21 Halloween Horror Nights Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Happy Haunt season Hipsters! Today I have a real treat for you— we are going to go over the top Halloween Horror Nights Frequently Asked Questions.

During the Halloween season at Universal Orlando, many Hipsters began to descend upon the theme parks. So today we’ll make sure you have your most important questions answered for your upcoming trip.


21 Halloween Horror Nights Frequently Asked Questions for Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights 2009
Halloween Horror Nights 2009

While you go through all of the Halloween Horror Nights FAQs, be sure to review some of the best tips for this Orlando haunted event here!

1 – What is Halloween Horror Nights?

This is an annual Halloween event that is held at Universal Studios Orlando on selects nights in fall after park closing.

Its rich history and quality production has transformed it into the World’s Premier Halloween Event!

2 – How Much are Halloween Horror Nights Tickets?

Halloween Horror Nights Single-Night Ticket starts at $69.99.

Halloween Horror Nights Tips 2014!
Halloween Horror Nights 2014!

3 – How much are Halloween Horror Nights tickets if I want to go on multiple days?

If you want to visit HHN on multiple occasions, then be sure to review the multi pass breakdown. The Halloween Horror Nights Rush of Fear Pass is the BEST value for your money.

You’ll be able to go on multiple days allowing you to see and do all that the event has to offer.

Plus, if you get the HHN Rush of Fear Pass, then you won’t need to get an Express Pass since you can take your time going through the haunted houses throughout your multiple visits.

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4 – When is Halloween Horror Nights?

The Halloween Horror Nights Dates for 2019 are:

  • September: 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
  • October: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31
  • November: 1, 2

As you can see, HHN is not every night. So, be aware of the dates when choosing the day you’d like to go.

The 2020 events have been cancelled due to the pandemic. Below are the events listed from the previous year to give you an idea of what happens each year at this event. You can also go through the tips to prepare for next year’s event.

5 – What time is Halloween Horror Nights?

The Halloween Horror Nights hours start at 6:30 p.m. with closing times varying each night.

Graveyard Games Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 2019
Graveyard Games Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 2019

6 – What are the Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Houses?

  1. Stranger Things
  2. Nightingales: Blood Pit
  3. Universal Monsters
  4. Depths of Fear
  5. Yeti: Terror of the Yukon
  6. Ghostbusters
  7. Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  8. Us
  9. Graveyard Games
  10. House of 1000 Corpses
HHN 2019 Map
Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Map Photo: Universal Orlando

7 – What are the 2019 HHN Scarezones?

  • Zombieland Double Tap
  • Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe
  • Anarch-Cade
  • Vanity Ball
  • Vikings Undead
Universal Orlando Resort Reveals the Scare Zones Coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2019
Universal Orlando Resort Reveals the Scare Zones Coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2019

8 – What Time Should I Get To HHN?

Get to Halloween Horror Nights early!

I cannot express this enough. This is my top Halloween Horror Nights tips!

Unless you’re spending your cell phone money on an Express Pass, I would suggest you get to Universal Studios at least an hour early before the start of the event.

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If you’re lucky enough, you may be able to get early entry into the park and knock out two to three houses within one hour.

Halloween Horror Nights Universal officially begins every night at 6:30 p.m.

2016 Halloween Horror Nights Construction
2016 Halloween Horror Nights Construction

You are allowed to remain in one of the Stay & Scream spots:

  • Springfield area
  • New York in Finnegan’s Bar area
  • Hollywood near Hello Kitty store area

9 – Are Kids allowed at Halloween Horror Nights?

According to Universal, this event may be too intense for young children. Adult discretion is strongly advised. There are no child ticket prices available for this event.

10 – What Should I Wear to Halloween Horror Nights Orlando?

Should you choose Style, Comfort, or Both?

I choose comfort over style, but I’m trying to get better at combining the two.

What I do recommend is wearing comfortable sneakers for all of the standing, walking, and running you will be doing.

You’ll also what to have a lightweight shirt and comfortable shorts.

11 – Can You Ride the Rides at Halloween Horror Nights?

Yes you can, but I recommend saving the opportunity for riding the permanent attractions for another visit.

You can also do them towards the end of the night once you have done the HHN mazes.

Universal Studios Hollywood Rip Rock It red roller coaster during HHN
Universal Studios Hollywood Rip Rock It

12 – What are the Best Days to Go to Halloween Horror Nights?

Visit Universal HHN Sunday through Thursday to take advantage of the cheaper days (especially for Florida residents or annual passholders) and the smaller crowd.

You also want to avoid weekends and any holidays.

13 – What is HHN Express Pass?

Halloween Horror Nights Express allows you to wait in a much shorter line; therefore, “skipping” the regular queue.

Halloween Horror Nights Purge orange and white sign
The Purge Scarezone at Halloween Horror Nights

14 – Is the Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass Worth It?


Please buy an Express Pass.

Halloween Horror Nights is extremely popular, if not the most popular Halloween event in Central Florida.

HHN 24 old shack.
Halloween Horror Nights 24

This popularity sometimes leads to wait times for haunted mazes exceeding three hours. In order for you to enjoy your evening at HHN, you may want to splurge on an express pass.

This will help you conquer each haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights.

Halloween Horror Nights 2013 The Walking Dead Series Zombie in Well
Halloween Horror Nights 2013 The Walking Dead Series

15 – Is Halloween Horror Nights Scary?

HHN is recommended for ages 13 years or older for good reasons. The houses and scarezones are intense with lifelike bloody scenarios.

Jump scares are throughout the event, but sometime the eerie, foreboding feeling is even scarier.

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16 – What is a Scareactor?

A Scareactor is a term dubbed by the creators of Halloween Horror Nights which is an actor dressed as a monster that’s set out to scare you.

Halloween Horror Nights Solo NikkyJ 2007 with Scareactor
Halloween Horror Nights Solo NikkyJ 2007

17 – Is Halloween Horror Nights Safe?


Just remember if the house is too intense for you, then you can leave by notifying a park team member.

The Universal team member is usually located in a specific corner of a haunted attraction and may be dressed in all black regular clothes.

18 – Can They Touch You at Halloween Horror Nights?

Team Members at Universal Orlando are not allowed to touch theme park guests, so you’re good to go!

This is the top Halloween Horror Nights frequently asked question sent to me.

19 – Can You Wear Costumes to Halloween Horror Nights?

Costumes are not allowed at Halloween Horror Nights Orlando. This rule is mostly for the safety of both team members and guests.

HHN 2013 Walkers of the Walking Dead
Halloween Horror Nights 2013

20 – Am I Allowed to Take Photos And Videos?

You can take photos at the event, but you may not record or use flash photography, flashlights or laser pens in the haunted houses.

21 – How Much Should I Save For HHN at Universal Orlando?

If you budget for:

  • Ticket ~ $70
  • Parking at Universal Orlando ~ $25 (free after 6 p.m.)
  • Food ~ $45
  • Merchandise ~ $45

Your total for a trip to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios would be ~ $185

Final Thoughts on Halloween Horror Nights Frequently Asked Questions

This event is hands down the best in the world. So you don’t have to worry about not having a good time if you plan out your evening in advance.

Halloween Horror Nights 2009
Halloween Horror Nights 2009

Remember to always check to see to see if Undercover Tourist is offering Halloween Horror Nights discount tickets for the year. You can also book your Universal Orlando discount hotel through Undercover Tourist.

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I hope I was able to tackle each one of your questions for HHN. Don’t forget to read the full Halloween Horror Nights Survival Guide here!

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For more information on the houses, shows, pricing, policies, and times please visit the official Halloween Horror Nights website.

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!


(Original Date – September 10, 2014/Updated August 8, 2020)

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