Universal Orlando News — Week of August 10, 2019

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You are your own worst enemy as Jordan Peele’s hit thrill ‘Us’ and a new original concept house come to Halloween Horror Nights 29. More news, events, and trip planning inside this week’s roundup.

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ at Halloween Horror Nights

Follow along with Adelaide Wilson as she discovers The Tethered, evil doppelgängers we all have. Through the house she attempts to escape a revenge plot by her own Tethered through iconic scenes from the movie. Walk from the pier through the underground tunnels below the USA as Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ emerges at Halloween Horror Nights. Escape or be replaced.

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The final original concept house for Halloween Horror Nights is revealed: Graveyard Games. In the Ascension Parish Cemetery teens frequently play games among the gravestones, but the departed do not find it very fun. Ghosts, skeletons, spirits, and apparitions will punish those who vandalize the graves and catacombs.

There are repercussions for disturbing the dead.

Halloween Horror Nights 29 runs select nights September 6 through November 2. Tickets are available now.

Weekly Crowd Levels

Detailed crowd level information can be found here. (Note that crowd levels for the new Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure have and will likely continue to be extreme due to demand.)

Weather

 

Operating Hours & Early Park Admission

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

Admission

Two-day, two-park tickets are $284.99 per adult and $274.99 per child (plus tax). NOTE: Universal is running a buy two days get three days free promotional offer, good for five days for the price of two.

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

Showtimes and Refurbishments

Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration Showtimes

  • August 10 – 16: 9:00 p.m.

Universal’s Superstar Parade

  • August 10 – 16: 7:00 p.m.

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle

  • August 10 – 16: Ongoing from dusk till park close

Complete showtimes are available on Universal Orlando’s website.

Refurbishments & Closures

  • Fear Factor Live!: August 5 – November 15 (for use for Halloween Horror Nights)
  • Royal Pacific Resort Lobby Enhancements: March 1 – October 31 (phased)

Events & Festivals

Universal Orlando is celebrating their Annual Passholders this summer for Passholder Appreciation Days! Running August 12 – September 30, find exclusive discounts, offers, collectables, events, and more. For more information and details refer to Universal’s Passholder site.

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 leading the young men of his fraternity.

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