#HHN2023 Stay & Scream Locations
Stay & Scream allows guests who are in Universal Studios (with a day ticket, 'Scream Early' ticket or an annual pass) to stay in the park at closing time. Guests must have a valid HHN admission ticket because HHN is a separately ticketed event!!!
The Universal Studios Florida park usually closes at 5:00 PM on event nights in order for staff to reset for the evening's HHN event. Regular park guests are directed to the park exit at closing.
Stay & Scream guests are moved to specified holding areas within the park to await the 6:30 PM opening of Halloween Horror Nights. Stay & Scream guests do not need to exit the park and line up to re-enter for HHN! The holding areas have food, beverages & restroom access.
Guests waiting in the Stay & Scream holding areas are released to specific haunted houses just prior to the official event start time. Each holding area funnels guests to different available haunted houses. This means Stay & Scream guests are the first guests in the haunted house queues prior to the opening of the front gate to regular guests! This is a significant advantage! (You are also free to move on to another open location within the park if you choose!)
Customer Service at Universal Orlando has confirmed the following Stay & Scream locations for #HHN2023:
•Soundstage 18 Courtyard/Production Central
(Dedicated UO Hotel Guest Entrance)
(Note: This entrance is for guests who are staying at any of the official Universal Orlando hotels. The scanning location is outside the park. It is on Citywalk between the Hard Rock Cafe & the Universal Studios Florida main entrance. The entrance drops you in Production Central between the Universal Studios Store and Minion Mayhem. You can often catch a glimpse of 'Opening Scare-a-monies' if you arrive early and are up front in the queue.)
(Note: You can often catch a glimpse of 'Opening Scare-a-monies' from this location. You have access to early entry into the queue for a select haunted house in the soundstage area.)
(Note: Finnegan's Bar is available for walk-up service in this Stay & Scream zone. You have access to early entry into the queue for a select haunted house in the soundstage area.)
•Richter's Burger Company/San Francisco
(Note: Chez Alcatraz & Richter's Burger Co. are available in this location. You have access to early entry into the queue for the haunted house in Fast & Furious.)
(Note: Check in is at the entrance area of Central Park. You can go to Duff Brewery or access early entry in queues for select houses in the rear of the park.)
(Locations are always subject to change/adjustment.)
We will update this article if anything changes. We will also list the haunted houses that each holding area will feed into once that information is finalized!