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How I Survived My Very First Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando

I have never been much of a haunted house fan, but when I got a chance to experience Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, I was both excited and a little bit nervous.  To be honest, I was a LOT nervous.

How I Survived My Very First Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando

In the interest of full disclosure, I was personally invited to a VIP Event by Universal Orlando and I was treated to an incredible evening of food, drink, and more than my fair share of chills and thrills.

Once we arrived at Universal Orlando we were escorted to a VIP staging area where we joined our other intrepid adventurers until it was time for us to venture out into the park and survive not only the houses themselves, but also the street walkers.

This year, the entire park was transformed into a not-so-living nightmare from AMC’s The Walking Dead.  Dozens of zombies walked all over spooking and scaring passers by who were often not paying enough attention to see them coming.

How I Survived My Very First Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando

And then we arrived at our first house, based on the movie The Evil Dead movie re-make, where we were encouraged to “relive ‘The Most Terrifying Film You Will Ever Experience’ as gruesome Deadites tried to possess our souls.”  It was terrifying and amazing all in the same breath.

Next was  The Cabin in the Woods house where several of our nightmares came to life.  I was a fan of this movie and actually looked forward to this house…with much trepidation.  And it was incredible.  The last half of the house was based on the Control Room – the last 5 minutes of this house are not to be missed…if you can keep your eyes open that is.

My next favorite house was based on the the classic horror film “American Werewolf in London”.  Universal actually brought in some of the original creature creators from the movie and you can tell.  The werewolves are unbelievable.  They are scary, but at the same time, beautiful.  They were very life-like and much more malevolent that you would expect.

How I Survived My Very First Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando

Next came the house based on the movie Resident Evil and like the title states, evil resided in this house.  It was a mix of creepy monsters and killer sci-fi.  My favorite section was about 1/2 way through the house.  The Resident Evil movie franchise is based off the video games of the same name.  One of the sub-rooms in the house simulated the game player pressing pause.  It was terrific!  There was so much going on in all these houses that you could not see it all, and in this house there was a ton going on!

And this was just the half way point.  Time for a much needed break.

After a relaxing respite from the ghosts and ghoulies,  it was time to head over to the back side of the park to experience AMC’s The Walking Dead, Urban Legends: La Llorona, AfterLife, and Havoc 2: Derailed.  These houses were smaller but still packed quite a scary punch.

My favorite house of these four was Afterlife.  They incorporated a 3-D element into this house and was less scary than it was really funky-cool.  There were several elements that were just incredible to look at…but there were also some truly scary moments as well.

How I Survived My Very First Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando

After these houses we enjoyed another break while we waited for Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure where we were invited to “party on” as those two most excellent dudes return to skewer the biggest names in entertainment and pop culture.

While this type of event might not be for everyone, it is an experience that you should at least attempt.  The houses are not a horrific as you might think, so if you are worried that you can’t handle it, you might be selling yourself a little short.  But remember that all of the rides and attractions are still running throughout the park, so you can still enjoy your night at Universal Orlando even if you don’t enjoy the haunted houses.

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5 Simple Tips To Enjoy Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

If you are anything like us, you love Fall and Halloween at the Magic Kingdom and especially Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!  These parties are extra special events where they close the Magic Kingdom to regular park guests and bring in some extra special Halloween decorations and treats that you can only experience at the Party!

Here are 5 tips to help you enjoy these parties and get the most treats with no tricks!

1.  This is a Family Friendly Event  – Like the name implies, this is a Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.  Unlike other Orlando Theme Parks, Walt Disney World offers a purely family-friendly environment that is suitable for children of all ages.  There are some dark areas, but if your kids loves the Haunted Mansion, that is about as dark as the entire evening gets!

2.  Wear A Costume – Children are always allowed to wear Princess Outfits or Pirate Costumes in Disney Parks, but adults do not have that luxury…except for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties!  As long as you wear a costume that does not cover your face (ie. a full head or face mask) you are welcome to enjoy the party.  Remember, it’s still pretty warm in Orlando during the Fall, so make sure that your costume is lightweight an not too heavy!

5 Simple Tips To Enjoy Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

3.  Trick Or Treat All Night Long – During the party, there are several locations located all around the Magic Kingdom…and you can trick-or-treat as much as you want.  You can return as much as you want and as the night progresses, many Cast Members often become more generous in their treat giving.  We suggest bringing your own bag though…the bags that Disney provides are a little small.

4.  Arrive A Little Early – Even though Mickey’s Party officially starts at 7 p.m., which is when all of the entertainment actually begins, guests can enter with their Halloween Party tickets as early as 4 p.m. This is not something Walt Disney World advertises, but it absolutely is true, and you will see plenty of other guests arriving at 4 p.m., and Cast Members in their Halloween outfits at the turnstiles.  This allows you to enjoy a full 8 hours inside the park, for 1/2 the price!

5.  Make Time to Meet Characters – Haloweentime is one of the best times to meet your favorite Disney Characters, and during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary parties, all your favorite characters are dressed in special Trick-or-treat costumes!  Past favorites are Winnie the Pooh and friends, Snow White, and all 7 dwarfs – they are all not to be missed!!

5 Simple Tips To Enjoy Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s No-So-Scary Halloween Parties are Hard Ticketed events, which means you have to buy a separate ticked for entrance to the party.  The parties run on select nights in September and October from 7:00 pm to Midnight.

Contact your Kingdom Magic Travel Planner when you book your Walt Disney World Vacation and let them know you need tickets to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party today!

Kingdom Magic Vacations Quick Tip – Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

This week’s Kingdom Magic Quick Tip shows you how to enjoy Mickey’s No-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney’s Magic Kingdom and get the most  thrills and chills out of this not-so-spook-tacular party!

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Evil Comes Out To Play At Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

This fall, for select nights, Howl-O-Scream 2013 unleashes thirteen evils, to be exact. The Surgeon, Butcher, Psychopath, Clown, Voodoo Queen and their demented friends will torment you through unexpected terrors lurking around every corner, including new houses, all-new scare zones and thrilling live entertainment. They will leave you screaming for more.

Evil Comes Out To Play At Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

The after-hours Halloween event at the Tampa theme park is themed around 13 evils incorporated into its haunted houses and scare zones. 

The Haunted Houses for 2013

Death Water Bayou

Death Water Bayou – Deep in the bayou the #6 Voodoo Queen mystically transforms lost wanderers into her minions of evil with black magic. Here, her night servants roam with a zombie-like hunger and seek to grow her collection. The darkest evils lurk in shadows. Get out before you fall victim to her spell.

The Basement

The Basement – From Momma’s secret ingredient to Granny’s bone-ground flour, Momma’s Meats’ award-winning recipe has always been a family affair that’s only created in the BASEMENT.  Escape the depths of the BASEMENT before she and #4 Butcher turn you in to the secret sauce! She always said it took blood, sweat and tears!

Circus of Superstition 3-D

Circus of Superstition 3-D – You’ve tried to avoid black cats and sidewalk cracks, but all those years of bad luck caught up with you! The #13 Clown challenges you to survive 13 superstitions in their 3-D Tent of Terror, but it will take more than luck to escape his whole new dimension of fear.

Blood Asylum

Blood Asylum – As lightning rages and thunder crashes outside, “The Creature” escapes from his holding cell in a high-security asylum for the criminally insane.  Now this sadistic deviant is running rampant, skinning his former cellmates and turning the mental hospital into his own torture chamber. This serial killer’s bloody playground will drive you out of your mind with fear.

Nevermore

Nevermore – Beating hearts, swinging pendulums and a raven’s cries haunt the manor of Lenore, creating a demented and twisted nightmare. Step inside to experience the gothic terror that maddens the lord of the house and feel delusion overcome reality. Find your way out of this horror story before paranoia authors your final chapter.

Zombie Mortuary

Zombie Mortuary  – No one remembers how the epidemic started, but now, the #9 Zombie and his undead friends live here. They infest this small town funeral home and feed on the fresh flesh and brains of mortuary mourners to satisfy their insatiable hunger. Avoid the walking dead or you may find yourself deeper than six feet under.

Ultimate Gamble

Ultimate Gamble – Under sleek Vampire reign, the once-vibrant Ultimate Gamble casino glowed. Now werewolves have overthrown their mortal enemies and are running rampant in the casino. The carnivorous beasts have caught on to the scent of fresh blood inside the closed casino. Will you make it out alive before your luck runs out!

The Experiment

The Experiment* – Researchers challenge your fear tolerance and mental endurance in this never-been-done-before Experiment. In this exclusive study, “test subjects” endure psychological tests and must face top fear-inducing elements, from roaches and snakes to needles and darkness. How far is too far in this study of fear? Will you survive The Experiment?

Howl-O-Scream runs for 14 select nights between Sept. 27 and Oct. 26.

Admission is $89, although there are discounts and options including VIP Packages, the Fright Feast dinner buffet, front-of-line passes and multiday passes. For tickets or more information, contact your Kingdom Magic Travel Planner.

*A new reservations-required (and extra charge) experience is The Experiment, which turns guests into psychological studies. They must “face fear-inducing elements, from roaches and snakes to needles and darkness,” according to a Busch Gardens media release. Experimentees must pay Howl-O-Scream admission, then $50 for this house (Additional guests, up to four, for $10 apiece).

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Enjoy An Ocean of Halloween Fun For The Whole Family at SeaWorld Orlando

Put on your Halloween costume and stop by for special Halloween shows, a sea of sweet treats, and lots of fun, family-friendly spookiness.

Enjoy An Ocean of Halloween Fun For The Whole Family at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular takes place every weekend in October. This year’s dates include October: 6-7, 13-14, 19-21, and 26-28, 2012. A daytime event that runs from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., leaving the littlest of trick-or-treaters wide-eyed for the fun-filled activities.

Enjoy An Ocean of Halloween Fun For The Whole Family at SeaWorld Orlando

Penelope’s Party Zone
New this year, a lively underwater environment immerses children in the wonders of the sea through kid-friendly music, games, and colorful characters. Located at SeaWorld’s Bayside area, this zone comes to life when guests dance and play along to the spooky sound waves broadcast by a live DJ. With countless bubbles floating overhead and colorful pumpkin fish gliding beside you, this Halloween party is sure to provide non-stop fun for all ages.

Enjoy An Ocean of Halloween Fun For The Whole Family at SeaWorld Orlando
Apple Decorating Post
Kids and parents alike can have a “splash” creating their own sweet treats at this new decorating station. Tasty apples can be dipped – for a nominal fee – with the decadently-flavored sauce of choice: white chocolate, fudge, or caramel, and then topped with sprinkles to finish them off.

Enjoy An Ocean of Halloween Fun For The Whole Family at SeaWorld Orlando
Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween Show
Don’t miss Count Van Count on a quest to find his friends, Elmo, Zoe and Telly in this live musical stage show. Along the way, The Count meets dancing skeletons who will have everyone in SeaPort Theatre shaking, rattling and rolling.

Enjoy An Ocean of Halloween Fun For The Whole Family at SeaWorld Orlando

Trick-or-Treating Under the Sea
Offering more than 1 million pieces of trick-or-treat goodies, costumed youngsters can search for hidden “sea” treasures using their Spooktacular maps at more than a dozen different locations. Each station features an assortment of sweet treats, including a variety of candies and healthy-choice options.

Enjoy An Ocean of Halloween Fun For The Whole Family at SeaWorld Orlando
Spooky Sand Art Station
Another new element this year, children (and adults too) can make a multi-colored sand souvenir at this interactive arts and craft area where sea-themed glass bottles — in the shape of dolphins, turtles, starfish and more — are filled with an array of vibrantly-colored sands.

Strolling Entertainment
Penelope Pumpkin fish, Shamu, Dolly Dolphin, Shivers the Polar Bear, Pete and Penny Penguin, a mermaid, and a walking-talking spider-crab are among the many fanciful sea creatures that will join the colorful, playful schools of pumpkin fish welcoming trick-or-treaters as they stroll through the park. Photo opportunities with these “spook-tastic” characters create lasting memories!

Enjoy An Ocean of Halloween Fun For The Whole Family at SeaWorld Orlando

More SeaWorld Halloween Fun
Count Von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast “Booffet” One of Sesame Street’s favorite residents, The Count, gets into the Halloween spirit with his friends from Sesame Street at Count Von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast. Little ones will sing, groove and mingle side-by-side with Sesame Street characters, while listening to Halloween-themed music and enjoying a special breakfast “booffet.” Following the breakfast, kids can get their photos taken with the characters for memories that will last forever. Reservations can be made by contacting your Kingdom Magic Travel Planner.

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Face Your Deepest Fears At Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando

For 27 select nights beginning September 20, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights returns as the nation’s best and most intense Halloween event. Guests will confront extreme Halloween entertainment that cannot be experienced anywhere else.

Face Your Deepest Fears At Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights is Universal Orlando’s annual Halloween party, and it is one of the most popular events in Orlando. Especially if you’re a fan of horror films, this is a ‘don’t miss’ event for those looking for something a little edgier than Disney. For 25 nights this fall, Universal Studios Florida will be home to all-new haunted houses, street experiences, hundreds of frightening “scareactors” and live shows. Guests will be immersed in the horrors of years’ past and introduced to brand-new frights.

These are usually temporary structures set up specifically for the event (although, in the past, certain attractions have been converted into haunted houses for the event). Each of the houses is themed differently. As you walk through the attraction, any number of things or people are likely to jump out at you. Don’t worry, they won’t ever touch you, but they come pretty close. Instead of the scare zones of the past, this year there will be street experiences – the horror will come to you.  Everywhere you go, you will encounter The Legions of Horror, creatures who have escaped from an ancient buried cemetery.

The 2013 Haunted Houses

Resident Evil: Escape from Racoon City – Raccoon City is overrun with Umbrella Corporation’s most terrifying experiments, and the only option is complete destruction. You’ll need to duck and dodge Lickers, Hunters, and Nemesis himself if you want any chance of escaping Capcom’s video game terrors before missiles send everything back to hell.

An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London -Based on the John Landis horror classic, you’ll travel to the Slaughtered Lamb, experience the gruesome wolf attack on the moors and live the chaos of Piccadilly Circus. Beware the moon because tonight it brings only death.

The Walking Dead –Walk in the footsteps of the survivors as Season 3 of AMC’s horror hit relentlessly attacks you from all sides. Stay alert—walkers could trap you anywhere along your journey from the town of Woodbury to the claustrophobic confines of the derelict prison.

Face Your Deepest Fears At Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando

Havoc 2: Derailed -Hang on tight aboard a militaristic train convoy that’s secretly transporting the “Dogs of War” — a genetically engineered super-soldier outfit. These bloodthirsty maniacs are bent on mayhem and destruction, with their sights set on twisting the metal of a speeding train. This is Havoc!

Afterlife: Death’s Vengeance-Serial killer Bobby “The Blade” is about to meet Ole’ Sparky. 2000 volts are going to send him to a horrific realm of pain. His victims have waited an eternity for vengeance. They’re bound to turn Bobby’s afterlife into an unimaginable, infernal torment.

Urban Legends: La Llorona -She is known as the weeping woman. Her legend is one of tragedy… and of murder. She drowned her children in the cold, watery depths and now torments all who hear her with icy, mournful cries. Forced to walk the earth for eternity, she seeks others to share her pain and suffering, now and forever.

Evil Dead -Relive “The Most Terrifying Film You Will Ever Experience” as gruesome Deadites try to possess your soul. There is nowhere to hide as every creaking floorboard and tangled vine is just waiting to pull you down, making you one with the Evil Dead.

Face Your Deepest Fears At Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando

The Cabin in the Woods – Experience a live recreation of the film that ripped the horror genre inside out. Beneath the cabin’s rustic appearance lies a secret facility that unleashes terrifying beings that you thought only existed in nightmares.

Street Experiences – AMC’S The Walking Dead

Face Your Deepest Fears At Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando

AMC’s The Walking Dead has overtaken the streets of Universal Studios. From Atlanta to the forests and into Woodbury, you’ll have to fight your way through some of the most iconic locations in the show if you want to survive the night.

  • The Fall of Atlanta – The smell of death is in the air as you make your way past an iconic tank, sandbag barriers, and decayed rotting corpses on your journey through this decimated city. But be warned—the city’s not empty.
  • Woodlands – Tread carefully through these woods, as you never know who you might encounter. Lurking deep in the hidden depths are unforgettable scenes and characters from Seasons 1, 2 and 3.
  • Survivor’s Camp – There’s no one telling ghost stories at this derelict campsite, but there are plenty of undead. Will you dare to go closer to the eerily abandoned RV? Keep your wits about you or you might become a ghost story yourself.
  • The Farm – Something’s burning and it’s not a Sunday roast. Gasoline fumes ignite your senses as you encounter the smoldering remains of a singed country farm. See and smell the putrid barn, the red tractor, and more as you learn what’s causing that horrifying stench.
  • Clear – Turn around and live—proceed and face your fate. Stick together as you head down this street, because the spiked barriers are there for a reason. If you refuse to heed the spray-painted warnings, you’re in for a terrifying walk that will feel like an eternity.

Live Shows

Face Your Deepest Fears At Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure – Party on as those two most excellent dudes return to skewer the biggest names in entertainment and pop culture.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute – Let’s do the Time Warp again! Rock out to clips from the classic cult film with your favorite Transylvanians, live tribute performers, and audience participants.

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Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Hitchhiking Ghost Card Debuts at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

When Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns to Magic Kingdom Park next week, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom fans are in for an additional treat – the chance to pick up an event-exclusive game card!

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Hitchhiking Ghost Card Debuts at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Just in case you’re new to the game, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is an in-park interactive experience that allows guests join Merlin’s quest to defeat Disney Villains who are scheming to take over Magic Kingdom Park. Guests use maps to search for villain hideouts throughout the park, visit magic portals and use spell cards to foil a villain’s plan. The quest begins in the Firehouse on Main Street, U.S.A., where you can pick up key cards, spell cards and maps (additional cards can be purchased at select merchandise locations).

This special card features the Hitchhiking Ghosts from the Haunted Mansion attraction and lets us “sorcerers” tap into the supernatural power that lies within the Haunted Mansion’s graveyard. Players can use the card to direct poltergeists to scare away any Disney villains they may come across on their journey.

This special event card will be distributed separately from the regular Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card packs (yes, you can pick up both while attending the party). The Hitchhiking Ghost card is available at both the Magic Kingdom Firehouse and the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom location behind Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe during the party, and guests must register to play with their party ticket and event wristband in order to get one.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Even More Spooktacular Fun at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Spooktacular Fun at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Boys and Ghouls of all ages are invited to don their favorite costumes and enjoy a spooktacular time at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This special-ticket event returns to Magic Kingdom Park this fall with exciting new entertainment, character greetings and more!

For the first time ever, your Clients will have the chance to meet Jack Skellington and Sally, from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” on Main Street, U.S.A.

Spooktacular Fun at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Over in Tomorrowland, Mike and Sulley, from “Monsters University,” scare up a good time at the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball dance party on Rockettower Plaza Stage.

Your Clients will also enjoy enhanced trick-or-treating along two treat trails – including one or two surprise treat locations along the way.

And, Phineas and Ferb will be on hand on Main Street U.S.A. to help get the audience warmed up for fun while they await the arrival of the Boo-To-You Halloween Parade. This party favorite is back, complete with the Headless Horseman, Disney Characters in their Halloween costumes and the ghostly inhabitants of The Haunted Mansion.

Spooktacular Fun at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Finally, Happy HalloWishes fireworks spectacular invites your Clients to “drop in” as Disney Villains tear up the night with glittering color and light.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party takes place from 7 p.m. – midnight on Sept. 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & 29; Oct. 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31; and Nov. 1, 2013. Prices vary based on event night.

Don’t miss a moment of all the ghoulish fun and festivities!  Let your Kingdom Magic Travel Planner know you want to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on your Walt Disney World vacation!

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Scare Up Some Ghoulish Fun at Bush Garden’s Howl-O-Scream

Busch Gardens Tampa has begun to release the terror-filled theme for Howl-O-Scream 2013 under the tagline, “Once every century, on precisely the thirteenth year, evil comes out to play.” It seems this year’s event will surround “The 13″ – but who are they and what horrors will they inflict on guests? That much still remains a mystery for now.

Scare Up Some Ghoulish Fun at Bush Garden's Howl-O-Scream

Howl-O-Scream 2013 will be held beginning September 27 and ending October 26, with no “Freaky Preview” weekend this year. Busch Gardens Platinum Pass Members will still receive free admission on the first two nights of the event.

It’s not yet known which haunted houses and scare zones will appear at Howl-O-Scream 2013. Last year’s event added the Circus of Superstition, in celebration of the event’s 13th year. Now in 2013, Howl-O-Scream reaches 14 years of frights, with specifics revealed in the coming weeks.

Busch Gardens has promised to reveal more of “the 13″ – the evil that will preside over Howl-O-Scream 2013 come Halloween season. Revealed by unlocking one of the chained doors on the event’s web site, the first of these diabolical baddies was named today as the Voodoo Queen.

Scare Up Some Ghoulish Fun at Bush Garden's Howl-O-Scream

Her name is Desiree Yanes and Busch Gardens has given her quite the story.

Desiree Yanes came home one night and found her husband with another woman. Enraged, she ran off and disappeared inside the dark swamplands of Louisiana. There, she crafted voodoo dolls and swore then to torment them…with unspeakably sadistic tortures. The Voodoo Queen continues to hide in the swamps of the bayou and perform her twisted Voodoo rituals for others seeking revenge.

Also announced with the Voodoo Queen is a new haunted house for 2013: Death Water Bayou. Inside Ms. Yanes will mystically transform lost wanderers into her minions of evil with black magic while her night servants roam with a zombie-like hunger and seek to grow her collection.

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5 Killer Ways to Scare Up Some Chills at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

5 Killer Ways to Scare Up Some Chills at Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights

The scariest time of year is fast approaching and Universal Orlando has something wicked up its sleeve just for you!  So here are 5 ways you can bury yourself in all the fun.  But beware… there is something out there!

On select nights September 20 – November 2, your worst nightmares will take shape as Universal Studios Florida® theme park is transformed into the award-winning Halloween Horror Nights. See if you can survive all-new haunted houses, spine-chilling street experiences, outrageous live shows, and more.    Halloween Horror Nights annually draws hundreds of thousands of horror fans from around the globe to this one-of-a-kind event. 

1.  2 or 3 or  4-Day Base Ticket + Stay & Scream Upgrade

Save when you purchase your Halloween Horror Nights with your regular daytime park ticket! (Does not have to be used on the same day)

Enjoy one (1) guest admission to EITHER Universal Studios Florida® OR Islands of Adventure® theme park per day. Ticket is valid for any four (4) calendar days during a fourteen (14) consecutive calendar day period which includes the first day any portion of the ticket is used. PLUS, one (1) guest admission to Halloween Horror Nights 23 at Universal Orlando on your selected date.

Restrictions Apply:

  • The above Admission Media is non-refundable, non-transferable, and must be used by the same person on all days.
  • Halloween Horror Nights tickets are date specific.
  • Your tickets may not be copied, transferred, or resold.
  • Unauthorized duplication or sale of this ticket may prevent your admittance into either of the Universal theme parks.
  • Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

Not valid with any other specials, promotions or discounts. Parking fee not included. General single-day admission tickets, Multi-Day tickets, Annual Passes, Orlando FlexTickets and Complimentary Passes are not valid for Halloween Horror Nights admission. Event occurs rain or shine. No rain checks, returns or refunds. Prices, dates, times, attractions and entertainment subject to availability and to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. 

2.  Halloween Horror Nights General Admission

On select nights from September 20 and November 2, your worst nightmare will take shape when Universal Studios Florida® theme park is transformed into the award-winning Halloween Horror Nights®.

Try to survive terrifying haunted houses, shocking scare zones and outrageous live shows all while being stalked at every turn by savage creatures. Test your courage even further on Orlando’s most cutting-edge rides including Revenge of the Mummy®, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit® and more.

There’s no better way to “end” your day at Universal Orlando.

Get one (1) admission to Halloween Horror Nights 23 at Universal Orlando®. Halloween Horror Nights event dates are as follows:September 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, October 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, November 1 & 2.

  • Ticket is valid for one (1) admission on your selected date only.
  • Event date selection is required when purchasing tickets.
  • Tickets often sell out in advance, so it’s recommended to get your tickets as early as possible.
  • Gates open at 6:30pm each night. 

5 Killer Ways to Scare Up Some Chills at Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights

3.  Frequent Fear Pass

Get up to 15 nights for less than the price of one!

Get admission to Halloween Horror Nights EVERY Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday event nights plus the first weekend (September 20 & 21) when you purchase a Frequent Fear Pass.

Frequent Fear Pass Valid Dates: September 20, 21, 26, 29, October 3, 6, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27 & 31, 2013.

  • Gates open at 6:30pm each night.
  • Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable.
  • Frequent Fear Pass is NOT VALID for admission on the following nights: September 27, 28, October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 &November 1, 2, 2013 

4.  2-Day Park to Park with Halloween Horror Nights Combo

Enjoy one (1) guest admission to BOTH Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks on the same day. Ticket is valid for the theme parks for any two (2) calendar days during a fourteen (14) consecutive day period which includes the first day the non-event portion of the ticket is used. The HHN portion of this ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to HHN during one (1) of the following 2013 Event Dates which fall within the fourteen (14) consecutive day period: September 20, 26, 27, 29 October 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27, 31 or November 1.

Note: This ticket not valid for any Saturday HHN Events Dates: September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26 or November 2.

The 2-Day Park to Park with Halloween Horror Nights® Combo Ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to BOTHUniversal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks on the same day. Ticket is valid for the theme parks for any two (2) calendar days during a fourteen (14) consecutive day period which includes the first day the non-event portion of the ticket is used. This ticket includes daily admission to the paid entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk® (“CityWalk”) during the same fourteen (14) consecutive day period. The HHN portion of this ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to HHN during one (1) of the following 2013 Event Dates which fall within the fourteen (14) consecutive day period: September 20, 26, 27, 29 October 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27, 31 or November 1.

NOTE: This ticket is not valid for any Saturday HHN Events Dates: September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26 or November 2. 

  • Tickets often sell out in advance, so it’s recommended to get your tickets as early as possible.

5.  Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass

  • Pass is not valid for admission to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando®. A separate event ticket for Halloween Horror Nights must be purchasedfor entry.Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass is valid for one (1) night express access on your selected date only.Restrictions Apply:
    • Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass allows you to bypass the regular lines at all haunted houses, plus participating rides and attractions.
    • Each Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass allows one entry to participating Express attraction, per guest./li>
    • Halloween Horror Nights Express Passes are limited. Advance purchase is recommended, because passes may sell out before the night of the event.
    • Halloween Horror Nights Express is only good during the event. Passes are not valid at Universal’s Islands of Adventure® or Universal Studios Florida® during regular operating hours.
    • The Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass is not valid for admission to the Halloween Horror Nights event. A separate event ticket for Halloween Horror Nights must be purchased for entry.
    • The HHN Event begins at 6:30 pm and closing times may vary.
    • Pass is valid for use on your selected date only. (Please make sure to purchase your express pass for the same date as your event ticket).
    • Your ticket may not be copied, transferred, or resold.
    • Tickets/passes are non-refundable, non-tranferable.

    There are no costumes, make-up or masks allowed at this event. Guests wearing costumes will be turned away at the front gate.

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Celebrate the Halloween on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line

This year, Disney Cruise Line is celebrating the Halloween season at sea with festive themed sailings.

Celebrate the Halloween on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line

Halloween on the High Seas Cruises
For Halloween, guests will have a scream aboard the Disney Dream. From Sept. 22 – Oct. 31, you can enjoy spooky special events and trick-or-treating throughout the ship.

Celebrate the Halloween on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line

You can experience:

  • Special Halloween décor – including a massive pumpkin tree in the atrium that sprouts overnight!
  • Kids will love trick or treating with their favorite Disney characters and marching in the Costume parade
  • Adults can enter a costume contest and dance the night away with a villainous take over in Evolution Night Club
  • The whole family can enjoy a Mousequerade deck party and scream along with Jack and Sally at the Nightmare Before Christmas Sing and Scream show!

Don’t miss out on these “not-so-scary” Halloween cruises on the Disney Dream!!

Celebrate the Halloween on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line

What Evil Has Taken Root at Universal Orlando Resort This Fall?

Unexplained things are happening in the woods. Horrible things. Crucial evidence has been discovered exposing the evil that has taken root at Universal Orlando Resort.

What Evil Has Taken Root at Universal Orlando Resort This Fall?
Soon, the nation’s premier Halloween event will be here—with even more nights of bloodcurdling fear this year. Try to survive all-new haunted houses, spine-chilling street experiences and outrageous live shows.

What Evil Has Taken Root at Universal Orlando Resort This Fall?On select nights September 20 – November 2, your worst nightmares will take shape as Universal Studios Florida theme park is transformed into the award-winning Halloween Horror Nights. See if you can survive all-new haunted houses, spine-chilling street experiences, outrageous live shows, and more. There’s no better way to end your day at Universal Orlando than with the winner of Amusement Today’s “Best Halloween Event” Golden Ticket award.

Halloween Horror Nights annually draws hundreds of thousands of horror fans from around the globe to this one-of-a-kind event. Tony Timpone, Editor of Fangoria Magazine, said, “After visiting scream parks across the U.S. for the last 20 years, I can easily say the Universal’s is the best in the business… Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate Halloween experience.”

What Evil Has Taken Root at Universal Orlando Resort This Fall?

Event Hours:
6:30pm – 12am : Sept. 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, Oct. 3, 16, 23 & 31, Nov. 1 & 2.
6:30pm – 1am : Oct. 6, 10, 13 & 17
6:30pm – 2am : Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 & 27

The event features all new horrifying haunted houses, intense street experiences and an all-new ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure” containing parodies from TV, movies, music and more. Plus, many rides and attractions will be open during select hours. This is a separately ticketed event and not included with regular admission.

Contact Your Kingdom Magic Travel Planner

And See If You Can Survive Halloween Horror Nights…

If You Dare!

Scare Up Some Spooky Halloween Fun at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a Halloween-themed special event held on select dates in Magic Kingdom theme park. Purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

During Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes. Even better, you can collect delicious candy as you trick-or-treat around Magic Kingdom theme park.

During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes. Even better, you can collect delicious candy as you trick-or-treat around Magic Kingdom theme park.

During Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes. Even better, you can collect delicious candy as you trick-or-treat around Magic Kingdom theme park.

In addition to many favorite Disney attractions, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is filled with special entertainment, including:

  • Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade – including Disney Characters and the stars of the Haunted Mansion attraction. The parade begins with a spook-tacular ride by the Headless Horseman. Parade run at 8:15 pm and 10:30 pm
  • Happy HalloWishes – a spectacular fireworks show where the Disney Villains go trick-or-treating in the sky. Fireworks are at 9:30 pm
  • Many favorite Disney Characters and Disney Villains in special Halloween costumes.
  • Special lighting, music and theming effects transforms special areas of Magic Kingdom theme park into happy haunted hollows.

The tone of the event is, well, “Not-So-Scary”, and is appropriate for children of all ages.

Dates and Times for 2013

September: 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & 29, 2013

October: 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29 & 31, 2013

November: 1, 2013

Hours: 7:00 pm – midnight

What is your favorite Halloween memory from Walt Disney World?

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Couple Creates a Disney Halloween Celebration in Their Own Back (and Front) Yard

Have any of you brightened up your home or yard with Disney Halloween decorations this year?

Then check out the home of Central Florida residents Mickey and Minnie Baus (yep, “Baus” rhymes with “mouse”). They’re a couple of Disney Parks fanatics who annually entertain their neighborhood with an illuminating display of Disney decor in the weeks leading up to Halloween.

Over the weekend, Mickey and Minnie were nice enough to take a few minutes away from their annual Halloween party – for which they dressed as ultimate Disney tourists – to show off this year’s display, which includes a plethora of Disney inflatables, handmade Disney decorations, and much, much more! Check it out below.

The Art of Pumpkin Sculpting at Disneyland Park

It takes great effort for me to cut out the eyes – or triangles – on a pumpkin, let alone a gaping mouth with a missing tooth or two. Even then, it’s usually a crooked face at best. I’m sure some of you reading this can relate. That’s probably why the pumpkins at the Halloween Carnival at the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree fascinate me. They are works of art created by our pumpkin sculptors. Yes – they are pumpkin sculptors, not pumpkin carvers. This video shows their considerable talent as they transform pumpkins into popular Disney characters. Enjoy!

 

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