Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights
Halloween Horrors

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights, the World’s Premier Halloween Event, brings together terrifying haunted houses, sinister scare zones, outrageous live entertainment, and some of the park’s most exhilarating attractions. Tickets are available for the event on select nights between September 1 and November 4, 2023.




Halloween Horror Nights returns to Universal Studios packing more frightening fun than ever before. This hard-ticket, after-hours event is held on select nights between September 1 and November 4. There will be TEN haunted houses and FIVE scare zones for this year’s event. Don’t forget to visit the Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Shop as it returns for another year. This event is most certainly going to be intense, and it is not recommended that children under the age of 13 attend Halloween Horror Nights. 



Guidelines for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will align with the destination’s overall health and safety protocols. For the latest information on Universal Orlando’s Safety Guidelines, visit universalorlando.com/safety.


General Admission Gates

Typically, they will open the gates a bit before the official start time (anywhere between 15 minutes to a half hour early). If you are there early (preferably an hour early), you can get to one or two of the houses before lines get long.

Priority Entrance

Universal Resort Guests will have a dedicated priority entrance to the to the of the Universal Studios Florida gates, in front of the former Blue Man Group Theater.  They will begin scanning tickets at approximately 5:30 pm. 

Holding Areas

Your best bet to get in early is if you have park tickets that day, or to purchase a Stay and Scream early entry ticket. Be inside Universal Studios before closing (at least 30 minutes before to avoid the crowds waiting to get into the event) and head to one of the “holding areas” where they will check you in by scanning your ticket. Usually at least one haunted house is opened early for each holding area. Holding Areas for this year’s event are located at Delancey (near Revenge of the Mummy and Finnegan’s), Springfield/Krustyland, and at Today Café in Production Central. Check with a Universal Studios Team Member when you check in to find out which holding area is closest to your top priority haunted houses and choose accordingly. Usually, you will have access to places to sit, some food options, and restrooms. This beats standing outside the gates waiting to get in!


The Last of Us – You and your squad must stay silent if you want to survive Clickers and more as the gritty world of Naughty Dog’s video game comes to life.

Stranger Things – Band together with your squad to resist Vecna’s gruesome curse as you take on the scariest season of Stranger Things yet.

Universal Monsters Unmasked – Descend into the Paris Catacombs, where you and your squad will face a new horde of monsters: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Phantom of the Opera, the Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Invisible Man.

The ExorcistL Believer – Two missing girls have been found with no memory of what happened to them. But wherever they went, the ultimate evil has returned with them.

Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count – Chucky, the serial killer doll, is back for a new gorefest! He’s hijacked his own haunted house with all kinds of bloody hijinks. You and your friends must try to survive his ultimate kill count.

Dr. Oddfellow’s Twisted Origins – You won’t be able to resist going inside Dr. Oddfellow’s menacing menagerie of twisted oddities. But the price for you and your friends is steep: the cost of your souls to feed his immortal power.

Dueling Dragons: Choose Thy Fate – Two warlocks of great power were turned into dragons after trying to take Merlyn’s spell book. Now you and your friends are caught in their epic battle. You must choose a path and a victor.

Yeti:  Campground Kills – You and your friends are about to venture into a 1950s campground overrun by huge, menacing yetis who rip apart anyone who gets in their way. You must flee to the ranger tower to escape.

Darkest Deal – Blues musician Pinestraw Spruce will have to face the music after meeting with The Collector and trading his soul for musical glory. You and your squad learn the terrible price of fame.

Bloodmoon: Dark Offerings – In a Colonial-era village, moon-worshippers witness a blood moon at their fall festival. They take it as a sign to hunt down any non-followers, including you and your scream squad.


These are areas of the park that aren’t actual haunted houses, but that have themes with sights, sounds, smells, and creatures of the night that will try to scare you as you walk through. Expect to be scared, especially if you are chatting with your friends and not paying attention to the bumps in the night. For 2023, there will be 5 of them. And they are best after dark since it’s out in the open.

Dr. Oddfellow’s Collection of Horror

Dr. Oddfellow will lure you into Halloween Horror Nights with a promise of immortality. As he lifts the veil on all the horrors to come, you’ll soon realize you may not even survive the night.

Dark Zodiac

Dr. Oddfellow has entered a dark dimension to harness the power of the Zodiac and live forever. He twists the signs into malevolent beings who foretell your doom. As his star rises, yours falls.

Jungle of Doom: Expedition Horror

In the 1920s, Dr. Oddfellow ventured deep into the darkest jungle, performing horrific experiments on nature. Now his monstrous creations are running amok and are coming after you.

Vamp ’69: Summer of Blood

In the 1920s, Dr. Oddfellow ventured deep into the darkest jungle, performing horrific experiments on nature. Now his monstrous creations are running amok and are coming after you.

Shipyard 32: Horrors Unhinged

Enter a 1940s San Francisco shipping yard full of mysterious crates and cages bearing Dr. Oddfellow’s symbol. Beware, his nightmarish oddities have now escaped, spreading fear and chaos in their wake.


Lose yourself in outrageous live entertainment filled with diabolically entertaining surprises

The show that sparked your darkest dreams has reignited. Let your nightmares burn out of control as the pyro and aerial performers fire you up to the beat of metal and electronica while they reignite your fears! 



A selection of attractions will be available during the Halloween Horror Nights Event.  The following attractions will be open for your enjoyment during the event.  (The Wizarding World of Harry Potter closes prior to event end).

·       Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

·       TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D

·       Revenge of the Mummy

·       Men in Black Alien Attack

·       The Simpsons Ride

·       Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts



Be sure to visit one of the many dining locations offering dozens of specialty items available only during Halloween Horror Nights Events.  You’ll find everything from small plates to sweet treats, and specialty beverages too.  An everything is frighteningly delicious!  Be sure to pick up an event map or view the Halloween Horror Nights features in the Official Universal Orlando Resort app for all food and drink locations. 


Whether you want to cloak your fear before your arrival or commemorate your survival, you can wear your terror with exclusive themed merchandise featuring some of your favorites from this year’s event including the infamous Jack the Clown. Shop online and at the event for one-of-a-kind collectibles and souvenirs, but don’t wait since popular items often sell out.

Rest your voice in the midst of the screams and pick up sinister souvenirs only available in the park, including exclusive Passholder merch. You can get at The Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store, Universal Studios Store Five and Dime, and other locations throughout the park.

Check out our online store before you arrive so you can get psyched for the horror. Plus, you can shop after your visit to relive every horrific moment.


Use The Official Universal Orlando Resort App to: 

  • Check wait times and showtimes with the interactive map.
  • Place Mobile Food & Drink Orders from select restaurants. Premier and Preferred Passholders can apply discounts to their order. Excludes alcohol.
  • Scan tickets at the turnstile.
  • Make contactless payments using Universal Pay at quick service restaurants and merchandise locations.
  • Kill time in line with the Halloween Horror Nights Mobile Game.

Free download. Data and other charges may apply, check with your wireless provider’s rate plan for details.



“IT’S BACK, AND MORE MONSTROUS THAN EVER!”  The Halloween Horror Nights Mobile Game presented by Coca-Cola is an interactive feature returning this year’s event.  Play like your life depends on it, only with in The Official Universal Orlando app.  Features include:

  • Halloween Horror Nights Trivia – Kill time in line and face off head-to-head against other event guests with the return of event Trivia. It’s a race against the clock, as you answer fearsome multiple-choice levels surrounding this year’s Haunted Houses.
  • Event Achievements – The more you explore the event, and interact in the Mobile Game you’ll unlock badges, points, and surprises. Keep an eye out for limited-time bonuses throughout the event, and keep an eye out for hidden QR codes and passphrases!
  • Universal Monsters: Cursed Alliance Game – Team up with your favorite Universal Monster: The Wolf Man, Dracula or The Mummy to fight The Curse, as a team. Take a selfie with your Alliance now, to begin…
  • Sip and Scream:  The Perfect Pairing – Feed your fear and see exclusive Coca-Cola® food and beverage pairings each night. Purchase a Halloween Horror Nights™ Coca-Cola freestyle® Cup and scan the QR code on the side of your cup for exclusive bonus points and badge. Each time you refill your freestyle® cup you’ll also receive points, and exclusive perks in the game!
App Game HHN
  • This first two weeks are usually the least busy.
  • Saturdays are the busiest, followed by Friday.
  • Guests wearing costumes will not be admitted to the event.
  • It may be difficult to see all 10 haunted houses in one night without Express Pass or an RIP Tour.
  • Express passes for the parks (whether purchased for the day at the park, or the pass you get for staying at one of the resorts) are NOT valid during the event. An Express Pass ticket add-on is available for the event.
  • Have a game plan going in – prioritize the haunted houses that are the most important. Decide in advance if you’re all about the haunted houses or if you’d like to experience attractions as well. Get a HHN map in order to plan your strategy before you enter.
  • The “scareactors” cannot touch you, and you cannot touch them.
  • Try to see as many houses early as you can. The lines will get longer over the first hour.
  • Midpoint during the night the house lines will probably be at their longest. This might be a good time to ride some of the attractions. Using the single rider line will cut your wait as well. Men In Black, Revenge of the Mummy, Escape from Gringotts, and Transformers, all have single rider lines. Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket has a single rider line as well, but it’s usually just as long as the regular line.
  • Lines will likely be shorter again toward the end of the night (within an hour of closing).
  • Line lengths seem to vary every year depending on theme and location. The licensed houses tend to attract loner lines. The sound stages near the front entrance draw large crowds since it’s the first houses you see when you enter.

There are a few add-ons that you can purchase in addition to your event ticket.  If you are interested in any of these, please contact your Dream Designer, as many of these experiences sell out.

Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass:

If you purchased Express Pass for your day at the parks or have Express Unlimited as a Universal Deluxe Resort Guest please know that those types of passes are NOT VALID at Halloween Horror Nights.  The purchase of the Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass allows each passholder to skip the regular lines ONE TIME at all haunted houses plus at participating attractions. 

Starting at $119.99 + tax per person.

Scream Early

Start your thrills early at Universal Studios from 3-5 pm. Then at 5 pm you’ll wait in a Stay & Scream area until the event begins and get a head start on the screams. Separate event admission for the same day is required and not included.

$40.00 per person + tax

Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tours

Take a daytime V.I.P. tour for a lights-on look at Halloween Horror Nights haunted houses. Pick from a 3 or 6-haunted house tour select dates and times.


  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes access to 3 or 6 haunted houses in a lights-on, informational walking tour (once per house, based on itinerary)
  • Exclusive access to photograph select rooms in select haunted houses on the tour (as determined by the VIP Experience guidelines for the year’s event)
  • The morning and afternoon 3-house tour is not a combination 6-house tour, and may be the same 3 houses on each tour.
  • Theme park and/or Halloween Horror Nights event admission is not included and not required.

Starting at $119.99 + tax per person.

Non-Private RIP Tour


  • Priority V.I.P. entry to haunted houses and participating park attractions (once per house, based on itinerary) while on tour with the R.I.P. Guide. Tour inclusions are subject to itinerary and Houses toured are at the discretion of Universal Orlando Resort.
  • I.P. entrance gate to Universal Studios Florida for the event
  • Commemorative R.I.P. Tour credential, lanyard and pin (one each per guest)
  • Complimentary Valet Parking (one (1) vehicle based on availability and advance purchase)
  • Pre-tour reception in Cafe La Bamba
  • Access to exclusive cash bar locations (must be 21+ with valid photo ID to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages)
  • Universal Express Unlimited ride access (with R.I.P. credential) at all participating rides & attractions for the date of their tour (valid upon check-in at VIP Experience lobby to be used before or after tour during normal event operating hours; excludes Halloween Horror Nights haunted houses)
  • Reserved seating at select event show(s) during the tour
  • Separate Halloween Horror Nights event admission is required for all R.I.P. Tour experiences AND must be valid for the same calendar day as the R.I.P. Tour ticket.

Starting at $329.99 + tax per person

 Private R.I.P. Tour

Get the blood-red carpet treatment with the ultimate Halloween Horror Nights experience: a private guided V.I.P. walking tour of the event. Includes all the R.I.P. Tour benefits, PLUS:

  • Priority UNLIMITED V.I.P. entry to haunted houses while with R.I.P. Tour Guide (subject to itinerary and event operating hours)
  • Exclusive private tour of the event for your group—up to 10 people
  • Customizable itinerary
  • My Universal Photos 3-Day photo package
  • Separate Halloween Horror Nights event admission is required for all R.I.P. Tour experiences AND must be valid for the same calendar day as the R.I.P. Tour ticket.

Halloween Horror Nights – Taste of Terror Dining


  • Enjoy an exclusive – before event start – all you care to enjoy preview of select food & beverage items that will be featured at Halloween Horror Nights this year! (Tasting size portions)
  • All Non-Alcoholic beverages included
  • Alcohol beverages included via a hosted bar. Must be 21+ with valid photo ID to drink.
  • Souvenir Halloween Horror Nights light-up cup (21+ Only)
  • Halloween Horror Nights Coca-Cola Freestyle® cup* (Separate fee applies to activate)
  • One (1) digital download** of a photo taken at the Taste of Terror

$159.99 per person + tax (gratuity included)