Halloween Horror Nights offers more ticket options than any other hard-ticket, after-hours theme park event. So let's run them down like a crying teenager at a haunted summer camp.
You can buy a variety of one-night "Flex Tickets" that are valid on different combinations of event evenings. Or you can buy "Frequent Fear" passes that are good on multiple nights. The "Rush of Fear" pass is valid for all of the event's first 10 nights. The regular "Frequent Fear" pass is valid for 21 designated evenings of the 34 event nights. And the "Ultimate Frequent Fear" pass is good for all 34 nights.
Visitors can add an Express Pass to the event pass, which gets you a one-time skip to the front of the line on each house and open attraction (price start at $79.99 and vary by date - event ticket not included). RIP Tours get you Express Pass access, along with a tour guide and access to a pre-tour private reception area, with appetizers (starting at $159.99). And the Scareactor Dining Experience is a buffet at the Classic Monsters Cafe, with scareactor photo ops (that's $49.99).
Looking for discounts? A UPC code from a Coca-Cola product can get you one-night Flex tickets starting at $59.99. And Universal Orlando annual passholders also get discounts on their tickets to the event.
Some nights will sell out, so buying in advance is strongly recommended. So is booking a hotel if you need one, as late September and the entire month of October is now pretty much high season at the Universal Orlando Resort, thanks to the enduring popularity of this event.
Universal's announced just two houses for this years event: the return of American Horror Story... and the debut of a house based on Stanley Kubrick's The Shining — the first Stephen King franchise to appear at a Halloween Horror Nights event.
Fans on the west coast will have to wait longer for their chance to buy tickets for Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights. No word yet on dates or when tickets will go on sale for that event.
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