Universal Orlando has announced another house for the 2019 edition of Halloween Horror Nights, this one centered around the mythical beast known as the Yeti.
An original concept developed in-house at Universal, Yeti: Terror of the Yukon will be set in a remote part of Canada during an Arctic blizzard.
“These unfortunate souls have intruded into a territory that is haunted by their worst nightmares,” Universal wrote in a blog post. “Enter a logging camp that’s been torn apart, floors caked with snow, bones and gore. Right outside, screams are frozen on the faces of those who fled the towering monsters only to succumb to the elements. But there is no escape from beasts as brutal as the winter.”
Guests will be led from the icy camp into a “labyrinth of caves” where the Yetis live. As Universal wrote: “They’re stone cold vicious and will stop at nothing for a taste of blood. If the cold doesn’t get you, they will.”
It’s not the first time the Yeti has been part of a HHN house; last year’s Slaughter Sinema featured a section themed after a fictional movie called “Attack of the Swamp Yeti.” The same creative team is responsible for the new Yeti experience in 2019.
If HHN fans feel like Universal has been slower to announce what’s in store for this year’s event, they’re right. By this date in 2018, four of the 10 houses, three of the five scare zones, and the return of the Academy of Villains had been announced. With Yeti: Terror of the Yukon, Universal has announced only five houses, headlined by the return of last year’s hit, a house based off the Netflix series “Stranger Things.”
This year’s Halloween Horror Nights will be the longest ever, running 41 nights from Sept. 6 through Nov. 4 at Universal Studios Florida. It will also reprise last year’s ‘80s theme, though not all houses and scare zones will be connected to the decade.
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