With fall finally upon us, my thoughts start going to Halloween. As a huge fan of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, I decided to give some love to Universal’s festivities and attend Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Hollywood last year. While all parties are canceled for 2020, this is a great time to start thinking about next year!

First of all, if you think you are going to a light event like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, this is not the atmosphere at all! Once you walk through the gates, prepare to be chased with chainsaws and basically scared out of your mind. You think you can go into a souvenir shop for a break, but no! They chase you in there too! The scare actors do a wonderful job of startling you all the way through the park. The only good news for me, and what I kept repeating to myself the whole night is “they can’t touch you.”

Once you get past the freak show, it’s time to start visiting houses. There were a total of 10 haunted houses that ranged from mild to heart attack. My strategy was to walk quickly and stay as close to the person in front of me as possible! The houses included Stranger Things, Holidayz in Hell, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, The Walking Dead, Ghostbusters, Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Creepshow, Us, House of 1000 Corpses, and the Curse of Pandora’s Box. As a lightweight, the obvious favorite for me here was Ghostbusters.

My absolute favorite part of Halloween Horror Nights was the performance of the Jabbawockeez. This hip hop crew is phenomenal and I couldn’t believe I got to see them live at Universal. This show made up for what was otherwise fairly traumatic for me!

Halloween Horror Nights is definitely a can’t miss event for guests who love all things scary and want to feel like they are in their own horror movie. While Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is more my speed, I did have a great time and screamed and giggled the whole night. For more information, or to start planning your own trip for 2021, reach out to your Me and The Mouse travel specialist.