Death Eaters to Roam Universal Studios Hollywood for the First Time Ever

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood will be overrun by followers of the Dark Lord for the first time as part of the theme park’s annual Halloween Horror Nights celebration. NBCUniversal, the parent company of Universal Parks & Resorts, announced today that attendees of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood would come across groups of Death Eaters roaming Hogsmeade village, looking to find others willing to show loyalty to Lord Voldemort’s cause.

 

 

For fans of spooky thrills, Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights is a tradition that “brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror inspired by TV and film’s most compelling horror properties.” In the past, Potter fans on the West Coast were left out of the spooky celebrations during the annual event, but the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando featured the masked Dark magic practitioners during previous Halloween events and Halloween Horror Nights.

The Death Eaters featured in the past in Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure have roamed the village taking photos with guests, dueling with attendees brave enough to face them, and creating an overall aura of spookiness that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter needed as part of the Halloween festivities. Shrouded in emerald smoke, the Dark Lord’s followers enter Islands of Adventure with a quick but spellbinding show of intimidation, magic, and fireworks. They also leave the village in a nail-biting scene of terror when they try to kidnap a Butterbeer Cart staff member – who bravely fights back and makes their escape through the Floo Network with the Death Eaters in tow. No word on if these scenes from the Orlando theme park will make their way to Universal Studios Hollywood, but we hope they do!

 

 

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood will be open during Halloween Horror Nights, which begins Thursday, September 8, and will run on select nights through Monday, October 31. For more information, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

Press Release

ALL-NEW EXPANDED “TERROR TRAM” FOR HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD

Universal City, Calif. (August 18, 2022) – This year’s iconic “Terror Tram” expands to include a cinematic twist on Jordan Peele’s blockbuster films in a crossover experience that reimagines Us, featuring [t]he Tethered, a revolutionary army of vengeful doppelgangers whose uprising invades the all-new Jupiter’s Claim set from the filmmaker’s latest pop nightmare, Nope, as part of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, which kicks off on Thursday, September 8.

The “Terror Tram” is unique to Universal Studios Hollywood, inviting guests to explore by foot parts of the famous movie studio backlot, home to some of the most notorious movie sets. Once guests disembark the Tram, the terror is unleashed. This year, the villainous Hollywood Harry unravels “Hollywood Harry’s Halloween,” a nightmarish spectacle with a demented cast of characters that winds past the iconic Psycho [h]ouse [and] then through Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds set. As guests make their way through a choreographed massacre at the Jupiter’s Claim set from Nope, they will encounter [t]he Tethered from Us in a frightening finale of epic proportions. After the success of the 2019 “Us” house, this experience will feature all-new choreography by conceptual artist and choreographer Madeline Hollander.

The madness continues with thrilling haunted house experiences. The full line-up follows:

  • “The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare” takes guests into the twisted mind of multi[-]award-winning artist [t]he Weeknd as they step into a surreal living nightmare filled with grotesque characters and themes inspired by his music and short films.
  • “Halloween” ventures back to where it all began in an eerily authentic haunted house that depicts the most chilling moments from the critically-acclaimed [sic] original film.
  • “The Horrors of Blumhouse” brings to life Blumhouse’s supernatural thriller The Black Phone and horror-comedy Freaky.
  • “Universal Monsters: Legends Collide” expands on the thrilling legacy from Universal Pictures as the most notorious horror icons, [t]he Wolf Man, Dracula and [t]he Mummy, come together for the first time ever in an epic battle.
  • MGM’s “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” traps guests in a frightening funhouse of murderous clown-like creatures.
  • “La Llorona: The Weeping Woman” features the legend of La Llorona, who comes to life to terrorize the living as she mourns the children she murdered.
  • “Scarecrow: The Reaping” finds that Mother Nature’s retribution against the homesteaders for their sins of the past will be carried out by the farmland’s scarecrows, who have remained mute witnesses – and are now guardians of destruction for anyone who crosses their path.
  • “Universal Horror Hotel” lives ups to its reputation as the original owner, who was executed years ago for his dastardly deeds, continues to haunt the place today – and guests must escape his vengeful spirit or risk becoming a permanent resident.
  • Award-winning hip-hop dance crew Jabbawockeez brings an all-new, high-energy show nightly to this year’s event, featuring their gravity-defying dance moves, special effects and pulse-pounding music.

All-new scare zones will taunt and torment guests as they navigate the darkness from one terrifying house to the next:

  • “El Pueblo del Terror” is an extension of “La Llorona: The Weeping Woman” as the horror continues once guests exit the haunted house and discover there is no escaping the frightening legend along with other supernatural characters from Latin America’s most frightening myths.
  • “Sideshow Slaughterhouse” turns New York Street into a battle zone as the performers and workers from a seedy carnival sideshow are on a murderous rampage.
  • “Clownsawz” features a demonic troop of clowns who band together to terrorize guests with chainsaws as they enter the park.

Guests also can revel at select theme park attractions open during the run of [the] event, including “Jurassic World—The Ride,” “Transformers™: The Ride-3D,” “Revenge of the Mummy—The Ride” and “The Simpsons Ride™.”

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” will also be open during Halloween Horror Nights, inviting guests to experience some of their favorite attractions, including “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™.” For the first time ever, Death Eaters™, a group of Voldemort’s most devoted followers, will roam Hogsmeade™ village, looking to find others willing to show loyalty to the Dark Lord’s cause.

Halloween Horror Nights tickets can be purchased online or at the Universal Studios Hollywood front gate, providing guests with Early Event Admission to select houses, beginning at 6 pm each night of the event (subject to change). Various ticket options are available for purchase; click here for more information, including terms and conditions:

  • R.I.P. Tour is a premium product, inviting guests to scare with a VIP treatment that includes an expert[-]guided tour of the event with exclusive experiences along the way.
  • Universal Express includes [a] one-time express to each haunted house, Terror Tram, ride and attraction. Express access is a separate line with a shorter wait time and does not apply to food and retail locations.
  • After 2 P.M. Day/Night
  • Popular passes: Frequent Fear Pass and Ultimate Fear Pass, which allow guests to experience the scares again and again.
  • General Admission

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror inspired by TV and film’s most compelling horror properties. The event begins on Thursday, September 8 at Universal Studios Hollywood with eight frightening haunted houses, and on Friday, September 2 at Universal Orlando Resort with 10 terrifying haunted houses. Both events will run select nights through Monday, October 31. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

 

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