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We visit Halloween Horror Nights 32 for Media and Opening Night of this years event. Join us on our journey, the RIP Tour and EXCLUSIVE Video Content from inside the houses.

NEVER GO ALONE and I totally agree. Here is our recap of Halloween Horror Nights 32; this is the longest running HHN to date with 48 days on the schedule (Sept 1 - Nov 4). I want to start off with a huge, "Thank you" to Universal, for bringing us in for MEDIA Night. In addition to allowing full access to film inside the houses, this is something that we have never been able to do before. While we can't show you the compete maze, we are able to share the highlights with you. Here we go!

This year's Dr. Oddfellow has taken over. There is a whole back story that you will experience before the night ov over. To sum it up, he needs souls to remain immortal but there are a few requirements when collecting those souls. Throughout the park, you'll see the young Dr. on his quest for the skull, the discovery of that skull, his partnership with JACK (yes, JACK the Clown), his collections along the way and the final round of soul collecting from the Zodiacs.

Our adventure begins with thunder, lighting, and a torrential downpour at 4:45pm as we approach our parking spot. Mother Nature set the tone for the event, early. We arrived around 5:15p to our meeting spot with our tour guide for the night, Josh Smith (ask for him if you RIP Tour). Overlooking the balcony, you can already see the line of people waiting in the rain for the gates to open. That Halloween vibe is in the air.


Off we go to the Opening Reception, we are Group 13 (my lucky number). Inside Sound Stage 32 we are greeted with food samplings, cocktails, and drinks from some of this year's food creations. Everything was really good, but my absolute favorite is "Yuri's Favorite", a Peanut butter lover's dream including mini Reese's Pieces.

The Opening Welcome begins as Lora Sauls, Assistant Director of Creative Development and Show Direction for Art and Design, Entertainment, Universal Orlando Resort explained the overall story and set up for HHN 32 (we went LIVE on IG). Then, off we go with Josh, our fearless leader and smashing comedian for our RIP tour.


There are 10 houses this year in total, with five being original themed houses, meaning the characters and story are completely developed by Universal's team. There are also five that are inspired by horror movies, series and/or videogames.

Observing wait times overall ranging from 30- 120 mins per house, that also has a lot to do with the time of night. It seems like the start and end of night are a little less of a wait time on some of the less desired houses.

A few new things this year that we noticed was elevated que lines at some of the tented houses. These were elevated walking areas that felt like they were rubberized. I am sure it is aiding in water drainage, and it is softer on the feet when waiting in line. It's the little things.

Here is a breakdown of the houses as we visited them and our opinion/review.
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The Last of Us
I will admit, I am not familiar with the video game (or the show) and this house is based off of the game, however I got the basic concept. The story reveals that Fungus is taking over the World and infecting people, and these infected are nasty. The house has some good visuals and up-close encounters with "clickers" and "bloaters" that are some hungry fungus creatures. If you listen you can hear them before they attack.

Stranger Things
Get ready to walk through Season 4 of Stranger Things. You start off with Chrissy's ultimate fate inside the mobile home and the chaos that incurs as we are pushed into the Upside Down. We get to see the creation of Vecna while the whole team is there trying to help you out of the Upside Down. I will say, BRAVO on this one; I have been to a few of the prior year's "Stranger Things" houses and this one by far is my favorite. Get ready to fight for your life at the end as the Demobats surround you and don't forget about the Demogorgons.

The Exorcist: Believer
The movie is set to be released on October 6, 2023, so outside of the trailer, we really do not know much about this story. With all of that, get ready to walk through a LIVE trailer for the movie. (Fun fact: Taylor Swift's movie is out Friday the 13th so this movie was pushed up one week) What we do know is that two little girls went missing for a few days and came back, but with a little more than themselves. Once these girls are back, we follow their journey and possession, and come face to face with the three eyed goat like demon. It feels like a race to save your soul and escape the terror that this demon has brought upon these children and everyone around them.

Chucky Ultimate Kill Count
I will say that as much as I love CHUCKY this one will probably be the bottom of the list for me, in a good way though. I will give credit here; the CHUCKY Dolls are animated and very Real, awesome. This year Universal decided to make a Chucky house; they invited the real CHUCKY to come and check it out. When he found out there wasn't any real killing, he takes over the entire house of Chucky's and they go on a massive Killing spree. It's almost like a museum tour of "Chucky" that goes terribly wrong, what a proper fit, slashing bashing and carnage everywhere.

Universal Monsters Unmasked
This one was probably my favorite houses. This year they decided to Unmask some of the Monsters we know so well. We enter the streets of London where they warn us to get to safety. The only way through is via the catacombs and the Monsters are trying to get you at every turn. The house includes the Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and the Invisible Man. I really liked the Invisible Man there is a point where you see him almost unraveled, glowing in the air. Of course, nothing better than a Werewolf in London with neon green dripping from his mouth.

Dr. Oddfellow: Twisted Origins
The Circus is in town, well at least Dr. Oddfellows side show of freaks and oddities. As you are spellbound by all the freakish animals and collections coming to life, you will notice Dr. Oddfellow gathering souls and collecting for his show at the end. There is stage at the end where we must pay up. It was just like being at the circus, it was almost mesmerizing, so be careful not to fall into his trap. This house has some cool creatures and some great lighting effects.

Dueling Dragons: Choose Thy Fate
If you were a fan of the ride then this will bring back some great memories. When entering you almost feel like you are in the que line for the ride. Inside, I noticed the use of lights in the chest pieces of some of the characters, eerily beautiful. When you get closer to the end you will have a chance to choose Fire or Ice. We chose the fire side. One side is longer than the other and the winner changes. So be careful when you "Choose thy faith".

YETI: Campground Kills
I will be honest, it was a little cheesy, but who doesn't love the YETI houses that they have had. In our group it seemed to be a favorite for prior years themed house. Well, this year the whole family is involved, and I am talking about YETI. Mom, Dad and the kids are terrorizing the local campers and you too. These YETI are mad, and you can see it in their face.

The Darkest Deal
What are you willing to give up for fame? Some consider selling their souls. A local blues musician decides to make the deal of his life and has signed the contract, now it is done. He now gets his music fame but there is time to pay up. Be careful not to become one of his next. This house was pretty good there were a lot of pretty grewsome scenes. Be careful not to make a deal with he wrong person.

Bloodmoon: Dark Offerings
This is an Original Themed house and one of my favorites. I tend to like these a little more. Don't get me wrong, I like the other houses, but we are already familiar with the story and outcome. In this house we are walking into "Colonial -era" town where the people are preparing for the Blood Moon ritual. If you are not a follower and believer, you will become a grewsome sacrifice. The Blood Moon can be seen up in the sky throughout the maze. The sacrifices are horrid and gory.


There are five in total, and all NEW Scare Zones. These are walk through sections of the park. They follow Dr Oddfellow's life journey to becoming immortal. Key points in his life, including before his partnership with JACK the clown.

Here is a breakdown/summary of the scare zones.
(Full description of each scare zone: )

Dr. Oddfellow's Collection of Horror

This is the first scare zone that you enter coming into the park. Here you will find a little of everything that you will see at HHN32 this year, a collection of horror, no doubt. Don't forget to, Step Right Up, to Dr. Oddfellow's wagon and speak to the man himself.

Dark Zodiac
This is where Dr. Oddfellow must collect the souls from the zodiac to complete what he needs. As you venture around you will see all the signs presented and that even includes some roasting bodies and grewsome death stations.

Jungle of Doom: Expedition Horror
The experiments of the young Dr. Oddfellow are running recklessly around the jungle. There are hundreds of hungry bat eye glairing down from the trees. Here is also where we see the Skull being found by the Dr. and what starts the mission to become immortal.

Vamp '69: Summer of Blood

This is a fun little section with a great soundtrack. We are in the middle of a Vampire Hippie music festival. The band has been slashed and killed as the party in the streets continues. One thing to point out is that a lot of these vampires look just like visitors so be careful not to get bitten. This was one of my favorites

Shipyard 32: Horrors Unhinged
This was also one of my favorite scare zones. Dr. Oddfellow has had some of his freight sent into the San Fransisco harbor and the shipyard isn't ready to handle what has been delivered. There are creatures of all kinds roaming the streets, including life size bats. My absolute favorite thing was seeing Nosferatu in a cage and trying to get out of his crate.

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As with every year, they have LIVE show called: Nightmare Fuel: Revenge Dream. Unfortunately, we were on our tour during the show times, so we missed it, this visit.

There are also rumors of a M3GAN Flash Mob dance that we did not get to see. I have seen some videos on social media. If you visit share your experience with us.


One of my favorite spots to check out is the Tribute Store. Every year there is a new theme and this year it is, Comic Books. There are some great spots for selfies, placing you right in the Live comic. In fact, this year you can purchase a comic book and it will feature your image. Then it will be displayed for the season and then sent to you after, solidifying your presence at Halloween Horror Nights 32 forever.


There is a huge selection of HHN32 Themed Merch this year from T-shirts, Shot glasses, mugs, backpacks, hoodies. There is also some Stranger Things and CHUCKY merchandise available too. I got to purchase my annual Shot Glass and a few other goodies.

Overall, a great night even with Mother Nature trying her best to keep us away, but oddly setting the scene down to the steamy wet walkways. I would suggest you check out some of the food and drink options that are being offered. If you have a Coke Freestyle tm cup, they have a special Blend EXCLUSIVE to HHN 32. The park has a few rides open, if you want to take a break from the horror.

Here are a few of my other suggestions when planning your visit. If you want to get everything done in one night the RIP Tour, Express Passes, Frequent Fear, and the other add-on's might be something to consider. As we get closer to Halloween you can be assured that the lines will get longer and more people will be visiting, so be sure to plan your trip accordingly. All these upgrades are additional to the park HHN32 entry but if you are looking to maximize your experience, consider it.

Once again, a special Thank you to Universal Orlando for having us out and our AWSOME tour guide Josh for all your knowledge of the nights event. Have a safe and happy Halloween Season and if you go to Halloween Horror Nights be share your experience with us and, NEVER GO ALONE.

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