Halloween Horror Nights 31 Offering Something New While Going Back To The Beginning

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By Allison Rose  Sep 07, 2022 03:24 PM EST
Halloween Horror Nights 31 Offering Something New While Going Back To The Beginning

When the creative team at Universal Studios started to think about the theme for this year's Halloween Horror Nights it didn't escape their attention that this is the thirty-first year for the event.  Drawing on that idea, they decided to bring things back to where it all started…October 31st - Halloween.  Not only did they break out Classic Universal monsters in a new and exciting way but they brought us all the way back to when Michael Myers was a young boy who killed his sister.  With ten houses, five scare zones, two shows, and plenty of themed food and drinks, Universal Orlando Resorts once again offers a spooky fall season that won't soon be forgotten.
 
On select nights between September 2 and October 31 (43 total), guests can enjoy Intellectual Property houses such as The Horrors of Blumhouse, which is divided into two parts with the first part depicting the movie Freaky and the second part showcasing this year's The Black Phone.  Universal Monsters: Legends Collide brings The Mummy, The Wolf Man, and Dracula together in an epic battle to control the sun.  
 
As previously mentioned, Michael Meyers returns in the Halloween house, and in a new twist Halloween Horror Nights 31 features a house based on the music and videos by The Weeknd.  Announced in late July, The Weeknd "After Hours" house is sure to entice fans of the artist to buy a ticket.  The other six houses this year are original content and include Bugs Eaten Alive, Dead Man's Wharf Winter's Wake, and Fiesta de Chupacabras.  As in years past, all the houses include extremely detailed sets and noises, smells, and temperature changes to assault all your senses.
 
The Fuel Girls return this year with a bigger and better show called Halloween Nightmare Fuel Wildfire, the sequel to last year's Nightmare Fuel.  Once again, the high-energy laser light and music show over the lagoon is also back with Ghoulish! A Halloween Tale as this year's theme.  Both shows are highly produced spectacles and offer guests a well-deserved rest from being scared as scare actors jump out at them in all ten houses as well as the five scare zones located throughout the park.
 
As always, there are plenty of libations, treats, and snacks to purchase that offer some very creative culinary options.  From the magnolia popsicle to the maggot-covered cheese dog, there is something to please every palate whether you have a sweet tooth or are looking for something salty and savory or perhaps even a little "liquid courage" to get your evening started.
 
Merchandise is always present and the tribute store has numerous options for unique mementos. Expanding the square footage of the store a few years ago, the tribute store offers a little something for everyone and at various price points so everyone can walk out with some merchandise even if you are saving most of your spending cash on food and drinks.
 
While there are fans who attend Halloween Horror Nights every year, many are swayed by one or two houses in particular.  If I had to take a guess, this year's house "After Hours" based on the music and videos of The Weeknd, will be a big draw to entice the crowds.
 
Regardless of your reason for going to Halloween Horror Nights, you will undoubtedly leave the park having had a fun, shocking, and spooky experience.




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