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Universal has added scaffold towers throughout Universal Studios Florida to support future Halloween Horror Nights 33 decorations. They’ve also started preparing the former Fear Factor stage for the likely return of “Nightmare Fuel.”

Scaffolding Towers

There are two scaffolding towers in the park’s Hollywood section. Both sit on black wooden boxes, with no decorations yet.

One is outside Cafe La Bamba.

The other is across the street, outside merchandise kiosks.

Several more towers are on either side of the street past Cafe La Bamba, next to Central Park. These are all wrapped in green scrim, helping them blend in with the trees in the area.

The towers are located every few yards. Some are on the sidewalk, sitting on short black bases. Some are in flowerbeds behind fences.

This area is usually used as a scare zone during HHN. Last year it was Jungle of Doom: Expedition Horror. Universal hasn’t announced any of this year’s scare zones.

The last two towers are at the end of the walkway before the space opens to the Animal Actors on Location! theater.

We spotted one other scaffold tower on the other side of the park. This one is next to the restrooms between the Fear Factor stage and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

Fear Factor Stage

The theater that once housed Fear Factor Live is now exclusively used for limited-time Halloween Horror Nights shows. Over the theater’s gate and walls, we could see the beginnings of set-up for this year’s show.

There is an elevated walkway over the stage. This is similar to past “Nightmare Fuel” sets.

There are also black tarps hanging in a corner of the theater.

Work began in April to get Universal Studios Florida ready for Halloween Horror Nights. There will be 10 houses this year, with the following announced so far: “A Quiet Place,” Triplets of Terror, Monstruos: The Monsters of Latin America, The Museum: Deadly Exhibits, Major Sweets Candy Factory, Goblin’s Feast, and Slaughter Sinema 2.

Fast & Furious: Supercharges will close in August for HHN.

Read our beginner’s guide to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida.

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