Halloween Horror Nights brings back 'Walking Dead' experience

2013-09-30T06:00:00Z 2013-10-02T10:56:11Z Halloween Horror Nights brings back 'Walking Dead' experienceBy Amy Bertrand abertrand@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8284 stltoday.com

Last year about this time, I was getting ready for a trip to Orlando, Fla., to see what all they hype is about with Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights. 

You can read my story here. Halloween Horror Nights is Universal Studios theme park's annual scare fest. Now in its 23nd year, it is consistently ranked among the best Halloween celebrations in the country. And for good reason: It's not only scary, but highly entertaining, with haunted houses, some open rides (only the scariest) and great shows. 

I only wish I could go again this year, because the attractions looks even better than last year's (if that's possible). 

First, the Walking Dead area returns, with zombies on the street. You can tour the town of Woodbury or get caught in a prison cell. 

As usual, many of the houses are taking their cues from TV and movies. There's a "Resident Evil," "Cabin in the Woods," "An American Werewolf in London," and more.

One of my favorites last year returns, as is tradition. "Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure" is a pop culture spoof with a little Halloween thrown in. It's hilarious and almost worth the price of admission alone. Also this year, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute" should make for a fun evening. 

General admission tickets for a single night are $91.99, and there are hotel packages available. For more on tickets, go here. 

For more about Halloween Horror Nights, go to halloweenhorrornights.com. 

Amy Bertrand is the editor of the Home & Away and the Let's Eat section of the Post-Dispatch. Follow her at stltoday.com/travelswithamy, @abertrand on Twitter and on Pinterest at pinterest.com/amybertrand. 


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Amy Bertrand

Amy Bertrand is the lifestyle and travel editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She loves all things Disney and all places unknown. Join her as she writes about trips she's taken, places she wants to go, vacation deals and travel trends.