If you’re looking for the opposite of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular, you will want to head to Universal Orlando Resort. That is where you’ll find Halloween Horror Nights. This is definitely not for the kids, it’s recommended that anyone who attends be 13 or older. It is a separate ticketed event that runs on select nights through November 3. It’s held at Universal Studios Florida, it does not also take place at Islands of Adventure.
Halloween Horror Nights is filled with blood, gore, and scares. There are plenty of “scareactors” on hand who try to get you to scream. While some of the rides are open, that’s not why anyone attends. The park is filled with scare zones. You’ll need to cross through them to get from one area to the next. There are also haunted houses that are themed. Some of the themes for 2018 are Stranger Things, Halloween 4, and Poltergeist. You can also try to outrun zombies, flee from the Wicked Witch of the West, and more. There are ten houses in 2018. There is also a live show called Academy of Villains: Cyberpunk.
Halloween Horror Nights will begin its 28th year on September 14. It is considered one of the best fear-type attractions at any theme park in the country. Costumes and masks are not allowed. If you’d like face painting, you’ll have to pay for it inside the park, you cannot do your own at home. You can learn more information on Halloween Horror Nights and purchase tickets here.