Scream Your Heart Out: Halloween Horror Nights 2023 in Universal Studios Florida!

Unversal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

Get ready to embrace your darkest fears and join the spine-chilling celebration at Universal Studios Florida’s highly anticipated annual event, Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) 2023! This year’s HHN promises to be bigger, scarier, and more terrifying than ever before. With a spectacular lineup of haunted houses, sinister scare zones, and heart-pounding live entertainment, it’s no wonder why horror enthusiasts from all over the world are eagerly counting down the days until the event.

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Unleash the Terror: Halloween Horror Nights 2023

This year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida will transport you into a nightmarish realm where terror lurks around every corner. The event is set to run on select nights from September 1st to November 4th, 2023. Prepare to be immersed in a world where the line between dread and excitement blurs, and survival depends on summoning your scream squad.

Ten Terrifying Haunted Houses

HHN 2023 is pulling out all the stops with a lineup of ten bone-chilling haunted houses inspired by the biggest names in fear. Enter these macabre dwellings at your own risk, where sinister creatures and gory scenes await at every turn. Whether it’s facing off against supernatural entities or escaping the clutches of serial killers, each haunted house promises a unique and terrifying experience.

Stranger Things 4: Try to Escape the Curse of Vecna

Step into the world of Stranger Things like never before and confront the malevolent Vecna’s gruesome curse. Alongside your squad, take on the scariest season of Stranger Things yet, as you journey through the blood-red mindscape, just like Eleven. Remember, every ending has a beginning, and your chance to stop Vecna once and for all is now!

The Exorcist: Believer – An Evil Reawakened

Two missing girls, Angela and Katherine, have been found with no memory of their ordeal. But the ultimate evil has returned with them. Brace yourself for terrifying scenes from the new Blumhouse film and experience the terror of The Exorcist: Believer.

The Last of Us™ – Step Into the World of Horror

Fans of the critically acclaimed video game, The Last of Us™, will encounter the haunting and overgrown world of Naughty Dog’s creation in a brand-new, terrifying way. As you make your way through an abandoned Pittsburgh, stay silent to avoid the Clickers, Hunters, and other deadly creatures. Remember, in this unforgiving world, survival is paramount.

Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count – Chucky’s Back for More Carnage

Everyone’s favorite killer doll, Chucky, is back to wreak havoc in his very own haunted house. He has taken over the horror-filled mansion, and you and your friends must survive his ultimate kill count. Watch your back, as Chucky’s reign of terror is nothing short of blood-curdling.

Universal Monsters: Unmasked – Four Universal Monsters, One New Nightmare

Descend into the eerie Paris Catacombs, where you and your squad will face iconic monsters such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Phantom of the Opera, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and the Invisible Man. Prepare to confront the classic terrors of Universal Studios in a brand-new and ghastly encounter.

Dr. Oddfellow’s Twisted Origins – Your Soul is the Price He’s Willing to Pay

Dr. Oddfellow’s menacing menagerie of twisted oddities beckons you inside, but beware the cost of crossing him—your soul. With your friends, venture into this nightmarish realm and face the consequences of feeding the doctor’s immortal power.

Dueling Dragons: Choose Thy Fate – No Matter Who You Choose, You Lose

Caught in the epic battle between two warlocks turned dragons, you and your friends must choose a path and a victor. Merlyn’s spellbook has transformed the warlocks into monstrous dragons, and now you must navigate through their fierce confrontation. Your fate is in your hands.

YETI: Campground Kills – Yeti or Not, Here They Come

In the isolated 1950s campground, monstrous yetis roam free and are out for blood. Your courage and wit will be put to the test as you and your friends try to escape the wrath of these menacing creatures. Head to the ranger tower and pray you make it out alive.

The Darkest Deal – Fame is Fleeting. Fear is Forever.

Follow the harrowing journey of blues musician Pinestraw Spruce, who made a terrible deal with The Collector in exchange for musical glory. Witness the chilling price of fame as you and your squad delve into the world of the damned.

Bleed for the Blood Moon – Bloodmoon: Dark Offerings

Step back in time to a Colonial-era village, where moon-worshippers celebrate a blood moon during their fall festival. The arrival of the blood moon signals a hunt for non-followers, and you and your scream squad are the targets. Can you survive the wrath of the moon-worshippers?

Sinister Scare Zones

As if the haunted houses weren’t enough, HHN 2023 brings forth five sinister scare zones that will make your blood run cold. Each scare zone is a chilling immersive experience, packed with scareactors who will stop at nothing to terrify you.

  1. Dr. Oddfellow’s Collection of Horror

Dr. Oddfellow, a master of the macabre, will lure you into HHN with promises of immortality. As he unveils all the horrors that await, you’ll soon realize that surviving the night may be more challenging than you ever imagined.

  1. Dark Zodiac

Dr. Oddfellow has delved into a dark dimension, harnessing the power of the Zodiac to prolong his life indefinitely. In this scare zone, the signs twist into malevolent beings foretelling doom. As his star rises, yours may be on the verge of setting.

  1. Jungle of Doom: Expedition Horror

Venture back to the 1920s when Dr. Oddfellow embarked on a treacherous journey into the darkest jungle, conducting horrific experiments on nature itself. Now, his monstrous creations run rampant and are coming after you and your companions.

  1. Vamp ’69: Summer of Blood

Take a trip back in time to a 60s music fest in a quaint New York town. As you enjoy popular bands and the summer breeze, Dr. Oddfellow unveils his vicious vampires, hungry for blood. Keep your wits about you as you navigate through this thrilling scare zone.

  1. Shipyard 32: Horrors Unhinged

Step into a 1940s San Francisco shipping yard where Dr. Oddfellow’s crates and cages once held nightmarish oddities. Unfortunately, these horrors have escaped, spreading fear and chaos throughout the shipyard. Will you survive the night of mayhem?

Live Entertainment

When you need a break from the relentless scares, HHN 2023 has you covered with world-class live entertainment. Witness “Nightmare Fuel Revenge Dream,” the show that sparked your darkest dreams, reignited with pyrotechnics and aerial performers set to the beat of metal and electronica. Prepare to be mesmerized and terrified all at once.

Exhilarating Rides and Attractions

Not all thrills at HHN 2023 come from the haunted houses and scare zones. Some of Universal Studios Florida’s most thrilling rides and attractions will also be open during the event. Take a moment to catch your breath on these exhilarating rides, but be ready to dive back into the fear at a moment’s notice.

Themed Food & Drinks

Even the dining experiences at HHN 2023 are themed to fit the event’s spine-chilling ambiance. Select dining locations offer frightfully delicious food inspired by this year’s haunted houses, while specialty drinks concocted just for the event are sure to leave you shaken and stirred.

Themed Merchandise

Take home a piece of the fear with limited-edition HHN 2023 merchandise. From collectibles to spooky souvenirs, you’ll find the perfect memento to commemorate your thrilling adventure. Shop online or at the event to find the ultimate keepsake.

Safety Measures at HHN 2023

While HHN promises to be an exhilarating and immersive experience, Universal Studios Florida is committed to guest safety. The event organizers have implemented necessary safety measures to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience for all attendees.

Ticket Information and Event Dates

HHN 2023 is a separately ticketed event, and the dates for this year’s horror extravaganza are as follows:

  • Select Nights from Sept. 1 to Nov. 4, 2023

Ticket Options

Whether you want to experience the terror on a single night or immerse yourself in multiple visits, Universal Studios Florida offers various ticket options to cater to every horror enthusiast:

Ticket OptionDescriptionPrice
Halloween Horror Nights Single-Night TicketChoose a night to experience the terror. Buy online and save.From $79.99
Halloween Horror Nights Express PassGet to the fear faster and skip the regular lines one time at all haunted houses, plus at participating rides and attractions. Event admission required and not included. (Pricing varies by date, subject to availability. Pass validity dates and prices are subject to change until purchased. Restrictions apply.)Varies by date
Halloween Horror Nights Rush of Fear PassGet access to up to the first 18 event nights of terror and save when you buy online. Upgrade with Express Access** to skip the regular lines one time each night at all haunted houses, plus at participating rides and attractions.From $179.99
Halloween Horror Nights Frequent Fear PassGet up to 30 nights. Save when you buy online and come EVERY Sun.–Thurs. event night PLUS the first weekend. Upgrade with Express Access** to skip the regular lines one time each night at all haunted houses, plus at participating rides and attractions.From $229.99
Halloween Horror Nights Frequent Fear Plus PassGet up to 40 nights. Save when you buy online and come EVERY Sun.–Fri. event night PLUS the first and last Sat. event nights. Upgrade with Express Access** to skip the regular lines one time each night at all haunted houses, plus at participating rides and attractions.From $269.99
Halloween Horror Nights Ultimate Frequent Fear PassGet up to 48 nights. Save when you buy online and come EVERY night of the event. Plus, get FREE Regular parking after 5 pm on all event nights. Upgrade with Express Access** to skip the regular lines one time each night at all haunted houses, plus at participating rides and attractions.From $374.99

Note: **Express Access allows skipping regular lines at haunted houses and participating attractions one time per night. Prices and pass validity dates are subject to change until purchased.

  1. Halloween Horror Nights Hotel & Ticket Packages – For the ultimate HHN experience, consider staying near the screams with a hotel and ticket package. Packages include hotel accommodations, event tickets, commemorative HHN 2023 pins, and more. Additional discounts may be available for Universal Passholders.

Enhance the Horror with Event Add-Ons

For those looking for an exclusive and in-depth experience, HHN offers the following event add-ons:

  1. Halloween Horror Nights R.I.P. Tour – Join other fans for a guided V.I.P. walking tour with priority entry to haunted houses. Experience the event like never before with the help of an R.I.P. Guide.
  2. Halloween Horror Nights Private R.I.P. Tour – Enjoy a private V.I.P. walking tour with priority entry to haunted houses and select park attractions, led by an R.I.P. Tour Guide.
  3. Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tour – Take a daytime V.I.P. tour of three or six haunted houses with lights-on access. Park or event admission is not required to participate in this tour.
  4. Taste of Terror – Get a preview of select HHN food and drinks with an all-you-care-to-enjoy experience before the event season begins on select nights from Aug. 10 to Aug. 26.
  5. Scream Early Ticket – Begin your thrills early at Universal Studios Florida from 3-5 pm. At 5 pm, you’ll wait in a Stay & Scream area until the event begins. Event admission for the same day is required and not included.

Exclusive Passholder Offers

For Universal Passholders, special offers await to enhance your HHN experience:

  1. Passholders Get Special Pricing on Single-Night Tickets – Save on select September HHN Single-Night Tickets when you purchase online. Premier Passholders may also receive one free event night admission on select nights.
  2. Passholders, Stay and Scream with a Passholder Hotel and Event Ticket Package – Enjoy hotel accommodations, 1-night event admission, a commemorative HHN 2023 Pin (one per person), and more. A valid Annual or Seasonal Pass is required at the time of booking and travel.
  3. Passholders, Save 35% on All Rooms at Universal Hotels – Stay at a Universal Orlando Hotel during Halloween Horror Nights and be among the first to scream with special access to a dedicated HHN entrance each event night until 8 pm, exclusively for hotel guests. Separate event admission is required.


Halloween Horror Nights 2023 at Universal Studios Florida promises to be the ultimate celebration of fear, with an unmatched lineup of haunted houses, scare zones, live entertainment, and more. With safety measures in place, guests can embrace their darkest nightmares and enjoy the spine-tingling terror that awaits. Grab your tickets, summon your scream squad, and prepare for an unforgettable night of horror-filled thrills at Halloween Horror Nights!

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What are the dates for Halloween Horror Nights 2023 at Universal Studios Florida?

Halloween Horror Nights 2023 will take place on select nights from September 1st to November 4th, 2023. Please check the Universal Studios Florida website or the event calendar for specific dates and operating hours.

Is Halloween Horror Nights suitable for children?

Halloween Horror Nights is not recommended for children under the age of 13. The event features intense scares, frightful imagery, and is designed to terrify even the bravest of guests. Parental discretion is advised, and guests should consider the event’s themes and intensity before bringing young children.

Are costumes allowed at Halloween Horror Nights?

No, costumes and costume masks are not permitted at Halloween Horror Nights. The event features professional scareactors and immersive set designs, and Universal Studios Florida enforces a strict “no costume” policy to ensure the safety and security of all guests.

Is Halloween Horror Nights a separately ticketed event?

Yes, Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event. A regular admission ticket to Universal Studios Florida does not grant access to the event. Guests must purchase a Halloween Horror Nights ticket to experience the terrifying attractions and scare zones.

Can I purchase event tickets in advance?

Yes, you can purchase Halloween Horror Nights event tickets in advance online. Buying tickets ahead of time allows you to secure your preferred event date and potentially take advantage of early-bird discounts. Tickets may also be available for purchase at the park entrance on the night of the event, subject to availability.

Are there any age or height restrictions for the haunted houses and attractions?

Yes, some haunted houses and attractions may have age and height restrictions for safety reasons. Please check the specific restrictions for each haunted house before entering. Safety guidelines are clearly posted at the entrances of each attraction.

Can I use Express Pass for Halloween Horror Nights?

Yes, Universal Studios offers an Express Pass option for Halloween Horror Nights. The Express Pass allows you to skip regular lines one time at all haunted houses and participating rides and attractions. Please note that the Express Pass is not included with the event ticket and must be purchased separately.

Are there any safety measures in place for Halloween Horror Nights 2023?

Yes, Universal Studios Florida is committed to guest safety during Halloween Horror Nights. The park follows all applicable health and safety guidelines, and additional measures may be implemented to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees. Be sure to check the park’s website or guidelines before your visit.

Can I buy themed merchandise online?

Yes, Halloween Horror Nights-themed merchandise is available for purchase both online and at the event. You can find limited-edition collectibles, apparel, souvenirs, and more to commemorate your unforgettable night of horror.

Are there any hotel and ticket packages available for Halloween Horror Nights?

Yes, Universal Studios offers hotel and ticket packages that include event admission, hotel accommodations, and additional perks. These packages can enhance your HHN experience and offer the convenience of staying near the event. Check the Universal Studios website for more information and booking options.