Think you could survive a battle against the Demogorgon? How about a confrontation with the massive Mind Flayer? If journeying to the world of Stranger Things sounds like the perfect way to spend your Halloween, then you will probably want to book a trip to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights this year. This year’s festivities are based around Netflix’s Stranger Things, and we have a good look at how things will play out.
Check out the Halloween Horror Nights first look video right here:
The Stranger Things-themed event will kick off on September 14th at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Orlando, and the Universal Studios Singapore theme park will open a few weeks later on September 27th. The event will feature several mazes, and will feature characters, events, and locations from the Stranger Things universe.
Judging from the video and images (below), the Stranger Things experience will include visits to locations like the Byers house (complete with Christmas light communication aid), the Hawkins National Laboratory, and several locations in the “Upside Down” version of the town. Universal Studios is reportedly working closely with showrunners Shawn Levy and the Duffer Brothers to ensure an experience that fans of the show will enjoy.
Halloween Horror Nights has become a massive event for Universal Studios. The event first started in 1991, and has become bigger, longer, and more elaborate in the years since. The mazes and actors are sometimes based on existing properties (past themes have included slasher icons like Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees, the Cryptkeeper, and various characters from the Purge films), and Universal Studios has also had some HHN events based on properties created just for the event. This looks to be one of the most elaborate they’ve done, and having the freedom to work in a complex and beloved universe like the one seen in Stranger Things should make for a scary-good time.