Universal’s Halloween Event Crowds Disappear, Streets Empty

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Lately, we have been discussing theme Park crowds, as we have noticed a dramatic drop compared to the busy summer season we recently experienced.

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Now, as kids have returned to school, both Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World seem to not be as crowded on a consistent basis as we said a few weeks ago. At Universal Orlando Resort we have noticed a pretty big dip in wait times. However, their Halloween event, Halloween Horror Nights, seemed to be bringing in the crowds.

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We recently reported photos of the busy entrance of CityWalk as Guests crowded together to get to security. Then some of the houses at the Universal Studios Florida event even hit capacity! That being said, the crowds are not always around at the event. Bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) shared multiple aerial photos of the event, looking at different queues, scare zones, and overall landscaping of the Park and from a bird’s eye view, it seems that the event does not always have heavy crowds; in fact, the Park looked quite empty.

As a preface, we do not know when these photos were taken during the event, and crowds tend to dwindle heavily after midnight.

This is the queue for Bride of Frankenstein, which we can see is not being filled. We can also see Guests in view. However, there is plenty of space between everyone as crowding is minimal.

An overall look at the Seek and Destroy scare zone, as well as its surrounding streets, shows how empty the event was looking.

Aerial look at #HHN at Universal Studios Florida. At bottom is the main stage of the Seek and Destroy scare zone. At top are tents of outdoor kitchens, including a recently added Twisted Tater kitchen.

A closer look.

Aerial overview of the #HHN Seek and Destroy scare zone in Universal Studios Florida.

Another zone, Lights, Camera, Hacktion: Eddie’s Revenge, looks empty from above.


Aerial overview of a #HHN scare zone. Lights, Camera, Hacktion: Eddie’s Revenge.
Mel’s Die In also top left.

As we mentioned, it may be that these photos were taken after crowds began to leave, but as we can see, the crowded images that we have been seeing are not a good example of what the event looks like throughout the evening. On a recent trip to the event, we were even able to walk onto a majority of the houses after midnight, and crowds became minimal, so these photos do represent how Halloween Horror Nights crowds can be non-existent at times.

Have you been to Halloween Horror Nights yet? Are you planning to attend?

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