Netflix and thrill: Stranger Things theme parks to open for Halloween

Fans of the Netflix original series will have a chance to experience the Upside Down dimension at Halloween Horror Nights

Demogorgon is coming back with full dark force as Universal Studio will open theme parks based on the Netflix show Stranger Things across the world for this year’s edition of Halloween Horror Nights.

The Stranger Things cast is preparing for the third season of the Netflix original series — CarlaVanWagoner / Shutterstock
The Stranger Things cast is currently preparing for the third season of the Netflix original series — CarlaVanWagoner / Shutterstock

The sets and attractions, based on the Netflix award-winning horror series, will bring the experience of the Upside Down world, the wild demons, and terrifying sceneries such as a living room with flashing holiday lights and a top-secret government lab to the fans in September.

“The parallel universe, referred to as the Upside Down that terrorised the small town of Hawkins, Indiana in Netflix’s mega-hit Stranger Things, will bring the chittering, predatory Demogorgon to Halloween Horror Nights to stalk unwitting guests as they encounter iconic scenes, characters and environments from the mesmerising series,” Universal Studios said in a statement.

“You’ll faithfully follow the storyline, starting off on Mirkwood and then quickly moving to inside Hawkins National Laboratory where things have gone terribly, terribly wrong,” Patrick Braillard, show director, wrote on the official Universal Orlando blog.

Fans of the horror show can visit the parks in three different locations. Universal Studios will build the park in their main set in Hollywood, but also at the Universal Orlando Resort – a vacation destination that is part of the NBCUniversal-Comcast family – and at Universal Studios Singapore, part of Resorts World Sentosa.

Halloween Horror Nights will launch on September 14 in Hollywood and Orlando, and on September 28 in Singapore.

The series, set in the early 80s around a small Indiana town that is home to adolescent heroes and a mysterious girl called Eleven, is now preparing for its third season. The theme parks, however, are based on the debut season.