In an unprecedented move, Universal Orlando is keeping a Halloween Horror Nights house open after the event is over — if only for one day.

The popular HHN house themed after the Netflix series Stranger Things will be open for day guests at Universal Studios Florida on Tuesday, Nov. 6 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. This will be the first time Universal has opened a HHN house during regular park hours.

It’s being done in celebration of “Stranger Things Day,” marking the date in the show where, in its fictional version of 1983, Will Byers disappeared into the Upside Down.

“Guests will walk in the footsteps of Will as they encounter iconic scenes, characters and environments from the first season of the series — including the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory, the Byers home adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights and the predatory Demogorgon … which will stalk their every move,” Universal said in a news release.

Some “Stranger Things” inspired food and beverage options will also be available that day at select locations around the park. As a special bonus, Universal annual passholders will be allowed access to the house’s Express line to cut down on their wait times.

The popularity of the “Stranger Things” house has led to waits regularly hitting 90 minutes during HHN events, with lines taking up much of the park’s Music Plaza.

It has also been a major hit at Universal Studios Hollywood, which responded by opening the maze to daytime guests in a lights-on, no-scare-actor form. Orlando, however, will offer guests the full experience — leading Universal to remind guests the house is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

Only “Stranger Things” will be getting an extended run after the 2018 edition of Halloween Horror Nights wraps up on Saturday. No other scare zones or haunted houses will be available on Nov. 6.

About The Author

John has covered sports, politics, government and health care for a variety of news outlets, including the Illinois Radio Network and Rivet News Radio, as well as freelance work for the Florida Radio Network and contributing to the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago. You can find him in the theme parks every chance he gets.

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