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Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction
Festival of the Dead Parade 2004 Logo.jpg
Festival of the Dead Parade
Attraction type Show

Halloween Horror Nights XIV

Park Universal Studios Florida
Area Parade Route


Housed in Parade Route
Based on Original
Preceded By Nightmares on Parade (2001)

The Festival of the Dead Parade was a parade that was featured during Halloween Horror Nights XIV. It went along the Parade Route, which changed that year. The Parade route usually goes from Hollywood, through the Plaza of the Stars, and to New York.

However in 2004, it started in The Boneyard, went up New York, across the Revenge of the Mummy ride, down South Street, down Hollywood, and ended in the Boneyard.

Description[edit | edit source]

Once a year they appear out of nowhere and march slowly through the dark streets, tempting all with baubles, bangles, and beads. A ritualistic procession that is impossible to ignore and all too easy to join, THE FESTIVAL OF THE DEAD PARADE worms its way through the landscape and into the minds of weak souls. Seductive, enticing, and mesmerizing, the floats and marchers move in a rhythm that is horrifyingly hypnotic... and designed to do only one thing - draw you into THE MIDWAY OF THE BIZARRE.

Witness a ghoulish procession of monstrous floats and horrifying creatures.

Backstory[edit | edit source]

The Parade was directly tied to the backstory to the Midway of the Bizarre. Whenever the Midway makes its trip to a town, it brings a parade along with it. The parade acts as a temptation to entice visitors to enter the midway. Every time the midway and parade leaves a town, it takes one of its residents with it. The discovery of the secrets behind the Festival of the Dead Parade drove someone insane. This person was most likely not the same person from the Midway of the Bizarre backstory, but a different person entirely. Presumably, this person was sent to Shadybrook. The records of their experience were kept in a box in one of the rooms of the asylum.

In the Patient Records on the Halloween Horror Nights XIV website, visitors could see the contents of the box. They could click on a music box, which would play a little tune as parade floats would spin around on it. After it ends, visitors would be taken back to the main page of the Patient Records as the Point of Evil symbol was etched on the box. There were also beads, coins, a red rag, and a skull scattered around the music box.

In the show, guests would witness the Parade as it makes its way through Orlando, Florida in 2004.

Website Pictures[edit | edit source]

Website Audio[edit | edit source]

Audio that played on the Show Page:

Audio that played when the Music Box was clicked on:

Pictures[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The coins that appeared on the website were those that were thrown out of the parade floats from past Halloween Horror Nights parades.
Halloween Horror Nights XIV
Characters: The Asylum Patient (Event Icon)  • Eddie Schmidt  • Jack the Clown  • The Caretaker  • The Director  • Gunter Karl Dietze  • Jeffrey Dietze  • Robert L. Strickland
Haunted Houses: Castle Vampyr  • Deadtropolis  • Disorientorium  • Ghost Town  • Horror Nights Nightmares  • Hellgate Prison  • Horror in Wax
Scarezones: Field of Screams  • Fright Yard  • Midway of the Bizarre  • Point of Evil
Shows: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure  • Festival of the Dead Parade
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