Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 2023

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights is a must do for Halloween fans! This adult focused event takes place on select nights in September through October.

This ticketed event features Hollywood quality haunted houses filled with professional scare actors and movie style effects featuring well-known horror films and monsters!

Keep reading for ticket dates and prices plus guided tours and more.

Halloween Horror Nights Ticket InfoUniversal Orlando Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights begin in the beginning of September and run on varying nights until Halloween. This year's event begins Sept. 2nd and runs through Oct. 31st. 

Even though we can't help with discounts on Halloween Horror Nights since discount tickets aren't offered,  we can help with discount tickets for regular park admission to Universal Orlando! Be sure to read our discount ticket guide here to make sure you're getting the best price for your day at Universal.

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 2023 Dates

September Dates
• Sept. 2-4, 7-11, 15-18, 21-25, 28-30

October Dates
• Oct. 1-2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-31

Tickets start at $74 per person- buy tickets here. 

Guests also have the option of purchasing a ticket with Halloween Horror Nights Universal Express Pass. This is similar to the same Express Pass that is sold during regular park admission. Guests who purchase the Express Pass get to use a shorter and lower wait line for attractions and entertainment. The Express pass for Halloween Horror Nights is valid for the mazes, rides, and includes priority seating to some of the live shows offered.

Express tickets start at $99 per person- buy tickets here. 

Event may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 13. No costumes or costume masks allowed.

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Halloween Horror Nights Hotel & Tickets Package

Universal Orlando offers various ticket and hotel packages featuring exclusive access to Halloween Horror Nights and discounts on the event. Plus hotel guests get their own entrance to Halloween Horror Nights! Here is one example of the five night package:

  •  5-Night Hotel Accommodations
  • 3-Park 5-Day Base Ticket1 to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal's Volcano Bay, one park per day
  • 1-Night Admission to Halloween Horror Nights
  •  $75 Stay, Scream and Save Discount
    • Stay five nights, save $75 dollars
  • Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Volcano Bay up to one hour before the parks open (Valid theme park admission required)

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Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights Behind-the-Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tour

Take a daytime V.I.P. tour for a lights-on look at Halloween Horror Nights haunted houses. Pick from a 3 or 6-haunted house tour select dates and times.

  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes access to 3 or 6 haunted houses in a lights-on, informational walking tour (once per house, based on itinerary)
  • Exclusive access to photograph select rooms in select haunted houses on the tour (as determined by the VIP Experience guidelines for the year's event)
  • The morning and afternoon 3-house tour is not a combination 6-house tour, and may be the same 3 houses on each tour

Theme park and/or Halloween Horror Nights event admission is not included and NOT REQUIRED to participate in the tour. Due to the intense graphic nature and lights-on viewing of haunted houses, not recommended for children under the age of 13. No costumes or costume masks allowed.

Tickets start at $79 per person- buy tickets here. 

Halloween Horror Nights R.I.P. Tour

Priority V.I.P. entry to haunted houses and participating park attractions (once per house, based on itinerary) while on tour with the R.I.P. Guide.

  • Commemorative R.I.P. Tour credential, lanyard and pin (one each per guest)
  •  Complimentary Valet Parking (one (1) vehicle based on availability and advance purchase)
  • Pre-Tour Reception in Cafe La Bamba
  • Access to exclusive cash bar locations (must be 21+ with valid photo ID to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages)
  • Universal Express Unlimited ride access (with R.I.P. credential) at all participating rides & attractions for the date of their tour (valid upon check-in at VIP Experience lobby to be used before or after tour during normal event operating hours; excludes Halloween Horror Nights haunted houses)
  • Reserved seating at select event show(s) during the tour

Event admission is not included in the listed price. Separate Halloween Horror Nights event admission is required for all R.I.P. Tour experiences AND must be valid for the same calendar day as the R.I.P. Tour ticket. Tour inclusions are subject to itinerary and Houses toured are at the discretion of Universal Orlando Resort.

Tickets start at $279 per person- buy tickets here. 

Universal Halloween Horror Nights

Private R.I.P. Tour

Get the blood-red carpet treatment with a private guided V.I.P. walking tour of the event. Includes all the R.I.P. Tour benefits, PLUS:

  • Priority UNLIMITED V.I.P. entry to haunted houses while with R.I.P. Tour Guide (subject to itinerary and event operating hours)
  • Exclusive private tour of the event for your group—up to 10 people
  • Customizable itinerary
  • My Universal Photos 3-Day photo package (Photo package entitlement starts on day of R.I.P. Tour)

Halloween Horror Nights R.I.P. Private Tour Includes:

  • Priority V.I.P. entry to haunted houses and participating attractions while with R.I.P. Tour Guide (subject to itinerary and event operating hours)
  • Exclusive private tour of the event for your group—up to 10 people
  • Customizable itinerary
  • My Universal Photos 3-Day photo package (Photo package entitlement starts on day of R.I.P. Tour)
  • Pre-Tour Reception in Cafe La Bamba
  • Reserved seating at select event show(s) during the tour
  • Commemorative R.I.P. Tour credential, lanyard and pin (one each per guest)
  • Complimentary Valet Parking (one (1) vehicle based on availability and advance purchase)
  • Access to exclusive cash bar locations (must be 21+ with valid photo ID to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages)
  • Universal Express Unlimited ride access (with R.I.P. credential) at all participating rides & attractions for the date of their tour (valid upon check-in at VIP Experience lobby to be used before or after tour during normal event operating hours; excludes Halloween Horror Nights haunted houses)

Call to book (866) 346-9350

Event admission is not included in the listed price. Separate Halloween Horror Nights event admission is required for all R.I.P. Tour experiences AND must be valid for the same calendar day as the R.I.P. Tour ticket.

Universal Orlando Horror Nights Haunted Houses

More houses will be released as we get closer to Halloween so stay tuned for more updates! Universal Orlando has already revealed there will be '10 horrifying haunted houses' so more to come!

HalloweenHalloween: The evil, masked Michael Myers character wields a knife in a doorway.

Universal Monsters: Legends CollideIconic monster movie characters Dracula, The Wolf Man and The Mummy surrounded by hieroglyphics with the Universal Monsters: Legends Collide logo.

You’re about to get caught in the middle of an epic battle between The Wolf Man, Dracula and The Mummy, together for the first time ever.

The Horrors of Blumhouse

An All-New Haunted House Inspired by Blumhouse’s Freaky and Upcoming Supernatural Thriller The Black Phone, beginning September 8 at Universal Studios Hollywood.

“The Horrors of Blumhouse” will transport guests into an alternate dimension where the scares are real and the stakes are life or death. In The Black Phone, which hits theatres June 24, “The Grabber” is a demented magician best known for his sinister trick of making people disappear – permanently. Guests will find themselves trapped in his “fun” house where the sound of ghostly voices whisper hints on how to escape, but guests must tread carefully to outwit and outrun “The Grabber’s” twisted magic. Freaky will challenge guests to outrun serial killer “The Butcher” who has switched bodies with a high school girl after being cursed by The La Dola Dagger, an ancient Aztec blade. Guests will learn firsthand that looks can be deceiving as they encounter the sweet-looking teen who is actually “The Butcher” – and she is determined to hunt for their next victims.

Halloween Horror Nights Scare ZonesUniversal Halloween Orlando

There are five different scare zones scattered around Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights! These scarezones are filled with scareactors waiting to jump out and scare you!

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights Live Shows

Enjoy two nighttime live shows during Halloween Horror Nights! These live shows are nighttime spectaculars that take place on the water and feature many of your favorite monsters from Hollywood. More details coming soon!

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About Lindsay Brookshier

Lindsay is a college English instructor and has years of writing experience through various nonprofits, charities, newspapers, and online magazines. As the editor of Mickey Visit, she oversees article content and leads our fantastic team of writers to meet guest vacation needs. You can still find her writing weekly content to help make your Disney Parks trip fantastic here on Mickey Visit and writing Disney culture pieces on DisneyDose.com- you can also view her recently featured posts on Disney Parks travel on Visit Anaheim, Nerd Wallet and SFGate. Lindsay comes from a dedicated Disney family and enjoys taking her son to the Disney parks as often as possible.

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