Universal Studios Confirms Parks’ Status, Halloween Horror Nights Tonight

Universal Studios Reopening

Universal Orlando Resort has finally confirmed when it will be able to let Guests back into its Theme Parks, Universal Studios Florida, and Islands of Adventure, as well as the status of its after-hours extra-ticked Halloween party, “Halloween Horror Nights.”

The statement reads,

“We’re happy to share that our Halloween Horror Nights event will open this evening, Friday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m. for all guests with existing tickets. Volcano Bay has also reopened for all guests as of today. And beginning tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 1, Universal Orlando Resort and our Halloween Horror Nights event will reopen to all guests.

“Our hearts continue to be with all those impacted by Hurricane Ian and we are grateful for the hard work of our Team Members during this challenging time. We look forward to welcoming back out guests and team members. Stay tuned to our website or the Universal Orlando Resort App for details and hours of operation.”

Sitting much further east and closer to the Orlando Metro Area than its chief rival, Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando appears to have suffered worse damage due to Hurricane Ian. Our recent reports showed that several areas of the Resort were still flooded this morning, and at least one main attraction suffered structural damage. Click the link below to read our recent coverage of that story.

universal orlando hurricane damage

Read More: Universal Orlando Is Left Suffering After Hurricane Ian

Meanwhile, Walt Disney World Resort has been able to reopen its Theme Parks and shopping and dining center, Disney Springs, to all Guests, including those who have not spent the past two nights sheltering in place at a Disney World Resort Hotel.


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We at Disney Fanatic appreciate our readers’ understanding as we continue this special, expanded coverage of Universal Orlando Resort and make the appropriate updates as more developments come to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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