See if you can beat the odds on select nights from September 23-October 31 and survive Halloween Horror Nights 21 at Universal Studios Florida.
Test your luck and take your fate into your own hands as you venture into a nightmarish maze of 8 all-new haunted houses, 6 bloodcurdling scare zones, 2 outrageous live shows and more.
It’s a game of wills to see if you can survive the odds while a horde of mutants, monsters and maniacs roam the darkened studio streets. But be careful what you wager – because at Halloween Horror Nights 21, nobody beats the house.
Now in its 21st year, Halloween Horror Nights annually draws hundreds of thousands of horror fans from around the globe to this one-of-a-kind event. Tony Timpone, Editor of Fangoria Magazine, said, “After visiting scream parks all across the U.S. for the last 20 years, I can easily say that Universal’s is the best in the business… Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate Halloween experience.”
HHN 21 Map
HHN 21 Dates & Prices
Sep. 30, Oct. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29: 6:30 PM – 2:00 AM
Oct. 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27: 6:30 PM – 1:00 AM
All Other Event Nights: 6:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Single Night Admission: $81.99 + tax
Rush of Fear Pass (All Nights for First 3 Weekends): $69.99 + tax
Rush of Fear Pass w/ Express Access (All Nights for First 3 Weekends): $169.99 + tax
Frequent Fear Pass: $81.99 + tax
Frequent Fear Plus Pass: $96.99 + tax
Frequent Fear Pass w/ Express Access: $169.99 + tax
Frequent Fear Plus Pass w/ Express Access: $219.99 + tax
HHN 21 Commercial
Location: Parade Building (B-79)
Four ships began Columbus’s fateful voyage, only three became legend. Condemned to a watery grave, the mutinous and cursed crew of that 4th ship has returned with a vengeance. For within the walls of a Spanish fort, a maelstrom has brought from the depths….death itself.
H.R. Bloodengutz: Holidays of Horror
Location: Disaster Queue
Join creature feature host, H.R. Bloodengutz, in his final televised broadcast as he presents a SCARE-athon of holiday-based horror that is guaranteed to cleave you screaming for more.
The In Between
Location: Sprung Tent
An ominous portal reveals a 3rd dimension where all is not what it seems: a realm where our world and another collide. Surrounded by fiendish creatures, your eyes will deceive you with every step through this phantasm of terror.
Nightingales: Blood Prey
Location: Sound Stage 23
Within every war, the Nightingales have appeared. Able to transform themselves to fit any setting, these savage banshees feed on the weak and the helpless. Patrolling WWI era trenches, you discover that you are more than just at war…you’re being hunted.
Nevermore: The Madness of Poe
Location: Sprung Tent
The madness of Edgar Allan Poe’s greatest works has come to life. Step into the mind of the iconic writer, where every turn of the page takes you closer to the brink of insanity.
Saws N’ Steam: Into the Machine
Location: JAWS Queue
Spinning blades and massive, crushing pistons await you around every corner as you are forced deeper into the bowels of a mechanical nightmare. Give yourself to “The Machine.”
Location: Sound Stage 23
Paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers in an isolated Antarctic outpost as they are infected, one by one, by a horrifying creature from another planet. In a place where there is nothing, they found something.
Winter’s Night: Haunting of Hawthorn Cemetery
Location: Sound Stage 22
As snow falls on this normally serene gothic cemetery, the deceased souls that occupy its confines have their sights set upon you, ensuring that the chill you feel up your spine is more than just the cold of night.
Location: New York
For decades now the city has been degrading from the effects of Acid Rain that still falls today, caused by factories which sprung up on the city’s edges during the 20th century. Those that have lived and survived the blistering decay are all alone in the city. Survivors have stripped the city of all life to sustain their own…dare to enter the ACID ASSAULT!
Canyon of Dark Souls
Location: International Food Bizarre
Upon entering into the Canyon of Dark Souls, you will feel like a small spec of humanity as the overwhelming sense of death surrounds you. Creatures that dwell within the Canyon are not welcoming so walk slowly as to not disturb them!
Location: Central Park
Enter, if you dare, into our garden where Evil grows. Nature has taken this once well manicured sanctuary back from the humans who once kept it. Now the creatures that inhabit the garden are making any human that enters their prey!!!
Location: Hollywood Boulevard
As daylight shines upon our Temptresses, their appearance, though evil, allows you the spectacle of beauty. As night falls, these 7 temptresses will show their true colors and take on their true Fatal Evil forms!! Beware of your own temptations!
Location: Shrek Alley
Journey through the ever changing maze of darkness! This all black maze will morph and change as you walk through it!!! You will not be scared the same way twice!
Your Luck Has Run Out
Location: Sting Alley
Enter if you dare into the lair of the LUCKY! Your choices will determine if you make it out alive! Witness lucks deadly wrath, will she choose you to be her next victim?!
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure
Location: Fear Factor Live Theater
Party on as those two most excellent dudes return to skewer the biggest names in entertainment and pop culture.
Location: Mel’s Die-In
A seductive, hard-hitting and raw, extreme drumming experience is revealed at Halloween Horror Nights 21! Don’t just see 1 show as there are 3 different shows nightly. Make the choice and experience DEATH DRUMS!
“Red you win, Black you lose!”
Lady Luck is a shape shifting entity who can take form in any time period. She is based on Fortuna, the Roman Goddess, who had two faces. Lady Luck also has two faces. She can appear to be beautiful and tempting. She can also appear as a monster. Throughout history, Fortuna is often represented with a wheel. The spinning wheel and the Ace of Spades, or “Death Card” are symbols associated with Lady Luck at HHN 21.
“I’d like to take some time to introduce myself – I bring you choice and fate. I was there when man first tasted fruit served up on a golden plate. He had his choice and made it. All I did was wait.”
“I was there when Columbus sailed. A rival captain as his mate. A simple coin toss seemed so innocent. Then he turned his crew to hate.” – The Forsaken
“I look for those with fortune made. With everything to lose- A gamble here. A proposition. The chance for more and more. I seek out those with reputation. Opportunity knocking at their door.” Nightingales: Blood Prey
“I watched the poet wander. More talent than those who’d come before. I offered him a choice and he chose Baltimore.” Nevermore: The Madness of Poe
“I am there when students cheat. Or play instead of learn. All work and no fun, I said. Go on and take your turn.” – The In-Between
“Do you want Utopia? Your goal is just ahead. Roll the dice. Pick a card. Or take an easy test. The end result is you’re alone, whichever one you guessed.” Saws N’ Steam: Into the Machine
“Curiosity is motivation for those who have to know. I watched them ponder this and that….and which way to go. But those things were not what they seemed beneath the frozen snow.” – The Thing
“The wealthy young newlywed wanted land to build and I offered several to decide. His final choice was a fateful one and cost the groom his bride.” – Winter’s Night
“The easiest are those so vane, that ego guides their way. Offered fame and adulation, the actors always play.” – H.R. Bloodengutz
“Some find my ways so puzzling, the purpose of my games. But really it is so simple really….I am a lady through and through, and Luck is my last name.”
All of the houses at Halloween Horror Nights 21 have a connection to Lady Luck. Hints were given to us via the interactive games on the official HHN website and via the RIP Tours.
A research assistant named Juliette is in Antarctica flying a helicopter and needs to get to the Norwegian Station, but only has enough gas to just make it! A horrible storm is coming! Juliette has a choice, try to make it to the station or land in a nearby town and wait for gas. The air traffic control tower asks Juliette if she will try and make it to the station or head for the nearby town. Juliette makes the choice to head for the station, which ends up being the WRONG choice as things go horribly wrong and she becomes THE THING! The voice on the radio from the tower was, LADY LUCK!
Edmund Clarke is an American who is thinking of enlisting with the British Troops during World War I. His family owns a dry goods business in the US and they try to convince him to stay in the states to run the business. He is more interested in humanitarian efforts than the wealth he could accrue from the family business. Edmond sees a poster about supporting the war from home and he sees a poster which encourages him to enlist. LADY LUCK is on the poster for enlistment. Edmond chooses the WRONG poster and enlists. He eventually faces the shapeshifting banshees in the medical hospital.
The Philippa Muniz (actually the name of his wife) is the little known 4th ship in Columbus’s fleet. The ship was captained by Antonio Cabot. Columbus and Cabot were rivals. They went before Queen Isabella, who commissioned the expedition, to ask for a decision about who would lead the expedition toward the New World. Lady Luck, in the guise of Queen Isabella, gives Cabot the choice between heads and tails in a coin toss. Antonio Cabot selects heads….but the coin comes up tails. Columbus leads the expedition and Cabot captains the 4th ship. Cabot and the crew aboard the 4th ship become angry at the decision and decide to mutiny against Columbus. The 3 remaining ships sink the Philippa Muniz. They all sign a pact to never speak of the incident. It is now 100 years later in 1592. A huge squall has brought the sunken Philippa Muniz up from the depths of the sea. The ship has landed on a Spanish fort and the crew is back to seek revenge.
The Nevermore maze has been in development for the last three years. It tells the story of Edgar Allan Poe….with a twist. Edgar Allan Poe was born Edgar Poe. He was never adopted by the Allan family after the death of his parents. He was very close to them and he eventually took the name Edgar Allan Poe. He was a pioneer American writer. He moved around the country and eventually settled in Baltimore at the age of 26. He married his 13 year old cousin, Virginia. Virginia died of TB at a young age. Her death is thought to have influenced many of Poe’s works. A day before his death in 1849, Poe was found disoriented and wandering the streets mumbling madly about “Reynolds”. No one knows who this individual was and Poe died mysteriously a day later….presumably from his madness.
The choice in Poe’s life came when he had to decide where he would move next. He had the choice to move to Boston or he could move to Baltimore, where he had some family and connections. The person who sold Poe the ticket that led him to Baltimore was…LADY LUCK. His choice led to his madness.
Louis and Bubba are college students. Louis is the assistant to his college professor. The college professor is LADY LUCK. Louis has the keys to the professor’s cabinet. The cabinet contains the “answer keys” the tests for the courses. Louis decides to help out his friend Bubba because Bubba is not doing well in class. Bubba and Louis find the test answer keys AND an ancient relic in the cabinet. The relic is a summoning board, which is similar to a very old OUIJA board. They take the summoning board with high hopes of using it to impress some girls. The professor, Lady Luck, calls the guys and gives them a choice to keep or return the summoning board. She warns them that it is dangerous. They make the WRONG choice to invite some women over to play the game. It opens a portal to another realm and they face the demons that haunt the realm. Everything surrounding the portal is burned…
The Horizon is a beautiful Utopia that is a front for a huge lie. Those entering The Horizon do not reach Utopia and live happily ever after….they are eventually killed and the liquid from their bodies is harvested so it can be used to power The Horizon’s machines. (There is no more water in this alternate universe!) An aptitude test is required to become a citizen of The Horizon. The questions at the bottom of the “test” ask you for height and weight. The Horizon uses this to decide how much “water” your body will yield. The person who administers the test is actually LADY LUCK. Once you are a citizen you can choose to go to the facility where extraction will take place OR you will be taken there forcibly at age 30. There is a group of citizens over 30 who are known as The Elite. It is The Elite who run the facility and decide who lives, dies or becomes another member of The Elite.
This is the story of Jonathan Hawthorn and his betrothed, Elizabeth. An old spinster woman, LADY LUCK, appears and offers Jonathan a choice between two plots of land on which he could build his future home. Jonathan chooses the WRONG plot of land. Elizabeth becomes ill and dies in 1831. Jonathan builds a memorial garden for her. It eventually becomes a cemetery. When Elizabeth was ill, Jonathan had turned to a controversial alchemist named Malcolm Trumbull to try to save her because traditional medicine had failed. Upon her death, Trumbull embalmed her in a way that would not allow her soul to rest. Elizabeth’s spirit has awakened other spirits in the Hawthorn Cemetery. Jonathan was so distraught that he took his own life on the third anniversary of his wife’s death. Malcolm Trumbull took over the caretaker and funeral director duties of the cemetery. He was succeeded by his son in the 1930′s. Each October a strange glow returns to the cemetery as Trumbull illuminates the graveyard with special lamps and oils that burn blue to contain the apparitions as they glide among the mausoleums and gravestones.
Larry Kurtzberg was a famous Broadway star in the 1930′s. His career has fizzled out. Larry seeks the help of a talent agency in the 1970′s in order to try to find work. The talent agent representing Larry is LADY LUCK. She contacts Larry with a choice: take a job as a Creature Feature host for Channel 21 WKNB (Carey, Ohio) OR go without work and be dropped from the talent agency. Larry makes the WRONG choice and takes the job. He is initially successful, but goes insane when his producer tells him that he is being fired due to low ratings….the result of Larry’s rampage can be seen in the maze.