Following its Stranger Things 2 house announcement, Universal Studios Orlando is wasting no time in dropping more info about their forthcoming Halloween Horror Nights Event. Nightingales: Blood Pit is the name of the second announced maze for Orlando’s premier Halloween Event, Halloween Horror Nights 29. Beginning in September, fans will be able to venture back to Ancient Rome, where the Emporer has declared that gladiatorial combat will continue until the rains return. As if that bloodshed weren’t enough, the chaos catches the attention of the Nightengales, nightmare creatures that feast on the spilled blood.
The official press release follows:
Imagine yourself transported back to Ancient Rome where a ruthless emperor reigns and gladiatorial games are put on for bloody entertainment. Add in bloodthirsty creatures and you’ll find yourself in the middle of Nightingales: Blood Pit – an all-new haunted house at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.
Here’s what you need to know about the next chapter in this fan-favorite original storyline of the nightingales.
Ancient Rome is suffering its worst drought in centuries. The ruthless emperor has declared the gladiatorial games to continue nonstop until the rains return. The gruesome bloodshed of the games is horrifying enough, but then come the creatures.
As the blood soaks into the earth, the nightingales feed on the dead and dying. The nightingales are a grisly race of creatures that have been here since the dawn of time. You may think you’re familiar with their past feeding frenzies, but you haven’t seen them like this. You’ll try to survive alongside the gladiators as the ravenous nightingales tear into their victims and notice that fresh blood has come into their midst…
While this latest announcement does not shed any light on the overarching theme of the event, it is the first original house announced for this season. Stay tuned to Fanfest for all the upcoming house announcements, as well as reviews of the event itself and reviews of the properties upon which the IP houses and Scare Zones are based.