Barricades Take Over Universal as Halloween Event Dominates Park

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Credit: Bioreconstruct

If you are headed to Universal Orlando Resort in the next couple of months, you may realize that things are looking a little spookier and more congested than usual.

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights Orlando
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This Friday, September 3, Universal Orlando Resort will begin its Halloween Horror Nights event for the 30th year. The event has a cult following and is one of the must-do events for spooky lovers in, or visiting, the Orlando area during September and October. We have already seen a majority of the decor and scare zones go up around Universal Studios Florida, and during the day even when the event is not taking place, it is important to remember that they will stay that way.

Another thing that Guests should be aware of is the queues that will be set up in certain areas of the Park for Halloween Horror Nights. Many houses are built backstage, so day Guests do not run into them, but queues may extend into the Park. Below, you can see a photo from Bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) of barricades completely taking over Music Plaza. This is typically an area Guests can relax in but will now be covered in steel walls for Halloween Horror Nights for the following months.

There will be 10 haunted houses around the theme park, so Guests can expect to see a little more clutter in certain areas of Universal Orlando, Florida, as ten extra queues must be put in place for the event.

As an example of the newly added set pieces around the Park, Bioreconstruct’s photo of one of the set pieces can be seen taking up a section of the Guest walkway and many others on this street of the Park alone.

How it started (Aug 13) and how it’s going at a #HHN Scare Zone set. Fallen gate is a recent change.

Although there is a lot more going on in the Park, Guests will still be able to meander their way around the Park. Plus, you will get to see all of the spooky decor at no added cost!

For Guests attending the event, as we have reported, plexiglass will be up in the scare areas of haunted houses to protect Team Members and Guests as the Delta variant continues to surge. Team Members will wear masks indoors; however, Guests are not required to do so.

What do you think of the Halloween Horror Nights decor at Universal Studios Florida? Does it bother you to see the decor up during the day, or does it get you excited for the spooky season?

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