Dos and Don’ts – Items to Bring to Halloween Horror Nights

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Your tickets are purchased and hotel booked for Halloween Horror Nights and you are ready to roll. But wait! HHN is a unique beast compared to touring a park normally or visiting other Halloween events. In this article, we will cover items to bring and not to bring to Halloween Horror Nights.

Do Bring

Earplugs 

Halloween Horror Nights is a LOUD event. There are revving chainsaws in the lands, pulsing music in shows, and startling sound effects in the haunted houses. All the staff wears earplugs and you should too. We suggest picking up some cheap, reusable earplugs on Amazon or a local hardware store. Pop them in when sounds in the haunted houses, scare zones, and shows become too loud.

Good Walking Shoes 

Just as with any theme park visit you will be walking a lot at HHN. But in addition to walking from attraction to attraction, you will find yourself queueing in lines only to walk more! Skip the spooky or gothic footwear and stick to comfortable walking shoes; your feet will thank you later.

Light Jacket or Wind Breaker

September and October weather patterns change drastically between the day and night. Check your weather forecasts and bring a light jacket or windbreaker if necessary. If rain is forecast we also suggest bringing an umbrella to provide more protection. If rain or cold weather is forecast still go. Rainy HHN days are among the event’s least attended.

Patience and a Sense of Humor

We have all been through a lot over the past 18 months, including the team members working the event. There are always first weekend issues to fix, long lines at food stands, and more. Come to HHN this year with some patience as front-line Team Members get their sea legs back. And remember, it’s just a theme park event, so have some fun.

Don’t Bring

Costume & Costume Masks

Universal strictly bans guest costumes and costume masks from the event. With costumed actors in the streets, the last thing the park wants are guests getting confused. Universal will still allow T-shirts and other themed items. The line between costume and “themed outfit” is a blurry one, we suggest avoiding any prosthetics, fake blood, or makeup and stick to a shirt.

Costume masks that cover the full face are strictly prohibited, but facial coverings such as surgical masks and three-ply face coverings for COVID-19 are allowed and encouraged.

Alcohol

Just like any other theme park, alcohol is not allowed into the event. Additionally, alcohol is not allowed past security at the parking garages and all alcohol purchased at CityWalk must be finished before entering the park. Here at TouringPlans, we encourage responsible drinking; any patrons shown to be visibly intoxicated will be turned away.

Offensive and/or Risque Clothing

While HHN might be boundary-pushing with horror and satire it does not want you to do the same. Leave at home any offensive clothing including, but not limited to, offensive language, offensive symbols, or derogatory terms. Same for risque clothing, keep it PG and family-friendly. The last thing you want is to be sent out of the park to change.

Light-Up Objects

Light-up objects are sold at Halloween Horror Nights but we suggest not purchasing them or bringing any with you. Not only is it another thing to carry they also must be turned off and put away while going through the haunted houses.

Do you have any must brings to Halloween Horror Nights? Leave them in the comments below!

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21 thoughts on “Dos and Don’ts – Items to Bring to Halloween Horror Nights

  • September 13, 2021 at 3:50 pm
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    Can I wear devil ears headband? Not a mask just on top of head?

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      • October 11, 2021 at 6:32 pm
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        can i wear a leg harness ??

  • September 17, 2021 at 6:03 pm
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    Should I wear stuff that glows? Do they use blacklights?

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    • October 12, 2021 at 9:49 pm
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      I’m pretty sure they give u a flashlight when it’s necessary in the mazes

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      • October 13, 2021 at 9:57 am
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        The last time they did something like this was around 20 years ago. I havent seen them ever give you a flash light in the 7 years I’ve been going.

  • September 24, 2021 at 9:49 pm
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    Can I wear my harry potter robe?

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    • September 30, 2021 at 1:04 am
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      I was wondering this too!

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      • October 19, 2021 at 11:52 am
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        Can I wear , a ninja outfit no maks is required just a outfit that has some designs on it

    • October 1, 2021 at 11:56 am
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      I’ve never seen anyone but I assume you’ll be fine.

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    • October 10, 2021 at 5:07 pm
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      Can I take a backpack?

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      • October 13, 2021 at 9:55 am
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        Yup but it will go through a bag scan.

  • October 1, 2021 at 11:50 am
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    can I use my polaroid camera inside the mazes? I know I shouldn’t be using the flash though.

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    • October 1, 2021 at 11:57 am
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      They don’t allow photography at all. If you want to take photos consider buying an Unmasking the Horror tour.

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  • October 5, 2021 at 2:45 am
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    can i wear black out contacts or design contacts such as swirls , cat eyes, white out?

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    • October 21, 2021 at 12:58 pm
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      Can I wear a hat? Like a Charlie Chaplin top hat

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  • October 19, 2021 at 11:52 am
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    Can I bring my 10 month old ?

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  • October 23, 2021 at 5:12 pm
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    Can I bring my Harry Potter robe

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  • October 26, 2021 at 9:56 am
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    Can I wear a school girl skirt with pentagram stockings? I also have my chains I want to wear but dont want to risk getting kicked out.

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  • October 30, 2021 at 9:03 pm
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    Are onesies like jump suits allowed ?

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