Universal Orlando unveils Halloween Horror Nights 26 original haunted houses, scarezones, and shows

Halloween Horror Nights 26 original haunted houses
Tomb of the Ancients is one of the original haunted houses now unveiled for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 26.

Haunt season is right around the corner, and Universal Orlando it getting its fiendish fans fired up by revealing the deadly details about the original haunted houses, scarezones, and shows coming to Halloween Horror Nights 26.

Universal Orlando previously revealed many of the cinematic properties — including Krampus, The Exorcist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Halloween — that will populate this year’s Halloween event. Now, we also know all the details on the three original haunted houses, five scare zones and two live shows.

Original Houses

Lunatics Playground 3D – You Won’t Stand A Chance: While Jack’s away, this year’s icon Chance has unleashed the horrors of her imagination. Her twisted delusions and reality are continuously blurred in a 3D playground of carnage. When the music box plays, the world shifts to her sinister theatre of the mind. But when the alarm starts ringing, Chance is thrown back into the brutal reality of her incarceration.


Ghost Town – The Curse of Lightning Gulch: When lightning strikes, the curse of Lightning Gulch comes to life and this ghostly town appears. These doomed souls—who once went searching for gold—found death and destruction. And now they seek others to join them. As thunder cracks, flashes of lightning will lead your way through this treacherous wild west nightmare.


Ghost Town: The Curse of Lightning Gulch | Halloween Horror Nights 26


Tomb of the Ancients: An ancient evil has surfaced and immortal beings from the past have returned to rule mankind. It was only a matter of time until “The Ancient Ones” were unearthed. Now these makers of chaos are loose from the pits of hell—and the whole world will pay.


Tomb of the Ancients | Halloween Horror Nights 26

Scare Zones

Survive or Die: A global catastrophe has ruined Earth’s atmosphere. One group of survivors secured a machine that provides clean air. The two other surviving groups are on the hunt to gain control of the machine and are recruiting new members to help them. You can either join them or feed their starving ranks.

Banshee’s Lair: Travel deep into the forest where evil spirits and horrific creatures of the ancient world roam free. Mother Nature’s magical barrier of vines has been torn away and the modern world has found the entrance to this corrupted grave.

Dead Man’s Wharf: When a fishing vessel named Annabel Lee never returned to the harbor and was lost forever, the wharf was left uninhabited as a memorial to her. Now, a strange fog has rolled into the village. And the long-lost fishermen’s spirits seek to punish the town that left them.

Vamp 1955: Welcome to Hollywood High School’s 1955 Homecoming Parade. Everything is in place, until the greasers roll into town with fangs instead of switchblades. It’s a procession of chaos with vampires ready to take a bite out of anyone in sight.

A Chance In Hell: Get ready for the audition of a lifetime. Chance may be locked away, but that hasn’t stopped her. As the alarms ring and the bloody remains of those who tried to stop her lie around, she’s busy recruiting cellmates to join her biggest act yet.


Academy of Villains: House of Fear: Join this high energy performance troupe of inmates in an explosion of insanity that will thrust you into a realm of mayhem and maniacal terror featuring dance and specialty acts. Here is a video of the Los Angeles division of Academy of Villains performing at last year’s Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights:

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure: No Halloween Horror Nights would be complete without these “excellent” dudes! The Wyld Stallyns return with an all-new Halloween adventure.

Halloween Horror Nights 26 runs select nights from September 16 through October 31. Buy tickets here and re-live last year’s event with our video of Halloween Horror Nights 25’s Carnage Returns featuring this year’s icon Chance:

Full Carnage Returns show featuring Jack and Chance at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 25


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