HALLOWEEN SEASONAL EXPERIENCE (2020)

HALLOWEEN SEASONAL EXPERIENCE (2020)

YEAR:

2020 (Seasonal Event/Experience)


Halloween Horror Nights 30 was canceled due to the Covid pandemic. Universal Orlando did offer Halloween-themed options and some haunted houses during regular park operating hours. The haunted houses, "Scarecrow Stalk" Scavenger Hunt, & Trick or Treating at IOA were included with daily admission.


EVENT NAME:

Universal Orlando Halloween Seasonal Experience (aka "HHN Lite 2020")


LOCATION:

Universal Studios


CATCH PHRASE:

"Seasonal Offerings"


ICON/ICONS:

NONE


DATES:

September: 18 (Team Member/ Premium Preview)

September 19-20, & 26-27 (2020)

October: 3-31 (2020)

November: 1 (2020)


HOURS:

Universal Studios Daily Park Hours

Event operates rain or shine.


TICKETS:

Included with admission to Universal Studios.


HAUNTED HOUSES:


House #1 Name: Universal Monsters; The Bride of Frankenstein Lives

House Location: Soundstage 23 (SS23)

House Description:

“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.


House #2 Name: Revenge of the Tooth Fairy

House Location: Soundstage 24 (SS24)

House Description:

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.


House #3 Name: Beetlejuice

House Location: Parade Warehouse (B79)

House Description:

Enter the world of the original film, more twisted and terrifying than ever. Wander checkered hallways and through the model graveyard as the infamous bio-exorcist haunts you, taunts you and torments you at every turn. It's Showtime!



OTHER SEASONAL OFFERINGS:


2020 Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store

Location: NY Streets/Macy's


Skeleton Bar

Location: Cafe La Bamba in Central Park Area


Scarecrow Stalk Scavenger Hunt

Location: Throughout Universal Studios


Trick or Treating (Costumes permitted!)

Location: Islands of Adventure


Various Fall/Halloween-themed "food options" & pop-up food venues

Location: Throughout Universal Studios



OTHER INFORMATION:


Halloween Horror Nights 30 was canceled on July 24th, 2020.


The Beetlejuice Haunted House opened for the final weekend of the seasonal event.


EVENT TIMELINE:


November 4th, 2019 - September 10th to October 31st revealed to be date range for HHN30.


December 23rd, 2019 - November 1st added to the event calendar.


March 10th, 2020 - The tickets went on sale. Also, the number of haunted houses (10), scarezones (5), and live shows (2) were revealed.


May 21st, 2020 - The "2 For 1" Ticket Promotion is extended through July 22, 2020.


July 15th, 2020 - Icon and Year-based "retro merchandise" is offered for sale on the Universal Studios Online Store.


July 24th, 2020 - Due to the Covid pandemic, the event is revealed to be canceled for the 2020 haunt season.


July 27th, 2020 - The first rooms of the 2021 Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store open to the public during normal Universal Studios operating hours. An additional section to the store is "teased".


August 19th, 2020 - #HHN Forever tag is shared by Universal Orlando.


August 21st, 2020 - The last sections/rooms of the tribute store opened. Beetlejuice is revealed.


August 27th, 2020 - The limited edition Midnight Syndicate: The Music of Halloween Horror Nights‎‎ vinyl is released and sells out quickly. Artist signings of limited edition artwork sold at the store also occur at the tribute store throughout the event.


September 14th, 2020 - "Seasonal Offerings" are announced by Universal Orlando. Two haunted houses (Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankensten Lives and Revenge of the Tooth Fairy) will be open duirng regular park hours & will be included with regular admission.


September 18th-20th - Team Member Preview and Testing Weekend opens for the Seasonal Offerings.


September 22nd, 2020 - The dates of the Seasonal Event/Experience offerings are announced.


October 31 and November 1st, 2020 - The Beetlejuice haunted house is opened for the final weekend of the event.