Universal Studios has made a habit of adding terrifying IPs to their annual Halloween Horror Nights each year. From classic frights to contemporary scares, the theme park is not afraid of adding a few new additions to make their guests scream.
But now they will be bringing something strange. That’s because Stranger Things is coming to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights in 2018. More on the story below.
The reveal was made on the Halloween Horror Nights official YouTube page, where viewers can hear the familiar Stranger Things theme. As the camera pulls back, we see a bike and the Universal Studios park entrance in the distance. Here’s how the press release describes the event’s latest addition:
“Fans of the series will get the chance to brave the Upside Down and confront the supernatural as each park debuts all-new mazes inspired by season one of the critically-acclaimed series.
The parallel universe, referred to as the Upside Down that terrorized the small town of Hawkins, Indiana in Netflix’s mega-hit “Stranger Things,” will bring the chittering, predatory Demogorgon to “Halloween Horror Nights” to stalk unwitting guests as they encounter iconic scenes, characters and environments from the mesmerizing series.”
Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort, and Universal Studios Singapore are working together with Netflix, along with the creators and executive producers of the blockbuster series — Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer and Shawn Levy — on the mazes, which will transport its guests to an authentic representation of the show. Guests will be transported to artfully recreated scenes and storylines where they will see an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights and walk through the eerie Upside Down woods oozing a shower of floating orb-like spores. And, of course, the chilling new mazes will offer surprising twists and unexpected turns around every corner.
It should be fun to see how fans will react to the show and if any of them will walk out of it with their psyche intact.
Halloween Horror Nights begins Friday, September 14 in Hollywood and Orlando, and on Friday, September 28 in Singapore. It will presumably end shortly after Halloween.