The Halloween Horror Nights Experience

Photo by Logan Aguayo
Entrance to Universal Studios

With the Halloween season rapidly approaching, theme parks like Universal Studios set up a limited-time event for Halloween. Their purpose is to scare visitors as they go through mazes and scare zones.

At Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights there are eight mazes, three scare zones, and the terror tram. During the terror tram guests will ride a tram only to be dropped off and walk through a scare zone. After walking through, there is a pick-up area where another tram waits for guests to return them to the park.

The eight mazes available include La Llorona, Universal Horror Hotel, Halloween, Killer Klowns From Outer Space, The Weeknd After Hours Nightmare, Universal Monsters: Legends Collide, The Horrors of Blumhouse, and Scarecrow: The Reaping. 

Each maze consists of well-made props, well-built sets, and many scare actors dressed in makeup and costumes. This helps give guests the frightening experience of Halloween Horror Nights. 

After interviewing a guest, who wished to remain anonymous, about their overall experience at Horror Nights, they answered, “The acting is great inside all of the mazes I’ve been in so far. Some of the actors who aren’t hidden inside the maze are like a distraction until hidden scare actors come out. That gives you a good scare.” Visitors this year enjoyed their time at Halloween Horror Nights and have no problems buying another ticket for next year.