Why Every Horror Fan Should Experience Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights

Sophie Hart
Stranger Things Horror
Stranger Things Horror

Every year, Universal Studios puts on their Halloween Horror Nights event, an IRL celebration of things that go bump in the night. Running for 36 nights between September and November, the 28th instalment of this legitimately scary attraction is better than ever. There are 10 new houses, five scare zones and one brand new show, all expertly crafted to send adrenaline coursing through your veins.

A team of Universal staff work solely on the Horror Nights project all year round, making sure all the details around the park are just right, toying with visitors’ minds to make each house as scary as possible. Whether that be tilting the floor ever-so-slightly to make guests feel off balance, or borrowing techniques from magicians to hide a scare actor until the perfect moment, the craftsmanship and dedication that goes into making each set piece is quite astounding.

Check out the video above to see our favourite bits from a night in the park, which include a walk through the first season of Stranger Things, a look into the Freeling family’s terrors through the medium of Poltergeist, and a tour of the scare zones that transform Universal Studios Orlando into a walking nightmare.

For everything you need to know about the event, you can check out our Halloween Horror Nights Wiki.

How to Experience

Enjoy seven nights at Universal Orlando Resort with Virgin Holidays, including scheduled Virgin Atlantic flights from London Gatwick direct to Orlando, with accommodation at Universal’s Aventura Hotel from £1165pp. The price is for two adults and is based on a Skyline view room on a room only basis with car hire included.

The package includes a 3 Park Explorer Ticket for access to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay AND the Halloween Horror Nights Frequent Fear Plus Pass Ticket – offering multiple nights of admission from September 14th through to November 3rd.

Sophie Hart
Social and Programming Producer @ FANDOM. Usually found watching Disney films, playing with LEGO or baking. Sometimes simultaneously.
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