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Heading Back In Time to Universal Studios' First Halloween Horror Nights

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | October 15, 2015

Heading Back In Time to Universal Studios' First Halloween Horror Nights

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It’s Halloween time, which means many of you will be headed out to theme parks and haunted mansions to get your fright fill. One of the more beloved attractions continues to be Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights.

In our weekly review of nostalgic travel, we take a brief glimpse back at this seasonal scare that attracts many to four locations: Universal Studios Florida, Hollywood, Singapore and Japan.

Back in 1991, the theme park was just getting started with the seasonal theme. Thankfully, we get a glimpse of what that looked like with this 1991 commercial that includes park footage:

If you are more a connoisseur of the late 90s, there is this frightening commercial that is purportedly ripped from 1997:

As Wikipedia reminds, the original event, dubbed “Fright Nights,” had just one haunted house and no scare zones, items that are now a major portion of Halloween Horror Nights (the name Universal Studios went to in 1992).

Now we get something that looks like this:

Enter the fray if you dare.

As you can see from the above, visitors get a far more immersive and, well, terrifying adventure around the park.

This year Universal Studios brings fans mazes such as Halloween, The Walking Dead and This is the End.

Now you get to walk around and ponder on how far this theme park has come. But don’t ponder too long; because chances are great someone is right behind you.


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