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Universal Orlando hosts annual horror nights

Grace Dellago

Universal Studios Horror Nights in Orlando, Fla., began Sept. 7 and will continue until Nov. 4, with a total of 48 nights. This year, the park features Dr. Oddfellow along with a number of brand new houses. 

Halloween Horror Nights has been hosted at Universal Studios since 1991. Universal Studios’ haunted houses are known for their in-depth make-up, costuming and set designs. Horror Nights 2023 features eight haunted houses, three scare zones, death eaters, the Terror Tram and two shows–as well as spooky-themed foods & drinks. 

The 2023 haunted houses are Stranger Things 4, The Exorcist: Believer, The Last of Us, Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count, Universal Monsters: Unmasked, Dr. Oddfellow’s Twisted Origins, Dueling Dragons: Choose Thy Fate, YETI: Campground Kills, The Darkest Deal and Bloodmoon: Dark Offerings.  

“The scariest house this year was the new Stranger Things one, it had good characters and they set it up really well,” Hailee Roy, junior, said.

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The park closes to daytime guests at 5 p.m. along with the majority of universal rides, but anyone holding an additional ticket for HHN is allowed to remain inside the park in designated waiting areas. The event goes from 6:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. 

Universal will be keeping popular attractions open during the event as well including Transformers The Ride 3D, Revenge of the Mummy, Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts and Men In Black Alien Attack.

“When I went it was really crowded, the lines were all a 45- 60 minute wait,” Makayla Zarlip, junior, said.

Halloween Horror Nights offers two different ticket deals: Single tickets beginning at $77.99. Express passes start at $119.99 which allows you to skip the regular lines at all haunted houses.

The park allows for thousands of attendees each night. 

“I’m happy I got the express pass. It was well worth it and made the wait so much shorter,” Roy said.

It is also recommended to show up early to get to as many houses as possible as there are 10.

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Makayla Frederick, sophomore, is a staffer in War Cry. Frederick was eager to join the staff after hearing positive feedback from a friend about War Cry, which sparked her interest in writing. She has always been a passionate and talented writer and already enjoys the uplifting and motivating environment in the newspaper classroom. In her free time, Frederick loves riding horses, going to the beach and going on her boat with friends. Her goals this year for War Cry are to “succeed, meet new people, and improve [her] writing skills.”
Grace Dellago, Lifestyle and A&E Editor
Grace Dellago, junior, is entering her second year in War Cry as the Lifestyle and A&E Section Editor. Born and raised in Jupiter, Dellago spends the majority of her time outside of school with her friends and family at the gym or the beach. While in school, she enjoys journalism, forensic studies, and socializing with her peers. She wishes to attend the University of Georgia, where she plans to continue studying forensic science and focusing on developing her career. Until then, Dellago is excited to continue writing articles and bring her ideas to War Cry.

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