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Halloween Horror Nights, Universal

UPDATE May 22 - Universal continues to excite fans as two more haunted houses are announced for this years Halloween Horror Nights event at Universal Orlando Resort.

We now have confirmation of "Goblin's Feast Tavern" where guests will visit the goblin village where a lavish feast is being prepared for goblins, orcs, hobgoblins and witches. The only problem is, you are the main course!

artwork of the goblin's feast house coming to halloween horror nights
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We also have confirmation of another haunted house called "Major Sweets Candy Factory" where guests have been invited to chaperone a field trip to a candy factory. However, the deadly delicious treats turn the kids into sugar-fueled fiends.

We look forward to news from Universal of further haunted houses coming to Halloween Horror Nights 33 at Universal Orlando Resort.

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 May 18 - After a week of teasers, Universal has now confirmed the first haunted house at this years Halloween Horror Nights 33 event at Universal Orlando Resort.

It may come as a surprise to many Universal fans that the newly released haunted house is not based on an IP. It is called Slaughter Sinema 2 and is a sequel to the original concept house Slaughter Sinema that featured in the 2018 event. This house is described as "If you're dying for a b-movie horror marathon, head to to Carey Drive-in. Scream through scenes from creature features, grindhouse gore, spaghetti westerns and more."

May 16 - It has been a good week for Universal horror fans as Universal has released another teaser video for this years Halloween Horror Nights 33 event at Universal Orlando Resort.

The video which was posted to YouTube with the title "Fear Cannot Be Contained", certainly builds the hype further but still doesn't actually confirm what we are going to see. Speculation online still points to Stranger Things being included especially with the reflection of the upside down Universal archway. We know something is definitely coming but we just aren't sure exactly what it is going to be. Let's be real though, we do know for sure that whatever it is, it should certainly thrill Halloween Horror Nights fans.

What do you want to see at this years Halloween Horror Nights 33 at Universal Orlando Resort? Let us know your thoughts by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.

May 14 - Horror fans are well and truly coming into their best time of year as more and more hints and details become available regarding Universal Halloween Horror Nights 33 at Universal Orlando Resort.

In a recently posted video to X by Halloween Horror Nights we get to see another hint as to what we can expect to see at this years highly anticipated event.

Is this another hint that we are going to see the Ghostbusters return to Universal Orlando Resort this year?

April 28 - Speculation for Halloween Horror Nights 33 at Universal Orlando Resort is in full swing and we now have release of V2 of the highly anticipated speculation map from Horror Night Nightmares.

Just to confirm, as the title suggests this is speculation and as of yet we await confirmation from Universal as to exactly what houses and scare zones are officially coming to this years event. We will bring you that confirmation as soon as it is announced.

So far, it looks like from the V2 speculation map that we could possible be seeing; Bride of Frankenstein, Ghostbusters, A Quiet Place, Blumhouse Terror Tram, Sweet Revenge. Let us know which houses you think we could see by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.

April 5 - With excitement continuing to build for this years Halloween Horror Nights, we now have confirmation of the official dates for Universal Orlando Resort as well as the number of haunts and scare zones.

According to the official Universal Orlando Resort website we can see that Halloween Horror Nights will run on select nights between August 30 and November 3, 2024:

  • August: 30, 31
  • September: 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29
  • October: 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30-31
  • November: 1-3

Single-Night tickets can now be purchased ranging from $82.99-$122.99 per person per night plus tax, depending on your chosen date. 

It has also been confirmed that Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort this year will have 10 haunted houses and 5 scare zones as well as a range of live entertainment.

Unfortunately, we still don't have any confirmed themes or characters for these 10 haunted houses or scare zones but we will be sure to keep you up to date with new announcements as they are made.

March 18 - There has been a lot of excitement this week from Universal fans as we have seen the first version of the speculation map for Halloween Horror Nights for both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood released by Horror Night Nightmares.

As can be seen in the speculation maps which are embedded below, there still seems to be a lot of uncertainty around what we could and could not see at this years event.

From the Universal Orlando Resort speculation map it looks like there is a symbol to represent the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 vehicle as had already been rumored. There seems to be two top speculations regarding the muted speaker symbol. One is based on A Quiet Place: Day One which is set to be released in late June and appears to be the most likely. The other one being floated in Silence of the Lambs. Other speculations based on the map include Five Nights At Freddy's and Beetlejuice.

The Universal Studios Hollywood speculation map also has the Ghostbusters and muted speaker symbol. We shall bring you further updates on what is coming to Halloween Horror Nights 33 as confirmation is made by Universal in the coming weeks and months.

Let us know what you would like to see coming to Halloween Horror Nights 33 by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.

March 7 -  At the beginning of this week we were all bubbling with excitement over the rumor that this years Halloween Horror Nights may have 2 extra haunts meaning a total of 12. This speculation came about as a result of Universal filing to erect two new sprung tents (see below). 

Now, according to Screamscape it appears that these two new sprung tents will replace haunt space which has been lost elsewhere in the park. Namely, the parade float building which will not be available to use this year as it will be occupied by the floats for the upcoming new parade.

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Whilst this is disappointing news, we still eagerly await news of exactly what we can expect from this years Halloween Horror Nights. We also think that after the extreme crowds experienced in 2023 that Universal will have to think carefully regarding how to potentially increase capacity and we will keep you posted on further details as they materialise.

March 5, 2024 - We come to this time of the year and horror fans are already eager to hear news regarding the upcoming event of the year at Universal Orlando Resort, Halloween Horror Nights.

After Halloween Horror Nights 2023 was one for the record books with Frequent Fear Passes selling out mere days into the event and its extended run until November 4, we already predicted change was coming, 5 Rumors About 2024's Halloween Horror Nights We Can't Ignore.

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Now, further rumor and speculation is beginning to appear surrounding this years event. Back at the end of February, Universal Orlando filed permits for two new Halloween Horror Nights sprung tents as can be seen in the post added to X by Behind The Thrills.  

It looks like this years Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort could be bigger than 2023 with 12 rather than the usual 10 haunts available to guests. With the event being more and more crowded each year, an addition of two extra haunts is definitely much needed.

The plans show the addition of two new 7200sqft buildings labeled Sprung 3 and Sprung 4 which are bigger than the existing Sprung 1 and Sprung 2 tents in the same area.

According to Screamscape, we could also see the existing Fast and Furious immersive tunnel experience at Universal Studios Florida becoming a temporary extra haunt for this years Halloween Horror Nights. 

With the expected removal of the temporary building which has housed a smaller haunted house each year along with the demolition of the former Fear Factor show venue an extra haunt will certainly be much needed to help with capacity. The Fast and Furious immersive tunnel experience would certainly be an ideal potential contender. We await confirmation from Universal on this.

We still eagerly await confirmation of exactly which haunts will be coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2024. Could we see Five Nights at Freddy's in the Blumhouse house? Could we see a return of Jack The Clown? We will keep you updated as we head towards the highlight of the year for many, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort.

Continue reading to remind yourself of news from Halloween Horror Nights 2023...

 
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