Halloween Horror Nights 2018 kicks off on Friday, September 14, and this year’s tasty treats have been revealed for Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.
With the arrival of an all-new “Stranger Things” maze at both parks, and at Universal Studios Singapore, there are plenty of “Stranger Things”-inspired dishes on the menu. Below, scroll through for a peek at the fun food coming to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.
Universal Orlando Resort
Several treats feature waffles, Eleven’s preferred snack on “Stranger Things.” First up, the Bananas Foster features two waffles served with banana cream cheese and hazelnut spread, topped with raisins, walnuts, whipped cream, and bananas foster sauce.
The Waffle Ice Cream Pocket Sundae features two chocolate chip waffles stuffed with strawberry ice cream and served with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, sprinkles, chopped peanuts, and topped with a cherry.
Strawberry Shortcake includes two waffles layered with fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and strawberry sauce.
The Triple Decker Extravaganza includes three waffles and layers of whipped cream, chocolate, peanut butter morsels, and jelly beans.
Waffles get a twist with the Fudge Dipped Waffle on a Stick, which you can top with peanuts or sprinkles.
Be sure to keep an eye out for a few more “Stranger Things”-inspired treats, like the Christmas Tree Light Cupcake and the 11 Mini Donuts:
For something on the savory side, visit Benny’s Burgers in the New York area of the park. Named after the diner from “Stranger Things” season one, you’ll find hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and chicken sandwiches, each served with a side of fries.
Returning favorites include the Fiery Onion Ring Burger at Mel’s Drive-In, Pizza Fries at KidZone Pizza Company, and the Chili Garlic Chicken Sandwich at Richter’s in the San Francisco area.
At the drink tents throughout Universal Studios Florida, grab one of this year’s three new Halloween Horror Nights signature drinks. Each libation is served in a unique blinking souvenir cup with a twisty straw. Choose from the following signature cocktails:
- Totally L.I.T. (Long Island Iced Tea) – Vodka, tequila, gin, rum with triple sec, lime, sour and Coca-Cola
- Wicked Rad Punch – Blueberry vodka, raspberry vodka, triple sec, lemonade and grenadine
- Gnarly Twist – A perfect sweet and sour combo of both the Wicked Rad Punch and Totally L.I.T.
A variety of beer and wine is also available at the drink tents this year. In addition, Chez Alcatraz and Finnegan’s have full bars.
Two non-alcoholic frozen beverages are available at the Gramercy Popcorn stand in the New York area and the food and drink stand near the front entrance of Universal Studios. This “Stranger Things”-inspired Syrup and Waffles blended treat is topped with tiny waffles.
And this Halloween-themed Candy Corn treat features a bottom layer of marshmallow, a middle layer of candy corn flavor, and a top layer of whipped cream and sprinkles.
You can also visit Voodoo Doughnut at Universal CityWalk for the new Halloween Horror Nights Tombstone Doughnut. The yeast-raised doughnut includes raspberry Bavarian cream, cookie crumble dirt and green grass sprinkles. Annual Passholders get first access to the doughnut by purchasing with a valid ID from September 10 – 13. AP discounts apply.
Universal Studios Hollywood
The California park is also getting some “Stranger Things”-inspired items for Halloween Horror Nights 2018.
Benny’s Burgers, named for the show’s family-owned diner, offers a beef burger served on a potato roll with a side of tater tots. Benny’s Chicken & Waffle Sandwich is grilled chicken drizzled with sage-maple aioli and topped with sweet and sour onions, lettuce and tomatoes. It’s served on Kellogg’s Eggo waffles with a side of tater tots.
The Upside Down Burger is served “upside down” and features spicy queso and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos served on a potato roll with lettuce, tomatoes, and a side of tater tots.
Demogorgon’s Totcho is a twist on the classic nacho with piles of tater tots covered in spicy queso, chili, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, sour cream and scallions.
Eleven’s Waffle Extravaganza mixes Reese’s Pieces, jelly beans, chocolate chips and whipped cream stacked high on three Kellogg’s Eggo waffles.
Also, keep an eye out for Loaded Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Mini Meatball Subs, and the Eggo Doughnut.