|Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction|
|Attraction type||Haunted House|
|Event||Halloween Horror Nights 29|
|Park||Universal Studios Florida|
|Housed in||Soundstage 25|
|Based on||Stranger Things 2 (2017)
Stranger Things 3 (2019)
|Stranger Things (2018)|
History and Location
On March 27th, 2019, Universal announced that a haunted house based on seasons 2 and 3 of the TV show, Stranger Things would be coming to their Halloween Horror Nights event that year. It would serve as a sequel to the previous year's house. The codename for this house was "dog", a reference to the demodogs.
The house would be located in Soundstage 25, one of the largest soundstage facilities designed to be used as filming locations for movies and television shows.
STRANGER THINGS returns to Halloween Horror Nights™ in an all-new haunted house, plunging you even further into the chilling world of the Upside Down.
RETURN TO THE UPSIDE DOWN
Prepare to go even further into the chilling world of the Upside Down as STRANGER THINGS returns to Halloween Horror Nights in an all-new haunted house.
Come back to Hawkins, Indiana, where a shadowy new evil threatens to envelop the entire town. Experience the most terrifying moments of STRANGER THINGS 2 & 3 as you come face to face with snarling Demodogs and scream through iconic scenes from Hopper's cabin to the Starcourt Mall.
But this time the Mind Flayer is hunting you, and it won't stop until everyone is under its power.
The queue entered to the left of the Halloween Horror Nights shop. The line would follow a road to the right of the Us line where it would take a right into a series of loops. After the loops you continue down the road to the front of Soundstage 25 where after one final loop would lead you to the entrance of the house.
Guests would enter the house through Hawkins Middle School where they could see a Demogorgon jump out from behind a door. Eleven would then come out and pin it to the wall. Next, guests would continue down one of the schools hallways, where they could see Eleven jumping out of a door. The following room is the transition room to the season 2 portion of the house. The room is themed to the Palace Arcade and featured snow and six arcade machines, all playing the Stranger Things 2 title sequence. Outside of a door, guests could see Will Byers looking at the Mindflayer in a red storm.
After that, guests would walk into a small room with trashcans, where Max Mayfield would jump out wearing a Michael Myers costume. The following room featured the Upside-Down Byers Bathroom where guests could see Will in the real world coughing over a sink into the mirror. The next room features Dustin's house, where his glass cage for D'artagnan's cage is seen empty. A grown up D'Artagnan can be seen eating Mews (Dustin Henderson's cat). Dustin then jumps out wearing hockey gear. Guests then enter Dustin's basement where Steve Harrington jumps out with a flashlight.
The following rooms take place in the upside down, with long dark tunnels with vines. Scareactors jumping out in these tunnels included Sheriff Hopper, two Hazmat Suit-Wearing Soldiers, and two Demodog puppets. After that, guests would enter the junkyard, where Steve jumps out with a baseball bat. Then, they enter the old trailer, where Dustin talks on his radio as a Demodog attacks from above. Next, guests would enter the Hawkins Laboratory, through a room featuring nine T.V. screens showing the havoc in the lab. Going down a short hallway, guests would see a security man shooting into an elevator. Going further into the Hawkins Laboratory, guests could see Hopper shooting at a few Demodogs that were eating Bob Newby. The final room of the Stranger Things 2 portion of the house features Sheriff Hopper and Eleven closing The Gate as a Demodog attacks guests from behind. Demodogs could also be seen crawling on the walls in this room.
The next room was the transition room fore the Stranger Things 3 portion of the house, with Eleven sitting in front of a static T.V. blindfolded, a bathtub and a red door appearing on the left, and a FlayedBilly Hargrove attacking on the right. After that, guests would enter the Brim Born Steel Works, where a flayed Heather Holloway would jump out on the right. Going further into the steel mill, a fleshy rat could be seen jumping off a table while a Flayed Billy attacks on the left. The final room of the steel mill features another Flayed jumping out with piles of body parts stacked around. Guests would then enter the Hawkins Memorial Hospital, where Nancy Wheeler attacks on the right and the Hospital Monster attacks on the left.
The following room featuring Hopper's Cabin, where the Mindflayer could be seen crashing through the roof. Also in this room were Nancy Wheeler, Eleven, and Mike Wheeler (sometimes replaced by Max Mayfield). Next, guests would enter the secret base under the Starcourt Mall, where they could see an endless hallway in front of them and Sheriff Hopper with a machine gun to the right. Guests would then enter the foodcourt of Starcourt Mall, where a giant Mindflayer puppet could be seen, as Lucas Sinclair tries to shoot it with fireworks. The outside of Scoops Ahoy could also be seen in this room. Further into Starcourt, guests would enter a small room, where Erica Sinclair would jump out. The final room of the house featured a long hallway of curtains, with a Demogorgon jumping out from behind a door at the end. Guests would then exit the house.
- Demogorgon X2
- Eleven X4
- Max Mayfield X2 (Second one appears half the time)
- Will Byers
- Dustin Henderson X2
- Steve Harrington X2
- Sheriff Hopper X3
- Hazmat Men X2
- Demodogs X4
- Phil Callahan
- Bob Newby (Only on Employee Preview Night)
- Billy Hargrove X2
- Heather Holloway
- Flayed Minion
- Nancy Wheeler X2
- Hospital Monster
- Mike Wheeler (Appears half the time)
- Lucas Sinclair
- Erica Sinclair
- During Employee Preview Night, there was an actor playing Bob Newby. However, due to technical issues, the actor was replaced with a mannequin.
- According to one of the puppeteers that handles the Mindflayer, one person controls the head and mouth while there’s one person per leg that moves: ie, three.
- Millie Bobby Brown, the actress who plays Eleven, visited Halloween Horror Nights and this house during the run of the event.
- There was a VHS copy of the movie Candyman in Hopper's Cabin, on one of the shelves. This led many to speculate that Candyman would appear at the event in 2020. It is also strange how a copy of Candyman, which came out in 1992, could be found in this house, which is set in 1985.
- Many sets are recreated using actual pencil sketches from the Netflix creators.
- The Halloween Horror Nights Design Team actually visited the sets of Season 3 while in production and took reference photos used to recreate iconic scenes.
- David Hughes had said that including Season 3 in the house was because it was still fresh in everyone's mind since it was released in July and the team wanted to make sure they addressed the season alongside season 2. They also wanted to make the house double in size and featuring both seasons from 2 right into 3.
- David Hughes had said they were aware that they would be doing this house but were unaware on what Season was going to be about, they weren't given scripts or etc. as The Duffer Brothers were still filming the season at the time not to mention the show was also under lock and key as well.
- The team knew they were going to plan and try to split the house in two as much as possible to develop the first half being for Season 2 because they had the reference and source material at their disposal for it. When they had been given Season 3, Michael Aiello had gotten meet with Netflix and oversee the scripts for Season 3 and written it out in maze form to bring back to the team to break down his writing and bring to life in the house.
- The team never got a full script for Season 3 but were given concept drawings and photos to use as reference for the house. Sometime in October the previous year the team had gotten visit some of the sets in Atlanta to get more reference and material for the house.
- David Hughes has said when touring the sets for reference the house, the ST crew had dubbed The Russian Laboratory as The Death-star because it had a lot of elements that resemble the Death Star.
- The HHN team knew when making this house that The Mindflayer Monster was going to be the main big thing in the house.
- The Russian Laboratory was hinted in the house but due to size of house it wasn't feasible. They would have rather take up two soundstages to make the house bigger and wider to fit everything.
- As you exit the house, Neverending Story sung by Dustin and Suzie from the show plays on a timed loop.
|Halloween Horror Nights 29|
|Haunted Houses: Stranger Things • Nightingales: Blood Pit • Universal Monsters • Depths of Fear • Yeti: Terror of the Yukon • Ghostbusters • Killer Klowns From Outer Space • Us • Graveyard Games • House of 1000 Corpses|
|Scarezones: Zombieland Double Tap • Rob Zombie HellBilly Deluxe • Anarch-Cade • Vanity Ball • Vikings Undead|
|Unofficial Scarezone: Skele-Saws|
|Shows: Academy of Villains: Altered States • Halloween Marathon of Mayhem|