Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Halloween Horror Nights a separately ticketed event?
Yes, Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event; it is not included with regular theme park admission. In order to attend, you must purchase a ticket specifically for the event.

2. How can I purchase a ticket to attend the event?
When available, tickets can be purchased at hollywood.halloweenhorrornights.com.

3. Is this event appropriate for children?
This event may not be suitable for children because of its mature content. Halloween Horror Nights is intended to be a frightening event, so it may be too intense for some children. Additionally, some content may be inappropriate.

4. Is there an age restriction for this event?
Universal does not have an age restriction for their Halloween Horror Nights event.

5. What is included with my ticket?
Your Halloween Horror Nights ticket includes access to all mazes, shows, and scare zones at the Halloween Horror Nights event. Select special experiences, should they be available, may be an additional cost, however.

6. What time does the event start and end?
Halloween Horror Nights officially begins at 6:30 PM. Closing times will vary based on your visit. You can view the exact times for your visit on our Halloween Horror Nights planning guide under the “Event Dates” tab.

7. What will happen if it rains?
The event itself occurs rain or shine; however, it should be noted that the scare zones will not feature scare actors and outdoor shows may be canceled. Additionally, should flooding occur in any mazes, they may be closed indefinitely.

8. Can I dress up for the event?
Universal Studios Hollywood prohibits masks and costumes in the park.

9. Am I permitted to take photos and videos?
You are permitted to take photos and videos at the event, but you may not use flash photography in the mazes.

10. What is Universal Express?
Universal Express for Halloween Horror Nights is not to be confused with Universal Express for the daytime. Universal Express for Halloween Horror Nights is the event’s express line system. The pass allows guests to wait in a separate line at all mazes and open attractions for significantly shorter wait times.

11. Does Universal Studios Hollywood offer a dining experience for the event?
Universal Studios Hollywood does not have a special dining experience for the event.

12. What is a scareactor?
“Scareactor” is a term Universal uses for the characters and monsters at Halloween Horror Nights.

13. What is a scare zone?
Scare zones are the various themed environments located throughout the event. They differ from the mazes because they’re not enclosed. Rather, they use the park’s existing surroundings and add props to immerse guests into the horror theme. You’re free to roam around these areas whenever you like. Some scare zones may also feature brief shows or acts.

14. What attractions are open during the event?
During the event, some attractions are open for operation. Click/tap here to view which attractions are available.

15. How many nights does it take to experience all of Halloween Horror Nights?
If you’re visiting during a quiet night, it may be possible to visit all experiences in a single night. Otherwise, you may need at least two nights to see everything the event has to offer. Either way, we suggest visiting the event for a minimum of two nights. This is because the experiences at Halloween Horror Nights are different each year, so it’s best to get the most out of the event before it’s over.

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