It’s that time of year! Temperatures are dropping (maybe not just yet in Orlando!), leaves are beginning to change colors, and fall is just around the corner. With this favorited season comes the promise of the holidays, Halloween being among the first on the list. Orlando is full of magic most of the year, but that doesn’t stop the city from bringing out all the spooky stops when it comes to Halloween! Today we’re sharing more on one of our absolute favorite events.
Eeek! Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights has begun! Halloween Horror Nights is now in its thirtieth year of spooking visitors with its terrifying, yet exhilarating attractions. Running from now until October 31st, this popular attraction showcases the stories of the world’s most famous creators of horror. At Halloween Horror Nights, you’ll experience Haunted Houses with terror around every turn and nightmarish scare zones - beware of those lurking around the corner! You’ll even get the chance to “feed your fear” at some of the select dining locations offering themed food selections and specialty drinks. With an endless amount of spine-tingling terror, we thought we’d take a moment to break down some of our favorite Halloween Horror Nights attractions. Read on for more… if you dare!
The Haunting of Hill House. Based on the popular Netflix horror series, The Hill House mansion invites its guests into its decaying remains. Don’t be fooled by its looks, there is still plenty living inside! Enter each unsettling room and dark hallway as the experience takes you further into what is surely only seen in nightmares. Keep an eye out (if you can!) for popular characters from the show like The Tall Man, The Bent-Neck Lady, The Ghost in the Basement and more!
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. We are all familiar with the 1970s classic, but now it is time to really experience it for yourself. Step inside the run-down Sawyer House and meet Leatherface and a few of his family and friends. Explore the Sawyer home and its gore décor. You’ll face cleavers, knives, and of course that comforting sound of the chainsaw. Which begs the question, how many pieces will you leave in?
Beetlejuice. A beloved classic has come to life! Be sure to say his name three times and Beetlejuice will appear to torment you as you wander through the checkboard hallways and find yourself examining your fate in the Lost Souls Room.
Welcome to Scarey: Horror in the Heartland. Is Carey, Ohio really a nice place to live? You’ll have to enter to find out for yourself. Step foot in what seems like a quiet town and experience an endless parade of screams, horrifying creatures and unimaginable terrors. Might be best to leave the motor running on this one..
Case Files Unearthed. Calling all you true crime fans! This one is for you. Step into the shoes of private eye Boris Shuster, investigator of the supernatural. Visit a seedy apartment, explore a spooky abandoned warehouse, and even check out the Museum of Natural History while you search for totems that will help to complete a mystery. One that is filled with ghouls, poltergeists, and more!
As you can probably tell, Halloween Horror Nights and its thrilling attractions are not for the faint of heart! Be sure to grab your friends, family, and someone you can hide behind and enjoy one of Orlando’s most popular Halloween events. And when you’ve had your fill of horror, Festiva Orlando Resort will be there as your home away from home…just be sure to check the closets before you head to bed 😉