While it’s a bummer that we won’t get to experience Halloween Horror Nights this fall, having the Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store has helped ease the pain.
And what’s really exciting is that the Tribute Store has opened its final two rooms today, marking the completion of the immersive retail location dedicated to the legacy of the world’s premier Halloween event.
In addition to exploring rooms themed after legendary icons and
monsters, guests can now make their way through an incredibly-immersive room
themed after one of the original characters from the event’s 1991 debut, “the
ghost with the most” – Beetlejuice – as well as another haunting space where
they can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options inspired by Halloween
Outfitted with an assortment of specialty, retro-themed
merchandise, the new Beetlejuice area within the store will pay homage to one
of the original faces of Halloween Horror Nights, with décor inspired by iconic
scenes from the film, including the Graveyard, Stairwell Snake, and more.
And right next
door, guests can get a taste of horror with an assortment of nearly 20 sweet
and savory items, including the Halloween Confetti Cake, Vegan Brownie Skull,
the Cherry Gummy Beating Heart and more.
Located in the
New York area of Universal Studios Florida and now open daily during regular
park hours, the Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store celebrates legendary
themes and characters from Halloween Horror Nights’ past.
Each highly-themed room within the retail location features a collection of limited-time “throwback” merchandise – from t-shirts and socks to posters, face coverings, and more – that pay homage to some of the iconic characters and experiences that have haunted guests for years.
Guests can also
browse the assortment of Halloween Horror Nights merchandise and make purchases
from the comfort of their homes by visiting Universal Orlando’s Online
Merchandise Store at www.shop.UniversalOrlando.com.
Halloween fills the theme parks of Central Florida with special events, and to help you choose the right event for your family I’ve put together the Best Halloween Events you can find.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a special after-hours event that transforms the Magic Kingdom into a family-friendly Halloween party with exclusive entertainment, parades, characters, fireworks, treats (but not tricks), shopping, and more in addition to most of the park’s attractions.
This year a new nighttime extravaganza called “Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular”, lights up Cinderella Castle and the nighttime sky with state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, light, and fireworks!
Hosted by Jack Skellington, this not so scary-tale stars Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy traveling to mysterious haunted house where they encounter dancing skeletons, waltzing ghosts, and a sinister gathering of Disney villains!
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is not included with theme park admission, and prices vary by date. Make sure to purchase your tickets online at least a day in advance to save $10!
Insider Tip: While Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party doesn’t ‘officially’ begin until 7pm, guests with tickets can begin to enter the Magic Kingdom as early as 4pm.
Universal Orlando’sHalloween Horror Nights
Halloween Horror Nights, the world’s premier Halloween event, fills the Universal Studios Florida theme park at the Universal Orlando Resort with screams, terror, and thrills with a frightful 1980’s flair.
Guests will face 10 elaborately themed haunted houses, navigate five sinister scare zones throughout the park filled with menacing scareactors, and enjoy Universal Studios’ most exhilarating rides and attractions.
This year a new nighttime show, “Halloween Marathon of Mayhem” will use more than 100 fountains, special effects, music, lasers and more to bring terrifying moments from Halloween classics to life on the Universal Studios Florida lagoon.
Halloween Horror Nights is not included with theme park admission, and prices vary by date. Make sure to purchase your tickets online at least a day in advance to save up to $53!
Insider Tip: With more houses (and longer lines) than ever, consider attending Halloween Horror Nights during the week for reduced crowds or purchasing a multi-night ticket to enjoy several visits to help spread out the haunted house and scare zone experiences.
Families are immersed in an underwater “fantasea” that includes trick-or-treating, whimsical sea creatures, special entertainment, and more!
The daytime Halloween fun begins at 11 am, and takes place every Saturday and Sunday through October 27th.
The best part is that SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular celebration is included with theme park admission.
Insider Tip: This year SeaWorld will not be providing Trick-or-Treating bags, so be sure to bring one from home!
LEGOLAND Florida Resort’sBrick or Treat
Brick or Treat, the Halloween party built for kids, returns to the LEGOLAND Florida Resort on Saturdays and Sundays in October as well as on Halloween.
No extra ticket is required to enjoy Halloween themed shows, loads of candy along a uniquely themed LEGO trick-or-treating trail, interactive character meet-and-great, a fireworks spectacular, and so much more.
Guests can sip in style with an event-themed collector’s cup, indulge in Granny’s Apples Fries with Pumpkin flavored ice cream, and nibble on a variety of Halloween-themed snacks.
Experience the tale of Captain Dreadbeard’s adventure to defeat the Imperial Navy during a unique fireworks spectacular, A Tale of Pirates’ Cove, each night of the event.
Insider Tip: In honor of LEGOLAND Pirate Island Hotel opening in Spring 2020, kids (ages 2-12) who come dressed as pirates for the first weekend of Brick or Treat on October 5th & 6th will receive a complimentary ticket to visit the theme park before the end of year.
HORROR VIDEO GAME SERIES RESIDENT EVIL COMPLETES INTENSELY TERRIFYING LINEUP FOR
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 23
Nation’s Best Halloween Event to Feature Eight All-New Haunted Houses,
Outrageous Shows and Horrifying, New Street Experience
This fall, Universal Orlando Resort will transform reality into a surreal fight for survival as the critically-acclaimed survival horror video game series Resident Evil becomes a haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights 23.
This completes this year’s lineup for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 23, which will feature some of the most outrageously terrifying, highly-recognizable names in entertainment and pop culture. In addition to Resident Evil, the event will also include haunted houses based on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Mexican urban legend La Llorona and critically acclaimed horror films “Evil Dead,” “An American Werewolf in London” and “The Cabin in the Woods.” Universal Orlando is also dedicating its entire Halloween Horror Nights street experience to “The Walking Dead” – making this the first time ever that all of the scare zones throughout the park will be themed after a hit television series.
For Resident Evil, Universal’s Entertainment team collaborated with the video game creators at Capcom to create a horrifyingly authentic haunted house based on some of the popular video games from the Resident Evil series. Guests will become desperate survivors inside the viral catastrophe, Raccoon City. As they journey through the city, they’ll encounter vicious characters from the games such as Lickers, bloodthirsty zombies, packs of Cerberuses and even Nemesis himself. Fans will be completely transported inside the video game realm – to the extent that one room in the haunted house will appear as if an action-packed fight scene is paused, as if the gamer has taken a quick break before returning to the horror of Raccoon City.
The Resident Evil franchise is now firmly established as a mainstay of contemporary culture with blockbuster live action movies, CG anime, manga, novels and numerous merchandising lines being produced alongside the videogame series. To date, the Resident Evil series of videogames has achieved global sales of more than 57 million units.
“It’s such a great delight to work with Universal on a haunted house based on the Resident Evil games,” said Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, Producer of Resident Evil 6. “The games have become synonymous with survival horror and we look forward to delivering a new way for consumers to experience the Resident Evil world we have created in the haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights.”
“Resident Evil is a perfect final addition to Halloween Horror Nights 23,” said Michael Aiello, Creative Director for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. “We were able to create incredibly elaborate sets that plant you right in the midst of Raccoon City’s apocalyptic nightmare, along with terrifying adversaries that will send them running.”
For a detailed listing of each experience featured at this year’s event, see below.
Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 23 will take place select nights from Sept. 20 to Nov. 2. Tickets and vacation packages are on sale now and can be purchased at Halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando. For details on special Florida resident offers, please see below. Due to the event’s popularity, tickets for weekend nights are expected to sell out and should be purchased well in advance.Follow us for more updates:
AMC’s The Walking Dead to be resurrected at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort’s
Award-Winning Halloween Horror Nights events for second consecutive year!
Season 3 of the Golden Globe-Nominated, Emmy-Award Winning series, ‘The Walking Dead,’
Sets the Stage for All-Original Horrifying Experiences on Both Coasts
Fans with a voracious appetite for AMC’s “The Walking Dead” will have a chance to walk in the footsteps of human survivors when Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort debut all new terrifying mazes inspired by Season 3 of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning television series at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights events beginning September 20.
The eerily authentic and disturbingly real maze experiences will place Halloween Horror Nights guests at the heart of the show’s once impenetrable prison, the West Georgia Correctional Facility, now overrun by hordes of flesh-eating walkers. The mazes at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando will send guests cowering through the walker-infested wilderness that surrounds the prison and into the seemingly utopian town of Woodbury where gruesome secrets are concealed.
Universal Orlando is also dedicating its entire Halloween Horror Nights street experience to “The Walking Dead” – making this the first time ever that all of the scare zones throughout the park will be themed after a hit television series. Guests brave enough to walk the streets of Universal Studios Florida will encounter iconic scenes from all three seasons of the hit show – including the perilous city of Atlanta and Hershel’s dismal barn – and fleets of blood-thirsty walkers who are hungry for their next victim…
The Golden Globe®-nominated, Emmy® Award-winning series “The Walking Dead” is based on the graphic novel written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The series tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. “The Walking Dead” is the first original cable series ever to end the broadcast TV season as the number-one show for adults 18-49. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” returns for season 4 on Sunday, October 13 at 9pm ET/PT.
“What’s great about working with a property like ‘The Walking Dead’ is that each season presents new environments and characters for us to draw inspiration,” said John Murdy, Creative Director for Universal Studios Hollywood. “With the prison as the main setting of Season 3, we seized this opportunity to recreate that very environment, down to the last detail, to be as genuine and authentic to the show as possible. Using movie-quality production value, our goal is to make guests feel as if they are mired in the world of blood-thirsty zombies, which is something you can only do at Halloween Horror Nights”.
“The goal is always to surround guests with authentic and terrifying experiences,” said Michael Aiello, Creative Development Director for Universal Orlando’s Entertainment team. “The combination of ‘The Walking Dead’ themed street experiences and the haunted maze will make it difficult for our guests to escape the hordes of ravenous walkers they’ve seen on their television. The moment you pass through our gate, you become a survivor fighting for your life.”
Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights events have a more than 20-year history of creating incredibly entertaining, horrifying Halloween experiences that are consistently rated the nation’s best. The events on each coast feature highly-themed, disturbingly real, haunted mazes based on everything from films to nightmares — and streets filled with hundreds of specially trained “scareactors.”
For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at either Universal Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Hollywood, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
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