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The ultimate guide to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018

  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 14 September 2018
  • Revised 14 September 2018
The ultimate guide to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 14 September 2018
  • Revised 14 September 2018
The ultimate guide to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 14 September 2018
  • Revised 14 September 2018
Days are getting colder, nights are getting darker and things are getting eerier. It can only mean one thing, Halloween season is almost among us! Each year there a number of spooktacular Halloween events in Orlando, but without doubt one of the most talked about is Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights. Feeling brave? From must-see houses to scary (but delicious) snacks, we’re giving you the low down on all you need to know before heading to #HHN2018.

Houses & Scare Zones

What would HHN be without a scare? Be prepared to find yourself in the middle of your worst nightmare as you experience a record breaking 10 haunted houses and 5 scare zones within the park. From Netflix’s hit-show Stranger Things to killer clowns, get ready to find yourself staring in the face of your biggest fears. Here are this year’s scare zones:

Revenge of Chucky

After 30 years of horror, it’s not over yet. Forget the days of finding comfort in memories of your childhood toys, it’s time for a play date in the streets of Hollywood with the world’s deadliest doll…

Killer Klowns From Outer Space

At this circus of fear, the joke’s always on you. Step right up as you find this unconventional invasion unfolding on the streets of Universal Studios. Can you hear those mad cackles? The Killer Klowns are coming.

The Harvest

Think an abandoned barn would be empty? Not on Halloween Horror Nights. Discover walls draped with elements from each horror house and vile creatures lurking between the hay bales looking for their next feed. Only step in to this zone if you think you can make it out alive!

Twisted Tradition

Decaying flesh lay merged with pumpkin guts around you on the cursed land. Beings of blood and vine are seeking out human sacrifices. Can you escape? This is a Halloween like no other.

Vamp 85: New Year’s Eve

Experience a one of a kind New Year’s Eve bash on December 31st 1984. Party the night away as a blood-sucking DJ blasts out bangers, covering your cries for help with the biggest anthems of the decade.


This year Universal Orlando Resort have spoilt horror fanatics rotten with an incredible, record breaking 10 horror houses! Get ready to step into gruesome scenes from your favourite horror TV shows and movies as the protection of being safe behind a screen is ripped away. The Halloween Horror Nights houses for 2018 are:

Stranger Things, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Poltergeist, Trick ‘r’ Treat, The Horrors of Blumhouse, Carnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces, Dead Exposure: Patient Zero, Once Upon A Scare, Seeds of Extinction and Slaughter Sinema.


HHN Food & Drink choices

As well as the new scare zones and houses coming to #HHN28, there are also delicious new snacks and drinks. Screaming takes a lot of energy and you’ll be doing a lot of walking around the park, so it’s important to make sure you’re hydrated and have eaten. This also doubles as the perfect excuse to try every single one of our favourites below…

Strawberry shortcake Waffles – Location: San Francisco bakery

Two waffles, fresh strawberries, strawberry sauce and whipped cream.


Triple Decker Extravaganza – Location: San Francisco bakery

Inspired by Stranger Things - Three waffles filled with layers of whipped cream, chocolate, peanut butter morsels and jelly beans.


Fudge Dipped Waffle on a Stick – Location: Benny’s Burgers, New York Area

Topped with your choice of either sprinkles or peanuts. An Instagram worthy snack!

Halloween Horror Nights Tombstone Doughnut – Location: Voodoo Doughnut, CityWalk

A special edition yeast-raised doughnut with raspberry Bavarian cream, cookie crumble dirt and green grass sprinkles. Yum!

Pizza Fries – Location: KidZone Pizza Company

Because who doesn’t love fries and pizza? Genius!

Candy Corn Milkshake – Location: New York area Gramercy Popcorn stand & Food and drink stand at the entrance to Universal Studios

Love it or hate it, it just wouldn’t be Halloween in the USA without candy corn would it?

Important information

This year’s Halloween Horror Nights event is running on selected nights between September 14th-November 3rd 2018, whatever the weather. Events begin at 18:30pm and finish at either 01:00am or 02:00am, depending on the date of the event. Due to the intense nature of Halloween Horror Nights, it is not recommended to children under the age of 13. No costumes or masks are permitted during the events.

Remember, there is a lot going on at Halloween Horror Nights! It’s a good idea to have a game plan of what houses you want to see, scare zones you want to step in to and rides you want to hit to make sure that you don’t miss anything you really want to do. Check out the event map here to help you design your night.

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