for 2016. The event was a direct sequel to Halloween Horror Nights 25, with Chance being this year's icon. It originally ran from September 16th to October 31st 2016, but due to Hurricane Matthew cancelling the event on October 6th and 7th the event was extended for a weekend, finally ending on November 5th. Halloween Horror Nights featured nine houses, five scarezones, and two live shows, with a separately ticketed house and a scare-actor dining experience.
The lore behind Halloween Horror Nights 26 was a continuation of the previous event. After Jack the Clown and Chance put on last year's The Carnage Returns, they both got caught. Jack got put away in his box, while Chance got put away in an asylum.While she was incarcerated, Chance entered her "theatre of the mind," which meant what whatever gothic nightmares occurred in her mind would soon become a horrific reality.
- American Horror Story : Relive scene after scene of sinister threats from Murder House, Freak Show, and Hotel in this extensive, terrifying house. (Soundstage 19)
- Halloween: Hell Comes To Haddonfield : Michael Myers is still alive and still out for blood in this all-new house. (Parade Warehouse)
- Tomb of the Ancients: Immortal beings of the ancient past have returned to rule mankind. Do you dare to disturb them? (Sprung Tent 1)
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Experience every scene, every kill, every bone-chilling rev of the chain saw from the original masterpiece. (Sprung Tent 2)
- Lunatics Playground 3D: You Won't Stand A Chance: Step into Chance’s realm where the lines between her twisted delusions and reality are continuously blurred. (MIB Tent)
- The Exorcist: Go inside the mind of a tormented girl, possessed by evil. It will leave you haunted. (Soundstage 22)
- Ghost Town: The Curse of Lightning Gulch: They came looking for gold. Instead they found death and destruction. Now their doomed souls seek others to join them. (Soundstage 24)
- Krampus: As a blizzard rages outside, St. Nicholas’ evil counterpart and his band of Dark Minions claim the souls of the faithless one by one. (Shrek Theater)
- The Walking Dead: Face relentless threats starting from the beginning of the series to the last season's most unforgettable moments. (Soundstage 24)
Separately-Ticketed Houses Edit
- The Repository: Enter a terrifying new realm of horror, combining Virtual Reality, real-world elements, live actors and more. (Soundstage 19)
- Survive or Die Apocalypse: Rival gangs fight for dominance after a global catastrophe has ruined Earth's atmosphere. Join them or meet your doom. (New York)
- Vamp 55: It's Hollywood's High Schools' 1955 Homecoming Parade and the greaser's have shown up with fangs as sharp as their switchblades. (Hollywood Boulevard)
- Lair of the Banshees: Evil spirits and horrific creatures roam free in this dark hollow deep in the forest. (Central Park)
- Dead Man's Wharf: The spirits of dead fisherman lost to the seas have returned to make the dock earn its morbid nickname. (San Francisco)
- A Chance In Hell: Chance may be locked away, but that hasn't stopped her. As the alarms ring, she's busy recruiting cellmates to join her biggest act yet. (Plaza of the Stars)
- Academy of Villains: House of Fear: Join this high energy performance troupe of inmates in an explosion of insanity that will thrust you into a realm of mayhem and maniacal terror featuring dance and specialty acts. The Show Must Go On!
- Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure (2016): No Halloween Horror Nights would be complete without these “excellent” dudes! The Wyld Stallyns return with an all-new Halloween adventure.
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|Halloween Horror Nights 26|
|Characters: Chance (Event Icon)|
|Mazes: American Horror Story • The Exorcist • Ghost Town: The Curse of Lightning Gulch • Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield • Krampus • Lunatic's Playground 3D: You Won't Stand a Chance • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre • Tomb of the Ancients • The Walking Dead (2016)|
|Upcharge House: The Repository|
|Scarezones: A Chance In Hell • Dead Man's Wharf • Lair of the Banshee • Survive or Die: Apocalypse • Vamp '55|
|Shows: Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure • Academy of Villains: House of Fear|