Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure 2017: The Farewell Tour

August 15, 2017
Universal's Halloween Horror Nights - Bill and Ted Farewell

Bill and Ted are ready to rock at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights before they move on to their future adventures. After 26 years of Excellent Halloween Adventures, these pop-culture icons are bringing their Farewell Tour to Halloween Horror Nights. Party on as the phone booth lands one more time at Universal Orlando.

Over the years, this show has morphed and shifted to fit with the changing tides of pop-culture. But at its heart, it has remained true to its nature. The Wyld Stallyns, from San Dimas—and their time-travelling phone booth—find themselves in the middle of pop-culture-parody chaos and must somehow save the world yet again.

But now the time has come for these most outstanding dudes to find adventure in other places and other times.

On a personal note, I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of writing for and directing Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure for the past 7 years. It goes without saying that this show means a lot to me. Working on Bill and Ted’s has become one of the most enjoyable parts of my year—and they have meant a lot to so many people.

Since 1992, hundreds of talented individuals have worked on its production and numerous performers have graced its stage. It also means a lot to the fans. Wyld Stallyn fans are loyal, supportive and the central reason the boys have had so many adventures.

The “Farewell Tour” gives us the perfect opportunity to give Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted “Theodore” Logan a proper sendoff. This year’s show is everything you’d expect from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure. It’s relevant. It’s ridiculous. It’s irreverent. It’s edgy. And at the end of the day… it’s just a good time.

Years from now, we’ll look back at all of the unrestrained joy this show provided for so many of us. And honestly, there may never be anything quite like it again.

So, join us this Halloween. We’ll laugh. We’ll dance. We may shed a tear or two. We’ll take with us some most triumphant memories.

And we’ll never forget Bill and Ted’s simple mantra which still rings true today—“Be excellent to each other.”

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  • Reply Eileen August 15, 2017 at 9:14 am

    That is utterly and completely depressing. Why? Why oh why would you do this?

  • Reply J M Bison August 15, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I hope a new show replaces it next year to draw in the crowds that would otherwise be in the lines for the mazes. The show has been groan-inducingly bad for the past 5-years, so aside from breaking tradition this isn’t a big loss.

    • Reply Kevin August 15, 2017 at 11:35 am

      People will down vote this guy, but he’s right. While the actors do a great job and are very talented, the material they have to work with is pretty poor. The show has gotten so stale and has to reach for more obscure references every year. Hell, even Rocky Horror ran its course – we all love RH, but shows like what the Academy of Villains put on last year are a massive upgrade from the RH and B&T rinse-and-repeat situation, and show what HHN could and should be, instead of just doing the same thing every year merely because it was done the year before.

  • Reply Matthew Inderwiesen August 15, 2017 at 10:00 am

    It has been one MOST EXCELLENT journey, this staple of HHN will be tremendously missed.

  • Reply Paul Carpender August 15, 2017 at 10:19 am

    In this day and age that mantra becomes even more important. “be excellent to each other.”

  • Reply Natasha August 15, 2017 at 11:55 am

    There better be “Farewell tour” T-shirts of epic proportions . We’re talking 80s hair band farewell tour proportions.

  • Reply Kristin August 15, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Will you be bringing back some of the old/ original cast members from years past?

  • Reply Matt August 15, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    This is a show I will miss very much. If they ever get around to doing Bill & Ted 3 maybe we can get a reunion tour 😉

  • Reply CaptJapan August 15, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    This is one big disappointment.
    This show always helped fill the variety of HHN, when everything else is just a haunted house/scare zone.
    Always looked forward to this each year, me and my friends laugh our arses off.

    It’s because AVATAR land finally opened, isn’t it? The joke is over!
    Now we’ll only have ONE early 90’s Halloween themed entertainment at the theme parks!

  • Reply Chris August 15, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks for advanced notice. I would have hated to find out the last week of the event.

  • Reply Jeffrey Sheiman August 15, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Please send them to election day 2016 to give a message to the world for everyone to “Be excellent to each other!” … Sad they are leaving us

  • Reply ChromeFlyer August 16, 2017 at 7:46 am

    …Party on dudes

  • Reply Rob August 16, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Sadly I agree. In my opinion the quality of the show has gone downhill. I can tell when there’s budget cuts when they’re using costumes from rubies. Probably the last decent show I can say I saw was when they were at Islands of Adventure when they are picking on the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man movie and the Green Goblin flew overhead. Pretty much the only thing I would look forward to are the costumes of the heroes and villains from the Summers movies. When they started concentrating on reality TV stars that’s when I dropped off. I’ve had friends work on the show before in the past and I’ve seen every one of them…. I am sad this is going because it is a tradition for Halloween Horror Nights…. no matter how bad the show is I still watch it LOL rest in peace Bill & Ted show.

  • Reply Tad August 16, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    This is awful! HHN will never be the same!

  • Reply Kip Coucamonga August 17, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Shame. Ill miss these righteous dudes

  • Reply Shawn October 1, 2017 at 4:36 am

    Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure has been the primary factor bringing me back to Universal, and to Halloween Horror Nights, for twenty six years, multiple times each HHN season. HHN is a special event for me, and Bill & Ted’s is an experience very much deeply personal to me. I look forward to that show every year, and every year the stands are nearly always full on the peak days. I cannot fathom why Universal would take something so treasured from us, but I’m not exaggerating the pain I felt finding out at the park tonight. This is a mistake. It’s not HHN without Bill & Ted. I can go anywhere for haunted houses, but I can only go there for that beloved experience. I never thought I’d stop attending, but this is my last year. It’s not going to be worth the investment without that show.

    • Reply Shawn October 1, 2017 at 4:43 am

      Even on it’s worst year, that show was awesome. I simply do not share the opinion of its detractors. The worst one I’ve seen was tonight. The story just wasn’t good, but the jokes all hit and were funny. I don’t think they knew how to end it. There were some nice call backs, though. t’s simply inexcusable to end this tradition. It feels like it’s a personal attack, a theft of my one yearly tradition I’ve manages to keep. So very, very unhappy over this.

  • Reply Chris October 24, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    I went this year and this show was good. It has been the reason I buy a ticket. I have gone the last 17 years because of this show. Now I may not go every year. I realize this isn’t the norm but it is part of the draw of HHN. Sure some years are better than others but if its not there I may not spend the money to go to HHN at all. This may not be important to Universal that one person is disappointed so much that they won’t go back year after year but I know I’m no alone in this disappointment. If this is the end of Bill and Ted I do hope it is replaced with another show in this style. I liked when they did Rocky Horror, the shows at least give a change of pace from waiting in line for a haunted house.


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