Surprise Announcement – Virtual Reality Experience Brings HHN 26 to 10 Houses


Just two days ago, Universal Orlando announced their three original houses and five scare zones, leaving us to believe there was just one house left to be announced.  Well, it turns out that wasn’t the case.  Today, Universal Orlando announced a brand new virtual reality up-charge experience coming to HHN 26!  Check out the announcement below!


I am ecstatic to announce a cutting-edge, terrifying virtual reality experience is coming to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. “The Repository” seamlessly blends custom virtual reality technology with immersive real-life storytelling bringing guests into the next dimension of horror experiences.

This is one of the most electrifying Halloween Horror Nights’ project I’ve ever worked on – primarily because it is the culmination of 8 years of experimental story-telling, drawing on feedback from our vast HHN audience to learn what thrills and chills them the most.

Throughout this heart-pounding, psychological journey, guests’ most personal and intimate fears will be tested as they encounter real-life characters in highly themed physical environments, while working together in teams of four to uncover a paranormal mystery told through the use of the cutting-edge technology.

All of this is set in a centuries old warehouse where paranormal and supernatural artifacts have been collected and stored for hundreds of years. Recently though, the secretive organization behind this practice has installed state-of-the-art technology that allows spectral transportation into paranormal realms.

Until now, the supernatural has infiltrated our world on occasions labeled “hauntings.” Now, and for the first time ever, we will send you across the SDP (spectral dark portal) directly into those terrifying environments. I wish you a safe journey because what happens to you on the other side is irreversible.

“The Repository” can be purchased as an upgrade from your Halloween Horror Nights admission for $49.99 plus tax, per person. It will be available to guests during all Halloween Horror Nights events, beginning Sept. 29 and running through Oct. 31.

Universal Orlando Annual Passholders can purchase tickets beginning August 16. Check the Universal Orlando Annual Passholder Facebook page for details. Tickets for the general public will be on sale beginning August 23. Halloween Horror Nights admission is required. Check back on August 23 for details on how to book your experience!

Get ready for The Repository, because the door will soon be open to a mind-blowing paranormal experience like no other.

So what do you think?  I’ve already read reports this has been in the making for 8 years, which is crazy to think about.  Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream used to be well known for their up-charge houses so I think it’s safe to say Universal has some big shoes to fill.  This definitely has my curiosity piqued. I’m just not sure if I’m willing to hand over another $50 after the money I’ll spend on my HHN pass.  More personal, up-charge houses can be terrifying.  I’m curious to see if the VR will add or distract from the experience.  What do you think readers?  Yay or nay?  Let us know in the comments.

The Repository is house #10 for HHN 26 and joins the likes of the three original houses – Lunatic’s Playground 3D: You Won’t Stand a Chance, Tomb of the Ancients, and Ghost Town: The Curse of Lightning Gulch – the already announced IP houses of Krampus, Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield, The Exorcist, The Walking Dead, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and five scare zones.  Plus the final house to yet be announced!  HHN 26 opens Friday, September 16.  Tickets are on sale now!

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About Chris DiPaula

Creator of DiPaula on Disney: entertainment website dedicated to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, other Florida parks and activities, and other adventures. Co-creator and producer of Parks, Brews, and Geek News: an entertainment website dedicated to the Florida theme parks including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, movie & geek news, and food and brews. Chris DiPaula has been an avid theme park and amusement park goer since childhood and a die hard Disney fan for as long as he can remember. He is currently an active concierge Cast Member at Walt Disney World Resort and has worked for The Walt Disney Company since 2011. Previously, he worked for Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando in the entertainment technician field as well.

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