PHOTO REPORT: Universal Orlando Resort 9/22/22 (Halloween Horror Nights Maps, Freestyle Secret Menu, NFTs, New Universal Monsters Merchandise, and More)

Welcome to another spooky night at the Universal Orlando Resort. We’re back at Universal Studios Florida and ready for more Halloween Horror Nights fun, When arriving at the New York Stay and Scream area tonight, we were excited to find that the maps have finally arrived.

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The event guides were delayed this year, so if you visited at the start of the season, maps were not available. Of course we grabbed one for our collection.

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In case you missed it, there are Halloween Horror Nights NFTs available now. The larger sign had been removed due to a typo, but a smaller sign has popped up outside of the Universal Studios Store.

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If you picked up this year’s limited edition record from Midnight Syndicate, there is a signing at the 5 & 10 on October 5 from 6 PM to 9 PM.

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The lines for food tonight have been really short, despite the park being busy. We took advantage of these short lines to grab some of our favorite HHN snacks. When there’s no line at Louie’s, it’s time for Reuben Fries. You can get Pizza Fries or Reuben Fries here at Louie’s Italian Restaurant if you want to skip the lines at KidZone Pizza Company. Unfortunately, the Vegan Pizza Fries are only available at KidZone.

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There are some pre-packaged snacks for those with certain dietary restrictions. Louie’s Italian Restaurant, KidZone Pizza Company, and Cafe la Bamba are some of the locations we’ve spotted these treats.

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These short food lines are just so tempting.

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Couldn’t resist the call of Lil’ Boo’s Spicy Pumpkin Bun. These are one of the best snacks available for Halloween Horror Nights. You can read our full review of this and the rest of the booth in our post here.

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Grab a Freestyle cup and get ready for the secret menu! There’s a secret menu option on the Freestyle machines.

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Tap the vault icon and enter the passcode to access the secret menu drink! We won’t spoil the secret here.

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If you’re Lil’ Boo’s biggest fan, you might just need Lil’ Boo’s biggest fan. These were flying off the shelves tonight. They’re $15 and we found it in the Tribute Store.

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Sahara Traders has so much new Universal Monsters merchandise. This reversible Bride of Frankenstein bucket has is perfect. This hat is available for $30.

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There’s also a Frankenstein cap for $27.

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The pins and keychains are absolutely beautiful. The pins are $11 each and the keychains are $13.

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This bag is sure to sell out quickly. It’s simple and elegant and can be found at Sahara Traders for $60. The lightning bolt zipper is a nice touch.

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Now that Fall has arrived, this Frankenstein hoodie is a great way to stay warm on a cool night. This hoodie is $55. There’s been a ton of new Universal Monsters merchandise released lately, so stay tuned for our full merchandise post.

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We took a ride on Transformers and noticed an effect we hadn’t seen in forever. After the scene where Megatron shoots at the ride vehicle, the smoke effect has returned.

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Wait times are around 100 minutes during the peak of the night. A few houses have 2 hour waits. Even Hellblock Horror had an hour wait. It’s been getting busier each night since the event started.

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That’s all for this trip to the Universal Orlando Resort. Thanks for following us around the park tonight. Be sure to stay tuned to Universal Parks News Today for more updates.