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Ultimate Guide to Halloween Horror Nights (HHN 30) House & Scare Zone List, Tickets, Parking, and More – 2021

Love being scared? Thinking of attending Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) 30? We’ve got all the details from haunted houses and scare zones to tickets and parking to make your spooky night go smoothly.

Beetlejuice props in the Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store - by unofficialflorida.com.
Beetlejuice props at Halloween Horror Nights. Photo credit: unofficialflorida.com.

Complete List of Haunted Houses

  • Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives. This haunted house is based on Universal’s classic monsters, specifically the Bride of Frankenstein. This house was presented to daytime guests in 2020, after the cancellation of the event due to the ongoing pandemic. It will be reopened for Halloween Horror Nights 30.
  • Revenge of the Tooth Fairy. This Universal original house shows guests what happens when a child won’t give their tooth to the Tooth Fairy. Like Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives, Revenge of the Tooth Fairy opened for daytime guests last year. It will be reopened for Halloween Horror Nights 30.
  • Beetlejuice. It’s Showtime! Visitors come face to face with Beetlejuice in this house. This house was opened for two days, October 31st and November 1st, 2020, for Universal Studios’ daytime guests to experience. It’s returning to Halloween Horror Nights 30.
  • Puppet Theatre: Captive Audience. This Universal original house takes place in an abandoned theater from the early 1900’s.
  • Welcome to SCarey: Horror in the Heartland. Another original house, this one is based in Carey, Ohio and features terrors, creatures, and maniacs.
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Based on the 1974 movie, this house puts guests face to face with Leatherface in the Sawyer house.
  • The Wicked Growth: Realm of the Pumpkin. This original Universal haunted house introduces guests to the Pumpkin Lord and his minions.
  • The Haunting of Hill House. Based on the popular Netflix series, guests will enter Hill House and meet The Bent-Neck Lady, The Ghost in the Basement, and The Tall Man.
  • Case Files Unearthed: Legendary Truth. This original house has guests follow a private detective investigating the supernatural.
  • Halloween Horror Nights Icons: Captured. To celebrate the 30th year of the event, Universal is dedicating an entire house to previous icons. Expect to see Jack the Clown, Chance, The Director, Lady Luck, and more.
Terra Queen at Halloween Horror Nights 30 in the Gorewood Forest scare zone. Photo credit: unofficialflorida.com.
Terra Queen at Halloween Horror Nights 30 in the Gorewood Forest scare zone. Photo credit: unofficialflorida.com.

Complete List of Scare Zones

  • Crypt TV. Based on the popular YouTube channel, see your favorite monsters and characters come to life in San Francisco.
  • 30 Years & 30 Fears. This scare zone highlights popular characters from past Halloween Horror Nights.
  • Seek and Destroy. In this scare zone, aliens led by The Controller have taken over and are turning humans into fuel.
  • Lights, Camera, Hacktion – Eddie’s Revenge. This scare zone features Jack the Clown’s brother Eddie, as he films his own horrors.
  • Gorewood Forest. Based on a fan favorite, Terra Queen returns with her gory sacrifices.

Complete List of Shows

  • Halloween Nightmare Fuel. This brand new show offers aerial acts, fire, dancing, pyro, and more. It’s a little risqué, but it’s highly recommended!
  • Marathon of Mayhem Carnage Factory. Another new show, this one takes place in Universal’s lagoon. It features projections onto shooting water, fireworks, and music.

Halloween Horror Nights Dates

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights takes place select nights from September 3, 2021 to October 31st, 2021.

September: 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30

October: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

The event starts at 6:30pm and runs until 1:00am or 2:00am, depending on the night.

A scare actor in the Lights, Camera, Hacktion - Eddie's Revenge scare zone at Halloween Horror Nights 30. Photo credit: unofficialflorida.com.
A scare actor in the Lights, Camera, Hacktion – Eddie’s Revenge scare zone at Halloween Horror Nights 30. Photo credit: unofficialflorida.com.

Halloween Horror Nights Tickets

Single night tickets start at $70.99 and go up to $99.99. 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.

Ticket Upgrades

  • 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.
  • Scream Early: This early admission ticket lets you into Universal Orlando from 3pm to 5pm. 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. Often, guests in the holding areas are 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 $89.99 and go up to $189.99. An event ticket is required in addition to the Express Pass, and busier event nights are more expensive.
  • Multi-Night Tickets: Four options for multi-night tickets are offered. Tickets are cheapest when purchased online.
    • Rush of Fear: Includes admission to the first 16 nights of the event. Price: $129.99.
    • Frequent Fear: Includes admission every Sunday to Thursday and the first weekend of the event. Price: $159.99.
    • Frequent Fear Plus: Includes admission every Sunday to Friday, plus the first and last Saturdays. Price: $189.99.
    • Ultimate Frequent Fear: Includes admission every event night and free parking. Price: $284.99.

Daytime Tours

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: Puppet Theatre: Captive Audience, Wicked Growth: Realm of the Pumpkin, Welcome to SCarey: Horror in the Heartland, Halloween Horror Nights Icons: Captured, The Haunting of Hill House, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
  • Three house tour includes: Case Files Unearthed: Legendary Truth, Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives, and Revenge of the Tooth Fairy.
  • The Beetlejuice house is not included in either of the Behind the Screams tours.
  • Neither theme park admission nor event tickets are included in the daytime tours. Buy Behind the Screams tickets.
A Pumpkin Head scare actor in the 30 Years & 30 Fears scare zone at Halloween Horror Nights 30. Photo credit: unofficialflorida.com.
A Pumpkin Head scare actor in the 30 Years & 30 Fears scare zone at Halloween Horror Nights 30. Photo credit: unofficialflorida.com.

Vacation Packages

Universal Studios Orlando is offering a number of vacation packages for Halloween Horror Night guests.

If you stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay, you can take in an additional experience: Jack’d Up featuring Jack the Clown and grab drinks at the Horror Icons bar. (Note: the Jack’d Up Experience is exclusive to guests staying at Universal hotels; while the Horror Icons bar is available to anyone.)

View Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights vacation packages.

Parking

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
The entrance to the 30 Years & 30 Fears scare zone at Halloween Horror Nights 30. Photo credit: unofficialflorida.com.
The entrance to the 30 Years & 30 Fears scare zone at Halloween Horror Nights 30. Photo credit: unofficialflorida.com.

FAQ

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: What COVID-19 protections are in place?

A: In addition to hand sanitizer, Universal recommends masks for everyone while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Outdoors, masks are optional. Additionally, Universal has installed plastic sheeting and/or plexiglass in some locations within the haunted houses to keep guests and performers safe.

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.

Q: Can I get into Halloween Horror Nights 2021 using my 2020 ticket?

A: Yes. Find more information at this link.

With a slogan of 30 Years of Fear, a great mix of original houses and intellectual properties, and some new shows, we can’t wait for the world’s premier Halloween event to start. See you in the fog!

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