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Your Screamin' Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2022

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Summary

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, scare zones and a Terror Tram. Most Halloween Horror Nights event dates sell out and Universal Studios Hollywood isn't that large, so it does get crowded. Luckily, you've got us as your fearless froggy guides so that you can experience everything at this must-do event! We've been hopping to Halloween Horror Nights for many years so that we can bring you everything you need to know.

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood - Entrance to Park at Night

The Term "Maze" Is Laid to Rest

Before we get started, there's a big change in the language this year. Perhaps you noticed that we said "houses" instead of "mazes." The haunted house–style walk-though attractions formerly known as mazes in Hollywood are being renamed "houses." This brings the term consistent with Universal Orlando's name for these signature attractions. Can we have a moment of silence for the slashing of a SoCal colloquialism? RIP Maze. (It lives on at Knott's Scary Farm.)

When to Visit Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood

Halloween Horror Nights will kick off Sept. 8, 2022, and will continue on select nights through Oct. 31, 2022. Generally, the earlier you go in the season, the lower the ticket price (the same goes for any dates after Halloween). Sunday and Thursday nights are the least expensive, and Saturdays tend to be the priciest, followed by Fridays. Most of the days do sell out, but the least crowded nights tend to be Sundays and Thursdays.

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2022 Dates

  • September 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 29-30
  • October 1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 27-31

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2022 Ticket Prices

Your Screamin' Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2021 - People enter the event

Halloween Horror Nights is a separate ticket from regular park admission. Universal Studios Hollywood also sells a Halloween Horror Nights Universal Express Pass (formerly called Front of Line Pass). The HHN Universal Express Pass is good for one-time Express access for each house and ride. It includes priority seating for the Jabbawockeez live show.

Ticket prices vary per night. Keep in mind that ticket prices can continue to go up throughout the season, and even sell out for some nights. The key is to purchase as early as you can.

For multi-day Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood tickets or HHN Universal Express passes, you'll need to purchase from Universal Studios Hollywood. You can get discount general admission tickets or single-night HHN tickets from your favorite froggy friends. HHN Universal Express tickets can sell out scary-fast, so buy them well in advance. Tickets purchased online through Universal allow for Early Entry at 6 p.m. In 2019, these times shifted earlier as the season progressed, so keep hopping back for updates throughout the fall season because we continually make updates based on Universal's changes. We definitely recommend entering during Early Entry to experience the shortest waits of the night if your ticket permits it! The actual event starts at 7 p.m., but Early Entry houses open at 6:15 p.m.

There are two houses and the Terror Tram open during Early Entry. Even those lines get long during Early Entry, so you'll want to arrive as soon as you can and make your way to the houses. People with the After 2 p.m. ticket have an advantage in being able to line up earlier than the Early Entry guests.

When you purchase the Universal Express ticket online via Universal, an option to upgrade to Universal Express Unlimited for an additional fee pops up (if available)! There is a Universal Express Unlimited ticket option on the main menu, as well. That means you can have Unlimited Express access to each ride, houses and seated show.

Universal offers an After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo ticket, which allows you to enter the park at 2 p.m. This pass allows you to visit daytime attractions, some of which will be closed during Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood. Since Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Kung Fu Panda, Studio Tour and shows are typically closed for Halloween Horror Nights, the combo ticket might be of interest to you if you have not yet experienced these attractions. There is usually a check-in point near the Box Office so you can get a wristband to stay in the park after it closes to the public.

Your Screamin' Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2021 - Scene from Terror Tram

Are you a Universal Studios pass member? Annual pass members can take advantage of special pass member pricing for themselves and friends for some tickets. You can check out available deals here.

For a killer experience, spring for the R.I.P. Tour. The 2021 R.I.P. Tour offered the following:

  • Guided walking tour of the event
  • One-time R.I.P. entry into each house while on the tour with a guide (based on tour itinerary)
  • Express UNLIMITED access (per day) to select rides, houses and attractions
  • Complimentary valet parking (one vehicle)
  • Exclusive photo-op
  • Pre-tour receptions with all-you-care-to-enjoy dinner (alcoholic beverages excluded)
  • Access to cash bar locations available during the tour (must be 21 years old or older to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages with a valid photo ID)
  • Commemorative R.I.P. Tour credential and lanyard
  • Maximum of six R.I.P. Tour tickets per party. Each tour is made up of parties mixed together for up to 12 guests per tour. Call 1-818-622-0251 for larger groups to book a private R.I.P. Tour.

Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while taking part in any R.I.P. Tour. Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.

Managing the Crowds & Touring Tips at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood

Your Screamin' Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2021 - Early Entry Signage

One of the most terrifying parts of Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood is not getting to experience all of the houses because of lines. Most Universal Halloween Horror Nights sell out. Save your terror for the houses and cut the lines like Michael Myers' knife with a Halloween Horror Nights Front of the Line ticket. Buy in advance because Universal only offers a very limited number of Universal Express passes for each night, and they sell out as quickly as the kids flee that thing in the basement of Hill House.

You can get a jumpstart on the fear … oops, we mean fun! The event usually begins at 7 p.m. and ends at either 1 a.m. or 2 a.m., depending on the night. You can arrive early at 6 p.m. for early admission to get your heart thumping even sooner with access to some of the most popular houses, which open at 6:15 p.m. You will be given a wristband so that you can stay in the park as it closes and other guests are filtered out.

Early Entry houses were in the Lower Lot last year. Terror Tram opens during Early Entry, as well. Early Entry admission is 6 p.m. and select houses open at 6:15 p.m. Arriving early can save your night because you can visit several houses before the event officially begins and then move onto the other houses 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.
  • You start in the light.
  • Experience shorter lines for at least an hour.
  • You can get through more houses and maybe even do a favorite house twice.
  • You can make it an earlier night.

Cons:

  • The scare zones are not open until 7 p.m.
  • There is a less eerie/dramatic effect walking into the park.
  • You might miss the Opening Scaremony in the Upper Lot (Universal may close that area to just the people entering the park by 6:30 p.m. and no amount of begging or pleading will get you in from other areas of the park).

Your Screamin' Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2021 - Express Ticket in Lanyard

Having Universal Express 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 houses twice. Just do not scan the Universal Express 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 Universal Express, you can hit all of the Early Entry houses before 7 p.m. If you have R.I.P., then you have unlimited Universal Express access. Alternatively, Universal Express can allow you the time to watch the Opening Scaremony and not have to arrive early.

Universal no longer distributes lanyards for Universal Express. Instead, you have to pull the paper ticket (about the size of a credit card) out each time to have it scanned. Bring a lanyard with a clear plastic pouch to make your life toadally easier, or wear clothing with a secure pocket. Universal also sells lanyards. We bought a lanyard in 2019 and brought it back in 2021.  It was well worth it. We put two tickets back to back in it for easy scanning at each house and ride.

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood - Bride of Frankenstein

If you can’t get Universal Express and you miss Early Entry, save the year-round rides for after you have done your favorite houses and scare zones (you can ride the rides any other day of the year).

The heart of Halloween Horror Nights is in the Lower Lot and usually the Backlot. Due to filming, the Backlot does not have houses this year. When it is in action, there's a not-so-short walk (with scare zones along the way) to the houses in the Metropolitan Sets. There is alternate transportation for people who need it (behind the Jurassic Park area).

A longer line does not always represent the quality of the house or a must-see. A house based off a popular show can get a long line, but it doesn't mean it's the best house. Sometimes we find that the houses we are least excited about are among our favorites, and the ones we most look forward to are not at the top of our list. Last year we most looked forward to The Haunting of Hill House, but we enjoyed The Bride of Frankenstein Lives (which had a much shorter wait) more. But all houses are usually pretty good. Try as many as you can and do not stress if you miss one.

Download the Universal Studios Hollywood app so that you can check wait times and showtimes. Select Halloween Horror Nights from the pull-down menu to access the wait times and food options. There are also displays throughout the park for status updates.

Complete everything you want to do while you are down in the Lower Lot and then move back up after that. The special menu items are in those areas, so you might want to grab a bite while you are down there, as well. You don’t want to spend valuable time going up and down the four long escalators to and from the Lower Lot more than once in each direction.

Here's a look at the highlights of Halloween Horror Nights 2021:

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Houses and Entertainment

We got our first house announcement of 2022!

Universal Monsters: Legends Collide

Universal Pictures' biggest monster icons, The Wolf Man, Dracula and the Mummy, will join forces in an all-new house. The trio is seeking the Amulet of Ra, which the Wolf Man believes will lift his curse, while Dracula and the Mummy plan to use it against humankind. Who will get to it first, and can you survive the battle between them? The musician SLASH will collaborate on an original score for this house.

2021 Houses

While we await more announcements for 2022 houses, here's a look at all seven 2021 house (plus the returning Jabbawockeez show). Some of them may return from the dead to haunt us again.

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Survival Guide - Haunting of Hill House Bent-Neck LadyThe Haunting of Hill House (New for 2021!)

The imposing and mysterious decaying Hill House eerily comes to life in this new house. Psst ... Don't go in there, or you'll never leave. Seriously, I'm still haunted by scenes from the Netflix series. Iconic scenes from the television show are featured throughout the house, including the Red Room (the heart of Hill House), the infamous Hall of Statues and the dreaded basement. You'll encounter apparitions of the Bent-Neck Lady, William Tell — the Tall Man — and the Ghost in the Basement. To find this house, you need to walk through the Wizarding World and past the castle.

The Haunting of Hill House sends even the bravest guests into a psychological thriller in which they will find themselves feverishly struggling to break free from the house's evil and sinister forces. Walking in the footsteps of the Crain family is a nightmare you never wake up from. Never go alone.

There was some great detail that came from the show, and we loved the walls that disappeared before our eyes to reveal characters. But the basement scene, which was extremely terrifying in the television show, did not play out as we had hoped. We had some great startles by the Tall Man.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Survival Guide - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre art

Does a chainsaw buzz get your heart pounding? If so, you probably have some deep-seated fears from watching the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie. Follow in the footsteps of the victims of the 1974 classic horror film. Enter, if you dare, the dilapidated Sawyer house in the Lower Lot. You'll encounter Leatherface and the demented family of butchers, but you are the fresh meat. Will you make it out of this gory house alive?

We like that a character from the house met us out front before we entered the madness. This is always a classic house. Plus you can enjoy Leatherface's Texas Family Barbecue in the Lower Lot after you escape the house. Mmmm ... they say we (I mean the meat) tastes like chicken. This usually has a shorter wait than the Exorcist early in the night, so it's a good place to get your Horror Nights buzz going.

The Bride of Frankenstein Lives

Your Screamin' Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2021 - Entrance to Bride of Frankenstein Maze

The vengeful Bride of Frankenstein emerges from the shadows of the Parisian courtyard to take her fate into her own hands. She will do anything to return her mate to life. It's a match made in hell. This house features Dracula's vampire brides. The hunted becomes the hunter when the Bride of Frankenstein becomes a vampire hunter! Eyes up. Frankenstein's monster is 8 feet tall! Slash is once again collaborating with Horror Nights to compose the original score! The thrills continue when you exit into the Silver Scream Queenz scare zone. You can then grab a bloody bite at Freakshow Vin Bistro.

This house had the most dramatic entrance. You step into the pages of the storybook. Her story begins where his story ended ... with monsters. You'll encounter Frankenstein's Bride, vampires and, of course, Frankenstein's monster brought back to life. The Universal Monsters houses never disappoint.

The Curse of Pandora's Box

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Survival Guide - Pandora

This house was inspired by a story from Greek mythology. As you enter "Pandora's Cabinet of Curiosities," an old store that seems as if it belongs in a dark and dangerous back-alley of Victorian London, you make your way through occultist artifacts, forbidden relics and a collection of evil encased in glass cabinets. Does curiosity get the best of you when you pass the giant, ornate box inlaid with human bones, adorned with the silhouette of a woman clasping her body with skeletal arms? The ornate box swings open and awakens a demonic voice whispering for you to "come inside." Be aware. Once Pandora's Box is open and the evil unleashed, it can never be closed again.

This house is located past Hogwarts Castle near The Haunting of Hill House. It offers some cool effects and lighting that set it apart from the other houses.

Your Screamin' Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2021 - Michael Myers looks out the windowHalloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

The boogeyman has returned, and this time there is no stopping him. Literally. This house from 2018 just cannot die. Are we caught in a recurring nightmare? It's Oct. 30, 1988, and a comatose Michael Myers is transferred back to the Sanitarium. Even though it's been a decade since he has murdered anyone, the citizens of Haddonfield know all too well that evil does not sleep (or stay in a coma, especially the night before Halloween). Too bad his caregivers did not get the memo. The Boogeyman escapes, slaughters his medical personnel and runs off into the night. Nobody is safe from Michael Myers and his knife. You'll find this house and its many appearances of Michael Myers in the Upper Lot near Water World.

The Exorcist

Your Screamin' Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2021 - Girl climbs steps on back

Who's ready for split-pea soup?! (Kidding.) The Exorcist house returns, taking guests through one of the most terrifying movies of all time. Watch Regan's transformation as the devil takes hold of her in her home, while her dedicated mother and priest fight the possession. Evil awaits you in the Lower Lot behind Transformers. A word of warning. Even during Early Entry, the line is scary long. It's a great house, but if you have seen it before, you might save shave some wait time by skipping it if the wait time takes too long.

AMC's The Walking Dead

Your Screamin' Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2021 - Don't Open Dead Inside Doors

This year-round walk-through attraction was laid to rest in March 2020, with promises that it would be resurrected for Halloween Horror Nights — and here it is! Step into a destroyed hospital filled with the dead. Patient charts and paperwork are scattered everywhere, bloody handprints and blood splatters appear throughout the halls and hospital supplies are strewn about. Even the ceiling tiles and floor are part of the scene. The makeup and costumes are movie-quality, and the jump scares are thrilling. As many times as we have visited this house, as least one walker jumped out where I least expected it.

Jabbawockeez Show

The Jabbawockeez return with a unique mix of dance, special effects, music and humor. It's a place to rest your tired flippers and enjoy some AC, especially on a hot night like the night we visited.

Scare Zones at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2022

Your Screamin' Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2021 - Pig with Chainsaw

We frogs jump (even higher than usual) in terror at Halloween Horror Nights — usually when we least expect it in a scare zone. Be prepared for the unexpected ghoul to emerge from the darkness. All scare zones were in the Upper Lot in 2021.

Take a look at the 2021 scare zones (we'll update once we learn more about the 2022 scare zones!): 

Chainsaw Rangers

A diabolical gang of maniacs with chainsaws strike terror in the hearts of those entering Halloween Horror Nights. The boundaries between this scare zone and Demon City are pretty blurred, with the sound of chainsaws buzzing present in both spaces.

Demon City

The New York streets have gone to hell. A diabolical nightclub called Inferno serves demons from the Underworld. These bloodthirsty demonic clubgoers prowl the streets looking for their next victims. You cannot miss the tall stilt walkers, or should we say stilt runners? They are fast and they are coming after you.

Your Screamin' Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2021 - Bride of Frankenstein in Silver Screen QueenzUniversal Monsters: Silver Scream Queenz

You can find the first all-female scare zone adjacent to the "Bride of Frankenstein Lives" house. Well, it's not all female, as an 8-foot-tall Frankenstein's Monster accompanies them. You may encounter the Bride of Frankenstein, Anck-Su-Namun from "The Mummy," Dracula’s Daughter and She-Wolf of London all returned from the grave.

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Opening Scaremony

If you are in the Upper Lot just before 7 p.m., catch the Opening “Scaremony,” when Universal releases the monsters and you find yourself immersed in your first terrifying scare zone of the night. You must be in place before 6:30 p.m. or you won't get in. The downside to accessing Early Entry may mean missing the Opening Scaremony, but the benefits of getting the houses done and being ahead of the masses may outweigh the downside in our humble opinion. It's really hard to see anything unless you are up close, but once Universal unleashes the monsters, they'll crawl through the crowds to find you.

In 2021, the entrance to the Demon City Scare Zone was more narrow than usual, making it even harder to see. Team members discouraged us from waiting for the Opening Scaremony and pushed us toward the Lower Lot or the Terror Tram.

Terror Tram at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood

Your Screamin' Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2021 - On the Terror Tram Walk you can take a picture with Normal Bates at the Psycho HouseThe Terror Tram took a break in 2019, but returned for 2021! The tram that takes guests on a daytime Studio Tour of the Backlot turns into a Terror Tram at night, transporting guests to scenes of unspeakable horror as they wander the Backlot past the Bates Motel, Psycho House and airplane crash site from "War of the Worlds." The regular Studio Tour is not operating during Hollywood Horror Nights hours. Being an open-air, outside attraction certainly has appeal at this time.

Lock your doors. It's the Ultimate Purge. The most iconic Purgers from all of "The Purge" films have taken over and are running rampant. These masked and costumed marauders are out to get anyone caught outside during Purge hours. If you choose to board the Terror Tram and ride right into the Purge, know that there are no laws, no rules and no escape.

We have enjoyed being terrified in "The Purge"-themed Opening Scaremony, scare zones in the Backlot and Terror Tram in past years of Halloween Horror Nights. But the horror is back, and the Terror Tram is elevating the terror to an all-new level.

Your Screamin' Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2021 - Scenes from The Forever Purge

If you are new to the Purge, here is the backstory. The Purge takes place in a not-so-distant future world in which the New Founding Fathers of America have taken control of the United States. To combat rising crime rates, unemployment and social unrest, the New Founding Fathers created an annual event called the Purge. During one night every year, American citizens are allowed 12 hours of consequence-free freedom to wreak havoc and commit whatever crimes they want, including murder. They are coming for you.

Your tram guide will tell you that you are going to a Purge Party, which is a safe Purge-free zone. But you'll learn the truth as you ride towards the Backlot. You should be barricading yourself in your home to protect your family, but you are riding the Terror Tram straight into the Purge. You are about to be slaughtered. Nobody can help you now.

Rides Open During Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2022

Your Screamin' Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2021 - Hogwarts Castle has projections on it

Some of the regular rides dare to operate during Halloween Horror Nights. If you need to escape from the houses, get your thrills on Transformers 3-D, Revenge of the Mummy, Jurassic World or the Simpsons Ride. In the past, the Wizarding World was closed during Halloween Horror Nights, but in 2021, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff remained open! As mentioned above, the normal Studio Tour will not be running. Instead, you get the Terror Tram. Regular shows, Kung Fu Panda and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem are closed. The new Secret Life of Pets ride will not be open.

Hogwarts Castle has special projections for the event. Watch the Deathly Hallows symbols form. Listen for hissing voices. We do not speak Parseltongue, so don't ask us what they are saying.

Your Screamin' Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2021 - Tacos in Universal Plaza

Treats to Die for at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood

There are some devilish delights and concocted drinks in store for you. The park map shows themed dining locations in the Upper and Lower Lots. In the Upper Lot, you can fill up at:

  • Freakshow Vin Bistro in French Bistro
  • Little Cocina food tent and Dia de los Muertos Bar — This area had photo-ops, live monsters and a festive atmosphere. A great addition to Halloween Horror Nights!
  • Scare up some spooky treats at Minions Monster Cafe (This was listed as open but looked closed when we visited).

In the Lower Lot:

  • The Terror Bar — The shortest lines for snacks and drinks in this glow bar early in the night.
  • Leatherface's Texas Family Barbeque — Get your BBQ spare ribs, pulled chicken, Texas chili & cheese nachos, a 22-inch monster dog, bloody funnel fingers and Texas Tea or frozen Jack and Coke.

Your Screamin' Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2021 - Leatherface's BBQ in Lower Lot

Most restaurants and shops offer themed treats such as decorated cookies and cupcakes. Additional dining locations are found around the park. The Universal Studios Hollywood app has more details for the day of your visit.

The following dining locations may be open for your visit:

    • Three Broomsticks
    • Hog's Head
    • Butterbeer carts
    • Starbucks Upper and Lower Lot
    • Krusty Burger
    • Cletus' Chicken Shack
    • Luigi's Pizza
    • Moe's Tavern
    • Lard Lad's Donut
    • Phineas Q. Butterfat's Ice Cream
    • Suds McDuff's Hot Dogs — "Dufftober Fest" at Duff Gardens and Suds McDuff's
    • Panda Express
    • Studio Cafe
    • Mummy Eats
    • Jurassic Cafe
    • Isla Nu-Bar

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  • Many temporary snack locations throughout the park and near houses, including the ones with a long walk.

You can purchase a souvenir refillable Coca-Cola Freestyle souvenir cup. It's $17 for one or $16 each if you buy two. It's refillable through the day (every 10 minutes). You can add on an extra day of refills for $10.

Some Universal CityWalk restaurants offer discounts before you enter HHN. Re-entry is allowed. (Get a hand stamp when you exit).

Follow the Rules or Beware

Your Screamin' Guide to Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2021 - Dia de los Muertos scare actor

Keep in mind that no costume masks or costumes are allowed (although we did see leniency with some Harry Potter robes)! No horseplay or items that resemble weapons are allowed.

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Survival Guide - Guest Assistance SignYou may not record, take flash photos, or bring laser pens, food and drink into the houses. You cannot bring food or drink — not even water). In the past, we have brought empty water bottles for refilling, last year, we were not even able to bring a water bottle into the houses. Do not bring gum into the park. In 2019, you could buy alcohol in Springfield USA and at other locations. 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 without your ticket. Re-entry is allowed so hold onto your park ticket ad ask about a hand stamp at the exit. Dress in layers. Wear comfortable shoes. You’ll find that there is a lot of walking — our devices measured 13,000 steps in past years but only about 9,000 in 2021.

Be sure to dress for the weather so you will be comfortable. Early September dates can be surprisingly hot the whole night. You may bring an umbrella if the forecast calls for rain. There are no refunds.

Arrive with a full belly if you can. Food lines are scary long. You don't want to waste precious time waiting for food.

If someone in your party uses a wheelchair, most standard wheelchairs and Electronic Convenience Vehicles (ECVs) can go through the houses. Ask an attendant if you need assistance. Any guests who use Universal's Attraction Assistance Pass (AAP) should know that you will go to a designated location to pick up the AAP. The line can be long just to get the pass! Arrive early and take care of it as soon as you can. Then you may receive return times for the houses. If you heading to The Curse of Pandora's Box and The Haunting of Hill House, get a return time for both houses at the same time just outside the entrance to the Wizarding World. There is alternative transportation available for those with physical disabilities to access these houses and to the Lower Lot. The Lower Lot drop-off and pick-up location is near Dino Play.

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Survival Guide - Mini GhostbusterStay hydrated — all of that screaming can dry you out like a mummy! (You can purchase water bottles but you can also get free water at restaurants with fountain drinks.) Speaking of mummies, leave your little mummies home for this terrifying event, which is recommended for very brave 13-year-olds and up. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Of course, in 2019, we did come across the cutest Ghostbuster who was brave enough to visit the house for his most-favorite movie. You know your kids, so use your best judgment. If horror movies are their jam, then they may be able to handle it. The teenage years are a good time to visit for most kids.

Follow these rules and tips, and you will survive the Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. Download the Universal Studios Hollywood app. Most of all, have fun!

Be sure to hop back for updates about the 2022 season!

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Sep 16, 2019 at 4:22 p.m. Patty Says...

Can we take pictures with the characters??

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Sep 16, 2019 at 12:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patty!

As long as there's no flash! We recommend saving photos for the roaming scare actors so as to not interfere with the atmosphere of the mazes and houses as you walk through. But the "no flash" rule is the biggest one to keep in mind!

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Sep 15, 2019 at 9:14 p.m. Karina Says...

If I purchase General Admission passes, can I upgrade to Express Passes at the park? (if there is any left) If so, how much does it cost to upgrade?

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Sep 16, 2019 at 12:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karina!

Because Express tickets are limited and popular, those tickets usually sell out in advance. Try calling Universal in advance to see if you can upgrade. The cost difference can vary per night, but it will be the difference between a regular ticket and the Express ticket for that night.

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Sep 22, 2019 at 2:45 p.m. Mona Reid Says...

Hi there,

My husband and I would like to go on a Sunday in the next week. Do you think we will be ok with a general admission ticket for HHN or should we spend the extra money on a FOL pass ? Also, if we don't buy the FOL Pass, can we upgrade AT the park for the same price it would've been online . It would just be a waste if we spend the extra money on the FOL pass and don't really need it...especially on a Sunday. Thank you for any advice.

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Sep 23, 2019 at 8:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mona!

That day looks to be a 6/10, so crowds should be reasonable. If you're looking to hit every house, we'd recommend splurging for the Express Pass, though, as there is so much to do in such a short period of time! If you don't purchase the Express Pass, you can upgrade in the park - though the price may vary, and these tend to sell out well in advance, so if it's going to be a must-do, we recommend purchasing before you go.

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Sep 15, 2019 at 5:22 p.m. Kendra Says...

Hello! I was wondering if it’s possible to get the express ticket even if you already purchased the general admission? Like would I be able to go in person to ask for express pass?

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Sep 16, 2019 at 12:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kendra!

We'd suggest that you try calling in advance to see if you can upgrade your ticket. Most nights sell out of Express tickets in advance, which means that you may not be able to upgrade in the park.

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Sep 12, 2019 at 7:34 a.m. Jeanneatte Says...

Hey! I would like to know something about the dress code, are like pocket-wallet chains able to be worn to HHN? I'll be going to fan preview night and I'm not sure if I'm able to bring my small chain.

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Sep 13, 2019 at 1:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeanneatte!

Pocket chains are not permitted.

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Sep 11, 2019 at 4:16 a.m. R Ruiz Says...

Do you know if they will have the 80's Throwback Thursday on the Fan preview night?

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Sep 11, 2019 at 12:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

We aren't quite sure, as it isn't stated. What we do know is that there will be performances by Figure, who is known for his Monsters series of music tracks mixed with horror movie music. And we did hear that Slash will be a guest on the panel!

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Sep 9, 2019 at 6:50 a.m. Jorge Paz Says...

Looks like this year early entry will be at 6pm, just one hour before the official HHN event starts. At least that's what the FAQ section of HHN Hollywood says... Can you confirm?

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Sep 9, 2019 at 4:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jorge!

Confirmed! Universal updated the information and we have updated our post accordingly. You may enter at 5:45 and the mazes will open at 6:00 p.m. (except for Fan Preview Night.)

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Sep 9, 2019 at 6:06 a.m. Erin Says...

My family was planning on going to Universal Studios (Hollywood) on a day that just happens to be a Halloween Horror Night. Is it business as usual before 6pm or do we have to worry about our young kids being scared because of HHN stuff around them during the day? Need to know if we should cancel our plans.

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Sep 9, 2019 at 10:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erin!

You may see some decorations, but the parks are otherwise business as usual during the day ... no scare actors will be out prior to the party - safe for tadpoles!

Keep hopping!

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Sep 5, 2019 at 1:27 a.m. Ismael Garduno Says...

Will the universal studios rides and attractions still be open during horror nights for those wanting to stay in the park

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Sep 6, 2019 at 2:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ismael!

Not all rides will be open for Halloween Horror Nights, but a few, including Jurassic World - The Ride, The Simpsons, Revenge of the Mummy and Transformers, will remain open during HHN.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 4, 2019 at 9:19 a.m. Fernando Jaime Says...

HELLO! I was planning to take a trip down to HHN this October 2019 which is actually my birthday! But I just had one quick question, I am getting regular standard admission and wanted to know how the lines would be, though I am going on Thursday night which I heard that those are one of the least busy days? Thank you for the help! Can't wait to go this Halloween!

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Sep 4, 2019 at 11:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Fernando,

Expect the lines to be bad. While a Thursday night might not be as crowded as a Saturday, it will still be very crowded for this popular event. The toadally cool thing about Thursdays in 2019 is that you can wear costumes or 80's wear for the dance party. You are in for a horribly good birthday celebration!

Keep hopping!

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Aug 21, 2019 at 2:58 p.m. Jessica Says...

Thanks for such a great write-up!

Groupon just posted a "deal" for HHN. Am I missing something here because the Groupon is more expensive than if I just buy tickets from Universal. I'm looking at the day/night off-peak combo ticket. On the date I would go in October, a regular ticket is $109 but Groupon is charging $169? I confirmed with Groupon that their ticket does not include universal express and it seems the maximum for a day/night combo is only $147 for peak dates. Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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Aug 21, 2019 at 11:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica!

We don't think you're missing anything - way to go reading the fine print and doing the math! :) We'd just go through Universal as you noted since the deal won't be worthwhile for your dates.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 22, 2019 at 1:23 a.m. Jessica Says...

Thank you!

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Aug 16, 2019 at 6:58 p.m. Patty Says...

Hi! i just bought ticket for hhn for sunday 22, do you know if we can take pictures inside the maze? Outside?

thank you

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Aug 19, 2019 at 5:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patty!

The official policy is no photography or filming inside of the maze; outside should be fine as long as there's no flash.

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Aug 16, 2019 at 4:03 a.m. Stephanie Says...

Thanks for the helpful article! You mention that if you get the 2pm tickets for HHN, you wear a special wristband, and aren’t able to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Is this a general rule, or only after a certain time? Thanks!

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Aug 19, 2019 at 10:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie!

It's our pleasure - thanks for hopping by! If you arrive at 2 p.m., you can access Wizarding World. If you arrive for Early Entry, which is about an hour before park closes, your HHN ticket does not allow access for Early Entry.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 14, 2019 at 8:17 a.m. Lucas Says...

Hello,

We are french and we go to LA in october. All family is fan of stranger things and want to see the mazes but my children are 8 and 10 years old. If i buy a 2 pm tickets, do you think it's possible to visit the mazes and left the park before it become too scary for my kids ? Thank you and sorry for my very bad english.

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Aug 14, 2019 at 10:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lucas!

Only you know how scary things can be for your kids. Some kids may be fine at Horror Nights. Others will need to leave. If you get the 2 pm entry ticket, you can enjoy other parts of the park and may be able to access the maze and several other mazes during the hour before the Hollywood Horror Nights event officially opens. That first early hour is still light out and the scare zones may not be open, so it is less scary than after 7 pm. We won’t know which mazes are part of early entry until the first night. Hop back to see if Stranger Things is part of early entry. Last year it was. We highly recommend the Universal Express ticket to get the most done in a short time. Last year the Stranger Things maze had a LONG line before early entry even started. With Express, we hopped right past the long line. Have a great time!

Keep hopping!

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Aug 12, 2019 at 2:46 a.m. Carolina Gomez Says...

If I purchase a general ticket for Halloween Horror Nights ... can i also go on rides such as The Revenge of the Mummy during horror nights hours?

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Aug 12, 2019 at 1:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carolina!

Your Halloween Horror Nights admission will be all you need to ride the rides available to you! Several of Universal Studios Hollywood's favorite rides and attractions will remain open for the nighttime Halloween Horror Nights experience. Specifically, Jurassic World – The Ride, Transformers: The Ride - 3D, The Simpsons Ride and Revenge of the Mummy- The Ride. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Studio Tour, DreamWorks Theatre featuring Kung Fu Panda, WaterWorld, Universal’s Animal Actors, and Special Effects Show will not be opening during Halloween Horror Nights.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 5, 2019 at 9:33 p.m. Az_Guy Says...

I thought I read that at the Hollywood location, filming in the mazes was permitted in the past (just not in Orlando). Is the 'no recording' in mazes rule new for 2019 for Hollywood, or am I misinterpreting the rule?

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Aug 7, 2019 at 10:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

The "no filming" rule has been in place for a while, though it often gets more strictly enforced when it comes to cell phones since the light can be distracting to other guests. Hope this helps!

Keep hopping!

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Jul 27, 2019 at 9:04 p.m. Art Says...

Great post!. This answered all the questions I had from the Universal email I received. I want to go not on preview day, but the days after and was confused on what the Universal Express Pass meant. I remember paying a lot more for it last Halloween season. It is a lot more affordable this year. Thanks again for this post. It helped tremendously.

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Jul 29, 2019 at 9:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

So glad to hear it, Art! Thanks for hopping by!

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Jul 26, 2019 at 6:49 p.m. Dot Says...

I’m planning on visiting with two 10 year old kids the third week of October 2019 for our first time. I have FREE general admission tickets. Should I visit that Tuesday so I can see all of the day attractions or come on Thursday (pay extra) to see the Halloween show but possibly miss out on the Harry Potter or Minion stuff? Thank you for your advice.

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Jul 29, 2019 at 1:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dot!

With two 10-year-olds, skip the very scary Halloween Horror Nights (recommended 13 and up) and visit all day on Tuesday for free! A better use of money (than the party ticket) would be to upgrade to Universal Express once you are in the park if you want to skip the lines.

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Jul 16, 2019 at 8:18 a.m. Nayeli Says...

Hey there! I love how useful your information is! I was just wondering how the express pass works for HHN? Do you buy them online and they send you the pass via mail? or is it something you have to pick up at the park? :)

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Jul 16, 2019 at 4:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nayeli!

You can buy an Express ticket online when purchasing tickets. They always sell out, so buy Express early, and do not count on being able to upgrade in the park. You will not regret having Express at this very crowded event. We won’t go without it! You will print out the ticket and they will give you the small paper Express ticket when you enter the turnstile.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 9, 2019 at 1:17 a.m. CHris S Says...

Are you guys selling the Express tickets? I can't seem to find them.

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Jul 9, 2019 at 11:58 p.m. Grace Says...

I’m planning a trip to Universal for a weekend in September and didn’t realize parks would close early for HHN. For regular daytime guests, how early would we have to leave once the event starts? Also, are there any rides that are closed even during the day to make room for halloween attractions? i have never been to universal and don’t want to miss out on anything because i came at the wrong time.

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Jul 11, 2019 at 9:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Grace!

Last year, the park closed at 6 p.m. for regular guests. Everything should be operational when you go!

Keep hopping!

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Jun 25, 2019 at 12:55 a.m. Janet Says...

This blog post is sooooo helpful! Thank you for all the details and helpful hints. We wanted to get the day/night combo, but also the R.I.P. Tour. Do you know if RIP folks can still enter at 2pm? Or how could we work that?

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Jun 26, 2019 at 9:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Janet!

Universal Studios has not released any of the details for tickets for 2019, so keep hopping back later this summer for the details. In the past, the RIP tour allowed guests to enter as early as 5:00 p.m.

Keep hopping!

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Jun 18, 2019 at 4:26 p.m. Yasmine Says...

Hey! Me and my boyfriend are looking to go to universal in September however not sure if it would be worth getting a 1 day ticket or 2 day?

we are also looking into halloween horror nights too. How would i go about purchasing a ticket for that? and if we were to do that would you suggest just one day at the park?

Thanks!

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Jun 19, 2019 at 5:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Yasmine,

Tickets for Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights will go on sale later this summer. You can purchase directly from Universal Studios, and we highly recommend Universal Express tickets for that event. If you are attending HHN, then you can get by with one full day in the park to experience the daytime rides and shows.

Keep hopping!

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Oct 30, 2018 at 2:23 p.m. dan Says...

we want to see marilyn Manson at the hardrock aswell as visit Halloween horror nights. are we able to go to Halloween horror nights, bounce out to see marilyn Manson and then re enter Halloween horror nights with out buying another ticket?

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Nov 1, 2018 at 9:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dan!

Sorry we couldn't get back to you sooner - we were busy looking into the re-entry policy for HHN. This should have been fine. Hope you had a blast!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 29, 2018 at 4:23 p.m. Maria Says...

The weather calls for rain when I will be attending, i have a choice between going Wednesday (Halloween) or Thursday, do you think any of the mazes/rides would be ruined due to the rain?

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Oct 29, 2018 at 10:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria!

Luckily, all of the houses are indoors and should remain open regardless of weather. The scare zones and outdoor rides may be temporarily shut down if the rain gets too heavy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 29, 2018 at 12:52 a.m. fortnite_is_dead Says...

Do you know if Rip Ride Rockit will be open durning HHN in Orlando?

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Oct 29, 2018 at 10:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

You can check out our full guide for Orlando, but to answer your question, YES - Rip Ride Rockit is open during the event :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 26, 2018 at 6:08 p.m. Ethan Says...

Hello!

I was concerned about the costumes/masks policy. I am a huge HP fan and I really want to wear my Hogwarts uniform tomorrow when I go to Horror Nights. I plan to wear the robe, a white dress shirt with a tie and dress pants. Would Universal make an exception to this outfit? Especially since I bought it in the park?

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Nov 3, 2018 at 5:45 p.m. Cindy P. Says...

Hi Ethan! I was wondering if you could let me know if you had any trouble getting in with your uniform! I am going tonight and want to wear my robe too!

Thanks!,

Cindy

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Oct 26, 2018 at 4:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ethan!

This is a great question. We don't think it should be a problem!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 24, 2018 at 3:16 p.m. TeddyRage Says...

I know that there are hidden treasures with HHN. Are they doing a secret pin in hollywood?

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Oct 26, 2018 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Teddy!

We're not familiar with what you're referring to, but welcome the Frog Pond to chime in :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 15, 2018 at 7:29 p.m. Griffin Says...

We love Halloween but quit going to haunted houses because of the “close” rooms and tight spaces due to being a little claustrophobic. Do we need to worry about this at any of the scare zones or haunted venues?

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Oct 15, 2018 at 3 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Griffin!

The scare zones are out in the open, so no need to worry there. However, most of the walkways in the haunted houses are quite tight. Depending on the severity of your claustrophobia, this might not be for you ... but it is an AMAZING event.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 11, 2018 at 6:03 a.m. andrea Says...

Hey im going to HHN in orlando and i wanna take my long champ backpack.. i dont know if i can or if its too big.. its pretty small but if you dont know you can google and please let me know thanks:)!

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Oct 12, 2018 at 10:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrea!

We have brought in a standard size backpack to hold our camera, water bottle and other goods and had no problems. As long as it's not oversized, you should be fine!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 9, 2018 at 12:14 a.m. David Says...

Universal’s Halloween Horror Night has always been my go to Halloween attraction. I’ve been able to put up with the crowds, but this year is different. I I purchased tickets for 2 different nights because I was going with my friends that always go and another night with a group of friends that have never gone. This year the crowd was completely different than other year. They are selling alcohol this year. There are a lot of drunk people bumping into you, being rude and basically ruining the night. My new friends enjoyed the mazes but won’t come back because of the drunks. I think we will stick with Knott’s from now on.

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Oct 24, 2019 at 10:22 p.m. Karla Says...

You're not wrong to get bothered by people being belligerent and knocking into you. I drink too, and plan to while I'm there. But I also plan to be respectful to other people. You could always tell an employee if someone is being overtly agressive or hurting you.

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Oct 16, 2019 at 8:49 p.m. Mallory Says...

They sell alcohol at Knotts Scary Farm as well, at many more locations than Universal -- And you can walk anywhere in the park with it, sooo.... maybe you should just stay home. ;)

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Oct 5, 2018 at 5:18 p.m. HorrorQueen Says...

How can I purchase the Halloween horror nights unlimited express pass on the website

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Oct 9, 2018 at 8:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Unlimited Express is not an option for the party - the Express tickets include Express entry once per house.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 4, 2018 at 10:24 a.m. Leissa Says...

Hi, we are travelling from Australia and hope to get the day night tickets. I was just wondering if there is a taxi rank at universal that would be open at closing to get us back to Anaheim as we have absolutely no idea of LA’s public transport system especially at midnight. Thanks.

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Oct 4, 2018 at 11:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leissa!

There are two taxi stands at Universal Studios Hollywood, and Uber or Lyft are always good options as well!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 3, 2018 at 10:23 a.m. adriana Says...

if i brought my ticket online for HHN but soneone else ordered them for me. will i still be able to get my ticket ? they will not be going with me nor dropping me off.

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Oct 4, 2018 at 5:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Adriana!

Hmmm - try reaching out to Universal at 866-258-6546. In our experience, the credit card or ID of the person who purchased the tickets is required to pick them up.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 3, 2018 at 5:05 a.m. Brittany Says...

Hello!

I’m thinking about getting my girlfriend and I the RIP tickets. Do you think they are worth it? I went last year with general admission ticket and I vowed this year to get an express pass at the very least this year.

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Oct 4, 2018 at 5:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brittany!

OMG - So worth it! We leapin' LOVE this tour! And this is one of our favorite years of HHN so far :) Enjoy ... your girlfriend will love it!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2018 at 7:53 p.m. Andrea Says...

Hi there, I won’t be attending horror nights and was wondering for people with regular entrance, does the park close early and we have to leave early? Or is horror nights a specific area in which we won’t have access to and can stay in the park as usual? Thank you!

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Oct 4, 2018 at 4:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrea!

Yes, the park closes earlier for "regular" daytime guests on nights that HHN is taking place.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2018 at 5:42 a.m. Priscilla Says...

Are you allowed to bring a backpack to horror nights?

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Oct 4, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Priscilla!

Yes, you are.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 30, 2018 at 1:29 a.m. julie Says...

how long does it take to get thru the HHN event?

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Oct 4, 2018 at 5:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julie!

That can vary based on when you arrive, how many mazes or rides you do or if you have Universal Express. Without Universal Express and early entry, you can be there the entire time and not do it all. With Universal Express and Early Entry, you can complete all the mazes, Terror Tram, and Jabbawockeez show in about 6 hours at a relaxing pace. Add an hour if you go on rides. Utilizing the 5 p.m. early entry is key to getting the most done because you can access five mazes in that time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 30, 2018 at 1:29 a.m. Julie Says...

I want to plan to go with the combo day/night ticket but entry isn't until 2pm. can we get thru the whole theme park by 7pm when HHN begins?

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Oct 1, 2018 at 11:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julie!

You likely will not be able to accomplish everything, so we would recommend making a list of your top priorities!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 28, 2018 at 3:50 p.m. Ms Peacock with the Candlestick Says...

So even 2pm early entry hhn tickets will be banned from Harry Potter? Did I read that right? If so, is that the only restriction for those tickets?

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Oct 4, 2018 at 5 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

The 2 p.m. ticket is a day and night combo ticket, so Wizarding World is included. The people who enter early at 5 p.m. with HHN tickets cannot access the Wizarding World because they do not have a daytime ticket. Your wristband allows you access to the Lower Lot.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 28, 2018 at 1:10 a.m. Danielle Says...

Thanks for this awesome post! I called Universal to confirm the early entry however they stated this year its only 30 minutes prior to opening. Is this true?

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Oct 4, 2018 at 4:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Danielle!

Early entry started at 5 p.m. when we visited, 2 hours ahead of opening time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2018 at 4:41 p.m. Adam B Says...

Hi Mommy Frog,

We wanted to buy the 2 park 2 day pass (Universal + Islands of Adventure) but just realised horror night isn't included.

The day + Night ticket might work, but is there a ticket that does Day at Islands of Adventure and day + night Universal.

Seems like there is other option available, but difficult to find.

Any Ideas on best way to do this?

Thanks!

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Oct 4, 2018 at 5:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Adam!

Looks like you're inquiring about Universal Orlando Resort. We would recommend checking out our discounted park tickets, and then hopping over to the Halloween Horror Nights site for those tickets :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 26, 2018 at 9:33 p.m. Geraldine Mejia Says...

I bought a ticket for this Friday but I get out of work @ 7. Is there a specific time they close the gates?

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Sep 27, 2018 at 1:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Nope, you can arrive anytime! However, there is no re-entry.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 26, 2018 at 8:16 a.m. Adriana q Says...

Hi!

My boyfriend and I are going to go to universal studios next Friday, I bought universal express unlimited passes ( not for hhn) are we allowed to enter to the mazes that open early? Just curious ???? thanks!

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Sep 27, 2018 at 6:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Adriana!

You are not permitted to enter any of the houses without valid Halloween Horror Nights admission.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 25, 2018 at 1:12 a.m. Adriana q Says...

Hi!

My boyfriend and I are going to go to universal studios next Friday, I bought universal express unlimited passes ( not for hhn) are we allowed to enter to the mazes that open early? until what time can we stay in the park?

Just curious ???? thanks!

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Sep 25, 2018 at 11:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Adriana!

The park closes for regular park guests at 5 p.m. and you will not be permitted to enter any houses. The good news is that you can hop on over to Islands of Adventure if you have a park hopper ticket, or enjoy CityWalk :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 25, 2018 at 12:20 a.m. Jonthan Says...

Can gopros be brought in.

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Sep 25, 2018 at 11:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

GoPros can be brought into the event, but not into the houses.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2018 at 5:58 a.m. Giselle Says...

Do I need to take an ID if I purchase tickets online to pick up at the entrance even though somebody else purchased the ticket for me .

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Sep 25, 2018 at 10:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Giselle!

The credit card used to purchase the tickets is usually asked for to verify the purchase.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 22, 2018 at 9:01 p.m. James Says...

We have 4pm early entry will the mazes be open at that time.

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Sep 27, 2018 at 6:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi James!

The mazes will not open until Halloween Horror Nights starts at 7 p.m., and sometimes you may be let in early (if you have a HHN ticket!) once the park closes for regular guests at 6 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 21, 2018 at 7:42 p.m. Gina Says...

I will go to the event tomorrow, is it really scare? Im 38 jaja my son wants to go he is 15, but im a little scare, the moster touch the people? Or just is to see, i went to the walking dead and it was ok, if all is that way ill be ok but. im kind of nervous jeje

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Sep 21, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gina!

Oh, boy! The monsters will not touch you (they're not allowed, we promise!) and it is a really fun event. Don't be nervous!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 19, 2018 at 8:22 p.m. Lisa Says...

Thanks for the great article. It will really help me plan my evening at HHN. I was wondering if the Terror Tram does a round trip or if it drops you off at a different location?

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Sep 20, 2018 at 8:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

It is round trip from start to finish, but for the walking portion, it drops you off in one spot and you walk to the next pickup spot. Then that tram takes you back to the loading area. We hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2018 at 10:58 p.m. Quinn Heinrich Says...

Does anyone know what the light up ears/headbands look like this year? Last year they were cat ears and the year before that, devil horns.

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Sep 20, 2018 at 7:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Quinn!

Great question. We saw both being sold this year :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 16, 2018 at 5:52 a.m. Staicia Says...

Are we allowed to bring bottled water into the event? If not, is an empty collapsable water bottle allowed?

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Sep 17, 2018 at 3:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Any disposable beverages (a bottle of Coke, a bottle of water, etc.) must be sealed upon arrival. Empty, reusable water bottles are allowed in. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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