Jack is Back for HHN30

Our Ringmaster has returned! Jack the Clown, the icon of icons for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights has returned for the event’s 30th anniversary. Fans spent numerous hours watching TV static and trying to solve a riddle leading up to the announcement of the fan favorite icon. The riddle first appeared a little after 3pm on the 16th on the resort’s YouTube page as the description to a live stream that showed only TV static. The code read as follows

“ฤคเนโ“ฆฤฎ๐”ฑ๐“ผฯ‚… cใ„–o๐“คลฃdeลœ ฯๅฐบแบธโ“ ๐“”v๏ผฅ รƒ๐”ป โ“ฃ๐•Š๐”ข ๐’ฝเน๏ผฎ๏ฝ…แ–‡โ“๐•ฦ—๐“ก ๐“—เน, แต—๏ฝ‰แถฐไธจ๐“ธ๐•Œล‡๐•‹๐“Šู‚ ฤนฯƒ๐“ค๐ซั๐“ปฮต๐ฆ๐“ผ แ—ฉ๐ง๐”ปโ€™เธฃ แ—ท๏ผฅ ฦ‘ โ“๐‘œโ“‡๐•€๐“–ๅ„ั‚โ’ฝ๐•–โ“ƒแตˆ ๐š ลด๏ฝ‰s รƒ๐” แ›• ๐•‹โ“—ะณ๏ฝ…๏ฝแต–ล˜๐•ฃ๐ˆแ‘Ž โ„™แ–‡ โˆ‚โ€™แ”•๐ž๏ผฎ๏ฝ…๐”ธl๐“›๏ฝ…ษฟษ’ฦŽแŽธ โ“ฆ๐”ž๐” ๏ผก๐“ต๐’†๐• ฮฌแ—ฐ ๐ฐฮ”๐“ฃ. ฯ‰เน€๏ผฌ ๐ฅลแต‰แตฮ” ฤปโ€™๐’๐“ฑั, โ’น, zร˜แถ โ“‡ ๐“ฤ†๐ค ลฃไน‡ัไธ…. ๐“ฑแป–ั โ’ฝโ“„โ“๐ˆ๐Žลดั”แ—ฉาœ ๐•ฅ๐”ฌ ไธ… ั•. ๐“ขฮต๐“ฅฮตๅ‡  ๐‘’๏ฝ–๐”ขรƒ๐“ปใ„–โ“คลœ ๏ผฎลŸ โ“žั•: โ’ฝ๏ผฏแถฐู‚ เธ ะผโ’บ ๐•ฅ. โ“‘ล˜โ“‰โ“„ ๐•แป– ๏ผก๏ผฌ๐“โ€™ แŽฅ๏ผฎ๐”ช๐•–๐’แ—ด๏ผฎโ“–แ•ผ๏ผฅ๐“ปแ—ดโ“‡๐”ฏ๐•’๏ฝŒ๏ผฌ๐”ผ ฯ‰๐”ฅแ—ด ๏ผกๅ‡ ๐”ค ๏ฝˆ๏ฝ๐“ฆ๏ฝไธ…. ๐“ฃ๐•„แต‰โ€™ไธ‚โ„๏ฝ…๐“ธ๏ผฒ แถฐ ๏ฝ—ล‡๐’† ๐•“๏ผฌไน‡๐“‡๏ผฉ๐“ฮญ ๐“‰๐“ข. ๏ฝ’๐”ข ๏ผฃ๏ฝ‹ โ“ฆ๐”žโ“‡ฮต g๏ผจ โ„ƒแ’ช๐”ฉ๐จโ“ฆรƒฤŒโ„๐‘’๐•ฃฮญล˜ ๐“แ—๏ฝฮตs c๐”žลฆ๐‡๐’†๏ฝŒแ— ๐“Œ๐”ข๏ฝ‰ล˜ ๐ก๏ฝ’๐‘’ ไน‡V๐’†๐”ชs: ๏ฝ…ไน‚ืง๐€ฮฎ๐ข๐•โ“” ลฆ๐“ผ๐“๏ผฉ๐“–๐•š๐“ฯŒ ใ„ฅ๐“ธโ“๐“˜ล‡แŽฅ๐”ซ๏ผคแ—ด๐“žฯ‰๐“ฒๅ‡ แ—ช, ๐Ž๐ฆไน‡๏ผฒ๐ž๐šโ“˜๏ฝŽแบธ t๐ž๐’†๐“‰๏ผจ. ฮฒแ—ฉโ“ขtโ“ข๐•–โ“ก๐•ค๐“ฃฤฆั”๏ผฎ๏ฝ”ฤงแ—ด๐ซ ๐•™ฮฌโ“๐“แป–๐ฌ๐žโ’ถ๐“ป๐•–ะฒโ“”ลž๐•ฅฤงฮต แ‘ŽแถคฤŒ๐“ตฤŽ ๐•”ั”ฦณ๐“ž๐“ทฮต โ“‰๐“˜สณ ฦค๐”ฏเน€ั‚ฤคt๐‡๐”ฏโ“‡๐„๏ผฎ ล‡๐”คแ—ดสธ๏ฝ…๐”ขฦ—๐“ƒฤฃ๐กฮน๐”ฏ๐€ล‡ั”ะผ๐“ช๏ฝ•๐“–ร˜๐•ฃ๐“ธ๐•Œ๐”คฦ—เธ ๐“๐•คโ“’๐ค ะŽ๐จ๏ผทั” ๐ซฮต”

Not the easiest to read or decipher by any means. Universal went on to do another all static stream at 9pm for over an hour. Fans were still very confused by what they just watched. Then another stream went live right around midnight which seemed to be a bit more mean spirited. The midnight stream was poking fun at our excitement, flashing youtube’s signature “Video Unavailable” screen during the stream. It also included some dense fog rolling in, that was a nice break from the static. Fans were clamoring for a midnight reveal, much like announcements of the past, ultimately, the midnight stream was a bust. Yet again at 9am on the 17th, Universal goes live with even more static. Finally, after many hours of static, they reveal none other than the greatest horror icon to be imagined, JACK IS BACK! But, that was after these limited run “I’m Back” shirts were sold online and in the park until they sold out. So the cat was definitely out of the bag.

While Jack is the main announcement for this hype train, Universal did also release their initial ticket price offerings, announced that Unmasking the Horror tours are returning, some Jack preview merch, and RIP tours can also be booked now, too. I’m personally waiting for multi-night tickets to drop since that is more my cup of tea.

Tickets are on sale now, Halloween Horror Nights 30: Never Go Alone runs select nights Sept 3 – Oct 31. For more information be sure to visit: https://orlando.halloweenhorrornights.com

Chad Burton

Hello, My name is Chad and I run HHNRumors. I'm a self described super fan of all things HHN. I've managed some high profile theme park blogs in the past, even been on the news for breaking stories. Yet, none of it compared to some fresh HHN Rumors.