Fans of Universal’s seasonal offering, Halloween Horror Nights, were disappointed to learn that the event would not take place this year due to the pandemic. This has now officially changed. Kind of..
Universal has announced that a seasonal event with two houses will be in operation for daytime guests. This is a special testing period this weekend.
We speculated on this in our last discussion and it looks like we were right. The two houses testing this weekend will be; Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives and Revenge of the Tooth Fairy.
Both original houses are sure to wow fans, as these were both highly anticipated. The houses will also use a virtual queue system to prevent long lines out in the sun and to continue with safety protocols across the resort.
“We belong dead.” The last words of Frankenstein’s monster on that fateful night when his Bride rejected him. But his end was her beginning. Now the Bride is stepping out of the shadows to bring him back. And there’s nothing she won’t do as she sharpens her brilliance by experimenting on unsuspecting victims. The mate will have her monster. And the monster his mate.”
“The innocent traditions of the tooth fairy hide a darker ritual. All children must give up their baby teeth to the goblinesque tooth fairies or pay a gruesome price. Step into an old manor that has been overrun by yellow-clawed fiends who extract teeth by force. It’s an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”
This smaller event will begin on September 19 and run this weekend only. We expect Universal will potentially use this weekend as a test to find out if the event should proceed further. Hours will vary throughout the run and will be open during park hours. There will also be a Team Member preview on Friday, September 18th.
Universal is encouraging guests to dress up on their visit to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure this weekend. Go creepy, classic or as your favorite character.
Also announced is a trick or treating event at Islands Of Adventure for kids to collect candy! Grab a free trick-or-treat bag for your little one and go door-to-door collecting tasty treats from participating retail stores this weekend. Keep a look out for pumpkin stickers marking each location.
The trick-or-treating experience is for guests 12 years of age and younger who must be with an adult to participate. One trick-or-treat bag per guest and one fill per participating location.
Universal has also opened the Tribute Store in the New York section of Universal Studios Florida which features merchandise from Halloween Horror Nights.
It is unknown at this time if the houses used during this event will also appear at Halloween Horror Nights in 2021.
For more information, check out the official post from Universal Orlando here.
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