As Halloween Horror Nights announcement season heats up, the physical beginnings of HHN 32 are beginning to take shape at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando.
Halloween Horror Nights Trusses
Trusses are now popping up at the intersection of Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone, Central Park, and Springfield, U.S.A.: Home of The Simpsons.
This particular truss is by the entrance for Animal Actors On Location! — across from the time-traveling steam locomotive Doc Brown invented at the end of “Back to the Future Part III.”
Over at SpongeBob StorePants, similar trusses are going up.
This entire area on the approach to E.T. Adventure usually hosts special food and beverage stands with items themed specifically to Halloween. Special lighting is implemented, and in the past, the entrances and queues for houses such as The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare, Universal Monsters: Legends Collide, The Haunting of Hill House, and Beetlejuice have been back here.
That being said, ongoing construction around the closed interior of the KidZone area may be altering this year’s layout in some way, as the space gets razed and slowly transforms into a DreamWorks Animation-centered spot.
Halloween Horror Nights is an annual hard-ticket event held each fall at Universal Orlando Resort. It takes place on select nights between September and October (and sometimes November). This year’s event will be held from September 1 through October 31.
Admission is separate from regular theme park admission. You do not need theme park admission to attend Halloween Horror Nights, but if you have a day ticket, it allows you to stay in the park to wait rather than exit and re-enter when the event opens. Tickets are currently available.
Halloween Horror Nights 32 will feature 10 haunted houses, 5 scare zones, and an unconfirmed amount of live entertainment. “The Last of Us” is only the second confirmed house, with “Chucky” having been announced last year. A fan-made speculation map of the rumored lineup also includes “Demon Slayer,” “The Exorcist,” and Universal Classic Monsters houses, but these haven’t been confirmed. “Stranger Things” is also expected to return to the event with a house based on the fourth season.
Guests can purchase Express Passes to skip the regular queue. RIP Tours offer a guided experience, with private and non-private options available.
Are you excited for the upcoming HHN festivities? Let us know in the comments.
Be sure to check out more recent Halloween Horror Nights coverage below:
- Premier Passholder Dates Announced for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort & Universal Studios Hollywood
- FIRST LOOK at ‘The Last of Us’ Merchandise for Halloween Horror Nights 32 at Universal Studios Florida
- RUMOR: ‘Dueling Dragons’ Themed Original House Coming to Halloween Horror Nights 32 at Universal Studios Florida
- RUMOR: ‘Stranger Things’ to Return to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort