Universal sets Halloween Horror Nights dates, starts selling tickets

Universal Studios has announced dates for the 2024 edition of its Halloween Horror Nights and started selling one-night tickets for the after-hours event.

For the first time, HHN will kick off in August. Opening night is Aug. 30. (Last year, it began Sept. 1.) Horror Nights will be held nightly, Wednesdays through Sundays, through Nov. 3, a total of 44 event nights, the same amount of evenings as in 2023.

Single-night ticket prices vary by date. The lowest admission fee is $82.99 on 11 select nights in September; the most expensive option is $122.99 on the middle three Saturdays of October. Opening night tickets are $102.99.

Prices for express passes range between $149.99 and $239.99, depending on the date. The pass gives access to shorter lines for the HHN haunted houses and select theme park rides. It does not include the general admission ticket for the event.

Universal is not selling multinight passes for HHN yet, and no themes for the 10 houses and five scare zones have been announced. A news release provided by Universal Orlando on Thursday says the event will include an “energetic live show.”

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Also now on sale are tickets for Behind the Screams and R.I.P. tours, as well as souvenir merchandise with a “Where Horror Lives” theme. For more information, go to universalorlando.com/halloween.

SeaWorld Orlando’s Howl-O-Scream event starts Sept. 6, while its daytime Halloween Spooktacular begins Aug. 31. Disney has not posted dates for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, an after-hours event at Magic Kingdom, for 2024. (It kicked off Aug. 11 last year.)

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