ORLANDO -- Beginning Oct. 4, Universal Orlando's Islands of
Adventure will be renamed "Islands of Fear" when the theme park
becomes the new venue for the popular Halloween Horror Nights.
For the past 11 years, the fright nights were staged at
Universal Studios Florida. This year's events are to be held Oct. 4
and 5, 10 to 13, 16 to 20, 23 to 27 and Oct. 29 to Nov. 2.
"We see an opportunity to expand upon Halloween Horror Nights'
popularity by creating an even more intense and unnerving
Halloweeen experience," Bob Gault, president and chief operating
officer of Universal Orlando said, describing the layouy of Islands
of Adventure as "a scare-maker's dream come true."
For example, half dinosaur/half humans will stalk guests at
Jurassic Park Island, while darkened corridors of the Lost
Continent will have lost souls and demons. In addition, thrill
rides will operate after dark.
Existing day tickets will be upgraded for an additional $21.15
after clients arrive. For an adult, defined as 10 and older, the
total cost would be $74.10 including tax. Younger children pay the
same $21.15 add-on, but park officials do not recommend bringing
them to Horror Nights.
Tickets also can be ordered through Universal Studios Vacations.
Call (877) 2-FRIGHT or check the Web site www.halloweenhorrornights.com.