Frightful Fun at Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights may not be happening this year, but Universal Orlando has dreamed up other frightfully fun ideas to scare even its most stoic guests. And its included with daytime admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure! September 26-27 and October 3-November 1 will be scary good!

BRAVE TWO HAUNTED HOUSES IN UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

Developed by the twisted minds of Universal Orlando, guests can scream their way through two all-new haunted houses where terrifying creatures await to haunt their every move. In “Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives,” one of Universal Pictures’ most notorious monsters will step out of the shadows as she stops at nothing to revive Frankenstein’s Monster at any cost. In “Revenge of the Tooth Fairy,” guests will be immersed in an original story that uncovers a dark ritual behind the innocent childhood tradition.

***Haunted houses may be too intense for young children and are not recommended for guests under 13.***

DRESS UP IN COSTUMES WHILE VISTING THE THEME PARKS

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Show your Halloween spirit with a family-friendly costume. For the safety and enjoyment of all guests, the following guidelines must be followed:

  • No costume masks, face applications or face painting which restricts vision or covers the face completely. Face coverings in accordance with the Universal Orlando’s Safety Guidelines must be worn and visible at all times.
  • Guests may dress as their favorite character, but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes must not contain the following:
    • Weaponry, swords, knives or mace of any kind (real or fake)
    • Veils or long trains
    • Sharp or pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another guest or team member. Any home-crafted wands must be rounded on both ends and be appropriate in nature.
    • Any clothing or items identified with law enforcement, security, firefighters, emergency responders, or the military
    • Any clothing or items identified with terrorist organizations
    • Any item which gives the impression the guest is a Universal Team Member
    • Any explicit or insinuated sexual content or intent
    • Any gruesome or gory costumes that are not deemed in good taste
    • Live animals
  • No large or bulky costumes which may obstruct movement or could be a safety hazard. Costumes cannot exceed 28” (inches) wide x 80” (inches) high to meet Universal Orlando’s metal detection regulations. Costumes are subject to secondary x-ray screening.
  • Guests wearing costumes are to adhere to the following safety guidelines before riding an attraction:
    • Loose articles and costume accessories should be left with a non-rider or secured in a locker.
    • Guest will be required to take certain precautions before riding if they have long hair, long and flowing clothing or long and flowing accessories.
    • All passenger restraint systems, including lap bars, shoulder harnesses and seat belts, must be positioned and fastened properly to assure your safety.
  • Proper footwear must be worn at all times.

TRICK-OR-TREAT IN ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE

Guests 12 and under can trick-or-treat to collect Halloween candy at retail locations marked by pumpkin signage. Locations include:

  • Islands of Adventure Trading Company (Port of Entry) – Brach’s Kiddie Mix (Now & Laters, Nerds, Sweetarts, etc.)
  • Port of Entry Christmas Shoppe (Port of Entry) – Mixups candy variety (Butterfinger, Crunch, Gobstopper, etc.)
  • Comic Book Shop (Marvel Super Hero Island) – Dum Dums
  • Marvel Alterniverse Store (Marvel Super Hero Island) – Starbursts
  • Gasoline Alley (Toon Lagoon) – Mixups candy variety (Butterfinger, Crunch, Gobstopper, etc.)
  • Mulberry Street Store (Toon Lagoon) – Dum Dums
  • Toon Extra (Toon Lagoon) – Brach’s Kiddie Mix (Now & Laters, Nerds, Sweetarts, etc.)
  • Dinostore (Jurassic Park) – Hershey’s Halloween chocolate and sweets assortment (Reece’s, KitKat, Rollo, etc.)
  • Treasures of Poseidon (The Lost Continent) – Hershey’s Kisses
  • Cats, Hats, & Things (Seuss Landing) – Tootsie Playtime Mix (Tootsie Rolls and Pops and Fruit Chews)

SCARECROW STALK IN UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA

Participate in the Universal Orlando Scarecrow Stalk, a new scavenger hunt that sends guests to find unique scarecrows and collect stamps at 13 retail locations throughout the park. A Halloween treat awaits those who successfully complete the stalk. Locations include:

  1. Universal Studios Store (Production Central)
  2. Silver Screen Collectibles (Hollywood)
  3. Five and Dime (Hollywood)
  4. SpongeBob StorePants (Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone)
  5. MIB Gear Shop (World Expo)
  6. Custom Gear (San Francisco)
  7. San Francisco Candy Factory (San Francisco)
  8. Rosie’s Irish Shop (New York)
  9. Sahara Traders (New York)
  10. Shrek’s Ye Olde Souvenir Shoppe (Production Central)
  11. Film Vault (New York)
  12. Supply Vault (Production Central)
  13. Super Silly Stuff (Production Central)

Tribute Store

Still missing Halloween Horror Nights? Stop by the popular Halloween Horror Nights Tribute store, an immersive retail location dedicated to the legacy of the world’s premier Halloween event, to purchase limited-time “throwback” merchandise and to get a taste of the horror with an assortment of nearly 20 sweet and savory items.

Bettlejuice Meet & Greet

You don’t have to say his name three times to find this guy hanging out around Hollywood Blvd. at Universal Studios.

Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show

In this outrageous live show in Universal Studios, you’ll learn how top make-up and special effects artists create the amazing effects you see in Hollywood’s hit movies.

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Enjoy additional limited-time, crave-worthy food & beverage options to celebrate the season.

  • In Universal Studios enjoy a variety of Halloween-themed drinks like the Frozen Candy Corn beverage at the all-new Skeleton Bar at Café La Bamba, Pizza Fries at Louie’s Italian Restaurant, and all-new food trucks near the haunted houses that feature uniquely themed items such as “Franken Fried Chicken & Funnel Brains.”
  • In Universal CityWalk, pick up the “Jack the Clown” and “Pumpkin Spice” specialty doughnuts at Voodoo Doughnut. Sip on specialty drinks themed after icons from Halloween Horror Nights history at Universal Orlando’s hotels, including “The Director” and “The Chance.”
  • Catch a classic horror flick at Universal Cinemark in CityWalk now through October 31.

Are you brave enough?!

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