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Halloween Horror Nights VI

Halloween Horror Nights VI


Halloween Horror Nights VI Journey Into Fear marketing featured a demented creature lurking in the dark, chanting the tagline in advertisements. The event featured three mazes, one scarezone, three shows, and an all new parade. The event was held for fifteen nights from October 11th to November 2, 1996.

Halloween Horror Nights 1996 was the first year to see the Festival of the Dead Parade, a Mardi Gras-style parade. The Crypt Keeper was not the icon that year; however, he was still featured in the event with his own house and as the leader of the parade.

HHN 6 was also the debut of Terminator 2: 3D at Halloween Horror Nights.

HHN 6Year: 1996

Dates: October 11, 12, 17-19, 23-28, 30, 31, November 1- 2

Icon: None

Theme/Tagline: Journey Into Fear

Claim to Fame: The event featured the return of The Crypt keeper, who hosted his own parade.

Location: Universal Studios Florida

Event Hours: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Ticket Prices: $38 + tax

HHN 6 1Photo: HHN Crypt

  1. Crypt Keeper’s Studio Tour of Terror Location: Earthquake Queue A relentless series of monsters and maniacs awaits as the Crypt Keeper guides you through a monster-filled studio tour loaded with fiendish surprises.
  2. Toy Hell: Nightmare at the Scream Factory Location: Nazarman’s Explore an abandoned toy factory and quickly learn the ancient, terrifying secret held within…the toys are alive and in no mood for company.
  3. Universal’s New House of Horrors Location: Sound Stage 23 Visit this most uncommon wax museum where a lightning strike has had an electrifying effect on its two new exhibits, “Universal Classic Monsters” and “Real Life Horrors.”

Midway of the Bizarre Location: Amity


Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure V Location: Wild West Stage

Tricks, Treats and Trances Location: Animal Actor’s Stage

Welcome To My Nightmare Location: New York Library

The Crypt Keeper’s Festival of the Dead Parade Location: Parade Route Throughout Park


Universal Rides Opened During the 1996 Event:

Back to the Future: The Ride

Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue

Earthquake The Big One

E.T. Adventure

Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera


Terminator 2: 3D

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!


Special shout out to Wiki, HHN CryptHHN Yearbook, HHNightmares, Parks Rumor, The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights Podcast for the wonderful information!



I’m a writer who loves ALL things amusement park related. I was born and raised in Florida, which attributes to my Theme Park passion. Every since I was a child I had a natural affinity to the parks here that has now spilled over into adulthood. Instead of rushing over to the thrill rides, like I used to, you may find me in the Italy Pavilion at EPCOT enjoying a nice glass of wine and a delightful book!

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