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Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights
August 21, 2019
Author: Livia Taylor

Are you looking to scare up some fun to celebrate the Halloween season? Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights just might be your answer! Geared toward ages 13+, it’s the perfect mix of fun and fright for TV and movie buffs.

Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Mask

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Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights

If you’ve never experienced the immersive Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights before, we’ll give you all the details you need to know about dates, attractions, costume policies and more. Keep reading to see what’s happening at Halloween Horror Nights 2019.

Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2019 - Dates and Times

At Universal Studios Hollywood, Halloween Horror Nights will be held on select evenings beginning September 13, and concluding November 3, 2019. Tickets can be purchased from Get Away Today for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday evenings. Halloween Horror Nights opens at 7:00pm and ends at 2:00am. There is a special Fan Preview Night September 12, 2019 from 7:00pm until 1:00am; however, Fan Preview tickets must be purchased directly from Universal Studios Hollywood.

Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights - Attractions

Did you know Universal Studios Hollywood created the monster movie genre? Perhaps that’s why they’re considered the very best at ghoulish, ghostly, ghastly Halloween events. Inside Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Hollywood, you’ll find hair-raising, spine-tingling thrills from the worlds of the living, the dead, the in-between and even the Upside Down.

Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Attractions include mazes, themed nights, live shows and more. Here’s what you can expect during Halloween Horror Nights 2019:

Mazes: Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights boasts more mazes than ever before! With ten mazes, including the existing Walking Dead attraction, you’ll have lots of opportunities to be surprised and delighted. These walk-through haunted house mazes pop up in any available space throughout Universal Studios Hollywood; look for them in the Backlot, Lower Lot and unused queue areas during Halloween Horror Nights. Here are the scheduled mazes we know about so far, and their themes:

  • Stranger Things: Stage 29 in the Lower Lot (behind Transformers: The Ride - 3D)
  • Holidayz in Hell: Parisian Courtyard in the Upper Lot (next to Mel’s Diner)
  • Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man: Universal Studios Backlot
  • Ghostbusters: Universal Studios Backlot
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space: Lower Lot (Revenge of the Mummy queue)
  • Creepshow
  • Us
  • The Walking Dead: Upper Lot (next to Starbucks)

Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Skeleton

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Each maze takes between three and five minutes to walk through, and you’ll typically be given access in small groups.

Throwback Thursdays: Here’s your chance to dress up and throw it back to the 80s. While costumes still have to be approved by Universal Studios, this is the event for which they’re encouraged at Halloween Horror Nights. Kick it old school with this new experience; first you can be chilled and thrilled by monsters, and then bust a move to monster jams from the 80s. A DJ will host a dance party with the baddest beats that will make you kick up your Keds and throw off your windbreaker.

Jabbawockeez: This is another newer feature of Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights. Jabbawockeez is a live show that features award-winning performers from the hip hop dance crew currently based in Las Vegas. They create all-new material to perform exclusively at Halloween Horror Nights, so you won’t want to miss this show! Enjoy gravity-defying dance moves, sick beats and laser lights at the Jabbawockeez show inside Castle Theater.

Scare Zones: Throughout Universal Studios Hollywood you’ll encounter various Scare Zones. These are between attractions, so keep your eyes peeled! These outdoor haunted houses feature creepy decor and effects to elicit reactions from even the most stoic of guests. 

  • Fallen Angelz: Main Street
  • ToXXXic Tunnel: Tunnel leading to the Backlot
  • Spirits and Demons of the East: New York Street
  • Christmas in Hell: French Street
  • All Hallow’s Evil: Backlot

Attractions/Rides: A number of existing rides will remain open for Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood. Expect to be able to ride Jurassic World - The Ride, Transformers: The Ride - 3D, The Simpsons Ride and Revenge of the Mummy - The Ride when you attend the nighttime event.

Terror Tram: In case you’re a fan of the Studio Tour’s transformation into the Terror Tram, this is an attraction that will not reappear in 2019. Instead, Universal Studios is using the space for additional mazes. 

Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Teddy Bear

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Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights - Ticket Types

Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event at Universal Studios. On select dates September - November 2019, Universal Studios Hollywood transforms into a Halloween-lover’s dream… or nightmare… come true! There are a number of different Halloween Horror Nights tickets which can be purchased from Get Away Today, which include access to the walk-through mazes, scare zones, live shows, rides and other attractions.

Any Time General Admission: Valid for one (1) guest general admission for one (1) 2019 Halloween Horror Nights event night. 

Any Full Day/Night Combo: Valid for (1) guest daytime admission and same-day evening admission to Halloween Horror Nights. Select mazes will open early. Check Halloween Horror Nights or Universal Studios Hollywood website prior to arrival.

2-Night General Admission: Select Thursdays and Sundays: Valid for two (2) visit dates to Halloween Horror Nights on ANY Thursday and Sunday only, except Sept. 12 and Oct. 31. 

Full Day/Night Combo: Excludes Saturday: Valid for (1) guest daytime admission and same-day evening admission to Halloween Horror Nights. Select mazes will open early. Check Halloween Horror Nights or Universal Studios Hollywood website prior to arrival. Ticket valid any Sunday-Friday event night between September 13, 2019 and November 3, 2019. Ticket not valid on Saturday event nights: Sept 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2.

In addition to the Halloween Horror Night Tickets you can book with Get Away Today, Universal Studios Hollywood offers Fan Preview Tickets, which can be purchased directly from their website.

Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Saw Clown

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  • Fan Preview General Admission tickets include the following:
  • Access to all the new Halloween Horror Nights mazes, scare zones and attractions
  • Exclusive themed photo-ops with "scare-actors"
  • DJ music performances
  • Commemorative Fan Preview Night credential
  • New specially themed food, drinks and merchandise available for purchase

Fan Preview Universal Express Admission tickets include the following (in addition to everything included with General Admission tickets)

  • Panel Presentation with John Murdy and Chris Williams – the Creators of Halloween Horror Nights
  • One-time express access to each maze and attraction, as well as priority seating for the Jabbawockeez live show

Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights - Tips for Your Trip

To stay organized and to find out where everything is located at Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights, download the official Universal Studios app. You can check showtimes, ride wait times and more right from your mobile device.

While guests are encouraged to dress up in their favorite 80s- and/or horror-inspired gear for Throwback Thursdays, costumes are otherwise not permitted at Halloween Horror Nights. This includes masks and face paint. 

Any guests who mistreat “scare-actors” will be sent home. So while you may have the instinct to protect yourself from the cast of your favorite scary attractions, keep in mind you will be asked to leave if you don’t play nice.

Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Blood

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Outside food and drink is not permitted at Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights, and re-entry will not be granted to guests who leave during the event. Parking is not included in Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights ticket purchase. The event will happen rain or shine, so be prepared to enjoy the experience regardless of the weather.

Booking Your Universal Stuidos Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Vacation

Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights sell out fast, so book now to avoid missing out. You can view all Halloween Horror Nights ticket options online, or call one of our travel agents at 855-GET-AWAY. Happy Haunting!



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