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Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 Survival Guide

by Leap on September 19, 2017 193 Los Angeles

The heart-thumping highlight of the Halloween season is surviving the terrifying Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. The annual event that runs on select nights in the fall takes thousands of guests through movie set-quality haunted houses, or mazes, scare zones and even a Terror Tram. Halloween Horror Nights almost always sell out and Universal Studios Hollywood isn't that large, so it is very crowded. This event keeps getting bigger and 2017 has exceeded our expectations. Here is what you need to know before you experience this year's event.

Quick Links: When to Visit | Managing Crowds & Touring Tips | Mazes & Entertainment | Scare Zones | Rides | Food | Rules

Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 - Universal Studios Hollywood Gate

When to Visit Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood for 2017

Halloween Horror Nights starts Sept. 15 and runs on select nights through Nov. 4. The earlier you go in the season (and after Halloween in November), the lower the ticket price. The first six nights, and most Sundays and Thursdays offer the best discounts. Saturdays are usually the most expensive, followed by Fridays. Most of the days do sell out, meaning they are all crowded, but the least-crowded nights tend to be Sundays and Thursdays. This year they offer a Frequent Fear Pass that allows you to visit any day the first visit and then return up to 15 times mostly on Sundays and weeknights.

Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 - Front of Line Pass

Prices:

The general admission prices range from $65 to $95. These are separate tickets from the regular park admission tickets that we sell at a discount.

Front of Line Passes range from $169 to $219. These are also separate tickets from the regular park admission tickets that we sell at a discount. Front of Line is good for one Front of Line access for each maze.

Universal offers a Day/Night Combo ticket, which allows you to enter the park at 2 p.m. These tickets range from $95 to $139 for general admission and $199 to $259 for Front of Line access. This allows you to visit daytime attractions that will be closed during Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood. Since both The Wizarding World, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Studio Tour and shows will be closed for Halloween Horror Nights, this combo ticket might be of interest to you if you have not yet experienced these attractions. Yes, you do get Front of Line access to all attractions during the day and once again at night for attractions that will be open at night as well.

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For the killer experience, spring for the new R.I.P. Tour. The R.I.P. Tour offers an exclusive VIP walking tour of Halloween Horror Nights, including:

  • Unlimited Front of Line access
  • Gourmet buffet dinner with drinks (up to two adult drinks for guests over 21) at a VIP dining room
  • Complimentary VIP parking
  • VIP entrance to event
  • Reserved VIP seating for Jabbawockeez

The tour lasts 4 to 4 1/2 hours, including dinner. Each tour is made up of groups mixed together for up to 14 guests per tour.

Are you a Universal Studios Pass Member? You can enjoy up to 5 nights of terror with the Sunday Pass for just $99. The pass is good on Sundays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Platinum pass holders are entitled to one free Horror Nights general admission ticket. Just present the pass at the turnstiles. No reservation or ticket required. It is valid:

September 28

October 5, 12, 15, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 27, 29

November 2, 3, 4

And finally the Frequent Fear Pass. This tricky pass is hard to find. But when you click on a valid event date to purchase, it pops up. For $159 you can select any night for your first visit and then return for a total of 16 visits on select nights. They are:

September 28

October 5, 12, 15, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 27, 29

November 2, 3, 4

For Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood tickets or Front of Line passes, you will need to purchase them directly from Universal Studios Hollywood.

Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 - American Horror Story Wait Time

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 Dates:

September  15, 16, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

October 1, 5, 6 ,7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31

November 2, 3, 4

Tickets are on sale now. The Front of Line tickets can sell out scary fast. Buy well in advance.

Managing the Crowds & Touring Tips at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017

One of the most terrifying parts of Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood is not getting to experience all of the mazes, or houses, because of lines. Most Universal Halloween Horror Nights sell out. Save your terror for the mazes and cut the lines like Freddy Krueger’s knives with a Halloween Horror Nights Front of the Line ticket. Be sure to buy in advance because Universal only offers a very limited number of Front of Line tickets for each night, and they sell out as quickly as evil flees for Ash's chainsaw.

Even though the opening night was completely sold out, the 2017 lines were not as long as we have experienced in past years (there are still long lines — just not as bad as the past few years). Perhaps adding an extra maze helped with crowds or more people are taking advantage of early entry. That’s OK, we’ll take it.

Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 - Early Entry Signage

Get a jumpstart on the fear … oops, we mean fun! The event begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m., but you can arrive early (before 5:00 p.m.) for early admission to get your heart thumping even sooner with access to these most popular mazes, which will open at 5:15 p.m. If you arrive early, you will be given a wristband so that you can stay in the park as it closes and other guests are ushered out.

In 2017, the five early entry mazes are:

  • The Shining
  • Insidious
  • American Horror Story
  • Saw
  • Ash vs Evil Dead

Arriving early can save your night because you can visit several mazes before the event officially begins and then move on to the other mazes as other guests make their way down the escalators. There are a few pros and cons to early arrival.

Pros:

  • If you do not like scare zones or the dark, you can start your night much more gently
  • Experience short to no lines for two hours
  • You can get through more mazes and maybe even do a favorite maze twice
  • You can ride the Terror Tram early
  • You can make it an earlier night

Cons:

  • The scare zones are not open until 7 p.m.
  • Less dramatic effect of walking into the park
  • Two of the scare zones are on the walk from the Lower Lot to the Backlot, which might mean backtracking after 7 p.m.
  • You might miss the opening scaremony in front of the Wizarding World (they close that area at 6:30 p.m. and no amount of begging or leading will get you in)

Having Front of Line means no stress. You can easily do it all in any order you want even if you do not arrive early — although arriving early can mean doing some mazes twice — just do not scan the Front of Line Pass the first time you go through, and then use the pass later when there is a line you want to skip. With early entry and Front of Line, we were able to hit all five early entry mazes and be on one of the first Terror Trams by 7:00 p.m.. If you have R.I.P, then you have unlimited access to Front of Line.

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 - Bates Motel

If you can’t get to the front of the line and you miss early entry, here’s our advice —

Save the year-round rides for after you have done your favorite mazes and scare zones (you can ride the rides any other day of the year if you run out of time). Skip the show unless you are a huge Jabbawockeez fan or are tired at the end of the night and want to sit down or your heart can’t take the terror anymore.

The heart of Halloween Horror Nights is in the Lower Lot and Backlot, which has a not-so-short walk (with two scare zones along the way) to the three mazes in the Metropolitan Sets. There is alternate transport for people who need it. The most popular mazes (i.e. longest lines) were Insidious and Saw, followed by American Horror Story and The Shining. We were equally entertained by all the mazes, including the mazes with shorter lines, so do not think that a longer line represents the quality of the maze or a must-see. The Saw was definitely memorable. Insidious has some great detail, but also a lot of darkness where we had to feel our way through. Ultimately, the mazes we were least excited about were among our favorites, and the ones we most looked forward to were great but not at the top of our list. So just try as many as you can and do not stress if you miss one.

Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 - Dancer at Halloween Horror Nights

Complete everything you want to do while you are down in the Lower Lot/Backlot and then move back up after you have exhausted everything down there. You don’t want to spend valuable time going up and down the four long escalators to/from the Lower Lot more than once in each direction.

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 Mazes and Entertainment

The Shining 

Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 - The Shining Maze

Guests will be booking a stay at the Overlook Hotel within the world of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." The minds at Universal Creative are creating a physiological thriller that will have you doing many double takes ... wondering if you saw what you saw.  Step into the pages of this horror story, and try to avoid Johnny as he goes mad.

American Horror Story

The horrific story of the Millers in American Horror Story Roanoke will be featured this year. This maze, based off the popular FX series, is always a huge hit with big lines. This year’s maze takes you through an isolated farmhouse that has horrors like cannibalism, blood sacrifices and murderous spirits, who cling to the cursed land near the “Lost Colony of Roanoke.” If you are afraid of pigs, then this is your nightmare come true. There are some good scares inside waiting for you. If you do early entry, this maze is to the right when you enter the Backlot from the Urban Inferno scare zone. Everyone else will be turning left toward Saw and Ash vs Evil. Get in the short line before others discover it. At night, the lights will make it easier to capture your attention.

Ash Vs. Evil Dead

Thirty years ago, young Ash Williams and his friends stumbled upon a book that unleashed an ancient evil. After Ash lost his right hand (along with all his friends) his life returned to normal ... until now. The evil has woken up with a vengeance and has found Ash again. It’s time to pick up the chainsaw to confront it again.

We found this maze entertaining with some good startles. You enter a mobile home and encounter Ash and his chainsaw trying to slay the evil dead, who are kind of humorous but scary at the same time.

Titans of Terror

What’s scarier than Freddy Krueger, Jason, Leatherface and Chucky? All of them combined in one terrifying Horror Nights maze. With these four iconic slasher film monsters coming at you from all directions expect an assault on your senses. Don’t make any stupid 80s horror movie moves (i.e., don’t go in the basement and don’t fall asleep). This is the stuff nightmares are made of. You’ll find this murderous maze by Water World in the Upper Lot.

These old-school familiar villains of our nightmares are particularly thrilling for Mommy Frog and me because they were our first introduction to horror. This maze takes you through each of their worlds.

SAW - The Games of Jigsaw

Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 - SAW Maze

“Do you want to play a game?” Fans of the horror series "Saw" be able to answer that terrifying question this year. This new maze will feature a collection of traps from past films as well as a few from the eighth installment of the franchise, “Jigsaw,” which hits theaters in October. If you are looking for some creative ways to torture somebody, then this goriest maze is right up your dark alley.

Insidious: Beyond the Further

This maze is inspired by the film saga's newest entry, “Insidious: Chapter 4.” This all-new experience is a trip through parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier’s past — starting with her childhood, moving through her discovery of her paranormal abilities, as well as her mother’s death by the hand of a demonic entity. Guests will join Dr. Rainier on a journey through time by entering the Further — a place the between the living and the dead.

Insidious had the longest line of the night, which is a surprise, considering Insidious mazes have been part of the last couple of Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood. It might be one of the more psychological thrillers of the night. If you do early entry, tackle this maze first as the line keeps climbing. It is in the Lower Lot to the left (by Jurassic Park). If the line is more time than you can spare, then skip it so you can experience more of the other mazes.

The Horrors of Blumhouse

Are you ready for one amazing maze that features three terrifying horror films? What if one of those films was one you haven't seen yet? Blumhouse Productions has created some of the most terrifying films over the last two decades. "Happy Death Day," opening in October, will join the worlds of "Sinister" and "The Purge" for one terrifying maze. "Happy Death Day" will place you in a deja vu scenario as you're forced to relive the last day of your life over and over again, as you try to escape a mysterious masked killer. This was one of the longest mazes of the night, and part of it of it is under open sky. We enjoyed the length and diversity.

The Walking Dead

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 - The Walking Dead Attraction

The now year-round Upper Lot maze is open for Horror Nights. You can prepare yourself by reading our post on this permanent attraction that opened July 2016. You can view video of this maze and all of last year’s mazes on our YouTube channel. It is not surprising that there was little to no wait for it last year because people can see it all the time. There were a few changes in scare actors and their locations, but it is mostly the same maze. You could skip this one if you have seen it already or plan to visit the park another day, but since there is a short wait, you might as well stroll through if you have the time.

Jabbawockeez

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 - Jabberwockeez

This high-energy live stage show “Direct from Vegas” has returned. The show features music and the theatrics and dance moves of the Jabbawockeez. They deliver gravity-defying choreography as well as special effects and humor. We say that this is one you can skip or save for the end after you have gotten in your must-see mazes. Do not see the first show because you need to use that valuable time to hit the mazes.

Scare Zones at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017

Even we frogs jump hilariously higher than usual in terror at Halloween Horror Nights — usually when we least expect it in a scare zone. There are three Scare Zones, each one more terrifying than the next.

Urban Inferno

This Scare Zone at the gateway to the Backlot is all hell-fire and brimstone as it sends you and a journey through hell. There you’ll find Mad Monks, Burnt Lost Souls, Half-Goat Executioners, and Blacksmiths forging the chains of Purgatory. Watch out for Satanic demons, especially the towering King and Queen.

Hell-O-Ween

Trick-or-Treat! Uh guys, I think it’s all a trick here. Run! Escape from all the Halloween main cast of characters, including witches, ghosts, vampires, werewolves and undead children. They’ve come out in droves to roam the New York City Streets in celebration of Halloween. As you enter the gates of Hollywood Horror Nights Hollywood, you are plunged directly into Hell-O-Ween, complete with caged dancers music, projection, and, oh yeah, chainsaw-toting trick-or-treaters.

Toxic Tunnel

Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 Toxic Tunnel

If chemical warfare is your worst nightmare, then this zone is for you. While utility workers were doing repairs in a tunnel they accidentally burst a pipe with toxic gas in it. Everyone infected has turned into zombie-like subhumans. Can you get past them before they infect you too? You will encounter this scare zone on the walk from Lower Lot to Backlot (and back).

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Opening Scaremony

If you are in the Upper Lot just before 7 p.m. be sure to catch the opening “scaremony,” when they release the monsters and you find yourself immersed in your first terrifying scare zone of the night. You must be in place  — near the entrance to the Wizarding World — by 6:30 p.m. to watch it, because they close the area and won’t let more guests near it.

Terror Tram at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017

Titans of Terror tram: Hosted by Chucky

The Titans of Terror cannot be contained in just a maze. These ghouls are also taking over the Backlot. Join your host, Chucky, as the Terror Tram transports you into a nightmare of carnage: Freddy with his finger knives, Jason in his hockey mask and brandishing a knife and Leatherface with his chainsaw are waiting for new victims. Do not turn to the dolls for comfort — the Good Guy Dolls have a new accessory — chainsaws. This is no child’s play.

Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 - Halloween Horror Nights Wait Times

The Studio Tour tram transports guests to this special Scare Zone on the Backlot. Once you're on the tram, the whole process takes about 30 minutes if you do it when it opens at 7 p.m. But as the night wears on, crowds can back up between elements. If you knock out some mazes during early entry, you can head over to the Terror Tram to be one of the first to experience an onslaught of Chuckies, Jasons, Freddys and Leatherfaces. Again this year, you may choose to take a photo in front of the Psycho House. It has a separate line in the middle of the Terror Tram walking tour. During Horror Nights, the regular Studio Tour and Fast & Furious Supercharged do not operate. Note that last tram time for The Terror Tram. The line closes at 11:15 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays. It closes at 11:45 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween night.

Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 - Jason

Rides Open During Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017

Some of the regular rides dare to be operating during the Halloween Horror Nights event. If you need to escape from the mazes you can get your thrills on Transformers 3-D, Revenge of the Mummy, Jurassic Park — In the Dark and The Simpsons Ride. As mentioned above, the normal Tram Tour will not be running. Regular shows, Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem are closed.

Treats to Die for at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017

Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 - Jello Shot Bags

There are some devilish treats in store for you. Your group can share a giant, devilish, decorated doughnut from VooDoo Doughnut. If you are dangerously dehydrated you might need an IV bag or even a transfusion from a Blood Bag. The liquid inside is your choice of fruit punch, green apple or lime. A Jello shot syringe might be on order if you need a booster shot of energy. There are Halloween cupcakes, glow in the dark doughnuts and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos corn cups. If you are filled with a zombie-like hunger while in the Backlot there are two food trucks — a taco truck and a grilled cheese. There are also several restaurants open around the Lower and Upper Lots. You can purchase beer at Duff’s Brewery Beer Garden.

Follow the Rules or Beware

Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2017 - Skeleton

No masks or costumes allowed (although we did see some leniency with some Harry Potter robes)! You may not record, take flash photos, or bring laser pens, food and drink into the mazes. You cannot bring food or drink (not even water) or gum into the park. This year you can buy alcohol at Duffs Brewery in Springfield USA. Do not touch or harm the actors or jump the lines unless you want to be sent out of the park in a body bag and without your ticket. There is no re-entry for any reason, so bring everything with you. Wear comfortable shoes. You’ll find that there is more walking this year, and our devices measured 15,000 steps last year! You may bring an umbrella if the forecast calls for rain. There are no refunds.

Be sure to stay hydrated — all that screaming can dry you out like a mummy! Speaking of mummies, leave your little mummies home for this terrifying event, which is recommended for very brave 13-year-olds and up. Follow these rules and tips, and you will survive the Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood 2017. Most of all, have fun!

Have a question about Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood? Share it in comments below!

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Alecia Oct 22, 2017 at 12:28 p.m.

We are attending on the 26th, and have fol day night combo tickets.

With fol do we need to head over to the lower lot at 1700 to start early or should we be fine with the 1900 start to do all the mazes and rides between 1900-0200?

Thanks

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FrogBlog Oct 23, 2017 at 10:43 a.m.

Hi Alecia,

It's always a good idea to use the HHN early entry time. Even with FOL, you'll be able to see favorites twice!

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Paulina Oct 21, 2017 at 3:38 a.m.

Hi there , I need help ASAP please . My boyfriend and I purchase a all day pass ticket onli we just saw that we can’t stay for Horror night . Is there a way we can upgrade are ticket?! I didn’t see that we had to buy the horror night ticket to stay at night . I just assume all day mean “ all day “ . We really wanted to go to this event is there a way we can upgrade?. Thank you

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FrogBlog Oct 23, 2017 at 9:03 a.m.

Hi Paulina,

You would need to upgrade the ticket at the park. Check with one of the ticket booths before you enter.

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Cami Oct 19, 2017 at 7:51 p.m.

Hello! My boyfriend and I have been planning on going to HHN for weeks and we have also been carefully putting together our Marty Mcfly and Jennifer Parker costumes...just recently read that costumes are not aloud. We are so bummed, do you think we could pass for just regular clothes, should we leave some pieces in a bag and put them on later? We were so excited, what do you think?

Cami

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FrogBlog Oct 20, 2017 at 3:29 p.m.

Hi Cami,

No costumes of any kind are allowed at HHN. We suggest saving them for another Halloween party. We bet they're amazing!

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Tiffany Oct 19, 2017 at 6:19 p.m.

Are the actors allowed to touch you or throw water? My boyfriends friend told him that and now he doesn't want to go.

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FrogBlog Oct 19, 2017 at 2:42 p.m.

Hi Tiffany,

The scareactors are not allowed to touch you or throw water.

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Rina Oct 19, 2017 at 12:07 a.m.

Hi,

My 8 yr old son and I plan to spend one day at Universal (10/28) and will get there as soon as the park opens. We won't attend any of the HH stuff. Should we still get a FOL? or will regular admission be sufficient. We need to leave the park around 7:30pm.

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FrogBlog Oct 19, 2017 at 8:26 a.m.

Hi Rina,

Looking at our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting heavy crowds that day. If you can afford the added expense, we recommend FOL.

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The BatFan Oct 17, 2017 at 2:54 a.m.

I'm trying to figure out the cost of parking for a HHN. On USH's website, it says: "*On Halloween Horror Nights event nights, the After 6pm parking rates do not apply." Do they mean parking will be free after 6pm, or parking will be full price ($25) instead of the discounted after 6pm ($10) like usual? Thank you.

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FrogBlog Oct 17, 2017 at 8:19 a.m.

Hi,

Parking will be full price ($25) for HHN.

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Juan Oct 14, 2017 at 3:06 p.m.

Hi, we are from Argentina. We want to buy a Day/Night Combo for Thu Nov2. If we take general admission, Do you think we can visit Studio Tour, Jurassic Park and Springfield before 5 pm (time to go to HHN area)? Can we stay at Park until 6pm and then go for HHN? Do you expect a big crowd at that hour? Thank for your help!

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FrogBlog Oct 16, 2017 at 9:07 a.m.

Hi Juan,

Yes, you should be able to see those attractions if you're at the park by 2 p.m. You can visit the rest of the park until 6 p.m., but you should consider using the HHN Early Entry at 5:15 p.m. since it can be crowded at 6 p.m.

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John smith Oct 13, 2017 at 10:10 p.m.

Curious if there are metal detectors at the entrance? I have metal in my hip and it always seems to cause a big deal

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FrogBlog Oct 14, 2017 at 9:28 a.m.

Hi John,

Yes, there are metal detectors.

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Cristie Oct 9, 2017 at 12:17 p.m.

Hi,

We are planning our visit to Universal Studios, Hollywood during October and was going to purchase FOL ticket. There is a little note - admission to Halloween Horror Nights. I was reading that it is during certain days. What does this acces include?

I read also about the combo ticket, but it seems in our case, it will leave us too little time to enjoy the park. We would also like to enjoy the park during morning, however to be part of some thrill could be cool.

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FrogBlog Oct 9, 2017 at 8:53 p.m.

Hi,

Halloween Horror Nights is a separate-ticket event. It begins around 5 p.m. and runs until after midnight. The post will give you all the information about the event.

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Jessie Oct 8, 2017 at 6:27 p.m.

Hello,

I ended up breaking my foot and am bound to a wheelchair. Are the maze lines wheelchair accessible or is there a place we can go to have some kind of pass to accommodate the chair?

Thanks,

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FrogBlog Oct 9, 2017 at 9:22 p.m.

Hi Jessie,

Yes, the mazes are wheelchair accessible.

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Cathy Oct 7, 2017 at 5:20 p.m.

Can anyone tell me if the RIP tour is really worth it? Also, what food is the Gourmet Buffet that is included with the RIP Tour? Thank you.

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Scaredy mom Oct 7, 2017 at 12:16 a.m.

First, we are pass holders. Can we enter into the park with our passes and then stay with our HHR tickets?

Second, my daughter just got stitches on the bottom of her foot and is in crutches. Should she try to maneuver on crutches or get a wheelchair?

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Mck Oct 9, 2017 at 4:22 a.m.

I would get a wheelchair there are so many people that crutches are going to be just a bother for her after an hour of being there...plus people are rude and could knock her over

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FrogBlog Oct 6, 2017 at 10:18 p.m.

Hi,

If your annual pass is not blocked out, then you may enter the park the day of your HHN tickets. The mazes are twisty and dark. It may be a good idea to go with the wheelchair.

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JB Oct 4, 2017 at 5:46 a.m.

If I get the After 2PM Day/Night Combo ticket can I leave before Horror nights starts and then reenter for that event? Or do I have to stay in the park from 2pm through horror nights until Im ready to leave for good? Thanks!

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FrogBlog Oct 4, 2017 at 8:29 a.m.

Hi JB,

According to Universal, if you leave by 5 p.m., you'll be able to re-enter for Halloween Horror Nights. Be sure to double check that information once you arrive.

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Bianca Oct 4, 2017 at 4:19 a.m.

Can we bring backpacks in?

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FrogBlog Oct 4, 2017 at 8:27 a.m.

Hi Bianca,

Yes, you may bring a backpack.

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Brittany Oct 2, 2017 at 7:31 p.m.

Hi

We are going this weekend and we cannot seem to find the cost of parking anywhere. Do you know what it is?

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FrogBlog Oct 2, 2017 at 9:48 p.m.

Hi Brittany,

General Parking at Universal Studios Hollywood is $25.

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Jordan Hicks Oct 2, 2017 at 12:38 a.m.

We are planning on going Thursday Oct. 26. FOL isn't an option for us at the moment but we don't mind waiting in line too much. We're planning on getting the combo pass and starting our day at 2 PM there. How does this work with early entry? Can we just start making our way to the backlot at 5? or do we have to exit the park then come back in? Any info on this would be great! Thanks!

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FrogBlog Oct 2, 2017 at 8:09 a.m.

Hi Jordan,

With the combo pass, just be sure to get your Horror Nights wristband when you enter the park at 2 p.m. so you can stay in the park once it closes. Then make your way down to the lower lot by 5 p.m. to be among the first to enter the mazes. You do not have to exit the park.

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Kate Oct 7, 2017 at 8:06 p.m.

Hi there

A group have purchased universal tickets with airmiles for general admission. We plan to go Thur Oct 19 but we do not intend to attend HHN. What time will be need to leave the park....5 or the usual park time of 6? Will the crowds be less because of that evening event?

Thanks

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FrogBlog Oct 9, 2017 at 9:35 p.m.

Hi Kate,

The park will close at 6 p.m. The crowds are less in the morning, but people with a combo ticket start arriving around 2 p.m.

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LyMarie Oct 1, 2017 at 11:26 p.m.

Has anyone ever done the day/night combo?? My friend and I want to do the day/night combo on an upcoming thursday, but I was wondering if we have to exit the park and re-enter at 5 for early entry? Or can we stay in the park since we have the combo ticket? Thank you!

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Jazmin Sep 28, 2017 at 3:52 p.m.

We bought a ticket for someone but now they can’t go

Can someone else use that extra ticket??

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FrogBlog Sep 28, 2017 at 5:14 p.m.

Hi Jasmin,

Yes, they may use the ticket.

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Jeannette Sep 26, 2017 at 5:55 p.m.

Hi there!

Was thinking about going this Thursday (or a Thursday) with a general admission ticket. It’s me and my daughter. She loves Halloween thrills and scares. Haven’t been to HHN since 2008 and that was orlando. How are the lines on a Thursday night compared to the weekends? I don’t want to spend all the $ (can’t afford FOL this year) and end up being a waste due to waiting in lines. Also will we be allowed in to the event at the 5:15 time or is that only VIP? Please let me know ASAP. Thanks!

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FrogBlog Sep 26, 2017 at 2:02 p.m.

Hi Jeanette,

Generally, Thursday nights are less crowded than Friday or Saturday. Anyone with an HHN ticket may enter the park at 5:15. Definitely get there before 5:00. You will be able to see more mazes with the early entry time.

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Elyse Richardson Sep 25, 2017 at 5:39 p.m.

Hi, I went last year (front of the line pass) and the lines were still long. Do you know if they have improved this? Maybe limited the number of tickets sold or with front of the line should we still expect a 30 min or more wait for a maze?

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FrogBlog Sep 25, 2017 at 2:57 p.m.

Hi Elyse,

It depends on the day you visit and at what time that you visit a maze. We hopped around on opening night for Early Entry and did not have to wait long. It will get really busy past 8:00. Consider visiting on a Thursday or Sunday.

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Maryam Sep 26, 2017 at 5:17 p.m.

Hi! Please help as I am so confused. Me and my sister are visiting from England and Universal studios is on our list. We have just realised that the HHN is going to be on whilst are there. Is it worth buying the day/night package where we can get access from 2pm? Will we still be able to see most of the studio tour if we arrive at 2pm as we want to go to the halloween mazes around 5.30-6 as recommended in the other comments. What is the best way to do it? Is it worth getting FOL passes too?

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FrogBlog Sep 26, 2017 at 2:09 p.m.

Hi Maryam,

Even with FOL, it's doubtful you'll be able to see everything at Universal by arriving at 2 p.m. If you go in with priorities — Studio Tram first — and know you won't see everything, then the 2 p.m. entry time may work for your brief visit.

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Looby Sep 24, 2017 at 2:53 a.m.

Hi There, I purchase the general admission ticket for HHN on Oct.30. Do you know if i can upgrade to Front of line in the park?

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FrogBlog Sep 24, 2017 at 9:08 p.m.

Hi Looby,

If FOL is still available (it can sell out), then you may purchase it at the park.

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Looby Sep 26, 2017 at 4:10 a.m.

Thanks! I just changed my ticket to Day/ Night Combo FOL. However, we need to leave at 5pm and come in around 9pm. I saw no entry allowed after 7pm. Not sure how this gonna work. Do you know for the day/night combo we will have different FOL pass? one for day and one for night?

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FrogBlog Sep 28, 2017 at 5:31 p.m.

Hi Looby,

We checked with Universal on this. As long as you exit before 5 p.m., you will be allowed to re-enter at 9 p.m. You will have one FOP lanyard for the entire day.

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Brian Wong Sep 21, 2017 at 7:29 a.m.

If I arrive for early entry at 5:15 will I be allowed to go into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?

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FrogBlog Sep 21, 2017 at 8:36 a.m.

Hi Brian,

That's a good question. We went right to the mazes on our Early Entry time. Perhaps one of our readers can answer for us!

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David Sep 29, 2017 at 12:13 a.m.

Would love to know the answer to this as well! If we arrive at 5:15 and Harry Potter doesn't close until 6:30 I would think we could enter. Fingers crossed. Have any other readers been this year and done this?

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Megan Oct 15, 2017 at 8:21 p.m.

Last year, when we went for early entry, The Wizarding World was definitely still open and accessible. We wanted to get a jump on the lower lot, so we didn't go in, but there was nothing to keep people from it that we could see.

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Coty Sep 20, 2017 at 10:50 p.m.

My bf and I are staying in Anaheim and taking a trip to Universal for a day and are considering doing HHN. We are taking Amtrak up to the park, but then we will have to leave shortly after 9 to make it to the last train ride back to Anaheim. We'll be in the park all day and since the mazes open around 5, will that give us enough time to experience most of the encounters, mazes, etc.? I'm also debating whether or not to get front of the line passes for this event since I already bought FoL passes for the day. Would you recommend it for HHN as well or do you think we'll have enough time if we start the event early going till 9-9:30? I just need an opinion if the extra money for HHN and then FoL passes would be worth it? In addition, if you know of better transportation options so we don't have to be rushed to take Amtrak back to our hotel in Anaheim that runs around the same price, that would be helpful. Thank you for your assistance!

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FrogBlog Sep 21, 2017 at 8:59 a.m.

Hi Coty,

Have you considered staying at a hotel near Universal for that night? 5 to 9 p.m. isn't a lot of time to see the event. Front of Line for HHN is definitely necessary if that's your only option. The cost of staying overnight could be equal to the passes. As for regular FOL, it depends on when you're arriving, as well as the crowds. If you won't arrive until 10 a.m., then yes. Check out our Crowd Calendar. You definitely need FOL on a red day.

We're not aware of cheaper transportation options from LA to Anaheim other than the Amtrak.

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Mo Sep 16, 2017 at 10:49 p.m.

Hi Frog family,

Are there photographers in the parks during the Halloween Horror nights to take pictures? I will be going to parks during the day anyway and was thinking about buying the 'my universal photos' package but I wanted to know if it could be used at the Horror Nights?

Many thanks

Mo

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FrogBlog Sep 19, 2017 at 1:16 p.m.

Hi Mo,

There are photographers, but they usually only hang out at the entrance.

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Sandra Quezada Sep 16, 2017 at 5:11 p.m.

I was planing to go to universal studios Hollywood on September 17 which is a Sunday, on the top where it gives you the dates to horror night it never says anything about Sunday, so will they still scare you, will all the rides be open, it's just my kids are kinda scared so I don't want to take them to gets scared and cry.

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FrogBlog Sep 17, 2017 at 5:18 p.m.

Hi Sandra,

Halloween Horror Nights is a separate-ticket event. None of the scary stuff is out during normal park hours.

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Sandra Sep 28, 2017 at 2:14 a.m.

Are all the rides open on a non horror nights day, is the studio tour running while all this is happening?.

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FrogBlog Sep 28, 2017 at 8:06 a.m.

Hi Sandra,

All of the rides, and the studio tour, run during non-HHN days.

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Nicole Sep 16, 2017 at 4 p.m.

You mentioned to "stay hydrated". Can I bring in bottled water in my backpack?

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FrogBlog Sep 17, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.

Hi Nicole,

They are very strict about items being carried into HHN. You may try, but it's possible that it will not be allowed in.

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Alecia Sep 15, 2017 at 2:30 a.m.

Quick question! We are planning on going oct 26th and have bought FOL day/night combo. Will we have enough time with FOL tickets to do all the mazes and terror tram?

Also Witt FOL tickets do you often get out with other people through the mazes or can you go with just the number in your party? ( I hate going through haunted houses with random people I don't know haha)

Thanks!

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Rickey B. Bailey Jr. Sep 21, 2017 at 5:21 a.m.

Hey I'm planning on going on the 26th too.how much did you pay for the FOL day and night combo after tax?

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FrogBlog Sep 15, 2017 at 9:08 a.m.

Hi Alecia,

With FOL for both events, you should be able to see everything. As for entering the mazes with FOL, you'll enter with other parties.

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Charlie Sep 13, 2017 at 3:20 a.m.

Hello! My group is planning on visiting on a Saturday of Halloween Horror Night, but we are probably only going to stay during the morning and afternoon. Would you recommend a Front of Line pass? I am wondering if there is gonna be a big crowd before noon.

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FrogBlog Sep 13, 2017 at 2:44 p.m.

Hi Charlie,

Looking at our Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting average and busy crowds during the HHN Saturdays. If you go on an average day, you should be fine without front of line.

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Genevie Sep 12, 2017 at 8:42 p.m.

Hi, I will be attending HHN on the opening night. Is there anything special they put on..like a red carpet premier type thing?

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FrogBlog Sep 13, 2017 at 2:53 p.m.

Hi Genevie,

We have not heard of anything special happening for opening night. Every HHN kicks off with an Opening Scaremony that's worth seeing!

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edith Sep 12, 2017 at 5:59 p.m.

hi so i am planning to attend horror nights this year, a member in our party is not able to walk to long nor stand to long. So we are renting a wheelchair. Do they have a wheelchair pass for the mazes, such as a return time or?... What is the best thing to do without having to spend so much?

Thank you for your help

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FrogBlog Sep 12, 2017 at 3:54 p.m.

Hi Edith,

The majority of mazes are wheelchair accessible, and you are not necessarily provided a return time at each one. The party member may qualify for a GAP pass, but that is at Universal's discretion. FOL sells out quickly, so that may not be an option on your day.

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Courtney Sep 12, 2017 at 5:37 p.m.

Hi! My husband and I are thinking of getting the RIP Tour next month for our anniversary. You may have already answered this, but have you done this tour yet in Hollywood? Is it worth the extra money to do the RIP Tour over the Front of the Line pass? Thanks!

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FrogBlog Sep 12, 2017 at 2:17 p.m.

Hi Courtney,

We haven't done RIP because this is the first year they are offering it! The main differences are that you get food and drinks included (the only alcohol allowed at the event), you get unlimited FOL access to mazes and rides (instead of one-time access), and you get free valet parking. If you can afford the extra expense, it will be an unforgettable anniversary gift!

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Gisselle Sep 12, 2017 at 2:26 a.m.

Do people have to leave at 2 in the morning or can anyone leave whenever they want before that time?

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FrogBlog Sep 12, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Hi Gisselle,

You may leave at any time during the event.

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Kevin Sep 9, 2017 at 4:31 p.m.

Hi,

thank you so much for the helpful info!!

My friends and I are planning on going to Universal Studio on either Saturday, Oct. 7th or Sunday, Oct 8th, and we are only planning on staying for the day. I am curious about how packed the park will be during the day and is it recommended to get the FOL tickets since it's not a weekday?

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FrogBlog Sep 10, 2017 at 8:40 p.m.

Hi Kevin,

Looking at our Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting heavy crowds those days. We recommend FOL if you plan on visiting.

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PuckCowboy Sep 5, 2017 at 1:14 a.m.

Thanks so much for all the great info.

Out of curiosity, my girlfriend and I are going to go for the full day (with early admission) to Universal and then get separate tickets for HHN. How does the early 5pm admission work if we have full day passes as well? Do thy kick you out of the park? Or do you just wait somewhere for the mazes to open.

If we really only want to do a couple of the mazes, The Walking Dead attraction, and the Tram Tour, do you think Front of the line passes are necessary if we are still in the park at 5pm?

Thanks in advance!

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FrogBlog Sep 5, 2017 at 10:16 a.m.

Hi,

If you're in the park all day, you can see the Walking Dead attraction during regular park hours.

As we understand it, there will be a holding area for day guests to wait for the 5 p.m. early entry.

If you are in early and hit the mazes you want to see first, you should be fine without front of line passes.

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PuckCowboy Sep 5, 2017 at 4:56 p.m.

Thank you so much for the quick response and info! Sounds like we should be ok. Although we are planning on going on October, Friday the 13th so I'm guessing the park is going to be more crowded than normal in the evening for HHN.

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Jennie Sep 1, 2017 at 12:14 p.m.

I am going to be visiting the first Saturday of opening with the general admission ticket- would you recommend arriving at 5pm to start queuing?

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FrogBlog Sep 1, 2017 at 8:55 a.m.

Hi Jennie,

Yes, absolutely. Arriving early will give you more time see the big houses with shorter lines.

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Maia Aug 25, 2017 at 5:10 p.m.

Hi! My bf and I will be visiting on October 14th-16th. We will be going on a Sunday for the Horror Nights because it was cheaper but we were also considering getting the Express Pass. Since its a Sunday, do you think we will need the express pass?

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FrogBlog Aug 27, 2017 at 11:17 a.m.

Hi Maia,

If you can afford it, it's always a good idea to get the Express Pass. No matter what day, the pass will let you experience your favorites faster, leaving you more time to do things!

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Nathalie Aug 23, 2017 at 7:41 a.m.

Hello from Germany. I just wanted know your advice. I am a huge halloween fan, we were last year in the universal studios to the fear nights it was good. Ok it wasnt possible to See everything but ok. Next year we wanna come back to CA an we wanna go to a horror night again. What do you find better? Knotts scary farm or universal? Thinking about to go next year to knotts saw videos from it on youtube. Is it there also so full? Are the actors good? Cause in universal it was just possible to see 3 mazes and the purge scare zone was in my opinion not good. I love the little details in mazes. Thank for your help

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FrogBlog Aug 23, 2017 at 3:51 p.m.

Hi Natalie,

Hello from the frog pond! Halloween Horror Nights is much more popular than Knott's Scary Farm. At the same time, Knott's is world-class when it comes to scares. It may not have the big name mazes, but it still makes us leap with fright.

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Natthalie Aug 24, 2017 at 1:42 p.m.

Thanks for your answer. I didnt need big name for mazes. We have here also a theme park who did great horror nights also without big names. But thanks so its going 2018 to be knotts scary farm, even i saw that Elvira has a show there❤ i liked universal but it was to crowded for me, even when you go with a jet leg and i must see other events in your great country.

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Chris g. Aug 20, 2017 at 7:33 p.m.

Sounds like a Screamin' good time

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Enigma Aug 13, 2017 at 11:04 p.m.

Hi, I'm a huge Jabbawockeez fan and plan to fly in from Canada just to see the original members perform live for the first time. Can you give more advice how to ensure the best experience. Is the only way to get reserved seating through the RIP pass? Or would I be equally successful getting a great seat (central views of the stage close enough to really see their dancing up close) through a less expensive ticket and just going really early to find a good seat? Im willing to pay for a better experience if thats what it takes. What time does their show start on opening night? Any other tips to get the best Jabbawockeez experience?

Thanks in advance!

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FrogBlog Aug 14, 2017 at 7:46 a.m.

Hi,

Wow. You're a committed fan!

The Front of Line ticket gives you a priority seating area for Jabbawockees. The R.I.P. ticket gives you reserved VIP seating for the show. We're not familiar with what the differences are. Perhaps another fan can help out!

We would expect that the first show would be shortly after the event's official opening, which is 7:00 p.m.

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Jackie B. Aug 5, 2017 at 3:40 p.m.

I see that they are selling "Express Passes" for HHN, but do not see Front of Line passes. Will those go on sale later, or have the Express Passes replaced those?

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FrogBlog Aug 7, 2017 at 8:16 a.m.

Hi Jackie,

Front of the Line Passes are now available!

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Marlene B. Aug 5, 2017 at 2:11 a.m.

Hi!

Do you recommend buying a FOL pass for a Sunday visit (Oct 15th to be exact)? Do Sundays really get that busy? Trying to plan my visit and I would love to see all the mazes. Thanks!

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FrogBlog Aug 7, 2017 at 8:04 a.m.

Hi Marlene,

While Sundays tend to be less crowded, there will still be long waits for the mazes. Getting the FOL pass will save time and let you see your favorites more than once. Something to consider!

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Ysa Jul 28, 2017 at 4:29 p.m.

Hello! So I'm planning a trip soon with my boyfriend, we want to get both experiences of the park during the day and during the horror nights? Is there a gap when the regular park is closed and once horror nights opens?

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FrogBlog Aug 4, 2017 at 6:06 p.m.

Hi Ysa,

There is no "gap" time. You would need to purchase a full-day USH ticket and a HHN ticket to get the experiences you're seeking.

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Monique Cardenas Jul 23, 2017 at 9:37 p.m.

Hi! I was wondering if vaporizer pens are allowed at HHN?

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April McClaughry Jul 28, 2017 at 9:21 p.m.

Last year my boyfriend and I both brought vapes. They didn't care about them at all. There are metal detectors so don't try and hide it. Can't say the rules won't change for this year but they didn't care in 2016.

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Maria Jul 17, 2017 at 3:25 a.m.

Hi! I'm going to both universal parks and HHN in september (HHN only on sunday 24th), but i was wondering if Front of Line is the same as express passes? they're super expensive so i don't know if i should buy the express pass for the one night that i'm going or buy 2 regular passes for 2 nights.

what would you recommend us?

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Jun Jul 24, 2017 at 10:45 p.m.

I recommend buying the front of the line pass for HHN only. You'll be able to ride all the attractions as you would in the day without waiting in line. If you do not have a Front of the line pass for HHN be prepared to wait in line for over 100 minutes on almost everything.

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Amy Jul 31, 2017 at 6:57 p.m.

Any word on the sale date for HHN front of the line passes yet?

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Lizzie Gurrola Aug 9, 2017 at 10:48 p.m.

Hi Amy,

Noticed a few people are confused about the Express Pass and the Front of the Line pass. HHN Hollywood does the Front of the Line passes, while HHN Orlando does Express Passes. However, they are one in the same, both will give a shorter wait time to "jump to the front of the line" once for each attraction. Hope that helps :)

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Elba Jul 14, 2017 at 10:13 p.m.

Hi!, I´m planning to go with my family one day of third week in October. I have read that when is a day for Halloween Horror night, The wizarding world of Harry Potter is closed. Is this all day or when horror night event begins?.

Thanks in advance

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FrogBlog Jul 17, 2017 at 12:50 p.m.

Hi Elba,

If the event operates like it did last year, then you can expect the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to be closed once the event begins at night. It'll be open during the day.

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Luciano Jul 20, 2017 at 6:48 p.m.

Hey! Two questions:

- Do the nighttime lights at Hogwarts castle still happen the moment before the Halloween event starts?

- Is the Terror Tram a rethemed version of the studio tour? does it mean the studio tour won't be available the day the event takes place? or I can do both during the day and at night?

Thanks

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FrogBlog Jul 21, 2017 at 10:03 a.m.

Hi Luciano,

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle show ends on Sept. 4, so it won't be playing during Halloween Horror Nights. The Terror Tram is an overlay of the Studio Tour, so the regular Studio Tour will not be available during the entirety of the event. You'll only be able to experience Terror Tram at night during the event.

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Luciano Aug 1, 2017 at 4:08 p.m.

So, this means I won't be able to see the Fast&Furious and King Kong elements of the studio tour during my trip?

I'm doing a full day visit of the park. Isn't the studio tour available before the event starts?

It's a little disappointing

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FrogBlog Aug 4, 2017 at 5:19 p.m.

Hi Luciano,

The full Studio Tour—including Kong and Fast and Furious—operates during the normal hours of the park. It's only closed during HHN.

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Racheal kelly Jul 6, 2017 at 8:03 p.m.

Could you tell me when the 2017 tickets will be out traveling from Australia to go & want to get tickets before we leave

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Adam E Jul 28, 2017 at 9:43 p.m.

Hi, Pre-sale tickets are now available. Also travelling from Australia. I think you should look into it.

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April McClaughry Jul 28, 2017 at 9:25 p.m.

I just got an email that the first two weeks tickets are available now and the rest of the event tickets will be available in August. No date set though yet. Also, this info is for Hollywood, CA.

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FrogBlog Jul 6, 2017 at 4:47 p.m.

Hi Rachael,

We expect tickets to be available soon. Keep checking the post, as we'll update it when we know.

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Michelle Z Jun 25, 2017 at 6:28 a.m.

Hey there! I want to start by stating that I love all of your insight. Thank you for sharing it!

I have two questions.

1- I am planning on going to Universal during the day of Sat Sept 23, 2017 (my bday). I just realized that it closes at 6pm and its due to HHN. Would you recommend that a front of the line pass for that day, is it worth it? I would really like to do everything in the park at least once, and my main goal is HP.

2- is it a pain to bring a backpack into the park? Disney makes it easy to take it on rides and such, i havent been to Universal in a very long time so I am unsure.

Thanks!!

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Bucky Aug 16, 2017 at 4:46 p.m.

Hi Michelle! Front of the line passes are always good at Universal unless you get VERY lucky where it isn't busy but it will most likely be busy. If you would like to hit everything in the park by 6 pm I would suggest the Front of The Line Pass. As for the backpacks they are pretty good with you carrying them around. For most rides you are aloud to bring them on with you. For rides like the mummy and HP you a pretty much required to get a locker or leave it with someone not riding. Hope this helped! Happy early birthday!

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FrogBlog Jun 26, 2017 at 7:38 a.m.

Hi Michelle,

1- If you arrive 1/2 before the gates open and stay until closing, you should be able to see everything without FOL. The main Harry Potter attraction has single rider, which can help.

2-Some rides require to you place your belongings in a free locker, which may or may not hold a backpack. Paid day lockers that can fit them are available.

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valerie Oct 21, 2016 at 1:21 a.m.

Did I read that alcohol wont be for sale on the 31th October Horror night? In any of their restaurant?

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Joe cool Oct 22, 2016 at 6:55 p.m.

No alcohol in the park for holloween horror nights only outside on universal walk. But no reentry after you leave

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steve Oct 17, 2016 at 6:48 p.m.

Hi. On Universal's site, it says early entry is before 5 and that select mazes open at 5:15...

How does that work? Do they stop you from entering early if you're not there by 5? You said that the early mazes are in the back lot. Is there only one early entry line in front of the park? Thanks!

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FrogBlog Oct 25, 2016 at 12:46 p.m.

Hi Steve,

You enter at the normal gate. After a certain point, they let guests in the park, but keep them roped off so they cannot enter past the Box Office area until the event opens. Only people who arrived early will have early access to mazes. This is a huge advantage. It takes about 15 minutes to get down to the Lower Lot and longer for Back Lot so guests will not get there until 15 minutes after event opening.

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B Sep 21, 2017 at 3:38 a.m.

How early do you have to be there to gain early entry? whats the cut off time?

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FrogBlog Sep 28, 2017 at 5:24 p.m.

Hi B,

If you arrive around 6:30 p.m., you may be held up for a bit so the Opening Scaremony can take place. Other than that, you may enter at any time.

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Joseph Raygoza Oct 16, 2016 at 1:28 a.m.

Hi, whats the diference, between the general admision and the combo on the halloween fest,

Is the generald admision just for the horror night and the combo for the day and night? Plz let me know asap. Thanks

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FrogBlog Oct 20, 2016 at 9:57 a.m.

Hi Joseph,

General admission is just the single ticket for Halloween Horror Nights. The combo includes regular park admission plus Halloween Horror Nights.

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Rasha Oct 28, 2016 at 8:21 a.m.

All the info I can find on the early combo day/Horror Nights states that it's from 2:00 pm to closing. (This is what I have been researching to go) It is NOT for the "entire day"....only for afternoon and evening. Do some more research before deciding and don't count on it being an all day/all night thing because I don't think it is. And be forewarned that some big attraction stuff like Harry Potter area and regular tram is CLOSED during the Horror nights.

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Meaghan Oct 15, 2016 at 9:34 p.m.

I had gone to HHN last year, and I remember that the back half of the Upper Lot and the entire Lower Lot did not have characters scaring people, to what I'm guessing is due to eateries and the hazards of choking. Is it still like that this year?

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FrogBlog Oct 25, 2016 at 12:46 p.m.

Hi Meaghan,

This year it is a little different. There is the main entrance Purge scare zone in the Upper Lot and then the Purge Gauntlet of Fear, which takes up a large chunk of the upper lot, which is why Minion Mayhem will be closed. The Gauntlet feels like a cross between a maze and scare zone. There is no scare zone over in Springfield USA, then past the lower lot there is a tunnel scare zone as you walk to the back lot. As you enter the back lot area, there is another scare zone. The Terror Tram also provides another scare zone.

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Angela Oct 13, 2016 at 6:36 p.m.

Does anyone know if there is transport from Anaheim to HHN and back to Anaheim.

Thanks

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Lisa Oct 9, 2016 at 9:26 p.m.

Are we allowed to bring in empty water bottles?

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FrogBlog Oct 12, 2016 at 10:13 a.m.

Hi Lisa,

We saw people emptying out their bottles and bringing them in.

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Karina Garcia Oct 8, 2016 at 12:35 a.m.

Hi I was wondering can we take portable charger inside horror night ?

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FrogBlog Oct 11, 2016 at 11:47 a.m.

Hi Karina,

Yes, you can.

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Matt Oct 6, 2016 at 5:06 a.m.

Hi there.

If we get the day/night after 2pm combo for sun oct 16 do you think we will need front of the line as well. Also if you get the day/night combo do you have to leave and re-enter when horror nights starts?

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FrogBlog Oct 12, 2016 at 10:17 a.m.

Hi Matt,

You can get your pass when you enter the first time. We like FOL for the party because the maze lines are really insanely long, and FOL covers the rides as well. At the end of the public day and beginning of the party the ride lines do get very short, but be sure to hop in the Horror Night early entry maze lines as soon as you can. Wizarding World, shows, Shrek 4-D, Despicable Me and the Studio Tour will be closed during party so you might use your day time seeing some of those attractions.

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Rayana Sep 29, 2016 at 4:27 a.m.

I have a souvenir cup that comes from Universal Studios, can I bring it to Horror Nights?

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FrogBlog Oct 12, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

Hi Rayana,

Yes, as long as it is empty.

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Jenny Sep 28, 2016 at 5:02 p.m.

Thanks for these great tips! My boyfriend bought me HHN tickets for my birthday and we're excited. Is there any way to purchase Front of the Line tickets as an add on to our existing tickets? Or maybe the possibility to upgrade?

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FrogBlog Oct 12, 2016 at 10:32 a.m.

Hi Jenny,

Try calling Universal Studios in advance to see if you can upgrade. When we arrived at the event before opening, they were all sold out for the night.

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Adrian Sep 28, 2016 at 1:53 a.m.

me and my buds want to go but one is scared do u recommend something? can they touch you? give me ANY advice for him because we want him to come with us

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FrogBlog Oct 12, 2016 at 10:33 a.m.

Hi Adrian,

They cannot touch you. Look them in the eye. The scare actors chase the people who scream and run.

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Shana Sep 26, 2016 at 5:37 a.m.

I purchased the after 2PM tickets, would we need to leave the park during the change between regular park and HHN? How do they separate the general admission people between the two events? Thanks

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FrogBlog Oct 12, 2016 at 10:36 a.m.

Hi Shana,

When you enter, they should give you something that allows you to stay in the park.

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Alexis Sep 22, 2016 at 11:27 p.m.

My sister pulled a muscle this past week and it has been hurting ever since. We are due to go to hhn this Saturday. Can we request a gap pass? If so do we need a doctors note?

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Angel Sep 21, 2016 at 2:59 a.m.

Do you need your id with the ticket?

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Luis Oct 1, 2016 at 6:17 a.m.

I've been there since I was 9 (now 17) and they have never asked for ID

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Denise Sep 20, 2016 at 1:02 p.m.

Hi, are there single night tickets available? I only see combo tickets.

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FrogBlog Sep 21, 2016 at 10:55 a.m.

Hi Denise,

I think you are asking about tickets for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando, correct? We are only offering the Park-to-Park Halloween Horror Nights Combo ticket this year. You can see all of our discount Universal Orlando ticket here:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/universal-orlando-resort/

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Xibalva Sep 19, 2016 at 1:35 a.m.

I'm planning to purchase the front line passes for November 4th, is it worth it even though it should be less crowded seeing that Halloween is over?

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FrogBlog Sep 26, 2016 at 9:41 a.m.

Hi there,

All Horror Nights are crowded, and almost all sell out. Get the Front of Line pass. You will not regret it. On opening weekend, some waits were three hours long. Even if the crowds were half full that would still be a 1 1/2 hour wait! We did it all easily with Front of Line.

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Drew Sep 15, 2016 at 4:02 a.m.

Hi undercover tourist I have been a big fan on your YouTube channel I like how u should both universe studio Hollywood and Orlando also at Disneyland and Disney world u done a really amazing job I have a question regarding horror nights I notice on there guide line that he said nothing about backpacks but in videos of horror nights I've seen many people with backpacks including YouTube channel people who film it have backpacks and last year at Hollywood horror nights they let me bring in my lion backpack now are backpack usually allow in cause some people bring bags and back packs I know one of the videos about survival guide u can bring backpacks to horror nights so u don't have to Carrie stuff and even water u buy at the event I just wanted to know that are backpacks are allow in the event since I couldn't find it on there guide lines but I know it is allow since they let me bring it in last year and others in the past thanks keep doing a great job out there

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FrogBlog Sep 26, 2016 at 9:44 a.m.

Hi Drew,

You can bring backpacks but not water, food, or even gum!

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Tracy Sep 13, 2016 at 12:40 a.m.

What accommodations does US offer disabled people? I have MS, I'm not wheelchair bound but I can not stand for long periods of time. They are usually amazing on regular days.

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FrogBlog Sep 14, 2016 at 4:35 p.m.

Hi Tracy,

Universal Studios Hollywood offers the Guest Assistance Pass (AAP). It works much like Disney's DAS; the pass allows qualified guests to receive return times to attractions so they aren't left waiting in a queue. You can check out our overview on the pass for more information! Hope this helps.

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Doron Sagy Sep 8, 2016 at 7:10 p.m.

Arriving to universal hollywood on October 16th. We plan on arriving at 8 am and stay for the day(until afternoon). We are not planning on staying for the horror night. My question is how crowded does it get in mornings of days that offer horror nights

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FrogBlog Sep 19, 2016 at 2:14 p.m.

Hi Doron,

The morning should not be affected by Horror Nights. The day/night combo tickets do not begin until 2 p.m. Arriving at 8 a.m. should put you in great shape. Sunday mornings tend be be quiet in the theme parks.

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Nataly Sep 7, 2016 at 7:02 p.m.

Early entry for HHN, will they let people on the rides that are closed for HHN if arriving early?

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FrogBlog Sep 14, 2016 at 2:29 p.m.

Hi Nataly,

Yes, if you are there early before the park closes for the party, you can ride the rides that are open.

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Natalie Sep 7, 2016 at 12:16 p.m.

What if my son and husband want to go but me and my daughters just want to see the regular Park? Is there a separate waiting area or section we can enjoy while the Boys do their thing?

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liz Sep 16, 2016 at 10:52 p.m.

you can not go without th

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FrogBlog Sep 14, 2016 at 3:13 p.m.

Hi Natalie,

Horror Nights is an after-hours, separately ticketed event. You and your daughters could purchase Horror Nights tickets and visit the open rides, but it's not the best value, and you will miss the regular shows and regular Studio Tour. You could also spend time at CityWalk, but you would likely want to make alternate plans for the evening if that is what your son and husband plan to do (so they can spend at least most of the evening there to get their money's worth).

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Noel Sep 1, 2016 at 2:38 a.m.

I would like to go to Universal Studios during the day and Halloween Horror Nights on Oct 23rd but Front of the Line for both times. Would I have to buy Front of the line for both events?

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FrogBlog Sep 26, 2016 at 9:47 a.m.

Hi Noel,

Yes, you would. The Front of Line passes are separate for Halloween Horror Nights.

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FrogBlog Sep 14, 2016 at 2:55 p.m.

Hi Noel,

Yes, you would need them for both if that is what you want to do.

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Eddie Aug 31, 2016 at 6:21 a.m.

For the day/night combo how does it work? When I arrive there at at 2pm. Do I just stay in the park and begin going on the mazes when it starts at 7pm?

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FrogBlog Sep 26, 2016 at 9:42 a.m.

Hi Eddie,

When you enter the park, team members should give you your pass. They open four mazes in Lower Lot/Backlot at 6:30 p.m. Be in the maze lines before 6 and you will get through them before the early entry people make their way in. It will save you hours of waiting.

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Rachel Aug 21, 2016 at 5:05 p.m.

Should I buy front of line for a Thursday on Oct 7th this year?? Not sure if it will be super crowded on a Thursday. I could save money but also be missing out.

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Hanna Sep 14, 2016 at 7:45 a.m.

YES! I went to HHN the past two years, both in the end of September and hated it! A lot of the lines were between an hour and a half to two hours long with the longest wait being the walking dead at 3 hours. This year hubby and I got front of the line and I'm sure I'm not gonna hate it anymore.

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FrogBlog Aug 22, 2016 at 8:34 a.m.

Hi Rachel,

This event is very popular, so if you can afford it, we recommend purchasing Front of Line.

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Lea Aug 21, 2016 at 4:10 p.m.

Hey there, I'm thinking of heading over to hhn in mid October on a Thursday. Do u think I should get the front of line pass or are the queues short then?

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FrogBlog Aug 22, 2016 at 8:35 a.m.

Hi Lea,

This event is very popular, so if you can afford it, we recommend purchasing Front of Line.

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Rachel Aug 8, 2016 at 12:28 a.m.

Hi, when do the tickets for HHN Hollywood 2016 go on sale, I keep looking on the website but there's nothing & it's not long now! Many thanks,

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FrogBlog Aug 8, 2016 at 8:32 a.m.

Hi Rachel,

These tend to go on sale just a few weeks before the first event. They do sell out, so keep checking back!

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Staicia Lopez Aug 5, 2016 at 1:40 a.m.

I would like to do front of the line passes this year, I hear it's completely worth it. I'm trying to get an idea of price. Do you know what the prices were last year for front of the line?

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FrogBlog Aug 9, 2016 at 12:46 p.m.

Hi there,

Last year, we paid $127 for the Front of Line pass during the first Saturday of Halloween Horror Nights. Prices do get more expensive depending on the dates, and we don't yet know this year's pricing.

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Ruth May 10, 2016 at 6:33 p.m.

When do tickets go on sale?

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FrogBlog May 17, 2016 at 3:24 p.m.

Hi Ruth,

These tickets have gone on sale!

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Jess Oct 23, 2015 at 6:03 p.m.

I noticed they opened up two additional nights (November 6/7). Do you think it will be a lot less crowded (i.e. Front of the Line pass unnecessary)?

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FrogBlog Oct 26, 2015 at 2:34 p.m.

Hi Jess,

I think it will be less crowded, but likely still a crowded event, depending on how well-publicized it is. I don't think you'll regret the Front of the Line passes.

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Danielle Oct 14, 2015 at 4:28 p.m.

Is there any possibility of my phone getting wet?

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April McClaughry Jul 28, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.

If you are worried, I would recommend storing it in a plastic bag. I left my phone in a bathroom one year by accident. Got it back the next day however. Jurassic Park in the dark is the only thing I would really worry about in regards to water but you can always rent a locker and store belongings in there until you are finished.

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FrogBlog Oct 19, 2015 at 12:17 p.m.

Hi Danielle,

This shouldn't be an issue.

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Sally Oct 12, 2015 at 5:09 p.m.

There was a park photographer there taking pictures of the photo op with Norman Bates. Where can we find those pictures?

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FrogBlog Oct 19, 2015 at 8:35 a.m.

Hi Sally,

The number to get photos from Horror Nights is 1-800-368-6386.

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Jacks Oct 10, 2015 at 6:44 p.m.

Do you need an ID to enter horror night Hollywood???

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FrogBlog Oct 14, 2015 at 12:22 p.m.

Hi Jacks,

It's possible you would be asked for ID, but no one was checking names or IDs when we went.

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stevied Oct 10, 2015 at 7:14 a.m.

plan on going on oct 31 will it be super packed? would nov 1 be a better day to go?

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FrogBlog Oct 14, 2015 at 10:24 a.m.

Hi there,

Yes, Nov. 1 would be a better day, but keep in mind, that this day may also sell out too.

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FrogBlog Oct 14, 2015 at 10:24 a.m.

Hi there,

Yes, Nov. 1 would be a better day, but keep in mind, that this day may also sell out too.

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andrew Oct 9, 2015 at 12:02 a.m.

Can you bring a backpack inside? i need something to carry my portable charger and jacket.

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FrogBlog Oct 14, 2015 at 10:09 a.m.

Hi Andrew,

Yes, you can.

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Tammy Oct 6, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.

Planning on a day visit Friday, 10/9, will it be crowded due to Horror Night? Is a front of love be pass worth it?

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April McClaughry Jul 28, 2017 at 9:26 p.m.

Due to the very long lines and short amount of time the event operates, I would highly recommend front of the line passes. We didn't do that last year and only were able to get through 4 mazes, tram and Jabawokees. Time flies and lines are super long. We will be doing front of the line this year. Well worth it!!

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FrogBlog Oct 8, 2015 at 10:54 a.m.

Hi Tammy,

It should not be that bad on a Friday during this time, but arrive early to get it all in before the park closes for Halloween Horror Nights.

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Sandra Oct 5, 2015 at 5:03 a.m.

will the aactors of horror night touch you ???

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FrogBlog Oct 5, 2015 at 6:26 a.m.

Hi Sandra,

No, they will not, at least not intentionally.

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