Halloween Horror Nights™ - Islands of Fear

2002 • Halloween Horror Nights
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Your Time Has Come

As the Halloween Horror Nights™ brand was gaining momentum, and with another unique icon created, Universal Art & Design was ready to make an event first: Horror Nights at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

Once again, the ‘real world’ interfered, and a string of kidnappings in the Central Florida area caused a last-minute icon shuffle from Cindy Caine to her father Albert Caine. The Caretaker was born.

Universal Orlando Resort™
October 4-5; 10-13; 16-20; 23-27; 29-31; November 1-2, 2002
Event Name:
Halloween Horror Nights™ - Islands of Fear
Event Phrase:
Your time has come.
7:00 PM-12:00 AM (Non-Peak)
7:00 PM-2:00 AM (Peak Nights)
$49.95 +tax
5 Haunted House(s)
6 Scare Zones
4 Shows

Select the attraction name for additional information... and frights...

Triceratops Encounter | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
Deep within the jungle top secret genetic experiments have gone horribly wrong creating hideous mutants half human half dinosaur... and all evil.
Fear Factor
Thunder Falls Terrace | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
Imagine a place where your greatest fears become reality. Feel your way through absolute darkness in room crawling with insects snakes spiders worms rats and more.
Maximum Carnage
Carnage Warehouse | X/5
Venture into the labyrinth-like secret hideout of the malevolent Carnage an insane criminal with incredible alien powers who's bent on mindless destruction.
Scary Tales II
Popeye & Blutos’ Bilge Rat Barges® Queue | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
Step into the pages of the grimmest fairy talkes ever told where nobody lives happily ever after. In fact nobody lives.
Scream House
Soundstage #20 | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
There's something disturbing about this small town mortuary. The bodies just don't want to stay dead - and they don't want YOU to leave!
Port of Evil
Port of Entry™ | ??/5
Enter an eerie mist-shrouded port city where unseen creatures and unspeakable horrors lurk around every corner.
Treaks and Foons
Toon Lagoon™ | ??/5
The joke's on you as you cross a weird maddening landscape populated by disturbing cartoonish freaks whose idea of fun is scaring you silly.
JP Extinction
Jurassic Park™ | ??/5
The power is out. The gates are down. Packs of carnivorous dinosaurs are loose in the park...and there's something very strange very deadly stalking you as well!
Island Under Siege
Marvel Super Hero Island® | ??/5
The super heroes have all been defeated. Now you're trapped on a decaying lawless island under siege by the minions of the most vicious super villain of all Carnage.
Island of Evil Souls
The Lost Continent® | ??/5
The imposing figure of Nightmare blocks your entry to this hellish netherworld of ancient demPictures fiery torments. Do you dare to pass?
Seuss Landing™ | ??/5
All the Whos are behind locked doors. As darkness falls the mischievous spirit of Halloween descends upon the deserted streets. Does it bring treats...or tricks?
Studio 666
Enchanted Oak Tavern | ??/5
Gather all your friends and dance the night away as the hottest nightspot in the land of dead comes alive with pulse-pounding high energy music.
Town Square of Tortured Souls
Port of Entry™ | ??/5
Hide your eyes and cover your ears as the shrieking victims of electric chairs iron maidens and other torture devices set the mood for what's to come…
Fountain of Evil
The Lost Continent® | ??/5
The spirit in this fountain won't grant your wish... especially if your wish is to escape unscathed.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure
Toon Ampitheater | ??/5
Party on as those two time traveling dudes are back in a most excellent new adventure featuring your favorite TV and movie characters.

Event Facts

  • Halloween Horror Nights™: Islands of Fear was the first year ever to bring the event over to Universal Studios Florida's neighboring theme park, Islands of Adventure. This year took the normal daytime themes and feel of the theme park and transformed them into something more sinister.
  • Islands of Fear set a record number of combined Scare Zones and Haunted Houses, and was also a key turning point in the popularity of the event.
  • In 2002, Lightship Entertainment produced a documentary on the event which aired in 2003 on Discovery Channel-owned Travel Channel. This documentary was also sold at the park during Halloween Horror Nights™ 13, and various other times throughout the events.
  • Like all of Universal's events, many things were changed during the design phase of the event - from the icon, to the houses, to the overall theme.

What HAUNTVAULT Society Members are saying...

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    RatingRatingRatingRatingRating on 10/11/20 - 4:48am

    This in my most humble of opinions was the best year for HHN. Everything about it was magical. Houses were on point. All the Scarezones were on point. Nothing about this year was bad.

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