Four Tips for Navigating Halloween Horror Nights Orlando #HHN23

by Carrie with Children with comments closed

Last week, I gave you a sneak peek at our ‘date night‘  out to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort.  It was a great night out and definitely a different (but very fun) experience to visit the parks with no kids!  (You can check out my entire recap on the VISIT FLORIDA Family Insider page.)

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As this was our first experience at Halloween Horror Nights, I thought it would be helpful to share some of the tips we learned while we were there. Also, just an FYI – Halloween Horror Nights is best for those ages 13 and up – it’s scary!   I look forward to hearing your tips too!

Buy An Express Pass

The Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass allows you to bypass the regular lines one time at each of the houses and attractions. If you go, this pass is definitely worth spending a little extra money on — our wait times were lessened dramatically, allowing us to see and do more during the night.

Check Wait Times Online

While you are the park, log on to on your phone or device to get up-to-the minute wait times.  The houses are spread throughout the park and knowing the wait times can help you decide which houses to visit first.  (Although, I”d recommend going to An American Werewolf in London first, it’s the most popular.)

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Get A Map!

The houses and shows that are featured during Halloween Horror Nights are special for this event.  It’s best to pick up a map on your way into the park.  Some of the venues that you’d be familiar with during the day are transformed into other areas at night.  The best example, The Fear Factor Live show theater is transformed into Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure.  (It’s a great show, by the way!)

Experience The Rides Too!

Many of the larger rides – Despicable Me, The Transformers:3-D The Ride, The Simpsons ride and the new Springfield U.S.A areas are all open during the nighttime events.  The wait times are minimal since most visitors are there for the houses. It’s a great time to check out Universal Studio Orlando’s newest adventures.

Have you been to Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando?  What are your tips? 


** My husband and I were guests of Universal Orlando Resort and given complimentary tickets and accommodations.  Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own. **