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Who's excited for the return of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios?

Evie M.

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It's not even past June yet and of course, I'm already thinking about Halloween and all the events that sadly had to be canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. If you are a fan of the blockbuster event held each year in the fall until the end of the Halloween season, you might have been one of the many fans that were crushed to read the official announcement from Universal Studios Hollywood released by NBC4 News on July 24, 2020, about the closure of the event in the wake of the pandemic.

Universal Studios Hollywood was not alone in this decision as Disney, Six Flags, Knott's Berry Farm, the Queen Mary, and many other theme parks around the county shut down operations with promises of coming back with unforgettable events this year (2021).

And of course, it looks like Universal Studios Hollywood isn't going to disappoint. If you've never been to Halloween Horror Nights, it is one heck of a ride. I myself performed there for several years and have been dying to go back for a visit or to work because it is an experience you won't want to miss.

Halloween Horror Nights started back in 1991 at Universal Studios Orlando and was originally known as "Fright Nights". The event has grown into a fan favorite every year at Halloweentime and scare actors have the pleasure of scaring countless guests each season.

People wait anxiously all year to find out what mazes and theme the event will take on, with different mazes and Scare Zone announcements dropped as September (the start of HHN) grows closer. Universal Studios Hollywood has kept with the tradition this year and started dropping hints, though at this point in the game a lot of it is rumors, though an unofficial "Speculation Map" of this year's event layout has been drafted. What has Horror Nights fans wondering is the apparent lack of Scare Zones and shows.


Still, it is far too early in the year to tell what is going to happen at Universal Studios Hollywood for Horror Nights 2021. All we can do is be glad it's coming back! If you are planning to go to Universal Studios Hollywood for Horror Nights this year, get your tickets fast and make sure to get to the park, located at 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608, early. Also, if you can afford any premium tickets (that in past years could climb to over $300), I say get them as I'm certain the lines will be outrageous.

The expected event dates are not yet posted by Universal Studios--not much info is. But HHN generally from September 13 through November 3rd.

What mazes do you think will be at Horror Nights this year? Are you planning to go to HHN?



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