A haunted house based on the fourth season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” has been announced for Halloween Horror Nights in 2023. This house will be present at the event in both Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood.
This is the third house that has been officially announced for the event in 2023. Last month a house based on The Last of Us video game series was announced, and last year a house based on CHUCKY was revealed.
Universal says that the new haunted house “will once again transport guests to Hawkins, Indiana, where they will encounter the newest supernatural villain, Vecna, who is hell-bent on obliterating the volatile barrier between the eerie Upside Down and the real world.”
This will be the third time the Stranger Things property has gotten the Halloween Horror Nights treatment in Orlando and Hollywood. A house based on the first season was part of the event in 2018 and a house featuring events from both season two and three was featured in 2019.
The “Stranger Things” haunted house mirrors the mind-bending twists and supernatural terror of Season 4, immersing guests in a heart-pounding experience alongside valiant characters from the series, including Eleven, Max, Eddie and more. Guests will find themselves on the front line of Vecna’s deadly attacks on the citizens of Hawkins while traveling through iconic scenes, including the notorious Hawkins Lab, the enigmatic Creel House and Vecna’s chilling mindscape. Along the way, guests will confront their deepest fears and come face to face with otherworldly creatures like demobats and even Vecna himself. In a race against the clock, guests find themselves in the ultimate showdown within Vecna’s blood-red Mind Lair, striving to escape and save mankind from his deadly curse.
“From the opening shots of ‘Stranger Things 4,’ episode one, we knew this was meant to be an experience at Halloween Horror Nights,” said John Murdy, Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.
“We’re excited for our fans to live Vecna’s curse as we recreate the iconic and terrifying moments from the show,” added Lora Sauls, Assistant Director, Creative Development and Show Direction at Universal Orlando Resort.
As part of today’s announcement, new related merchandise was revealed inside of the park, including a Vecna shirt. You can also pick up a Stranger Things trucker hat.
These items are available from the Five and Dime at Universal Studios Florida or the All Hallow’s Eve Boutique in Lost Continent at Islands of Adventure. You may also find these items on the online store, while supplies last.
Four additional nights have been added to the event in Orlando for 2023, extending it through November 4th, for a record-breaking 48 nights!
All event tickets are now on sale, including Frequent Fear and Rush of Fear Passes that allow guests to experience the event on multiple nights. See the official website or use the app to purchase tickets.
Stranger Things 4 joins The Last of Us and CHUCKY as the three official houses for this year’s event so far. There will be 10 total houses in 2023. Universal also says the event will feature 5 scare zones and live entertainment.
Halloween Horror Nights runs select nights from Friday, September 1 through Saturday, November 4 at Universal Orlando Resort. Event begins at 6:30 PM each night, and closes at 2 AM. See the full schedule and purchase tickets at the official website.
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