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Ghostbusters at Halloween Horror Nights 2024


Who are you going to call? Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Ghostbusters is making a return to Halloween Horror Nights with a dedicated haunted house – Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. Here’s how Universal described this addition to their line-up: 

An ancient artifact has released a chilling new entity, Garraka. Try not to freeze in fear as he freezes people before your eyes. Only the Ghostbusters can stop you from getting iced.

The Ghostbusters franchise blasted back into the spotlight earlier this year with its thrilling new chapter, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. However, this series has enjoyed a long history with Universal Orlando Resort, dating back to its inception.

Ghostbusters Spooktacular - Universal Studios Florida in 1990
Ghostbusters Spooktacular at Universal Studios Florida

Ghostbusters Spooktacular was an opening-day show in the New York area of Universal Studios Florida. This was a spectacle of live actors and cutting-edge special effects, bringing to life iconic moments and supernatural villains from the Ghostbusters films. The show ultimately closed on November 8, 1996 to make way for Twister: Ride it Out and now Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, but the original firehouse facade still stands—a nostalgic nod to its ghost-hunting glory days.

Before Halloween Horror Nights, there was Fright Nights, a three-night event at Universal Studios Florida in 1991. One of the featured shows was “Beetlejuice Dead in Concert! Featuring the Ghostbusters!” where the famous film characters would join forces in song and dance.

Halloween: Marathon of Mayhem at Halloween Horror Nights 2019
Halloween: Marathon of Mayhem at Halloween Horror Nights 2019

2019’s Halloween Horror Nights featured Ghostbusters in somewhat of a comedy house that had its jumpscare moments but was still an all-around good time. That same year, the spectacle spilled over into the Halloween: Marathon of Mayhem lagoon show, featuring the Ghostbusters in a starring role. 

Fast-forward to 2024, Ghostbusters is making a comeback to Universal Orlando Resort. This year, they’re not just featured in a Halloween Horror Nights house but are also a highlight of the Universal Mega Movie Parade and Cinesational: A Symphonic Spectacular.

Halloween Horror Nights 2024 runs on select nights from August 30 through November 3. Find out everything you need to know about tickets here

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About Kelsey Bowyer

Kelsey hails from the land of chocolate, ketchup, and Mister Rogers – known to most as Pennsylvania. Her family’s annual visits to the sunshine state instilled a love of storytelling and theme parks at an early age. In 2015, she packed her bags for the Disney College Program but decided to make this move permanent and call Orlando home. When she is not roaming Orlando’s world-class Theme Parks with her husband, she can be found lost in a book, planning her next vacation, or petting dogs.