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The Fearful Foodie’s Guide to Halloween Horror Nights

October 5, 2017
Halloween Horror Nights Scareactor Dining Experience

Haunted houses filled with maniacal mazes that lead you deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness. Creatures crawling, climbing, clawing around every corner.

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights is home to twistedly immersive haunted houses and nightmarish scare zones where grotesque creatures and monsters lurk at every turn.

Whatever you do on this adventure into the night, make sure you don’t go hungry. Feed that monster inside by seeking out the Scareactor Dining Experience. Your soul will thank you for it.

Halloween Horror Nights Scareactor Dining Experience

Halloween Horror Nights Scareactor Dining Experience

Guests who plan to attend the night’s festivities can purchase special tickets for the Halloween Horror Nights Scareactor Dining Experience, an all-you-care-to-eat dinner buffet at Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Cafe. The dining experience features surprise guests from the after world, all chomping at the bit to meet you as you indulge in sinful gluttony.

To check-in for the Scareactor Dining Experience, head over to the Blue Man Group entrance before the scheduled check-in time in order to be escorted into Universal Studios Florida.

Once inside, queue up for a devilishly delightful meal consisting of dishes like sliced pork loin, baked codfish, hand-sliced roasted New York strip steak, and chicken marsala, to name a few.

Halloween Horror Nights Scareactor Dining Experience

My personal favorites of the belly-busting meal included the beef medallions, which were both tender and flavorful, as well as the fresh four-cheese cavatappi pasta—hot and savory with just the right amount of cheesy goodness and chopped ham.

Halloween Horror Nights Scareactor Dining Experience

Dessert rounds up the meal with sweet choices like apple pies, blood-red strawberry-sauce-drizzled cheesecake, and brookies—the classic concoction of a cookie inside a brownie. It’s to die for.

Halloween Horror Nights Scareactor Dining Experience

As you dine in the dark rooms of the Monsters Cafe, scareactors await just around every corner to make you scream with fear, all while you enjoy dining on your bloody cheesecake.

Guests with the Scareactor Dining Experience pass are also given a digital download of one photo taken during the dining experience as part of the package.

Halloween Horror Nights Scareactor Dining Experience

The Scareactor Dining Experience is also probably the best place to be before your night of terror begins, as you’ll also be among the first inside the park as the gates open for Halloween Horror Nights.

As you make your descent towards the ghastly haunted houses, you must pass through several hair-raising scare zones. You never know just who—or what—is creeping up beside you while you walk the dark streets

Specialty Beverages

For those 21 and up, stock up on liquid courage (or fear) before you venture deeper into shadow and darkness.

Every year, there are new signature drinks themed to the event. Keep an eye out for what will be served up this year! These signature drinks are available in select locations.

Pizza Fries

Pizza Fries at Halloween Horror Nights 2017.

A few signature Halloween Horror Nights dishes to try are the Pizza Fries and Twisted Taters. Walk through the haunted forest of Central Park and you’ll be rewarded for your courage at the KidZone Pizza Company.

Here, you can find glorious Pizza Fries: a mountainous French fry dish topped with tangy tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni and sausage, baked like a pizza—a must try for Halloween Horror Nights.

Twisted Taters

Twisted Tators at Halloween Horror Nights 2017.

This isn’t your everyday potato chip – but a twisted version of the potato dish deftly twirled around a stick and fried. Flavored seasonings for the Twisted Taters include Sour Cream & Chive, Garlic Butter, Seasoned Salt or Salt & Vinegar.

These foods should last you through the night as you make your way along the murky, dimly-lit path towards the haunted houses and into the land of terrifying nightmares. You’ll be hungry for more soon enough.

So eat up, scream to your hearts content, and hold your loved ones close—no one is coming to save you at Halloween Horror Nights.

If you’ve already been to Halloween Horror Nights this year, let me know what your favorite foods have been in the comments below.

Must be 21 years of age or older with valid identification to purchase or drink alcoholic beverages at Universal Orlando Resort.

WARNING: Event may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 13. No costumes or masks allowed.
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1 Comment

  • Reply Nick October 25, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    The food was absolute trash this year. I used to look forward to the HHN food, but this year was genuinely awful.

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