Join us on a lights-on tour of Resident Evil, Escape From Raccoon City, a haunted house based on a video game, at Halloween Horror Nights 23. This is the first time a house is based wholly on a game. Last year a house was based on combined elements of a movie and game, Silent Hill.
This photo essay follows the normal guest route through the house, and reveals secrets and elements along the way. If you prefer to be completely surprised, read this article later! We also want to warn you that some of the images may be graphic.
A Licker monster menances you through this opening in normal house operation. Arrow points to an air jet. In the game, Lickers have 20-ft tongues, and the air is meant to be the Licker lashing at you.
This is a joke about often needing to pause a video game. However, there’s more to this joke than that. Inset and arrow highlight a raven frozen in flight. Each house this year has a raven as an Easter Egg for guests to find.
Here’s a walk-through of the whole house using infrared, taken with special permission by Universal during regular operating hours:
This tour was part of an “Unmasking the Horror” tour. This year Universal offers two different versions of the tour. Each version visits three houses. If you take both tours in one day you’ll see six of the eight houses. A regular day park ticket is not required to take a tour. Each tour is $59.99 separately, plus tax. Or both in a single day for $99.99, plus tax. Details at halloweenhorrornights.com