Some Halloween Horror Nights fans come long distances to enjoy the event each year. Because they're on vacation, they only get to see it for a night or two.
However, there are many local fans who can come as much as they wish, as long as they're willing to buy the tickets. Universal Orlando Resort has various multi-night ticket options, like Rush of Fear, which allows you to visit every night for the first three weeks, or Frequent Fear, which is good on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the season (plus the first Friday and Saturday). Frequent Fear Plus adds Friday to that mix.
Why would anyone want to come to Halloween Horror Nights more than once, or maybe twice, in a year? Here are four reasons why I make sure to get there every possible night.
1) The event changes over the course of the year. Sure, there are set haunted houses and scare zones, but Universal continually tweaks and changes things as they see how the event is received. If something's not working, they change it up. I love seeing how the event matures from the first night all the way through the last.
2) You get to see your favorite houses regularly. I always end up with favorite haunted house (or two), and I enjoy going through it as many times as possible. The best year for that was the year of Catacombs, which gained a cult following. I was one of many people who would walk through it combing a stuffed cat in homage to a simple yet amazing house.
3) You can relax and take your time. If you only have a night or two in which to do everything, you'll feel rushed. I like knowing that I'll be coming back multiple times, which means that I don't stress if I miss a house or two on any given night. I know I have time to take in a show (especially with Rocky Horror returning this year), and sometimes I even take a break from the haunts and do a ride. It's nice to be able to see things at a leisurely pace.
4) You learn the line patterns. I always do Stay and Scream, which means I get to the park before it closes for the day. I stay inside until Halloween Horror Nights starts, which gives me a jump on the haunted houses. The pattern stays pretty consistent from year to year, and I learn the order in which to do the houses to get the most done before the massive crowd from the front gate swells the lines.