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Universal offers buy one, get one free deal on Halloween Horror Nights

Patrons have a frightful time at Halloween Horror Nights' "Body Collectors" attraction in the 2015 edition of Halloween Horror Nights.  Times files
Patrons have a frightful time at Halloween Horror Nights' "Body Collectors" attraction in the 2015 edition of Halloween Horror Nights. Times files
Published Apr. 3, 2018

Universal has gotten an extra early jump on Halloween season, announcing the dates for 2018's Halloween Horror Nights as well as a limited-time ticket deal of $77.99 that gets you into the scare zones on a second night for free.

The theme park will once again offer its hugely popular haunted mazes and scare zones for 34 event nights on: Sept. 14-16, 20-23, 28-30; Oct. 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28 and 31; and Nov. 1-3.

The ticket deal is offered now through June 6. For $77.99, you essentially buy one night and get the second one for free. The only catch is the deal blocks out Saturday, but you can go any Sunday-Friday event night between Sept. 14 and Nov. 3. Regular ticket prices haven't been announced yet for this year, but last year they ranged from $50 to $95 depending on the night.

This ticket is now on sale at halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando.

This week, the park announced that a Stranger Things-themed house is coming to this year's event, one of nine all-new haunted houses and five scare zones.

Universal's annual fright fest is the state's most popular stop for horror with past brand-name horrors from The Shining, Saw, American Horror Story, The Walking Dead and more.

The parks don't release attendance or sales figures, but industry experts estimate that Universal Studios will draw more than 600,000 for Halloween Horror Nights, easily more than twice the number of people who visit in spring break season.

Contact Sharon Kennedy Wynne at swynne@tampabay.com. Follow @SharonKWn.

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