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Halloween Horror Nights 2019 - Trick, Treat or Terror?

Published on August 8, 2018 by SarahE

Halloween Horror Nights 2018 at Universal Studios is one of the Hottest Events in the Halloween Calendar. The event runs for a record breaking 36 select nights from September 14th to November 3rd 2018.

With almost 3 decades of terror under their belts, nobody hits the scare scale like Universal. Halloween Horror Nights 2019 are set to be the scariest ever.

Scream your way through the terrifying Haunted Houses, or run the gauntlet through Scare Zones. The streets swarm with menacing demons, monsters and maniacs doing their baddest best to make your night a nightmare to remember.

If you're looking for cutsie costumes, trick or treating and light-hearted spooky fun, then head over to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party or SeaWorld Spooktacular.

Pretty pumpkins and singing skeletons are not on the agenda at HHN29.

Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Dates:

September 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
October 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31
November 1, 2

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2019 Halloween Horror Nights Haunted Houses


Hold on to your britches as your world turns Upside Down when you visit Hawkins. Look up and behind you, that pesky Demogorgon is sure stalking somewhere be close by. Fans of the Netflix hit series, Stranger Things, will recognize features from series 2 and 3.

The Info Below is from the 2018 Halloween Horror Nights - We'll Update each time more info is released.

ScaryTales: Deadly Ever After

The Wicked Witch of the West has seized control of this fairytale realm and is tormenting treasured storybook characters in hideous and cruel alternate storylines. As you venture through this nightmarish bedtime story, you’ll see familiar characters now turned evil, including Hansel and Gretel salivating for human flesh and a splattered Humpty Dumpty.

The Horror Of Blumhouse

The haunted minds behind Happy Death Day and The First Purge have spawned another horror house. Your shock shifts to alarm as you go from a campy thriller to a brutal world. It’s the last day of the rest of your life as you witness a college student try to break a murderous cycle. Then enter the testing ground for a barbaric experiment, where all crime is legal for twelve hours. Will you live to see tomorrow?


Based on the fourth installment in the classic slasher series created by John Carpenter, the mazes will transport guests to the suburban town of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night where Myers has escaped Smith’s Grove Sanitarium and is hungry for revenge. This time, he relentlessly stalks his niece Jamie as his next victim, stopping at nothing to kill her.

Follow Myers as he escapes the mental hospital, encounters his first victims at Penney’s Gas Station and Diner, and wreaks terror on Haddonfield, all set to Alan Howarth’s ominous score. The maze will include horrifying scares by Myers in his classic featureless white mask and navy jumpsuit, with guests dodging his bloody knife at every turn. Halloween fanatics can expect a cameo by Myer’s psychiatrist Dr. Loomis and other famous characters from the film as they try to escape the bloodbath.


They're Here! For the first time ever, Halloween Horror Nights will bring guests “into the light”. This terrifying new maze is inspired by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures’ (MGM) iconic supernatural horror film, Poltergeist,

The maze will lure guests to the Freeling family house built atop a cemetery where malicious ghosts threaten the lives within.  From the underground graveyard to ghostly apparitions, guests will come face to face with infamous scenes from the film including the iconic flickering TV screen, menacing Beast from beyond and pool filled with floating corpses. As guests cross into the ‘light,’ they will find themselves surrounded by a surreal landscape of vanishing walls, floating furniture and a creepy clown with a menacing smile.  In a rush against time, guests will be forced to make it back to the world of the living or forever be trapped…


Seeds of Extinction places you on Earth moments after a meteor has hit causing immediate mass destruction across the entire planet. You'll come face-to-face with horrific, humanoid plants, strangling vines, deadly blooms and more. There will be no place to hide as you try and find a way to escape the invasive vegetation overtaking the place you once called home.


You'll be trespassing as you enter into this dilapidated carnival. You'll discover a maze of decayed rides and games – and you're not alone. Horrifying guard dogs, a grotesque ‘tunnel of love’, gleefully vicious performers loaded with deadly weapons fabricated from old rides and more will stalk your every move as you try to escape.


Slaughter Cinema will bring those awesome corny movies back to life during this B movie marathon. As you enter the snack bar at the local drive-in movie theater, the first thing that will greet you is the delicious smell of popcorn. But all happy thoughts will end right then and there. Werewolf bikers chase to hunt you down. You'll walk through a pumpkin patch strewn with blood and gore. You'll need your wits to avoid being on the menu of a bunch of alien cannibals from Planet Hell. And watch out for those deadly barbers and that Beast Baby.


Sam made his debut last year in a terrifying Scare Zone. This year he's back in a brand new Trick ‘r Treat maze. You'll be transported to Warren Valley, Ohio on to celebrate the holiday’s dark traditions. Experience some of the film’s most grisly scenes and encounter hauntingly familiar characters. Meander through Mr. Kreeg’s infamous house, watch as college students viciously transform into bloodthirsty werewolves. Come face-to-face with Sam – the spirit of Halloween – who readies to punish those who break the holiday’s tradition.



Dead Exposure: Patient Zero was announced as the first original content haunted house coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2018. It was hugely popular when Dead Exposure was first used in 2008. This time you'll be thrust into Paris in 1982 where a virus is turning people into vicious zombies. Hordes of vicious flesh-eating undead are swarming the streets and you'll face total darkness as the dead hunt you down. But don't worry, bright flashes of UV lights will reveal what's lurking in the shadows.

Scare Zones for Halloween Horror Nights 2018:

Think the houses are scary? Strolling the streets are no walk in the park either. The street scenes might just stretch your nerve to the point of no return.

Revenge of Chucky

That cute and adorable Chucky is back with a vengeance. He'll be creating chaos in the streets of Universal Studios. Chucky and his band of demented toys will be dishing out torturous horrors to get his revenge.

Killer Klowns From Outer Space

Don't let that sweet smell of cotton candy fool you. In this Scare Zone based on the cult classic, killer clowns cocoon human victims inside giant pods of cotton candy. Make sure those cotton candy rayguns don't turn you into their next snack.

Vamp 85: New Year’s Eve 

This isn’t going to be your typical New Years bash. Fanged punks, material girls and metal head vamps will start a feeding frenzy as soon as the ball drops.

Twisted Tradition

Come face-to-face with beings of rotted pumpkins and fetid vines who are seeking out human sacrifices for their twisted traditions.

The Harvest

This might look like an old abandoned barn, but foul and decrepit creatures are lurking to harvest flesh. See if you can survive this years’ Harvest.

Live Shows for Halloween Horror Nights 2018

Academy of Villains - Cyberpunk

With a wicked mix of dance, acrobatics and theatrics, Academy of Villains is back with an all-new performance. Prepare for maximum overload in this test of humanity versus technology. Set in a dark and distant city of the future, Academy of Villains hack into a world of pounding synths and neon lights.

What You Need to Know About Halloween Horror Nights 2018:


Nothing about the Halloween Horror Nights are geared up for kids. We've seen kids at past events, so it's really down to parents to make the decision, but it's definitely an older teen and adult event. Not only is the scare factor pretty high, but alcohol is sold throughout the park too.
Universal warn:

We strongly urge parents with children under the age of 13 to reconsider visiting this event with their children. They will be exposed to extremely adult material.

Take the kids to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party or SeaWorlds Spooktacular.


We can't express (no pun intended!) how popular these events are. The Express Passes are essential on the peak nights, unless you've been able to visit several times. Yes, it makes it a high-priced night out, but your experience will be hugely diminished without an Express Pass on many nights. We made the mistake of not getting an Express Pass a few years ago and the lines were 2 to 3 hours for the popular haunted houses. We missed out on a LOT that visit. Express Passes for peak nights often sell out.

3) Consider an Upgrade

By far our best experience was the RIP Tour. We loved it! If your budget allows, splurge for this if you want to see EVERYTHING with minimal fuss and zero lines. But this upgrade doesn't come cheap, starting at $159.99 (inc tax) per person PLUS event ticket. It's all down to personal choice and budget. Premier and Preferred Annual Passholders get 10% off and Power Annual Passholders get 5% off, on select event nights.

RIP Tour scareactor meet and greet

Our new BFF was a little on the crazy side

We hope you survive to tell the tale of your Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando. Don't scream too loud now!


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Our Florida journey began over 2 decades ago when we were searching for somewhere warm for winters. We discovered Florida was the perfect choice. We started spending every winter there and absolutely loved it. Orlando quickly became our permanent ‘winter home’. We were true Snowbirds! We decided to make our commitment a little more concrete in 2005 and bought our first vacation home – Serendipity at Indian Creek. We soon discovered we LOVED being in the hospitality world, so we decided to expand a little. We purchased Sleepy Hollow in 2010. Five years later we came across Serenity Lake House in 2015 and just had to have it to complete our portfolio. We now spend half the year on Disney’s doorstep in Orlando,. The rest of the time we're either in our second home in Scotland overlooking a beautiful Scottish Loch, or enjoying time with family in Cyprus. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it? Ours is served with Pixie Dust on top :)
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