When a friend told me about her annual visit to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Night, I was curious. Universal Studios Halloween Horror Night includes 6 mazes (The Walking Dead, Insidious, Halloween, This Is The End, Crimson Peak , AVP), rides, a terror tram (Survive The Purge), scare zones and Jabbawockeez show. Being a Walking Dead fan, the thought of walking through a zombie filled maze screaming in horror is thrilling and got added to my bucket list. After all, my bucket list does not have to be limited to World Heritage Sites.
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 The rooms and bathrooms were outdated, but the front desk staff was very nice and the free breakfast buffet was better than I expected.
The evening was excellent! The costumes and props were incredible, the place was full but organized and the rides were visually creative and awesome. The scariest was the Halloween maze which felt like being trapped in a nightmare where Michael Myers is lurking in every corner ready to slash me. For 20 minutes, I felt like I was in the 80's Halloween movie, one of the first horror movies that I watched. It was frightening and ridiculously fun...and I screamed like a mad woman.
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