October is upon us and we only have one question: where did 2021 go? In this edition of Around the Universe, we observe Halloween at Universal Orlando, Rock the Universe 2022, discounts and new renovations at Universal Orlando.
Halloween Horror Nights 30
Halloween Horror Nights 30 continues throughout October with ten homes, five scare zones, two shows and dozens of food and drink options. There are only 24 days of event left, so go as soon as you can; wait, no! Before you go arm yourself with our HHN30 planning guide (part 1 and part 2) and our HHN30 review.
Halloween Horror Nights runs on select nights until October 31, 2021.
Other Halloween activities
One of the unexpectedly fun additions to the Halloween offering during last year’s day was the Stem Scarecrow, a scavenger hunt to find various theme scarecrows through the parks and CityWalk. The Scarecrow Stalk returns this year in a modified format: for $ 10 more, guests can find fun themed scarecrows at Universal Studios movies, attractions, and stores. Each stop is a guide stamp and a packet of candy and, if guests complete the entire stem, they receive a special Scarecrow Stalk candy bar.
While no end date is given for Scarecrow Stalk, we expect it to end on October 31, 2021, along with Halloween Horror Nights.
After a year of rest due to COVID-19, the Night Arts of Hogwarts Castle return to the Adventure Islands. Guests will fight the Mortifiers in Hogsmeade, watch a shopkeeper escape the group, and witness a show of projection maps at Hogwarts Castle with the most terrifying ghosts and beasts.
The shows run from dusk until the park closes every night until October 31, 2021 at Islands of Adventure.
Rock the Univers 2022
Florida’s largest Christian music festival returns to Universal Studios Florida from January 28-29, 2022. Artists include Casting Crowns, for KING & COUNTRY, Matthew West and more. The event runs from 4pm to 1am on the nights of the event. Tickets start at $ 73.99 per person plus taxes for a one-night event ticket and up to $ 174.99 for admission to the event, Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. January 28-30.
- Florida Residents: Save $ 65 on entry to the two-park, three-day theme park
- Florida Residents: Endless Universal Summer Resort Rates as Low as $ 84 Plus Taxes Per Night, on Select Nights, through December 23, 2021
- All guests: 30% discount on 4 days / 4 nights or up to $ 200 discount on vacation packages
- All guests: Halloween Horror Nights tickets starting at $ 70.99
- All guests: Endless universal summer resort rates as low as $ 88 plus taxes per night, on select nights, through December 23, 2021
For more deals, including vacation package discounts, visit the Universal Orlando website or book your Universal vacation with the TouringPlans travel agency.
Reforms and closures
The following attractions are closed due to COVID-19. There are no reopening dates at this time unless otherwise noted.
- Curious George goes to town
- Live fear factor
- Poseidon’s fury
The following attractions are closed for refurbishment:
- Dear Seuss-el
- The night lights of Hogwarts Castle
For the most up-to-date list of renovations, check out the Universal Orlando website.
What news are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments.