Today marks the last day of the Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Singapore (31st of October 2016 – 2AM, 1st of November 2016). On its 6th consecutive year, the Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights is an opportunity for tourists and even locals to visit the theme park technically from morning ’til dawn of the following day.
It usually starts from select dates in early September and usually ends on the last day of October (Universal Studios in different parts of the world might extend ’til first week of November. This year, Universal Studios HHN in Orlando, Hollywood and Osaka will close on 5th / 6th of November).
The admission to the Halloween Horror Night (HHN) is separate from the regular theme park rates. If you want a full day schedule at the Universal Studios, make sure you get two tickets, one for the daytime and the other for HHN. The whole experience was tiring but yeah it’s worth it.
It’s as if you own the entire theme park if you visit Universal Studios during the day with the HHN by night time. Prior to the visit, I have already anticipated long queue to the attractions but I’m surprised to discover the average waiting time on queue is… wait for it… 15 minutes.
Not bad right? would you imagine I have tried the famous Transformers ride for two consecutive times during the day? they said the average waiting time on a regular day at this ride in USS is around 1 hour at minimum but heck yeah I wondered too.
But wait ’til the evening. The Halloween Horror Nights start at around 7PM ’til 2AM. Majority of the rides are open except they are horror theme by night. Keep in mind that the volume of the people headed for the theme park is immense. For my experience, it doubles up by night time. If not, even more.
The queue on a HHN attraction is at 2 hours or more and you might find it really bad if you haven’t bought your patience with you. We have queued for the Cylon ride (a non-HHN attraction) for about 3 hours and the waiting game is beyond insanity.
Well then, the Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights is a great opportunity if you have dreamed of being locked out in a theme park and ride a roller coaster by midnight. Despite a long day spent at the Universal Studios, the adrenaline will surely keep you wide awake.
I do hope to experience HHN in different parts of the world too next time. I’ve heard they do have special themes depending on location. Universal Studios Orlando next year maybe yeah?