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What is Halloween Horror Nights?
Halloween Horror Nights is a premier Halloween event held in Universal Studios. Every fall, Universal transform their Universal Studios theme park into a huge scare-fest! With Haunted Houses, Scare Zones and real life Scare Actors, this event is sure to have you screaming and laughing in equal measures!
A very frequently asked question is “Are the actors allowed to touch you?” And the basic answer is no, just as you are not allowed to touch them. This does not mean, however, that they will not invade your personal space, because believe us, they will! They will be very intimidating and happy to get right up into your face (or your camera, which can make for some amazing photographs, if you can stop your hands from shaking!)
No masks or costumes are allowed by guests - leave the scaring to the many zombies/clowns/other nightmare inducing frightfully terrifying actors around the park!
Do you need a separate ticket from your Universal ticket to enter HHN?
Yes you do. Halloween Horror nights is a separate ticketed event.
The Park is open as usual during the day, but on the days that the HHN evenings are on, it closes a little earlier (although Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay are still open as usual).
You can buy a standard ticket that gets you one or two night’s entry into Halloween Horror Nights. As the popularity of HHN grows, and the number of Haunted Houses and Scare Zones increase, you may not have time to visit all of the shows, houses and zones in one evening.
You can, if you wish, buy a Frequent Fear Pass, which means you can visit the event multiple times, meaning you don’t have to try and fit everything in to one evening.
You can also purchase a HHN Express Pass to skip the normal lines for the houses and rides, meaning you will definitely be able to fit more into your evening if you are only able to visit once.
Tickets are released at various stages so keep checking back to see what is available.
What time should you arrive?
If you have a Universal ticket that day and have been enjoying the theme park during regular hours and you are in the park already, you are able to stay in the park once it closes to the general public by waiting in one of the ‘Stay and Scream’ locations, which are like holding areas until the actual event starts.
If you don’t have the general admission tickets, and only have tickets for the HHN event, it officially starts at 6.30pm, but we would advise getting there no later than 5.45pm, to secure a spot in line as gates usually open at 6.00pm.
Are the rides still open during HHN?
The majority of rides are still open during the event, one or two may not be operational. You will be able to find out before you arrive which attractions and rides are available via the Universal website.
Is this a family event?
Due to the downright terrifying-ness of the event, it is advised that children under the age of 13 do not attend this event. The vast majority of visitors will be adults, and the entertainment is bloody, gory and very scary! There are many bars and alcohol vendors available during the event, as it is primarily aimed at an older crowd.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this is not!
When is HHN on in 2020?
The dates for HHN in 2020 are...
SEPTEMBER - 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30
OCTOBER -1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
NOVEMBER - 1