Face Your Fears at Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights

August 9, 2019

Are you ready to conquer your fears at Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights? 

On select terrifying nights beginning September 6th, Universal Studios transforms into one of the nation’s most terrifying playgrounds.

See if you can survive haunted houses, electrifying scare zones, outrageous live shows, and other hauntingly good fun. The winner of Amusement Today’s “Best Halloween Event” Golden Ticket award for several years, Halloween Horror Nights is the premier Halloween event in Orlando.

Halloween Horror Nights: The Details

This terrifying seasonal event takes place on select nights from September 6 through November 2, 2019. Halloween Horror Nights tickets are on sale now, so get yours before prices become, well, scary high!

This year, Universal Orlando lets guests travel in time through cinematic greats and cult classics. Watch out for nightmares from decades past and brand new frights. For 2019, Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights boasts ten haunted houses, five scare zones, new shows, and counting. Read below to check out the details. Plus, with blood-curdling surprises around every corner, there's always the possibility of pop-up scares!

Halloween Horror Nights Haunted Houses


Walk in the Wilson family's footsteps in this brand new haunted house inspired by Jordan Peele's film Us. Guests walk through the family beach house and the Santa Cruz Pier, as well as through creepy tunnels where they'll meet horrifying doppelgängers. After meeting "The Tethered", guests will understand they are their own worst nightmares.

Graveyard Games

Graveyard Games leads guests to Ascension Parish Cemetery to face the consequences of two teenagers who have awakened the spirits of the dead. As you try to escape around mausoleums and coffins, ghosts of all varieties will try to enact their revenge. Not only do guests travel through the haunted house, but they also will have the opportunity to speak to local teenagers and storytellers before journeying through the house. At the end of the tour, visitors discover what happened to those who desecrated the cemetery.

Universal Monsters

Halloween Horror Nights reimagines Universal’s 1943 horror movie Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman in this interactive haunted house. Guests journey through an encampment where Frankenstein's monster and The Wolf Man confront one another, catching guests in the crosshairs of the chaos. Further, visitors travel through the murky Moors, into a spooky cemetery, and deep within the ruins of Castle Frankenstein and his creepy cellars beneath.

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Stranger Things

Themed around Netflix's fan-favorite, Stranger Things, the house features content from the show's newest season. The Demogorgon has entered our world and it's up to you to fight it. Follow in the footsteps of the show's heroes as you transport between Hawkins, Indiana and the Upside Down in an attempt to escape the ever-constant nightmares and chaos.


Inspired by the 1984 classic film, guests follow the lead of the original ghostbusters Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston. Journey through the firehouse, Temple of Gozer, and the New York Public Library, just like the movie, while attempting to escape phantom attacks from every corner. Moreover, face off with the Slimer, Gozer the Gozerian, and, of course, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, along with other deadly ghouls.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Hear that sound? That's the mad giggle of a Killer Klown ready to invade Universal Orlando! Step up to the interstellar big top for a bite of cotton candy. That is, until you realize this sweet treat isn't made from sugar, but human victims like you. Will you be the next to be devoured?

House of 1000 Corpses

Step inside the a house of horrors by living out Rob Zombie's horror film House of 1000 Corpses. You'll meet the psychotic Firefly family and their gruesome collection of corpses. See "The Legend of Doctor Satan" before your very eyes, and Fish Boy, the newest addition to Captain Spaulding's Museum of Monsters and Madmen. Try to escape before you meet the same doom!

Depths of Fear

As the story goes, deep-sea miners delved too deep and now face the dire consequences of meeting a parasitic race of lethal creatures. Guests must escape infected miners and the parasitic creatures called "Mouthbrooders" in a claustrophobic facility as they spew flesh-eating eggs when disturbed by a passerby. Furthermore, a countdown begins as you enter the maze, so you must escape before the facility implodes.

Nightingales Blood Pit

Encounter a new terrifying race of creatures: the nightingales. Set in ancient Rome, a cruel emperor demands gladiators fight to the death until the rains return to the region. However, the nightingales feast on losers' remains, so guests must avoid the intense bloodshed as well as the monstrosities searching for their next meals.

Yeti: Terror of the Yukon

In Yeti: Terror of the Yukon, visitors wander through blood-stained caves, attempting to avoid the root cause of the echoing screams heard throughout the maze. Guests may find the remains of unlucky travelers who met their end in the ice-cold tundra of terror.

two women screaming at man in costume with knife at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, USAHalloween Horror Nights Scare Zones & Live Shows

In addition to haunted houses, Halloween Horror Nights hosts shrieking scare zones and live entertainment throughout the park. This year, guests can look forward to five titillating scare zones sure to give goosebumps.

Zombieland Double Tap

Based on the the acclaimed film and its upcoming sequel, remember to keep Zombieland's rules in mind in order to survive. With ravaging zombies everywhere in the United States of Zombieland, you'll definitely need to doubletap...and always check bathrooms beforehand.

Rob Zombie Hillbilly Deluxe

Musician and director Rob Zombie brings his heavy metal horror show to life in this scare zone. Meet your worst fears as metal blasts in the background.


Inspired by 80s arcades, this neon rave quickly turns deadly if you lose the game. Located at Avenue of the Stars, you'll want to become the best player to survive this scare zone.

Vanity Ball

This zone has taken the "Beauty is pain" mantra to another level. Beware of Hollywood's roaming knife-wielding artists bent on carving bodies into horrific works of art.

Vikings Undead

Undead Viking warriors have taken over Central Park, reliving their glory days with immortal fury. If they seemed scary alive, just you wait.

Live Entertainment

Academy of Villains: Altered States

Academy of Villains returns this year with a brand new performance featuring a thrilling combination of creative dance moves and unbelievable stunts. With a mission to inspire anarchy in the streets, you don't want to miss this spectacular event.

Halloween Marathon of Mayhem

Behold the transformation of the lagoon into a dazzling stage of neon, synth, and classic horror film scenes at this new live show.

It’s impossible not to scream at Halloween Horror Nights.

Tips for Visiting Halloween Horror Nights

For the best (and scariest) time ever, keep our visiting tips in mind:

Universal Orlando Resort Attractions
During Halloween Horror Nights, several of Universal Studios’ starring attractions are open too. Plus, since the haunted houses are the highlight of the event visitors usually have no lines for rides. Typical attractions available for Halloween Horror Nights include:

  • TRANSFORMERS The Ride – 3D
  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
  • MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • The Simpsons Ride

Ride operations may vary from day-to-day. Check ride times and operation as you enter the park. Please note, if you purchase a HHN Express Pass, it works on the rides in addition to the haunted houses.

Leave the Kids at Home
While your child may be the biggest horror movie fan, they may not be able to handle the scares at Halloween Horror Nights. The event may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

Dress Normally
For the safety of all involved, no costumes or masks are allowed at the event.

Purchase Tickets in Advance
Since Halloween Horror Nights is a specially-ticketed event, your general admission tickets will not be valid for this event. And, because this is a premier Halloween event, tickets will sell out! Purchase your Halloween Horror Nights tickets ASAP! That is, if you dare...

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