Haunted Theme Park Attraction
Universal Studios, Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
Univeral City, CA 91608
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HHN Website: click here
This is one of the most spectacular ways to enjoy Halloween in Los Angeles, one that every fright fan should check out. Click here for a comparison between Halloween Horror Nights and other Halloween theme park attractions.
2013 HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS DATES: September 20-22, 27-29; October 4-6, 11-13, 17-20, 24-27, 31; November 1-2. This is a separate event that takes place every evening, after the Universal Studios theme park closes for regular business.
2013 HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS TICKETS:
- General Admission: $44-74 in advance (depending on night of attendance) or $69-74 at the gate
- Front of the Line Pass - ranges from$119 to $139; no advance discount
- Day-Night Combo (enjoy the park by day, stay for the scares at night) – $119 to $139; no advance discount
- VIP Experience: $209 to $239 (unlimited front-of-the-line, exclusive VIP Horror Lounge, food and beverage; guided back lot tour)
- Advance tickets are available on the website at a reduced price (plus a a 99-cent processing fee); discounts vary by date of admission. Killer Deal Nights offers discounts of up to $25 in advance; supplies are limited.
- Group Sales for 6 or more. Call 818-622-1150
HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS FEATURES: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood features the most elaborate mazes, props, special effects, and makeup of any Halloween haunt in Los Angeles. Like Knott’s Scary Farm, Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights features a mix of mazes, shows, and scare zones specially crafted for the season.
2013 HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS MAZES: This year, Universal Studios Hollywood presents new mazes based on:
- EVIL DEAD: a new maze based on the recent remake of the classic gore-shocker
- THE WALKING DEAD: NO SAFE HAVEN – having made their HHN debut in 2012, the walkers are back for more flesh-eating mayhem.
- INSIDIOUS: INTO THE FUTHER – With the sequel in theatres, it was almost inevitable that HHN would tap into this spooky franchise.
- BLACK SABBATH 13 in 3D – Instead of Rob Zombie or Alice Cooper, this Halloween’s rock and roll horror show is inspired by the band that gave us “Iron Man,” “Paranoid,” and so many others.
- EL CUCUY: THE BOOGEYMAN - Apparently, Latin-themed horror is big. After Chupacabra and La Llarona, what can you do next? This is the answer, narrated by “Machete” himself, Danny Trejo.
- UNIVERSAL MONSTERS REMIX: RESURRECTION: Like last year, the theme for 2013’s House of Horrors (a year-round spooky walk-through that gets revamped for Halloween) combines classic horror characters (Dracula, Frankenstein, the Phantom of the Opera) with contemporary electronica music, this time provided by Figure
2013 HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS TERROR TRAM and BACKLOT EXPERIENCE: Once again, the Terror Tram tour of the back lot is being invaded by THE WALKING DEAD! Also, for the first time, HHN promises to turn the urban movie sets of the back lot into a series of mazes and scare zones, forcing you to make your way, on foot, through streets and alleys over-run by the Walking Dead.
2013 HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS SCARE ZONES:
- THE CURSE OF CHUCKY: No, please – not Chucky! Not Again!
- THE PURGE: SURVIVE THE NIGHT – based on the recent Blumhouse horror film, in which all illegal activity, including murder, is decriminalized for one night a year.
- CIRQUE DU KLOWNZ: No, please – not clowns! Not again!
- SCARECROWZ: Seems as if HHN is trying to replicate the feel of the Corn Stalkers maze at the Knotts Scary Farm Halloween Haunt.
- THE WALKING DEAD: DEAD ON ARRIVAL – No, please – not again! Don’t get us wrong: we love THE WALKING DEAD. But with the walkers already in their own maze and on the back lot tram tour, this scare zone seems a bit redundant.
2013 HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS SHOWS & RIDES: The regular rides and attractions remain open for business, some especially decked out for Halloween. Univeral promises to transform the standard attractions into “bloodbaths, as if scenes from hororr films…exploded to life.”
- BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE – Tired of standing in line? Take a load off your feet as you sit through this crude comedy adventure, which typically spooks local pop culture events.
- TRANSFORMERS 3D: a motion-simular with 3D imagery.
- REVENGE OF THE MUMMY: a sort of indoor roller-coaster thrill ride, based on the Universal horror-fantasy franchise.
- JURASSIC PARK IN THE DARK: The dinosaurs are back, but the lights are turned out! Who knows where that velociraptor may be lurking?
- THE SIMPSONS: This combination of film and motion-simulator is one of the highlights of the Universal Studios tour. Even if you are not a fan of the animated television show, make time to enjoy this one.
HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS HISTORY: After a disappointing debut in the 1980s, Universal Studios Halloween Horror presentation was resurrected to good effect in the 1990s, including numerous elaborate mazes, featuring brand names like Rob Zombie and Clive Barker. After the turn of the millennium, Universal’s Hollywood studios neglected to present a Halloween attraction for a number of years (although Universal Studios in Florida did have a 2005 haunt). 2006 saw Universal Studios Hollywood back in business for Halloween. 2011 saw Halloween Horror Nights expand its number of mazes from four to six, upping the scream quotient considerably.
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