Universal: Halloween Horror Nights adds grisly gladiator 'Blood Pit' haunted house

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Gore and gladiators will be part of this year's 'Halloween Horror Nights' event at Universal Orlando Resort.

'Nightingales: Blood Pit' will be a Roman gladiator games-themed haunted house at Universal's annual scare-fest extravaganza. 




“Guests will be transported to ancient Rome where they must escape the gladiator arena as the bloodthirsty nightingales begin to feed on the dead and dying. But with nothing to protect them, will they make it out alive or become part of history?” Universal said in a press release.

Halloween Horror Nights will feature 10 haunted houses and five scare zones plus live entertainment.

The event runs from Sept. 6 to Nov. 2. T

ickets are on sale now.