It’s almost that time — Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando is almost here!
The event kicks off on September 2nd and lasts through October 31st and we’ve already learned a lot about the event. Merchandise has already been popping up in the parks and we have a full list of haunted houses that you can experience this year. Now, though, Universal has released the FOOD coming to this year’s event!
There is food spread throughout Universal, so you’ll find specialty eats at food booths around Universal Studios park, the Universal hotels, and Universal CityWalk. Let’s take a look at all of the food coming soon!
- Major Sweets Ice Cream Sandwich (inspired by “Sweet Revenge” scare zone): Candy-corn sugar cookies filled with sweet corn ice cream (vegetarian)
- Maggot Covered Cheese Dog (inspired by “Bugs: Eaten Alive” original haunted house): A Korean-style hot dog with fresh mozzarella, rolled in puffed rice, topped with gochujang drizzle and black sesame seeds
- Save Your Tears Signature Cocktail (inspired by “The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare” haunted house): This signature drink mixes bourbon, peach brandy, single-pressed lemon juice, agave nectar and bitters – topped with peach bursting boba and served in a souvenir cup
- Lil’ Boo’s Spicy Pumpkin Bun (inspired by “Horrors of Halloween” scare zone): A steamed bun filled with spicy butternut squash influenced by the beloved Halloween Horror Nights character (vegetarian)
- Garlic Philly Cheese “Stake”: Tender shaved beef served on a black hoagie slider roll with caramelized onions, peppers, sautéed mushrooms, muenster cheese sauce and roasted garlic aioli
- Burning Skull: Includes tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, mango nectar, pineapple juice, smoked chili bitters, jalapeno and basil concentrate, shaken and served in a light-up molded skull cup
- Día de los Muertos themed items: Includes offerings inspired by Latin flavors such as Tamales Día de los Muertos (gluten-free) – pork tamales topped with red mole sauce and cotija cheese; and Roasted Sweet Potato & Mushroom Street Tacos (vegan and gluten-free) – roasted sweet potato and mushroom tacos topped with onions, vegan crumbled cheese and cilantro; also served with birria consommé
- Fried Zombie Brains: Fried cauliflower florets tossed in spicy gochujang sauce and garnished with toasted sesame seeds and scallions (vegan)
- Petrified Rat Tails: Funnel fries with creamy crab dip, sliced scallions and seasoned with herbs and spices
- Tombstone Red Velvet Cake Pop: A red velvet cake pop coated in buttercream on a bed of crushed chocolate cookie crumbs and garnished with white chocolate bones (vegetarian)
- Pizza Skull: Pepperoni and cheese stuffed skulls served with a marinara dipping sauce
- Pizza Fries: Fries piled high with sausage, pepperoni, marinara sauce and loads of cheese. Also available this year are Vegan Pizza Fries – topped with marinara sauce, vegan cheese, vegan pepperoni and vegan sausage crumbles.
- S’mores Fries: Sweet potato fries drizzled with melted chocolate, graham cracker crumbs and marshmallows
- Traditional Twisted Taters (vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options): Fried spiralized ribbon potato thinly sliced and skewered with season salt, garlic parmesan, sour cream & chives, or ghost pepper seasoning options. Guests can also enjoy the variations Blood ‘n Guts Twisted Tater – smothered with chili and roasted red pepper queso; and Fiery Twisted Tater with Queso (vegetarian) – complete with white cheese sauce and sprinkled with flaming hot crunchy cheese puffs, and ghost pepper seasoning
- Black Magic Milkshake (gluten-free) at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen: pumpkin dulce de leche ice cream with a hazelnut-and-tombstone-
sprinkled rim – topped with a cauldron filled with gummy “severed body parts” over whipped flames.
- Dead Coconut Club: The Red Coconut Club will transform into a new theme for fall with a menu highlighting the Universal Monsters.
Universal Orlando Hotels
The following will be offered at every Universal Orlando hotel:
- The Mummy Drink: vodka, blueberry-flavored energy drink, blue Caribbean liqueur, simple syrup, and lemon juice
- The Wolf Man Drink: whiskey, black raspberry-flavored liquor, and pineapple juice
- Dracula Drink: tequila and Bloody Mary mix garnished with olives and celery
For the first time ever, the Sunset Club at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites will turn into a Halloween hangout that mixes spooky and beach vibes.
This is all of the food Universal Orlando has announced so far, but we’ll keep an eye out for more Halloween food to pop up in and around the parks!
If Halloween Horror Nights seems too scary for you, consider checking out Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Disney World! Warning — tickets are selling out fast, so be sure to jump on it if you want to attend. If you do got to the party, we’ve got plenty of information to help you make the most of your party time.
We’ll be at the opening night of Halloween Horror Nights on September 2nd, so be sure to check back with AllEars to see what the event is like!
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