Universal Orlando shows off ‘sinfully delicious’ menu for Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights run from Sept. 2 through Oct. 31.

Mac 'n Cheese bowls coming to Halloween Horror Nights (NBCUniversal)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando is getting ready for its yearly celebration of all things macabre and to help build the hype, the park is giving guests a peek at the specialty food items they will be able to enjoy.


Some of the specialty items will be available at themed food and beverage locations throughout the event while others will be available at select CityWalk restaurants and Universal hotels, according to a news release.

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Some of the treats include:

  • Major Sweets Ice Cream Sandwich: Candy-corn sugar cookies filled with sweet corn ice cream (vegetarian)
Candy corn ice cream sandwich (NBCUniversal)
  • Maggot Covered Cheese Dog: A Korean-style hot dog with fresh mozzarella, rolled in puffed rice, topped with gochujang drizzle and black sesame seeds
  • Save Your Tears Signature Cocktail: This signature drink mixes bourbon, peach brandy, single-pressed lemon juice, agave nectar and bitters – topped with peach bursting boba and served in a souvenir cup
  • Lil’ Boo’s Spicy Pumpkin Bun: A steamed bun filled with spicy butternut squash influenced by the beloved Halloween Horror Nights character (vegetarian)

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  • Garlic Philly Cheese “Stake”: Tender shaved beef served on a black hoagie slider roll with caramelized onions, peppers, sautéed mushrooms, muenster cheese sauce and roasted garlic aioli
  • Burning Skull: Includes tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, mango nectar, pineapple juice, smoked chili bitters, jalapeno and basil concentrate, shaken and served in a light-up molded skull cup
  • Día de los Muertos themed items: Includes offerings inspired by Latin flavors such as Tamales Día de los Muertos (gluten-free) – pork tamales topped with red mole sauce and cotija cheese; and Roasted Sweet Potato & Mushroom Street Tacos (vegan and gluten-free) – roasted sweet potato and mushroom tacos topped with onions, vegan crumbled cheese and cilantro; also served with birria consommé
Dia de los Muertos inspired food for Halloween Horror Nights (NBCUniversal)
  • Fried Zombie Brains: Fried cauliflower florets tossed in spicy gochujang sauce and garnished with toasted sesame seeds and scallions (vegan)
  • Petrified Rat Tails: Funnel fries with creamy crab dip, sliced scallions and seasoned with herbs and spices
  • Tombstone Red Velvet Cake Pop: A red velvet cake pop coated in buttercream on a bed of crushed chocolate cookie crumbs and garnished with white chocolate bones (vegetarian)
  • Pizza Skull: Pepperoni and cheese stuffed skulls served with a marinara dipping sauce

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Returning fan-favorites:

  • Pizza Fries: Fries piled high with sausage, pepperoni, marinara sauce and loads of cheese. Also available this year are:
  • Vegan Pizza Fries – topped with marinara sauce, vegan cheese, vegan pepperoni and vegan sausage crumbles.
  • S’mores Fries: Sweet potato fries drizzled with melted chocolate, graham cracker crumbs and marshmallows
  • Traditional Twisted Taters (vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options): Fried spiralized ribbon potato thinly sliced and skewered with season salt, garlic parmesan, sour cream & chives, or ghost pepper seasoning options. Guests can also enjoy these variations:
  • Blood ‘n Guts Twisted Tater - smothered with chili and roasted red pepper queso
  • Fiery Twisted Tater with Queso (vegetarian) – complete with white cheese sauce and sprinkled with flaming hot crunchy cheese puffs, and ghost pepper seasoning

Halloween Horror Nights run from Sept. 2 through Oct. 31.

About the Author:

Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.