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ORLANDO, Fla. (March 29, 2017) – This year, one of the most terrifying and unspeakably gruesome shows in television history will return to your nightmares with even more twisted tales of terror.
Beginning Friday, September 15, FX’s critically-acclaimed, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television series American Horror Story will again come to life at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort. For a second consecutive year, guests will venture through Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking horror anthology where they’ll encounter iconic scenes and come face-to-face with the memorable – and horrifying – characters from the series.
American Horror Story will also return to Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights in an all-new horrifying maze. Stay tuned for more details about Hollywood’s experience.
Universal Orlando’s all-new, incredibly-detailed maze will bring three new installments of the American Horror Story anthology to life. In Asylum, guests will travel through the decades of the notorious Briarcliff evading Dr. Arden’s grotesque human “Rasper” experiments and coming face-to-face with the serial killer, Bloody Face. In Coven, New Orleans aesthetics will surround guests as they’re drawn into the bloody rivalry between the descendants of the Salem witches, the voodoo Queen of New Orleans Marie Laveau, and the sadistic Madame Delphine LaLaurie. And finally, guests will relive the horrific story of the Millers in Roanoke- where they’ll be at the mercy of Piggy Man, the grisly Polk family and the ghosts of the blood moon.
“We are thrilled to bring the incredible storytelling and iconic characters of American Horror Story back to Halloween Horror Nights for a second year,” said Michael Aiello, Sr. Director of Entertainment Creative for Universal Orlando Resort. “Last year, American Horror Story was the highest guest-rated haunted house in Halloween Horror Nights history, and we can’t wait to immerse our guests in all-new horrors from the show.”
“The thought of guests once again experiencing up-close multiple installments of Ryan Murphy’s incredible American Horror Story series is deeply disturbing, bone chilling, and immensely satisfying. We are thrilled to partner with Universal Studios to present an all-new version of last year’s Halloween Horror Nights all-time fan-favorite maze,” said Greg Lombardo, SVP of Global Live and Location Based Entertainment, FoxNext Location Based Entertainment.
Captivating – and shocking – viewers since its debut in 2011, American Horror Story has won 15 Emmys, two Golden Globes, four Critics’ Choice Awards and one People’s Choice Award. The latest installment of American Horror Story returns to FX fall 2017.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando will run for a record-breaking 34 select nights from September 15 to November 4. Guests will face all-new haunted houses based on iconic horror films, terrifying hit TV shows and haunting original stories; multiple scarezones where hordes of menacing “scareactors” stalk their every move; and outrageous live shows. And when they need a break from the screams, guests can enjoy some of Universal Studios’ popular rides and attractions throughout the evening.
Additional details about the event will be revealed soon. For more information, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Orlando.
About Universal Orlando Resort For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando Resort has been creating epic vacations for the entire family- incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures.
Universal Orlando’s theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative theme park experiences – including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley. And on May 25, 2017, Universal Orlando will open its third park, Universal’s Volcano Bay – an entirely new water theme park experience. Universal’s on-site resort hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and the all-new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, are destinations unto themselves. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family.
Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled more than 20 new guest experiences since 2010 – powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and dramatically themed hotels. Now open is Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a groundbreaking attraction in Islands of Adventure, and CityWalk’s newest, unique dining experience, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen.
FoxNext drives immersive, next generation entertainment experiences across the areas of virtual and augmented reality, interactive gaming, mobile, console/PC content, and location-based entertainment for Twentieth Century Fox Film, one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures throughout the world, and Fox Networks Group, an operating unit consisting of the Fox Television Group, Fox Sports Media Group, and Fox Cable Networks which together create, program and distribute the world’s most popular entertainment, sports and nonfiction programming. FoxNext’s Location Based Entertainment oversees consumer facing destinations that include exhibitions, live shows, attractions and the inaugural Fox World theme park currently under construction in Malaysia.