The Exorcist and The Curse of Pandora's Box are returning to Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights, the park announced today.
Tickets also are now on sale for the annual Halloween event, which missed last year due to the pandemic. Today's announcement brings the number of mazes revealed for this year's event up to five, with two original concepts joining three IP mazes.
In the IP side, The Exorcist played at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando in 2016, while the original concept The Curse of Pandora's Box ran in Hollywood in 2019. Here is a look back at that maze.
Other mazes named for the Universal Studios Hollywood event include The Haunting of Hill House, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives.
Halloween Horror Nights runs Thursdays through Sundays, starting September 9 and continuing through October 31. The event starts at 7pm each night, with early admission beginning at 6pm.
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Honestly with the nature of this event being often in dark and crowded spaces, alcohol now being served here, I would 100% be behind only vaccinated attendees present. I don't want to do HHN for hours with masks on and I realize social distancing in these lines, on the trams, escalators, and indoor restaurants is now gone. I don't want to pay oodles for tickets, parking and what not to worry about CV nor do I want to be wearing a mask for hours on end on what is supposed to be a fun/ scary night. I get daytime operations at Universal Hollywood not requiring proof of vaccination, but honestly at this, I would welcome it!
If you can afford to pay the extra $100 for the express pass — I highly recommend it. That's true every year at Horror Nights, but /particularly/ true this year given the concerns both of the above commenters expressed. It's also absolutely worth going on a Thursday night in September to try to avoid the massive crowds that have come to dominate the event.
Arrive early, go on a less popular night and buy the express pass if you're able. It's absolutely a shame that you have to plan around others but ... well, y'all are used to that if you're regulars on this site. Get vaccinated, plan ahead, stay safe. I bought my tickets for the 17th and am looking forward to it, but can absolutely understand the trepidation of anyone wanting to wait until next year.
One of the perks of working at USH is that I get to go to the Team Member Preview night and hit all the mazes with no problem. Hell, since it’s just TMs and their plus 1s while no alcohol is being served, it’s the best night to go.
Isn't it wonderful that, during a freakin' pandemic, lots of people are still dead set against being vaccinated? How great that these fools are holding everyone back, and slowing down the process of getting us out of this mess?
I did the Exorcist maze at USH in 2016, and it was excellent. But the best one that night was Texas Chainsaw.
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While I’m looking forward to HHN, I feel that with the rising COVID cases in LA county and state as a whole, they might be shutting down the park again(A lot of my managers are being worried that this might be a possibility if people don’t get their act together and get vaccinated).
I really wish USH went back to checking proof of vaccinations before entering the park like they did with out of state visitors before June 15th(It was fun seeing guests being turned away for not being vaccinated and failing to convince TMs with forged vaccination cards).