Universal theme parks in Orlando and Hollywood have revealed the first house for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.
Universal Monsters: Legends Collide will bring together three characters from classic Universal horror films: The Wolf Man, Dracula and The Mummy.
“This bi-coastal experience will transport guests to the 19th century with the trio of monsters seeking one thing: The Amulet of Ra,” Universal said in a press release. “The Wolf Man believes this ancient relic contains the power to finally lift his dreaded curse, while Dracula and The Mummy have nefarious plans to use it to bring humankind to its knees. With the full moon on the rise and a race against time, guests find themselves entangled in a bloodthirsty battle between the terrifying titans – and only one will survive.”
The house will be featured at both Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood, but the latter will have an original piece of music from Slash, guitarist for Guns N’ Roses and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
Legends Collide continues a tradition of HHN spotlighting Universal Monsters. Both Hollywood and Orlando featured a house themed around The Bride of Frankenstein in 2021. In 2019, Orlando had an all-encompassing Universal Monsters house and Hollywood’s lineup included Universal Monsters: Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man.
This mid-May announcement comes later than past HHN reveals. In 2021, for example, HHN Orlando announced in early March that a “Beetlejuice” house would be headlining that year’s event.
Halloween Horror Nights starts Sept. 2 at Universal Studios Florida and Sept. 8 at Universal Studios Hollywood. Both events will run on select nights through Oct. 31.