Halloween Horror Nights is a scary event held at Universal Studios theme parks, usually from mid-September to November 1. The event features haunted houses, scare zones and live entertainment designed to provide guests with a horrifying experience.
Halloween Horror Nights are scheduled for certain nights through the duration, usually from Wednesday through Sunday. The scary portion begins at 6:30 p.m. The park is open during the day as usual. Guests need a special ticket to remain in the park for the Halloween Horror Nights portion.
Costumed characters fill the park during the event. The characters are all scary with their costumes, props and actions. The point is to frighten guests, so Halloween Horror Nights is recommended for guests 13 and up.
The event features indoor haunted houses throughout the park, which may require a wait to enter. Outdoor scare zones are areas of the park with lots of costumed characters trying to spook visitors. Some of the normal rides also operate during Halloween Horror Nights, with an emphasis on thrilling rides and attractions.
The event is a popular Halloween activity, with many nights selling out in advance. Universal Studios sells the special Halloween Horror Nights tickets for specific nights on halloweenhorrornights.com. If the event doesn't sell out on a particular day, Universal Studios sells tickets at the gate.