Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood


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Universal Studios, Hollywood 100 Universal City Plaza Univeral City, CA 91608 Phone: 1-800-UNIVERSAL Universal Studios Website click here 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.

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2014 HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS DATES: This is a separate event that takes place every evening, after the Universal Studios theme park closes for regular business.

  • September 19-20, 26-27
  • October 3-5, 10-12, 16-19, 23-26, 30-31
  • November 1-2.


  • Doors open nightly at 7:00pm.
  • Park closes at 2:00am every night.
  • The Terror Tram stops running at 11:45pm.


  • General Admission: start at $52 in advance, $77 at the door
  • Front of the Line Pass – start at $119
  • Day-Night Combo ) – start at $92 (enjoy the park by day, stay for the scares at night)
  • 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

UPDATES: Check our our latest Halloween Horror Nights news and reviews. 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.

NNH Walking Dead crop 2014 HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS MAZES: This year, Universal Studios Hollywood presents new mazes based on:

  • THE WALKING DEAD: END OF THE LINE. The Walkers return for the third season at Universal Studios Hollywood
  • AVP: ALIEN VS PREDATOR. Yes, the AVP movies were garbage, but there is potential for an exciting maze.
  • FROM DUSK TILL DAWN. Latino-flavored horror has become de rigeuer at Halloween; here is an interesting variation not based on Day of the Dead or La Llorona.
  • DRACULA: UNTOLD. Universal pimps an upcoming film.
  • FACE OFF. Based on the SyFy series.
  • AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. The 1981 horror comedy written and directed by John Landis gets the Halloween Horror Nights treatment.
  • CLOWNS 3D. Just what we need – another clown maze! With music by Slash. (Apparently one rock-n-roll maze has become obligatory after a few years of mazes inspired by Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath.)


  • Once again, the Terror Tram tour of the back lot is being invaded by THE WALKING DEAD! This time the tour takes you from the West Georgia Correctinoal Facility to the wilderness in search of the promised sanctuary of Terminus.

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  • THE PURGE: ANARCHY – based on the second film in the series, set in an alternate reality in which all illegal activity, including murder, is decriminalized for one night a year.
  • MASK-A-RAD: The setting is pre-revolution; the setting is French Street. Among the masked revelers are members of a cannibal cult.
  • DARK CHRISTMAS: Karmpus, the Christmas Devil, messed up the Yuletide season on the London Street. (Um, Christmas? At Halloween?)
  • SKULLZ. Giant skeletal creatures – the Wendigo fo Native American legend – haunt the Studio Center.
  • THE WALKING DEAD: WELCOME TO TERMINUS. – For the season Halloween season in a row, the Walkers score the trifecta at Universal Studios Hollywood, with appearances in a maze, on the terror tram, and in a scare zone.

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.”

  • 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.


  • The official website advises that this event is not recommended for children under 13. No costumes or masks are allowed.


  • 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.


Halloween Horror Nights 2013 features a scare zone based on THE PURGE. Campground victims of the Walking Dead on the Terror Tram tour at Halloween Horror Nights 2012 The Walking Dead infest the back lot at Halloween Horror Nights 2012 The Walking Dead terrorize victims in the Dead Inside maze at Halloween Horror Nights 2012 A monster chows down in the Universal Monster Remix maze at Halloween Horror Nights 2012

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