Halloween Horror Nights 2017 at Universal Studios is one of the Hottest Events in the Halloween Calendar.
The streets swarm with menacing demons, monsters and maniacs doing their baddest best to make your night a nightmare to remember. The job description for Scareactors does not include “be nice and make life long friends”.
With 27 Years of Terror under their belts, nobody hits the Scare Scale like Universal. Halloween Horror Nights 2017 are set to be the Scariest Ever.
If you’re looking for cutsie costumes, trick or treating and light-hearted spooky fun, then head over to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Pretty pumpkins and singing skeletons are not on the agenda at HHN27.
Think terror. Think screams. Think horror. You’ll get the picture.
Who or what is waiting around the corner of the building or under the shadow of the next tree. Dare you walk into the darkness between two street lamps?
Enjoy. If you dare.
Halloween Horror Nights 2017 Dates:
September: 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30,
October: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
November: 3, 4
Halloween Horror Nights 2017 Haunted Houses
The haunted houses take months to create and each one has a theme based on a horror movie or show. These are the 2017 Haunted Houses:
Going for a stroll in the ole’ bayou is not to be recommended. Deep in the steaming swamps, the Voodoo Queen and her zombie followers await anyone foolish enough to wander into their evil infested lair. It’s easy to enter but almost impossible to escape.
Scarecrow: The Reaping
Scarecrows are for scaring birds, right? Wrong! These scarecrows on a deserted old farm have other prey on their minds. They are after you and won’t stop till your heart does. You will never turn your back on a scarecrow again.
19 Hemingway Lane used to be a fine house. Now it is a crumbling ruin infested by vampires who need your blood to survive. They will stop at nothing till they have drained every last drop from your dried up shriveled body. Enter the house at your peril. You have been warned!
Cathedrals are for worship and making people contented and secure. Or that’s what you thought. Discover how good and evil combat each other on the ground and in the air. With you in the middle. Don’t forget to look up, you might not see it coming!
The Horrors of Blumhouse
Jason Blum, of Blumhouse Productions, has combined three of his twisted mind’s creations into one terrifying maze. The worst of The Purge, Sinister and Insidious join with the soon to be released Happy Death Day to take you on a roller coaster ride of horrifying reality which has a groundhog day deja-vu scenario. The final scene involves you and an ancient pagan deity who wants to keep you all to himself …. forever.
American Horror Story
Three seasons will be vividly recreated in every detail – environments characters and moments.
You’ll be confronted by the horrors that reside within the walls of the newly bought Harmon residence and evade the abominations that call its basement home.
There can’t be anything more terrifying than meeting an aging Jack Nicolson under any circumstances! Unfortunately, Jack is not available for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. However, The Shining is a new addition to this year’s event and promises to be just as thrilling as if Jack himself had been hiding, waiting to pounce. “Here’s, Johnny!”
Saw. The Games of Jigsaw
One of the highest grossing horror films of all time, SAW returns to Halloween Horror Nights in a brand new original maze that promises to be as scary as the movies. Scarier, actually. You’ll be in there with him and he doesn’t take any prisoners! Does he?
Ash vs Evil Dead
This television comedy horror series may have produced a few laughs when you are sitting in the comfort and safety of your living room. But it’s a different story when you are in a dark maze with nobody to protect you. You know you’ll be alone, don’t you. Look after yourself is the motto. You won’t be laughing when the Evil Dead suddenly appear at your side, inches away from you!
Scare Zones for Halloween Horror Nights 2017:
Think the houses are scary? Strolling the streets are no walk in the park either. The street scenes might just stretch your nerve to the point of no return. And if you have any more screams left in you, try one of the live shows on offer.
Festival of the Deadliest – An ancient tradition of “blood and bone” brings your worst nightmare clawing its’ way to the surface to invade the darkness and your dreams.
Opening your eyes won’t make your hellish nightmare go away. It’s too late, it’s gripping you and won’t let go. Now you know whose blood and bone is being used in the tradition.
Trick ‘r Treat – The first Scare Zone is set in the Trick ‘r Treat movie’s Central Park. Sacrificial lambs to the slaughter…., sorry, guests at Universal Studios, will meet some of the less pleasant characters from the movie.
If you haven’t learned the rules, rules that must be obeyed, then don’t expect any favors or sympathy. Even if your last faltering scream begs for assistance. You’re on your own.
The Purge – New York has had another night of bloody mayhem and the gory mess has to be cleaned up.
Who best to cut up and get rid of the carnage? Evil creatures with wood chippers, that’s who. And best you don’t get in their way.
Alters of Horror – On Avenue of Stars, near the front entrance to the park, Alters of Horror pays tribute to the best of the worst.
The most ghoulish, evil, horrifying characters from the Haunted Houses have been brought together to form their own Scare Zone. If you survive this, the rest of Halloween Horror Nights is waiting for you. Be warned!
Invasion! – Many years ago, invaders from another world crash landed at San Francisco and are taking their anger out on any human they come across.
You could become their next experiment if you are foolish enough to ignore the danger!
Roaming Hordes – They are all about you and may look harmless. You might even think they’re funny. And point a finger and laugh at them. But these chainsaw toting clowns are not amused. Until they catch you with their screaming chainsaws. Then it’s hilarious. For them.
Live Shows for Halloween Horror Nights 2017
Academy of Villains: Afterlife – Another electrifying dance routine. Universal Studios tell us “This group of powerhouse artists will make you bear witness to what happens after we leave this life.
There going to give you one mind-blowing and shocking dance performance that will escort you from this world to the great beyond.”
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure bows out with their final performance at Halloween Horror Nights 27. This long running show has been a feature since Halloween Horror Nights began, but this is the last year of the show unfortunately.
So How Much are Tickets for Halloween Horror Nights 2017?
A very good question! With tickets ranging from $59.99 to $600 (and no, that’s not a typo) you’d be forgiven for thinking you may need a business degree to figure out the mind-blowing options.
Thankfully, our friends over at Orlando Informer have done a terrific job of breaking every ticket option down into bite size pieces to help you make an informed decision.
Grab a coffee, set aside some time and digest the super comprehensive guide to HHN27 ticket options: HHN27 Ticket Guide
Thank you OrlandoInformer!
What You Need to Know About Halloween Horror Nights 2017:
1) It’s Not For Kids
Nothing about the Halloween Horror Nights are geared up for kids. We’ve seen kids at past events, so it’s really down to parents to make the decision, but it’s definitely an older teen and adult event. Not only is the scare factor pretty high, but alcohol is sold throughout the park too.
We strongly urge parents with children under the age of 13 to reconsider visiting this event with their children. They will be exposed to extremely adult material.
3) Think Hard About Express Passes
We can’t express (no pun intended!) how popular these events are. The Express Passes are essential on the peak nights, unless you’ve been able to visit several times. Yes, it makes it a high-priced night out, but your experience will be hugely diminished without an Express Pass on many nights. We made the mistake of not getting an Express Pass a few years ago and the lines were 2 to 3 hours for the popular haunted houses. We missed out on a LOT that visit.
By far our best experience was the RIP Tour in 2016. Loved it! If your budget allows, splurge for this if you want to see EVERYTHING with minimal fuss and no lines.