Universal Orlando Resort has a packed lineup for original Halloween Horror Nights houses in 2023. The Last of Us, Stranger Things, The Exorcist Believer, Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count, and Universal Monsters: Unmasked are all part of the lineup. Five original houses will be joining the intellectual property houses with some of the houses paying tribute to Universal and Halloween Horror Nights past. Let’s take a look at the houses.
Dr. Oddfellow: Twisted Origins takes you through a demented, late-night circus led by an evil ringmaster and notorious icon looking for human souls to fuel his dark intentions. Dr. Oddfellow appeared at Halloween Horror Nights in 2000 and is a circus entrepreneur who was also the boss of Jack Schmidt better known as Jack the Clown.
In the 1930s Dust Bowl era, guests won’t be able to resist going inside Dr. Oddfellow’s menacing menagerie of twisted oddities where they’ll encounter grotesquely distorted animals and freakish fiends. In “Dr. Oddfellow: Twisted Origins,” the price to enter this creepy caravan is steep as souls feed his immortal power.
Dueling Dragons: Choose Thy Fate is a frightening, yet familiar tale and sinister battle between Fire and Ice with a horrific twist. This house is based on the Islands of Adventure classic coaster Dueling Dragons which became Dragon Challenge with the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It was on the space that is now occupied by Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.
The great wizard Merlyn has been transformed into the Enchanted Oak, leaving a power vacuum. When two powerful warlocks invade his castle to steal his spell book, they are turned into dragons of fire and ice. Now guests are caught in the middle of their battle and are forced to choose a path and a victor. But beware, one never knows who will win in “Dueling Dragons: Choose Thy Fate.”
YETI: Campground Kills will take you through blood-soaked campgrounds deep in the trenches of mountains where vicious, bloodthirsty monsters have returned with a vengeance. Yetis have been a trend at Halloween Horror Nights in the past. The Swamp Yeti was part of Slaughter Sinema in 2018 and Yeti: Terror of the Yukon was an original house in 2019.
In a 1950s campground, a group of towering, terrifying yetis are running rampant, ripping apart campers, rangers and anyone else who gets in their way. In “YETI: Campground Kills,” guests must flee through the campground into cabins, a bait shack and even the outhouse in hopes of making it to the ranger tower before it’s too late.
The Darkest Deal will tell the story of those who quickly learn a deal can be more than they bargained for after selling their souls for fame.
In the Mississippi Delta, blues musician Pinestraw Spruce meets at a crossroads with a diabolical entity known as The Collector to make a deal: his soul for musical glory. Guests will witness his big break performing for a crowd before The Collector drags him to Hades with the other musicians who learned the terrible price of fame in “The Darkest Deal.”
Bloodmoon: Dark Offerings will tell the story of a colonial cult looking to slaughter those who dar refuse to worship the Bloodmoon.
Colonial-era villagers begin to worship the moon obsessively. When the blood moon rises at their fall festival, they take it as a sign that they must hunt down any non-followers within their village. Guests will need to try not to become part of the sacrifice as they gather body parts to form a grisly offering in “Bloodmoon: Dark Offerings.”
Halloween Horror Nights kicks off September 1 and will include ten houses, five scare zones, and so much more! Tickets are now available.