Enjoy Halloween at Universal Studios!
As most of you are probably aware, Halloween Horror Nights has become one of the most popular, momentous events at Universal Studios in Orlando. Every year, millions of people wait with bated breath just so they can enjoy the festivities that celebrate not only the movie studio’s own collection of classic monsters but also the fantastic and frightening world of horror in general.
Sadly, the coronavirus pandemic has proven to be its own kind of horror story, which has prompted Universal Studios to cancel Halloween Horror Nights this year because it wouldn’t be in line with social distancing rules. The good news is that several somewhat low-key events will be taking place that will allow you to get your fill of all things horror while remaining safe from the pandemic. Let’s take a look at what Halloween at Universal is going to look like in 2020.
Frankenstein Haunted House
This year, Universal Studios will be home to two haunted house attractions. The first is based on one of the movie company’s classic creature features, The Bride of Frankenstein. Get ready for a true Universal Studios Halloween as the infamous Bride attempts to bring back her one true love, Frankenstein’s monster. Along the way, she has absolutely no qualms about experimenting on unsuspecting victims. If you’re not careful, you could be next!
Tooth Fairy Haunted House
Who would’ve thought that a child’s fairy tale meant to excite and calm them about losing a tooth could be twisted into something so… well… twisted? The second haunted house to be featured at Universal Studios this year, Revenge of the Tooth Fairy, puts you in the middle of a creepy manor filled with yellowed-clawed creatures that are taking the teeth of children by force. If you think the dentist is scary, you haven’t seen anything yet!
Costumes Are Encouraged
As you no doubt expected, costumes are absolutely encouraged throughout Universal Studios during Halloween season. You’ll find all manner of ghouls, goblins, superheroes, ninjas, princesses, and monsters everywhere you look. There are certain costume restrictions, however, so be sure to check the Universal Studios website for the precise guidelines. If you don’t feel like dressing up, feel free to come as yourself.
This is definitely going to be an unusual year for trick-or-treating. In some areas of the country, it’s been banned entirely while other local governments haven’t yet made an official decision. The good news is that Halloween at Universal will feature a trick-or-treating event at the Islands of Adventure. Children 12 years of age and younger will each receive a free bag that they can take to participating retail stores for a single fill-up of goodies at each one.
Horror Nights Tribute Store
As they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery. While the Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights won’t be occurring this year, its spirit will live on in the form of a tribute store. Featuring four gorgeously detailed and themed rooms, you’ll find loads of merchandise and specialty food items available for purchase. We know you’ll absolutely love the items available, but fair warning – this stark reminder of the beloved event may be a little bittersweet.
Horror Makeup Show
The horror industry certainly wouldn’t be nearly as cool if it wasn’t for the amazing makeup effects that Hollywood and others have created over the years. To celebrate the milestones that have been reached, you’ll be given a live, behind-the-scenes presentation to see how top makeup and special effects artists work their magic for the small and big screens. Even if you’re a horror movie guru, there’s a very good chance that you’ll learn a few things.
Scarecrow Stalk Scavenger Hunt
If you fancy yourself a scavenger hunt, you’re in luck! At any time during your visit, feel free to grab a brochure that lists 13 custom-crafted scarecrows and skeletons that have been strategically placed throughout the park. If you can find all of them, you’ll receive a free candy sampler bag. This is a great activity that you and your kids can do together throughout the visit. Better act quickly, though, because the scavenger hunt only lasts as long as the candy bags do.
Contact World Class VIP for Halloween at Universal Studios
As you can see, Halloween at Universal is going to be different this year, but it’s still going to be awesome. The only way to possibly make it better is by signing up for a VIP Universal Studios tour. The Universal and Disney VIP tour guides at World Class VIP will help you create an itinerary, book Universal or Disney hotel reservations, discover great places to eat, reduce the time you spend standing in line, find your favorite characters, and other great perks. To learn more about our VIP experience or to receive a free, no-obligation quote, call us at (407) 270-2519 today.
*Note, World Class VIP does not provide tours of Halloween Horror Nights.