Universal Orlando News — Week of May 4, 2019

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Werewolves, vampires, and nightmarish creatures, oh my! Universal’s classic monsters are returning to Halloween Horror Nights. This and more inside this week’s Universal Orlando News update, if you dare.

Classic Universal Monsters Return to Halloween Horror Nights 29

Universal made their mark with their monster movies, and now those creations are returning to Halloween Horror Nights 29. Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula, Wolfman, Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Mummy, and more return to an all new maze at HHN29. Relive the classic scenes from their movies and try to escape alive.

Halloween Horror Nights 29 runs September 6 through November 2 on select nights. Select tickets and vacation packages are now available.

Weekly Crowd Levels

Detailed crowd level information can be found here.

Weather Report

Operating Hours & Early Park Admission

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


Two-day, two-park tickets are $284.99 per adult and $274.99 per child (plus tax).

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

  • May 4 – May 8: No Show, Under Refurbishment
  • May 9: 9:00 p.m.
  • May 10: No Show

Universal’s Superstar Parade

  • May 4 – May 9: 5:00 p.m.
  • May 10: 2:00 p.m.

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle

  • May 4 – May 6: Ongoing dusk to park close
  • May 7: No Show
  • May 8 – May 9: Ongoing dusk to park close
  • May 10: No Show

Complete showtimes are available on Universal Orlando’s website.


  • Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration: April 29 – May 8
  • Hogwarts Express: May 7
  • Royal Pacific Resort Lobby Enhancements: March 1 – October 31 (phased)

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Hard Rock Hotel’s Velvet Unplugged presents singer songwriter Seth Glier on May 10. Tickets start at $10 plus tax for standing room only plus ticket options for assigned tables that include a free round of drinks. Tickets are available online.

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

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