Universal Orlando Reveals Dates For a Historic Halloween Horror Nights

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Fans of Halloween Horror Nights at the Universal Orlando Resort are in for a massively exciting scare season, with this year’s event set to make themed entertainment history within the state of Florida.

Recently, Universal announced that it will open a year-round haunt maze experience in Las Vegas, Nevada, and also just debuted SUPER NINTENDO WORLD at Universal Studios Hollywood to great fan appreciation and critical acclaim. Now, a familiar attraction returns to Universal Studios Florida, but Guests aren’t any less excited!

First Permits Filed for Halloween Horror Nights 2023

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After a highly successful origin as “Fright Nights” in 1991, Universal Studios has expanded the horror maze festival across decades and into many of its worldwide theme parks. In fact, due to the event’s extreme popularity with Guests during the Halloween season, 2023 Halloween Horror Nights will open as early as September 1 and last 44 nights, its longest runtime in Florida’s history.

Moreover, a press release from Universal Orlando states:

This highly anticipated event will bring Guests’ worst nightmares to life within 10 all-new movie-quality haunted houses inspired by everything from top names in terror and pop culture to unfathomable original abominations devised by the twisted creators of the event.

Chucky' Set To Slay At Halloween Horror Nights In 2023

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Universal Orlando Resort announced the official 2023 dates on social media last Thursday, with ticket sales already open to those eager for a scare this fall. The exact dates for the fearful event are as follows: September 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, and 27-30, plus October 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29, and of course, 31.

Although Guests know one theme, a haunt maze inspired by Chucky the doll from Child’s Play (1988), HHN is to feature a total of 10 houses of unknown design. Moreover, Universal has promised five scare zones with “gruesome creatures” roaming freely throughout the Parks.

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Furthermore, as this is a special ticketed event, general theme park entry does not include admission for HHN, with Orlando prices at $79.99, a six-dollar increase from last year, and Hollywood starting price likely set at $72 again. Unfortunately, fans know little about HHN in California, from cost to dates to details, so follow along with DisneyDining as more updates become available!

About Spencer Johnette

Spencer is a lifelong lover of theme parks, princesses, and Disney history that recently relocated to Northern California. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA, where she was the founder and first president of the campus Disney Club. A former Cast Member still mourning the loss of the Disney Store, she now haunts the Walt Disney Family Museum halls and shares her opinions with anyone who will listen @gothelsflower.