Posted at November 26, 2015 at 08:45PM on Universal Studios Hollywood’s official Halloween Horror Nights Instagram account:
Happy Thanksgiving! We are dead full…
Posted at November 06, 2015 at 10:12PM on Universal Studios Hollywood’s official Halloween Horror Nights Instagram account:
Come hang with the @Jabbawockeez at our Horror Nights After Party. Only 2 more nights left! #UniversalHHN http://bit.ly/HHN15_Tix
By Melissa Baumgaertner. Posted November 06, 2015 at 07:00PM on “UO Close Up,” the official Universal Orlando blog:
Well, Maniacs—you created the perfect world of mayhem throughout the past five months. You’ve recruited followers to spread the madness of Jack far and wide. You’ve celebrated 25 years of horror history at Halloween Horror Nights 25. You’ve craved the carnage and he noticed. Jack the Clown definitely noticed.
Because of their dedication on Twitter and Facebook, 200 fans joined a horde of fellow Maniacs for a special gathering on Sunday, November 1—The Last Laugh: A Social Media Meet-Up. Here’s a look at what happened…
Entering the front gates, fans followed the clues only they could recognize. The Jack Symbol marked the ground indicating the direction to take, leading to the next icon and ultimately to the destination.
From there, they entered the world of chaos that was adorned with circus décor flanked by buffets and bars. MASKerade dancers greeted guests, a live band filled the room with creepy tunes and everyone had a chance to paint their face as a true Maniac.
Then, in the midst of celebration, a slow chant began to rise. As the Maniac proclamation crescendoed, a spotlight appeared. Flanked by #HHN25 horrors, the Clown Prince of Chaos and his companion, Chance, addressed their followers with a mixture of disdain and admiration. He then challenged the loyalty of the group and found one to sacrifice for their cause… for Jack.
At the conclusion of the spectacle, Jack greeted his followers with personal photographs; a moment he demanded everyone remember.
Jack’s Maniacs, you’ve spread the chaos, you recruited others to follow Jack and now you’ve had the last laugh.
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Posted at November 05, 2015 at 10:07PM on Universal Studios Hollywood’s official Halloween Horror Nights Instagram account:
They’re waiting for you this last weekend of #UniversalHHN. Arrive 5:45pm-6:15pm to enjoy Early Entry to select mazes, which will open at 6:30pm.
Posted at November 04, 2015 at 02:23PM on Universal Studios Hollywood’s official Halloween Horror Nights Instagram account:
This weekend only, enjoy UNLIMITED use of Front of Line tickets during the #UniversalHHN After Party. As if you needed another reason!
By Michael Aiello. Posted November 02, 2015 at 11:07AM on “UO Close Up,” the official Universal Orlando blog:
I can’t believe Halloween Horror Nights 25 is over. It feels like a blink of an eye since it began.
This year has truly been a memorable experience for all involved. The event promised to be something fitting of a 25th year. And through the amazing talents of so many people—armies of people all across Universal Orlando—it was better than I could have been possibly imagined. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
This year saw the biggest house slate we’ve ever had. It contained the largest scareactor cast in our studio streets. And our 25th brought back our main maniac, the master of our scaremonies, the Horror Nights icon among icons—Jack the Clown. With him came chaos and the “Dark Fantastic” in all its gory glory.
On behalf of the entire team, I want to thank everyone from all over the world who chose to attend our Halloween event. From the die hard fans to the first timers, your support and love allowed this event to grow from its three-night beginnings in 1991 to the beast that it has become.
I also want to thank the amazing people who, night after night, gave their all in performing as monsters and maniacs. Your dedication and commitment to delivering the fear is truly what makes this event what it is. Those who performed one night or all 30, I can’t thank you enough for being with us. It’s not lost on me what it takes to do what you do. As a former Scareactor, I know the triumphs and the challenges these roles bring. The life blood of this event is our cast and crews, and our success is due to your efforts. Bottom line—thank you.
This year will surely be one for the books, including the first ever Jack’s Ball held last night (highlights coming soon!).
And while I of course can’t got into detail, I can say we’re already hard at work on Halloween Horror Nights 26.
In fact, mark your calendars now: Halloween Horror Nights 26 will be on select nights Sept. 16 – Oct. 31.
Happy Halloween, everyone. Here’s to the next 25 years of fear!
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