Halloween Horror Nights™ - Sweet 16

2006 • Halloween Horror Nights

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Horror Comes Home

A birthday like no other, the 2006 event returned to its original home in Universal Studios Florida™. The event, which featured all four of the Universal’s exclusive Event Icons: Jack the Clown, The Caretaker, The Director, and The Storyteller came together around the “Sweet 16” birthday cake to terrorize guests. Unused 2001 Event Icon, Eddie also made his second appearance, returning as leader of the infamous Chainsaw Drill Team. Each of the 4 Event Icons had their own original Haunted Houses, with “Horror Comes Home” Scare Zone and specialty The Arrival opening show featuring Darkness, his mistresses, and the ashes of all 4 Icons.

Universal Orlando Resort™
September 29-30; October 6-8; 11-15; 19-22; 26-29; 31, 2006
Event Name:
Halloween Horror Nights™ - Sweet 16
Event Phrase:
Horror Comes Home
7:00 PM-12:00 AM (Non-Peak)
7:00 PM-2:00 AM (Peak Nights)
$59.95 +tax
7 Haunted House(s)
4 Scare Zones
4 Shows

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

All Nite Die-In: Take 2
Soundstage #23 | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
Witness the vilest horror that has ever been spliced together by none other than The Director himself.
Dungeon of Terror: Retold
JAWS® Queue | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
Enter and old roadside haunt where the Storyteller's whispers call you deeper into hell.
People Under the Stairs: Under Construction
Sprung Tent #2 | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
Welcome to home-sweet-hell a house so demented that even its incomplete walls bleed.
Psycho Path: The Return of Norman Bates
Sprung Tent #1 | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
Open the door into macabre nightmares of a pathological killer named Norman Bates.
Psycho Scareapy: Maximum Madness
Soundstage #22 | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
The inmates are once again running the asylum but this time with the help of a certain clown...
Run: Hostile Territory
Earthquake/Disaster Queue | X/5
When the lights go out the voyeurs suddenly become the victims.
Scream House: Resurrection
Soundstage #23 | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
Through blood bone and ash evil has risen again. Abandoned for years. this gothic mortuary contains the eternally tormented souls of the Caretaker's victims. Aided by a cultish group of Followers the Caretaker assures that you will enter on your own two feet but leave sealed in a casket.
Horror Comes Home
Hollywood | ??/5
Step into a surreal world of Horror Nights past and present.
Blood Masquerade
8th Avenue (Shrek Alley) | ??/5
Sensuous vampires beckon you in to their terrifying blood feast. This celebration gathers the faithful to renew their vows to a darker power. You will become their prey from which they will vanquish their thirst for blood and immortality.
Harvest of the Souls
Central Park | ??/5
Here creatures creep in search of human souls to quench their unusual thirst.
Deadtropolis: Zombie Siege
New York | ??/5
A greenish fog crawls in pockets along the streets. Hunched forms cut through the haze slowly. These silhouettes appear human however the moans and cries they sound chill you to the bone. This is the new reality. A new dynamic has evolved for the phrase "us" and "them" : Us being the living and them being zombies. View the haunting sites of a new metropolis populated by the undead. A Deadtropolis.
New York | ??/5
Deadtropolis has become a quarantined zone for the undead. Out of the chaos something orderly is happening. The zombies are organizing ready to break from their detainment. Returning from Halloween Horror Night's past is the fire breathing car eating monster Robosaurus send in to stop the zombie uprising.
The Arrival
Mel’s DrIvE-In | ??/5
Witness Darkness and his Minions as they bring forth the ashes of Halloween's past and summon the truly iconic evil. Jack Caretaker Director and the Storyteller join for the very first time and invite all to experience the greatest Horror Nights ever.
Sweet 16: The Director’s Cut
USF Lagoon | ??/5
Celebrate a scare-filled sweet sixteen as the Director The Caretaker Jack and the Storyteller host a horror filled homecoming incorporating some of the most intense scene from Universal's fright films.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure
FEAR FACTOR LIVE! Stage | ??/5
Join Bill and Ted as these two most excellent dudes encounter awesome heroes and bogus villains from the years most memorable TV shows movies music and more! Party on!

Event Facts

  • "Halloween Horror Nights™: Sweet 16" acted as a homecoming celebration in honor of the event returning to its rightful home, Universal Studios Florida, for the first time since it left in 2002.
  • "Robosaurus", the fire-breathing, car-eating monster made a comeback appearance to Horror Nights™ since its last appearance twelve years prior during Halloween Horror Nights™ 1994.
  • The "Robosaurus" show was written around the storyline of George A. Romero's "Land of the Dead". The show used elements created in the film, from the diversions of the zombies by deploying fireworks into the air, to even posting a sign on the back of Robosaurus with the title "Dead Reckoning". Dead Reckoning was not only original title of the film, but also the name of the armored tank used to slaughter and overtake the zombies on excursions.
  • Every single Haunted House featured at this year’s event was a sequel, or based off, houses from Halloween Horror Nights™ past.
  • The only two icon houses that were brought back were The Caretaker's "Screamhouse", and The Director's "All Nite Die-In".
  • Because of this, both Jack and the Storyteller were tied into other houses from the past. Jack was "committed" into the Shady Brook Asylum (“Psychoscareapy”), and The Storyteller became the new owner of a roadside attraction rightfully titled the “Dungeon of Terror”.
  • Cindy, the original icon for Halloween Horror Nights™ 2002, was featured in “Screamhouse: Resurrection”. Cindy could be spotted on portraits within the house, as well as inside of a casket in the funeral parlor scene.
  • The opening scene in "All Nite Die-In: Take 2" featured hanging film strips from the ceiling. The film was actual filmstock taken from "The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man" and "Back to the Future" attractions.
  • "Run: Hostile Territory" had a similar background to Eli Roth's "Hostel." The house actually featured footage from the film in one scene, as well as its queue video. Additionally, the queue video featured clips from the "Saw" films, and Peter Jackson's "Dead Alive."
  • "Psychoscareapy: Maximum Madness" featured a ‘power outage’ effect, in which the power to the entire house would shut down, suspending visitors in total darkness for a few moments at a time. The ‘outage’ occurred approximately every 20 minutes, and you would hear Jack’s theme ‘Pop Goes the Weasel” playing.
  • The “power outage” effect was run off of the old Universal Express kiosks, as they had just been removed from the parks.
  • “People Under the Stairs: Under Construction” featured the “miner’s hat” technology that was introduced in the "Terror Mines" Haunted House from “Halloween Horror Nights™: Tales of Terror”.
  • Both “Psycho Path: Through the Mind of Norman Bates”, and “People Under the Stairs: Under Construction” were housed in “building alternatives”. Developed by the Sprung Company, these buildings are permanent housing structures that have the capability to be relocated.
  • 2006 was the debut of the now nicknamed “Sprung Tents”.
  • Even though this year's event was back at "home" at Universal Studios Florida, Marvel Super Hero Island (The Incredible Hulk Coaster, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, and Doctor Doom's Fear Fall) was opened on peak Friday and Saturday nights to help with the guest crowds.
  • After the first weekend, “Psycho Path: Through the Mind of Norman Bates” began to utilize the "Back to the Future" entrance and queue to help extend the line. Additionally, the “Psycho Path” queue video was played on the “Back to the Future” queue monitors.
  • A special show was released celebrating Halloween Horror Nights™ called “The Director’s Cut” projected on the now defunct Universal 360º barges.
  • The 2006 website allowed guests to download paper plans to the facades of “ScreamHouse: Resurrection” and "Psychoscareapy: Maximum Madness".

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