Friday, April 12, 2019

Halloween Horror Nights will have a gory Roman gladiator arena as a haunted house this year

Posted By on Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 4:36 PM

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Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights will have a gory Roman gladiator arena as one of its themed haunted houses this year.

"Nightingales: Blood Pit" will take guests to ancient Rome where a "ruthless emperor reigns and gladiatorial games are put on for bloody entertainment," the theme park announced. Guests must escape the arena as bloodthirsty "nightingales" begin to eat the dead and the dying. Here's the complete description from Universal:
Ancient Rome is suffering its worst drought in centuries. The ruthless emperor has declared the gladiatorial games to continue nonstop until the rains return. The gruesome bloodshed of the games is horrifying enough, but then come the creatures.

The Nightingales
As the blood soaks into the earth, the nightingales feed on the dead and dying. The nightingales are a grisly race of creatures that have been here since the dawn of time. You may think you’re familiar with their past feeding frenzies, but you haven’t seen them like this. You’ll try to survive alongside the gladiators as the ravenous nightingales tear into their victims and notice that fresh blood has come into their midst…

Halloween Horror Nights 2019 runs from Sept. 6 to Nov. 2, and tickets can be purchased here.

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