Friday, June 21, 2024

An Escape to Orlando: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida

This year’s Halloween Horror Nights, which is celebrating 32 years of spooking visitors who are brave enough to attend at Universal Studios Florida, is one worth taking the trip for. The event features 10 haunted houses, each of them featuring a different type of scare. From spooky houses to a variety of unique cocktails and food, visitors that head on over have so many options to make their weekend getaway or even their weeklong escape a perfect and memorable one.

Come for the Haunted Houses

“Stranger Things” Haunted House

This year’s haunted houses offered something for every visitor and fans of horror movies, characters and television shows. From “Stranger Things” to “The Exorcist,” it’s recommended that you make the rounds and attempt to visit every single terrifying experience that offers these themes and many more to enjoy.

In “Stranger Things,” those brave enough to enter will immerse themselves in the last season, as you try to escape the curse of Vecna, and come face to face with Eleven and the Hellfire Club. Then, “The Exorcist,” one of the scariest houses that you will encounter at the event, where you will have a chance to peek into the new Blumhouse-created follow-up to the classic film, where two girls have been taken over by an unexplainable evil force.

“The Last of Us” Haunted House

Other houses that stand out from the pack include one based on “The Last Of Us,” where the video game and it’s television adaptation come to life in the way of an eerie dystopian world, and the “Universal Monsters: Unmasked,” a beautiful and terrifying Universal Studios-created haunted house, where you come face to face with classic characters such as The Phantom of the Opera and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Then there’s one based on everyone’s favorite creepy and murderous doll, Chucky, called “Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count,” where visitors to the house will see Chucky making the haunted house his own by trying to kill everyone who dares to step inside.

“Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count” Haunted House

There’s truly a creepy house for every taste, so make sure to visit this Universal Studios Florida website for more haunted house options to experience during your visit.

We also recommend visitors to try to purchase Universal Studios Express Passes for the event, as well as looking into visiting the park prior to have a chance to visit the houses before the public starts coming in around 6:30 p.m. While it is a bit pricier, you will speed through the experiences and have time to explore the scare zones located throughout the park as well as have more time for shopping, dining and taking advantage of lower wait times for the rides and attractions inside the park.

Stay for the Drinks and Dining

Peanut Blooder Burger

Being spooked can certainly make you hungry, and the park has plenty of unique options representing Halloween Horror Nights.

Stop by the different stands throughout the park and you can try out drinks and food, many based on the themes of each haunted house.

One food option that stands out is the Cheddar Jalapeño Hellfire Club, consisting of jalapeño spicy bread, delicious pork shoulder meat, pineapple chutney, spicy mayo and crunchy potato sticks. Trust us when we say that this is quite the filling sandwich. You can find this one at the Stellar Bar at the event.

Sour Apple Pie Funnel Fries

Stop by the Today Café for dessert such as the crème brulee Rotting Pumpkin, which is a savory pumpkin spice option of the classic treat. 

Then, we recommend grabbing a drink at the Peacock Halloween Horror Bar featuring options such as the delicious Survivor Fizz, which mixes in pineapple and kiwi flavors with vodka, as well as the Rotten as Chuck, offering a mix of tequila with green apple and cookie butter syrup that will give your taste buds a bit of a spicy kick.

Trick or Treat Bucket

There are more dining and drinking options, all unique to the event throughout the park, so don’t be afraid to explore them between spooks.

For more information on dates and available tickets, please visit the Universal Studios Florida Halloween Horror Nights section of the event’s website. The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. through November 1. Enjoy the spooks!

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