New Universal Studios Theme Park Celebrates The Best Holiday Year-Round

Universal Studios announced a new theme park in Las Vegas that will be themed around the fan-favorite Halloween Nights of Horror annual event.

By TeeJay Small | Published

Michael Meyers in Halloween Kills, a Universal Studios film

Universal Studios is gearing up to bring Halloween Horror Nights year round! According to a report from Deadline, Universal Parks and Resorts has a host of big plans coming through the pipeline, including a Halloween horror themed entertainment experience in Las Vegas, Nevada. Halloween Horror Nights have been an incredibly popular staple of the parks in Los Angeles, Orlando, and Singapore every year in October, so it makes sense that the company would capitalize off the fan favorite holiday experience.

The new permanent installation of Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights in Las Vegas will feature immersive horror experiences, special seasonal events for year round visits, unique merchandise, and specialty bars and restaurants for all the horror fans who dare to visit. The President of New Ventures for Universal Parks and Resorts, Page Thompson, released a statement explaining that the Vegas installation would serve as a permanent home for Universal’s scariest fright fest, calling the location perfect for such a unique concept.

Universal Halloween Horror Nights initially launched at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California back in October of 1997, and has since become a staple of the parks’ annual entertainment roster. With classic horror film franchises such as Frankenstein, The Mummy, Dracula, and the Invisible Man, Universal is the perfect home for all things spooky. Universal currently has a host of Dark Universe films slated for production after previously scrapping the connected cinematic universe following the Tom Cruise led The Mummy in 2017.

With a host of other modern horror thrillers within their catalogue such as Halloween Ends, and M. Night Shyamalan‘s Old, it appears as though Universal Halloween Horror Nights will have no shortage of spooky material for years to come. Most recently, the film M3GAN has stormed the box office, earning more than $54 million worldwide in under one week.

M3GAN, the latest Universal Studios horror hit

According to a statement from a Universal spokesperson regarding Halloween Horror Nights, the experience will be installed as an anchor tenant in a 20 acre expansion of AREA15, a gigantic mall off the Vegas strip. The AREA15 expansion is located a few blocks away from the strip on Rancho Drive. Perhaps this newfound scary space will serve as an explanation for other spooky occurrences in and around the Vegas strip, where unexplainable occurrences are said to happen.

In addition to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights installation, there are also plans in place to build a new family and children oriented park in Frisco, Texas, expanding into a new market for an audience a little too young for the major frights that will come with the Vegas experience. Universal is also preparing to launch their long awaited Super Nintendo World park at Universal Studios Hollywood, which promises to bring the mushroom kingdom to life with a real life Mario Kart course.

In the meantime, be sure to gather your friends and apply some sunscreen, because what happens in Vegas can be very frightening.