Full Guide (With Reviews) to Halloween Horror Nights 30 at Universal Orlando Resort
The nation’s premier Halloween event has risen from the dead and returned full force for the 2021 season at Universal Orlando. Halloween Horror Nights 30 is well underway at Universal Studios Florida, and we’ve got your full guide to the event. From ticket and tour details to full reviews on houses and scare zones, this is your ultimate guide to HHN 30.
The event runs from September 3 through October 31, 2021, on select nights. The calendar below depicts the event nights and operating hours.
Halloween Horror Nights Express Passes give you “skip the line” access for each house and participating attraction during the event. Access can only be used for each house or attraction once per night.
Single-night express starts at $89.99 or can be added to multi-night tickets as seen above.
R.I.P. Tours give you a tour guide and direct access to houses and shows. The tour includes the following:
Priority V.I.P. entry to haunted houses and participating rides and attractions while on tour with R.I.P. Tour Guide (once per house, subject to itinerary and event operating hours)
V.I.P. entrance gate to Universal Studios Florida for the event
Commemorative R.I.P. Tour credential & lanyard
Complimentary Valet Parking (Guests will receive complimentary Valet Parking for one (1) vehicle based on availability and advance purchase)
Pre-tour reception in Cafe La Bamba
Access to exclusive cash bar locations during the tour (must be 21+ with valid photo ID to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages)
Reserved seating at select show(s)
Universal Express Unlimited ride access to skip the regular lines at participating rides and attractions (event hours permitting, excludes houses)
Regular R.I.P. tours combine your party and others, starting at $299.99 per person. A private R.I.P. tour gives your party of up to ten people the ability to have more freedom in choosing the itinerary and allows unlimited R.I.P. access to the haunted houses. Read our review of a private R.I.P. tour for more information.
Unmasking the Horror: Behind the Screams Tours
Unmasking the Horror is a daytime tour of a selection of houses. It does not include admission to Halloween Horror Nights. Admission to Universal Studios Florida or Halloween Horror Nights is not required to attend an Unmasking the Horror tour.
There is a 3-house tour and a 6-house tour. The house lineup is not guaranteed but barring any unforeseen circumstances, the lineups are as follows:
3-House Tour – Starts at $79.99
Universal Monsters The Bride of Frankenstein Lives
Revenge of the Tooth Fairy
Case Files Unearthed: Legendary Truth
6-House Tour – Starts at $129.99
The Haunting of Hill House
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
HHN Icons: Captured
Welcome to SCarey: Horror in the Heartland
The Wicked Growth: Realm of the Pumpkin
Puppet Theatre: Captive Audience
The Beetlejuice house is not included in either tour.
Stay and Scream
Stay and Scream areas allow Annual Passholders or daytime guests to remain in designated locations inside the park after closing and have access to line up for houses before the event starts for the night. If you don’t have regular daytime admission, you can purchase a Scream Early ticket for $30, which grants you admission to Universal Studios Florida from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., at which time you will enter a Stay and Scream area.
Signs will direct guests towards different Stay and Scream areas around Universal Studios Florida. Team Members will scan your valid Halloween Horror Nights ticket and allow you to enter the waiting area prior to the start of the event.
Event maps are on display, so make sure to grab one and start planning your night while you hang out in the Stay and Scream waiting area.
The Stay and Scream areas allow guests to line up early for haunted houses. Team Members will be holding signs for the different houses, and each Stay and Scream area allows access to different houses.
The Haunting of Hill House, Beetlejuice, and Welcome to SCarey are all accessible from the Stay and Scream area by Central Park and Springfield.
The Stay and Scream in New York allows you to line up early for the houses in the area, or visit one of the food booths in the area that open early. Grabbing a snack while you wait for the event to start is a great idea. Food in this area includes Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Twisted Taters, Jack’s Place, and the Carnival Courtyard booths.
Signs around the park provide warnings and remind guests of the Code of Conduct during the event. Don’t forget, there is a “1 Drink Per Person, Per ID” rule. You won’t be able to grab a drink for you and a friend unless they are present. Make sure everyone that wants a drink gets in line and has an ID, and please drink responsibly.
Hotel Guest Entrance
Guests staying at Universal Orlando Resort Hotels have an exclusive entrance to Halloween Horror Nights. We recommend taking advantage of this as lines to enter the event can be very long. You’ll find signs directing you to the entrance, which is located by the former Blue Man Group building.
You will need to have your valid room key in order to use this entrance.