Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

See the Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. New mazes and scare zones for your Halloween terror. Halloween in Southern California wouldn’t be the same with Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. These horror filled nights are back again, and guaranteed to scare you. This is tentative, expected to be a special ticket evening event on select nights from mid September - October 31 2021

Updated July 25, 2021 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

2021 Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights should offer a variety of mazes and attractions. Here are some attractions from 2019:

Scream all you want as you are stuck in the mazes and adventures of:

Stranger Things


Universal Monsters: Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

Holidayz in Hell

The Walking Dead

Killer Klowns


1000 Corpses

Pandora's Box

Trick 'R Treat

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights are a night time event at Universal Studios Hollywood. Trust Hollywood to put on the most terrifying Halloween event in Los Angeles. Walk through the haunted attractions and intense scare zones. Watch out for roaming scare-actors. Enjoy the nightmare rides, shows and attractions all designed to scare you to death.

Check out the Throwback Thursdays for 10 new spine-chilling mazes and party like the 80's.

Ticket Prices Halloween Horror Nights

When is Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights? Approximately 25 days in September, October and sometimes early November. You can save money if you purchase your tickets in advance online for some nights.

These tickets will sell out so buy early. If you want the Front of the Line Universal Express pass, or a VIP Experience, these tickets are very limited so buy early.

The Day / Night Combo works if you arrive after 2 PM.

While the event officially starts at 7 PM, if you buy tickets online you can get in early at 5 PM and enjoy more terror with  shorter lines.

Single ticket prices cost $72 to $97 in prior years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which are the best nights to go?

The first nights in September are the best. Thursday and Sunday are also good nights to go to beat the lines. You can also pay extra and buy different passes, such as Universal Express where you get one-time express access to each maze, ride and seated show; or the After 2 PM Day/Night combo. Other packages available - see their website.

How old do you have to be?

This event is recommended for ages 13 and older only.

Can I wear a costume?

No, only Universal Studios actors may wear costumes.

Are the Universal Studios rides open during Halloween horror nights?

Some rides and attractions will remain open for the nighttime Halloween Horror Nights experience. Some rides are NOT open during the event. Check the website if this is important to you.

Do I have to buy both a regular daytime ticket and Halloween horror night ticket? Can I stay for Halloween horror night if I'm there during the day?

This event requires a separate ticket. You can purchase a day-night combo pass if you like and arrive after 2 PM and stay all night. If you have an annual pass you must still buy a ticket for Halloween horror night, but you will get a discount if you enter your annual pass bar code online.

Where can I get more information or buy tickets online?

Most of the tickets have discounts if you buy online, and some nights sell out. For more information about Universal Studios Halloween celebration see the official Universal Studios website at: www.halloweenhorrornights.com

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