Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida
Are the Halloween Horror Nights only held at Universal Studios, or do they also hold them at Islands of Adventure?
If you don't have a ticket for HHN and you're in line for a ride at 6:30, do you get kicked off the ride?
HHN is only held in Universal Studios at this rime. Unlike Disney and their hard ticket events Universal completely empties the park at closing time(usually 5pm) and reopens the gates for HHN guests around 6pm.
However, you can get a head start on the crowds by purchasing a "Stay and Scream" ticket. The ticket allows you to enjoy the park during the day, and stay in the park during the hour transition period in one of the staging areas. Once the park re-opens for HHN, you're already past security and ticket scanning, and much closer to the houses than the front gate. It's a HUGE advantage, and actually makes it possible to experience every house without needing to purchase Universal Express. Stay and Scream guests can typically experience 2 houses before the mass of people get through the turnstiles (many of whom were lining up at the entry gates at 5 PM or sooner waiting for HHN to start).
Good point by Russell. We used the Stay & Scream three times last year and it made a world of difference in getting a jump on the throngs of people waiting outside the park turnstiles. We generally hung out at Finnegan's staging area in N.Y., That way you can get a brew while you're waiting. And generally they let us out of the staging area apx. 15 minutes "before" the stated release times.
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