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Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2024
January 22, 2024

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2024 HAUNTING SEASON. We spend a lot of time here at Get Away Today exploring Southern California vacation destinations, especially during Halloween season. If you’re looking for seriously scary thrills and immersive frights, Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights are one of the best picks in all of SoCal.

This annual event knows how to scare up some fun to celebrate the Halloween season. Geared toward ages 13+, it’s the perfect mix of fun and fright for TV and movie buffs.

This Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights guide breaks down everything so you can better plan for 2024 including dates, discount tickets, the scariest line up of attractions, costume policies and more.
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Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Dates

At Universal Studios Hollywood, Halloween Horror Nights will be held on select nights in the fall from about 7:00 pm to 1:00 am. Only Halloween Horror Nights ticket holders will be admitted for entry.

In 2024 we expect the return of a Halloween Horror Nights After 2:00 pm Day/Night ticket. You can get daytime General Admission to the Park after 2:00 pm and a night of terror the same day. Get early event access to select haunted houses starting at 5:30 pm. Plus, enjoy same-day access to SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.

Here is the timeline of Halloween Horror Nights announcements and dates to help you plan:
  • May - Halloween Horror Nights event dates announced, along with the first haunted house.
  • June - Haunted houses typically announced on a weekly schedule for Halloween Horror Nights.
  • August - Scarezones and more events for the night were announced.
  • September - Select nights host Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.
  • October - Select night host Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.
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Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Tickets

Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event at Universal Studios. On select dates September - October 2024, 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 right here from Get Away Today.

Your Halloween Horror Nights ticket includes:
  • Haunted Houses access (formerly known as “mazes”)
  • Scare Zone access
  • Live show options
  • Rides and other attractions

Details on Halloween Horror Nights ticket types are listed here:
  • General admission valid for one (1) date-specific Halloween Horror Nights event night
  • Full Day/Night Combo valid for (1) date-specific daytime admission and same-day evening admission to Halloween Horror Nights.
  • After 2:00 pm Day/Night ticket valid for date-specific General Admission and Halloween Horror Nights on the same evening.
  • 2-Night General Admission valid for date-specific Thursdays and Sundays on two (2) separate visit dates to Halloween Horror Nights.

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.

Here’s what you can expect during Halloween Horror Nights, along with some sample frights from past years.

Halloween Horror Nights Haunted Houses

Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights from last year:
  • Stranger Things 4
  • The Last of Us
  • The Exorcist: Believer
  • Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count
  • Universal Monsters: Unmasked
  • Evil Dead Rise
  • Monstruos: The Monsters of Latin America
  • Holidayz In Hell
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.

Each haunted house takes about five minutes to walk through, and you’ll typically be given access in small groups.
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Halloween Horror Nights Scare Zones

Throughout Universal Studios Hollywood you’ll encounter various Scare Zones. These are between attractions, so keep your eyes peeled! These pop-up creatures prowl the streets to elicit reactions from even the most stoic of guests. Watch out because they’ll appear where you least expect!

Halloween Horror Nights Rides

A number of existing rides will remain open for Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood. Expect to be able to ride:
  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
  • Jurassic World – The Ride,
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • Jurassic World - The Ride
  • Transformers: The Ride - 3D
Another favorite we expect to return is Terror Tram. This attraction turns the familiar Studio Tram Tour into a twisted, nightmare experience.In 2023 you’ll also delight in “Terror Tram…The Exterminatorz.” This time the bugs are taking over. Tour Guide Larry Larva and his bug-headed exterminators are out to get rid of human pests once and for all. You'll be dropping like flies.

More Tips for Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights

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.

It’s important to know that costumes are 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.

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.

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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Book Your Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Trip

We hope this article helped you plan for the best Halloween vacation at Universal Studios Hollywood. Remember, since tickets are date specific, we recommend purchasing your tickets as soon as you know you’ll be going.

Whether you're looking for tickets, hotels or a complete Southern California vacation package, our team would love to help. You can purchase all of our Universal Studios Hollywood tickets at a discount online, or call our travel experts at 855-GET-AWAY to add more SoCal theme parks to your summer vacation.

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