays at home for Halloween Horror Nights. This event is too intense for young children. It is not recommended for those under age 13. Leave them with a sitter service or at the resort's children'sactivity center.

5. Leave Your Costumes and Masks at Home

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Universal won't let you in with them. Plus there are enough costumed creatures inside the park!

6. Dress Light and Stay Hydrated

Is it just us, or is September in Orlando hotter than ever before? Despite taking place mostly after dark, we were still sweating our 'lil frog legs off all weekend at Halloween Horror Nights 30. Wear cool, comfortable clothes.

On top of being deceptively hot and humid, Halloween Horror Nights is a pretty intense event. Bring a water bottle to make staying cool a breeze and save money. Only bottled water is available.

7. Only Bring the Necessities

As with any visit to Universal, you will go through metal detectors ... so we always recommend traveling as light as you can, but this holds especially true for Halloween Horror Nights. When walking through crowded haunted houses and being spooked by scare actors in the streets, you won't want to be hauling too much with you. We recommend a small bag that securely closes ... you don't want anything important spilling out when you jump in fright!

8. Have a Plan

This is absolutely key to this event, especially if you want to see most of the houses. Plan in advance what your priorities are. Map out your evening based on where and when you'll be starting.

9. Eat Early

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You'll find snacks for sale, as well as alcohol in abundance, throughout the park. Look for carts set up along the streets.Lines for food and drinks can get long at times! Fuel up before you leave or early in the evening, and you can spend more time getting the daylights scared out of you.

10. Splurge on Snacks

If you have time to dedicate to fun food and drinks, check out the event-exclusive goodies. Eating (and Instagramming, TBH) these goodies is always enjoyable.

11. Watch Out for the Creatures of the Night!

If you want to avoid the street creatures, although we can't imagine why you'd want to, they largely stick to the streets and leave guests on the sidewalks alone.

12. Respect the Scare Actors

Last but not least, please remember that the scare actors are people too! No matter how monstrous they may seem, the scare actors will not actually touch or hurt you ... so please treat them with the same respect! Keep your hands, food, drinks and any unkind words to yourself for the best experience for everyone involved. This event is all about having FUN! Avoid using flash to photograph any "creatures" in the scare zones, and just ask if you really feel the need. They'll usually be happy to pose for (or with!) you.

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Are you planning on attending Halloween Horror Nights Orlando in 2022? What questions do you have for us about the event? Share in the comments below.

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FAQs

Will there be Halloween Horror Nights 2022? ›

Are you ready for the greatest fright night of the year? The long-awaited Halloween Horror Nights returns for its 10th edition on 30 September 2022 after a loooong two-year hiatus and we can't wait for what's in store!

Can you ride roller coasters during Halloween Horror Nights? ›

Are rides open during Halloween Horror Nights Orlando? Select rides are available at both parks during Halloween Horror Nights. They include Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D, and Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, among others, at Universal Orlando.

What date does Halloween Horror Nights start 2022? ›

Best Dates to Attend

Sunday and Thursday nights are usually the least expensive, and Saturdays tend to be the priciest (especially Halloween weekend), followed by Fridays. Halloween Horror Nights just added another date, Wednesday Oct. 19, 2022, so that may be a less-crowded night to visit.

Can you go to Harry Potter during Halloween Horror Nights? ›

Diagon Alley closes to regular daytime guests at 5 p.m. during Halloween Horror Nights events. Anyone with a Halloween Horror Nights ticket can wait in the designated holding area in Diagon Alley and enjoy Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts as part of the Halloween Horror Nights event until 9:00 PM.

What are scare zones at Hhn? ›

Scare zones are the glue that holds Halloween Horror Nights together, guiding visitors from house to house through spooky-themed environments built in the streets of Universal Studios.

Is Halloween Horror Nights scary? ›

The theming is immersive and movie quality. If you go with friends or family members who love it and will look out for you, Halloween Horror Nights can be fun, even if you don't like being scared. As the event slogan suggests, I would never go alone, but I would go back in a slightly elevated heart beat.

Is Diagon Alley open during Halloween Horror Nights? ›

Is Harry Potter World open during Halloween Horror Nights? Diagon Alley, the part of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Florida, is open during the event, as is the Escape from Gringotts Ride.

Is Jurassic World ride open during Horror Nights? ›

The announcement says that select attractions are still open throughout the run of the event. That includes Jurassic World—The Ride, Transformers: The Ride-3D, Revenge of the Mummy—The Ride, and The Simpsons Ride. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and its rides are also open during Halloween Horror Nights.

Can you dress up for Halloween Horror Nights? ›

19. Can You Wear Costumes to Halloween Horror Nights? Costumes are not allowed at Halloween Horror Nights Orlando. This rule is mostly for the safety of both team members and guests.

How long are the lines at Halloween Horror Nights? ›

On peak HHN nights, queues for the haunted houses will approach 3 hours, and even on the slowest nights they will hit 60 minutes. HHN Express passes reduce that wait to between 25% and 33% of what it would otherwise be, which can make the difference between experiencing 2 or 3 houses in a night, or visiting 7 or more.

How many mazes are at Horror nights? ›

I was invited to attend the opening night of Halloween Horror Nights, and once again… it delivered the nightmarish and fun scares that I was looking for! There were nine mazes this year, and I went ahead and ranked them for you below from best to worst.

What are the mazes for HHN 2022? ›

Here's Our Universal Halloween Horror Nights 2022 Maze Ranking
  1. La Llorona: The Weeping Woman.
  2. Halloween. ...
  3. The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare. ...
  4. The Horrors of Blumhouse. ...
  5. Scarecrow: The Reaping. ...
  6. Universal Monsters: Legends Collide. ...
  7. Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Tap to play GIF. ...
  8. Universal Horror Hotel. Tap to play GIF. ...
13 Sept 2022

What rides will be open for Halloween Horror Nights 2022? ›

Several popular attractions are open for Halloween Horror Nights:
  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.
  • Transformers: The Ride 3D*
  • Revenge of the Mummy.
  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts*
  • Men in Black: Alien Attack.
  • The Simpsons Ride**
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Does Universal Orlando close early for Halloween Horror Nights? ›

Around 4:45 pm, with Universal Studios Florida closing at 5:00 pm on Halloween Horror Nights event nights, regular daytime guests are asked to leave the park.

What time does Universal Studios open for Halloween Horror Nights? ›

* Phone hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday – Sunday. Q: Is regular daytime admission included in a Halloween Horror Nights ticket? A. No.

Are the chainsaws in Horror nights real? ›

"For instance, the chainsaws are real — not foam fakes — and weigh about 15 pounds. Halloween Horror Nights is a marathon, not a sprint."

How many haunted houses are at Halloween Horror Nights? ›

Southern California's Scariest Halloween Event

Summon your scream squad to Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights with 8 haunted houses, the Terror Tram, scare zones, a live show and exhilarating attractions.

How many haunted houses are there at Universal Studios Orlando? ›

Face 10 haunted houses, 5 scare zones, 2 live shows and some of Universal Studios Florida's most exciting attractions.

Can they touch you at Horror Nights? ›

No, they can't touch you, but they can get awfully close. So close, in fact, that if you're anything like me and might as well have a "scare me" sign on your head, you're going to be screaming before you get near a maze.

Can a 10 year old go to Halloween Horror Nights? ›

7. Only You Know Your Child. As we've covered, although the recommendation from Universal is to not bring a child into the event if they are under the age of 13, we've seen plenty of children at the event a lot younger and having a blast.

Is there an age limit for Halloween Horror Nights? ›

WARNING: EVENT MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. NO COSTUMES OR COSTUME MASKS ALLOWED.

Which rides are open during Halloween Horror Nights Orlando? ›

The following five rides are usually open during Halloween Horror Nights: Transformers: The Ride 3D. Revenge of the Mummy. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.

Do you need express pass for Halloween Horror Nights? ›

The only way to get Unlimited Universal Express at Halloween Horror Nights is to purchase the R.I.P. Tour. The Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass is a great way to help you manage your day. The Express Pass will allow you to experience everything in the park at least once.

What time does HHN Orlando start? ›

We recommend getting to the park at least 45 minutes ahead of the official opening at 6:30 p.m. to make the most of your time. Typically, Universal opens the gates earlier than the official starting time.

What is the Terror Tram? ›

The “Terror Tram” is unique to Universal Studios Hollywood, inviting guests to explore by foot parts of the famous movie studio backlot, home to some of the most notorious movie sets. Once guests disembark the Tram, the terror is unleashed.

Is Jurassic World a water ride? ›

Jurassic World: The Ride is a dark ride / water ride attraction that is themed to the Jurassic World series at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Can I upgrade my Horror Nights ticket? ›

You can buy an HHN ticket separately for $105 or as an upgrade to a regular park admission and use it the same day or another day - the lowest upgrade is $55. Check out the Halloween Horror Nights website.

Can I take a bag to Horror Nights? ›

Suitcases and bags with wheels are prohibited. We recommend you leave unnecessary articles in your car and secure valuables in your trunk. Trained Service Animals are welcome at Universal Orlando Resort.

Can you bring water into Horror Nights? ›

Acceptable items: Bottled water (maximum 2 liters) Small snacks. Any food required for special dietary needs.

What can you bring to Universal Horror Nights? ›

You are allowed to wear Halloween themed shirts, dresses, pants and shoes to Halloween Horror nights, but you cannot wear anything that resembles a full costume. TIP: Costume masks are strictly prohibited, though you are allowed to wear medical masks.

Can you bring a vape into Universal Studios Hollywood? ›

At this time, the Park's designated smoking area is closed and tobacco smoking is not permitted in the Park. Please note that e-cigarettes and vaporizers are treated the same as tobacco. Additionally, marijuana is prohibited.

How long has Horror Nights been around? ›

The event was originally named Universal Studios Fright Nights in 1991 and began as a 3-night event at Universal Studios Florida on October 25, 26, and 31, 1991, with one haunted house, The Dungeon of Terror.

Who created Hhn? ›

Lora Sauls and Charles Gray are two of the people behind Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights. The annual 42-night event takes place around Halloween and includes 10 haunted houses. For Sauls, Gray, and the team, Halloween never ends. They're already working on next year's event.

Does universal do anything for Halloween? ›

This season, Universal Orlando is celebrating the 30th year of Halloween Horror Nights, a truly terrifying nighttime event that might just be the most intense, immersive Halloween event at any theme park in the country.

What are the mazes for HHN 2022? ›

Here's Our Universal Halloween Horror Nights 2022 Maze Ranking
  1. La Llorona: The Weeping Woman.
  2. Halloween. ...
  3. The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare. ...
  4. The Horrors of Blumhouse. ...
  5. Scarecrow: The Reaping. ...
  6. Universal Monsters: Legends Collide. ...
  7. Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Tap to play GIF. ...
  8. Universal Horror Hotel. Tap to play GIF. ...
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Can a 12 year old go to Halloween Horror Nights? ›

Only You Know Your Child

As we've covered, although the recommendation from Universal is to not bring a child into the event if they are under the age of 13, we've seen plenty of children at the event a lot younger and having a blast.

Do Halloween Horror Nights sell out? ›

Due to the popularity of last year, we highly recommend you purchase your tickets ahead of time. This event WILL sell out and if it does, tickets will not be available at the front gate on the night of the event..

How long are the lines at Halloween Horror Nights? ›

On peak HHN nights, queues for the haunted houses will approach 3 hours, and even on the slowest nights they will hit 60 minutes. HHN Express passes reduce that wait to between 25% and 33% of what it would otherwise be, which can make the difference between experiencing 2 or 3 houses in a night, or visiting 7 or more.

How early can you get into Halloween Horror Nights? ›

Select houses open starting at 6:00 p.m., subject to availability, cancellation, and change. Check the UniversalStudiosHollywood.com/Halloween website prior to your arrival. Valid at Universal Studios Hollywood, located in Los Angeles, California.

How many mazes are there in Horror nights? ›

There were nine mazes this year, and I went ahead and ranked them for you below from best to worst. This year is definitely worth attending! If you enjoy Halloween Horror Nights, you've got some fun stuff to look forward to!

Can you dress up for Halloween Horror Nights? ›

19. Can You Wear Costumes to Halloween Horror Nights? Costumes are not allowed at Halloween Horror Nights Orlando. This rule is mostly for the safety of both team members and guests.

Can you bring a vape into Universal Studios Hollywood? ›

At this time, the Park's designated smoking area is closed and tobacco smoking is not permitted in the Park. Please note that e-cigarettes and vaporizers are treated the same as tobacco. Additionally, marijuana is prohibited.

Can I take my 7 year old to Halloween Horror Nights? ›

It's not recommended for kids under 13 — too scary! WHAT TO WEAR: Masks and costumes are not allowed at HHN. Remember, you're there to be scared, not to scare. Beyond that, we recommend comfortable, walkable shoes, a long-sleeve layer for those chilly LA nights, and your favorite horror movie t-shirt.

Is Halloween Horror Nights too scary for children? ›

Located directly on the website, Universal Orlando does not recommend Halloween Horror Nights for children under the age of 13. However, from attending the event, that does not stop parents from talking younger children.

How many houses are in Halloween Horror Nights? ›

Halloween Horror Nights 2022 Mazes/Houses. Though not as large as 2019 or Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando, Universal Hollywood boasts one extra house this year compared to last year (they've decided to start calling them “houses” instead of mazes). Additionally, all 8 houses are new this year.

How long is Universal Studios horror night? ›

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is the scariest night of the season in Los Angeles — but it's also the fastest. The event officially kicks off at 7 p.m. and lasts until 1 or 2 a.m. on select nights in September and October.

Do you need express pass for Halloween Horror Nights? ›

The only way to get Unlimited Universal Express at Halloween Horror Nights is to purchase the R.I.P. Tour. The Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass is a great way to help you manage your day. The Express Pass will allow you to experience everything in the park at least once.

Can you buy Halloween Horror Nights express pass at the gate? ›

They can be purchased at the gate. But if possible I would buy in advance especially as closer to Halloween now. It's very popular! Yes your express pass will still be valid for the evening.

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