This Year to Be Scarier at Halloween Horror Nights

Every year, Universal Studios in both Hollywood and Orlando deck the park in Halloween finery. This year, they promise to have “new haunted houses, more intense scare zones, and hundreds of gruesome creatures” to great you throughout the park.

Halloween Horror Nights will begin at the end of September and take place each weekend through the end of October, and is a specially ticketed event. Daytime ticket holders can not use their tickets to gain entrance to the event. Not all regular rides will be open, and no costumes, makeup or masks are allowed. (Seems odd to me, but they promise to turn away any guests arriving in costume.)

“RIP” tours are also available. For more information, visit

Remember, this event may be too scary or intense for small children, so use parental discretion.

What: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios
Where: Both locations in Hollywood, Calif., and Orlando, Fla.
When: September 29, 30; October 6-8, 11-15, 19-22, 26-29 & 31
Hours: 6:30pm-2am on October 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28.
All other nights: 6:30pm – midnight
Cost: $59.95 + tax

UPDATE (8/21/06):
I just found out that Halloween Horror nights will include some additions to the tram ride. Guests will be allowed to exit the tram and participate in planned interactive experiences. The famed Psycho House will be a part of the backlot tour, as well.

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.