Halloween Horror Nights 31 (2022) is set to get underway on September 2, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. If you love all things Halloween, here are all the details you’ll need for everyone’s favorite spooky season event.
Complete List of Haunted Houses
Despite the event starting in only a few weeks, Universal has not yet announced the full line up of houses or scare zones. This article will be updated once more details are revealed. Here is what has been confirmed by Universal Orlando so far:
- The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare. This haunted house is based on The Weeknd’s After Hours music.
- The Horrors of Blumhouse. This house gives event goers two different experiences in one house. Guests will face terrifying moments from both Freaky and The Black Phone. If you haven’t seen The Black Phone, you can stream it free on Peacock and Prime Video on Amazon.
- Universal Monsters Collide. For the first time ever together, this Universal original haunted house features The Wolf Man, Dracula, and The Mummy.
- Halloween. Michael Myers makes his return to Halloween Horror Nights. This haunted house is based on the 1978 classic horror movie.
- Spirits of the Coven. This Universal original house promises witches in a 1920’s speakeasy setting.
- Bugs Eaten Alive. Another Universal original haunted house, you’ll be touring a 1950’s home of the future, with slime and bugs everywhere.
- Fiesta de Chupacabras. Beware of the Chupacabras! This haunted house, another Universal original, offers scares in a Latin American village where the legend of Chupacabras is celebrated.
- Hellblock Horror. As you step into this original Universal house, you’ll visit some jailed monsters – hope they don’t escape.
- Dead Man’s Pier: Winter’s Wake. This Universal original house takes you to a New England fishing village with a few undead fisherman hanging around.
- Descendants of Destruction. Another Universal original house, you’ll descend into the subway tunnels of deserted New York. But watch out, hungry mutants abound.
Complete List of Scare Zones
- Horrors of Halloween. Everyone’s favorite Pumpkin King has taken over the event this year, you’ll see him and fiendish friends in this scare zone.
- Scarecrow: Cursed Soil. This scare zone takes you through an abandoned farm – with plenty of scarecrows.
- Sweet Revenge. In this scare zone, Major Sweets’ candy has turned children into crazed killers.
- Graveyard: Deadly Unrest. This scare zone takes you inside a cemetery on All Hallow’s Eve.
- Conjure the Dark. Be careful of a bloodthirsty sorceress in this scare zone.
Complete List of Shows
- Halloween Nightmare Fuel Wildfire. Returning from last year, this aerial flying, fire performance, dance show returns with a new theme.
- Ghoulish: A Halloween Tale. This new lagoon show offers a ghost story shown in multimedia.
Halloween Horror Nights Dates
Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights takes place select nights from September 2, 2021 to October 31st, 2022.
September: 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30
October: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
The event starts at 6:30pm and runs until 2:00am.
Halloween Horror Nights Tickets
Single night tickets start at $73.99 and go up to $104.99. The cheapest nights to visit are Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in September. The most expensive nights are Saturdays in October. Buy tickets from Universal Orlando Resort.
If you are planning to attend multiple nights, check the pricing of multi-night tickets before buying individual single night tickets. You may be able to save some money.
- R.I.P Tours: Both public and private R.I.P tours are available. R.I.P. Tour participants are led around Universal Studios by a tour guide and will be able to see all 10 houses in one night. Pricing begins at $299.99 per person and includes a lanyard, free valet parking, reserved show seating, a pre-tour reception, and an unlimited Express Pass to enjoy the rides after the tour. It is important to note that you also need an event ticket in addition to the R.I.P. tour ticket.
- Scream Early: This early admission ticket costs $35 and lets you into Universal Orlando from 3pm to 5pm. At 3pm, you’ll be able to ride rides, watch shows, shop, eat, or just walk around. At 5pm, you’ll be sent to a holding area within the park as daytime guests are ushered out. Once the daytime guests are clear, you’ll be released from the holding area to enter the houses. You can often get to popular houses faster than waiting outside the gates. And, guests in the holding areas are usually released before 6:30pm.
- Express Pass: With this ticket upgrade, you can wait in a shorter (Express) line for the houses and attractions. While wait times are not guaranteed, they will be half of the regular line or less. Express Passes start at $119.99 and go up to $189.99. An event ticket is required in addition to the Express Pass, and busier event nights are more expensive.
- Halloween Horror Nights Scareactor Dining Experience: Returning to HHN 31 for the first time in a few years, this buffet is offered immediately before the event starts and costs $54.99. Reservation times are available from 5:00pm to 6:00pm on all event nights. The buffet takes place at Louie’s Italian Restaurant and includes photo opportunities with scareactors and a free digital download photo. In previous years, this dining experience has taken place at Monsters Cafe – which is now permanently closed.
- Multi-Night Tickets: Four options for multi-night tickets are offered. Tickets are cheapest when purchased online. With the exception of the Ultimate Frequent Fear, parking is not included with these tickets.
- Rush of Fear: Includes admission to the first 17 nights of the event. Price: $129.99.
- Frequent Fear: Includes admission every Sunday to Thursday and the first weekend of the event. Price: $179.99.
- Frequent Fear Plus: Includes admission every Sunday to Friday, plus the first and last Saturdays. Price: $219.99.
- Ultimate Frequent Fear: Includes admission every event night and free parking. Price: $324.99.
If you are interested in seeing the sets without any scares, consider the Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tour daytime tours. There is both a six house and a three house tour.
- Six house tour includes: Universal Monsters: Legends Collide, The Horrors of Blumhouse, Bugs: Eaten Alive, Descendants of Destruction, Dead Man’s Pier: Winter’s Wake, Hellblock Horror.
- Three house tour includes: Halloween, Fiesta de Chupacabras, Spirits of the Coven.
- Neither tour includes The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare.
- Neither theme park admission nor event tickets are included or needed to attend the daytime tours. Buy Behind the Screams tickets.
Universal Studios Orlando is offering a number of vacation packages for Halloween Horror Night guests.
Onsite guests can enjoy a Universal Monsters-themed photo gallery experience, while guests at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort can visit the Spooky Swizzle Lounge.
View Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights vacation packages.
Parking is not included in the price of admission to Halloween Horror Nights. Parking in the garage starts at $26, but is free after 10pm or 11pm depending on the night.
Not interested in parking in the garage? Valet parking is also available.
List of Rides Open During Halloween Horror Nights
Included in your admission to Halloween Horror Nights is unlimited rides on select attractions.
- Transformers: The Ride-3D
- Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
- MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack
- The Simpsons Ride
- Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
- Revenge of the Mummy
Q: Can kids attend Halloween Horror Nights?
A: Halloween Horror Nights is not meant for young children. While Universal’s recommended age is 13 and up, there is no age minimum for the event.
Q: Is Halloween Horror Nights also at Universal’s Islands of Adventure?
A: No. Halloween Horror Nights is held only at Universal Studios. However, there is a small HHN merchandise boutique located at Islands of Adventure.
Q: Are there ‘safe’ areas where I won’t be scared?
A: There are no official ‘safe’ areas, but you won’t find scare actors in restrooms, ride queues, restaurants, or any of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Diagon Alley).
Q: Can I wear a costume?
A: No, neither costumes nor costume masks are allowed at Halloween Horror Nights.
Q: How can I get a discount on an Express Pass?
A: Express Passes are offered at 50% off halfway through the event.
Q: Is admission to Halloween Horror Nights included with my Annual Pass?
A: A complimentary ticket is included with each Premier Annual Pass.
Q: Does the event sell out?
A: It is a popular event, however, on most nights it won’t sell out.
Q: What’s the best way to see all everything in one night?
A: In previous years, the best way to see everything in one night is to start in the holding area of the Simpsons, using day admission, Scream Early, or an Annual Pass. Then, start with the houses in the back working your way to the front and seeing the shows in the middle of the evening.
An Express Pass is needed to see everything in one night if you attend on a busy night (like a Saturday in October), but if you stay until close on a weekday night earlier in the event – you can do the entire night without one.
Interested in the details of last year’s event? View information on HHN 30. See you in the fog!
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