Ultimate Vegan Guide to Universal Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween is a time-honored holiday featuring ghouls and frights. For 32 years, Universal Studios has offered Halloween thrills and scares during its annual Halloween Horror Nights. For select nights from September 1st through November 4th, you can experience all the shocks you can handle in their scare zones and haunted houses.

Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando, Florida has ten haunted houses and five scare zones with live actors to get you Halloween-ready this year. You can also check out their live show, Nightmare Fuel Revenge Dream. You may even encounter a Death Eater or two in Diagon Ally.

Vegan Food at Halloween Horror Nights Orlando

Fending off the monsters can work up quite an appetite. Fortunately, Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando features several vegan options to fill your belly. Whether sweet or savory, Universal Studios has vegans covered no matter what you are craving. It is worth noting that these options are only available during Halloween Horror Night hours, not Universal’s regular hours.

Original Twisted Tater –  $9.49

Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights Twisted Tater

Twisted Taters are a mainstay of Halloween Horror Nights. They are a popular dish year after year. This year, Universal offers three vegan topping choices including salt, porcini powder, or ghost pepper. Twisted Taters can be purchased in the bar at the KidZone area or at the booth in Gramercy Park.

Our take – 3 out of 5 Bumblebees 

The Last of Us Twisted Tater – $10.49

Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights Last of Us Infected Twisted Tater

Over in Gramercy Park, you will find The Last of Us Twisted Tater stand where you can get an Infected Tater. This spiral potato comes topped with a mushroom emulsion and porcini powder. The mushroom emulsion reminded us of a spicy ranch sauce and really elevated the twisted tater.

Our take – 4 out of 5 Bumblebees 

African Lentil & Potato Sambusa Coffin – $8.99

Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights African Lentil & Potato Sambusa Coffin

This coffin-shaped pastry consists of African spiced lentils and potatoes wrapped in vegan pie dough and is a return from last year. The African Lentil and Potato Sambusa Coffin is available at the 57 Scare booth in Gramercy Park.

Our take – 3 out of 5 Bumblebees 

Surfer Boy Vegan Pizza – $9.99

Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights Surfer Boy Vegan Pizza

Surfer Boy’s French bread pizza includes Gardein sausage crumbles, pineapple, jalapeno, and vegan mozzarella cheese. The Surfer Boy vegan pizza did not disappoint, though the size of the pizzas varied a lot from night to night. Find the vegan Surfer Boy Pizza at the Surfer Boy Pizza booth in Gramercy Park.

Our take – 4.5 out of 5 Bumblebees 

Burnt Ends Poutine – $9.99

Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights Burnt Ends Poutine

These delicious crispy fries are smothered with beefless burnt ends gravy, vegan cheeses, and a sprinkling of scallions. We enjoyed these a lot and have purchased them on multiple nights of HHN. Find the vegan Burnt Ends Poutine at the Yeti booth next door to Surfer Boy Pizza in Gramercy Park.

Our take – 4.5 out of 5 Bumblebees 

Vegan Pizza Fries – $11.49

Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights Vegan Pizza Fries

This plant-based option is a Halloween Horror Nights tradition. These crispy French fries come with marinara sauce, vegan cheese, plant-based pepperoni, and sausage crumbles. They were on the salty side, so you should skip this one if you aren’t a fan of high-sodium dishes. Purchase Vegan Pizza Fries at Kidzone Pizza Company next to the Spongebob store.

Our take – 4 out of 5 Bumblebees

Vegan Walking Taco – $12.49

Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights Vegan Walking Taco

This portable, no-mess taco comes in a sliced-open Frito’s bag topped with vegan chorizo, vegan shredded mozzarella, black beans, roasted corn salsa, pico de gallo, vegan sour cream, shredded lettuce, and cilantro. Find this delicious treat at the Day of the Dead booth at Hollywood.

Our take – 5 out of 5 Bumblebees

Vegan Churritos with Ice Cream – $7.99

Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights Vegan Churritos with Ice Cream

Previously at Day of the Dead in Hollywood, these vegan churritos with ice cream can now be found at the food truck in Springfield. These warm vegan churros topped with cold vegan gelato, crunchy Oreos, and a drizzle of coconut nectar seemed promising but fell a bit flat. In previous images from other sources of the churrito’s dish, it looked very different from the version we received. It could be an off night, or perhaps they changed something with the dish.

Our take – 3 out of 5 Bumblebees

Chicharrónes De Harina – $4.99

Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights Chicharrónes De Harina

These sweet, delicious pinwheels are deep-fried and dusted with sugar and cinnamon. These will surely be a favorite if you have ever enjoyed Taco Bell’s cinnamon twists. The Chicharrones De Harina are in the same booth as the Vegan Walking Taco at the Day of the Dead at Hollywood.

Our take – 4 out of 5 Bumblebees

Haunted Houses at Universal Studios Orlando’s HHN 32

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights The Last of Us Haunted House 2023

After some delicious food, it’s time for the spectacular haunted houses of Halloween Horror Nights 32. Choose from these ten houses to visit or challenge yourself to survive all of them.

Bloodmoon: Dark Offerings

A blood moon hangs over the fall festival in this Colonial village, the moon-worshippers begin to hunt down all non-followers. How will you escape?

“In a Colonial-era village, moon-worshippers witness a blood moon at their fall festival. They take it as a sign to hunt down any non-followers, including you and your scream squad.”

The Exorcist: Believer

Relive the most terrifying scenes from the new movie featuring two possessed girls.

“Angela. Katherine. Two missing girls have been found with no memory of what happened to them. But wherever they went, the ultimate evil has returned with them. Witness a chilling chain of events as you enter the most terrifying scenes from the new Blumhouse film.”

Stranger Things 4

Here is your chance to face Vecna just like Eleven and her friends did in the fourth, and most recent season of Stranger Things.

You must band together with your squad if you want to resist Vecna’s gruesome curse. Take on the scariest season of Stranger Things yet. Like Eleven, now’s your chance to stop him once and for all as you have the ultimate showdown in Vecna’s blood-red mindscape. Every ending has a beginning.

Dueling Dragons: Choose Thy Fate

Choose your path in this spellbinding battle between two warlocks previously turned into dragons after attempting to steal Merlyn’s spell book.

“Two warlocks of great power were turned into dragons after trying to take Merlyn’s spell book. Now you and your friends are caught in their epic battle. You must choose a path and a victor.”

YETI: Campground Kills

Can you survive this 1950s campground as it becomes overrun with ravenous yetis? Make your way to the ranger tower to escape.

“You and your friends are about to venture into a 1950s campground overrun by huge, menacing yetis who rip apart anyone who gets in their way. You must flee to the ranger tower to escape.”

Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count

Chucky is back and haunting his own house this year. Will you become part of his kill count?

“Chucky, the serial killer doll, is back for a new gorefest! He’s hijacked his own haunted house with all kinds of bloody hijinks. You and your friends must try to survive his ultimate kill count.”

Dr. Oddfellow’s Twisted Origins

Dr. Oddfellow has quite a twisted house of oddities, but feeding his immortal power may cost your soul.

“You won’t be able to resist going inside Dr. Oddfellow’s menacing menagerie of twisted oddities. But the price for you and your friends is steep: the cost of your souls to feed his immortal power.”

The Darkest Deal

Blues Musician Pinestraw Spruce sold his soul for fame; now it is time to pay up. Witness the price he must pay in this thrilling house.

“Blues musician Pinestraw Spruce will have to face the music after meeting with The Collector and trading his soul for musical glory. You and your squad learn the terrible price of fame.”

The Last of Us

Stay incredibly quiet if you want to survive in the world of The Last of Us, based on the popular video game and recent television series.

“You and your squad will encounter the haunting and overgrown world of Naughty Dog’s video game in a brand-new, terrifying way, as you make your way through an abandoned Pittsburgh. Join Joel and Ellie, and don’t make a sound if you want to survive Clickers, Hunters and more. No matter what, keep finding something to fight for.”

Universal Monsters: Unmasked

Get ready to face Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Phantom of the Opera, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and the Invisible Man deep in the Paris Catacombs.

“Descend into the Paris Catacombs, where you and your squad will face a new horde of Monsters: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Phantom of the Opera, the Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Invisible Man.”

Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 32 Scare Zones

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights Scare Zones

These terrifying scare zones are impossible to escape as you make your way through the park during Halloween Horror Nights.

Dr. Oddfellow’s Collection of Horrors

Dr. Oddfellow reels you in with the promise of immortality, but is the price he requires too high for you?

“Dr. Oddfellow will lure you into Halloween Horror Nights with a promise of immortality. As he lifts the veil on all the horrors to come, you’ll soon realize you may not even survive the night.”

Vamp ‘69: Summer of Blood

What started as a trip to a music festival in the summer of 1969 ended in horror when the would-be festival-goers encountered vampires.

“At a 60s music fest in a small New York town, you’ll jam to popular bands with fellow concert-goers until Dr. Oddfellow unleashes vicious vampires on the audience. They’re out for your blood.”

Shipyard 32: Horrors Unhinged

Dr. Oddfellow’s macabre creations run amok, spreading fear and chaos in this 1940s San Francisco shipping yard. Will you survive the night?

“Enter a 1940s San Francisco shipping yard full of mysterious crates and cages bearing Dr. Oddfellow’s symbol. Beware, his nightmarish oddities have now escaped, spreading fear and chaos in their wake.”

Jungle of Doom: Expedition Horror

Dr. Oddfellow did some horrifying experiments in the darkest jungle in the 1920’s. Now, his creations are on the loose.

“In the 1920s, Dr. Oddfellow ventured deep into the darkest jungle, performing horrific experiments on nature. Now his monstrous creations are running amok and are coming after you.”

Dark Zodiac

Dr. Oddfellows twists the signs of the Zodiac into sinister beings ready to foretell your doom.

“Dr. Oddfellow has entered a dark dimension to harness the power of the Zodiac and live forever. He twists the signs into malevolent beings who foretell your doom. As his star rises, yours falls.”

Rides and Attractions Open During Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights Diagon Alley

While many of the usual rides or attractions are closed during Halloween Horror Nights, a few stay open for you to enjoy during your visit. Give these a whirl if you need a break from the terror.

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Transformers: The Ride – 3D

Revenge of the Mummy

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

Men in Black: Alien Attack


A Vegan-Friendly HHN32

Halloween Horror Nights’ thrills and chills get progressively scarier each year. See how brave you are when attending the 32nd annual event and enjoy the delightful vegan-friendly food options. Our team at the FARM Buzz will also be releasing some short videos on FARM’s social media accounts about the vegan-friendly options at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights event if you want to see more like, follow, and subscribe.




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