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Can You Visit Islands of Adventure During Halloween Horror Nights?

Halloween Horror Nights are one of Universal Studios Florida’s most popular events.

Between the haunted houses, scare zones, and live shows, Halloween Horror Nights are a must-see if visiting the Orlando area in the months before Halloween.

The theme parks at Universal Orlando, including Islands of Adventure, operate regularly during Halloween Horror Nights. Official Halloween Horror events run in the evening at Universal Studios Florida on select dates from early September until the 31st of October.

Keep reading to learn more about Halloween Horror Nights attractions and how Universal Orlando operates during the event.

Is Islands of Adventure Accessible During Halloween Horror Nights Events?

Entrance to the Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios Orlando

Islands of Adventure is accessible during Halloween Horror Nights with the purchase of a standard park ticket.

Halloween Horror Nights are separately ticketed events at Universal Studios Florida and generally run from 6:30 pm until 2 am on selected dates.

Halloween Horror Nights tickets do not provide access to Islands of Adventure or Volcano Bay.

Additionally, guests wishing to visit Universal Studios Florida before the Halloween Horror events must purchase a standard daytime ticket to the park.

Are There Halloween Events at Islands of Adventure?

Entrance to Hogsmeade Village at Universal Orlando at night

While Halloween Horror Nights are not held at Islands of Adventure, there are still some Halloween-related attractions at the park.

Islands of Adventure is home to Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle, where Death Eaters and Dementors roam the streets of Hogsmeade Village.

In the Lost Continent, the All Hallows Eve Boutique offers Halloween Horror Nights merchandise and other Halloween-related items, including spooky artwork from local artists.

Since things can change without notice, confirm the hours and dates of operation on the official Universal Orlando website.

Are Rides Open During Halloween Horror Nights?

The rides at Islands of Adventure operate regularly during Halloween Horror Nights.

Visitors can confirm hours of operation on the official Universal website when booking their tickets.

Universal Studios Florida opens select rides for the Halloween Horror Nights experience, including Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D, and Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.

What is Included with Halloween Horror Nights?

Sign at the Universal Studios Florida entrance advertising the Halloween Horror Nights

Many spine-chilling attractions are available during Halloween Horror Nights, from spooky haunted houses to scare zones and live shows!

The full list of attractions can be found on the Universal Orlando website, but here’s a quick run-down of what can be expected during Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida.

Halloween Horror Nights Haunted Houses

There are 10 Haunted Houses at Halloween Horror Nights that are sure to make even the most relaxed person jump.

The Haunted Houses featured at Halloween Horror Nights 2022 are:

  • The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare
  • Halloween: His Beginning is Your End
  • The Horrors of Blumhouse
  • Universal Monsters: Legends Collide
  • Spirits of the Coven
  • Bugs: Eaten Alive
  • Fiesta de Chupacabras
  • Hellblock Horror
  • Dead Man’s Pier: Winter’s Wake
  • Descendants of Destruction

Scare Zones

Halloween Horror Nights features spine-chilling scare zones, which, as the name suggests, are themed spots where visitors can be assured of a fright.

Each zone features actors in elaborate costumes and makeup, stalking each area to scare the pants off of visitors.

Here are the five scare zones at Halloween Horror Nights 2022:

  • Horrors of Halloween
  • Conjure the Dark
  • Scarecrow: Cursed Soil
  • Graveyard: Deadly Unrest
  • Sweet Revenge

Live Shows

There are two live shows at Halloween Horror Nights 2022, and while they don’t like to give too much away, Universal has announced some small details about each show.

The first show, Ghoulish! A Halloween Tale takes place at the lagoon.

The show features The Grim Reaper, who takes guests on a spooky journey featuring a soundtrack of remixed music most visitors are sure to recognize.

The second show, Halloween Nightmare Fuel Wildfire, features The Fuel Girls, a pyrotechnic event set to electronic, upbeat music.


While Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida are a popular way to celebrate the weeks leading up to Halloween, Universal Orlando’s regular theme parks, including Islands of Adventure, are still accessible with a standard daytime ticket.

During the spooky season, Islands of Adventure offers its own Halloween-themed experiences, including the Death Eaters and Dementors at Hogsmeade Village and the All Hallows Eve Boutique gift shop.

Guests visiting Islands of Adventure can also enjoy Halloween Horror Nights after their day of fun by purchasing a separate event ticket.