2004 was the first time since 1999 that the event didn't have an icon, instead advertisements featured a bald victim in a straightjacket in the confines of Shady Brook from the PsychoScareapy maze. Universal pushed for the event to take place in a condensed form in both parks. Portions of the parks were closed with only some attractions operating. The parks became so crowded, that Universal opened designated closed sections on Saturdays and Sundays to alleviate crowd control, and began inserting actors throughout Islands of Adventure to fill the dead space.
Guests entered the event through the Point of Evil (Port of Entry). At Islands of Adventure, guests were able to visit Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure (Toon Lagoon Amphitheatre) and Disorientorium (Carnage Warehouse) where the lines between sanity and madness were blurred.
Two paths were open between the parks, each through a Scarezone: Field of Screams (Backstage behind Seuss Landing) a cornfield where scarecrows and other creatures come to life, and Fright Yard (Backstage path between Lost Continent and New York), an abandoned freight yard with scares behind every crate. These two scarezones formed a path past the soundstages which held the majority of the houses: Castle Vampyr (Soundstage 23) a gothic castle filled with vampires, Ghost Town (Soundstage 22) where the inhabitants of Lightning Gulch died but still haunt the town, Horror in Wax (Soundstage 20) an abandoned wax museum filled with creatures from Universal Studios' past, and Hellgate Prison (Soundstage 20) a prison whose inmates are rioting and the warden is ready to execute.
The final two houses, another scarezone, and The Festival of the Dead Parade were in Universal Studios. In Deadtropolis (Earthquake Queue), guests make their way through a zombie-infested city, while in Horror Nights Nightmares (Hercules/Xena Showcase) the HHN Icons terrorized guests. The final scarezone was Midway of the Bizarre (Boneyard) a creepy carnival of oddities.
- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
- The Cat In The Hat
- Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast
- Shrek 4-D
- Twister...Ride it Out
- Revenge of The Mummy: The Ride
- Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue
- Jaws (Peak only)
- Men in Black: Alien Attack (Peak only)
- Poseidon's Fury
- Dueling Dragons (Peak only)
- Jurassic Park River Adventure (Peak Only)
- Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls (Peak only)
- The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
- Doctor Doom's Fearfall
- Incredible Hulk Coaster
- Storm Force Accelatron
|Halloween Horror Nights XIV|
|Characters: The Asylum Patient (Event Icon) • Eddie Schmidt • Jack the Clown • The Caretaker • The Director|
|Mazes: Castle Vampyr • Deadtropolis • Disorientorium • Ghost Town • Horror Nights Nightmares • Hellgate Prison • Horror in Wax|
|Scarezones: Field of Screams • Fright Yard • Midway of the Bizarre • Point of Evil|
|Shows: Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure • The Festival of the Dead Parade|
|Halloween Horror Nights Orlando|
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