We drove from San Diego, grabbed a meal at The Anaheim Packing District and checked in at The Hollywood Hotel. The rooms and bathrooms were outdated, but the front desk staff was very nice and the free breakfast buffet was better than I expected.
We decided after our extraordinary visit that Halloween Horror Night is our new Halloween tradition.
Universal Studios Halloween Horror Night
100 Universal Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Tip: Buy the Front of the Line Passes which cost $139-$159. They are worth it. We waited no more than 10 minutes in each line (some of the line waits were over an hour) and were able to go through all the attractions. With the pass, going through the attractions and having dinner took about 6 1/2 hours