Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Universal Studios/Sea World > Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure Forums
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-29-2013, 08:15 PM   #1
3Miracles
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 56

Halloween at Universal????

Hey All!!!!
Im Visiting Florida Oct 18-28 and Will be at Universal one of those Days!!! I have kids that are 5, 2, and 2 months traveling with me and wanted to plan accordingly. I know they have the Horror Nights, which we Wont be going to!! But I was wondering if there is anything else besides that Special for Halloween they have going on?? Like Disney has the Mickey's Not so Scary Party and SeaWorld has the Trick or Treating.
Ive had to make Early Reservations for Dinner for Disney and trying to plan everything out without knowing what the Events are going to be and on Certain Days!! The Only thing we are doing at Universal is the Charater Breakfast, but Other then that I just wanted to know if there was Anything else special that will be out During the Day I should be On the Look out for to Wait and Plan for!!
Thanks so much!!!
3Miracles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 01:00 AM   #2
bumbershoot
DIS Veteran
 
bumbershoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Tacoma WA
Posts: 44,708

As far as I know, there is nothing but HHN for Halloween at Universal. The dates in October are:

October 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30 & 31


If you are trying to figure out the MNSSHP dates, you can check the Magic Kingdom calendar and notice when MK closes at 7. That's THE sign that there's a party scheduled that night.

For HHN, assuming it is still only at Universal Studios park and not Islands of Adventure (like I've heard rumored), that park will close at 5pm on the party days. It's not like WDW where party-goers can enter early and slowly they clear out the non-party-guest stragglers. At Universal they clear it out entirely and only after that do they start the party. And thank goodness for that! My son didn't even like being near the decorations for the party when we went in September 2011, let alone being there while the party is happening! And I'm a chicken too, when it comes to that sort of thing; I don't like being surprised or scared, so there will be no HHN for me!

Hope that helps. Our next trip is from the 9th through the 13th, so we'll be avoiding HHN 3 nights in a row!
__________________
-molly + robert + eamon (10!!)

DLR '05-'09 found within this link
DLR 7,9,12 2012 Universal Feb '12 DLR Dec '11 and Feb '12

Made weight goal 1yr8m8days after starting...currently working to maintain 85 lb loss thanks to Weight Watchers!
bumbershoot is online now   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-30-2013, 04:20 AM   #3
Metro West
Proud Redhead
11.47 Miles from Universal
23.56 Miles from Disney
 
Metro West's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NW Orlando, FL
Posts: 44,330
DISboards Moderator

Quote:
Originally Posted by bumbershoot View Post
As far as I know, there is nothing but HHN for Halloween at Universal.
__________________
**** Universal Orlando annual passholder since 2004! ****
Metro West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 09:04 AM   #4
3Miracles
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 56

OK Awesome Thanks so much!!! That's One I don't have to Worry about.... Its SO Stressful being able to Make Dinner Reservations 180 days in Advance for Disney and NOT Knowing what Days your Doing what, but you have to because they will be Sold out!! So I went out on a Limb and Just guessed!! Im hoping October Schedules come out Soon so I can let go of this Stress!!!
Thanks for your Help!! That is 1 day Relieved off my 10 Day Trip!!! LOL
3Miracles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 03:12 PM   #5
bumbershoot
DIS Veteran
 
bumbershoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Tacoma WA
Posts: 44,708

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3Miracles View Post
OK Awesome Thanks so much!!! That's One I don't have to Worry about.... Its SO Stressful being able to Make Dinner Reservations 180 days in Advance for Disney and NOT Knowing what Days your Doing what, but you have to because they will be Sold out!! So I went out on a Limb and Just guessed!! Im hoping October Schedules come out Soon so I can let go of this Stress!!!
Thanks for your Help!! That is 1 day Relieved off my 10 Day Trip!!! LOL
October's park calendars for WDW are up on the WDW site; I hope you have seen that.

Glad to get the HHN info to you, I know it helped me out! Universal's park hours might not be up for October (July is as far as I see right now, though that could change once we get to May), but at least they gave us the HHN info ahead of time.


I hope you got your ADRs!
__________________
-molly + robert + eamon (10!!)

DLR '05-'09 found within this link
DLR 7,9,12 2012 Universal Feb '12 DLR Dec '11 and Feb '12

Made weight goal 1yr8m8days after starting...currently working to maintain 85 lb loss thanks to Weight Watchers!
bumbershoot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 08:25 PM   #6
Tinachichi
Mouseketeer
 
Tinachichi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: MI
Posts: 100

Question

We usually go during July and will be again this year but have planned to take another trip during Oct for the Halloween nights. I'm booking the 4 day stay on site. Can anyone tell me if that includes going at night for the parties at the park or is that separate.
Tinachichi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 09:58 PM   #7
fizbobunny
Mouseketeer
 
fizbobunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast
Posts: 427

Your onsite satay does not include admission to the parks, either for their regular operating hours, nor for special events.
__________________
Celebrating My Brother's Birthday and Mardi Gras~~~~~~~Legoland, Disney, and DS#2's First Trip
Oct 2013 BWV and Darkside; Oct 2012 - POR AoA LM; Sept./Oct. 2010 - OldestDS First Trip - ASM Family Suite; Aug./Sept. 2005 - Hurricane Katrina Trip - Offsite; Dec. 2004 - My Graduation Trip - Offsite; and many others I can't remember the dates
fizbobunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 04:15 AM   #8
Metro West
Proud Redhead
11.47 Miles from Universal
23.56 Miles from Disney
 
Metro West's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NW Orlando, FL
Posts: 44,330
DISboards Moderator

Quote:
Originally Posted by fizbobunny View Post
Your onsite satay does not include admission to the parks, either for their regular operating hours, nor for special events.
Correct and just to add...unlimited Express does not carry over to hard ticket events like HHN. If you wanted Express, you would have to purchase the EP like everyone else. But...onsite guests can get into HHN early through a special entrance.
__________________
**** Universal Orlando annual passholder since 2004! ****
Metro West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 03:24 PM   #9
Tinachichi
Mouseketeer
 
Tinachichi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: MI
Posts: 100

On site

The package I purchase give us three day passes to the parks and the EP. My question meant to say will our park passes cover the nights too or are there different entrance tickets for the night activities.
Tinachichi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 03:30 PM   #10
RMulieri
DIS Veteran
 
RMulieri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Tom Sawyers Island
Posts: 20,510

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tinachichi View Post
The package I purchase give us three day passes to the parks and the EP. My question meant to say will our park passes cover the nights too or are there different entrance tickets for the night activities.
Night activites like the Halloween Horror nights are an EXTRA cost and a separate ticket( kind of like the hard ticket events at Disney).They are not included in regular park tickets and the express pass is also not good for them( you need to purchase as separate express pass for them). Your park tickets are good for regular operating hours and regular evening hours
__________________
Going Back to the DarkSide -Universal Orlando and the Harry Potter Expansion December 2014
RMulieri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 06:19 PM   #11
Bracho


DIS Veteran
Loves reading the "droppings" the Tag Fairy leaves behind!
 
Bracho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 1,356

Hours

By any chance does anyone know the hours for the Halloween Party yet?

Many thanks!!!
Bracho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 06:27 PM   #12
bumbershoot
DIS Veteran
 
bumbershoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Tacoma WA
Posts: 44,708

3Miracles, did you see that the MNSSHP tickets are now on sale? I don't know if you were including that in your WDW portion, but it will at least tell you for sure when they are.

It's HARD to coordinate a multi-park trip (it's what we've done each time we've gone! best one was combining DisneyLAND and Universal Orlando, LOL...did that one the wrong way, jet-lag-wise) so I want to make sure you know what is happening in both parks so you can best make your plans!



Tinachichi, have you checked to see if your package is the best financial deal? Many people find that when staying ONsite they can do better by buying tickets elsewhere (like undercovertourist.com) and booking the room directly with Loews.

The perks of the package are actually perks of staying onsite, so you still get the early entrance and the unlimited express pass.
__________________
-molly + robert + eamon (10!!)

DLR '05-'09 found within this link
DLR 7,9,12 2012 Universal Feb '12 DLR Dec '11 and Feb '12

Made weight goal 1yr8m8days after starting...currently working to maintain 85 lb loss thanks to Weight Watchers!
bumbershoot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 08:13 PM   #13
Tinachichi
Mouseketeer
 
Tinachichi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: MI
Posts: 100

Info

Thanks for the information. Never checked out that site. I've booked thru Universal and this year went with AAA that saved me considerable $$ but I will check out your suggestion for our Oct trip.
Tinachichi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 04:18 AM   #14
bumbershoot
DIS Veteran
 
bumbershoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Tacoma WA
Posts: 44,708

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tinachichi View Post
Thanks for the information. Never checked out that site. I've booked thru Universal and this year went with AAA that saved me considerable $$ but I will check out your suggestion for our Oct trip.
If you're taking more than complete vacation per 365 days, you might also want to consider an annual pass.
__________________
-molly + robert + eamon (10!!)

DLR '05-'09 found within this link
DLR 7,9,12 2012 Universal Feb '12 DLR Dec '11 and Feb '12

Made weight goal 1yr8m8days after starting...currently working to maintain 85 lb loss thanks to Weight Watchers!
bumbershoot is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.