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A Guide to Halloween Horror Nights 2023 at Universal Orlando

Updated: Nov 25, 2023

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Complete Guide to Halloween Horror Nights 2023 at Universal Orlando Resort

Something Almost Beyond Comprehension Is Happening To People On This Street, In This House..


Yes, Halloween Horror Nights is back for 2023, with Halloween Horror Nights 32 returning to terrify guests at Universal Orlando Resort from September 1 through November 4, 2023.


The dates for Halloween Horror Nights 2023 are:


September: 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, & 27-30

October: 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29, & 31

November: 1-4


Weekdays are usually the best nights to attend Halloween Horror Nights, with lighter crowds allowing you to visit more houses due to lower wait times. The busiest time to visit HHN is a Friday and Saturday night, when you will experience huge crowds and long wait times for the houses.


Complete Guide to Halloween Horror Nights 2023 at Universal Orlando Resort

This year, HHN 32 will feature 10 terrifying haunted houses, 5 sinister scare zones and one explosive show!


So horror fans, are you ready to delve deep into what horrors await at this years event?


The world’s premier Halloween event celebrates its 32nd year with a record-breaking 48 nights of immersing guests into the eeriest of experiences that could only be endured at Halloween Horror Nights – including a circus that’s spiraled into chaos, the long-awaited emergence of Halloween Horror Nights legend, Dr. Oddfellow, and a dark, resurrected story that delves into the haunting history of Universal attractions past.


In the midst of the screams, guests can experience a disturbingly entertaining live show, an all-new Tribute Store, take a bite out of the horror with scary-good food and beverage, and so much more.


Here’s a glimpse of what’s lingering in the fog at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2023.


Complete Guide to Halloween Horror Nights 2023 at Universal Orlando Resort

Halloween Horror Nights 2023 Haunted Houses


The beating heart of Halloween Horror Nights is the haunted houses. Every year, Universal’s Entertainment team brings to life the biggest names in horror from movies, TV shows, video games, and urban legends in twisted, maze-like haunted houses.


They also create their own original storylines that have given birth to iconic characters over the years. There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than walking through your very own real-life horror movie where you’ve been cast in the role of playing the victim.


This year's all-new terrifying haunted houses, include “The Exorcist: Believer,” inspired by the new Universal Pictures film from Blumhouse and Morgan Creek Entertainment, “Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count” based on the popular USA & SYFY series, and “Universal Monsters: Unmasked,” inspired by Universal’s legacy of iconic cinematic monsters.


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The Exorcist: Believer

An Evil Reawakened

Two missing girls have been found with no memory of what happened to them. But wherever they went, the ultimate evil has returned with them. Enter the most terrifying scenes from the new Blumhouse film.


Chucky Ultimate Kill Count Full Halloween Horror Nights 32

Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count

Chucky’s Back for Even More Carnage

Chucky, the serial killer doll, is back for a new gorefest! He’s hijacked his own haunted house with all kinds of bloody hijinks. You and your friends must try to survive his ultimate kill count.


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Stranger Things 4

Try to Escape the Curse of Vecna

You’ll need your squad to resist Vecna’s gruesome curse. Like Eleven, now’s your chance to stop him once and for all as you take on the scariest season of Stranger Things yet.


The Last Of Us Full Halloween Horror Nights 32

The Last of Us

Step Into the World of The Last of Us

You and your squad will encounter the haunting and overgrown world of the video game in a brand-new, terrifying way. Stay silent if you want to survive a multitude of Clickers, Hunters and more.


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Universal Monsters: Unmasked

Four Universal Monsters. One New Nightmare.

Descend into the Paris Catacombs, where you and your squad will face a new horde of Monsters: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Phantom of the Opera, the Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Invisible Man.


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Dr. Oddfellow’s Twisted Origins

Your Soul is a Price He’s Willing to Pay

You won’t be able to resist going inside Dr. Oddfellow’s menacing menagerie of twisted oddities. But the price for you and your friends is steep: the cost of your souls to feed his immortal power


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Dueling Dragons: Choose Thy Fate

No Matter Who You Choose, You Lose

Two warlocks of great power were turned into dragons after trying to take Merlyn’s spell book. Now you and your friends are caught in their epic battle. You must choose a path and a victor.


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YETI: Campground Kills

Yeti or Not, Here They Come

You and your friends are about to venture into a 1950s campground overrun by huge, menacing yetis who rip apart anyone who gets in their way. You must flee to the ranger tower to escape.


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The Darkest Deal

Fame is Fleeting. Fear is Forever.

Blues musician Pinestraw Spruce will have to face the music after meeting with The Collector and trading his soul for musical glory. You and your squad learn the terrible price of fame.


Full Halloween Horror Nights 32

Bleed for the Blood Moon

Bloodmoon: Dark Offerings

In a Colonial-era village, moon-worshippers witness a blood moon at their fall festival. They take it as a sign to hunt down any non-followers, including you and your scream squad.


Complete Guide to Halloween Horror Nights 2023 at Universal Orlando Resort

Halloween Horror Nights 2023 Scarezones


As the sun sets on Universal Studios Florida and ominous clouds fill the sky, Dr. Oddfellow steps out of Halloween Horror Nights past to fill the streets with hordes of taunting scareactors in five all-new scare zones.


During Halloween Horror Nights, there is nowhere safe to escape to in the theme park. The streets transform into demented scare zones that are swarming with creatures and monsters that are birthed from the darkness like hellish demons, morbid deformities, and the undead.


You are quite literally walking through real-life nightmares. Oh, and watch out for the roaming chainsaw hordes!


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Dr. Oddfellow’s Collection of Horror

Dr. Oddfellow will lure you into Halloween Horror Nights with a promise of immortality. As he lifts the veil on all the horrors to come, you’ll soon realize you may not even survive the night.


Full Halloween Horror Nights 32

Dark Zodiac

Dr. Oddfellow has entered a dark dimension to harness the power of the Zodiac and live forever. He twists the signs into malevolent beings who foretell your doom. As his star rises, yours falls.


Full Halloween Horror Nights 32

Jungle of Doom: Expedition Horror

In the 1920s, Dr. Oddfellow ventured deep into the darkest jungle, performing horrific experiments on nature. Now his monstrous creations are running amok and are coming after you.


Full Halloween Horror Nights 32

Vamp ’69: Summer of Blood

At a 60s music fest in a small New York town, you’ll jam to popular bands with fellow concert-goers until Dr. Oddfellow unleashes vicious vampires on the audience. They’re out for your blood.


Full Halloween Horror Nights 32

Shipyard 32: Horrors Unhinged

Enter a 1940s San Francisco shipping yard full of mysterious crates and cages bearing Dr. Oddfellow’s symbol. Beware, his nightmarish oddities have now escaped, spreading fear and chaos in their wake.


Complete Guide to Halloween Horror Nights 2023 at Universal Orlando Resort

Halloween Horror Nights 2023 Entertainment


Guests can enjoy the all-new disturbingly entertaining show, Nightmare Fuel Revenge Dream, that features a new dreamer confronting the creature that’s been turning her dreams into nightmares...


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Nightmare Fuel Revenge Dream

The show that sparked your darkest dreams has reignited. Let your nightmares burn out of control as the pyro and aerial performers fire you up to the beat of metal and electronica.


Complete Guide to Halloween Horror Nights 2023 at Universal Orlando Resort

Halloween Horror Nights 2023 Tribute Store


Each year Universal Orlando debuts a new Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store, an elaborately themed shopping experience to purchase the latest Halloween Horror Nights merchandise and treats,


This years all-new Tribute Store will see guests enter a mysterious NYC Comic Book Shop and experience the “Tribute to Terror” by stepping into the pages of this original, terrifying, horror comic book.


If you plan to visit the Tribute Store it can get busy, so if possible visit during regular theme park hours when it is also open, This allows you to save time and spend more time in the houses and scare zones.


Complete Guide to Halloween Horror Nights 2023 at Universal Orlando Resort

Dead Coconut Club


Guests can enjoy a drink at the Red Coconut Club as it will once again transform to the Dead Coconut Club donning a new theme and menu.


When guests want to take a bite out of the horror, they can enjoy a monstrous menu of all-new food & beverage items, including Bloody Campground Poutine, El Pastor Torta and Sour Apple Pie Funnel Fries, in addition to returning fan-favorites like Pizza Fries.


Complete Guide to Halloween Horror Nights 2023 at Universal Orlando Resort

Peacock’s Halloween Horror Bar


New this year, Peacock’s Halloween Horror Bar will feature themed libations within an ominous nightclub vibe, photo opportunities, and more.


Complete Guide to Halloween Horror Nights 2023 at Universal Orlando Resort

Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Hotels


For the first time ever, the fog has spread to all eight of Universal Orlando’s hotels with exclusive activations and experiences for hotel guests inspired by this year’s event, including Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort’s exclusive “Chucky’s Twisted Playground” photo illusion experience based on the USA and SYFY series, plus, the Universal Monsters Gallery of Legends lobby photo opportunities in all other hotel lobbies and more.


Complete Guide to Halloween Horror Nights 2023 at Universal Orlando Resort

Halloween Horror Nights 2023 Tickets & Passes


Legend has it you should never go alone to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, The World’s Premier Halloween Event. Summon your scream squad, buy your tickets and you might survive....


In order to experience all Halloween Horror Nights has to offer you’ll need to purchase a separate event ticket for a night of your choosing.


If you’re visiting the theme parks during the day, make note of when Universal Studios Florida will be closing for the event. If you have a Stay and Scream ticket, you’ll receive a wristband and wait in a designated area until the event begins (this is the best way to get a head start as you’ll already be in the theme park). You can also snag a Frequent Fear pass to attend multiple times. The event is known to sell out on certain nights, so make sure to grab your tickets early!


Tickets for Halloween Horror Nights are available now, with a multitude of tickets to choose from, including single-day, multi-day, Frequent Fear passes, and more.


Click Here to Purchase Tickets and Packages


Halloween Horror Nights 32 Taste of Terror Dining Preview

Taste of Terror Dining Preview

A brand new Taste of Terror Dining preview for this years Halloween Horror Nights 32 is happening in August.


This brand new preview dining experience will take place on select night in August, ahead of this year's Halloween Horror Nights which kicks off September 1.


This will be an all-you-care-to-enjoy preview of select Halloween Horror Nights food and drink options in Soundstage #33 at Universal Studios Florida.


Taste of Terror Dining costs $159.99 per person. Theme park admission for the same day is also required and not included.


Taste of Terror Dining includes:

Enjoy an exclusive – before event start – all you care to enjoy preview of select food & beverage items that will be featured at Halloween Horror Nights this year! (Tasting size portions)

All Non-Alcoholic beverages included

Alcohol beverages included via a hosted bar. Must be 21+ with valid photo ID to drink.

Souvenir Halloween Horror Nights light-up cup (21+ Only)

Halloween Horror Nights Coca-Cola Freestyle cup (Separate fee applies to activate)

One (1) digital download of a photo taken at the Taste of Terror


One Taste of Terror ticket (available to purchase here) is valid for one night on the following dates: Aug. 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, or 26.


See you in the fog Orlando! Have an awesome 2023 Halloween here in Orlando!!


Complete Guide to Halloween Horror Nights 2023 at Universal Orlando Resort

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