Universal Studios Florida has announced the dates for 2009's Halloween Horror Night events.
Tickets are now on sale for $69.99 plus tax through Universal's website. The events will take place on September 25-26, October 1-4, 8-11, 15-19 and 28-31. Due to the high volumes of guests likely to attend, buying tickets in advance is advised.
Universal is also offering "Frequent Fear passes", allowing unlimited entry to the Horror Nights on selected dates (September 25, 26, October 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28 and 29). These offer good value, being priced the same as a single night ticket at $69.99.
A limited selection of rides operate during the event (usually a handful of super-headliners such as The Mummy Returns: The Ride and The Simpsons Ride), and wait times can be extremely long . In previous years, Universal has offered Halloween Express Plus passes for around $70, allowing a limited numbers of guests to skip the main queues. These are not currently available from the Universal site but could appear at a later date - TPT will keep readers updated.
Halloween Horror Nights see Universal dressing up areas of the park as haunted houses and "scare zones", with this year's scares set to feature characters from the Saw movie franchise. Fans of the House of Horrors attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood will know what to expect, with real actors mingled in with the guests to create genuinely unpredictable scares.