Universal Studios has made the difficult decision to completely cancel Halloween Horror Nights 2020. The event that runs annually on select dates from September to November in Universal Studios Orlando & Hollywood won't take place this year due to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic.
This will be the first time in the event's 30-year history it's been called off. The official Universal Orlando Twitter page tweeted the following statement, with the Universal Hollywood & HHN Twitter pages following suit shortly after.
“We have made the difficult decision to cancel Halloween Horror Nights this year so we can focus exclusively on operating our theme parks for daytime guests, using the enhanced health and safety procedures already in place. We look forward to creating an amazing event in 2021.”
It is really unfortunate, but I can't say I'm surprised. Especially with the number of CoVid-19 cases peaking in Florida. But as Universal said "This pain will be temporary. HHN is forever... and will come again." The event gives fans the chance to come face to face with various horror icons and characters with scare zones and mazes. Previous years have included The Purge, Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Frankenstein vs The Wolf Man, Stranger Things, Ghostbusters and more.
I've got no doubt Universal will be pulling out all the stops and more next year to make up for it!
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