Dark Horizon, Point of No Return 2019 Event Overview

Dark Horizon is at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Orlando, Florida from October 10 through November 2 on 16 select nights.

This Halloween event has 200 monsters, 3 mazes, nightly live entertainment, secret bars and the 4D Panic experience. 

Dark Horizon is produced by EPIC Entertainment group, the minds behind The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. Read more about the journey which led to Dark Horizon here.

Dark Horizon Overview

3 haunted houses
Hundreds of monsters
Nightly shows and entertainment
Numerous bars
Intense and scary experience not for children under 13

What time does Dark Horizon Start?

Every day at 7pm.

When does Dark Horizon Start?

October 10

What local events are like Dark Horizon, Point of No Return?

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
Busch Gardens Howl O’Scream

3 Haunted Houses

Ghostship, located at The Port

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Drifting in the sea, this phantom ship has no living crew members aboard.  You are commanded to board the ship to take what you can such as loot and rations and to look for survivors, which of course, there are none.  Below deck are pirates suffering from Botulism and starvation who were left for dead and are waiting to use you as a ration.  Here is where you first meet Captain Killigrew, the most feared female pirate in history who became known for her brutality.  Like her crew, she is going mad from Scurvy and starvation.  Rotted chunks of flesh from the pirates are strewn about in the waters below.

Murder Island, located at The Glades

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Home to Bloody (Ed) Watson and his group of pre-historic, man-eating creatures and derelicts.  Murder Island takes place in the early 1900’s in The Glades.  Bloody Watson, a sugar cane farmer, hired transient labor, but instead of paying them at the end of the work day, he would drop them off on Murder Island where they would never be seen again. 

Vodou, located at The Village

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Here’s an area that is under the spell of the Vodou Priestess and Lwa spirits and is home to the underworld of Vilokan. You will also find Mambo Cecile residing here.  She is just waiting to steal your soul.

The Deep Dive

Exclusive to Dark Horizon is the Deep Dive, an enhanced (no charge) horror experience, offered on a first come, first serve basis. If you agree to the Deep Dive then the monsters will take particular notice of you.  They will separate you from your guests and maybe even send you into secret areas alone. 

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5 Bars

Looters Slair
Storm Cellar RIP Lounge

  • Only accessible if you have the key
  • Uber exclusive
  • 2 complimentary cocktails

The Outpost
Walk the Plank Pub and Pier
Hideaway

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Entertainment

Siren Stage: Cirque du Scare performed by aerialists
Sacred Circle Stage: Fire dance performed by Mambo Cecile
Monster (local) DJs with a dance party
Panic: A 4-D experience

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Ticket info and Days

Dark Horizon takes place on October 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 30-31 and November 1-2.
Happy Haunting Hour Admission – must enter before 8pm – from $20
Regular general admission – from $34
General Admission plus Fast Fright (Expedited Entry) – from $74

  • General admission
  • Expedited entry into Dark Horizon and all 3 haunted houses

General Admission plus Evil Express (Fastest Entry) – from $94

  • General admission
  • Quickest way into Park as well as all haunted houses

Ultimate Scream Experience – from $159 (must be 21 and older)

  • Private, guided experience, escorted to the front of each house
  • Only 10 tickets sold each night
  • General admission
  • Evil Express entry
  • Guided tour of each house
  • RIP Lounge access
  • 2 drink tickets (well alcohol)
  • Expedited access to Dark Horizon via private escort
  • Direct entry to VIP lounge, with 2 drink tickets and all you can eat taco bar
  • General admission

Tasting and Tour of Haunted House with Captain Killigrew – $99 for up to 10 guests

  • Guaranteed access to the secret bar
  • Front of the line access to Ghostship

Storm Cellar RIP Lounge Baller Status – From $69 for 6-8 guests

  • Reserve a section on the patio
  • Exclusive area for you and 6-8 friends
  • Does not include access to RIP lounge (purchase separately)
  • Table minimum required

Walk the Plank Pub and Pier Baller Status – From $69 for 6-8 guests

  • Reserve a section on the patio
  • Exclusive area for you and 6-8 friends
  • Does not include admission and admission is required for all guests

Table minimum required.