Universal Orlando Weekly Preview – August 11, 2018

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They’re heeeere! Halloween Horror Nights unveils two new houses this week, including one based on the classic horror movie Poltergeist. TouringPlans’ very own vlogger and Harry Potter recapper Brian is here to cover two-park touring plans for Universal Orlando, plus Adventura Resort opening and the week ahead at Universal Orlando.

HHN 28 | Seeds of Extinction & Poltergeist

Something is growing at Halloween Horror Nights with Seeds of Extinction, the newest original haunted house announced. Monsters take root as guests explore a post-meteor apocalypse world, where humanity is wiped out and meat-eating plans have taken over.

Poltergeist is a white whale property for Halloween Horror Nights, and this year you can finally experience all the fac- melting haunts in person. The 1982 classic will come to life as guests emerge from below the house (“You only moved the headstones!”) and witness the haunting of the Freeling family.

Halloween Horror Nights runs September 14 through November 3, tickets start at $62.99 plus tax and are now available.

Weekly Crowd Levels

We’re still in the crowded America vacation months with all the Universal parks seeing peak wait times and crowd conditions.

Detailed crowd level information can be found here.

Weather Report

It’s hot, it’s rainy, and it’s muggy. Afternoon storms are common as the highs reach the low 90s.

Park Hours and Admission

Show times are available on Universal Orlando’s website.

CityWalk is open until 2:00 a.m. with free self parking starting after 6:00 p.m.

Single-day, one-park tickets are at Value pricing. Base tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure are $115 per adult and $110 per child (plus tax).

Two-day, two-park tickets are $264.99 per adult and $254.99 per child (plus tax).

Volcano Bay tickets are at Anytime pricing at $80 per adult and $75 per child (plus tax).

Upcoming Events

Universal’s Adventura Hotel opens August 16! Follow along with Touring Plans on Twitter for impressions, thoughts, and updates.

Halloween Horror Nights returns September 14 through November 3. Explore ten haunted houses, five scare zones, and one show based on the horror movies and culture of the 80s! Experience TV shows and movies like Stranger Things, Chucky, and Trick r Treat along with original concepts such as Carnival Graveyard. Tickets start at $62.99 plus tax and are now available.

See you next week, and make sure to leave a question below for the Mail Bag!

Joseph Matt

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