Halloween Horror Nights

October has arrived! Which means lots of pumpkins, candy, and oh yeah –Halloween Horror Nights! HHN is a Halloween event that occurs every year at Universal Studios in Orlando, Hollywood, and Singapore. It first opened in 1991 in Orlando, Florida under its original name “Fright Night.” In 1992, it was renamed Halloween Horror Nights and what started as a 3 night event is now a 27 night event! This highly anticipated and popular event was introduced in Hollywood, California in 1997 and in Singapore in 2011.

Halloween Horror Nights attracts thousands of horror fans every year to share the scare! Until 2002 the event had been held at Universal Studios and then moved to Islands of Adventure. In 2004 the event was held at both parks but by 2006 it returned to Universal Studios where it’s been hosted every year since. In 2007, Universal Studios got the rights to use New Line Cinema’s legendary scary characters: Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Leatherface as part of the event and each had their own terrifyingly themed haunted houses. Halloween Horror Nights is full of haunted houses (usually up to 8), scare zones (outdoor areas that feature costumed characters whose sole purpose is to scare the daylights out of visitors while they walk through said zones) plus live entertainment including the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure, and several rides that even stay open and are re-themed for the event.

This year, Halloween Horror Nights will be open from September 20th-November 2nd. Before attending –you should be prepared! Know what you’re getting yourself into. It’s not going to be a walk in the park. It’s going to be a walk filled with scary characters revving their chainsaws in your face while you walk through a foggy walkway. Bring a poncho in case it rains –you never know, especially in Florida! Leave the kids at home; Halloween Horror Nights is not kid friendly. Alcohol is served if you’re over 21 but it is not cheap. The best nights to go are “non-peak” nights: Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. If you’re going for one night it will be nearly impossible to make it to every haunted house and investing in the Express Pass is your best option. You can get one for $39.99 - $89.99 depending on the night. If you know you can’t afford the Express Pass, ask someone who’s already attended this year which houses are a must-see.

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