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It’s our favorite time of year again, and we usually have a long list of fun events during the month of October. But Halloween Horror Nights is always at the top of our list, and always the best! Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando is one of the premiere Halloween events in the country. I highly recommend you skip dinner, and a movie, and go to Halloween Horror Nights. Your night will include live shows, scare zones all throughout the park, 9 haunted houses, good food, games and of course rides and other attractions. We always have the time of our life.
Last years event was based on The legendary Jack the Clown, and it is was amazing. This year Chance will be the star of the show with a themed scare zone A Chance in Hell, and haunted house the Lunatics Playground 3D You Wont Stand a Chance.
Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando here in Florida is better than dinner and a movie any day of the week. My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful night filled with many laughs, and scares that kept us on our toes!
We walk the streets of Universal Orlando as they came alive with hordes of terrifying monsters and maniacs. We explored the terrifying haunted houses, and and made our way through the scare zones where creatures lurked around every turn. There are 2 live shows, we seen one missed the other. You can also experience many of the park’s most exciting rides and attractions during this event.
Featured haunted houses this year are:
American Horror Story – Relive scene after scene of the sinister threats from Murder House, Freak Show, and Hotel in this extensive, terrifying haunted house. Click here for a preview of what await you. Walk through Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology, encountering iconic scenes and memorable characters designed to jolt you to the core. Twisted scenes from Murder House unleash the evil spirits that possess the Harmon estate, scaring you through decades of the tortured dead who previously lived there. In Freak Show, you will join a troupe of biological misfits in a sinister sideshow where they’ll be stalked by the murderous and deformed Twisty the Clown. Finally, you will succumb to the warped desires of The Countess after checking in to the haunted Hotel Cortez, conceived from the beginning as a torture chamber for its customers.
Walking Dead – Face relentless threats starting from the beginning of the series to last season’s most unforgettable moments. Walk or run in the footsteps of the show’s cast of survivors, fending off packs of flesh-hungry walkers at every turn in this house. Walk into recognizable locations, such as the hospital from Season 1 where Rick awakens to a world overrun with the dead, the unnerving home of the Governor in Season 3 and the seemingly-safe refuge, Terminus, from Season 4. Click here for the evil preview.
Tomb of the Ancients – Immortal beings of the ancient past have returned to rule mankind. Click here for a glimpse of this terrifying haunt.
The Exorcist – Go Inside the mind of a tormented girl, possessed by evil. It will have you haunted. Click here for a clip of the horror that awaits you. In this haunted house you will now only see, but hear, feel, and even smell every iconic levitating, head-spinning, vomit-wrenching, skin-crawling moment from the film.
Lunatics Playground 3D, You Wont Stand a Chance – Step into Chance’s realm where the lines between her twisted delusions and reality are continuously blurred. Click here for a preview of this amazing haunt.
Halloween, Hell Comes To Haddonfield – Michael Myers is still alive and still out for blood in this all-new haunted house. Click here for preview of the horror that awaits. Michael Myers returns in Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield. This haunted will begin with the final scene from “Halloween,” where Michael Myers is presumed dead after falling from a bedroom window, only to disappear from the ground. You will be dodging Michael Myers knife at every turn as you step into scenes from the movie.
Ghost Town, The Curse of Lightning Gulch – Instead of gold, They found death and destruction. Now thier souls wait for others to join them. Click here for a preview of the terrors that lurk in this evil Ghost Town.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – Experience every scene, every kill, every bone-chilling rev of the chain saw from the original masterpiece. Click here to get a glimpse of the terror that awaits you. Walk through the iconic Texas farmhouse as seen in the movie, and experience the Leatherface’s kills from the 1974 slasher film. Try desperately to escape as loud roar of his chain saw surrounds you. Then come face-to-face with Leatherface himself.
Krampus – As a blizzard rages outside, St. Nicholas evil counterpart and his band of Dark Minions claim the souls of the faithless one by one. Click here for a taste of this amazing haunted house. Walk through this house and feel as if it is the dead of winter. This sets the stage for the terror that’s about to unfold in a dreary Christmas Eve as the half-goat, half-demon horned creature emerges to terrorize you devoid of holiday spirit. Enjoy scenes from the movie, as you navigate the dysfunctional Engel family home to encounter the evil spirit of Krampus, the dark shadow of Saint Nicholas and his band of Dark Elves and sinister Gingerbread Men.
Live entertainment this year includes:
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure – Party on as those two most excellent dudes return to skewer the biggest names in politics, show business and pop culture.
Academy of Villains House of Fear – This take-no-prisoners performance troupe thrusts you into a realm of madness and mayhem. High energy dance and specialty acts mix in an explosion of insanity.
This year’s scare zones include:
A Chance in Hell – Chance may be locked away, but that hasn’t stopped her. As the alarms ring, she’s busy recruiting cellmates to join her biggest act yet.
Survive or Die Apocalypse – Rival gangs fight for dominance after a global catastrophe has ruined Earth’s atmosphere. Join them or meet your doom.
Dead Man’s Wharf – The spirits of dead fisherman lost to the sea have returned to make the dock earn its morbid nickname.
Lair of the Banshee – Evil spirits and horrific creatures roam free in this dark hollow deep forest.
Vamp ’55 – It’s Hollywood High School’s 1955 Homecoming Parade and the greasers have shown up wih fangs as sharp as their switchblades.
Scare zones are located on the streets of Universal. So no matter where you walk there is most likely creatures lurking around the corner ready to scare you or even chase you.
We had such an amazing night making our way through all of the haunted houses. As we entered each house you could feel your heart racing with excitement and fear not knowing what was next or was it ok to turn the next corner without screaming. I love it!
Here are some more great shots I captured as we walked around enjoying the night.
In between going to the haunted houses we made our way to the out favorite store as we always do each year, and that’s the the Candy Factory. Here you can purchase of course candy, but you also find the biggest baked treats you have ever seen! We picked up the kids favorite treats to take home for them.
This year we also took time to stop by some of Universal shopping areas to check out the new merchandise for this year. I love the Universal Stores. It’s a great time to grab beautiful collectibles, amazing shirts, mugs, key chains, and so much more.
This yea will mark our 4th time going to Halloween Horror Nights, and every year it gets better. Ever year I go I think to myself the the next I will not be scared. Every year I am wrong and every year I get scared, and scream my head off, but it so much fun! There simply is no way to escape the terror that lurks in the streets of Universal Orlando and the haunted houses unless you are in the bathroom or in between scare zones. We love it!
My husband and I always have such a wonderful time at Universal whether we are vacationing with our children or their for a Halloween or Christmas events it’s always the best time ever! We have never been disappointed. We had another wonderful year at Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights.
Looking to have an awesome night? Then head on over and purchase your tickets today at www.halloweenhorrornights.com before the fun ends! You have until October 31, 2016. My best tip for Halloween Horror Nights is to be sure an get the Express Pass. It’s worth every penny and will save you from waiting in the long lines. This way you can make it to every haunted house, scare zone, shows and even some rides, and still have time to take breaks and eat.
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