As we continue to watch this year's Halloween season be flushed down the toilet, we've learned the unfortunate news today that, for the first time in its 30-year history, Halloween Horror Nights has been cancelled. Obviously, this is due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which shows no sign of slowing down here in the States.
The cancellation affects both the Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood events. This year's HHN was scheduled to operate on select nights from September 10th to November 1st, and would've marked the 30th edition of the event.
"Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood have made the difficult decision to not hold Halloween Horror Nights events this year," the event's website announced in an official statement. "Universal Orlando Resort will be focusing exclusively on operating its theme parks for daytime guests, using the enhanced health and safety procedures already in place. Universal Studios Hollywood continues to face ongoing business restrictions and uncertainty around its opening timeframe."
They add, "We know this decision will disappoint our fans and guests. We are disappointed, too. But we look forward to creating an amazing event in 2021."
Of course, this is the only decision Halloween Horror Nights could make at this point, as thousands of horror fans gathered in one location certainly wouldn't be safe at this time, or anytime in the near future.
Seriously folks, wear a mask and stay home if possible! It's time to stand together and overcome this pandemic, so that we all can get back to living normal lives.