Complete Guide to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights has finally begun!

Quincy at Halloween Horror Nights 31

For those looking for something a bit (ahem, a lot) more scary and intense than Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Universal’s annual event offers up a variety of haunted houses, scare zones, merchandise, and food to scare you all through Halloween. And we’re breaking down everything you need to know about this year’s events!

The Basics

Halloween Horror Nights runs from September 2nd to October 31st on select nights. It begins at 6:30PM and goes until 2AM.

Halloween Horror Nights

There are several different options for tickets you can buy.

Halloween Horror Nights Single-Night Ticket

If you’re just looking to experience Halloween Horror Nights once, you’ll want to get the single-night ticket.


This ticket is $73.99, and allows you to choose from all of the party nights.

Halloween Horror Nights Rush of Fear Pass

With the Rush of Fear Pass, you’ll receive access to the first 17 nights of terror, and you’ll save if you purchase it online!


Online, it’s currently $129.99, and includes September 2nd-4th, 7th,-11th, 15th-18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th.

Halloween Horror Nights Frequent Fear Pass

The Frequent Fear Pass gives you access to 27 nights of Halloween Horror Nights. You’ll save if you buy online, and it gives you access to event nights falling on Sunday through Thursday, as well as the first weekend.


This pass is currently $179.99.

Halloween Horror Nights Frequent Fear Pass

You can experience 36 nights of the event with this pass, which provides access to event nights on Sunday through Friday, as well as the first and last Saturday events.


You’ll save when you buy online, where the price is currently $219.99.

Halloween Horror Nights Ultimate Frequent Fear Pass

With the Ultimate Frequent Fear Pass, you get access to every single night of the event, plus FREE regular parking after 5PM on event nights.


It’s $324.99, and you save when you buy online.


Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass

You can see the houses faster, and skip the regular lines! This is an add-on to your ticket or pass, so you will still need to purchase your event admission separately.


This is $109.99 and provides one-time use per haunted house (also valid for rides that use Express Pass).

Scream Early Ticket

If you’re wanting to get an early start, you can purchase the Scream Early Ticket for $35.


This allows you to start early from 3PM-5PM, and you’ll stay in the Stay & Scream area at 5PM until the event actually begins. This ticket only provides access until 5PM, so you’ll need separate event admission.

Halloween Horror Nights Behind-the-Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tour

This is a daytime VIP tour that gives you a lights-on view of the haunted houses.


It’s $79.99, and allows you to pick from a three or six house tour. This does not provide event admission, so you’ll need to buy a ticket separately.

Halloween Horror Nights R.I.P. Tour

This is a guided V.I.P. walking tour of the event. You’ll get to see more with the priority V.I.P. haunted house entry you get with the tour.


This tour is $279.99, and doesn’t provide event admission.

Halloween Horror Nights Scareactor Dining Experience

Over at Louie’s Italian Restaurant, there’s an exclusive dining experience with special scare actor photo opportunities, a digital download of a photo taken during the experience, and a themed dinner buffet. The ticket to this experience is $54.99, and does not include event admission.


The Houses

There are ten haunted houses for Halloween Horror Nights 31, and they are:

The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare

That’s right, this house will be themed after The Weeknd’s album, After Hours!

Basically, guests will enter The Weeknd’s nightmares that inspired his albums. How cool?

The Weeknd After Hours


Get ready to face Michael Myers, the terrifying character from the Halloween film franchise!


According to Universal, those who dare to enter this house will be transported to Haddonfield, Illinois, “where Michael Myers is about to don his mask and embark on his first brutal spree. Silent. Merciless. Relentless. He’s the embodiment of pure evil.”

Universal Monsters: Legends Collide

Fans of classic horror films, this house is for you. The Wolf Man, Dracula, and The Mummy will face off in a battle in Universal Monsters: Legends Collide. Inspired by previous Universal Monsters attractions at Halloween Horror nights, this house promises to transport guests to the 19th century on a hunt for the Amulet of Ra.

Universal Monsters Legends Collide

All three monsters have a desire for the Amulet, and guests will be caught in the middle of this face-off — but only one monster will survive.

The Horrors of Blumhouse

A NEW house joining the lineup this year is a “double-feature of Blumhouse horror.” Enter a world where you’re in the midst of a frightened teenager and the serial killer she’s suddenly switched bodies with in “Freaky.”

Horrors of Blumhouse

Then, step inside “The Black Phone” where The Grabber will chase you endlessly as you desperately look for an escape route.

Spirits of the Coven

Spirits of the Coven is a witches-themed house at this year’s event.


At this house you can “enter an unsettling 1920s speakeasy” where you’ll quickly learn that you are “the main ingredient of witch’s brew.”

Bugs: Eaten Alive

This house is all about…bugs!

Bugs: Eaten Alive

At this house, you’ll “face a putrid, skin-crawling infestation of spiders, roaches, flies, bees and more.”

Fiesta de Chupacabras

The chupacabra is a mythical creature whose legend comes from the folklore of the Americas.


At this Halloween Horror Nights house, you’ll have to face the “no-longer mythical” creature.

Hellblock Horror

Have you ever wondered what a prison for monsters would look like? Then you’re in luck because that’s what this house is all about.


At this house, you will “attempt to survive visiting hours for horrifying monsters serving time.”

Dead Man’s Pier: Winter’s Wake

This house is all about seeing if you have what it takes to survive a brutal winter thunderstorm in a seaside village.


And you’ll have to face the undead fisherman who rule the village, too!

Descendants of Destruction

This is the final house that will be offered at Halloween Horror Nights this year.

Descendants of Destruction

In this house, you will “encounter bloodthirsty mutants living in a post-apocalyptic subway system.”

Scare Zones

There are five scare zones this year: Horrors of Halloween, Scarecrow: Cursed Soil, Sweet Revenge, Graveyard: Deadly Unrest, and Conjure the Dark. These themed scare zones all feature costumed scare actors whose main objective is to, well, scare!

Scarecrow: Cursed Soil features an abandoned farm, where “scarecrows have risen from the crust of the earth to hunt you and seek revenge.”

At Sweet Revenge, the sweets from Major Sweets’ candy company have “turned children into crazed killers.”

Graveyard: Deadly Unrest takes place on Halloween, where “a dark stork descends upon a cemetery and awakens long-dead spirits.”

Conjure the Dark takes place on the first Halloween, where an evil sorceress has summoned monsters from dark dimensions.

Finally, Horrors of Halloween is run by the Pumpkin Lord, who is the spirit of Halloween. He’s taken over the event and summoned “hordes of fiendish creatures.”


It wouldn’t be Halloween Horror Nights without FOOD! At the event you can find a wide assortment of delectable eats at Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, CityWalk, and the Universal hotels.

Universal Studios

  • 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
  • The Good Guys Burger: A beef burger, crispy pork belly, cheddar cheese sauce, and pickled jalapenos on a doughnut bun topped with red icing and fruity cereal

  • 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

Universal CityWalk

  • 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


We got to take a look at all the merchandise for the event before it even began!

Halloween Horror Nights Merch

From t-shirts to Michael Meyers ornaments, Universal has plenty of merchandise to choose from.

Click here for a look at ALL the merchandise for Halloween Horror Nights 31

Other Entertainment

This year, 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.

©Universal Orlando

Live Shows

There are two brand new shows for the event. “Halloween Nightmare Fuel Wildfire” is the sequel to last year’s “Halloween Nightmare Fuel” show featuring the Fuel Girls. According to Universal, the show highlights “a new Dreamer in the depths of a new nightmare set to a heart-pounding metal, rock and electronica score.”

Halloween Nightmare Fuel Wildfire

There’s also “Ghoulish! A Halloween Tale” over at the Universal Studios lagoon. This ones features  “the Grim Reaper on the undertaking of what happens beyond the grave – all set to eerily-remixed music by some of today’s most iconic artists.”

And that’s everything there is to do and see at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights! Stay tuned to AllEars for even more updates from Universal Orlando.

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Will you be attending Halloween Horror Nights this year? Let us know in the comments! 

Disclosure: We were invited by Universal to attend a media tour of Halloween Horror Nights. This did not affect our reporting of the event — our opinions are our own.

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