Pee Your Pants Universal Style
Universal Studios is well-known for its assortment of intricate makeup and eye-opening technology. Now combine those claims to fame with the natural fun of Halloween, and Universal's Halloween festivities are only all the more entrancing and frightening to be a part of.
From Friday, Sept. 23 to Monday, Oct. 31, creatures of all kinds will take over the celebrated studios. Though the outcome's always entertaining, it's the moments in between major "scenes" you have to watch out for. A monster lurks in every corner.
Universal has five scare zones this year. “Scream” is filled with infinite Ghostfaces—which one is real? “Zombieville” allows you to step into a decayed world where nothing is meant to stay alive. “The Reapers” takes you to a land where The Grim Reaper plays God in every sense of the word. “Klownz” is home to circus rejects that are ready to take their anger out on anyone who steps in their way. “Freakz” is naturally a freak show, where the performers have acquired a taste for human flesh—and you’re next!
Universal has also constructed six mazes this year, five of which are brand new, with only one returning veteran. “Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses” is back by popular demand. The maze offers its guests 3-D Zomebievision to heighten the attraction's colors and draw guests right into all the traps. “La Llorona” is the upsetting Latin American folk tale come to life, as well as Universal's first maze with a female villain. “The Wolfman” may present a traditional plot, but the production design's life-like appearance will make your body hairs rise in compliance. “Alice Cooper’s Welcome to My Nightmare,” meanwhile, allows you to enter the rock legend’s twisted mind. “Eli Roth’s Hostel” has a big name, and takes you right to Europe with the paranoia of never coming out in one piece. “The Thing” is the final addition, inspired by the movie of the same name currently out in theaters.
As if all that were not enough scary fun, there are three timeless theme rides running this year: "Revenge of the Mummy," "Jurassic Park in the Dark," and "The Simpsons."
You're not even safe on the tram. Why? The Terror Tram has taken over the backlots. Guests are taken on a tram ride that suddenly goes awry when the Ghostface Killer makes a cameo appearance. You are then set to make your own ride.
Universal Studios has all the right to take pride in their Halloween Horror Nights. With makeup, costumes, and actors as such—there isn’t any room left to question reality.