Stranger Things returns to Halloween Horror Nights

March 27, 2019, 11:18 AM · Who's ready to return to Hawkins, Indiana?

Universal announced today that the Netflix hit "Stranger Things" will return for another year in Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood. The 1980s-themed horror/sci-fi/fantasy series featured at both events last year with mazes based on its first season. This fall's mazes will be themed to the second and upcoming third season of the show.

This year’s chilling mazes pick up where last year’s mazes left off, continuing the suspenseful storyline where a predatory entity terrorizes the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, and delving even further into the parallel universe, referred to as the Upside Down.

The mazes on both coasts will also parallel the hit show as it leaps forward to 1985, taking guests on a terrifying excursion through portions of “Stranger Things 3,” which begins streaming July 4 on Netflix. As with the previous mazes, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort are partnering with Netflix and the creators and executive producers of “Stranger Things” to create authentic representations of the blockbuster series.

And we've got start dates for this year's events, too. Halloween Horror Nights begins Friday, September 6 in Orlando and on Friday, September 13 in Hollywood.

Get ready for the return of Stranger Things with our video from last year's Hollywood maze:

Replies (3)

March 27, 2019 at 12:21 PM

Not a surprise. Stranger Things was a huge hit that cemented Universal as the clear leader amongst theme parks for Halloween. I can't even imagine what the turnout will be like this year thanks to all the word of mouth from the previous event.

March 27, 2019 at 12:35 PM

Horror Nights in Orlando seemed over capacity every night except the few nights added last minute. I doubt adding a weekend or two during hurricane season will help spread out Florida fall crowds.

March 27, 2019 at 4:47 PM

Pretty sure Universal's spot has been sealed for a few years now with this event. I was pleasantly surprised by how good the Orlando house was (certainly better than the Hollywood one looked), it had some genuinely great scares and set pieces. As for crowds, that's why its worth it to get Express. Always. Have never not bought it since it was introduced and it always looks like it would be a nightmare without it, whereas it's been fantastic fun for us every year

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