Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Guide

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  2. Planning Resources
  3. Crowd Levels

About Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

During Halloween Horror Nights, the streets of Universal Studios Florida come alive with hordes of horrifying mutants, monsters, and maniacs. At this gruesome event, you can explore terrifying haunted houses, brave multiple creature-filled scare zones, enjoy outrageous live shows, and experience many of the park’s most exciting rides and attractions. Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights has been named the best Halloween event by Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards countless times.

Universal Studios Florida arch, featuring Halloween Horror Nights decor

Halloween Horror Nights 2023 arch

Pumpkin creature at Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights 2018 scare zone

Mel's Die-In restaurant at Halloween Horror Nights

Mel's Die-In at Halloween Horror Nights

Bloodthirsty vampire at Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights 2023 scare zone

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Haunted Houses & Experiences
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Event Map
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Halloween Horror Nights 2023 Dates
Event starts at 6:30 pm and ends at 2:00 am.
September Dates
September 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-30
October Dates
October 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29, 31
November Dates
November 1-4
Dates and times are subject to change. Event occurs rain or shine.

2023 Event Map

Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights event map

Haunted Houses

  1. Bloodmoon: Dark Offerings
  2. The Exorcist: Believer
  3. Stranger Things 4
  4. Dueling Dragons: Choose Thy Fate
  5. YETI: Campground Kills
  6. Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count
  7. Dr. Oddfellow’s Twisted Origins
  8. The Darkest Deal
  9. The Last of Us
  10. Universal Monsters: Unmasked

Scare Zones

  1. Dr. Oddfellow’s Collection of Horrors
  2. Vamp ’69: Summer of Blood
  3. Shipyard 32: Horrors Unhinged
  4. Jungle of Doom: Expedition Horror
  5. Dark Zodiac


  1. Nightmare Fuel Revenge Dream

Rides & Attractions

  1. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
  2. TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D
  3. Revenge of the Mummy
  4. Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
  5. MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack

Other Experiences

  1. DE. Death Eaters Encounter
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Planning Resources

Halloween Horror Nights 2023 Touring Plan
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Top Tips to Know
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How Many Nights Are Needed?
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Help Center
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Halloween Horror Nights 2023 Crowd Levels
Low crowds: September 6-7, 13, 20, 27; October 4; November 1-2
Medium crowds: September 8, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 11, 18, 25, 31; November 3
High crowds: September 1-3, 9-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-30; October 1, 6-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29; November 4
These crowd levels only apply to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights event. We make no warranties regarding the accuracy of these projections.

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