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Behind-the-Scares Look at “Holidayz in Hell” with John Murdy

John Murdy’s foray into horror came when he was just four years old. His mom let him watch the Universal classic horror movie, “Frankenstein” one Saturday afternoon. When the film ended, she found little John sobbing in front of the television. She likely thought what most parents would in that situation: Uh-oh. Maybe this was a little young to watch “Frankenstein.”

“But when she started talking to me, she realized I wasn’t scared at all,” John says. “I was empathizing with the monster. Because all of our classic horror films are, in essence, tragedies. And even at four years old, I related to Frankenstein’s monster.”

That fueled a young obsession with the Universal monster movies, which took John all the way to where he is now: the creative director/executive producer of Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) at Universal Studios Hollywood. In short, John is responsible for all the stuff that scares the crap out of you at HHN. And while he may not be a four-year-old crying in front of the TV anymore, John’s work at HHN remains rooted in that moment. From understanding the monsters comes commitment to character, storytelling, and worldbuilding — in other words, everything that makes HHN so much more than a haunted house. 

That commitment shines through in the Haunted House, “Holidayz in Hell.” The crowd favorite returns this year after terrifying droves of fans as a Scare Zone in 2018, then as a fully realized house in 2019. In it, guests experience major holidays from New Year’s Day to July 4th to Thanksgiving — well, the most terrifying versions of each holiday imaginable, of course. 

For “Holidayz in Hell,” John reached into the depths of his childhood psyche, and pulled out the things that terrified him the most. We get glimpses of his horrifying visits to the Easter Bunny, his fear of getting his fingers blown off on Independence Day, and even a look into his current life in Ireland for a (rather ghastly) St. Patrick’s Day. 

I got the pleasure (is that the right word when a RabbitZilla is involved?) of a personal walk-through of “Holidayz in Hell” with the head honcho himself. 

Grace Perry: Tell me about your general inspiration for “Holidayz in Hell.”
John Murdy: The inspiration actually came from vintage postcards. If you ever look back at Victorian Christmas postcards or greeting cards, they’re incredibly creepy. Pick any holiday. If you go back to the 1800s, they’re incredibly disturbing. So when I started working on this house, the first thing I did was a ton of research on that exactly, pulling old greeting cards and postcards. And it kind of informed the design, particularly with the original artwork we created for this attraction.

GP: We’re at the very beginning of the house now — tell us about this room.

JM: We start out front with a big Happy New Year postcard. It’s the countdown to New Years — 10…9…8…7…6… And we see Father Time as a huge stilt-walking character out front. When we come inside, we start with New Year’s Day, which is the beginning of the calendar year. 

Then we step inside and find ourselves in a nursery that’s gone horribly wrong. All of the skeletal children are screaming and crying. And the artwork is all riffing off of different Mother Goose stories — except, the dark version of them.

This scene is all about the birth of Baby New Year, the first child born on New Year’s Day. We created a character called Baby New Year, who’s repulsive and terrifying, and a character we call the Nightmare Nurse. She’s done like one of those old nurses from the turn-of-the-century, early 1900s, and she’s carrying a crying infant. But when you see the baby, it’s a demon baby. 

GP: Naturally. All right, so we’re leaving New Years, and now we’re entering…

JM: …Valentine’s Day. So when we started thinking about how we wanted to depict Valentine’s, the idea of an old fashioned Tunnel of Love came up. And of course, the character would be Cupid. So we’ve created an HHN version of Cupid. 

All of the light bulbs in the scene are painted with invisible black light, and when you hit them with a strobe, they look like they illuminate. So all of the lights are chasing and sending you down the Tunnel of Love. But Cupid’s waiting for you to essentially rip your heart out. 

GP: Of course, that’s Cupid’s thing. 

JM: The inspiration for this scene in Valentine’s Day is, first of all, bad prom attire from late 1970s, early ‘80s. We have the boyfriend and girlfriend who are all set for prom, but Cupid has fired a multitude of arrows into their body. So Cupid can reach into her and pull her heart literally out of her body as she screams bloody murder.

GP: And now we’re leaving Valentine’s Day and heading into St. Patrick’s Day. You live in Ireland most of the year, right?

JM: I’ve lived in Ireland for about six years now, in the county of Donegal. And one thing that you have plenty of in that part of Ireland is abandoned, old farmhouses. So I literally drove around the countryside and took pictures of some — you know, with the traditional thatched roof, kind of cliché Irish cottages — and then sent them to my art director, Chris Williams, so that he could replicate it. 

GP: Which we see here as the entrance to the Leprechaun’s home. 

JM: This part of the house is all about heading to the Leprechaun’s house. The Leprechaun, of course, is protecting his gold and is afraid that you’re going to steal it. So he’s going to take anybody out with his shillelagh. Anybody who tries to get their hands on the gold will not only be killed by the Leprechaun, but then he’s going to pour molten gold all over your body. So that’s why you see these gold-plated bones. 

To make you feel like you’re in a Leprechaun’s house, we shrunk everything, put the windows at a much lower level, and scaled it all down. So then when you walk in, you feel really big.

GP: And now we’re heading into my favorite part of the house — or, maybe my least favorite, I don’t know…

JM: I’m sure you’ve seen all the memes on the internet of kids from like the ‘50s, ‘60s, ’70s ‘til today, sitting on the Easter Bunny’s lap screaming and crying and freaking out. So that was part of our research and that inspired this particular piece of artwork. “Come meet the Easter Bunny!” When I was a kid, I went to malls to sit on the Easter Bunny’s lap and I hated it. The Easter Bunny freaked me out. I’m like, “Why is there a giant dude in a bunny costume?” When you break it down, it’s really creepy.

So in this scene, we have our classic Easter photo op in a shopping mall where the kids are screaming. We purposely sourced the worst bunny costumes that we could possibly find on the internet, because they’re always tacky looking. And all of this is a visual distraction because the scare is the Easter Bunny himself, which is a rabbit-man: half of his body is skinned and the other half has fur. 

GP: And this all feels very 1970s with the tacky wallpaper and the rainbow floors. 

JM: Yeah, I grew up in the ‘70s. And even as a kid, you knew that mustard yellow, avocado green, and covering all your furniture in plastic so it wouldn’t get messed up was just wrong. So when it came time to design this scene, I was like, Oh, we’re setting this in the ‘70s. It’s the creepiest time period. 

GP: And tell me about this horrifying rabbit I’m looking at? 

JM: That’s RabbitZilla. 

GP: Well, sure.

JM: And now we transition to the Fourth of July. We’re at Yankee Doodle Fireworks, a patriotic themed roadside fireworks stand where everything is caught on fire and is exploding. And in doing that, that meant we had to create our own brand of fireworks. So, our artist Lucas Culshaw, who does all the original house artwork for all of our houses, created fake labels for fireworks. Like the Red Monster and the Mauler.

GP: I see Red Monster Fireworks, and the Mauler, with a graphic of somebody’s hand with all the fingers blown off. 

JM: And then the character here we call Fireworks Kid. And it’s that classic thing your parents would always tell you: “You’ll blow your fingers off!” And in his case, Fireworks Kid has blown both his legs off. He’s horribly mutilated. He can’t even talk because his whole mouth has been blown apart. And he’s holding a big, giant, lit firework in his hand.

GP: You don’t want to be Fireworks Kid. 

JM: In the next scene, we run into Uncle Sam himself, who sets off all of the fireworks at once. So these lighting instruments that you see inside these crates, these are what we call a “maniac.” It’s a combination of an intelligent light fixture and a fog machine. So you can create the effect of a big explosion. That’s all tied to what we call the trigger, which is a switch that the scare actor can hit that controls their own point source, audio, and lighting and most effects. But in this scene, it also controls these two maniacs.

GP: So it’s huge chaos — you don’t know where you are, what’s up and what’s down.

JM: And then we head to the holiday that we’re celebrating during Halloween Horror Nights. 

For Halloween, we take you inside a giant Jack-o’-lantern, and the entire scene is under blacklight. There are all kinds of pumpkins that are painted UV — some are on mannequins, and some are on scare actors. So under the blacklight, you just see a whole bunch of floating pumpkin heads all over the room. But several of them are performers. And you don’t know what’s what…

GP: …Until they start moving. Obviously, you could’ve gone in a million different directions with Halloween. But it seems like you’re playing off the most classic version of each holiday. 

JM: Exactly. So for example, like Thanksgiving. Everybody who grew up in America knows that famous image of this classic Midwestern American family sitting down to a Thanksgiving meal. So we wanted to take that idea of the traditional artwork you always see of a family — grandpa and grandma, the kids, mom and dad. But in this one, the turkeys are taking revenge on the humans. 

So we call this character Turkey Lurkey — there’s two of them in this scene, and they’re dressed like Pilgrims. But they’re turkeys that are bent on killing all the humans for killing so many turkeys on Thanksgiving.

GP: Understandable. It’s bound to happen. 

JM: Our props and dressing team creates everything and brings it to life. And that includes creating fake food that looks absolutely real. So if you look at the green beans or stuffing, it looks like you could stick a sponge in it and put it on a plate. 

GP: Nope. It just feels like a sponge. But it looks delicious. 

JM: We end at Christmas, which is the final holiday of the year. We decided to set this at a Christmas tree lot. So there’s lighting effects that create the feel of falling snow. But all the trees in the lot are strung with the intestines of the people that Satan Claus — that’s our version of Santa Claus — has killed. 

The performer playing Satan Claus busts through the fence, ready to hack us to bits. And then we have Satan’s little helpers, the elves, attacking us as well. There’s four different performers in this one scene. So this function is like a pinball machine: it’s like, ping-ping-ping-ping! You’re getting scared from one side, to the other, then back to the other…

GP: It’s like, Oh, you think you’re done? Think again. 

JM: Right. Oftentimes with a haunted house, it’s about what you leave them with. So you always go out on what we call the Final Scare. And then sometimes we have the Final Final Scare. Yeah. And then sometimes we have the Final Final Final scare. I think in some houses this year, we have the Final Final Final Final scare. We learned over time that when you get to the end of the house, you want to just go, bam-bam-bam-bam-bam!

What part of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights are you most excited for? Let us know on social media or in the comments below.

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Behind-the-Scares Look at “Holidayz in Hell” with John Murdy was originally published on September 12, 2023 at 03:49PM by Grace Perry from Universal Orlando Blog. Far Beyond Infinity Travel Blog takes no responsibility for errors in syndicated content.

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What’s Cooking at River Belle Terrace, Cafe Orleans, and Carnation Café

Get ready for the next foodie adventure at Disneyland Resort, because Disneyland Park is rolling out an array of new eats and sips Guests are going to love. Starting today, Sept. 12, River Belle Terrace, Cafe Orleans, and Carnation Café will all be serving up new and returning favorite bites, as well as some non-alcoholic and alcoholic specialty beverage additions. As these can’t-miss spots are table-service locations, reservations are recommended to enjoy everything.

From sweet to savory, and all the sips in between, let’s jump into our latest edition of What’s Cooking to see what the culinary teams have put together for us foodies!

We’ll start things off over at River Belle Terrace. This fan-favorite spot nestled in the heart of Frontierland is known for its riverfront views and, of course, its delicious Southern-inspired cuisine. For brunch and dinner, Guests will be mesmerized by flavor with plenty of comfort food classics. As some soon-to-be favorites join this tasty lineup today, like the Chicken Pot Pie Soup and the BBQ Burnt Ends Pasta, Guests will still be able to savor in returning plates like the Biscuits and Gravy and the Country Cuban Sandwich. Guests will also be able to sip on some of the newest beverages, including select wines, beer, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. See a full listing of the items coming to River Belle Terrace below!

Food Items:

  • Warm Bacon & Spinach Salad: Bacon vinaigrette, heirloom cherry tomatoes, and cheese curds (New) (Available for brunch only)
  • American Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, apple wood smoked bacon, breakfast sausage, house fries, and a biscuit (New) (Available for brunch only)
  • Signature Pancakes: Pumpkin-spiced pancakes for the fall season (New) (Available for brunch only)
  • River Belle Short Stack: Short stack pancakes, maple syrup, and berry compote with a side of bacon or sausage (Available for brunch only)
  • Biscuits and Gravy: Pork belly, country chicken gravy, and a house-baked biscuit (Available for brunch only)
  • Roasted Summer Squash: Heirloom tomato sauce, heritage grains succotash, greens, and tofu (New) (Available for brunch and dinner)
  • Chicken Pot Pie Soup: Chicken, carrots, celery, and onion (New) (Available for dinner only)
  • Pork Chop: Buttery mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and bourbon-apple sauce (New) (Available for dinner only)
  • Blackened Sustainable Fish with tartar sauce and pickled vegetables served with house fries (New) (Available for dinner only)
  • BBQ Brisket Burnt Ends Pasta: Pappardelle pasta, caramelized onions, and wild mushroom (New) (Available for dinner only)
  • Pimento Cheese Loaded House Fries with BBQ brisket burnt ends, fried cherry peppers, and bread and butter pickles (Available for brunch and dinner)
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich with fried cherry peppers, slaw, and BBQ aïoli served with house fries (Available for brunch and dinner)
  • Burnt Ends Grilled Cheese: BBQ brisket and pickled pepper relish served with house fries (Available for brunch only)
  • Country Cuban Sandwich: Pulled pork, country ham, and dill pickle served with house fries (Available for brunch only)
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie (New) (Available for dinner only)
  • Plant-based Ice Cream (New) (Seasonal topping available upon request) (Available for dinner only) 


  • Mississippi Mud Pie: Sprite, chocolate fudge syrup, and cream topped with
  • whipped cream and crumbled chocolate cream cookies (Non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Wildberry Mule: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, blackberry purée, lime, and ginger syrup and blackberries (New)
  • Nielson Wines Chardonnay (New)
  • Meiomi Wines Pinot Noir (New)
  • Modelo Especial Mexican Lager (New)
  • Smog City Brewing’s Sabre-Toothed Squirrel Hoppy American Amber Ale (New)

Wow! What a lineup of tasty new delights. Next up, let’s venture over to Cafe Orleans in New Orleans Square. Here Guests will get some flavors with a French Quarter flair they won’t want to miss. This spot is also getting some new bites and sips Guests simply must try on their next outing to Disneyland Park. The Potato & Sausage Soup and plant-based Vanilla Crème Brûlée with Palmier will still be available through Nov. 9, so don’t worry! But, in addition to these tasty delights, Cafe Orleans will be now have the new, non-alcoholic Bayou Punch, as well as some beverages for those age 21 or older, like the House Hurricane and Chardonnay, to name a few. Check out all the bites and sips now available at this Disneyland Park classic.

Food Items (Available through Nov. 9):

  • Potato & Sausage Soup: Marbled potatoes, caramelized leeks, and Grana Padano cheese
  • Vanilla Crème Brûlée with Palmier and fresh berries (Plant-based)
  • Haunted Mansion Candle and Heart Dessert: Vanilla chip mousse on a pecan pie cookie with mixed berry compote


  • Bayou Punch: Minute Maid Lemonade Zero Sugar, orange juice, strawberry purée, blueberry syrup, and an alligator-shaped gummy (Non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Mint Julep
  • House Hurricane: Pimm’s No. 1 Liqueur, Bacardi Superior Rum, orange juice, strawberry purée, sweet and sour mix, simple syrup, and orange garnish (New)
  • McBride Sisters Chardonnay (New)
  • Mirassou Wines Pinot Noir (New)
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company Follow the Sun Blonde Ale (New)
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Hazy Little Thing IPA (New)

Last, but certainly not least, Carnation Café is a classic, and for good reason. This spot features classic American comfort food dishes as well as some of Walt’s favorites! Guests can stop on by Main Street, U.S.A., for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to delight in the many can’t-miss items on this delicious menu, including the brand-new Walt’s Chili-Cheese Omelet. And like the other two previously mentioned locations, Carnation Café has also added a few adult beverages to the menu for Guests to try, including mimosas and a Peach Pie Margarita. Uncover all the items below!

Food Items:

  • Veggie Skillet: Three-cheese eggs, breakfast potatoes, onions, mushrooms, peppers, and spinach topped with cheese and fresh tomato garnish (New) (Available through Nov. 9)
  • Walt’s Chili-Cheese Omelet: Cheese omelet topped with chili, cheese, and chives served with breakfast potatoes (New) (Available through Nov. 9) (Available for breakfast only)
  • Brownie with Chocolate Sauce (Plant-based)


  • Orange Creamsicle: Sprite, candied orange syrup, and cream topped with a candied orange slice (Non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Lavender Mimosa: Chandon California Sparkling Wine and lavender syrup (New) (Available during breakfast only)
  • Orange Juice Mimosa: Chandon California Sparkling Wine and orange juice (New) (Available during breakfast only)
  • Bloody Mary: Tito’s Homemade Vodka and Cutwater Bloody Mary Mix with a bacon and celery garnish (New) (Available during breakfast only)
  • Peach Pie Margarita: Patron Tequila Silver, peach purée, sweet and sour mix, lime juice, and lime garnish (New)
  • Chandon California Sparkling Wine (New) (Available during breakfast only)
  • Fess Parker Winery Chardonnay (New)
  • Silver Palm Wines Cabernet Sauvignon (New)
  • Michelob ULTRA Light Lager (New)
  • Golden Road Brewing Ride On 10 Hop Hazy IPA (New)

So many tasty additions for Disneyland Park! We can’t wait for Guests to try them.

(Note: All offerings are subject to change and availability.)

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What’s Cooking at River Belle Terrace, Cafe Orleans, and Carnation Café was originally published on September 12, 2023 at 11:01AM by Disney Destinations from Disney Travel Agents. Far Beyond Infinity Travel Blog takes no responsibility for errors in syndicated content.

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Everything You Need to Know about the StrangerThings 4 House at Halloween Horror Nights 2023 (HHN)

As I was binge-watching “Stranger Things Season 4”, all I could think about was: “How cool would it be to see all of this at Halloween Horror Nights!” Well, it seems like the brilliant creatives behind HHN 2023 read my mind.

IT’S TIME (much cooler if you read this in Vecna’s voice, btw): Netflix’s “Stranger Things 4” is in Halloween Horror Nights 2023.

I had so many questions for the Universal Entertainment team, like “How many scenes will we see?” (nine!), “Do we go into the Creel House?” (yes!), “Do we see Eddie and the Demobats?” (hell, yeah!), “What about the soundtrack?!” (come on, has HHN ever disappointed?!)

So, here’s everything you need to know about the “Stranger Things 4” haunted house — but don’t try to be a hero, OK? There’s no shame in running.

This house is focused exclusively on “Stranger Things” Season 4.

While the show is no stranger to Halloween Horror Nights — we’ve seen haunted houses inspired by the first three seasons of “Stranger Things” in previous years — if you’ve watched Season 4, you know there are plenty of fresh horrors in store.

“The imagery we see in the show’s latest season is much different from previous ones,” says Matt Flood, senior show director at Universal Orlando Resort. “It’s not a ‘this is kind of scary’ type of season — it’s horror at its best. And that’s what we do at Halloween Horror Nights, right? We make things scary — or in this case, scarier.”

To bring this even more horrifying haunted house to life, Universal partnered once again with Netflix to make sure they delivered the most authentic experience. “We wanted this house to feel like you’re walking through the story, that you’re actually experiencing the curse of Vecna,” says Matt.

So, we’re getting a lot of that middle-of-the-season type of vibe (episode 4, my friends, episode 4) and then building up toward that finale, when all of the elements are coming together for one final attack against Vecna. Chills, anyone?

Does the haunted house follow a specific character or timeline?

Season 4 has so many plots going on — there’s Russia, California, Hawkins, the lab, the Upside Down… Phew. And being able to go back and forth between those locations is one of the perks of (binge-) watching the show.

But we can all agree that the real estate in a haunted house is a tad more… limited. So, the team’s greatest challenge was ‘how do we make people feel like they are living the show?’ Enter Vecna. Matt Flood shares that the first half of the house will feel like we’re walking into the mind of Vecna, hopping from vision to vision — we get to see One’s first kill, we’re introduced to the idea of Max being cursed, and we even get to watch Eleven blast a gate through One’s chest. 

We eventually end up in Vecna’s Mind Lair, the blood-red psychic terrain where we see a fragmented version of the Creel House, with elements such as the clock flying around and the stained glass red rose door in the center. “We also get a glimpse into Eleven’s memories and Nancy’s vision, which sets us up for the battle royale that we saw on episode nine, the season finale,” reveals Matt. Essentially, we’re mind-hopping. “Most of the horror in the fourth season happens inside people’s minds. And horror is just that, isn’t it? It all happens up here,” says Matt, pointing to his head.

“Stranger Things season 4” is already terrifying. How much scarier can it get?

Well, it’s Halloween Horror Nights, so… a lot. “A guest may have watched the show, but when they turn a corner inside the haunted house, they don’t know what to expect,” Matt says. “How we edit the story to fit the house, how we connect a scene to the other, how we play with audio… It’s all part of the surprise.” And although the haunted house is telling the same story and making you experience the same beats, nothing will feel like ‘oh, this is exactly what I expected.’ It will feel very uniquely designed for Halloween Horror Nights.

How authentic is it, really?

If I told you that the characters and creatures in the house are indistinguishable from the ones in the show, would you believe me? Well, you should, cause I’ve seen some of them firsthand. “Whenever we’re working with an intellectual property such as ‘Stranger Things’, we try to be as true to the brand as possible, from head to toe,” says Emily Blumenauer, costume character designer at Universal Orlando. “You have to feel like you’re looking at that character.” For Emily, the most challenging part was working on Vecna, just because of how horrifying that character is. “On the show, there’s a really cool overlay of CGI, for example, which really makes the character come to life,” she says. “But that’s the fun part, figuring out how we will be able to make it as interesting to look at as on screen.” Lucky for us, some of the makeup designers working on the haunted house worked on the original Vecna from the actual show. “It’s nice to be able to get insights from them,” Emily shares. “We had access to several photos of them putting the prosthetics on the character, so we could match it exactly. And our sculptors back in the lab, I’ve never worked with more creative people in my life. They’re some of the best in the world.” So, to answer the question above, this is the real deal.

“We play with people’s senses,” Matt says. “I mean, that’s what immersive entertainment is. That’s why I fell in love with it. Way back in college I realized that while I loved movies, there was something about an interactive, fully immersive type of storytelling that was just, in my opinion, supremely better.”

OK, so we know we’ll see Vecna/One in the house. Do we get to see Eddie? What about Eleven and Max? Chrissy, the cheerleader?!

The first thing I said to Matt Flood and Lora Sauls, assistant director of Creative Development and Show Direction at Universal Orlando, when we sat down to talk about this haunted house was, “Please tell me we’ll get to see Eddie rockin’ on top of a trailer.” And all I will say about this is… prepare yourself for the Most Metal Concert Ever. With lots and lots and lots of bats.

And although I love a good spoiler, I won’t ruin ALL the fun for you. What I can tell you is that not only will you see your favorite characters from the show, you’ll run into them in terrifying ways. “We’re seeing some characters that we’ve never seen in any of our other ‘Stranger Things’ houses. And that’s exciting!” says Lora.

Psst! Make sure you look up from the Upside Down to see if you can spot a familiar face

“Stranger Things” Season 4 house is on the HHN lineup for both coasts.

You’ll be able to experience the curse of Vecna in Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood. “Both coasts focus on Vecna’s storyline for this haunted house,” Matt says. “And while we are not specifically designing the exact same house, we are moving forward with the same ideas, so there’s a lot of crossover.” With some of the bicoastal scenes, such as Eddie’s trailer and Hawkins Rainbow Room, some are bigger or smaller depending on which coast you’re on. “In Hollywood, for example, you get to see the Creel House exterior and first floor interior, but in Orlando we focused on the attic space,” reveals Matt. Not sure which one to visit? The right answer is: both.

You can expect a grand finale.

If you’re wondering if we’ll get to see, let’s say, Demogorgans, well… “As you reach the end of the haunted house, everything connects,” reveals Lora. “We pull it all together for a great ending, similar to the show’s finale. So you can anticipate references to Hopper’s boss-sword-battle and the Molotov cocktails, all set to an epic score.

Watch the show before you go. Or rewatch it.

If you’re anything like me and have an eye for fun easter eggs, then having Season 4 fresh in your mind will elevate your experience. “We want people to have watched it because they’ll get to see how accurately we’re portraying it,” Emily says. “We’re going to make guests feel like they’re on set, so immersed in something they had just watched on a screen. And we don’t miss a beat.”

I ask the team what they expect fan’s reactions to be as they come out of the house, particularly one that was inspired by such a beloved TV show. Lora starts clapping: “What I absolutely love about intellectual property houses is that most people applaud when they come out. They’re smiling, laughing, just saying how much they love it. It’s all joy, because we gave them exactly what they wanted to see.” You might even be able to spot the trio standing by the exit of the house on opening night. “Oh, that’s a thing,” Lora says. “We always sit by the exit to watch people’s reactions on the first night of the event. We can’t help it!”

When is Halloween Horror Nights 2023?

Halloween Horror Nights 2023 happens on select nights from September 1 – October 31, 2023 at Universal Studios Florida and from September 7 – October 31, 2023 at Universal Studios Hollywood.

There’s no shame in running… But if you don’t, what are you most excited to see in the “Stranger Things 4” haunted house? Share with us on social media or in the comments below!

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Everything You Need to Know about the StrangerThings 4 House at Halloween Horror Nights 2023 (HHN) was originally published on September 12, 2023 at 08:00AM by Andrezza Duarte from Universal Orlando Blog. Far Beyond Infinity Travel Blog takes no responsibility for errors in syndicated content.

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