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A Real Cabin in the Woods is Being Built in Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando has teamed with writer/director Drew Goddard to create a Halloween Horror experience out of The Cabin in the Woods. I want to go so bad but I’m worried I wouldn’t make it back. 

For anyone who hasn’t seen The Cabin in the Woods…what are you waiting for? Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, and Jesse Williams play a group of friends heading off for a relaxing weekend in a creepy cabin in a remote wooded area. Hilarity, horror, and lots of surprises ensue. (Our review.) Well, Universal Orlando decided it was time to take that concept and let real people try it for themselves.

[Slight spoilers for the film.]

“We are building the cabin completely. You’re going to walk through a forest to get there. You’re going into the cabin. You’re going to go into the cube cells. We’re literally taking everything we can in the film and giving you a kind of best-of montage of the film with this kind of linking story,” Universal Orlando Entertainment Team member Michael Aiello told Zap2it. “You’re going to be in the control room when merman attacks.”


The 23rd annual Halloween Horror Nights will run select nights from September 20 to November 2 at Universal Orlando and The Cabin in the Woods maze will place guests as a “new hire” at the Facility. You’ll experience scenes from the film from a different angle as well as learn about the mythology behind it all and get up close and personal with some of the monsters.

“In the maze, we’ve got many that were in the forefront of a lot of the scenes — the ballerina, the Sugarplum Fairy, the Hell Lord,” explained Aiello, “but also too there are a couple rooms where we’re kind of featuring some of the creatures that were just on the screens in the control room of movie.”

Goddard is currently helping Universal write the script for the experience but no word yet on whether or not the actors will participate in creating new recordings for it. You can already purchase tickets here if you’re interested in getting in on the fun.


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  • jbod

    Out. Standing.

  • Rai Goldin

    It would be nice if Roland the Intern were there…

  • Anonymous

    Probably not. He doesn’t get overtime.

  • Eddie Vroom

    Will they issue a commuter-cup bong on the way in?..

  • Anonymous

    Does this mean we’ll see the boomer from L4D?

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    I cannot stand that this is only a temporary attraction.

  • Inky

    Oh man, I wished I lived somewhere nearby Florida. I can’t really excuse the money it would cost for me to get out there, though…

  • JH

    I would like a million tickets to this please.

  • Pepe

    Am I really the only one in the world than think that movie was horrible?

  • DarthBetty

    We are having our honeymoon in Disney World this year around Halloween. I’m going to spend the remainder of my day figuring out a way to leave Disney World one night and go to Universal Studios for the scares.

  • Guest

    Tell me they’re not building this where they had the temporary Hellsing haunted house around 2002 or so because that attraction did some REAL damage to preteen me.

    The movie did too, of course, but mostly due to disappointment than terror.

  • Anonymous

    Well…….my husband and I were talking about a vacation this year. Been to Halloween Horror Nights once, it was a blast!! And now I DEFINITELY want to go this year, argh!!! Ty MarySue!!!

  • Anonymous

    I know, right?!!

  • BabeWoreRed

    Omg this is amazing, but I’m way too chicken lol.