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For first time in 30 years, Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights canceled due to COVID-19

For first time in 30 years, Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights canceled due to COVID-19
Posted at 11:15 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 13:15:49-04

For the first time in its 30 year history, Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando and Hollywood have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The park posted the news on the Universal Orlando website.

"Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood have made the difficult decision to not hold Halloween Horror Nights events this year," officials said in the statement. "Universal Orlando Resort will be focusing exclusively on operating its theme parks for daytime guests, using the enhanced health and safety procedures already in place. Universal Studios Hollywood continues to face ongoing business restrictions and uncertainty around its opening timeframe. We know this decision will disappoint our fans and guests. We are disappointed, too. But we look forward to creating an amazing event in 2021."

The park said if you've already bought tickets to this year's event, you can either receive a refund or use it at next year's event.