Halloween At US/IOA

DW mouser

DIS Veteran
Feb 3, 2000
Would halloween at US and IOA be too scary for a just turned 3year old? Do the monsters come up and try to scare you? I know our 10 and 13 year old grandkids would love it but we also have the little one to think of. <IMG SRC="/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif" alt="confused">
Hi DW Mouser,

I havent been myself but I remembered reading many posts from others that did around october. I did a search for you here is a great description from Barry. It has a PG-13 rating and it seems it would be way too intense for a 3 year old and maybe even the 10 year old? Here you go.

Halloween Universal

I go to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal every year (or at least the past 4 years), at least two or three nights each year. The Halloween events are mainly held at USF (nothing really at IOA), and Halloween Horror Nights is a seperatly ticketed event (everyone is kicked out of USF at 5:30pm and the park reopens and transforms at 7pm). HHN lasts until 12a on weeknights and 2am on most weekends. This is definatly a PG-13 (borderline R) event and well worth cost. The park has at least 5 haunted houses, as well as scareactors throughout the entire park, haunted rides, haunted shows, and a great Festival of the Dead Parade. Your 13 year old will love the event and so will the ten year old if and only if he can handle the scariest of horror movies. There are virtually no lights anywhere in the park and fog / loud music everywhere. The scareactors go all out; they will chase you, jump at you, slide on their knees in front of you, and shake trash cans at you. Definatly do not bring the 3 year old. Every year you see well intentioned parents bringing terrified children to the park, and wind up leaving 30 minutes into it. I'm sure if you do a search you can find my last trip reports. Good luck and don't miss it!

I've gone to this twice and DO NOT recommend this for a three year old and maybe not even the 10 year old. I saw a few kids this year that were terrified. At one point several of the "chainsaw" guys put down their "weapons" and tried to calm down a shaking, terrified child (about 7-8 years old).

I'd go to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom instead. It's the best of Halloween for the kids, they even get candy and can get dressed in costume. Everyone will love it.
Thanks guys! I'm glad that I asked! I think it would be too scary for grandma too! Only our 34 year old kids would enjoy it!


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