Halloween Horror Nights™ X - You Don’t Know Jack

2000 • Halloween Horror Nights
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You Don’t Know Jack

This year would mark a new era for Halloween Horror Nights™ with a new approach for Universal’s Art & Design team. A fear of clowns was noted as the overwhelming phobia of guests based on surveys performed by Universal. The event needed a “face” for the marketing and a physical presence to host it. With all of that in mind, Art & Design created an original character named Jack the Clown. He boasted a cinematic quality backstory and didn’t just scare guests but also entertained them with his macabre sense of humor. Jack burst out of the box and truly changed the history of Halloween Horror Nights™ with a wave of new original characters to follow.

Universal Orlando Resort™
October 6-7; 12-15; 19-31, 2000
Event Name:
Halloween Horror Nights™ X - You Don’t Know Jack
Event Phrase:
Not afraid of the dark? You don't know JACK.
7:00 PM-12:00 AM (Non-Peak)
7:00 PM-2:00 AM (Peak Nights)
$44.00 +tax
5 Haunted House(s)
4 Scare Zones
3 Shows

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Anxiety IN 3-D
Soundstage #22 | X/5
Enter the 3-D virtual reality of The House That Jack Built and find yourself trapped in a malfunctioning 3-D video game.
Dark Torment
Earthquake/Disaster Queue | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
After riding Earthquake you'll descend to the labyrinths of a nightmarish underworld where hordes of evil demons torment you at every turn.
The Fearhouse
Nazarman’s Façade | X/5
Try and make your way through a carnival where mirrored hallways darkened corridors and hideous creatures make your escape unlikely.
Total Chaos
Soundstage #22 | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
Wander through a top secret underground military base where captured aliens are on the loose and thirsting for blood.
Universal’s Classic Monster Mania
Earthquake/Disaster Queue | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
Experience "reel" terror as classic movie monsters are transformed into hideously gruesome and grotesque abominations.
Jack’ed Up
Animal Actors Stage | ??/5
Take a surreal journey through Jack's twisted imagination as dazzling acrobatics and cutting edge techno music bring some of your worst nightmares to life.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure
FEAR FACTOR LIVE! Stage | ??/5
Party on as those two most excellent time traveling dudes Bill & Ted are back again in an ALL NEW adventure.
Festival of the Dead Parade
Parkwide (Roaming) | ??/5
Witness "Bloody Nightmares" a macabre parade of demonic dolls and murderous toys unsafe for any age.

Event Facts

  • Halloween Horror Nights™ X was the first year to bring an original mascot to the event, and it was also the first year to even have a palpable mascot since the Crypt Keeper in 1995.
  • Halloween Horror Nights™ X was the last Horror Nights™ event to feature "haunted attractions" - in which normal Universal Studios Florida attractions were tweaked to become horror-filled adventures with live actors (Jaws and Kongfrontation) that operated in this ‘special mode’ exclusively for the Halloween Horror Nights™ event.

What HAUNTVAULT Society Members are saying...

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    RatingRatingRatingRatingRating on 8/15/21 - 4:02pm

    This seems like an interesting event. Although, I wish there was footages and/or photos of the inside of most (if mot all) haunted houses during that event so many (including me) would know what's it like to experience the event.

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RatingRatingRatingRatingRating on 2/6/21 - 3:10pm

This will always hold a special place in my heart because it was my first HHN, but that also works slightly against it because it is hard to remember too much about it. The one aspect that was memorable and something I would love to see in the future was the integration of Jack into the attractions. Seeing Jack in the boathouse while riding Jaws in particular was amazing. I do not recall much about the houses or scarezones so I can't speak to those, but this event planted the seed of my HHN fandom that I would not be able to begin to water and nurture again until 2008.

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on July 1, 2023 at 11:18 pm

Yeah, it seemed like an interesting event during that year. I hope some people still have footages of the haunted houses and attractions during that event at the time.