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Universal Orlando Beats Disney to the Punch, Shocks Fans

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Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort are both popular tourist locations in Florida. Each location has different theme parks and holds special events for guests to experience.

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Disney World has Mickey Mouse’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party during the fall months. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party typically takes place on select nights from August through October, allowing guests ample opportunities to experience the magic of Halloween at Disney. While the event is designed to be spooky fun for the whole family, it’s worth noting that the scares are kept mild and suitable for all ages, making it an ideal choice for young children and those who prefer a gentler approach to Halloween festivities.

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Over at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, this annual event transforms the theme park into a realm of terror and thrills, drawing in horror enthusiasts and thrill-seekers from around the world. With its combination of elaborately themed haunted houses, terrifying scare zones, and pulse-pounding entertainment, Halloween Horror Nights delivers an immersive experience like no other.

Universal Orlando just announced the dates and prices for Halloween Horror Nights, and they have beat Disney to the punch. Universal Studios Florida will open in August for Halloween Horror Nights.

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Halloween Horror Nights runs from August 30 to November 3 this year, with various dates available throughout the Halloween season. Universal Orlando Resort Guests planning to attend must check the schedule carefully, as the event does not take place on Mondays or Tuesdays.

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights typically runs from late September through early November, with select nights available for guests. However, now that Halloween Horror Nights are in late August, this will allow guests more time and hopefully fewer crowds during this special event.

Also, tickets for this event range from $82.99 to $122.99. These tickets will sell out fast, so guests hoping to walk through the haunted houses and scare zones shouldn’t wait to purchase their tickets.

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Universal has several different options for guests when purchasing tickets. Guests can purchase single-night tickets, Express Passes, R.I.P. Tours, and the Unmasking the Horror Tour.

Some Universal Annual Passholders also may receive a free Halloween Horror Night ticket. You can check your Annual Pass tier and see the full benefits on the official Universal website.

Are you attending Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights this season?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.

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