universal haunted houses 2020

This past July, Universal Orlando canceled its annual Halloween Horror Nights event for the first time in 30 years – but the theme park remains hellbent on letting guests participate in some Halloween-themed scares. Two of the haunted houses that were part of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights lineup are being opened to visitors as part of what the park is calling “Halloween Seasonal Experience Testing,” and as of right now, the houses will only be open this coming weekend. Get the details below.
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halloween horror nights canceled

Bad, but predictable, news: Hollywood Horror Nights has been canceled in both Orlando and Hollywood this year. The major haunted house event usually kicks-off in September every year, but things are different this year due to the coronavirus. In two statements, Orlando said they would be “focusing exclusively on operating its theme parks for daytime guests, using the enhanced health and safety procedures already in place,” while Hollywood added that they continue to face “ongoing business restrictions” that leaves opening in doubt.

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Halloween Horror Nights Us Maze lupita nyongo

Lupita Nyong’o, good sport that she is, decided to jump back into her red jumpsuit and surprise folks at the Halloween Horror Nights Us maze to reprise her character from the Jordan Peele film. Nyong’o first went through the maze herself, and had the bejesus scared out of her. Then she easily slipped back into character, much to the surprise of other people traveling through the maze. Watch a video of Nyong’o at the Halloween Horror Nights Us maze below.

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Ghostbusters Aykroyd and Reitman

There’s a Ghostbusters-themed maze at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights event this year to celebrate the film’s 35th anniversary, and not long ago, there was something strange in that theme park neighborhood: two major players behind the film franchise.

Original Ghostbusters co-writer and star Dan Aykroyd and director Ivan Reitman dropped by to experience the spooks and scares for themselves, and a camera crew came along to capture their reactions. Check it out below.

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Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Hollywood

On the opening night of Halloween Horror Nights 2019 at Universal Studios Hollywood, we experienced all the10 mazes and 5 scare zones and vlogged to tell about it. Watch a video of our Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Hollywood experience after the jump.

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Last week we traveled to Orlando Florida to experience Halloween Horror Nights 29 at Universal Orlando Resort. You can watch the video of our very first trip to the mecha of horror haunted houses in our previous post. Today we are taking you on a tour of the HHN 29 Tribute Store, which is insanely themed and filled with merchandise divided between Ghostbusters, Stranger Things and Universal Monsters. Hit the jump to watch the 2019 Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store.

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We are long-time fans of Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Studios Hollywood but have never been to the version in Universal Studios Florida. The opening nights usually occur on the same exact night, but this year Universal Orlando Resort opened their version a week earlier. So last night we got to experience Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando for the first time ever. How does HHN 29 stack up? Is Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Orlando really bigger and better than the Hollywood version? Watch our video showing highlights from every single haunted house, every scare zone, and both of the shows.

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Ghostbusters Halloween Horror Nights Maze

On September 3, 2019, I traveled to the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot to get a sneak preview of two of the big houses from Halloween Horror Nights 2019 based on Jordan Peele’s Us and Ghostbusters. Here’s what to expect from these two highly anticipated mazes and how they were created.

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Halloween Horror Nights Water Show

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios has been adding tons of new attractions to their spooky line-up this year. There are new mazes featuring Jordan Peele’s Us, Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses, and the paranormal investigators known as the Ghostbusters. But this year’s Halloween Horror Nights will have something new that has never been part of the festivities before.

Universal announced the debut of the Halloween Marathon of Mayhem, a massive water show that will take place in the Universal Studios Florida lagoon featuring 100 fountains, awesome special effects, pounding electro music, lasers and more, all featuring your favorite franchises from Halloween Horror Nights. Read More »

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House of 1000 Corpses Maze

At one point, Rob Zombie‘s nasty horror film House of 1000 Corpses was so controversial that it looked as if it would never be released. Now, more than 10 years later, the movie is being turned into an attraction at two major theme parks. Funny how things change! A new House of 1000 Corpses maze is headed to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights – a maze that will bring several of the locations from Zombie’s grisly horror movie to life.

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