News around Universal Studios this week just got a bit spookier as the 2014 Halloween Horror Nights details were released.
What’s new this week?
Halloween Horror Nights Announcements Released: Step right into some of the most pulse-pounding moments in horror history at Universal Orlando® Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights®, the nation’s premier Halloween event. Select nights Sept. 19 – Nov. 1, you can explore eight terrifying haunted houses, multiple street experiences, two outrageous live shows, and many of your favorite rides and attractions. You’ll be completely immersed in the worlds of the biggest names in horror including:
Once you enter The Purge: Anarchy you’ll be lucky to just survive the night. In this unique experience inspired by Universal Pictures’ new thriller, turmoil and pandemonium awaits those vulnerable to masked vigilantes in search of new victims.
The most twisted and gruesome character creations seen on Syfy’s Face Off will be live and in the flesh. This unique street experience will surround you in the macabre visions and nightmares of some of Hollywood’s most talented Special effects make-up artists.
Inside the From Dusk Till Dawn haunted house, chaos reigns as you discover a remote biker bar concealing an ancient race of bloodthirsty creatures. Based on the hit EL REY NETWORK series, this labyrinth of death will leave you drained.
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AMC’s The Walking Dead Returns To Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights® in a house based on the series’ most recent season! This is the event’s biggest, most elaborate haunted house ever featuring more scareactors than ever before.
There are six more houses to be announced. Stay tuned!
Reminder! Diagon Alley is OPEN! July 8th marked the official grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. Universal Orlando welcomed thousands of excited guests into the spectacularly themed land for the very first time with confetti, fireworks and a red carpet lined with dozens of cheering Diagon Alley team members. Here’s a video recap of Diagon Alley Grand Opening.
New! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ Exclusive Vacation Package Dates Extended: Experience all the magic and excitement with this exclusive vacation package including admission to both Universal Orlando® theme parks, hotel accommodations, Early Park Admission? to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ one hour before the theme parks open, breakfast at the Three Broomsticks™ and the new Leaky Cauldron™, receive an Owl Post Welcome Gift and more! Purchase now – December 10, 2014 with select travel through December 18, 2014. Prices starting from $109 per adult, per night, tax inclusive.
Reminder! Velvet Sessions with Lou Gramm July 31, 2014: Velvet Bar hosts the city’s only rock ‘n’ roll cocktail party on the last Thursday of the month. Admission is $29 on-line or $35 at the door and includes FREE specialty drinks & finger foods and warm-up tunes from 6:30-8:30pm, plus FREE valet parking. Cash bars and live band from 8:00pm onward. Each “session” combines creative cocktails with live music from some of the hottest rock bands.
Reminder! Exclusive Florida Resident Vacation Package: Enjoy 3-Night accommodations and 2-Day Florida Resident Park-to-Park tickets to experience Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure! You’ll also enjoy Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ one hour before the theme parks open, breakfast at the Leaky Cauldron™ and more! Purchase now – July 31, 2014 with select travel through December 18, 2014. Prices starting from $105 per adult, per night tax inclusive.
New! The Fray Appearing at Hard Rock Live: THE FRAY – Mix 105.1′s All I Want For Christmas In July takes place July 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets: $55 Balcony Tables, $45 Reserved Lower Balcony, $35 Upper Balcony, $32 General Admission Standing Floor. Tickets available at the Hard Rock Live box office and all Ticketmaster locations. For more information call 407-351-LIVE.
New! Classic Albums Live Featuring Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors Appearing at Hard Rock Live: Classic Albums Live is a group of studio musicians and vocalists that perform the albums LIVE using the instrumentation used on the original recording…cut for cut…note for note. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets: $25 Advance, $30 Day of Show Reserved Seating, $15 Advance, $20 Day of Show GA Standing Perimeter. Tickets available at the Hard Rock Live box office and all Ticketmaster locations. For more information call 407-351-LIVE.
Reminder! Bread Box Handcrafted Sandwiches Now Open: With a Bread Box sandwich, you’ll be transported back to your childhood kitchen or your favorite street corner deli. Here you’ll find that the combination of quality meats and vegetables, fresh bread, and simple preparation can transform a sandwich into something more.
Reminder! Hot Dog Hall of Fame Now Open: Hot Dog Hall of Fame officially opened July 3, 2014 at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk, becoming the latest venue to debut as part of this year’s historic expansion to the entertainment complex. Hot Dog Hall of Fame, located across from Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, features stadium-style seating and iconic hot dog creations from across the nation, including the loaded Chicago dog and Milwaukee brat. Universal partnered with Steven Schussler, the global culinary concept creator behind the popular Rain Forest Cafe, to bring his Hot Dog Hall of Fame concept to CityWalk.
Reminder! CityWalk Expansion Plans: Hot Dog Hall of Fame joins Red Oven Pizza Bakery, Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, Cold Stone Creamery, Starbucks, Menchie’s, Breadbox and VIVO Italian Kitchen as the latest establishments to open as part of the expansion to Universal CityWalk. The CowFish will open later this year.
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