The 30th edition of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will pay tribute to its past icons in a new haunted house.
Halloween Horror Nights Icons: Captured will feature five of the original characters created by Universal for past events. Alongside the original icon, Jack the Clown — whose presence at HHN 30 had already been revealed — will be:
- Chance, Jack’s assistant, who first appeared in 2007 and was an icon on her own in 2016
- The Caretaker, the icon for HHN: Islands of Fear in 2002
- The Director, the icon for HHN 13 in 2003
- The Usher from HHN: Ripped from the Silver Screen in 2009
- The Storyteller from HHN: Tales of Terror in 2005
Universal said in a press release that “the brutal cruelty and madness of this collection of foreboding figures will be unleashed in Halloween Horror Nights Icons: Captured. Guests will quickly realize they’re the hunted as they desperately try to escape the grasp of each character within its ominous domain. From The Storyteller’s infamous bed of razor-sharp nails to the cadaver-filled mortuary run by The Caretaker, harrowing horrors will await guests at every turn – giving them no choice but to face the most horrifying legends in Halloween Horror Nights history.”
The house is the fifth revealed so far and the first to be an original creation for HHN rather than based off a movie or TV series. The event will feature a total of 10 houses and five scarezones.
Along with expanding the house lineup, Universal also confirmed that the multi-night Rush of Fear and Frequent Fear passes will return for this year’s HHN.
The $130 Rush of Fear pass will be good for the first 16 nights of the event in September, while multiple tiers of the Frequent Fear pass will also be available: Frequent Fear (26 nights, $160), Frequent Fear Plus (35 nights, $190) and Ultimate Frequent Fear (all nights, $285).
HHN 30 will run on select nights at Universal Studios Florida from Friday, Sept. 3 through Halloween.