Universal plans to open two haunted houses during Universal Studios Florida’s regular park hours as it tests seasonal offerings.
On September 18th, the houses will be open for Annual Passholders, then they will test the houses the next two days with the plan to open every weekend until Oct 4 when they will run every day through October 31st.
Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives and Revenge of the Tooth Fairy houses during the daytime. Both houses will use Universal’s Virtual Line system, which is available in the Universal Orlando Resort app.
In light of the ongoing pandemic, Universal will be implementing a number of safety measures to how the houses operate. Everyone will be required to wear a face masks, just like for the parks. There will be social distancing guidelines in the queues as well as the houses. Also, plexiglass will be installed in certain parts of the houses to keep visitors separated from scare actors.
The houses, according to Universal, are included with park admission but capacity will be limited.
Universal will also offer family-friendly trick-or-treating at Islands of Adventure. The experience is for visitors 12 and younger, and an adult will need to accompany them, according to Universal. Visitors of all ages will be allowed to wear costumes at both theme parks this weekend, although there are some restrictions such as not costume masks and no weapons (real or fake).
The news of the new offerings comes during what would would have been the official Halloween Horror Nights 30 season. Universal still plans to hold the full event in 2021.
Source: Universal Orlando