Universal Studios is making a major addition to Halloween Horror Nights this year. While the theme park’s Halloween event is always packed with exciting mazes, often showcasing horror films and TV shows both new and old, they’re arguably making their biggest new addition in 2018: Stranger Things. Yes indeed, it was announced today that Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort, and Universal Studios Singapore are partnering with Netflix to bring Stranger Things to life at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights events.
Here’s how they describe the addition:
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.
Stranger Things producers Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, and Shawn Levy have partnered up with Universal for the Halloween Horror Nights addition to ensure the recreation of Hawkins is authentic, and locations will include Hawkins National Laboratory, the Byers home, and the eerie Upside Down woods “oozing a shower of floating orb-like spores.”
The Halloween Horror Nights event has become an annual tradition for horror fans, and Universal has upped the ante each and every year with mazes for franchises like Saw, American Horror Story, and The Shining. Collider’s own Haleigh Foutch ventured to Orlando last year and ranked all the mazes, so it’ll be fun to see how Stranger Things stacks up against the standard fare.
Check out a teaser video for the Stranger Things maze below. Halloween Horror Nights begins Friday, September 14th in Hollywood and Orlando and on Friday, September 28th in Singapore.