With Halloween just around the corner, Universal Studios in Orlando and Hollywood have turned up the terror with their amazing movie- and TV show-themed attractions that are sure to bring bone-chilling frights to one and all!
You can catch all the blood, guts, and gore only at Universal Studios in Orlando (select dates through October 31) and Hollywood (select dates through November 5). Here’s the low-down on what you need to know …
Do tickets cost an arm and a leg?
No limbs required – ticket prices aren’t bad for all that you get …
Orlando: $104.99 (other options, deals, and packages available)
Hollywood: $89 at the gate (but there are numerous deals and discounts available if you check online)
What terrors await me?
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There’s lots of blood-curdling experiences to cover …
Universal Orlando offers 9 terrifying haunted houses, including ones themed on American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, and The Exorcist; 5 scare zones that’ll involve braving through areas infested with vampires, zombies and other creatures; 2 spooky live theatric shows, including Academy of Villains and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure; and The Repository, a virtual reality experience that guarantees bringing your worst nightmares to life.
Universal Hollywood features 6 mazes based on shows and movies such as American Horror Story, The Exorcist, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre; The Walking Dead Attraction, where you’re exposed to a landscape terrorized by horrifying walkers; the Terror Tram, where Eli Roth (director of The Hostel) takes you through the trail of carnage of a murderous clown; and 1 scare zone, based on the movie The Purge: Election Year.
What’s so scary about it?
Both Universal Studios focus on giving a terrifying treat to ALL your senses. You’ll probably feel the vomit spray from the possessed girl from The Exorcist, hear Leatherface’s chainsaw scarily close to you, and endure other spine-tingling noises and things breathe on you as you feel about in the dark.
What else do I have to know?
Watch out for the notorious long lines and waiting times. Doing the houses and mazes with a large number of people also puts you at risk of missing out on intended scares or surprising moments, so you might want to consider dishing out a bit extra for Express Passes or even see if you can do a small group tour.
Have you been to a Universal Studio Halloween Horror Night? Tell us about your horrifying experience in the comments!