Halloween Horror Nights
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Halloween Horror Nights

This is a separately ticketed event.

Scares At Every Turn

Horrifying monsters, mutants, and maniacs come alive at Universal Studios Hollywood. You can explore terrifying haunted houses, make your way through scare zones where creatures lurk at every corner, experience thrilling rides and attractions, and more.

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Our Overview

Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights event is one of the top Halloween events. The event immerses you into the horror genre with detailed environments and terrifying moments. You can walk directly into some of your favorite horror films and come face-to-face with iconic characters. Halloween Horror Nights is a horror enthusiast’s paradise.

Hollywood Harry featured at Halloween Horror Nights
Hollywood Harry featured at Halloween Horror Nights
The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare haunted house featured in 2022
The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare haunted house featured in 2022
Killer Klowns from Outer Space haunted house featured in 2019 and 2022
Killer Klowns from Outer Space haunted house featured in 2019 and 2022
Experience the terrifying scare zones throughout the event
Experience the terrifying scare zones throughout the event
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Experiences

Haunted Houses

Venture into terrifying haunted houses where you'll encounter gruesome characters and creatures inspired by the biggest names in horror as well as original creations.

Scare Zones

Navigate your way through monster-infested streets.

Shows

Enjoy outrageous live entertainment.

Rides

Experience heart-pounding thrills on available rides.

Food & Beverage Booths

Taste specialty dishes and drinks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Halloween Horror Nights an extra charge?

Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event; it is not included with regular theme park admission. In order to attend, you must purchase a ticket specifically for the event. A regular theme park ticket is not required for admission to the event.

When and how can I purchase a ticket to attend the event?

Universal Studios Hollywood announces when Halloween Horror Nights tickets are available for purchase on their official social media accounts. When available, tickets can be purchased at universalstudioshollywood.com. Because this event may sell out, you should purchase tickets in advance online.

Is this event appropriate for children?

Halloween Horror Nights contains mature content that may not be appropriate for children. Universal recommends guests be at least 13 years of age to attend the event.

Is there an age restriction for this event?

Universal recommends guests be at least 13 years of age to attend due to the event's intense nature; however, they will not deny access to anyone under that age limit.

What is included with a Halloween Horror Nights ticket?

A Halloween Horror Nights ticket includes access to all haunted houses, scare zones, shows, and available rides at the Halloween Horror Nights event. Select special experiences, should they be available, may be an additional cost, however. A Halloween Horror Nights ticket only grants you entry to Universal Studios Hollywood for the event; it does not grant regular park admission.

What time does the event start and end?

Halloween Horror Nights officially begins at 7:00 pm. Closing times may vary. You can view the exact times for your visit in our Halloween Horror Nights planning guide.

What will happen if it rains?

Halloween Horror Nights occurs rain or shine; however, it should be noted that the scare zones may not feature scareactors and select shows may be delayed or canceled. Additionally, should flooding occur in any haunted houses, they may be closed indefinitely. Universal will not issue rain checks, returns, or refunds.

Can I dress up at the event?

Universal Studios Hollywood prohibits costumes and costume masks in the park.

Am I permitted to take photos and videos?

You are permitted to take photos and videos at the event unless otherwise stated on signage, but you may not use flash photography in the haunted houses. To be respectful of scareactors, flash photography is not advised in scare zones.

What is Halloween Horror Nights Universal Express?

Halloween Horror Nights Universal Express is the event’s express line system. It is not to be confused with regular Universal Express, which is not valid for the event. The pass allows guests to wait in a separate line at all houses and available rides for significantly shorter wait times.

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