Halloween Horror Nights Are Back at Universal Studios Orlando®

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With October officially underway, it’s time to start the countdown to America’s most outrageous holiday: Halloween. Of course, you don’t have to wait until the 31st to start the celebration. In fact, there’s so much spooky fun to be had, you might as well start now. Kick-off the festivities with Halloween Horror Nights® at Universal Studios Orlando®, the nation’s premier annual Halloween event. But be warned: this is no cutesy costume party.

The folks at Universal Studios have unleashed all your greatest fears for the 22nd Halloween Horror Nights, featuring new haunted houses of movie-set quality, shocking live shows, and terrifying “street experiences.” On select nights through October 31st, Universal Studios Orlando®, a favorite among Orlando attractions, transforms into an extravaganza of terror, complete with an array of the infamous characters you’ve seen on the big screen.

The Haunted Houses

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Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse?


AMC’s The Walking Dead: Dead Inside

For the first time ever, Universal Studios Orlando® brings to life the hit television series The Walking Dead, putting you in the footsteps of the show’s characters. Without the safety of your couch, it’ll be up to you to fend off the “walkers” and survive the zombie apocalypse.

Silent Hill

It’s no longer “just a game”—The Silent Hill video game franchise is now more real than ever in its most terrifying live form. In the desolate American town where “ash falls from the sky and the physical laws of nature no longer apply,” survival will be your only concern.

Penn & Taylor Newkd Las Vegas 3-D

Uh oh, the world-renowned magicians Penn & Taylor have accidentally nuked Las Vegas. In this 3-D adventure, you’ll discover the New Vegas, a sinister city where all that glitters certainly isn’t gold.

Universal’s House of Horrors

Here you’ll find the original icons of fear, before the remakes and the subpar sequels. They’ve been waiting in darkness for some time, and now, as lightning strikes through the house, you’ll come closer than ever to the paragons of horror.

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“Out for summer, out till fall, we might not go back at all…”


Alice Cooper: Welcome to my Nightmare

Face your demons as you follow Steven, a character from Cooper’s concept album titled Welcome to My Nightmare, through a myriad of nightmarish spectacles while Cooper’s special brand of metal music frightens your eardrums.


The Catedral de Caementum may not look like a place to fear in the daylight, but at night
the many eerie stone gargoyles come to life to protect this sacred placed against intruders. Enter if you dare!

Dead End

Rumor has it some pretty horrific acts have occurred at the Hartford Mansion in Carey, OH. When you explore the house, you’ll discover that what really happened was far worse than any tall tale.

Street Experiences

Say good-bye to “Scare Zones”—This year Universal Studios Orlando® has decided that the horror simply can’t be contained. Now, there’s no where safe to hide as a slew of unmentionables creep around the park.

The Legions of Horror have clawed their way out of their graves in a secret ancient burial ground. Summoned by the Inquitus for a night of carnage, vampires, beasts, warriors, prisoners, ghosts, and goblins move stealthily through the night, ready for you when you least expect it.


Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure

Bill & Ted have been performing at Halloween Horror Nights® since 1992, delighting audiences with their sardonic humor. They’re back this year to fight off another throng of pop culture villains trying to steal their time-traveling phone booth, and no celebrity is safe from the roast that will ensue.

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A variety show with a sinister twist, the 20 Penny Circus is unlike any circus you’ve ever seen.


The 20 Penny Circus

Tyler Sutter and Carl Skenes bring you “Magic for People with Questionable Taste,” a variety show for grown-ups with a dark and twisted aura. Mindreading, magic, circus acts, side shows, and macabre are all part of this hilarious and disturbing performance.

Tickets and Details

Halloween Horror Nights® at Universal Studios Orlando® is open every weekend leading up to Halloween, as well as on select week nights. For exact dates and times, visit the event’s official website.

Halloween Horror Nights® is a separately ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased on-line or at any Guest Services location within Universal Orlando Theme Parks.

Select rides and attractions will be open at night, including Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Revenge of the Mummy, The Simpsons Ride, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, and MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack.

For safety purposes, guests are not allowed to wear costumes. Leave the terrorizing up to the professionals.

For admission to all of the best Orlando Attractions, check out the Go Orlando Card and save big!

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