Universal Orlando announces dates for Halloween Horror Nights 27

February 23, 2017, 3:44 PM · Sure, it's February, but for horror fans, it's never too early to start thinking about the next edition of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights. Universal Orlando today announced the dates for this fall's event, which will run for 34 nights, starting Sept. 15.

Tickets and vacation packages also are now on sale for Halloween Horror Nights 27, which is a hard-ticket, after-hours event at Universal Studios Florida. Here is the schedule of nights for this year's event:

Sept. 15-17, 21-24, 29-30
Oct. 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-31
Nov. 3-4

"Flex" tickets good for one of any of the nights during the event are now on sale for $80.99 at halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/tickets.html. If you're not considering going on a Saturday night, you can save $11 by getting a Sunday-Friday Flex Ticket for $69.99.

Vacation packages start at $225-339 per person per night for stays at Universal Orlando's on-site hotels. Those are available at halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/vacation-package.html.

Last year's event included houses featuring American Horror Story, The Exorcist, Halloween, Krampus, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Walking Dead, in addition to original IP, including event icon Chance.

Which franchises and characters are you hoping to see at this year's event? We expect Universal to start revealing properties sometime this spring.

Our review of last year's event:

Replies (11)

February 23, 2017 at 4:46 PM · The Thing!!!
February 23, 2017 at 5:38 PM · I'll take "Really Cheesy Promo Photos" for $1,000, Alex.
February 23, 2017 at 11:51 PM · It's still too early for Stranger Things, so give me some Poltergeist baby!
February 24, 2017 at 7:57 AM · The Thing, yes. Also, how about The Descent!
February 24, 2017 at 12:37 PM · I agree bring on ThE THING and The poltergeist!
February 24, 2017 at 3:59 PM · Did anyone else notice they gave the fiberglass Linda Blair doll thing a Rachel Green haircut ... Way to keep it topical Universal.
February 25, 2017 at 1:06 AM · I did The Exorcist maze at Universal Hollywood. I thought it was a devil of a maze. Bad pun aside, yes it was good, and real scary. I figure they'll bring it back this year.
February 25, 2017 at 4:36 AM · I found that the Exorcist house in Orlando last year mostly disappointed against expectations. Missed opportunity, IMO. Should have been among the best houses of 2016 considering the IP, and yet it mostly came off as meh.
February 25, 2017 at 11:02 PM · That's your opinion, or maybe the Orlando one wasn't as good?
My buddy that night heard a woman say, "I didn't like that Exorcist maze, it was too scary." Uh, that's the whole idea, isn't it?

P.S.: I just looked at a video of the Orlando version, and I agree that the one in Hollywood was considerably better. Are the mazes always so different on each coast?

February 26, 2017 at 1:21 PM · Only one house I want to see Ash Vs the Evil Dead, bring on the Boomstick !!!
February 26, 2017 at 6:28 PM · Is Universal Orlando ever again going to host its Halloween Horror Nights event at Islands Of Adventure? I really dislike Universal for keeping the event at Universal Studios only.

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