This article is your complete guide to the 2023 Halloween Horror nights RIP tour! And this HHN VIP walking experience is one of the most popular experiences in all of Orlando, giving guests instant access to the front of all of the Halloween Horror Nights haunted houses, as well as HHN shows and scare zones. It’s also important to understand the different types of Universal Orlando RIP tour with some being non-private for groups of up to 12 people and then also private HHN RIP tours. As you’ll see below there are also some amazing added benefits which come with this VIP experience such as complimentary parking and a pre-tour reception. It’s also important to note that all guests will also need a separate Halloween Horror Nights ticket in order to experience the HHN RIP tour.
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Let’s start this guide with the most common question on the topic which is, what is the Halloween Horror Nights RIP tour? The Halloween Horror Nights RIP tour is an exclusive VIP experience which allows guests instant access to all of the haunted houses, scare zones, and HHN shows which take place throughout Halloween Horror Nights. Guests will have the option to choose between a non-private Universal Studios RIP tour and also a private RIP tour, and tours will typically depart at 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM, and 8:30 PM depending on availability when choosing your tour. And from our experience we typically find the earlier tour times to book up first so we highly recomend checking out our discount Halloween Horror Nights ticket page and booking your RIP tour as soon as possible if this is something you know that you would like to experience this year!
Another very popular question we receive on this topic is, do you still need a separate Halloween Horror Nights ticket? And guests will need both a Halloween Horror Nights admission ticket as well as the Universal Orlando RIP tour in order to experience both. It’s also important to note that this does not matter if you purchase the non-private HHN RIP tour or the private HHN RIP tour you will still need to purchase a separate Halloween Horror nights admission ticket.
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The next most important question to answer is, what’s included with the Halloween Horror Nights RIP tour? As a general rule of thumb, the Halloween Horror Nights VIP tour includes priority VIP entry to each of the HHN haunted houses, scare zones, and all Halloween Horror Nights rides which are open that evening. This also includes RIP tour reserved seating for any live shows, complimentary valet parking, a pre-tour reception, and a complimentary RIP tour lanyard and pin. It’s also important to put an emphasis on the fact that each tour does have their own individual tour guide which from our experience is what really makes any Universal Orlando VIP tour so memorable. The main reason being that each tour guide will provide background on each Halloween Horror Nights Haunted house and secret tips and tricks of what to look out for throughout each experience.
The Universal Orlando RIP tour is typically 4.5 hours long once you meet up with your tour guide and the actual tour begins. It’s important to note that this does not include the pre-tour reception which is also included before hand, as well as free valet Universal Orlando parking to get you to the event even quicker.
The only way that guests can customize and choose exactly which HHN attractions they would be going on and when is by purchasing the private Halloween Horror Nights VIP tour. The reason being is this tour will be only for your immediate group which allows you to tell your tour guide exactly how you would like your HHN VIP experience to happen. Guests who purchase the non-private Horror Nights VIP RIP tour will be guided by their tour guide at the guides pace. It’s important to note that this does not mean that you won’t get to experience every haunted house it just means that your guide will be picking which houses you attend and when.
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The next most important question to answer is, how much does the Halloween Horror Nights RIP tour cost? And as a general rule of thumb the non-private RIP tour for Universal Studios Orlando will cost between $279.99 to $399.99 per person, plus sales tax and is based on the night you select to attend. The private Halloween Horror Nights RIP tours will start around $1,800 and pricing can fluctuate based on availability. Of course, as discussed previously each guests will also have to purchase an additional Halloween Horror Nights admission ticket which will cost between $70.99 – $149.99 in order to experience either of the HHN RIP tours.
As a general rule of thumb the cheapest nights to purchase the Universal Horror Nights VIP tour is going to be the second and third week of September. This is right after the initial rush from the first two events and right before the Halloween rush which typically happens the last week of September and through October.
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Another one of the most popular questions we receive on this topic is, is the Universal Studios RIP tour worth it? And from our experience attending one of the private Universal Orlando VIP tours it is absolutely worth it. In our opinion this is especially true if you plan to visit from the last weekend of September through October as these Halloween Horror Night events will tend to be the most crowded. And to really figure out if the Universal Orlando RIP tour is worth it we would say to consider which of the haunted houses you would like to see, and if your answer is all of them than it’s most likely worth it. With the reason being that there are 10 haunted houses at Halloween Horror Nights, plus at least two shows and five scare zones. So if you wait an average of 45 minutes per haunted house that would mean that you need 7.5 hours to see all of them. And for the most part Halloween Horror Night events are typically 8 hours which doesn’t leave you a ton of time to see or do anything else outside of the haunted houses. However when we went on the HHN RIP tour we were able to see all of the 10 Haunted Houses within 4 hours which left us plenty of time after our tour was over to explore some of the other amazing attractions going on during the event and also grab a bite to eat.
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In our opinion one of the best way to use the Universal Orlando RIP tours is to take advantage of the Stay and Scream ticket which will allow you early access to Halloween Horror Nights. This is especially true if you are planning to purchase the non-private VIP experience, with the reason being is that this will only allow you to visit each Haunted House once. However if you have a day ticket which allows you to stay in the park between Universal Studios Florida closing and HHN starting or the Stay and Scream ticket you can potentially get onto one or two of your favorite haunted houses within the first hour before you go to join your private HHN RIP tour.
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The first Halloween Horror Nights RIP tour beings at 7:00 PM and are also held at 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM, and 8:30 PM.
Can I take photos or record videos during the HHN RIP Tour?
Unfortunately no photography or video is allowed inside any of the Haunted Houses or Shows. Guests can of course take photos and videos outside of the main haunted houses and attractions.
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