Universal Studios is the only So Cal Halloween event that takes place on a working studio lot. The location not only provides authentic Hollywood studio-quality experiences for those who dare to enter– but it’s also attracting true Hollywood talent, like a very scared Matthew Morrison from Glee, pictured above.

During Halloween Horror Nights 2011, Universal’s most popular rides and attractions are open to guests, including, “Jurassic Park In The Dark,” “The Simpsons Ride,” and “Revenge of the Mummy—The Ride.” This year, Universal Studios presents: six mazes, five terror-filled “Scare Zones”, roaming Scare-Actors, shows and the fan favorite “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure.” To top it all off, there is a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” backlot studio experience, which allows guests the unique chance to walk through the studio’s historic movie sets.

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What you need to know before you go: Halloween Horror Nights is for mature audiences only and is recommended for those over 13 years of age. Costumes and masks are not allowed. Traffic is scary close to the start of “Halloween Horror Nights”, so get there early and take advantage of discounts at Citywalk venues when you show your HHN ticket.

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Hours:
October 21 – 23, 27 – 31: 7:00 PM until park closes. Check website for details.

Prices:
Ticket prices vary; advance purchase online tickets for as low as $42 per person. Be sure to investigate the Front of Line ticket option that gives you priority entry at each maze and park attraction. For those wishing the ultimate Halloween at Universal, buy tickets for the Vampire-Inspired “VIP Lounge.” Advance purchase is a crafty move as some of the nights will sell out.

Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
1-800-UNIVERSAL
Tickets and More Info

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Elizabeth Peterson is out in her favorite haunts this time of year. When she returns, you can find her on her personal blog: Traded My BMW For a Minivan, and on Twitter.