The event, which has grown from three nights to 30 days of frightening fun, has developed a cult following. “Our event changes year after year,” says Michael Aiello, creative director for Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, who happens to have his own Michael Myers Converses. “For 25 years, we’ve been giving our guests a new and unique Halloween event that offers different terrifying characters and horrific environments every year they visit.” This year’s event features nine elaborate haunted houses, including one maze that combines Crystal Lake and Elm Street in “Freddy vs. Jason,” two live shows and five scare zones. Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios is for ages 13 and older and is offered select nights from Sept. 18 to Nov. 1. General admission tickets are $101.99 with discounts for Florida residents. Many of the theme-park rides are closed since the focus is on the haunted houses and scare zones. Young children also will get a kick out of LegoLand Florida’s where guests can trick- or-treat, participate in Lego building, ogle the largest Lego jack- o’lantern in the world, go on a haunted scavenger hunt, enjoy fireworks and compete in a children’s costume contest. “This is a Halloween celebration that is completely designed with kids in mind,” says Adrian Jones, general manager of
“Families will find all of the traditions they know and love in a style that is completely Lego.” Dates are Oct.