Halloween Horror Nights 5 – Survival Guide

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Tips and Tricks - Hell House / 120 minutes wait for haunted house wide shot

We’ve got many tips and tricks for a scary fun time at Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 5. Read our 2015 Survival Guide now!


These are in no way definite or ‘perfect’ tips, as the park continues to tweak HHN5 after every night. Following this guide does not guarantee that you can clear all the park’s attractions and be home before midnight. Just take it as general tips and plan your own itinerary for a fun and fear-filled night at Universal Studios Singapore!

We will refine and update this guide throughout October.

Looking for the HHN5 review? Find out all about this year’s Halloween Horror Nights 5 here!

[Cover Image: Hell House queue entrance ]

1. Safety First!

For the safety of performers and other park visitors, please do not touch or assault anyone in Haunted Houses and Scare Zones.

The scare actors are performers and they will not touch park guests. If you cause harm to performers and park guests, you will be expelled from the park. Do not cause trouble.

What if I punch the scare actor? Can I hit the scare actors? Can I shout at them?
Physical and verbal abuse will NOT be tolerated. You will be expelled from the park.

What if I’m scared and acted on self-defense? I can’t control myself when it happens.
For the safety of all performers and guests, please do not enter the Haunted Houses and Scare Zones.

What if the scare actors touch me?
Performers will not touch guests.

2. What to wear and bring to HHN5?

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - Hungry Ghosts scare zone / shocked opera lady

“You… you’re wearing flashing headbands.”

Dress for comfort. Wear covered shoes if you can, and comfortable clothes. It can get very humid and stuffy even outdoors. The haunt attractions use warm air, wind and water effects, so it can get uncomfortable for the overdressed.

And ladies, for your own safety, avoid wearing heels and platform shoes. Most areas of scare zones are dark and haunted houses have rooms with uneven flooring, elevation changes in the dark or special surfaces.

Click to expand: What you should bring to HHN5

What else should I bring?

To buy snacks, drinks, souvenirs and ponchos around the park. Don’t bring too much also. ATMs are available inside the park (Jurassic Park, outside Hungry Ghosts). Pushcarts will only accept cash – bottled soft drinks start at $3.50. Mineral water at $2.80.

In case of rain. Much more comfortable than walking around in a poncho.

N95 Mask
For your own comfort and if you are sensitive to the haze. Good to get one with a ventilation valve.

Portable Power Bank and USB charging cables
Cell reception in the park can be poor as there is a high concentration of smartphones, rapidly decreasing the battery life of your phone. Bring a portable charger along to stay connected and keep yourself entertained all night!

Glowsticks, Glow Wristbands
A soft glow to calm your nerves while in Haunted Houses and scare zones. A lot less distracting than flashing accessories.

Things NOT to bring

Apart from the typical list of items not allowed in Universal Studios Singapore, please refrain from bringing the following:

Masks and/or Costumes. Guests are not allowed to wear masks or costumes in the park.

Flashlights, laser pointers. Please refrain from bringing these items into the park. Guests are not allowed to use them inside Haunted Houses.

Items resembling weapons. What are you thinking??

3. Be prepared. Know the territory.

Where can I find everything? Where is the entrance to this and that?

Here’s a map of the park with the locations of 3 scare zones (in orange) and entrances to the four haunted houses (in red).

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Park Map

Click to expand full list of attractions at each zone of the park

A breakdown of attractions in each zone of the park:

– The Blood Moon (Photo Opportunity Stage)

New York
– Siloso Gateway Block 50 (Haunted House)
– Tunnel People (Haunted House)
– The Invaders (Scare Zone)
– ConTERMINATED (Scare Zone, entrance via Lights, Camera, Action)

Sci-Fi City
– Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN (Park Attraction)
– Battlestar Galactica: CYLON (Park Attraction)
– Transformers: The Ride (Park Attraction)
– Accelerator (Park Attraction)

Ancient Egypt
– Revenge of the Mummy (Park Attraction)
– B.C. Beast Club

The Lost World – Jurassic Park and Waterworld
– Hell House (Haunted House)
– Hungry Ghosts (Scare Zone)
– Canopy Flyer (Park Attraction)
– TRUE Singapore Ghost Stories: THE MRT (Haunted House)

Far Far Away
– Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey (Park Attraction)
– Enchanted Airways (Park Attraction)
– Scared Shrekless (Movie Screening)

– No attraction available in this zone during HHN event nights.

Park Events and Show Times

Note: Based on observations and information displayed during opening weekend. Timings may vary; check with park crew for latest information.

Park Admission

Approximate time park turnstiles are open and guests are allowed to enter Hollywood Boulevard.

Commences at around 7:00PM, exact time varies depending on park crowds at the gate.

Park Opening Scaremony show

Every night of Halloween Horror Nights opens with a spectacle, known to fans as the Opening Scaremony show. Get the complete experience here now! Or catch the finale of the show here:

Opening show commences around 7:30~7:35PM.

This year, the show takes place at different parts of Hollywood.

If you are right in front: See more of the pyrotechnics, Blood Moon effects and the mob of scare actors.
If you are in the middle: Better view of the stunts and story segment.
If you are at the back: Look behind you. Something will happen at the Hollywood sign.

The Invaders – Street Show (New York Zone)

Show Times: 8:10PM 9:35PM 11:00PM*

* Note: Show times subject to change each night. We will update when we have more information.
Always check the boards in the park for most updated times.

Shows at Beast Club (Ancient Egypt Zone)

Halloween Horror Nights 5 - SNEAK PREVIEW - B.C. BEAST CLUB Show with the Queen Beast

Friday (Off-Peak) Show Times: 9:15PM 10:30PM 11:45PM*

* Note: Show times subject to change each night. We will update when we have more information.
Always check the boards in the park for most updated times.

In event of poor weather…

What if there is haze during HHN5?

You may wish to bring an N95 mask.

For the safety of park guests and performers, some scare zones and haunted houses may be adjusted if the air quality at the park is poor. Indoor attractions will continue to operate as usual.

What if it rains during HHN5?

During inclement weather, this is what happens:
– Some scare zones may be temporarily closed, and scare actors may not roam at some areas.
– Some streets may be closed to divert traffic.
– Outdoor rides, such as Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs CYLON, Canopy Flyer, Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey and Enchanted Airways may not run during heavy rain. The rides will stop operations temporarily if lightning is detected.
– Guests may continue to queue for Siloso Gateway Block 50, Tunnel People, Hell House and TRUE Singapore Ghost Stories: THE MRT, but be aware that the queues are not completely sheltered for all four Haunted Houses.

4. How long do I have to wait for the haunted house? No HHN5 Express Pass how?

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Tips and Tricks - Hell House / 120 minutes wait for haunted house

Hell House – 120 minutes wait.

Which is the most popular haunted house? Which one has the longest queue?

Click to expand and see wait time displayed and actual wait times

Off-Peak Nights – Estimated Wait Time displayed

Here is a chart showing typical, lowest and highest estimated wait time, in minutes. According to data from opening night (Friday, 2nd Oct) displayed at the park. Actual wait time throughout October season may vary.

Haunted House Low Typical High
Siloso Gateway Block 50 30 60 120 and above
Tunnel People 10 50 60 and above
Hell House 20 110 120 and above
The MRT 20 60 120 and above

Peak Nights (Fridays and Saturdays) – Estimated Wait Time displayed

Here is a chart showing typical, lowest and highest estimated wait time, in minutes. According to data from first peak night (10/10/2015) displayed at the park. Actual wait time throughout October season may vary.

Haunted House Low Typical High
Siloso Gateway Block 50 30 60 – 100 140 and above
Tunnel People 30 90 – 110 145 and above
Hell House 30 110 – 130 180 and above
The MRT 30 120 – 150 180 and above

Note: Conditions vary from night to night, wait times always flucuate.
Low: Lowest wait times, happening about 10 minutes after opening.
Typical: Stabilised wait times between 8:30PM ~ 11:00PM.
High: Longest wait times observed.

Actual Wait Time experience on 2 Oct

During the opening night (2 Oct), we found that the wait time estimation from the park to be very conservative. We spent a lot less time in the queue. This may or may not happen on other nights, especially peak nights.
It was an off-peak night, we cleared all the houses at 9:45PM without express pass.

Haunted House Wait Time displayed at Entrance Actual wait in queue Time we entered the house
The MRT 10 ~10 7:40PM
Hell House 50 ~30 8:25PM
Tunnel People 50 ~35 9:15PM
Siloso Gateway Block 50 60 ~25 9:40PM

Actual Wait Time experience on 3 Oct

We were filming during second night (3 Oct), so we gave some houses a miss to spend time in the scare zones. It was far more crowded compared to the first night.

Haunted House Wait Time displayed at Entrance Actual wait in queue Time we entered the house
Tunnel People 45 ~15 8:00PM
Siloso Gateway Block 50 110 ~60 9:48PM

FAQ: HHN5 Express Pass

Click to read the FAQ on HHN5 Express Pass

What is HHN5 Express Pass?

Express Passes allow guests to use the Universal Express queue lane at attractions. Do note that “Express” does not mean “instant”. Express passes are sold in most shops in the park, and some pushcarts will also have them available. The price for express passes are dynamic and are expected to increase during event nights!

How long is wait for the HHN Express Lane?

There will still be a short wait, but it is usually much lower than the normal line: e.g: A 5-10 minute wait, instead of 45-75+ minutes in the normal line. If the wait time for the normal line exceeds 150 minutes, expect a 30-50 minute wait in the express lane.

Why is the price not $50 anymore? How can like that?

HHN5 Express Pass is dynamically priced based on demand. Buy early, pay less. Buy at the park, definitely more. It can even be sold out too!

Where can I use my HHN5 Express Pass?

It’s valid for single use at each of the following 12 attraction per pass:
TRUE Singapore Ghost Stories: The MRT, Hell House, Tunnel People, Siloso Gateway Block 50, Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN, Battlestar Galactica: CYLON, Transformers: The Ride, Accelerator, Revenge of the Mummy, Enchanted Airways, Scared Shrekless, Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey.

Not valid for use at Canopy Flyer, ConTERMINATED scare zone, or front row access at Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs CYLON.

Do you need Express Pass? It depends. If you stay at the park for its full event hours (7:30pm till closing), there should be adequate time to wait for all four haunted houses. But I’m sure you don’t want spend all that time waiting in line. The key is to enter at the right time – not when the queues are at the longest.

I can’t spend $50++ on this… but I really really want to go to all the haunted houses! How?

Every year, readers would ask me how to clear the park’s attractions without Express passes. Yes, $50-120 is a steep price for the convenience and red carpet treatment. However, HHN5 being the region’s most popular event, it may be the only way to experience all attractions, including rides.

The most important thing is to go for HHN5 on a non-peak night. That means Sundays and some Fridays. Avoid Saturdays. NOPE.

But if you are lucky and don’t mind skipping some rides, it could be easier than you think. You may not even need to follow this suggested strategy.

Huh – One use only? I’m a haunt addict.

We would not advise buying additional express passes as it is not economical. Instead, you may want to consider joining an RIP Tour, which offers HHN Unlimited Express as part of the tour perks. We’ll highlight this later in October.

“No Express Pass” strategy

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Tips and Tricks - The Mad Dash to TRUE Singapore Ghost Stories: THE MRT

“SO SLOW!! Run faster leh! MRT that way!” – Enchanted Airways crew

There is always a way without express passes. You need three things: Speed, Patience and Luck.

Like the years before, one possible strategy is to skip the park’s usual attractions (the rides) and hit all haunted houses as early as possible. The other tactic is to experience the haunted houses before the park is about to close.


Several thousand readers view this HHN5 guide every day. Not everyone will use all tips and tricks, but if many people follow this guide, it may cause longer wait times for some haunted houses. Therefore, please have alternative plans if that happens! Sometimes, it makes perfect sense to go against the glow.

Running around the park is dangerous. Please be considerate of the safety of others. Be aware of your surroundings and do not push your way through people. Also, DO NOT run into scare actors, park guests, props and other objects. Also, please run only if you are fit to do so… You don’t want to injure yourself or faint before reaching the haunted houses!

PLAN A: Early and Speedy

1. Be at park gates before 6:30pm. Wait for gates to be open and line up in front of the turnstiles. Line up neatly, at the RIGHT lanes that display HHN ENTRY in green.
2. Once the ticket scanning frenzy starts (around 7PM), get your tickets validated at the turnstile and move into the park quickly.
3. Keep towards the left side of Hollywood. You don’t have to be right in front, but do keep to the left.
4. You will have to wait for the HHN5 Opening Scaremony at Hollywood to start at around 7:30PM. This is a show that will take about 7 minutes. The left side of the park (towards Madagascar) be open after this show, while the right side (towards New York) will not be open immediately.
5. Move quickly to each haunted house. Do not push or shove other guests and staff.

The suggested order of visiting haunted houses:

The MRT → Hell House → Tunnel People → Siloso Gateway Block 50

Access to Hell House now outside Hungry Ghosts scare zone.

Note: Only the path towards Madagascar will be available right after HHN5 opens. The path towards New York will be closed until the first half of the crowd in Hollywood is cleared. So do not run towards the right unless the park crew member is no longer holding the rope there.

So your run faster leh path would be

Hollywood → Madagacar → Far Far Away → Waterworld → The MRT

Turn Left when approach Jurassic Park. Everyone will be running there. Just follow the mob.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Tips and Tricks - Waiting for Hell House

No matter how long the wait is, the queue will continue to move.

If the odds are with you, and you can run fast… all 4 houses can be cleared before 10:00PM. Even if you don’t run fast, you should be able to clear at least two houses by 9:30PM if you are at the park for its opening. That leaves 3 hours for everything else.

PLAN B: Closing Time

If you have plans to stay at the park until it closes, the wait times would be at its shortest, as park guests start to leave at around the last hour.

1. At around 1.5 hours before park closing, check the wait times and prioritise to go to either houses at the far end of the park first: The MRT or Hell House. It is likely that you have to choose one, and that the MRT may have the longest waiting time.
2. After that, work your way back to Tunnel People (walk through Ancient Egypt and Sci-Fi City)
3. Head to Siloso Gateway Block 50 is the queue is still open.

Note: If the queue for haunted houses are still very long at 12:30AM, the park may choose to close the lines early so that everyone can leave the park on time.

5. Tricks and Treats

Hungry Ghosts…without the crowds

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Tips and Tricks - Skip the MRT for an intimate walk inside Hungry Ghosts scare zone and Hell House

If you are at the park early and ran with the mob, don’t turn left to The MRT. Keep going until you reach Hungry Ghosts for a very uncomfortable scare experience.

Hollywood → Madagacar → Far Far Away → Hungry Ghosts

When you see the Hungry Ghosts sign, continue going forward.

EDIT: Depending on the situation, the path to Hungry Ghosts may be blocked by park crew as they divert traffic to The MRT haunted house. If so, follow their direction to the MRT instead.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Tips and Tricks - Skip the MRT for an intimate walk inside Hungry Ghosts scare zone and Hell House

You’ll be among the first to reach Hungry Ghosts. Good luck crossing back into the world of the Living!

Hell House… on your own

You can also do the same thing as above but head to Hell House directly. It’s thrilling to be the first group in any haunted houses!

Spirit Money

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Tips and Tricks - 'Gold Paper' joss paper for guests souvenir

Grab some spirit money from the pail before entering Hell House. Since there are vengeful spirits all over the place (even OUTSIDE Hell House), it’s good to have… bribes. Otherwise you might want to save it for the Guardian of the Reincarnation Wheel in Hell. Good luck!

You can keep this free collectible.

Tunnel People: Left or Right

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Tips and Tricks - TUNNEL PEOPLE has two unique paths

Did you know? The Fortress of the Tunnel People is like a maze, and your journey might take a different turn inside. It depends on which path you are assigned to at the start and how you decide to walk inside. We’ve already been to both paths, and we feel that the right side is quite special as it starts off with a Cult member showing us the way in. The left side though, is much more scarier.

Also, if you are brave, be the person leading the group. It’s far more exciting.

Siloso Gateway Block 50: The Lift

There’s a lift at Block 50! Step inside for a surprise.

Photo with HHN5 icons at The Blood Moon

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Tips and Tricks - Photo Op at the Blood Moon

Iconic characters from this year’s haunted houses will meet guests throughout the night for an exclusive photo op. These are leaders representing their houses, and you can find out more at our BLOOD MOON and ICONS special feature now.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Tips and Tricks - The Blood Moon stage

Only one character is available at any time, and they rotate throughout the night. Check with the park staff stationed there for the schedule.

You can buy a printed photo at $10 each. Or ask the park staff to help you take photos using your own camera or smartphone.

Blood Red Battlestar Galactica

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Tips and Tricks - Blood Red BSG Battlestar Galactica

With the return of Battlestar Galactica, now you can go on the world’s tallest dueling roller coasters with creepy Halloween lights!

Frequent Fear Pass.. can wait.

Frequent Fear Pass holders! The ticket that you are holding onto is not the actual Pass. You need to go to the USS Annual Pass Lobby to create the plastic membership card.

We advise not to do that the first thing when you enter the park, especially if you’re arriving early. Instead go to the Annual Pass Lobby between 9:30PM to 11:30PM.

Other Photo Opportunities

Funny photos at Beast Club

There are two unique photo op spots at Beast Club, located along the Ancient Egypt street. Also, while waiting for Hell House, you can get your picture taken against any haunted house backdrop, through the magic of green screen. All photo prints are at $10 each.

The Blood Mug

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Tips and Tricks - Blood mug

The Blood Mug – it’s back! Shock your colleagues and mom! The blood mug with drink starts at S$18 with Coke, Coke Light, Dasani Sports or Iced Green Tea. It’s $25 with draft beer.

The mug can be refilled inside restaurants at $2 – $10, depending on your choice of beverage.

Limited Edition HHN5 merchandise

You can buy these at the Universal Studios Store (Hollywood) and some pushcarts at HHN5!

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Tips and Tricks - HHN5 souvenirs, lanyards for S$9

There’s HHN5 lanyards (S$9 each)!

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Tips and Tricks - HHN5 souvenirs, T-shirts for $29.90

Show your love for the Tunnel People with this year’s HHN5 T-shirt (S$29.90 each). The same graphic can be found on HHN5 pens, going for S$4.90 each.

Why Cult Leader, though? I thought the Paper Effigy would’ve been more unique.

Play games while waiting

Nothing to do while waiting? You can download the official HHN5 game app and play while queuing for haunted houses. Get it from Google Play Store and App Store for iOS now!

Scared Shrekless

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Tips and Tricks - Scared Shrekless Show Times

I really don’t recommend watching this 2D movie unless it’s raining heavily or you need a comfortable place to take a nap. Shows start every hour.

RWS Invites members can relax in peace.

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Tips and Tricks - K.T's Grill, open exclusively for RWS Invites members

RWS Invites Lounge is located inside K.T’s Grill (Hollywood). The inside seating area is reserved for RWS Invites and RWS Invites Attractions members. But everyone can sit outside. Here’s the menu:

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Tips and Tricks - K.T's Grill menu, open exclusively for RWS Invites members

Where to park?

I’d suggest parking on Sentosa island because parking off-site, such as at Vivocity or Harbourfront, would mean taking a transport out of the island, or walking out. Although there’s RWS8 shuttle bus that links RWS to Vivocity and Harbourfront, frankly it’s something you may want to avoid after a tiring night at HHN5.

Imbiah Carpark, Sentosa

Consider parking at the Imbiah Carpark at Sentosa, because you only have to pay a flat-rate to enter Sentosa, and the parking’s really cheap. It’s a ten minute walk from USS Park Gates to the car park.

Flat Gantry Charge for Cars
After 5PM (weekdays): FREE
After 5PM (weekends and public holidays): $3

Car Park Rates for Imbiah Car Park
After 5PM (weekdays): $1 per entry
After 5PM (weekends and public holidays): $2 per entry

Underground Carpark, Resorts World Sentosa

Alternatively, park at the nearest car park, right below USS!

Car Park Rates
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday:
7am to 7pm: $8 for 1st hour, $2 subsequent half hour or part thereof
After 7pm: $8 per entry
Maximum: $28 per 24 hours

Monday – Thursday (excludes Public Holidays):
7am to 7pm: $7 for 1st hour, $1 subsequent half hour or part thereof
After 7pm: $6 per entry
Maximum: $28 per 24 hours

6. Making your final escape home


If you’re thinking of leaving by a cab, you may want to leave before 11:00PM to avoid a long line at the RWS taxi stand at the basement carpark. Note that a $3 Surcharge applies for taxis leaving the resort, among other surcharges.

Sentosa Express (Monorail)

Planning to take the monorail out of Sentosa (to Vivocity?) The last train leaves from Beach Station at 12:00AM. Better get to the Waterfront station (closest to RWS) before 11:30PM.

RWS Shuttle Bus

If you’re heading to Harbourfront or Vivocity for more transport options, you can take the RWS8 shuttle bus from the bus stop at RWS basement carpark. During HHN5 event nights, this bus service will be extended by three hours after HHN5 event hours.

RWS8 is available till..
3.30AM on 2, 3, 9, 11, 18, 25 & 29 Oct
4.30AM on 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31 Oct

Night Rider Bus Service

Two Night Rider services are available from Resorts World Sentosa. NR1 and NR6 are available on Fridays, Saturdays & eve of Public Holidays. These buses depart from the RWS Coach Bay from 11:30PM to 2:30AM. A flat fee of $4.50 applies.

Survived the night?

So did you beat the mad rush? Share with us YOUR tips or any notable experience at the park! We’d love to know your speed records for clearing Haunted Houses! 😉

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23 Responses to Halloween Horror Nights 5 – Survival Guide

  1. Chanmarichan October 6, 2015 at 12:24 am #

    Thank you very much for the tips. By the way, when we get into a Haunted house, Do we need to go one by one for each person or in a group?

    • Dejiki October 6, 2015 at 10:09 pm #

      Unless you are in the queue extraordinary early (or very late), you will always be entering the house with other park guests.

  2. Aimee October 10, 2015 at 2:41 pm #


    The link for tickets is it for 1 whole day plus HHN5 tickets?
    My friend bought n only received tickets for HHN5

    On website put whole day

  3. W October 10, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

    Just been to the HHN last night and it was quite a frenzy. Followed your technique of going to The Hell House first. It was already crowded despite reaching there around 7:45.

    Waiting time was 45 minutes then 30 minutes

    SG Blk 50 was 40 minutes with a moving queue

    conTerminated was only 30 minutes (but many people jump queues a lot)

    The Tunnel was around 15 minutes at 10:30pm.

    The mrt was so long, much longer than expected in your post above. It was the last scare house i went around 11, waiting time was already 110 minutes. By the time I got out, I was already close to 12am.

    Managed to squeeze in time for the mummy ride.. Other than that the waiting times were either too long or they shut the queue (even for accelerator which had 5 minutes waiting time)

  4. Roz October 11, 2015 at 1:03 am #

    The lift? What lift? At the void deck?

    • Dejiki October 11, 2015 at 2:56 am #

      After the mamashop scene, you will get to a lift lobby before the corridor with doors to apartments. You may (or may not) be diverted inside.

      • Roz October 11, 2015 at 8:21 am #

        Oh so it’s not we anyhow own self go? I was going to suggest to my husband that we ask the ‘hantu’ to show us the lift haha…

        Anyways, here’s a tip for HHNers: bring your own water bottle! Drinks are super ex and there are many drinking fountains all around the park. When we were there last, there was a long line of people waiting to refill their bottles at the water cooler near canopy flyer/waterworld (MRT) but if you walk just a bit further up, there was barely anyone at the water cooler just outside the Jurassic Park foodcourt toilets (it is past the bridge going to Far Far Away)).

        • Dejiki October 11, 2015 at 10:08 am #

          There will be an emergency services policeman who would ‘assist’ you inside, so you could ask! But if a group in front of you gets chosen instead, you have to continue walking unfortunately.

          Thanks for sharing the tip!

  5. W October 11, 2015 at 1:26 am #

    Hi i went to HHN on friday and it was quite fun. The timings were quite different and queues were crazy.

    I followed the method of running to the hell house first.. however when i reached there, there was already a queue of about 45 minutes at around 7:50pm. It became 30 minutes when i was queuing halfway

    After the hell house, I went to the SG Blk 50, it was quite fun to see them use the space fully when you are inside. The queue times were around 100 minutes but it was actually moving quite quickly and it didnt felt like an hour wait.

    The conTerminated has a queue time of 30 minutes, the queue was moving really quickly despite the long queues, many people take the opportunity to jump queues here and there too.

    The tunnel was really infrequent, i saw it had about 100 minutes queue once, but i went it before the park close and it had 05 minutes queue time.

    The MRT queue was horribly long as it is a very big scale queue. it was about 115 minutes at 10pm+. managed to queue and enter the scare zone at around 11+ close to 12am..

    Rides werent quite crowded from start except for BSG. Sat the mummy ride with around 45-30 minutes queue time.

    Many rides closed the queues early due to the long wait. BSG Cylon closed earlier than Human because it had 120 minutes wait.

    Most rides closed around 12:30 – 12:45

    • Dejiki October 11, 2015 at 2:52 am #

      Glad to hear that you managed to visit all the houses. The suggested route has the MRT as the first stop, because its long wait time tends to stabilise at more than 2 hours in the later half.

  6. W October 11, 2015 at 1:28 am #

    sorry for the double post, i wrote a second post with a more detailed timing and correction with my friends help. do delete the first post and this post. sorry for the confusion

  7. Lim Boh Jun October 11, 2015 at 2:07 am #

    I used this guide on an off-peak day and f–king hell I didn’t even manage to finish all the haunted houses and it’s 2:06am now and I’m stuck outside the f–king 7-11 near USS

    • Dejiki October 11, 2015 at 2:57 am #

      Sorry to hear that you didn’t manage to complete all the houses. 10/10 is a sold-out super-peak night actually, so it’s definitely a challenge to clear attractions without express passes.

  8. zeyka October 15, 2015 at 6:41 pm #

    hi is it possible if i could wear clothing which has some glow-in-the-dark wordings? i thought it’d be cool 🙂

    • Dejiki October 15, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

      Sure you can! It might even light up under UV lighting in some of the haunted houses!

  9. j October 17, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

    went yesterday on a peak day and managed to complete everything minus the hell house (partly due to the fact that we were worn out from the 2 hour line for MRT)

    We got in the park a tad late at 7:30ish but tackled for the rides first before people did (BSG > Mummy > Puss in Boots) then went queued for MRT.

    Managed to get on Transformers before we went for conTerminated which was only 5 mins and then the HDB and maze..

    Not sure if it was only yesterday but rides like BSG only closed off lines at 1:30AM and the cylon queue was at 120mins at 1:30AM but they continued operating past that.

  10. Brandom October 18, 2015 at 5:25 am #

    I entered the park around 9:3Xpm on 18/10. Luckily, I managed to visit all the haunted houses except ConTERMINATED without express passes. My plan is The MRT – Hell House – Block 50 – Tunnel People. The MRT waiting time is about 2 and a half hours, 40+ mins for Hell House, 20+ mins for Block 50 and 15 mins before closing for Tunnel People. The MRT with the longest waiting time but not that exciting. I didn’t get into the lift in Block 50 as there was few people waiting already. I got assigned to the left path of Tunnel People and it’s superrrrrrrr dark inside even I can’t see those performers who scared us. Each queues closed on time 1:30am.

  11. J October 18, 2015 at 7:43 am #

    I am disappointed in the management of HHN5.

    I have been a regular patron of the event since HHN2, and after last night, I don’t feel keen to continue going.

    From my understanding, and the reassurances on your blog and others, scare actors are not allowed to touch patrons physically, and I have generally not have any issues until last night. I don’t scare easily, so I greet them as they jump out at me, and move on my way.

    Last night, one of the scare actors deliberately body checked me even after I acknowledged his presence in an attempt to scare me, forcing me to push him away in self-defence.

    As if that wasn’t enough, another scare actor in another maze also grabbed onto my friend’s arm as he was walking through.

    While these are clear violations of what scare actors are allowed to do, we were willing to ignore this as being in high spirits and just carried on.

    Sadly, the security decided to detain me for almost half an hour at the park’s closing time after stopping me as I exited another maze, demanding that I leave my particulars, and refusing to allow me to speak to the management to explain the situation before finally letting me go after they reviewed the CCTV footage carefully and realised that their scare actor had harassed me in the first place. I understand they are allowed to eject me from the park if they felt I had done something wrong to the scare actor, but holding me against my will seems a bit out of their jurisdiction.

    It was supposed to be a fun night that my friends and I enjoy on an annual basis. We enjoy running for the mazes and admiring the quality of the work out into the costumes and the scare zones and mazes.

    After last night though, I don’t think i want to go for HHN again. Especially not if the scare actors aren’t trained properly and are allowed to harass us, and security is going to unlawfully detain us.

    They’ve made a liar of you, and a non-believer of me, and it’s regretful, but I cannot bring myself to support this event any further.

    • Dejiki October 18, 2015 at 9:21 am #

      Sorry to hear about your negative experience at the park. In which houses did these incidents happen?

      • J October 18, 2015 at 9:43 am #

        MRT and Hell House.
        It’s even more disappointing cuz things were done so well this year. The sets were nicely done, the costumes were excellent, especially the unique paper effigy ones!
        Then everything was spoilt with all this unpleasantness.
        Such a waste.

  12. Micha October 24, 2015 at 2:44 am #

    Clear all 4 haunted houses at 21.30 sharp, without any express pass! I can’t believe it! Thank you for your tips! I came to Sentosa around 18.10, looking for gates with ‘HHN Entry’ sign and start to queue. Barcode scan was started around 19.00 and then I run to front left. There was a small group of teenagers in front of me. When the opening ceremony has finished, I started to run again to the MRT haunted house. Some people have reached the house before me but I still don’t have to wait. After MRT, I went fo Hell House. I finished both at 20.00, LOL, awesome. Not too lucky with the Tunnel People. Waiting time was 35 mins but still ok, the queue was keep moving. Blk 50 was my longest queue this night, i entered the house after 50 mins.
    After finished all the houses, i went to conterminated (30 mins waiting time), the invaders, and hungry ghosts. Watch Beast Club show (not really interesting for me), and then queue for transformers (40 mins). So glad that i still could get the last MRT (needs another running session of course) to go back to my hotel.

    • Dejiki October 24, 2015 at 12:55 pm #

      Glad to hear you manage to clear all the houses at 9:30pm. Great job!

  13. monfrost October 24, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    we were (not so) late and reached at 730. we completed all 4 haunted house and th conterminated by 1120. not as bad as we thot it’d be! @ 720 it was alrd filled w sooo many people at the hollywood. and as we knew.. we just went to th far left and continued walking to th front. when it opened.. we ran to hell house first and it was only 20mins(or actly lesser more of 10mins), followed by mrt; the longest queue line but it was only 70mins(better than 90 or 120mins), then tunnel at 90mins but it was actly quite fast, and lastly blk 50 which i like most at 30 mins. Your tip kinda helped eventho we didnt rly follow th sequence. certainly looking forward to hhn6 already!

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