Start off the Halloween season at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get your scare at Halloween Horror Nights with 8 scary houses, frightening zones, terrifying tram rides along with other terrifying experiences! Halloween Horror Nights (HHR) have taken over Universal Studios now through October 31st (select nights)!
Buying general admission tickets? I highly recommend purchasing tickets online in advance as dates sell out quickly! Plus, online tickets give you early access to the event! Guests can access events at 6pm (the event begins at 7pm). People do line up early, so get there for 5PM if you have early access! Download the Universal Studios App to find out maze wait times, showtimes and plan your horror filled night! ‘
Wait times can be really long, especially on weekends. If it’s in your budget, I suggest purchasing express passes to cut down on those waits. Guests can choose from Express tickets which allows guests to skip the line one time for each maze. Universal Express Unlimited passes allow guests to skip the lines an unlimited amount of times.
If you plan on attending HHN, check out Multi-Night Tickets. Passholders might receive a special discount!
Plan ahead! Check out the theme park map as well as the app and plan out your night. Not sure where to start? I suggest hitting up the mazes at the lower lot first then make your way to the front of the park. Or if you want to stay on the upper lot, then the Weeknd should be your first maze. It seemed to be popular with the longest line of the evening.
The event offers 8 frightening haunted houses plus the Terror Tram!
Our favorites are The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare, La Llorona: The Weeping Woman and Halloween. The Weeknd, a new house for 2022, is really creative and probably one of the longer mazes at HHN. The lines were quite long for this one, so I suggest heading here first. My daughter was familiar with the Mexican fable of the woman who drowned her children and then took her own life! Hearing her screams will give you nightmares! Halloween had us face to face with Michael Myers which had my daughter and I screaming especially at the end when you’re not sure which way to run. The scariest, in our opinion, is Scarecrow: The Reaping. It’s gory and the details are terrifying. So, if you’re looking to get your scare out, then head to this one.
Love, the original monsters? Check out Universal Monsters: Legends Collide, Dracula, Wolf Man and the Mummy collide!
Here’s a list of all of the haunted houses offered this year.
The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare
The Horrors of Blumhouse
Universal Monsters: Legends Collide
Killer Klowns From Outer Space
La Llorona: The Weeping Woman
Scarecrow: The Reaping
Universal Horror Hotel
Terror Tram is back and taking a disturbing new turn, ending with a walk-through visit into the world of Jordan Peele’s films Us and NOPE. The tram is a must-see! Plus, you can stop for a photo with Norman Bates at the Psycho House, walk by the devastation of the War of the Worlds and visit Jupiter’s Claim. Just don’t look up!
Need a breather from all of the terrifying imagery? Most Universal rides are open! From Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey to Jurassic Park the Ride to The Simpsons Ride. We enjoyed a break and for once the lines for these rides were short!!
For the first time ever, Death Eaters Encounter is at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Will they persuade you to join the Dark Lorde? It was really cool to see them throughout the area. The performers are great, and it just added to the whole Harry Potter experience. Maybe next year Dementors will fly through Hogsmeade Village.
The Jabbawockeez entertained guests with their moves and choreography.
Scare zones include El Pueblo del Terror, Sideshow Slaughterhouse and Clownsawz. Be prepared for jumpscares and paranoia as scareactors interact with guests!
Food and shopping
There’s plenty of food and drinks to energize you for the evening’s scares! So don’t forget to eat! I also loved all the HHN themed merchandise!