It's spooky season! That means that Universal Studio Halloween Horror Nights is back! For the 2023 season, Universal Studios Hollywood is rolling out eight terrifying haunted houses inspired by the biggest horror flicks of all time! The Terror Tram is also coming back this year to give park visitors a terrifying after-dark version of the Universal lot tour that's complete with ghoulish actors lurching from the shadows. Here's what you need to know if you're planning to hunt for chills and thrills at Universal this fall!
The bone-chilling lineup of haunted houses for Halloween Horror Nights 2023 is inspired by some of the biggest new and vintage horror hits! The experience that many fans will be lining up for is the Stranger Things 4 haunted house. Band together with your squad to resist the curse of Venca during a haunted jaunt that celebrates the scariest season of the hit series yet! This haunted house takes you into the middle of a gruesome showdown in the blood-red Mind Lair. Another highly anticipated exhibit at this year's terror fest is the Last of Us haunted house. Enter a haunting world where you'll walk in the footsteps of Ellie and Joel with your lips sealed shut to avoid the wrath of stalkers and clickers.
Universal hasn't forgotten about the classics this year! While there's lots of buzz over the fact that this year's haunted event will bring to life scenes from two of the biggest horror shows on television at the moment, this year's haunted fest will also feature attractions celebrating some beloved vintage horror flicks. The remaining haunted houses are The Exorcist: Believer, Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count, Universal Monsters: Unmasked, and Evil Dead Rise.
The Terror Tram is also expected to be a big draw this year. With Larry Larva as your tour guide, you'll be swarmed with multi-legged horrors that have been created to exterminate humans using a new killer pesticide. The highlight of the experience is a walk-through tour of the Jupiter's Claim set from Jordan Peele's "NOPE."
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood runs on select nights from Sept. 7 through Oct. 31. Events begin at 7 p.m. nightly. There are many different ticket tiers for visitors looking for general admission, early access, VIP experiences, and passes that combine a daytime visit with this after-dark event. It's important to know that the thrills may be too intense for younger children. For this reason, Halloween Horror Nights is not recommended for children under age 13. Universal also asks that you please leave all costumes and masks at home!
You do not want to miss these Halloween horrors if you're looking for things to do in Hollywood this fall! Of course, the last thing you want to encounter is a scary parking situation that leaves you without a convenient place to park your car during your upcoming vacation. Luckily, you can avoid screaming over monster prices by simply taking advantage of affordable and easy Hollywood Hotel parking options!