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Halloween Horror Nights

30 years of screams

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights takes place
select nights Sept. 3 - Oct. 31.

The Wicked Growth: Realm of the Pumpkin announced for Halloween Horror Nights 2021

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How do you celebrate the 30th anniversary of Halloween Horror Nights? Easy – you cook up a solid-sounding original entry dominated by the Pumpkin Lord. This house will take you through terrifying terrains such as a chilling cemetery and a haunted forest, where giant pumpkins – rooted in pure evil – are determined to follow their twisted tradition and sacrifice you to their gourd overlord.

Pumpkins, of course, have long been an icon for Halloween, generally, but they’ve also had a longstanding tradition at Horror Nights, specifically; so-called Pumpkin Heads (scareactors with, well, pumpkins for heads) have been popping up at a whole slew of haunts and scare zones since 2001, and, more recently, we’ve seen them invade the event’s exclusive food offerings (last event’s Pumpkin Patch Mini Doughnuts, inspired by Stranger Things) and, even, a headlining zone (2018’s mesmerizing Twisted Tradition, which, in turn, was inspired by the previous year’s Trick ‘r Treat theme). Given all this, it’s no surprise at all to see today’s announcement.

The Wicked Growth: Realm of the Pumpkin will join BeetlejuiceThe Haunting of Hill House, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and Universal Monsters: Bride of Frankenstein Lives, HHN Icons: Captured, and more at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, which runs for a record-breaking 42 select nights, from Friday, September 3 to Saturday, October 31.


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