Despite Universal Orlando cancelling Halloween Horror Nights 2020 due to the pandemic, Halloween Horror Nights will still have a presence in the park in a very big way for a very limited time. Two haunted houses that would’ve been featured at the event will become daytime houses that can be experienced with your admission to Universal Studios Florida this weekend. As of now, it’s unknown whether it will continue on past this weekend as it’s being deemed as Halloween Seasonal Experience Testing. Rumors and chatter point towards the houses being open on weekends in September and then every day in October, but we’ll have to wait for more details to be announced.
The two houses announced for this test are Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives and Revenge of the Tooth Fairy.
Here is the synopsis for Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives from Universal’s website:
“We belong dead.” The last words of Frankenstein’s monster on that fateful night when his Bride rejected him. But his end was her beginning. Now the Bride is stepping out of the shadows to bring him back. And there’s nothing she won’t do as she sharpens her brilliance by experimenting on unsuspecting victims. The mate will have her monster. And the monster his mate.
And here is the synopsis for Revenge of the Tooth Fairy from Universal’s website:
The innocent traditions of the tooth fairy hide a darker ritual. All children must give up their baby teeth to the goblinesque tooth fairies or pay a gruesome price. Step into an old manor that has been overrun by yellow-clawed fiends who extract teeth by force. It’s an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
The houses will be utilizing the Virtual Line system via The Official Universal Orlando Resort app, so make sure you have it downloaded on your smartphone. If you happen to be a Premiere Passholder, you have a chance to attend a preview on Friday, September 18 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Space is limited and reservations are required and will be available to book on Wednesday, September 16 at noon.
Besides the houses, Universal is also allowing guests to dress up in costume to visit Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure! Costumes must be family-friendly and certain rules apply like no costume masks, no posing for pictures or signing autographs, and more. Please check out the Costume Guidelines for more information. Over in Islands of Adventure, grab a free trick-or-treat bag for your kids and go do-to-door collecting treats from participating stores!
Again, this event is considered seasonal experience testing and is currently only scheduled for this weekend, but could possibly become a permanent feature for the rest of the Halloween season at Universal Orlando. Check back soon for more details and our take on the experience!