Universal Orlando Weekly Preview — September 15, 2018

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Halloween Horror Nights is back and this year is shaping up to be one of the best. We will preview the scare zones and what new food offerings are coming this year in this Universal Orlando Weekly Preview.

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Horror Nights always offers unique, sinfully decedent food and drink, but this year they’ve turned it to 11. Universal Orlando is leaning into the Stranger Things tie-in by offering dessert-based waffles. Pick up Dessert Waffle Sundaes at the San Francisco Bakery, Waffle Ice Cream Pockets at Louie’s Gelato Window, and Waffles on a Stick (picture below) at a Benny’s Burgers (yes, based on the location in season one of Stranger Things).

Pizza Fries are back at the KidZone Pizza Company and Mel’s is bringing back the Fiery Onion Ring Burger if you are craving something savory. Slurp up three new signature mixed drinks to wash it all down: Totally L.I.T. (vodka, tequila, gin, rum, triple sec, lime, sour, and Coca-Cola), Wicked Rad Punch (blueberry vodka, raspberry vodka, triple sec, lemonade, and grenadine), and the Gnarly Twist (a combo of the Total L.I.T. and Wicked Rad Punch).

Thinking of going to Halloween Horror Nights but don’t know where to begin in your planning? We’ve got a fun run-down of what you need to know here.

Employee previews occurred this past Wednesday and fans are already raving about this year’s event. Below are some of the videos of the scare zones from Attractions Magazine.

Weekly Crowd Levels

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 into 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

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, Poltergeist, and Halloween 4 along with original concepts such as Carnival Graveyard. Tickets start at $62.99 plus tax and are now available.

Hard Rock Hotel offers Wine Riffs, on Friday, September 21. The dinner features a five-course meal with wine pairings, stories and tales of wine making, music, and more! Tickets are $125 per person, ages 21 and up, and include valet parking.

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

Joseph Matt

Avid amusement park and video game fan. Enjoys picking up rare beers at breweries, exploring cities, cooking, and sports.

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