Universal Orlando’s annual scare-fest returns to the park on September 6. This year’s event will take over Universal Studios Florida for 41 nights of fear through November 2. The full schedule for Halloween Horror Nights 2019 is:
- September 6-8, 12-15, 18-22, and 25-29
- October 2-6, 9-13, 17-20, and 23-31
- November 1 and 2
10 Haunted Houses
Throughout Universal Studios, there will be ten different haunted houses for guests to explore. Each maze will feature a totally terrifying theme and story line. Some houses will be designed after popular television shows and horror movies, and others will be original stories made by Universal’s Creative Team.
The Stranger Things haunted house will pick up right where last year’s insanely popular maze left off. Inspired by seasons 2 and 3 of the Netflix phenomenon, the house takes guests even further into the Upside Down.
Nightingales: Blood Pit
Nightingales: Blood Pit is a Universal original haunted house with an all-new story featuring nightingales as the antagonists. Set in ancient Rome, guests will try to escape the gladiator arena before the nightingales come in on a feeding frenzy over the dead and dying.
Also new this year is Universal Monsters, an original haunted house filled with some of the most terrifying monsters in the world. In the house, guests will find themselves in each monster’s territory, trying to escape safely from several beasts including:
- Dracula in his Gothic Castle
- The Wolfman in a dark Bavarian forest
- A man-made monster in Dr. Frankenstein’s lab
- The creature of the Black Lagoon
- The Mummy
Depths of Fear
Depths of Fear, another original concept, is based on a deep-sea mining company that has been infested by parasites. The “Mouthbrooders” drive unsuspecting guests to madness by spewing acidic flesh-eating eggs on the unlucky ones who can’t escape fast enough.
Yeti: Terror of the Yukon
Yeti: Terror of the Yukon is a chilling new take on the legendary folklore of the wild yeti. The haunted house is set in a logging camp that has been destroyed. Loggers and trappers who were seeking refuge from a blizzard found themselves setting up camp in the Yeti’s territory. Some terrifying sights include a trail of blood leading to the caves, floors covered with bones and gore, and people frozen with screams on their faces who were able to escape the monsters but couldn’t combat the arctic elements.
In honor of the film’s 35th anniversary, a Ghostbusters haunted house will debut at Halloween Horror Nights this year. The new house brings the iconic 80’s movie to life, recreating some of the most memorable scenes and characters. The mazes follow the footsteps of the original ghostbusters (Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston) through recognizable scenes like the firehouse, the New York Public Library, and the Temple of Gozer. As you travel deeper through the maze you will have to protect yourself from ghouls, spirits and phantasms before coming face to face with infamous monsters like the Slimer, Gozer the Gozerian, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
Killer Klowns From Outer Space
The insane Killer Klowns are returning to Halloween Horror Nights with an all new house based on the cult classic movie. New scary scenes in the maze include the Klowns’ circus tent spaceship and the cotton candy cocoon storage room where the crazed monsters keep their victims. A couple of new characters will make their debut as well, including Boco, Klownzilla, and some baby klowns. All five senses will be on high alert in this maze with strong fragrances of cotton candy, buttery popcorn, and ice cream fill the maze while you try to avoid getting stuck in a cotton candy cocoon trap.
Jordan Peele’s award-winning horror film Us is coming to life at Halloween Horror Nights this year in a terrifying new maze. The “underground” tunnels stretch across America’s coasts, starting at the Wilson family beach house and Santa Cruz Pier. The unnerving maze features familiar characters and brings you face-to-face with “The Tethered”.
The final original haunted house at this year’s event is called Graveyard Games. Guests will find themselves in Ascension Parish Cemetery with awakened spirits on the loose. As you make your way through the haunted graveyard, be extra careful not to bother the dead… When disturbed, the venegful ghosts will not let anyone out of the cemetery alive.
House of 1000 Corpses
Rob Zombie’s horror masterpiece is the inspiration for the House of 1000 Corpses maze. This new haunted house is filled with terrors such as the psychotic Firefly family, “The Legend of Doctor Satan”, and Fish Boy from Captain Spaulding’s Museum of Monsters and Madmen.
5 Scare Zones
In addition to the ten haunted houses, there are also five different scare zones set up around the park.
Zombieland Double Tap – New York
When navigating this scare zone, it is important to obey every rule if you don’t want to end up as meat in Zombieland!
Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe – San Francisco
Rob Zombie’s heavy metal music comes to life in a horrifying way, creating a scare zone filled with mayhem and madness.
Anarch-cade – Production Central
Avenue of the Stars is taken over by a scary 80s-themed arcade. In this “game”, you only have one life and once you scream it’s game over.
Vanity Ball – Hollywood
In Hollywood, your body is a canvas that several terrifying “artists” are excited to get their scalpels on…
Vikings have risen from the grave and are haunting Central Park. The brutal warriors are out for blood!
Academy of Villains is back for a never-before-seen epic show called Altered States. The talented team of artists is putting on a performance of incredible dance and theatrics.
A new lagoon show is also debuting during Halloween Horror Nights this year. Halloween Marathon of Mayhem brings terrifying Halloween classics to life over the water with giant water screens, special effects, lasers, and pumping music. The evening spectacular features scenes from Stranger Things, Ghostbusters, Universal Monsters, and Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Marathon of Mayhem runs at 10:00 PM, 11:00 PM, and 12:00 AM on event nights.
Single Night Tickets
Cost: Starts at $67.99 per person in advance
Single night tickets are valid for one person’s admission to Halloween Horror Nights on any one night of the event. Guests with single night tickets can enter Universal Studios Florida after 6:30 PM on their selected night of the fright fest.
Rush of Fear Pass
Cost: Starts at $109.99 per person in advance
The Rush of Fear pass is valid for admission to Universal Studios Florida after 6:30 PM on all of the following Halloween Horror Nights:
- September 6-8, 12-15, 18-22, and 25-29
Frequent Fear Pass
Cost: Starts at $119.99 per person in advance
With the Frequent Fear Pass, you can attend 26 nights of Halloween Horror Nights. This ticket includes for entry to Universal Studios Florida after 6:30 PM every Sunday through Thursday of the even PLUS the first HHN weekend and the last Friday. The valid dates for the pass are:
- September 6-8, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, and 29
- October 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30, and 31
- November 1
Frequent Fear Plus Pass
Cost: Starts at $139.99 per person in advance, $159.99 at the gate
For 34 nights of Halloween Horror Nights, go for the Frequent Fear Plus pass. It allows for entry to Universal Studios Florida after 6:30 PM on every Sunday through Friday of the event, as well as the first two nights and the last Saturday. The full schedule of valid dates for this pass is:
- September 6-8, 12-13, 18-20, 22, 25-27, and 29
- October 2-4, 6, 9-11, 13, 17-18, 20, 23-25, 27, and 29-31
- November 1 and 2
Ultimate Frequent Fear Pass
Cost: Starts at $259.99 in advance, $279.99 at the gate
Superfans of Halloween Horror Nights can get admission to every single night of the event with the Ultimate Frequent Fear Pass. This pass allows for entrance to Universal Studios Florida after 6:30 PM on each night.
Ticket Add-Ons & Extras
Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass
Cost: Starts at $89.99 per person
Halloween Horror Nights express passes can be purchased for use on a single night of your visit. The pass allows you to skip the line at each haunted house once and at each participating ride or attraction.
Rush of Fear Pass + HHN Express Pass
Cost: Starts at $334.99 per person in advance
The Rush of Fear/Express Pass combo includes entrance to the event on select nights and allows you to skip the line at each haunted house one time. With this pass, you can also skip the lines once at each participating ride and attraction.
Frequent Fear Pass + HHN Express Pass
Cost: Starts at $374.99 per person
Add an express pass to your Frequent Fear pass to get front-of-line access to each haunted house once and skip the lines at all participating rides and attractions.
Frequent Fear Plus Pass + HHN Express Pass
Cost: Starts at $459.99 per person in advance
Add an express pass to your Frequent Fear Plus Pass for skip the line access to every haunted house once, front-of-the-line access to participating rides, and 34 nights of entry to Universal after 6:30 PM.
Ultimate Frequent Fear Pass + HHN Express Pass
Cost: Starts at $679.99 per person
Add the HHN express pass to your Ultimate Frequent Fear pass to skip the line at each haunted house once and at all participating rides and attractions.
Scareactor Dining Experience
Cost: Starts at $49.99 per person plus tax
The Scareactor Dining Experience is a unique opportunity to dine with the creepy stars of the haunted houses. Dinner is held at Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Cafe and includes a delicious buffet, a photo op with several scare actors, and a digital download of your photo. Separate admission to Halloween Horror Nights is required in order to attend this event. Reservations can be made on any of the following dates:
- September 6-8, 12, 14-15, 19, 21-22, 26, and 28-29
- October 2-3, 5-6, 9-10, 12-13, 17, 19-20, 23-24, 26-27, and 30-31
Universal Dining Plan – Quick Service
Cost: Starts at $23.99 per adult and $15.99 per child
Some Universal Dining Plan options are also available during Halloween Horror Nights. The Quick Serice plan includes one quick service meal, one snack, and one non-alcoholic beverage per person on the evening of your ticket.
Universal Dining Plan – Quick Service + Coca Cola Freestyle Souvenir Cup
Cost: Starts at $29.99 per adult and $21.99 per child
You can add a Coca Cola Freestyle Souvenir cup to your quick service meal plan to get unlimited refills all night long from any Coca-Coca Freestyle location. The souvenir cup can be purchase by itself for $15.99.
Cost: Starting at $179.99 per person plus tax
On select dates, you can experience Halloween Horror Nights like a true VIP with the guided R.I.P. Tour. The ticket upgrade experience begins with complimentary standard valet parking (for one vehicle) and access to the VIP Entrance at Universal Studios. Then, guests can enjoy a pre-tour reception in Cafe La Bamba before getting front-of-line entry to each haunted house with the help of the R.I.P. Tour Guide. Other perks of this tour include access to special cash bar locations around the park, reserved seating at select shows, and Universal Express Unlimited ride access to participating attractions. A separate ticket is required for this tour and can be purchased with Halloween Horror Nights tickets that are valid for the following dates:
- September 8, 12, 14-15, 18-22, and 25-29
- October 2-4, 6, 9-13, 17-20, 23-27, and 29-31
- November 1 and 2
Private R.I.P. Tour
The Private R.I.P. Tour offers all the fun of R.I.P. tour for private groups of up to 10 people. The exclusive experience includes a customizable itinerary, a My Universal Photos 3-Day Package, and priority unlimited VIP front-of-line entrance to all 10 haunted houses with a tour guide. For more information or to book your tour, call (866) 346-9350.
Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tour
Cost: Starts at $79.99 per person plus tax
The Behind the Screams tour is a daytime VIP tour that allows you to explore the haunted houses with the lights on. You can choose to explore the intricate houses with a 3-hour or 6-hour tour. The three-hour tour includes a guided informational tour of three haunted houses, exclusive photo opportunities in select rooms of the houses, and a unique souvenir Halloween Horror Nights token. The six-hour tour allows you to explore six haunted houses, exclusive photo opportunities, and a souvenir token. reservations for the tour are available on the following dates:
- September 7-8, 12-15, 18-22, and 25-29
- October 2-6, 9-13, 17-20, 23-27, and 29-31
- November 1 and 2
Tour groups will be no larger than 12 people per tour. Keep in mind, guests will be able to see every detail of the horrors in these haunted houses with the lights on. Due to the graphic nature of the tour, it may not be suitable for kids who are younger than 13 years old. Book your Unmasking the Horrors experience here.
Ready to brave the fright fest? Grab your Halloween Horror Nights tickets from Tickets2You now! You can also click around for great prices on tickets to Universal Orlando and other popular attractions.