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

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

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

Can we bring backpacks in?

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

Hi Bianca,

Yes, you may bring a backpack.

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

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

Hi Brittany,

General Parking at Universal Studios Hollywood is $25.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can someone else use that extra ticket??

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

Hi Jasmin,

Yes, they may use the ticket.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Looby,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Mo,

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

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

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

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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Jul 17, 2018 at 8:46 p.m. Starsha Says...

Good to know! Thanks

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

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

Hi Sandra,

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

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Sep 16, 2017 at 4 p.m. Nicole Says...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sep 12, 2017 at 11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gisselle,

You may leave at any time during the event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Jennie,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sounds like a Screamin' good time

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

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

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

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

Hi Jackie,

Front of the Line Passes are now available!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks

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

Are we allowed to bring in empty water bottles?

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

Hi Lisa,

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

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

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

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

Hi Karina,

Yes, you can.

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Rayana,

Yes, as long as it is empty.

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

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

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

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

Hi Adrian,

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

Keep hopping!

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

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

Hi Shana,

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

Keep hopping!

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

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

Do you need your id with the ticket?

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

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

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

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

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

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/

Keep hopping!

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