It’s not even summer solstice, but Universal Orlando has thrown down the Halloween gauntlet by announcing a new house coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2023 will be themed to “The Last of Us.”
Naughty Dog and PlayStation’s award-winning post-pandemic video game comes to life for the first time at Halloween Horror Nights, promising post-apocalyptic scares.
Set in a ravaged civilization, where Infected and hardened survivors run rampant, “The Last of Us” video game, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, has captivated audiences since its release. It is also the subject of a hit live-action HBO series.
“The Last of Us” haunted houses on both coasts will propel guests into a world of carnage and mayhem as they follow in the footsteps of the game’s protagonists, Joel and Ellie, who endure a brutal journey in a world overtaken by a fungal virus that turns humans into various forms of a new threat known as the Infected.
As guests encounter these Infected in their various forms – Runners, Stalkers and Clickers – along with The Hunters, a band of hostile humans, they will need to navigate the Pittsburgh Quarantine Zone, including iconic locations from the video game such as the creepy and desolate The Hotel Grand and a labyrinth of dark and dank tunnels, in a desperate attempt to escape and survive.
“We are excited to bring ‘The Last of Us’ to life in a terrifying haunted house that is true to the spirit of this popular video game featuring our heroes, Joel and Ellie, Clickers and more,” said Lora Sauls, Assistant Director, Creative Development and Show Direction at Universal Orlando Resort.
Halloween Horror Nights 2023 takes place at Universal Orlando on select nights from Friday, September 1 through October 31.
Tickets are now on sale, along with upgrades like the “R.I.P. Tour,” Express Pass, and the daytime “Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tour.” Frequent Fear Passes will be available soon.
Guests can also stay near the screams with a special vacation package that includes one-night admission to the event, Universal hotel accommodations and admission to all three Universal Orlando theme parks. Package holders also receive theme park benefits exclusive to Universal Orlando hotel guests, such as Early Park Admission during the day and access to a dedicated Halloween Horror Nights entry gate at night.
For more details, or to purchase tickets/packages, visit HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
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