More Props, Food Booth Decorations Added as Halloween Horror Nights 31 Nears at Universal Studios Florida

With a little over a week to go before the start of Halloween Horror Nights 31 at Universal Studios Florida, the terrors that await are starting to look more complete. Let’s see what’s new! 1

Horrors of Halloween

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Throughout Production Central, the Pumpkin Lord is making his presence known.

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Wooden sets have been erected near the trusses, with a 31 branded on them to mark both the 31st edition of the annual event and the fact that Halloween takes place on the 31st of October.

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At night, Scareactors may lurk behind these walls, but during the day, they’re part of another harrowing event: the search for stroller parking.

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When we passed by the next day, vines had begun to creep up the trusses.

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Also, one of the sets now had a display of traditional Halloween items, all covered by sinister roots.

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Something tells us the Pumpkin Lord isn’t a fan of trick or treating.

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There may have also been an unsuccessful attempt at cutting down the vines, as evidenced by this bloody hatchet.

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Masks and candy could also be seen. (I wonder if the Pumpkin Lord has met Major Sweets.)

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Conjure the Dark

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Over in San Francisco, the main show set for Conjure the Dark looks ready for some dark magic.

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Green grass-like curtains have been installed on both sides of the set, so Scareactors can make a dramatic entrance.

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A grassy area has also been set up to the left of the stage.

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Additionally, wooden crates containing even more grass are now in place on opposite ends of the street.

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A cart has been set up with plenty of items that should satisfy occult needs.

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There are plenty of pots, pans, and even a small cauldron.

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And then there’s this mysterious skull. Nothing concerning about that!

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One of the barrels next to the cart features the logo of Holladay, noting that it was for corn whiskey.

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Several crates containing more spooky items can be found near the entrance to Lombard’s Seafood Grille.

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Included is this unusual bat-like dragon piece.

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There’s also this antler. Could it have gone to the skull in the cart?

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A third display is up right next to the Lombard’s entrance.

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This display features a fur and plenty of cages.

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The following day, we found a mysterious object wrapped up on the stage.

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What could it be? We’ll certainly know by next Friday!

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Scarecrow: Cursed Soil

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Moving into Hollywood, an ofrenda (or altar) has been set up to celebrate Dia de los Muertos near the corresponding food booth.

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It features a gorgeous display of marigolds and candles to remember loved ones lost.

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Peeking into the food booth, a popcorn popper and freezer are now in place. Who knows what goodies await?

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A manual indicates that this will indeed be called a “Dia de Muertos” booth.

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Meanwhile, a large set piece is covered in a worn canvas, likely for scarecrows to stand on.

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Throughout the area, old-looking fence posts are up to evoke imagery of abandoned farmland.

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On one end of Central Park, a bar has been set up themed to the new house, The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare.

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The counters have the same artwork being used to promote the house.

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Sweet Revenge

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Over in New York, the entrance of the Tribute Store is looking nearly ready to open.

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Lights have been added to the marquee to help guests find the shop during the nighttime event.

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Strings of black and orange flags have been hung from the top, matching the festive look of the scare zone.

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Heading into Louie’s Italian Restaurant, a temporary wall has been set up as the restaurant prepares for the Scareactor Dining Experience.

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Through a gap, we could see old-looking barrels and an Egyptian sarcophagus, suggesting that the experience will be themed to Universal Monsters: Legends Collide.

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Finally, the food booths scattered around New York have all been given scary looks, including ones with skeletons, zombies, and ghosts.

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The large rectangles are likely where menus will be added.

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Of course, at least one house looks ready to dine on some guests.

Halloween Horror Nights 31 kicks off September 2 and runs through Halloween night, October 31.

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