Universal Orlando To Offer Two Halloween Horror Nights 2020 Haunted Houses During The Day
When Universal Orlando canceled Halloween Horror Nights 2020 earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, many fans were disappointed. However, they will still be able to get their Halloween fix in 2020!
Universal Orlando Resort will offer a daytime operation for two Halloween Horror Nights houses for 2020. Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives and Revenge of the Tooth Fairy will be included with admission on Saturday, September 19th & Sunday, September 20th operating during regular park hours. For now, the plan is to operate them as a test on September 19 and 20 only. Universal hasn’t announced if the houses will be offered on additional dates — However, since it’s a test, if things go well, they could extend the offering beyond this weekend.
Official description of Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives
“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.
Official description of Revenge of the Tooth Fairy
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.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Universal will be implementing a number of safety measures to how the houses operate:
- Everyone will be required to wear a face mask.
- There will be social distancing guidelines in the queue lines as well as inside the houses.
- Plexi-glass will be installed in certain areas of the houses to keep guests separated from scare actors.
- The use of hand sanitizer will be required before entering each haunted house, and will be available upon exit.
- Capacity will be limited to manage guest flow inside the houses.
A Virtual Line experience will be in place for the two houses via the Universal app and they come with a strong warning for kids: “WARNING: HAUNTED HOUSES MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND ARE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. NO COSTUME MASKS ALLOWED”.
Team members will be the first to experience this seasonal test offering, as there will be a special preview this Friday morning. Limited reservations are available for team members on a first-come, first-served basis and are required as there will be no standby queue. Team members are limited to one time slot each.
The two houses will open to Premier Annual Passholders who RSVP on Friday, September 18. It will then be available to all guests on Saturday Sept 19 and Sunday Sept 20 while reservations last. No other dates have been announced… yet.
Guests will be allowed, (AND ENCOURAGED) to wear costumes to get into the spirit of Halloween this weekend only. However, there are strict guidelines that guests must adhere to. Islands of Adventure will offer family-style fun and trick or treating for the first time ever! The experience is for guests 12 years of age and younger who must be with an adult to participate. One trick-or-treat bag will be available per guest and one fill per participating location. Participating locations will be designated by a “Pumpkin sticker” at the entrance.
The news of the limited offerings comes during what would would have been the official Halloween Horror Nights 30 season. Universal still plans to hold the full Halloween Horror Nights event in 2021. In the meantime, Universal has been offering Halloween-themed merchandise and treats at the Tribute Store, which opened at the end of July. The store was expanded last month to include two new rooms, including one themed to Beetlejuice.
The two houses will open to Premier Annual Passholders who RSVP on Friday, September 18. It will then be available to all guests on Saturday Sept 19 and Sunday Sept 20 while reservations last. No other dates have been announced yet…. but, according to permits filed with the city (seen here), we could see a few more houses pop up this Halloween season.
For more information and tickets , visit the official Universal Orlando website by clicking here.
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