Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Guide

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Guide

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2021 Event Information

During Halloween Horror Nights, the streets of Universal Studios Florida come alive with hordes of horrifying mutants, monsters, and maniacs. At this gruesome event, you can explore terrifying haunted houses, brave multiple creature-filled scare zones, enjoy outrageous live shows, and experience many of the park’s most exciting rides and attractions.

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2021 Dates

•  6:30 pm – 1:00 am: September 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29
•  6:30 pm – 2:00 am: September 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 30; October 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

Dates and times are subject to change. Event occurs rain or shine.

2021 Crowds

These crowd levels only apply to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights event.

Low crowds: September 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30; October 6, 13, 20, 26, 27
Medium crowds: September 10, 11, 12, 17, 24; October 7, 14, 21, 28
High crowds: September 3, 4, 18, 19, 25, 26; October 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31

NOTE: These crowd levels are predictions based on attendance levels from past years. Crowd predictions are more likely to be precise as the date approaches. Although we strive to provide the most accurate information, we make no warranties regarding the accuracy of the projections.

1. The Haunting of Hill House
Enter the decaying remains of the aging mansion featured in Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, and experience the horrors within, including The Tall Man, The Bent-Neck Lady, and more.

Experience details: This is a walkthrough experience that contains sudden scares.

2. Beetlejuice
Enter the twisted world of the original Beetlejuice film, where Beetlejuice himself will torment and menace you.

Experience details: This is a walkthrough experience that contains sudden scares.

3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The 1974 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre returns to Halloween Horror Nights. Come face-to-face with Leatherface and his demented family and see if you can make it out in one piece.

Experience details: This is a walkthrough experience that contains sudden scares.

4. Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives
The Bride of Frankenstein is stopping at nothing to revive Frankenstein’s monster, honing her diabolical genius one harvested body part at a time.

Experience details: This is a walkthrough experience that contains sudden scares.

5. Halloween Horror Nights ICONS: Captured
Experience the terrifying original Halloween Horror Nights characters who have joined forces to taunt and petrify you at every turn.

Experience details: This is a walkthrough experience that contains sudden scares.

6. Welcome to Scarey: Horror in the Heartland
The small town of Carey is infamous for dreadful events. Experience an endless parade of bloodthirsty creatures and maniacs.

Experience details: This is a walkthrough experience that contains sudden scares.

7. Case Files Unearthed: Horror in the Heartland
Follow the trail of a private eye as an investigation into the supernatural leads you into a dark world of ghouls and terrifying creatures.

Experience details: This is a walkthrough experience that contains sudden scares.

8. The Wicked Growth: Realm of the Pumpkin
It’s time for the Pumpkin Lord to once again rise, and his minions are collecting unwilling sacrifices in order to summon him.

Experience details: This is a walkthrough experience that contains sudden scares.

9. Puppet Theatre: Captive Audience
Trapped in an abandoned old theatre since the early 1900s, a puppeteer and a ballet troupe are about to turn you into a human puppet.

Experience details: This is a walkthrough experience that contains sudden scares.

10. Revenge of the Tooth Fairy
Discover the sinister reality behind the childhood tradition of the tooth fairy as you witness the evil fairies extract their toothed bounty by force while their victims struggle in vain.

Experience details: This is a walkthrough experience that contains sudden scares.

11. Maraton of Mayhem: Carnage Factory
Towering water screens and piercing lasers bring a terrifying show to life in the Universal Studios Florida lagoon.

Experience details: This is a nighttime show featuring fountains, lasers, and more.

12. Halloween Nightmare Fuel
A new show is igniting Halloween Horror Nights, featuring fire, pyrotechnics, and aerial performers.

Experience details: This is a live-action dance show.

1. 30 Years, 30 Fears
Iconic original Halloween Horror Nights characters take over the streets.

2. Seek and Destroy
An alien cyber regime led by The Controller has taken over New York, turning humans into fuel.

3. Crypt TV
Step inside Crypt TV, a dark universe of monsters that are now terrorizing the streets of San Francisco.

4. Gorewood Forest
Sixteen years after the gory sacrifices of Terra Cruentus, the heartless Terra Queen is back, and evil is in her nature.

5. Lights, Camera, Hacktion: Eddie’s Revenge
Face Jack the Clown’s brother, Eddie Schmidt, who is filming a horror film with real monsters.

1. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Take your music for a ride as you make a vertical climb 17 stories high and experience first-ever moves.

Attraction details: This is a high-speed roller coaster ride.
Height requirement: Between 51 inches (130 cm) and 79 inches (201 cm)
Recommended audience: Teens
Overview: This has a 90-degree vertical lift, high speeds, and first-ever moves. With the addition of music, what’s not to love about this coaster? At the end of the ride, you can purchase a photo or music video of your on-ride experience.

2. TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D
Fight alongside Optimus Prime and the Autobots to protect the Allspark and save Earth.

Attraction details: This is a 3-D motion base ride.
Height requirement: At least 40 inches (102 cm); guests between 40 inches (102 cm) and 48 inches (122 cm) must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Everyone
Overview: This ride brings the Transformers characters to life with larger-than-life animation. You are completely immersed in the storyline with the use of simulation, practical effects, and more. Universal did a phenomenal job at combining so many different techniques into one ride.

3. Revenge of the Mummy
Plunge into total darkness and face fireballs, scarab beetles, and an army of warrior mummies.

Attraction details: This is a high-speed roller coaster ride.
Height requirement: At least 48 inches (122 cm)
Recommended audience: Teens
Overview: What’s great about this coaster is that it has enticing sets and provides a thrilling experience. The entire ride takes place in a dark environment and includes effects like fog and fire; it’s a one-of-a-kind roller coaster.

4. Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Enter Gringotts Wizarding Bank and face its stringent security measures as you make your way to the vaults. Throughout your journey, you’ll encounter Harry, Ron, and Hermione, but you’ll also have to evade the wrath of Voldemort and Bellatrix.

Attraction details: This is a 3-D high-speed roller coaster ride.
Height requirement: At least 40 inches (102 cm); guests between 40 inches (102 cm) and 48 inches (122 cm) must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Everyone
Overview: Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts is a part roller coaster and part motion base ride. It incorporates physical effects and screens to place you into detailed environments. These combinations work perfectly with the ride experience.

5. MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack
Test your alien-zapping skills. If you can save Earth, you might just get promoted to a full-fledged Men in Black agent.

Attraction details: This is an interactive dark ride.
Height requirement: At least 42 inches (107 cm); guests between 42 inches (107 cm) and 48 inches (122 cm) must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Everyone
Overview: If you love video games then this ride is for you. The attraction practically puts you in a gaming universe. This is always a great ride for competing with family members and friends.


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