Halloween Horror Nights 2013 dates revealed as Universal Orlando extends the terror into November

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Though the summer season is rapidly approaching, Universal Orlando has already begun looking toward fall, announcing the dates for Halloween Horror Nights 2013, beginning earlier and ending later with 27 nights of frights.

The event will kick off on September 20, 2013 and continue on select nights all the way through November 2. Halloween Horror Nights normally ends on October 31, but with Halloween falling on a Thursday this year, it makes sense to keep it running across the extra Friday and Saturday evenings.

The complete list of Halloween Horror Nights 23 dates is:
Sept. 20-21, 26-29, Oct. 3-6, 10-13, 16-20, 23-27, and Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

Universal Orlando is promising “it will be unlike any other year,” but has yet to reveal any details about this year’s themes, haunted mazes, shows, or scare zones. But the official Halloween Horror Nights web site does note that the event will once again take place at the Universal Studios Florida theme park, with no mention of expanding to Islands of Adventure this year.

The creative team behind the event in Orlando is once again working with that of Universal Studios Hollywood to develop ideas for their scares. Rumors suggest a return of “The Walking Dead,” after the popular TV show drew huge crowds at last year’s event, with a new haunted house based on season 3’s prison setting. But that’s just a rumor for now. More details will surely be revealed in the coming months leading up to the event.


  1. joe bachan

    why not october 28,29 and 30th?

    1. Ricky Brigante

      Oct. 28 and 29 are Monday and Tuesday, which never have Halloween Horror Nights dates. I’m not sure why they opted to not have the event on the 30th though. They do have other Wednesday dates.

    2. Chris

      Because they dont want to kill the scareactors. That would be over a week of scaring them. If they did those days it would be 10 straight days.

  2. Nicky

    I’m hoping for at least one show, scarezone or house that pays tribute to the 100th anniversary of Universals first horror movie Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 1913. It should be different from last years House of Horrors.

  3. Nicky

    Sorry I meant tribute to any of Universals classic horror monsters that differentiates from last years House of Horrors.

  4. RickMiah

    Cant wait..so excited for this year.was last there at Bloody Mary and I’m coming all the way from yorkshire in England so I hope that this year is going to be another amazing theme.love how you Americans treat halloween with such gusto and enjoy it like it should be..see y’all soon

  5. blueesword

    i hope the do expand to islands last year i went on the 15 and one guy who worked there said that there was estimated to be 23000 people there of course i didn’t believe him till i saw every house had a 300 min wait

  6. LinnVicious

    EVIL DEAD PLEASEEEEE!!! I think an evil dead house would be extremely appreciated by fans of new and old. Walking dead prison sounds better than last years.. tho i LOVED SILENT HILL! :3 me and my husband cant wait! Hope our “two cents” helps!

  7. Merici

    Can you use the yearly pass for hhn 23 also?

    1. Leila


    2. scott

      No HHN is a separately ticketed event.

      1. leandro

        hellraiser laberint in horror nights plese


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