Grab some Eggo waffles, Christmas lights, and put on a "Ghostbusters" costume, it is time to head to the Upside Down. For Halloween this year, you can get the pants scared right off of you at a "Stranger Things" haunted house. You might want to be careful, not everyone is ready to face the Demogorgon alone.
"Stranger Things" became one of the most popular TV shows shortly after it debuted on Netflix in 2016. That year on Halloween, you couldn't walk five feet without seeing someone in a pink dress, holding a box of Eggo waffles with a bloody nose. That or there were people holding a bunch of Christmas lights and shouting "Will!" over and over again. Eleven and Joyce Byers are great Halloween costumes, even in 2018, but if you'd rather go to a haunted house than dress up, you're in luck.
Since there aren't any new episodes of "Stranger Things" coming out this year (sob), you can get your fix at Universal. Both Universal Studios Hollywood in California and Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida, will have a bit of Hawkins, Indiana, for Halloween. Park guests can attend Halloween Horror Nights at these Universal parks and head right into the Upside Down.
Universal's unveiled photos of their terrifying new haunted house in a press release:
From the moment you step inside, you're going to feel as if you have become a part of the show. The team has recreated all the fan-favorite, iconic scenes from Season 1 in sets that rival the show. The detail is incredible from the Upside Down to the creation of the Demogorgon (which we're going to leave for you to discover when you come to the event). There are even intricate details that only a hardcore Stranger Things fan would recognize (again, going to let you find those for yourself!).
If Stranger Things isn't your thing (which, seriously, you might want to give it a rewatch), Halloween Horror Nights also recreates many iconic movies for guests to get terrified by. Attendees of the horror event can go through 10 different haunted houses, including ones based on Halloween, Poltergeist, and more.
Halloween Horror Nights take place at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort from September 14 to November 3. The cost of Halloween Horror Nights is not included in a regular park ticket, so if you visit Universal during the day, this event is separate. Guests can purchase single night or multi-night tickets, starting at $62.99 online. The price at the gate starts at $114.99. The event starts every night at 6:30 PM. Do you want to go to the Upside Down?