Let the Speculation Begin!

Halloween Horror Nights hype season has begun and now we have to anxiously wait around till the complete line-up is announced. If you are a regular to the event, then you may have noticed a few similarities the last few years when it comes to the dates that houses have been announced. If not, do not worry I’m going to compare and contrast the house announcement dates from the last three years and see if we can come up with a descent list of expected announcement dates.

Previous House Announcement Dates

HHN 29HHN 28HHN 27
Wednesday, March 27, 2019Tuesday, April 3, 2018Thursday, February 23, 2017
Friday, April 12, 2019Thursday, April 26, 2018Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Monday, April 29, 2019Wednesday, May 16, 2018Friday, May 19, 2017
Tuesday, May 21, 2019Thursday, June 7, 2018Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Wednesday, June 26, 2019Thursday, June 21, 2018Friday, June 30, 2017
Wednesday, July 17, 2019Thursday, June 28, 2018Thursday, July 27, 2017
Thursday, July 25, 2019Wednesday, July 25, 2018Monday, August 14, 2017
Wednesday, August 7, 2019Wednesday, August 8, 2018Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Thursday ,August 8, 2019Thursday, August 9, 2018Thursday, August 17, 2017
Monday, August 12, 2019Tuesday, August 14, 2018Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Wednesday, August 14, 2019Monday, August 20, 2018Thursday, August 31, 2017
Thursday, August 15, 2019Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Let’s Look for a pattern

Looking at the previous announcements dates, it becomes apparent that Universal likes to make announcements during the time frame of May 16th – May 21st. Furthermore, this is the next available block of dates we are able to chose from. Another pattern is that Universal has announced multiple houses on June 7th.

What has been announced for HHN 30

HousesAnnouncement Date
Puppet Theater: Captive AudienceFriday, October 23, 2020
BeetlejuiceFriday, March 5, 2021

So, all the announcements this year have been on Fridays. Let’s assume Universal keeps this pattern of announcing on Fridays and we use the previously noticed patterns to predict the announcement schedule.

Let’s Make Some Predictions

Looking at the patterns here are the next Fridays Universal could announce houses.

Friday, May 21st
Friday, June 4th
Friday, June 18th
Friday, June 25th
Friday, July 16th
Friday, July 30th
Friday, August 13th
Friday, August 27th
Well, that is the pattern we noticed with Universal's announcement schedule. How did we do?  What with the new Jurassic World coaster currently soft opening, that sure does free up the publicity to talking Halloween!

Let us know when you think we will get the next announcement.