Halloween Horror Nights is Universal Studios Florida’s annual haunt event, featuring haunted houses, roaming monsters, and live entertainment, from some of the most popular horror films, television, and other forms of media.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida operates select nights in September and October. Sadly, there are no November dates for the 2022 season. Keep in mind, while rare, Universal has added additional nights before.
The event is a separately ticketed event, and due to the intense nature of the event, guests under 13 are not recommended to attend.
Halloween Horror Nights will be operating for 41 select nights from September 2 through October 31.
Sept. 2-4, 7-11, 15-18, 21-25, 28-30
Oct. 1-2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-31
Guests can purchase tickets at https://www.universalorlando.com/hhn/en/us/tickets or at the ticket booths outside both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme parks.
Unlike Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Express and RIP Tours do not include admission, and must be purchased as an separate add-on.
We’ll provide you with an easy list of all ticket options below:
Guests can choose to bundle their hotel accommodations and tickets to enjoy Halloween Horror Nights and the Universal Orlando Resort Theme Parks.
Annual and Seasonal Pass Members can save admission into the event (visit https://purchase.universalorlando.com/uorapvalidator/ to purchase discounted tickets and packages)
There are a total of 10 haunted houses for Halloween Horror Nights 2022 at Universal Studios Florida.
The streets throughout Universal Studios Florida are filled with many monsters, creatures, and other entities, all with simple goals to scare the heck out of you.
There are a total of five scare zones for 2022’s event, and includes:
Universal Studios Florida will offer two live shows for Halloween Horror Nights.
2022’s live entertainment includes:
Universal Studios Florida will once be offering its unique Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store, located in the Theme Park next door to Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride.
If you’re dying to eat some delicious food such as pizza fries or imbibe on some concoctions, Universal Studios Florida has plenty to offer as they have food and drink tents scattered throughout the park.
Information for 2022’s food and beverage offerings will be announced at a later date.
No theme park experience is never complete with some of Universal Studios Florida’s most popular rides open during Halloween Horror Nights.
The following rides will be open weather and maintenance permitting (Note: most rides close early):
If you’re already going to be visiting Universal Studios Florida during the day, make sure to take advantage of one of the stay and scream areas. These let you check in starting around an hour before regular park closing (typically 4:00PM).
As we mentioned earlier in the guide, if you are not visiting Universal Studios Florida for the daytime, we suggest you purchase the Scream Early ticket. With that ticket, which costs $35 plus tax, you’ll be able to get admission to the park starting at 3PM, and you can either choose to do a few of the rides or shows before the Stay and Scream areas open up as the park transitions for Halloween Horror Nights (don’t forget that admission into HHN is still required on top of the Scream Early ticket).
The best place for you to start out is at the New York area as some of the most popular houses end up being in those soundstages. Springfield is also a great second choice if the houses in that area interest you. There is also a third stay and scream located at Richter’s Burger that lets you into The Horrors of Blumhouse.
If you can swing it, you absolutely should buy Universal Express for at least one night if you’re only visiting for a night or two. Even if you buy the Frequent Fear pass we’d still say to buy it with the Express add-on. It will make your life a lot easier.
We always start with the soundstage houses right and hustle as quick as possible to whichever ones open first. You have to play a little by ear but if something doesn’t look open after you go through the first hour or two, run over to the Kid Zone houses which should by this point be a walk on after flushing the stay and scream people. After hitting these up go over to the MiB houses if they’re open otherwise head over to the Fast & Furious area and go for that house.
Keep track of anything that hasn’t opened and go for that next. You’ll be sore and tired already but even without Express you should be able to get through a majority of the houses before the first show of the night starts. If possible, try to see the first show. Later shows get extremely packed and you’ll waste a lot of time waiting around for a seat.
After all that take a break, get some food and drink.
The last hour of the night the houses will once again empty out and that’s when the second part of your HHN marathon starts.