Events Halloween Horror Nights


Halloween Horror Nights has been officially cancelled for 2020. The 30th anniversary will have to wait for 2021.

2019 Event Information

The ’80s are returning to Halloween Horror Nights in 2019! The theme picks up just where it left off last year, but with all-new horrifying experiences paying homage to the classic era. Guests can expect 10 houses and five scare zones along with participating rides and attractions. Details about the even will be continually released throughout the summer and fall, but right now you can prepare with tickets and vacation packages!

Stranger Things will return to the event, but it will be even bigger than in 2018! Instead of focusing on Season 2 of the hit Netflix show, the house will feature scenes from Seasons 2 AND 3! Ghostbusters will be bringing the hit 1984 film to life on its 35th anniversary featuring the classic ghosts and locations you know and love from the movie. Killer Klowns from Outer Space will be receiving house treatment this year after being an extremely popular scare zone in 2018. Universal Monsters will bring Universal’s classic monsters like Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Wolfman to life in a new and intriguing way. Nightingales: Blood Pit will continue the story of the Nightingales creatures from a previous year, and Depths of Fear will introduce new terrifying creatures in an underwater, claustrophobic environment. If you remember and love the Yeti from last year’s Slaughter Sinema, you’ll be even more excited that Yeti madness continues this year with Yeti: Terror of the Yukon!

Unlike Universal Orlando’s other celebrations throughout the year, Halloween Horror Nights is a hard ticket party and requires separate admission. You can purchase Single-Night or Multi-Night tickets based on your needs and if you buy online ahead of time you can save money versus buying at the gate. If you have limited time to enjoy the event, we recommend purchasing an Express Pass or booking an R.I.P. Guided Tour to maximize your time. Both cost extra on top of your admission to the event, but they can be very valuable and will sell out.

Halloween Horror Nights is an EXTREMELY POPULAR event for Universal Orlando and it can be a very crazy experience. Our best advice is to get your tickets and any extras ahead of time online. If you are planning on playing in the parks before the event, make your way to a Stay and Scream section to start the fun before the event opens for the night. Everyone is able to get in a Stay and Scream zone as long as they have park admission as well as a Halloween Horror Nights ticket, but you HAVE to be int the park before it closes. If you won’t be in the park before the event begins, get there around 90 minutes early to get a spot in line a the turnstiles. The earlier you get in the park, the more you can accomplish

2018 Event Information

Regardless of how 2018 turns out, it will always be remembered as the year that Universal landed the hit Netflix show Stranger Things for Halloween Horror Nights. In fact, Halloween Horror Nights is going with an inspired by the ’80s theme for 2018! The other four intellectual property houses include PoltergeistTrick ‘r TreatThe Horrors of Blumhouse, and Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. The five original houses at the event include Dead Exposure: Patient ZeroSlaughter SinemaCarnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces, Seeds of Extinction, and ScaryTales: Deadly Ever After. The five scare zones include The Harvest, Twisted Tradition, Vamp 85: New Year’s EveKiller Klowns from Outer Space, and Revenge of Chucky. Wrapping up the event Academy of Villains are back once again and this time with another brand new show – Cyberpunk.

If you’re looking for a vacation package, Universal offers a Halloween Horror Nights package that includes 4-night hotel accommodations, 3-park 4-day park-to-park tickets to all three parks, and a 1-night HHN ticket plus one night FREE. The Unmasking The Horror Tour returns this year and starts at $85.19 per person, and if you’re looking for an R.I.P. Tour during the event it will start at $191.69 per person.

2017 Event Information

After two years of having a Halloween Horror Nights icon as the theme for the annual event, this year they are ditching it and going with the Festival of the Deadliest. Not only is it the theme, it is also one of five scare zones that also includes Trick ‘r TreatThe PurgeAltars of Horror and Invasion! As for the houses, The Shining is what everyone is talking about the most, but it’s just one of the many intellectual property houses, including American Horror StoryAsh vs. Evil DeadSAW: The Games of Jigsaw, and The Horrors of Blumhouse. Original houses include Dead WatersThe FallenHive, and Scarecrow: The ReapingAcademy of Villains bring their high energy performance in the streets of Hollywood after being a breakaway hit in 2016, but sadly 2017 marks the final year of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure as they wrap up their story with their Farewell Tour.

2016 Event Information

This year has the potential to be one of the best ever for the annual event! Chance, Jack’s partner in crime, will be the official icon for HHN 26 and you’ll be able to find her in “Lunatics Playground 3D – You Won’t Stand A Chance” house and the “A Chance In Hell” scare zone. Other houses include will be based on The Walking DeadHalloween 2The Texas Chain Saw MassacreKrampusAmerican Horror Story, and The Exorcist. Original houses “Tomb of the Ancients” and “Ghost Town: The Curse of Lightning Gulch” round out the list of this year’s houses, while “Vamp 1955“, “Survive or Die“, “Dead Man’s Wharf” and “Banshee’s Lair” will make up the scare zones. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure will return along with a new show, Academy of Villains: House of Fear.

This year, additional extra cost experiences are available including The Repository – a virtual reality experience taking place on select nights of the event. Back from last year is the popular Scareactor Dining Experience on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and the Unmasking the Horror behind-the-scenes tour is a must-do for HHN mega fans. For guests who wish to make the most of their time RIP tours are available as well as private RIP tours.

2015 Event Information