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The Wait Is Over...Universal Orlando's Highly-Anticipated Halloween Horror Nights 21 Now Open The Wait Is Over...Universal Orlando's Highly-Anticipated Halloween Horror Nights 21 Now Open


The Country's Best Halloween Event Returns with All-New Horrifying Experiences: Eight Haunted Houses, Six Scarezones, Two Shows...and Lady Luck

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Screams will fill the darkness tonight as Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 21 officially opens at Universal Studios Florida. Starting tonight and running select nights through October 31, guests will confront extreme Halloween entertainment that cannot be experienced anywhere else.

Recently named "the country's best Halloween event" for the fourth consecutive year by Amusement Today, Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights is not your typical Halloween event. Each year, the bar is raised as Universal Orlando creates original, horrifying experiences to entertain thousands of guests from all over the world.

This year's event will be the most intense yet as Halloween Horror Nights 21 features ALL-NEW terrifying content. Guests will experience:

Eight elaborate haunted houses, including the In-Between, where they'll don 3-D glasses and enter an ominous portal filled with fiendish creatures; The Forsaken, where they'll face the vengeful souls of a condemned ship; and Winter's Night: The Haunting of Hawthorn Cemetery, where they'll be haunted by the dead Six inescapable scarezones, like Acid Assault, where they'll be surrounded by the vicious survivors of a city plagued with Acid Rain, and Your Luck Has Run Out, where they'll take a chance and face the monstrous Lady Luck – the force behind this year's event Two outrageous shows, including the return of the popular Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure and Death Drums, an all-new seductive drumming experience

To get a sneak peek at this year's event, click here.

For a detailed listing of each haunted house, scarezone and show featured at this year's event, see below.

Halloween Horror Nights 21 begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the event – or to purchase tickets – visit www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando. Due to the event's popularity, tickets for weekend nights are expected to sell out and should be purchased well in advance.

Guests can get updates and exclusive details on Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights on the event's official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/halloweenhorrornightsorlando) and Twitter handle (@UORHHN).

AN OVERVIEW OF HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 21

EIGHT HAUNTED HOUSES

Nevermore: The Madness of Poe
The madness of Edgar Allen Poe's greatest works has come to life. Step into the mind of the iconic writer, where every turn of the page takes you closer to the brink of insanity.

The Forsaken
Four ships began Columbus's fateful voyage, only three became legend. Condemned to a watery grave, the mutinous and cursed crew of that fourth ship has returned with a vengeance. For within the walls of a Spanish fort, a maelstrom has brought from the depths....death itself.

H.R. Bloodengutz Presents: Holidays of Horror
Join creature feature host, H.R. Bloodengutz, in his final televised broadcast as he presents a SCARE-athon of holiday-based horror that is guaranteed to cleave you screaming for more.

The Thing
Paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers in an isolated Antarctic outpost as they are infected, one by one, by a horrifying creature from another planet. In a place where there is nothing, they found something.

Saws N' Steam: Into the Machine
Spinning blades and massive, crushing pistons await you around every corner as you are forced deeper into the bowels of a mechanical nightmare. Give yourself to "The Machine."

The In-Between
An ominous portal reveals a 3rd dimension where all is not what it seems: a realm where our world and another collide. Surrounded by fiendish creatures, your eyes will deceive you with every step through this phantasm of terror.

Winter's Night: The Haunting of Hawthorn Cemetery
As snow falls on this normally serene gothic cemetery, the deceased souls that occupy its confines have their sights set upon you, ensuring that the chill you feel up your spine is more than just the cold of night.

Nightingales: Blood Prey
Within every war, the Nightingales have appeared. Able to transform themselves to fit any setting, these savage banshees feed on the weak and the helpless. Patrolling WWI era trenches, you discover that you are more than just at war...you're being hunted.

SIX SCAREZONES

Acid Assault
For decades now the city has been degrading from the effects of Acid Rain that still falls today, caused by factories which sprung up on the city's edges during the 20th century. Those that have lived and survived the blistering decay are all alone in the city. Survivors have stripped the city of all life to sustain their own...dare to enter the ACID ASSAULT.

Canyon of Dark Souls
Upon entering into the Canyon of Dark Souls, you will feel like a small spec of humanity as the overwhelming sense of death surrounds you. Creatures that dwell within the Canyon are not welcoming so walk slowly as to not disturb them.

Grown Evil
Enter, if you dare, into our garden where Evil grows. Nature has taken this once well manicured sanctuary back from the humans who once kept it. Now the creatures that inhabit the garden are making any human that enters their prey.

NightMaze
Journey through the ever changing maze of darkness. This all black maze will morph and change as you walk through it. You will not be scared the same way twice.

7
As daylight shines upon our Temptresses, their appearance, though evil, allows you the spectacle of beauty. As night falls, these 7 temptresses will show their true colors and take on their true Fatal Evil forms. Beware of your own temptations.

Your Luck Has Run Out
Enter if you dare into the lair of the LUCKY! Your choices will determine if you make it out alive. Witness luck's deadly wrath, will she choose you to be her next victim?

TWO LIVE SHOWS

Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure
Party on as those two most excellent dudes return to skewer the biggest names in entertainment and pop culture.

Death Drums
A seductive, hard-hitting and raw extreme drumming experience.


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