Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Halloween Horror Nights a separately ticketed event?
Yes, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event; it is not included with regular theme park admission. In order to attend, you must purchase a ticket specifically for the event.

2. Where does the event take place?
Halloween Horror Nights takes place at the Universal Studios Florida theme park.

3. How can I purchase a ticket to attend the event?
When available, tickets can be purchased at orlando.halloweenhorrornights.com.

4. Is this event appropriate for children?
This event may not be suitable for children because of its mature content. Halloween Horror Nights is intended to be a frightening event, so it may be too intense for some children. Additionally, some content may be inappropriate.

5. Is there an age restriction for this event?
Although Universal recommends guests be at least 13 years of age to attend, they will not deny access to anyone under that age limit.

6. What is included with my ticket?
Your Halloween Horror Nights ticket includes access to all houses, shows, and scare zones at the Halloween Horror Nights event. Select special experiences, should they be available, may be an additional cost, however.

7. What time does the event start and end?
Halloween Horror Nights officially begins at 6:30 PM. Closing times will vary based on your visit. You can view the exact times for your visit by clicking/tapping here.

8. What will happen if it rains?
The event itself occurs rain or shine; however, it should be noted that the scare zones will not feature scare actors and outdoor shows may be canceled. Additionally, should flooding occur in any houses, they may be closed indefinitely.

9. Can I dress up for the event?
Universal Orlando prohibits masks and costumes in the park.

10. Am I permitted to take photos and videos?
According to Universal’s policies, you are permitted to take photos at the event, but you may not use flash photography in the houses. Additionally, while you can record videos in the park, you cannot do so in the houses.

11. What is Halloween Horror Nights Express?
Halloween Horror Nights Express is the event’s express line system. The pass allows guests to wait in a separate line at all houses and open attractions for significantly shorter wait times.

12. Can I visit Universal’s Islands of Adventure or Universal’s Volcano Bay with a Halloween Horror Nights ticket?
A standard Halloween Horror Nights ticket will only grant you access to the event. You cannot visit Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay, or Universal Studios Florida (during daytime hours) with the ticket. There are tickets available that will grant you access to these parks, however.

13. Does Universal Orlando offer a dining experience for the event?
A Halloween Horror Nights Scareactor Dining Experience is available for purchase. The dining experience allows you to enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet in a themed environment featuring scareactors.

14. What is a scareactor?
“Scareactor” is a term Universal uses for the characters and monsters at Halloween Horror Nights.

15. What is a scare zone?
Scare zones are the various themed environments located throughout the event. They differ from the houses because they’re not enclosed in a structure. Rather, they use the park’s existing surroundings and add props to immerse guests into the horror theme. You’re free to roam around these areas whenever you like. Some scare zones may also feature brief shows or acts.

16. What attractions are open during the event?
During the event, some attractions are open for operation. Click/tap here to view which attractions are available.

17. How many nights does it take to experience all of Halloween Horror Nights?
If you’re visiting during a quiet night, it may be possible to visit all experiences in a single night. Otherwise, you may need at least two nights to see everything the event has to offer. Either way, we suggest visiting the event for a minimum of two nights. This is because the experiences at Halloween Horror Nights are different each year, so it’s best to get the most out of the event before it’s over.

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