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Universal cancels Halloween Horror Nights for first time ever due to COVID-19

Posted at 1:15 PM, Jul 24, 2020

For the first time in its 30 year history, Universal'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.