Universal Halloween Horror Nights

By: Ellie Greenberger

So my family does used to take our family on trips for Halloween. My birthday and my two other brothers birthday both fall around Oct. 31. So instead of presents and parties, my parents would take us to do things. One of the coolest things that I ever got to do was go to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Orlando. 


Halloween Horror Nights is a series of high tech incredibly well done haunted houses. A lot of them were based on horror movies and TV shows. I am not a huge horror movie fan, but I love haunted houses. 


My brothers were younger so my dad decided to go with me. I thought that he would make me feel safer… He only laughed whenever I would scream. But either way we had so much fun. At the time I was younger and it was incredible to get a chance to see so many different people of different ages all in one place. 


One of the most terrifying moments of it all was the fact that they have areas where people in costumes roam around trying to pop out behind you. In addition, they open a select number of rides for the night so that some of the rollercoasters are operating. Rollercoasters also happen to be one of my favorite things. 

Photo by Robert Heiser on Unsplash

For this year here is a list of the themed houses at Orlando Universal Halloween Horror Nights. Dates range from Sept. 14 to Nov. 3:


  • Stranger Things
  • Halloween 4
  • Poltergeist 
  • Trick’r Treat Halloween Maze
  • The Horrors of Blum House
  • Carnival Graveyard
  • Dead Exposure
  • Scary Tales Deadly Ever After
  • Seeds of Extinction
  • Slaughter Cinema 


Check out more at:  https://orlando.halloweenhorrornights.com/site/